Paul McCartney played an immense 90 minute set of classics at London’s Roundhouse last night (October 25).
Addressing the crowd, and unveiling a eight-piece string orchestra, he announced: “Welcome to the Roundhouse. It’s been a little while since I was here. We’re gonna have a good night.”
Playing the second night of the BBC Electric Proms week, the Beatles legend bantered throughout the night with the 3,000 capacity crowd – which included his daughters Stella and Mary, as well as members of the Kaiser Chiefs and The Office writer Stephen Merchant.
Backed by the orchestra, McCartney kicked off the night with the psychedelic hit ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. The night’s mammoth set saw McCartney play a mixture of Beatles classics, his solo hits and even Wings‘ ‘Band On The Run’.
McCartney also covered the epic James Bond theme ‘Live And Let Die’ – which came with accompanying fireworks from both sides of the stage.
One of the most emotional moments at the intimate gig came when McCartney dedicated ‘I’ll Follow The Sun’ to former bandmate John Lennon, explaining: “this is the conversation I never had.”
He ended the show with a rocking version of ‘Get Back’.
The show at the Roundhouse is only McCartney’s second in the UK since headlining Glastonbury festival in 2004. He played a secret gig, also in Camden, just prior to his latest album ‘Memory Almost Full’s release in June. To read a review of that show, click here.
McCartney’s full set list was:
‘Magical Mystery Tour’
‘Got To Get You Into My Life’
‘Only Mama Knows’
‘The Long And Winding Road’
‘I’ll Follow The Sun’
‘That Was Me’
‘Band On The Run’
‘Back In The USSR’
‘House Of Wax’
‘I Got A Feeling’
‘Live And Let Die’
‘Let It Be’
‘I Saw Her Standing There’
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