by Steve Marinucci 4/29/14
At his April 28 show at Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, Paul McCartney surprised fans with an unexpected change, according to the official setlist provided by the McCartney press office. The former Beatle added a quick version of “All You Need Is Love” before ending the show, as he usually does, with “Golden Slumbers.”
Otherwise, things were pretty much as usual for this show with only two other changes from the previous night. He opened with “Eight Days a Week” instead of “Magical Mystery Tour,” as he did in Lima, Peru. And he made one other encore change, substituting “Get Back” for “I Saw Her Standing There.” These points in the set have been where McCartney has made set changes often on the tour.
Here’s what the complete official setlist for this show looked like (with the set changes in bold): “Eight Days a Week” (was “Magical Mystery Tour”) “Save Us,” “All My Loving,” “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Paperback Writer,” “My Valentine,” “1985,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” “We Can Work It Out” and “Another Day.”
Next came “And I Love Her,” “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “Lady Madonna,” “All Together Now,” “Lovely Rita,” “Everybody Out There,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”
Finally, there was “Something,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Band On the Run,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude.” Encore: “Day Tripper,” “Hi, Hi, Hi,” “Get Back” (was “I Saw Her Standing There”). Encore 2: “Yesterday,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End.”
“Ecuador, thank you! What a night,” McCartney’s Twitter account posted after the show. The account also posted pictures from the soundcheck and of him onstage holding the country’s flag.
Drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. also tweeted his thoughts on the show with a bit of humor. “Hey Quito, Ecuador!!! What a great show last night!!! We were so high!!! You know… 9,300 feet above sea level… Oh you thought…”
The Out There! Tour moves on to San Jose, Costa Rica for the final show in the tour’s swing in the Southern Hemisphere. Next, the show moves on to the Far East for a handful of concerts in Japan and Korea, then to the U.S. for 27 shows. It’ll make its U.S. debut in Lubbock, Texas, then move on to Dallas.
The U.S. shows includes dates in 16 states. Besides Texas, McCartney will play in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Arizona, California and Utah.
Sources tell Beatles Examiner the U.S. portion of the tour has been pretty much finalized. Tickets are on presale today for shows in Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets for American shows are available here and here.