The Paul McCartney World Tour

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The Paul McCartney World Tour
ThePaulMcCartneyWorldTourBooklet.jpg
Cover of the tour booklet
Tour by Paul McCartney
Associated album Flowers in the Dirt
Start date 26 September 1989
End date 29 July 1990
Legs 9
Shows 103
48 in Europe, 47 in North America, 6 in Asia and 2 in South America
Paul McCartney concert chronology
The Paul McCartney World Tour
(1989–1990)
Unplugged Tour 1991
(1991)

The Paul McCartney World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Paul McCartney during 1989 and 1990.

It was McCartney's first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years, since the 1976 Wings Over America Tour. It was also his first tour under his name.

While the tour coincided with the release of his Flowers in the Dirt album, it was thematically more about his finally embracing his Beatles past, including for the first time, in any of his tours, a substantial number of Beatles songs in the set list.

The tour was documented by the 1990 live albums Tripping the Live Fantastic, Tripping the Live Fantastic: Highlights!, and the 1991 film Get Back. A one-hour tour documentary was also aired on Channel 4 TV in the UK, called "From Rio to Liverpool"

Tour booklet[edit]

Attendees to the concerts received, free of additional charge, a lavish 9x12-inch 98-page booklet. It contained the tour itinerary, lengthy profiles of each of the band members, descriptions of the tour's stage and logistics, and an extended description of Friends of the Earth's mission. Two-thirds of the booklet consisted of McCartney's reflections upon his life and career, illustrated by many photographs.

Tour band[edit]

Outdoor stage and show, 14 July 1990 at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
26 July 1989 London England Playhouse Theatre (rehearsals)
27 July 1989
26 September 1989 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
28 September 1989 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
29 September 1989 Stockholm Isstadion
30 September 1989
3 October 1989 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
4 October 1989
6 October 1989 Frankfurt Festhalle
7 October 1989
9 October 1989 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
10 October 1989
11 October 1989
16 October 1989 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
17 October 1989
20 October 1989 Munich Olympiahalle
21 October 1989
22 October 1989
24 October 1989 Rome Italy Palaeur
26 October 1989 Milan Palatrussardi
27 October 1989
29 October 1989 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
30 October 1989
2 November 1989 Madrid Spain Palacio de los Deportes
3 November 1989
5 November 1989 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
7 November 1989 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
8 November 1989
10 November 1989
11 November 1989
North America
23 November 1989 Inglewood, California United States Great Western Forum
24 November 1989
27 November 1989
28 November 1989
29 November 1989
3 December 1989 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
4 December 1989
5 December 1989
7 December 1989 Toronto, Ontario Canada SkyDome
9 December 1989 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
11 December 1989 New York City, New York United States Madison Square Garden
12 December 1989
14 December 1989
15 December 1989
Europe (second leg)
2 January 1990 Birmingham England NEC Arena
3 January 1990
5 January 1990
6 January 1990
8 January 1990
9 January 1990
11 January 1990 London Wembley Arena
13 January 1990
14 January 1990
16 January 1990
17 January 1990
19 January 1990
20 January 1990
21 January 1990
23 January 1990
24 January 1990
26 January 1990
North America (second leg)
1 February 1990 Auburn Hills, Michigan United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
2 February 1990
4 February 1990 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
5 February 1990
8 February 1990 Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Centrum
9 February 1990
11 February 1990 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
12 February 1990 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
14 February 1990 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
15 February 1990
18 February 1990 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
19 February 1990
Asia
3 March 1990 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
5 March 1990
7 March 1990
9 March 1990
11 March 1990
13 March 1990
North America (third leg)
29 March 1990 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Kingdome
31 March 1990 Berkeley, California California Memorial Stadium
1 April 1990
4 April 1990 Tempe, Arizona Sun Devil Stadium
7 April 1990 Irving, Texas Texas Stadium
9 April 1990 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
12 April 1990 Tampa, Florida Tampa Stadium
14 April 1990 Miami Gardens, Florida Joe Robbie Stadium
15 April 1990
South America
20 April 1990 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Maracana Stadium
21 April 1990
Europe (third leg)
23 June 1990 Glasgow Scotland S.E.C.C. Arena
28 June 1990 Liverpool England King's Dock
30 June 1990[A] Stevenage Knebworth Park
North America (fourth leg)
4 July 1990 Washington, D.C. United States RFK Stadium
6 July 1990
9 July 1990 East Rutherford, New Jersey Giants Stadium
11 July 1990
14 July 1990 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Veterans Stadium
15 July 1990
18 July 1990 Ames, Iowa Cyclone Stadium
20 July 1990 Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Stadium
22 July 1990 Raleigh, North Carolina Carter–Finley Stadium
24 July 1990 Foxboro, Massachusetts Sullivan Stadium
25 July 1990
26 July 1990
29 July 1990 Chicago, Illinois Soldier Field
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert

