Paul performs live on stage with Ringo at The O2 arena during his ‘Freshen Up’ tour, in London, UK on December 16, 2018.
His tour-closing performance at London’s O2 Arena exceeds three hours with a set spanning “new ones, old ones, and in between ones”. It’s a carefully curated time tunnel of Beatles tracks, Wings gems and solo favourites.
Paul promises a “celebration” and that’s precisely what he delivers. The opening chord of “A Hard Day’s Night” kicks things off, serving as the ultimate rabble-rouser for an audience clearly in awe. He whams at his guitar to Sixties ditties “All My Loving” and “From Me to You”, brings tears to eyes via White Album stand-out “Blackbird”, and croons away behind a piano for epics “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Hey Jude.”
The tracks from his most recent chart-topper, Egypt Station, receive a deservedly warm response. Released this autumn, his first record in five years features numerous crowd-pleasers ( “Fuh You” and “Come On to Me”).