Paul McCartney Performs Beatles Songs Solo For First Time In Fresno
by PAUL CASHMERE
APRIL 14, 2016
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Paul McCartney kicked off his One On One tour in Fresno, California and has played two Beatles classics for the very first time as a solo artist.
McCartney opened with ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and also played ‘Love Me Do’ solo for the first time as well.
One On One features a revised setlist with McCartney adding back in ‘Letting Go’ for the first time since 2013, I’ve Got A Feeling’ for the first time since 2012, ‘Here There and Everywhere’ for the first time since 2008 , ‘The Fool On The Hill’ for the first time since 2003 and for the first time since 2004 and first time ever live in America ‘You Won’t See Me’.
McCartney also performed his old pre-Beatles band The Quarrymen’s ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’ for the first time since 2005.
Paul McCartney setlist Fresno, April 13, 2016
A Hard Day’s Night (from A Hard Days Night, 1964)
Save Us (from New, 2013)
Can’t Buy Me Love (from A Hard Days Night, 1964)
Letting Go (from Venus and Mars, 1975)
Temporary Secretary (from McCartney II, 1980)
Let Me Roll It (from Band On The Run, 1973)
I’ve Got A Feeling (from Let It Be, 1970)
My Valentine (from Kisses On The Bottom, 2012)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (from Band On The Run, 1973)
Here There and Everywhere (from Revolver, 1966)
Maybe I’m Amazed (from McCartney, 1969)
We Can Work It Out (single 1965)
In Spite Of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me (from Rubber Soul, 1965)
Love Me Do (from Please Please Me, 1963)
And I Love Her (from A Hard Days Night, 1964)
Blackbird (from The Beatles, 1968)
Here Today (from Tug of War, 1982)
Queenie Eye (from New, 2013)
New (from New, 2013)
The Fool In The Hill (from Magical Mystery Tour, 1967)
Lady Madonna (single 1968)
FourFiveSeconds (single 2015)
Eleanor Rigby (from Revolver, 1966)
Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite
Something (from Abbey Road, 1969)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (from The Beatles, 1968)
Band On The Run (from Band On The Run, 1973)
Back In The USSR (from The Beatles, 1968)
Let It Be (from Let It Be, 1970)
Live and Let Die (single 1973)
Hey Jude (single 1968)
Yesterday (from Help, 1965)
Hi Hi Hi (single, 1972)
Birthday (from The Beatles, 1968)
Golden Slumbers (from Abbey Road, 1969)
Carry That Weight(from Abbey Road, 1969)
The End (from Abbey Road, 1969)
Paul McCartney’s next show is Friday April 15 in Portland, OR.
Paul McCartney kicks off his 'One on One' tour in Fresno
Apr 14, 2016
Former Beatle Paul McCartney brought his One on One tour to Fresno on Wednesday, April 13, for the opening concert and was greeted by an enthusiastic audience, many of whom came from as far away as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fresno is the only California stop on McCartney's world tour.
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Paul McCartney’s Fresno concert draws loyal fans for one more show
· Former Beatle opened his world tour at Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Wednesday
· Eager fans queued up in long lines around the building
BY RICK BENTLEY AND JOSHUA TEHEE
APRIL 14, 2016
Paul McCartney brought his One on One tour to Fresno on Wednesday for the opening concert, and fans from Los Angeles to San Francisco and across the Central Valley flocked to the Save Mart Center to hear him play.
Before the concert, people gathering in and around the Save Mart Center talked about why they came – many said they had seen him perform before and were eager to see him one more time. Fresno is the only California stop on the tour.
Fans waiting in line at the Save Mart Center join in a refrain of the Beatles "Hey Jude." Paul McCartney kicked off his "One on One" tour at the arena Wednesday night. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday was actually McCartney’s fourth trip to Fresno – he has done full rehearsals of the show, complete with pyrotechnics, nightly since Sunday. After each evening performance, he flew to his home in Southern California and then back the next day.
McCartney was so friendly to the Save Mart Center staff that officials eventually had to clear out the area – Sir Paul’s stopping to chat with everyone was throwing off the schedule.
Those who paid for the experience got to sit in early Wednesday for the final sound check.
Kim Kyle, 47, was one of those who paid for the $2,100 VIP experience that included admission to the pre-concert sound check. She drove from Napa on Wednesday.
Paul McCartney arrives at Save Mart Center in Fresno.mp4
Fans lined up for Paul McCartney's One on One concert at Fresno's Save Mart Center Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and a lucky few were able to see McCartney as he arrived for the concert.
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It is her 10th time seeing McCartney, dating back to a 1989 show in Los Angeles.
“I am a second-generation fan,” Kyle said. “Both my parents were big fans.”
Her investment nearly went awry when she left the holding area to go outside to buy a $40 T-shirt. Even with a ticket and proper wrist band, ushers weren’t letting Kyle back inside.
Finally, someone with authority let her back in. Later, she reported she sat five rows away from McCartney during the sound check.
Paul McCartney greets the crowd at the start of his “One on One” tour on Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center. SILVIA FLORES - email@example.com
Here are some other vignettes from the show:
▪ Larry and Donna Townsend of Oakhurst were among early arrivals for the concert. It was the sixth time they have seen McCartney, dating back to his first Wings Over America tour.
“I never thought we would get to see him again as our health is not that good,” said Larry Townsend, 62. “It’s a blessing the show is in our backyard.”
Both were excited to see the show, with Donna particularly hoping McCartney would perform “My Love.”
▪ Dorothy Jimenez of Fresno and her daughter, Alexis, were the first two in line, arriving three hours before the scheduled start of the show.
This is the first time for both to see McCartney.
Dorothy Jimenez tried to buy tickets the first day they went on sale, but they were sold out. So she paid a little extra for a pair through StubHub. Both said it was worth it.
▪ Nancy Guidance, 64, drove from San Francisco. She saw The Beatles twice, including their last show, in San Francisco.
She shared how she got McCartney’s autograph after his appearance on “The Daily Show” in December 2014.
“As he was leaving I yelled ‘Candlestick. ’66. I was there.’ And he came right over,” Guida said.
She has lost count of how many times she has seen McCartney perform.
▪ Robert Orry drove from Los Angeles to see the concert because he didn’t think McCartney would add other California dates. He said he has seen McCartney 23 times, starting with a show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles when he was 8.
▪ Security lines to get in were long, and then there were long lines to buy McCartney merchandise. Programs were $30.
Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1 Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee
Jennifer Dipasquale of Fresno holds a handmade sign while standing in line to see Paul McCartney perform at his One on One tour on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. SILVIA FLORES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph and Stephanie Thomas, both of Fresno, hold photos from their wedding a month ago where he wore an outfit similar to one Paul McCartney wore for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” while standing in line to see McCartney on Wednesday at the Save Mart Center. SILVIA FLORES - email@example.com
Joseph Thomas, left, and his wife, Stephanie Thomas, both of Fresno, kiss while waiting in line to see Paul McCartney perform on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. SILVIA FLORES firstname.lastname@example.org
Luz Ruedas of Beaumont, left, and Ashley Ruedas of San Bernardino stand in line to see Paul McCartney perform at his One on One tour on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. SILVIA FLORES - email@example.com
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