Summer Live '09

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Summer Live '09
Tour by Paul McCartney
McCartney Citi Field 2009.jpg
Original Citi Field concerts ticket advertisement (before addition of 21 July concert)
Start date 17 July 2009 (2009-07-17)
End date 19 August 2009 (2009-08-19)
No. of shows 9 in US
Box office US$$32 million ($35.72 in 2016 dollars)[1]
Paul McCartney concert chronology

The Summer Live '09 tour was the fourth North American concert tour of the 21st century by Paul McCartney. The tour began on 17 July 2009 in New York City and concluded on 19 August 2009 in Arlington, Texas. It visited 6 cities across North America earning $32 million from nine shows.

Background[edit]

McCartney performed three nights at the new Citi Field in New York City on 17, 18 and 21 July 2009, replicating his role as a Beatle opening the newly opened Shea Stadium in 1965.[2] To promote the tour, McCartney appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on 15 July, and performed a seven-song mini-concert atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater (although only two songs, "Get Back" and "Sing the Changes" were aired). Good Evening New York City, a live CD/DVD of the Citi Field concerts was released on 17 November 2009; furthermore, the Deluxe Edition contains the complete 7 song mini-concert.

Tour band[edit]

  • Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin
  • Rusty Anderson: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Brian Ray: Backing Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens: Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Accordion, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr.: Backing Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Tour dates[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[3]
17 July 2009 New York City United States Citi Field 109,541 / 109,541 $12,775,662
18 July 2009
21 July 2009
1 August 2009 Landover FedExField N/A N/A
5 August 2009 Boston Fenway Park 68,626 / 70,607 $7,926,798
6 August 2009
15 August 2009 Atlanta Piedmont Park 36,062 / 49,999 $3,517,564
17 August 2009 Tulsa BOK Center 15,479 / 15,479 $2,648,659
19 August 2009 Arlington Cowboys Stadium 35,903 / 35,903 $5,054,620
Total 265,611 / 281,529 (94%) $31,923,303

Set list[edit]

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Jet
  3. Only Mama Knows
  4. Flaming Pie
  5. Got to Get You into My Life
  6. Let Me Roll It (with Foxy Lady ending)
  7. Highway
  8. The Long and Winding Road
  9. My Love
  10. Blackbird
  11. Here Today
  12. Dance Tonight
  13. Calico Skies
  14. Michelle (played only in Washington, in honour of Michelle Obama)
  15. It's So Easy (played only in Texas, as a tribute to Buddy Holly)
  16. Mrs. Vandebilt
  17. Eleanor Rigby
  18. Sing the Changes
  19. Band on the Run
  20. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  21. I'm Down
  22. Something
  23. I've Got a Feeling
  24. Paperback Writer
  25. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance
  26. Let It Be
  27. Live and Let Die
  28. Hey Jude
    1st Encore:
  29. Day Tripper
  30. Lady Madonna
  31. I Saw Her Standing There (with Billy Joel on 17 July at Citi Field)
    2nd Encore:
  32. Yesterday
  33. Helter Skelter
  34. Get Back
  35. Sgt. Pepper's/The End medley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "McCartney Plays First Concert Ever at Citi Field". ABC News. 18 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2 August 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Boxscore — Concert Grosses". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 121 (36): 10. 12 September 2009. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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