After being hospitalized for two months, 72-year-old singer Paul McCartney came back to his concert tour in Albany on Saturday, July 5, 2014, filling the stage with music from Wings, Beatles and his solo career of more than 50 years. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that on McCartney’s come-back concert, he said that he felt great being able to come back on stage. He put on an engaging performance with 38 of his well-loved songs in less than three hours, aside from the medley that served as the finale. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
The Yahoo! News also reported that McCartney was admitted in a hospital in Tokyo, Japan due to viral infection in May 2014. The incident resulted in the cancellation of the singer’s concert tour in Japan and South Korea. It also affected the schedule of his United States concerts in June 2014.
Prior to his hospitalization, McCartney performed in Costa Rica on May 1, 2014. He sang “Eight Days a Week” for the opening of the show. Included in his song list are hit Beatles songs such as “Hey Jude,” “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “Let It Be” and “Lovely Rita”; famous Wings tracks such as “1985” and “Another Day”; and a number of songs from his new album.
The Costa Rica concert, according to THR, served as McCartney’s tribute to Beatles’ late members. For John Lennon, his former partner in writing songs, he sang “Here Today.” McCartney said that the song was about the conversation between the two of them that never happened. He as well started playing the ukulele rendition of the song, “Something,” by George Harrison. Another artist, Jimi Hendrix, was honored during the concert. The rock star was given tribute by McCartney through the song “Purple Haze.”
According to Yahoo! News, a female fan from the audience was holding up a signboard with lines that read her boyfriend would marry her if he meets McCartney, so McCartney brought the couple on stage. The man sang a few lines of “When I’m 64” with the audience; he knelt and proposed to his girlfriend.
The legendary artist’s wife, Nancy, was also at the concert, so McCartney dearly sang “My Valentine” for her.
This winter, McCartney celebrated the 50th year since he first performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” which also marked the start of the Beatle craze in the U.S. McCartney’s concert at Candlestick Park commemorates Beatles’ last performance at the said venue in San Francisco in 1966. All in all, McCartney has 19 scheduled shows in the U.S. Apparently, 2014 is a busy year for the unstoppable Beatles superstar.
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