The 'US' Tour

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The 'US' Tour
The US Tour.jpg
Tour by Paul McCartney
Associated album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Start date 16 September 2005
End date 30 November 2005
Legs 1
Shows 37 in North America
37 in total
Paul McCartney concert chronology
2004 Summer Tour
(2004)
The 'US' Tour
(2005)
Secret Tour
(2007)

The US Tour was Paul McCartney's third North American concert tour of the 21st century. This was in promotion of 2005's Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. Rusty Anderson, Brian Ray, Paul "Wix" Wickens, and Abe Laboriel Jr. returned as the backing band, the first to fully remain intact for more than one solo McCartney tour, following the previous year's summer jaunt in the UK. McCartney's then-wife Heather Mills and their daughter, Beatrice, accompanied him on the tour and were in the audience every night.

On 12 November 2005 in Anaheim, California, two songs and some dialogue from the concert were broadcast to the International Space Station and astronauts Valeri Tokarev and Bill McArthur.[1] The songs played were The Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" and McCartney's "English Tea", a song from his Chaos and Creation in the Backyard album.

'US' refers to us and the U.S.

No official audio release chronicling this tour materialised, though a TV special and subsequent DVD The Space Within US, aired on the A&E Network. Lexus and Fidelity Investments were major sponsors of the tour.

Remixes of Twin Freaks tracks played by DJ Freelance Hellraiser and a short film opened each show.

The band[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
16 September 2005 Miami, Florida United States American Airlines Arena[2][3][4]
17 September 2005 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum
20 September 2005 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena
22 September 2005 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
23 September 2005
26 September 2005 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
27 September 2005
30 September 2005 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
1 October 2005
4 October 2005
5 October 2005
8 October 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
10 October 2005 Toronto, Ontario Canada Air Canada Centre
14 October 2005 Auburn Hills, Michigan United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
15 October 2005
18 October 2005 Chicago, Illinois United Center
19 October 2005
22 October 2005 Columbus, Ohio Value City Arena
23 October 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
26 October 2005 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
27 October 2005 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
30 October 2005 Omaha, Nebraska Qwest Center
1 November 2005 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
3 November 2005 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
4 November 2005 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden
7 November 2005 San Jose, California HP Pavilion
8 November 2005
11 November 2005 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond
12 November 2005
16 November 2005 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
19 November 2005 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
20 November 2005 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
23 November 2005 Glendale, Arizona Glendale Arena
25 November 2005 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
26 November 2005
29 November 2005 Los Angeles, California Staples Center
30 November 2005

Set List[edit]

  1. "Magical Mystery Tour" [2][5][6][7][8][9][10]
  2. "Flaming Pie"
  3. "Jet"
  4. "I'll Get You"
  5. "Drive My Car"
  6. "Till There Was You"
  7. "Let Me Roll It"
  8. "Got to Get You into My Life"
  9. "Fine Line"
  10. "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  11. "The Long and Winding Road"
  12. "In Spite of All the Danger"
  13. "I Will"
  14. "Jenny Wren"
  15. "For No One"
  16. "Fixing a Hole"
  17. "English Tea"
  18. "I'll Follow the Sun"
  19. "Follow Me"
  20. "Midnight Special" (only in Houston)
  21. "Blackbird"
  22. "Eleanor Rigby"
  23. "Too Many People"/"She Came In Through the Bathroom Window"
  24. "Good Day Sunshine"
  25. "Band on the Run"
  26. "Penny Lane"
  27. "I've Got a Feeling"
  28. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  29. "Hey Jude"
  30. "Live And Let Die"
  31. "Yesterday"
  32. "Get Back"
  33. "Helter Skelter"
  34. "Please Please Me"
  35. "Mull Of Kintyre" (only in Toronto)
  36. "Let It Be"
  37. "Sgt. Pepper's"/"The End"

Instruments played by band members[edit]

Songs McCartney Anderson Ray Wickens Laboriel
"Magical Mystery Tour"[2][5][6][7][8][9] Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Keyboards Drums
"Flaming Pie"
"Jet"
"I'll Get You" Harmonica
"Drive My Car" Keyboards
"Till There Was You" Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar Accordion
"Let Me Roll It" Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Bass Keyboards
"Got to Get You into My Life" Bass Electric Guitar
"Fine Line" Piano Bass Drums/Maracas
"Maybe I'm Amazed" Drums
"The Long and Winding Road"
"In Spite of All the Danger" Acoustic Guitar None None None None
"I Will"
"Jenny Wren" Accordion Drum
"For No One" Piano Keyboards None
"Fixing a Hole" None
"English Tea" Bass Keyboards Drums
"I'll Follow the Sun" Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar
"Follow Me"
"Blackbird" None None None None
"Eleanor Rigby" Keyboards
"Too Many People"/"She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" Bass Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar Electric Guitar/Maracas/Tambourine Drums
"Good Day Sunshine" Electric Guitar Keyboards
"Band on the Run" Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
"Penny Lane" Electric Guitar
"I've Got a Feeling" Electric Guitar Bass
"Back in the U.S.S.R." Bass Electric Guitar
"Hey Jude" Piano Bass
"Live and Let Die"
"Yesterday" Acoustic Guitar None None None
"Get Back" Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Drums
"Helter Skelter" Electric Guitar
"Please Please Me" Harmonica
"Let It Be" Piano Bass Keyboards
"Sgt. Pepper's"/"The End" Electric Guitar Bass/Electric Guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul McCartney Provides First-Ever Live Station Wakeup Music". NASA. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "The US Tour reports 1". 
  3. ^ "The US Tour Dates". 
  4. ^ "Macca Concerts". macca-central.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "The US Tour reports 2". 
  6. ^ a b "The US Tour reports 3". 
  7. ^ a b "The US Tour reports 4". 
  8. ^ a b "The US Tour reports 5". 
  9. ^ a b "The US Tour reports 6". 
  10. ^ "Paul McCartney "US" TOUR 2005". Web.mac.com. Retrieved 1 December 2011.