ALMOST 51 years after his first visit to the Spanish capital city, and 12 years after his last appearance there, Paul McCartney brought Madrid to its knees on Thursday night (June 2) performing to an almost full house at Vicente Calderon stadium with his One on One tour.
For more than two and a half hours, with 40 songs covering six decades of good music, Sir Paul and his four companions (Rusty Anderson, Brian Ray, Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens and Abe LaborielJr) kept fans of all ages singing along to tunes ranging from the opening Hard Day’s Night through Love Me Do, Hey Jude, Can’t Buy Me Love, We Can Work It Out, Band On The Run and many, many more.
After greeting the crowd, who had all happily forked out from €80 upwards for tickets, in Spanish with a cheery “Buenasnoches Madrid, buenasnochesEspaña!” McCartney launched into his seemingly endless repertoire.
The evening included particularly emotive moments remembering the past through Yesterday and those no longer with us such as George Harrison and Linda McCartney, who he dedicated the song Maybe I’m Amazed from his first solo album to.
Fans later reported that although it had been a long time coming, the concert was certainly worth the wait.