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 (2005-09-16)
End date 30 November 2005 (2005-11-30)
Shows 37
Box office US$77 million ($92.98 in 2014 dollars)[1]
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 to promote his 2005's Chaos and Creation in the Backyard album. The tour began in 16 September 2005 in Miami, Florida and concluded on 30 November 2005 in Los Angeles, California. It was a commercial success grossing $77 million from 37 shows across North America and selling over 565,000 tickets. The 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.[2] 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.

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance in New York City on 1 October 2005. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[3]

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

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]
16 September 2005 Miami United States American Airlines Arena 15,011 / 15,536 $2,137,915
17 September 2005 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 15,268 / 16,325 $2,277,952
20 September 2005 Atlanta Philips Arena 14,096 / 14,096 $1,930,941
22 September 2005 Philadelphia Wachovia Center 32,930 / 32,930 $4,665,795
23 September 2005
26 September 2005 Boston TD Banknorth Garden 29,582 / 29,582 $3,814,392
27 September 2005
30 September 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden 63,867 / 63,867 $8,495,513
1 October 2005
4 October 2005
5 October 2005
8 October 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 15,813 / 15,813 $2,011,464
10 October 2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 16,924 / 16,924 $2,385,658
14 October 2005 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills 33,511 / 33,511 $4,733,526
15 October 2005
18 October 2005 Chicago United Center 32,647 / 32,647 $4,087,404
19 October 2005
22 October 2005 Columbus Schottenstein Center 15,051 / 15,051 $1,978,288
23 October 2005 Milwaukee Bradley Center 16,764 / 16,764 $2,090,400
26 October 2005 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 16,515 / 16,515 $2,377,200
27 October 2005 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 14,204 / 14,204 $1,620,717
30 October 2005 Omaha Qwest Center 15,162 / 15,162 $1,690,185
1 November 2005 Denver Pepsi Center 15,091 / 15,091 $1,994,777
3 November 2005 Seattle KeyArena 13,492 / 13,511 $2,105,150
4 November 2005 Portland Rose Garden 15,834 / 15,933 $1,948,380
7 November 2005 San Jose HP Pavilion 28,012 / 28,012 $3,649,232
8 November 2005
11 November 2005 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond 28,632 / 28,632 $3,394,958
12 November 2005
16 November 2005 Sacramento ARCO Arena 14,623 / 14,773 $1,971,370
29 November 2005 Houston Toyota Center 14,151 / 14,151 $2,068,565
20 November 2005 Dallas American Airlines Center 15,095 / 15,095 $2,116,940
23 November 2005 Glendale Glendale Arena 14,802 / 14,802 $2,295,285
25 November 2005 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena 29,535 / 29,535 $5,058,113
26 November 2005
29 November 2005 Los Angeles Staples Center 31,149 / 31,149 $4,144,879
30 November 2005
Total 567,761 / 569,611 $77,044,999

Tour band[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney Provides First-Ever Live Station Wakeup Music". NASA. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney / Oct. 1, 2005 / New York (Madison Square Garden)". Billboard. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Box score: