The opening night of Paul McCartney’s brand new Out There tour at the Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, treated fans an overhauled and ‘minty fresh’ setlist sprinkled with many surprising new additions.
The term ‘minty fresh’ was originally coined by Macca’s guitarist Brian Ray in 2010, when he tweeted that the opening show of the Up and Coming tour would offer a ‘minty fresh setlist’. Despite a few additions here and there, the setlist failed to provide any major changes.
Similarly prior to the 2011 On The Run tour hopes were high that a stagnant set would receive an overhaul, however fans were lift somewhat disappointed as the vast majority of songs remained the same.
In stark contrast the opening night of the Out There tour proved that Macca is capable of change, taking to the towering stage sporting a slimming light blue suit jacket and opening with 1964 Beatles hit Eight Days a Week.
As reported after a dress rehearsal on the 3rd (see here), some rarities made the setlist. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite, All Together Now, Listen To What The Man Said and Your Mother Should Know all added a little spice to the first half of the 2-and-a-half hours long concert to a packed stadium.
Despite the unexpected additions, the set still remains very Beatles heavy, especially in the second half of the show. However the surprise inclusion of Wings rocker Hi Hi Hi and the psychedelic Beatles tune Lovely Rita kept fans on their toes until the end.
Paul’s vocals were back on track after a shaky 2012 and universally panned Olympics disaster, and the band were on form and in the zone, feeding off the always-enthusiastic Brazilian audiences energy.
Belo Horizonte setlist
Eight Days a Week
All My Loving
Listen to What the Man Said
Let Me Roll It
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
The Long and Winding Road
Maybe I’m Amazed
Hope of Deliverance
We Can Work It Out
And I Love Her
Your Mother Should Know
All Together Now
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Band on the Run
Hi, Hi, Hi
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End
A full list of Paul McCartney’s Out There tour dates can be found here.