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Report: Las Vegas - 2011 On The Run Tour June 9th & 10th

  • Source: macca-central.com
  • By: Bob Gannon
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Paul is at it again. This time to kick off a US swing of what is now called 2011 On The Run Tour. A July 15th show in New York's Yankee Stadium has been confirmed and I suspect more gigs will be announced. Our pal Bob Gannon is at it again too. This time he was in Vegas to catch the LOVE 5th anniversary show (see report), and for Paul's return to the MGM Grand to kick off a US swing of what is now 2011 Up and Coming Tour.  A slide show of pictures from Bob at Vegas shows will be up soon.

Report by: Bob Gannon (June 9th show)

Hey gang,
 
My friends heard part of soundcheck:

Blue Suede Shoes
Honey Don't
Junior's Farm
Ebony and Ivory
Cmoon
Celebration
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Coming Up and at some point
Let it Be

until they got kicked out of the area they were listening from.
 
Concert: Let me start with a shout out to HP. Their registration and ticket dispensing was amazingly efficient. It took less than 5 minutes to finish the whole thing. We got GA floor seats. Also today, there was either an MGM or HP lady giving out some free wristbands to some lucky fans!!!
 
We got Junior's Farm with a slight lyric mistake but it sounded great and the crowd gave a warm reception to it. Sound check started late and didn't finish to almost 7pm holding the crowd at the gates until they finished. The show itself was shortened as well. Paul and band sounded great with Paul doing black slacks and a purple coat! He gave a should out to HP and also Las Vegas which he said is also known as "lost Wages". Paul was very interactive and seemed to be having fun. Show started around 840pm. Some new Wings footage and songs on the pre-show. Long day waiting on line and show with another long one tomorrow. Great show, a lot of the fans that came wound up in the front of the GA. Pictures to come!

Setlist for June 9th:

News Image - /macca-concerts/2011/lasvegas-06-09-11/bobgannon/1_thumb.jpg Paul kicks off the first Vegas Show
courtesy of Bob Gannon
Paul kicks off the first Vegas Show
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Hello Goodbye
Junior's Farm
All My Loving
Letting Go
Drive My Car
Sing the Changes
let me roll It
Long and Winding Road
1985
Let 'Em In
Ive Just Seen a Face
And I Love Rer
Blackbird
Here Today
Dance Tonight
Eleanor Rigby
Something
Band on the Run
Ob-la-di
Back in the USSR
A Day in the Life/ Give Peace Again
Let it Be
Live and Let die
Hey jude
 
Encore 1:
Daytripper
Get back
 
Encore 2:
Yesterday
Sgt Pepper

Report by: Bob Gannon (June 10th show)

Soundcheck: As always, soundcheck was very entertaining. Notes from inside: Paul dedicated San Francisco Bay Blues to his long time employee and person in charge of VIP's Shelley Lazar. Towards the end of soundcheck Paul read signs in the audience and decided to bring several of them on stage. Not sure what the first one said but they brought two young kids up to the stage. The second person's sign read "heal my broken leg..sign my cast" and the third one was my buddy Keri who's son held up, "please hug my mom". Paul posed for pictures with the two young kids and then he signed the cast and gave Keri a nice hug. At the end of soundcheck my books were delivered to Paul and band.

Setlist:
matchbox
honey don't
blue suede shoes
coming up
flaming pie
celebration
cmoon
my love
don't let the sun catch you crying
every night
san francisco bay blues
i'm looking through you
dance tonight
ram on
leaning on a lampost
yesterday
lady madonna
Concert: Paul and band brought the heat with Friday night's show. Putting back in many of the rockers that were taken out for the HP show. In commenting about the HP crowd during Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, he stated that he asked the crowd to sign the chorus and when it came time to sing, nobody did so he said tonight you will do better!!! Special guests in the audience were Yoko & Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison, George and Giles Martin and Neil Sedaka. Who were all mentioned by Paul in welcoming and saying what a big night it was. Again he made comment of Las Vegas being called "Lost Wages". Junior's Farm was back into the set and with the other rockers back in the set, this show really had a nice flow to it. As a side funny note..while backstage, security stopped Sean Lennon for not having the proper credentials. As the security guard continued to refuse entry, my friend told him that it was Sean Lennon and if he didn't have the right credentials than nobody would. The guard realized his snafu and let him through eventually. Paul was in great form being very interactive with the crowd, a lot of smiling and fooling around on stage. Very playful mood tonight. During Give Peace a Chance, plenty of screen shots of Yoko, Olivia and Sean singing along! Word was that concert would start on time as Paul had a flight to Liverpool following the show. Everyone one around me left very happy!
 
Setlist for June 10th:
News Image - /macca-concerts/2011/lasvegas-06-10-11/bobgannon/18_thumb.jpg Julian, Yoko and Olivia shown on big screen, singing along to `Give Peace a Chance`
courtesy of Bob Gannon
Julian, Yoko and Olivia shown on big screen, singing along to `Give Peace a Chance`
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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

Encore
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
 
 
Last Updated: 06/13/11 00:50
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by : Washington, DC June 13, 2011 9:50 AM EDT (Guest)  click to register
We were at the June 10th Vegas show and it was amazing, as usual. Not to be nit picky, but the set list shown here is NOT correct. Paul opened with Magical Mystery Tour, not Hello, Goodbye, and, much to my delight, he played Maybe I`m Amazed somewhere early in the set. He said he was throwing that one in as a surprise, and not even the stage crew knew he was going to do it. Lucky us!
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Paul is at it again. This time to kick off a US swing of what is now called 2011 On The Run Tour. A July 15th show in New York's Yankee Stadium has been confirmed and I suspect more gigs will be announced. Our pal Bob Gannon is at it again too. This time he was in Vegas to catch the LOVE 5th anniversary show (see report), and for Paul's return to the MGM Grand to kick off a US swing of what is now 2011 Up and Coming Tour. A slide show of the Vegas show will be up soon.