McCartney: Up and Coming Set Lists

The first leg of Paul McCartney’s “Up and Coming” tour has now been and gone, and we are able to compare set lists. The first gig at the arena in Phoenix, Arizona on the 28th of March featured 36 songs (medleys are counted as one song in our summary). There were two world premieres: “Nineteen hundred and Eighty Five” from the Wings album “Band On The Run” (1973) and “I’m Looking Through You” from the Beatles album “Rubber Soul (1965). After the first gig, “Every Night” (from the McCartney album, 1970) was dropped, and the set list reduced to 35 songs. At Hollywood Bowl on the first night (30th of March), apart from the missing song, “Letting Go” (from the Wings album Venus and Mars, 1975) changed places in the set list, and was placed much earlier in the concert. So much for adjustments in the set list. The second concert at the Hollywood Bowl (31st of March) was so different that we can label it as an alternative set list. “Got to Get You Into My Life” was substituted by “Drive My Car.”  “(I Want To) Come Home” was substituted by “Let ‘Em In.” “Two of Us” was substituted by “And I Love Her.”  “I’m Looking Through You” was substituted by “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” On the next concert, on the 3rd of April at the Sun Life Stadium Miami, they reverted back to the usual set list, and on the final concert at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 5th, the alternative set list was used.

Set list 1:

1. Venus And Mars/Rock Show

2. Jet

3. All My Loving

4. Letting Go

5. Got To Get You Into My Life

6. Highway

7. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady

8. The Long And Winding Road

9. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

10. (I Want To) Come Home

11. My Love

12. I’m Looking Through You

13. Two Of Us

14. Blackbird

15. Here Today

16. Dance Tonight

17. Mrs. Vanderbilt

18. Eleanor Rigby

19. Something

20. Sing The Changes

21. Band On The Run

22. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

23. Back In The USSR

24. I’ve Got A Feeling

25. Paperback Writer

26. A Day in The Life/Give Peace A Chance

27. Let It Be

28. Live And Let Die

29. Hey Jude

Encores 1:

30. Day Tripper

31. Lady Madonna

32. Get Back

Encores 2:

33. Yesterday

34. Helter Skelter

35. Sgt Pepper/The End

Set list 2 (alternative set list):

1.Venus And Mars/Rock Show


3.All My Loving

4.Letting Go

5.Drive My Car


7.Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady

8.The Long and Winding Road

9.Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

10.Let ‘Em In

11.My Love

12.I’ve Just Seen A Face

13.And I Love Her


15.Here Today

16.Dance Tonight

17.Mrs. Vandebilt

18.Eleanor Rigby


20.Sing The Changes

21.Band On The Run

22.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

23.Back In The U.S.S.R.

24.I’ve Got A Feeling

25.Paperback Writer

26.A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance

27.Let It Be

28.Live and Let Die

29.Hey Jude

Encores 1:

30.Day Tripper

31.Lady Madonna

32.Get Back

Encores 2:


34.Helter Skelter

35.Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)/The End

There is a rumoured extra concert scheduled for May 27th in Mexico City, Mexico. We’ll be looking forward to see if it surfaces, and what the set list will look like.

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1 Response

  1. aleman says:

    it's official, Paul will come to México, ¡We´re so happy!

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