On the Run (Paul McCartney)

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On the Run
Tour by Paul McCartney
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Start date15 July 2011
End date29 November 2012
No. of shows
  • 16 in North America
  • 14 in Europe
  • 6 in South America
  • 1 in Asia
  • 37 total
Paul McCartney concert chronology

On the Run was a concert tour by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney. The tour began on 15 July 2011, with McCartney's first two concerts at Yankee Stadium in New York City.[1] McCartney's appearances at Yankee Stadium occurred nearly two years to the day after his 17, 18, and 21 July 2009 concerts at Citi Field, documented on the Good Evening New York City CD/DVD.


The tour was promoted by AEG Live, and six of the eight shows in the first leg (with the exception of the Yankee Stadium shows) were presented by HP. The Mexican concerts were promoted by Nextel. In an interview with Billboard in February 2012, McCartney said of his tour band: "Aren't they cool? We're having a really great time, and last year we played quite a few dates. They're such a pleasure to play with. We all enjoy each other's company and the musicianship, and next month we will have been playing together 10 years. That's long enough to make us a proper band."[2]

In North America[edit]

Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field, 1 August 2011

In response to overwhelming popular demand for tickets to McCartney's 15 July Yankee Stadium debut, a second date was added for Saturday, 16 July. McCartney also performed on three more dates on the tour: 24 July at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, 31 July at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, and 4 August at The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. McCartney's Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati stadium gigs were hugely anticipated returns to cities with that have hosted historical performances in the past: The 24 July Comerica Park and 31 July Wrigley Field shows were his first visits to the Detroit area and Chicago since 2005 (McCartney has not performed within Detroit City limits since 1976 during the Wings Over America Tour),[3] while the 4 August Great American Ball Park was his first Cincinnati appearance in 18 years, his last show in the city being on The New World Tour in 1993.[4]

In Latin America[edit]

In Montevideo, Uruguay all tickets were sold-out in about 40 minutes. On 15 April, McCartney performed for over a 54,000 sold out crowd in the Estadio Centenario for the first time in Uruguay.[5] The artist also visited Asunción, Paraguay for the first time in his career. In the Defensores del Chaco stadium he gave a show for more than 30,000 fans (29,000 sold tickets).[6] He claimed after the show in his website that "he will never forget the lively Paraguayan crowd".[7] On 27 March, 29,000 tickets for McCartney's 19 April first ever show in Colombia became available; 24 hours later 90% of the tickets were already sold. Days before the concert 2,000 extra tickets became available and sold-out in a couple of days. Hours before McCartney performed for the very first time in Colombia, less than 900 tickets hadn't been sold, which made the concert a sold-out show. Paul performed for a 32,000 crowd at the Stadium El Campin for more than two hours and a half and declared that the audience in the show where possibly the best one he have had during all his career. For the first time in 19 years, McCartney performed the song "Hope of Deliverance" in Bogotá, Colombia, on 19 April, being it the very first time that he performed a song from Off the Ground album with his current line-up.[8]

Paul McCartney performed on 5 May 2012 at Omnilife Stadium at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, his first concert in that city. For the first time, on 8 May 2012, he performed at Estadio Azteca, stating he was in front of "the loudest crowd ever", and he finished his tour in Mexico with a free show at Zócalo; for this last one, attendance was estimated to be around 250,000 people, making it the biggest audience since the Kiev (350,000) and Quebec (250,000) shows.

Tour band[edit]

Rusty Anderson.jpg

Rusty Anderson (Backing vocals,
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar)

Paul McCartney
(Lead vocals, Bass, Piano,
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar,
Ukulele, Mandolin)
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Brian Ray (Backing vocals, Bass,
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar)

Paul Wickens
(Backing vocals, Keyboards,
Percussion, Electric Guitar,
Acoustic Guitar, Accordion)
Abe Laboriel, Tel Aviv.jpg
Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Backing vocals,
Drums, Percussion, Bass)

