Paul Gives Peru A Night to Remember & Set List

9 May 2011

Paul made history tonight with his first ever show in Peru before 50,000 awestruck fans who had travelled from across the country for the momentous occasion.

The show at Peru's largest football stadium, the Estadio Monumental in the capital city of Lima, saw Paul on his best form, delivering nearly three hours of the world’s best loved and most known music. Without even a moment's break or as much as a sip of water, Paul delivered an incredible set list that spanned his entire unrivalled career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and The Fireman's critically acclaimed album 'Electric Arguments'. Paul, backed by his brilliant band, performed some of the world’s most famous songs including the show opener 'Hello Goodbye', 'Jet', 'Drive My Car', 'Band on the Run', 'Live and Let Die', 'Hey Jude' and 'Yesterday'.

The delighted audience, made up of fans of all ages, gave Paul an equally unforgettable welcome, screaming, cheering, chanting, singing along with every word and holding up homemade banners, with many even in tears at the sight of Paul finally performing in their own country. Needless to say, fans went wild when language lover Paul even addressed them in their native Spanish!

"I've had the best night of my life" said one fan, Rafael Alvarez, 31 from Arequipa. Peru. "It was better than I even dreamt it would be and I couldn't believe I was actually watching Paul McCartney in the flesh! After tonight, I'm going to do all I can to get into his shows in Brazil because I have to see this show again."

It was just as exciting for Paul himself to play the country as he has hoped to come to Peru for many years. Before going on stage, the government of Peru expressed their delight at his arrival with their First Minister honouring him with the 'Orden Del Sol', the highest recognition in Peru. They also praised Paul for his environmental work by awarding him with the first ever 'Orden Del Arbol Del La Quina', while the National Library of Peru gave Paul the 'Medal of Honour of Peruvian Culture' - the first time they have ever given this to someone from outside Peru.

Part of Macca's phenomenal Up & Coming Tour, the next show in South America will take place on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, with two dates in Brazil later in the month. Each date involves a huge number of people working behind the scenes to ensure the audience see the best show possible on the night. With a staggering 31 trucks full of equipment including 130 speakers, there are 170 people in Paul's crew alone, as well as 200 local workers who are employed each night. Behind the 80ft high stage at every date there are eight working offices and entirely vegetarian catering who serve around 480 meals each and every day of the tour.

Set List

1. Hello Goodbye
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Drive My Car
6. Sing The Changes
7. Let Me Roll It
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
10. Let 'Em In
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. And I Love Her
13. Blackbird
14. Here Today
15. Dance Tonight
16. Mrs Vandebilt
17. Eleanor Rigby
18. Something
19. Band on the Run
20. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
21. Back In The USSR
22. I've Got A Feeling
23. Paperback Writer
24. A Day In The Life / Give Peace A Chance
25. Let It Be
26. Live And Let Die
27. Hey Jude

28. Day Tripper
29. Lady Madonna
30. Get Back

Second Encore
31. Yesterday
32. Helter Skelter
33. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End