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 September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16)
End date November 30, 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 September 16, 2005 in Miami, Florida and concluded on November 30, 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 November 12, 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 October 1, 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]
September 16, 2005 Miami United States American Airlines Arena 15,011 / 15,536 $2,137,915
September 17, 2005 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 15,268 / 16,325 $2,277,952
September 20, 2005 Atlanta Philips Arena 14,096 / 14,096 $1,930,941
September 22, 2005 Philadelphia Wachovia Center 32,930 / 32,930 $4,665,795
September 23, 2005
September 26, 2005 Boston TD Banknorth Garden 29,582 / 29,582 $3,814,392
September 27, 2005
September 30, 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden 63,867 / 63,867 $8,495,513
October 1, 2005
October 4, 2005
October 5, 2005
October 8, 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 15,813 / 15,813 $2,011,464
October 10, 2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 16,924 / 16,924 $2,385,658
October 14, 2005 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills 33,511 / 33,511 $4,733,526
October 15, 2005
October 18, 2005 Chicago United Center 32,647 / 32,647 $4,087,404
October 19, 2005
October 22, 2005 Columbus Schottenstein Center 15,051 / 15,051 $1,978,288
October 23, 2005 Milwaukee Bradley Center 16,764 / 16,764 $2,090,400
October 26, 2005 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 16,515 / 16,515 $2,377,200
October 27, 2005 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 14,204 / 14,204 $1,620,717
October 30, 2005 Omaha Qwest Center 15,162 / 15,162 $1,690,185
November 1, 2005 Denver Pepsi Center 15,091 / 15,091 $1,994,777
November 3, 2005 Seattle KeyArena 13,492 / 13,511 $2,105,150
November 4, 2005 Portland Rose Garden 15,834 / 15,933 $1,948,380
November 7, 2005 San Jose HP Pavilion 28,012 / 28,012 $3,649,232
November 8, 2005
November 11, 2005 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond 28,632 / 28,632 $3,394,958
November 12, 2005
November 16, 2005 Sacramento ARCO Arena 14,623 / 14,773 $1,971,370
November 29, 2005 Houston Toyota Center 14,151 / 14,151 $2,068,565
November 20, 2005 Dallas American Airlines Center 15,095 / 15,095 $2,116,940
November 23, 2005 Glendale Glendale Arena 14,802 / 14,802 $2,295,285
November 25, 2005 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena 29,535 / 29,535 $5,058,113
November 26, 2005
November 29, 2005 Los Angeles Staples Center 31,149 / 31,149 $4,144,879
November 30, 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. October 14, 2005. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Box score: