The Paul McCartney World Tour
Incredibly, the Paul McCartney ‘Get Back’ Tour of 1989-90 – his first since 1979 – travelled 100,331 miles, with Paul playing to a total of 2,843,297 fans over 102 gigs. At the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 21st 1990, Paul even set a new world record, performing to the largest stadium crowd ever gathered in the history of rock and roll at 184, 368. Unsurprisingly, this tour was the most successful of Paul's illustrious career. In America, Paul became the artist with the most ticket sales in 1990 (an average of 49,209 per gig), beating the likes of Madonna, The Grateful Dead and Janet Jackson. The highlight of the tour for Paul was when he played to over 50,000 on the banks of the Mersey – his biggest ever gig so far in his hometown of Liverpool – and, at the end of a medley dedicated to John, the band stopped playing ‘Give Peace A Chance’, only for the crowd to carry on chanting the lyrics, forcing Paul to restart the song. “That,” he said “was one of the greatest moments of my career. That was what you do it all for, really”.