Show summary from ABC:
Hailed as a "rock and road movie," Paul McCartney's Back in the U.S. will give viewers front row seats and backstage passes to his most recent American tour in an original two-hour telefilm.
In the early months of 2002, a film crew followed McCartney and his band for 14 weeks to sold-out shows in 34 cities across America. Back in the U.S. will feature footage from many of these concerts, which included performances of "Yesterday," "Band on the Run," "Hey Jude," "Let it Be," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Getting Better," "Back in the U.S.S.R.," "Live and Let Die," "Here Today" and "Something." More than two dozen hits that span his entire career, from the Beatles to Wings, and his solo work will be featured in the special.
Back in the U.S. also candidly reveals life on the road with Paul McCartney and his band - Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray on guitars, Abe Laboriel, Jr., on drums and Paul "Wix" Wickens on keyboards. Producer/director Mark Haefeli was given unprecedented access, and his cameras will take viewers on McCartney's chartered tour jet, invite them to hang out in the band's dressing rooms backstage and to attend previously private soundchecks.
"It was an amazing experience to work with such an icon and to be trusted to be given such access into his life. It made the tour a trip," Haefeli said. "Paul McCartney was involved in the creative process from beginning to end. To work with this man on such a personal level was both the greatest challenge and most endearing reward of my career".
According to McCartney, "This was a special tour for me in many ways and I'm very pleased that this film has captured much of the magic of it all. The band has felt very special to me, I'm having a great time playing with these guys, and the crowds on this tour have been special too; every night a warmth of goodwill from them has washed over us. But also there's been this special camaraderie going on backstage with the crew and all involved in this tour, there's been an intimacy of a life on the road that I don't think people will have seen on a screen before."