Posted in music | pictures on June 9, 2013

Photos by Greg Cristman

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney, who we also recently caught in Austin, came to Brooklyn for the first of his two shows at the new Barclays Center on Saturday night (5/8). The three hour gig, which will be repeated Monday night, included a plethora of Beatles hits and two encores. The full setlist and picture from the first of two NYC show are in this post.

After Brooklyn, Paul will head to Bonnaroo but not before making an appearance on a very special one hour Colbert Report on Wednesday night.

The Nation will experience a special one-hour episode of "The Colbert Report" as Stephen Colbert welcomes Paul McCartney. The super-sized show will feature an interview as well as performances of songs featured on McCartney's current Out There tour, the new 2013 reissue of "Wings Over America" and more with one song to be exclusively available at www.ColbertNation.com. Tune-in to "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, June 12 from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT to watch this epic episode.
Set your DVRs.

More pictures and the setlist from Brooklyn below...

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Barclays Center Setlist:

1. Eight Days a Week (The Beatles song)
2. Junior's Farm (Wings song)
3. All My Loving (The Beatles song)
4. Listen to What the Man Said (Wings song)
5. Let Me Roll It (Wings song) ("Foxy Lady" snippet)
6. Paperback Writer (The Beatles song)
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings song)
9. The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles song)
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face (The Beatles song)
12. We Can Work It Out (The Beatles song)
13. Another Day
14. And I Love Her (The Beatles song)
15. Blackbird (The Beatles song)
16. Here Today
17. Your Mother Should Know (The Beatles song)
18. Lady Madonna (The Beatles song)
19. All Together Now (The Beatles song)
20. Lovely Rita (The Beatles song)
21. Mrs. Vanderbilt (Wings song)
22. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles song)
23. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles song)
24. Something (The Beatles song)
25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles song)
26. Band on the Run (Wings song)
27. Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles song)
28. Let It Be (The Beatles song)
29. Live and Let Die (Wings song)
30. Hey Jude (The Beatles song)

Encore:
31. Day Tripper (The Beatles song)
32. Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings song)
33. Get Back (The Beatles song)

Encore 2:
34. Yesterday (The Beatles song)
35. Helter Skelter (The Beatles song)
36. Golden Slumbers (The Beatles song)
37. Carry That Weight (The Beatles song)
38. The End (The Beatles song)
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Comments (33)

You gotta bring the right lens to a soundboard shoot...

Posted by xxx | June 9, 2013 3:46 PM

I like the photos of the concert attendees.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 4:33 PM

lol @ the seig heil by the dude in the judas priest shirt. excellent!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 4:34 PM

what time did he go on?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 4:39 PM

Macca killed it at Yankee Stadium a few years ago. That show was better, though could have done without Billy Joel showing up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 4:40 PM

Soulless. Dull. Pablum for the masses.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 5:01 PM

Thanks for the piece and the fantastic photos. At McCartney shows, the audience seems to always be so good natured. I'm looking forward to the Seattle show.

Also, thanks for the heads up on Colbert this Wednesday. I'll tune in for what's guaranteed to be a TV moment.

Posted by James Moore | June 9, 2013 5:12 PM

Only 38 songs. Talk about phoning it in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 6:30 PM

saw The Beatles at Shea when i was a young kid and Wings Over America when i was a bit older - have no desire to see this man again

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 6:40 PM

These boomers need to give it up already.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 7:21 PM

Interesting that he plays a few Beatles songs that he didn't write/sing

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 8:25 PM

Thanks for the clarifications. I wasn't sure if Yesterday was a Beatles or Wings song.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 9:02 PM

lost my mind when he played mr. kite, that was a great treat. not his best in recent years, but a good show, and cool as hell that it happened in brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 9:38 PM

@7:21 interesting...but why? Because boomers have money to go to concerts and you don't?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 9:57 PM

One of the best Paul shows in recent memory

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2013 10:19 PM

amazing show. great for the money. stop hating on macca he still rocks and sounds better then ever. OMG those kids in the wings shirts. whoa cool pic. he should play more wings and solo macca switch it up a bit. hi hi hi and another day def highlights

Posted by backwardstraveler | June 9, 2013 11:01 PM

If Thurston is an aging lesbian, PM is a lesbian a little bit more down the line.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 12:11 AM

"One of the best Paul shows in recent memory"

Lol, what a stupid fuck you are

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 12:11 AM


"Lol, what a stupid fuck you are"

Why do you disagree? Were you there at the show?

Your comment has no meaning, no explanation and no relevance to anything. Fool.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 8:37 AM

Wait, I'm a stupid fuck and you laughed out loud on the internet because I thought this was one of the best shows he did in a while?

Thanks for sharing your intelligent reaction and detailed insight and thoughtful commentary on my post and in turn your own detailed and thorough criticism of the show.

You trolling imbecile.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 8:41 AM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/paulmccartney/barclayscenter/17.jpg

shouldn't these guys be at a Dropkick Murphy's show?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 8:53 AM

^ I would clock that guy if I saw him!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 9:19 AM

@8:41 Don't bother to respond, 12:11 is typical of a BV self-loathing idiot. Best to ignore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 9:34 AM

In the first photo above, the plume of smoke on the left looks like Africa, and the plume of smoke on the right looks like South America.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 10:07 AM

^you have a vivid imagination!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 10:11 AM

yum! all those daddies

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 11:26 AM

what time did he go on? what time did the show end?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 11:53 AM

Let me chime in because I have seen all the McCartney shows in the area in recent memory. Truth be told, they all seem to blend into each other. Same band and for the most part same songs. He adds a few new ones each time. I happen to love him so i keep going. I can safely say though that this was not the best one of all of them. In all aspects, energy wise, sound wise and on and on. I have no opinion on 10:10pm being a "stupid fuck" or not. More likely just your typical over hyping numbskull that seem to show up in every concert review thread

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 2:51 PM

seems like the second night reached another level, given some reviews and online reactions. It was a beautifully performed and sequenced show. The man is almost 71, did not take a drink break, his voice was rich and pitch perfect (this does depend on the night, because he's had some problems here and there in recent years - not last night, it was spot on the whole time.)
The only set list difference was Things We Said Today instead of I've Just Seen a Face, and I Saw Her Standing There instead of Get Back. He won't be doing this at this level forever. He did it the other night. Hopefully he'll do it for a while more.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2013 5:09 PM

5.09: I wasn't at the first show on Saturday, but I went to see him last night and the show was great. 71y old in a week or so and he rocks your ass off for nearly 3 hours.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2013 5:43 PM

His level of singing, playing, and stamina for a three hour show of such variety is not so much about being impressive for a 71 year old...it would be impressive for a 41 year old. And he does this night after night by his own choosing. This is one rock star who does not need the dough, not even close. (not that he minds getting it...) This is his life's work, and that's his attitude. He seems to be living for it now more than ever in a way. It was a very moving show last night, as well as rocking harder than expected (this band has been backing him for eleven years now, and it shows on this tour.)

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2013 6:08 PM

that drummer's got a big ol' belly

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2013 7:56 PM

Every generation has its artists, which are usually hated by the "real music lovers." The Beatles faced the same perception when tween girls ran to them at Shea. And when "Hope of Deliverance" and its album Off the Ground came out in 1993, it was regarded as "lesser" than its 1989 predecessor Flowers in the Dirt, and didn't survive into later tours until 2013.

I'm glad McCartney has included the song at recent show for the first time in 20 years.

Posted by Rebecca | September 20, 2013 11:18 AM

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