Paul McCartney brought his One On One Tour to the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas Saturday night. The show ended a 10-day break after he played five shows to open the One On One Tour, which began April 13. The show included one change from the previous show in Vancouver, Canada. McCartney performed “Birthday” in Saturday’s encore. “Mull of Kintyre.” a standard at his shows in Canada, and “I Saw Her Standing There,” which he sang with late-night host Jimmy Fallon, had been performed on the final night in Vancouver. Pictures from the Little Rock show were posted on the Verizon Arena’s Facebook page.
Here’s the full set list of the Little Rock show as provided by Paul McCartney’s press office: “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Save Us,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Letting Go,” “Temporary Secretary,” “Let Me Roll It,” “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five,” “Here, There and Everywhere,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “We Can Work It Out,” “In Spite Of All The Danger,” “You Won’t See Me,” “Love Me Do,” “And I Love Her.” “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “Queenie Eye,” “NEW,” “The Fool On The Hill,” “Lady Madonna,” “FourFive Seconds,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite,” “Something,” “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,” “Band On The Run,” “Back In The USSR,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude,” Encore:“Yesterday,” “Hi Hi Hi,” “Birthday,” “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End.”
At the show, McCartney met two of the Little Rock Nine, Mrs. Thelma Mothershed Wair and Ms. Elizabeth Eckford, who as young students struggled against segregation and enrolled in the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. It was the Little Rock Nine who introduced the young Paul McCartney to the civil rights movement and inspired the lyrics of “Blackbird,” his press office said.
The next show is May 2 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The tour then plays two shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before heading for Argentina for three shows, then several concerts in Europe starting in Dusseldorf, Germany, on May 28.. Tickets for McCartney’s North America One On One Tour shows are available here and also here. Don’t forget our special page of McCartney One On One Tour news, your best resource for One On One tour schedule updates, stats and reports on McCartney’s past shows.