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Paul McCartney played the Apollo Theater (pics & setlist)

photos by Ryan Barkan

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“His band is the same it’s been for most of the last decade, with the guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, the keyboardist Paul Wickens, and the drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.; in a way their canned grimaces and corny gestures seem perfect, because they illustrate how much of the audience might dream of playing if given the chance to get on stage with Mr. McCartney, showing off but hitting all the marks. It’s a machine that doesn’t change arrangements from year to year, mostly replicating the original versions, down to the string parts on “Eleanor Rigby” as recreated by Mr. Wickens’ synthesizer. It’s also a loud, clear, efficacious, and sometimes bashing band, aiming to the back rows.” [NY Times]

Paul McCartney played the legendary Apollo last night, 12/13, to a house filled with Sirius XM subscribers and celebrties. If you are a satellite radio subscriber but didn’t have a ticket, maybe you listened at home. Some pictures from the show and the full setlist below…

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Apollo Theater setlist
Magical Mystery Tour
Jet
Drive My Car
All My Loving
One After 909
Let Me Roll It/Foxey Lady
The Long and Winding Road
Nineteen and Eighty Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
Blackbird
I’m Looking Through You
And I Love Her
Petrushka
Dance Tonight
Eleanor Rigby
Hitchhike
Band on the Run
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Back in the USSR
A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance
Let It Be
Hey Jude
Wonderful Christmastime
I Saw Her Standing There
Get Back
Yesterday (with a little bit of “Scrambled Eggs”)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End

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