Set list[edit]

Instruments played by band members[edit]

Songs Paul McCartney Stuart McIntosh Wix Whitten Linda McCartney
"Figure of Eight" Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Keyboards Drums Tambourine
"Jet" Keyboards
"Rough Ride"
"Got to Get You into My Life"
"Band on the Run"
"Ebony and Ivory" or "Birthday" (both not played in all cities)
"We Got Married" Acoustic Guitar
"Maybe I'm Amazed" or "Let 'Em In" Piano Bass Keyboards or Drum
"The Long and Winding Road" Keyboards
"The Fool on the Hill"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"/"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)" Electric Guitar
"Good Day Sunshine"
"Can't Buy Me Love"
"Put It There"/"Hello, Goodbye (reprise)" Acoustic Guitar
"Things We Said Today"
"Eleanor Rigby" None None None None
"This One" Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Drums Tambourine
"My Brave Face" Keyboards
"Back in the U.S.S.R."
"I Saw Her Standing There"
"Twenty Flight Rock" (not played in all cities)
"Coming Up"
"Let It Be" Piano Bass
"Ain't That a Shame" or Lennon medley ("Strawberry Fields Forever" / "Help!" / "Give Peace a Chance") (both not played in all cities)
"Live and Let Die"
"Hey Jude" Tambourine/Keyboards
"Yesterday" Acoustic Guitar None None None None
"P.S. Love Me Do" (played only in some cities) None Bass Electric Guitar Drums Keyboards
"Get Back" Bass Electric Guitar
"Golden Slumbers" / "Carry That Weight" / "The End" Keyboards/Electric Guitar Bass/Electric Guitar

Soundcheck[edit]

  1. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) Played July 4th 1990 RFK Stadium Washington, DC
  2. "C Moon" (McCartney)
  3. "Crackin' Up" (McDaniel)
  4. "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Greene)
  5. "Inner City Madness" (Paul McCartney/Linda McCartney/Stuart/McIntosh/Wickens/Whitten)
  6. "Matchbox" (Perkins)
  7. "Sally" (Haines/Leon/Towers)
  8. "Together" (Paul McCartney/Linda McCartney/Stuart/McIntosh/Wickens/Whitten)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden on September 28, 1989 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1989/scandinavium-gothenburg-sweden-63d11ec7.html
  2. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden on September 30, 1989 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1989/johanneshov-isstadion-stockholm-sweden-33d08c89.html
  3. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL, USA on December 5, 1989 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1989/rosemont-horizon-rosemont-il-53d7bfe9.html
  4. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at NEC Arena, Birmingham, England on January 5, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/nec-arena-birmingham-england-33d7445d.html
  5. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Wembley Arena, London, England on January 11, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/wembley-arena-london-england-13d2fd41.html
  6. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Wembley Arena, London, England on January 20, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/wembley-arena-london-england-bd4798a.html
  7. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Wembley Arena, London, England on January 13, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/wembley-arena-london-england-73d1aaa9.html
  8. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI, USA on February 1, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/the-palace-of-auburn-hills-auburn-hills-mi-33d7b83d.html
  9. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI, USA on February 2, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/the-palace-of-auburn-hills-auburn-hills-mi-2bd7b836.html
  10. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA on February 18, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/great-western-forum-inglewood-ca-13d24d25.html
  11. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX, USA on April 7, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/texas-stadium-irving-tx-7bd7a20c.html
  12. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, USA on February 11, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/rupp-arena-lexington-ky-3d705e3.html
  13. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH, USA on February 12, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/riverfront-coliseum-cincinnati-oh-6bd3ead2.html
  14. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at U.C. Berkeley Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA, USA on April 1, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/uc-berkeley-memorial-stadium-berkeley-ca-33de1c15.html
  15. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ, USA on April 4, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/sun-devil-stadium-tempe-az-43d79b3f.html
  16. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL, USA on April 12, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/tampa-stadium-tampa-fl-73d59221.html
  17. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 20, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/estadio-maracana-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-bd55de2.html
  18. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 21, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/estadio-maracana-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-1bd55de0.html
  19. ^ Madinger, Chip; Mark Easter (2000). Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions, LP. p. 332. ISBN 0-615-11724-4. 
  20. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH, USA on July 20, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/cleveland-stadium-cleveland-oh-43d35f53.html
  21. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC, USA on July 22, 1990 http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/1990/carter-finley-stadium-raleigh-nc-43d53773.html