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[9][10]
15 July 2011 New York City United States Yankee Stadium N/A N/A N/A
16 July 2011
24 July 2011 Detroit Comerica Park DJ Chris Holmes 37,854 / 37,854 $3,470,134
26 July 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 33,733 / 33,733 $5,448,713
27 July 2011
31 July 2011 Chicago United States Wrigley Field 83,988 / 83,988 $10,929,728
1 August 2011
4 August 2011 Cincinnati Great American Ball Park 41,256 / 41,256 $4,158,146
13 November 2011 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Yas Arena N/A N/A N/A
26 November 2011 Bologna Italy Unipol Arena N/A N/A N/A
27 November 2011 Milan Mediolanum Forum
30 November 2011 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
1 December 2011 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
5 December 2011 London England The O2 Arena 14,946 / 16,225 $2,091,580
10 December 2011 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe Arena N/A N/A
12 December 2011 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
14 December 2011 Moscow Russia Olimpiisky Arena
19 December 2011 Manchester England Manchester Arena 14,800 / 15,288 $1,981,620
20 December 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A
24 March 2012 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
26 March 2012 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
28 March 2012 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 14,291 / 14,399 $1,912,160
29 March 2012[a] London England Royal Albert Hall N/A N/A
South America[9][13]
15 April 2012 Montevideo Uruguay Estadio Centenario N/A N/A N/A
17 April 2012 Asunción Paraguay Estadio Defensores del Chaco
19 April 2012 Bogotá Colombia El Campin Stadium
21 April 2012 Recife Brazil Estadio Arruda
22 April 2012
25 April 2012 Florianópolis Estádio da Ressacada
North America[9]
5 May 2012 Guadalajara Mexico Estadio Omnilife N/A 27,186 / 31,589 $2,866,480
8 May 2012 Mexico City Estadio Azteca 53,080 / 57,726 $5,988,030
10 May 2012 Zócalo 250,000 / 250,000 N/A
11 November 2012 St. Louis United States Scottrade Center N/A
14 November 2012 Houston Minute Maid Park
25 November 2012 Vancouver Canada BC Place
28 November 2012 Edmonton Rexall Place
29 November 2012


Instruments played by band members[edit]

Songs McCartney Anderson Ray Wickens Laboriel
"Hello Goodbye" or "Magical Mystery Tour" Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Keyboards Drums
"Junior's Farm"
"All My Loving" Electric Guitar
"Jet" Keyboards
"Drive My Car" or "Got to Get You into My Life"
"Sing the Changes" Acoustic Guitar
"The Night Before" Electric Guitar
"Let Me Roll It" Electric Guitar Bass
"Paperback Writer"
"The Long and Winding Road" Piano
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" Keyboards/Maracas
"Let 'Em In" or "Come and Get It" or "My Valentine" Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar Keyboards
"Maybe I'm Amazed" Electric Guitar
"I've Just Seen a Face" or "I'm Looking Through You" or "Things We Said Today" Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar Shaker or Tambourine/Keyboards or Acoustic Guitar
"Hope of Deliverance" (only in Bogota, Florianopolis and Mexico) Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar Bass
"And I Love Her" or "I Will" Bass Claves or Acoustic Guitar Drums
"Blackbird" None None None None
"Here Today"
"Dance Tonight" Mandolin Electric Guitar Bass Keyboards Drums
"Every Night" (only in Mexico) Acoustic Guitar
"Mrs. Vandebilt"
"Eleanor Rigby" None None None
"Michelle" (only in Montreal and Paris) Acoustic Guitar Bass Drums
"Ram On" (only in some cities) Ukulele Electric Guitar
"Something" Ukulele/Acoustic Guitar
"Yellow Submarine" (only in Rotterdam, Antwerp and Florianopolis) Acoustic Guitar
"Band on the Run" Bass Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
"Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" Acoustic Guitar
"Back in the U.S.S.R." Electric Guitar
"I've Got a Feeling" Electric Guitar Bass
"A Day in the Life"/"Give Peace a Chance" Bass Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar
"Let It Be" Piano Electric Guitar Bass
"Live and Let Die"
"Hey Jude"
"Lady Madonna" or "The Word"/"All You Need Is Love" Piano or Bass Bass or Electric Guitar
"Day Tripper" Bass Electric Guitar Tambourine
"Get Back" Keyboards
"Yesterday" Acoustic Guitar None None None
"Helter Skelter" Bass Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Electric Guitar Drums
"Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" Piano/Electric Guitar Bass/Electric Guitar Keyboards


