Tour promoter Barrie Marshall said, "We have been advised by Italian contacts that the show could keep His Holiness the Pope up all night."
The request did not come from the Vatican, but from Italian concert promoters in Rome. However, McCartney may still turn down the volume a bit and even drop some of his loudest-rocking numbers like "Back In The U.S.S.R" and "Live And Let Die." He is also considering a more acoustic type of show, though no decision has been made yet.
A spokesman for McCartney said, "We don't want to tone down the rock 'n' roll element in the set--we reckon the Pope may actually enjoy a boogie. But we don't want problems with the neighbors."
Promoter Marshall commented, "Obviously we do not want to cause any offense or sleeplessness to His Holiness and, because of the closeness of the Vatican to the show at the Coliseum, we are now considering our position on performing loud rock songs."
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