Paul McCartney stole the show on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York City to add to his list of great performances in the “Big Apple.” The 70-year-old, who turns 71 in a weeks time, played at Citi Field in 2009 and eventually played at Yankee Stadium in 2011 before taking the stage in Brooklyn this weekend.
The English musician channeled his infamous past during his 38-song set on Saturday, which included 26 Beatles’ songs to the delight of concertgoers. The set lasted over 2 1/2 hours, but the tour veteran never showed signs of slowing down as he continued on throughout the show.
His “Out There” tour is now in full affect as he will appear at the Barclays Center once again on Monday before moving on to Great Stage Park for the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on Friday. Seeing the Beatles’ star live is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as it’s hard to predict which hits he will perform and he’s always had room for a surprise or two during his sets.
Paul McCartney is no stranger to New York City as the Beatles were the first ever performance at Shea Stadium, the old home of the New York Mets, in 1965. The Beatles eventually broke-up in 1970, but the popular singer gained even more fame as a solo artist and he’s been on the road ever since.
The proclaimed “Beatles ambassador” is currently in his fifth tour since 2009. His “Out There” tour includes 17 shows that began in Brazil and will move to Europe before ending in Canada in August.
Here’s a video of McCartney opening with “Eight Days A Week” during her first-ever performance at the Barclays Center on Saturday.
The performance was classic, as expected, and it even included a light show throughout the priceless set. He received two encores before it all came to end and the show on Monday is expected to bring in a full house once again.
Do you have plans of seeing Paul McCartney during his “Out There” tour that runs through the summer?
[Image via Oli Gill]