Summer Live '09

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Summer Live '09
McCartney Citi Field 2009.jpg
Original Citi Field concerts ticket advertisement (before addition of 21 July concert)
Tour by Paul McCartney
Start date July 17, 2009 (2009-07-17)
End date August 19, 2009 (2009-08-19)
Shows 9
Box office US$$32 million ($35.18 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Paul McCartney concert chronology
Secret Tour
(2007)
Summer Live '09
(2009)
Good Evening Europe Tour
(2009)

The Summer Live '09 tour was the fourth North American concert tour of the 21st century by Paul McCartney. The tour began on July 17, 2009 in New York City and concluded on August 19, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. It visited 6 cities across North America earning $32 million from nine shows.

McCartney performed three nights at the new Citi Field in New York City on 17, 18 and 21 July 2009, replicating his role as a Beatle opening the newly opened Shea Stadium in 1965.[2] To promote the tour, McCartney appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on 15 July, and performed a seven song mini-concert atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater (although only two songs, "Get Back" and "Sing the Changes" were aired). Good Evening New York City, a live CD/DVD of the Citi Field concerts was released on 17 November 2009; furthermore, the Deluxe Edition contains the complete 7 song mini-concert.

Set list[edit]

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Jet
  3. Only Mama Knows
  4. Flaming Pie
  5. Got to Get You into My Life
  6. Let Me Roll It (with Foxy Lady ending)
  7. Highway
  8. All My Loving (played only in Halifax)
  9. The Long and Winding Road
  10. My Love
  11. Blackbird
  12. Here Today
  13. Dance Tonight
  14. Calico Skies
  15. Michelle (played only in Washington, in honour of Michelle Obama)
  16. It's So Easy (played only in Texas, as a tribute to Buddy Holly)
  17. Mrs. Vandebilt
  18. Eleanor Rigby
  19. Sing the Changes
  20. Band on the Run
  21. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  22. I'm Down (not played in Halifax)
  23. Something
  24. I've Got a Feeling
  25. Paperback Writer
  26. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance
  27. Let It Be
  28. Live and Let Die
  29. Hey Jude
    1st Encore:
  30. Day Tripper
  31. Lady Madonna
  32. I Saw Her Standing There (with Billy Joel on July 17 at Citi Field)
  33. Mull of Kintyre (played only in Halifax)[3]
    2nd Encore:
  34. Yesterday
  35. Helter Skelter
  36. Get Back
  37. Sgt. Pepper's/The End medley

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[4]
July 17, 2009 New York City United States Citi Field 109,541 / 109,541 $12,775,662
July 18, 2009
July 21, 2009
August 1, 2009 Landover FedEx Field N/A N/A
August 5, 2009 Boston Fenway Park 68,626 / 70,607 $7,926,798
August 6, 2009
August 15, 2009 Atlanta Piedmont Park 36,062 / 49,999 $3,517,564
August 17, 2009 Tulsa BOK Center 15,479 / 15,479 $2,648,659
August 19, 2009 Arlington Cowboys Stadium 35,903 / 35,903 $5,054,620
Total 265,611 / 281,529 (94%) $31,923,303

Tour band[edit]

  • Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin
  • Rusty Anderson: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Brian Ray: Backing Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens: Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Accordion, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr.: Backing Vocals, Drums, Percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "McCartney Plays First Concert Ever at Citi Field". ABC News. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney in Halifax - Some news about the set-list". 12 July 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Boxscore — Concert Grosses". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 121 (36): 10. September 12, 2009. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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