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  4. ^ "On The Run Tour Adds More Dates..." Paulmccartney.com. 13 June 2011.
  5. ^ Se agotan en una hora entradas para el concierto de Paul McCartney en Uruguay - Univision Feeds
  6. ^ ABC Color: Para Contar a los Nietos - Paul McCartney en Paraguay http://www.abc.com.py/espectaculos/mccartney-en-paraguay-para-contar-a-los-nietos-391224.html
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  14. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Yankee Stadium on 15 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/yankee-stadium-new-york-ny-33d344bd.html
  15. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Wrigley Field, Chicago on 31 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/wrigley-field-chicago-il-4bd09fba.html
  16. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Great American BallPark, Cincinnati on 4 August 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/great-american-ball-park-cincinnati-oh-7bd09674.html
  17. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Yankee Stadium on 16 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/yankee-stadium-new-york-ny-bd3413a.html
  18. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Comerica Park on 24 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/comerica-park-detroit-mi-23d0ac07.html
  19. ^ "Comerica Park; Detroit Setlist". PaulMcCartney.com. 25 July 2011.
  20. ^ "Paul McCartney concert: A little luck, a lot of smiles -- even some tears". Detroit Free Press. 24 June 2011.
  21. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Centre Bell, Montreal on 26 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/centre-bell-montreal-qc-canada-5bd0ab7c.html
  22. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Centre Bell, Montreal on 27 July 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/centre-bell-montreal-qc-canada-43d0a75b.html
  23. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Wrigley Field, Chicago on 1 August 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/wrigley-field-chicago-il-5bd09b20.html
  24. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy on 26 November 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/unipol-arena-bologna-italy-6bd1ce4a.html
  25. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden on 10 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/ericsson-globe-stockholm-sweden-73d12291.html
  26. ^ "Paul McCartney's Concert at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy". reviewmaze.com. 3 December 2011.
  27. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Mediolanum Arena, Milan on 27 November 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/mediolanum-forum-assago-italy-23d1c477.html
  28. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany on 1 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/lanxess-arena-cologne-germany-3bd138a4.html
  29. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France on 30 November 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/palais-omnisports-de-paris-bercy-paris-france-5bd13fac.html
  30. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at O2 Arena, London, England on 5 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/o2-arena-london-england-33d12c7d.html
  31. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland on 12 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/hartwall-areena-helsinki-finland-2bd118c2.html
  32. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay on 15 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/olympijskiy-stadium-moscow-russia-2bd1144e.html
  33. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England on 19 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/manchester-evening-news-arena-manchester-england-63d10e5b.html
  34. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Echo Arena Liverpool, Liverpool F.C., England on 20 December 2011, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2011/echo-arena-liverpool-england-bd10932.html
  35. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 24 March 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/ahoy-rotterdam-netherlands-7bde3224.html
  36. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland on 26 March 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/hallenstadion-zurich-switzerland-33de2815.html
  37. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium on 28 March 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/sportpaleis-antwerp-belgium-2bde2456.html
  38. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Royal Albert Hall, London, England on 29 March 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/royal-albert-hall-london-england-bde217a.html
  39. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay on 15 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-centenario-montevideo-uruguay-13de75e5.html
  40. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay on 17 April 2012, http://diariodosbeatles.blogspot.com.br/2012/04/paul-mccartney-emocionou-com-um-grande.html
  41. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil on 21 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-do-arruda-recife-brazil-bde6166.html
  42. ^ Paul McCartney at Minute Maid Park, Houston on 14 November 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/minute-maid-park-houston-tx-6bda861e.html
  43. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia on 19 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-el-campin-bogota-colombia-3de69a7.html
  44. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil on 22 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-do-arruda-recife-brazil-33de6089.html
  45. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Estádio da Ressacada, Florianópolis, Brazil on 25 April 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-da-ressacada-florianopolis-brazil-7bde5ac4.html
  46. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Guadalajara, Mexico on 5 May 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-omnilife-guadalajara-mexico-bdfb9c2.html
  47. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Mexico City, Mexico on 8 May 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/estadio-azteca-mexico-city-mexico-2bdfb006.html
  48. ^ Paul McCartney Concert Setlist at Mexico City, Mexico on 10 May 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/zocalo-mexico-city-mexico-2bdfb006.html
  49. ^ Paul McCartney Setlist at Scottrade Center, St. Louis on 11 November 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/scottrade-center-st-louis-mo-3bda94f0.html
  50. ^ Paul McCartney at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 25 November 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/bc-place-stadium-vancouver-bc-canada-7bdace20.html
  51. ^ Paul McCartney at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 28 November 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/rexall-place-edmonton-ab-canada-6bdac2b6.html
  52. ^ Paul McCartney at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 29 November 2012, http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2012/rexall-place-edmonton-ab-canada-5bda3fa4.html


  1. ^ This concert was a part of Teenage Cancer Trust.

External links[edit]

  • NYtimes.com - By Dave Itzkoff, New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2011