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McCartney pays tribute to 9-11 victims

With a flag on stage stating ‘Never Forget’ Paul McCartney paid tribute to the victims of the 9-11 attacks. Last night, McCartney resumed the American leg of his One-On-One Tour with a first performance ever at Prudential Center in Newark on Sept. 11. Sixteen years ago McCartney eyewitnessed the tragic event while being in New York.

During last night’s concert Paul also quoted a sign, held up by someone from the audience, with a lyric taken from the song Freedom: “We will fight for the right to live in freedom”. He wrote the track shortly after the attacks, but did not play it yesterday. The next video starts with reading the signs: 

Video: We Can Work It Out

McCartney arrived at the venue in the late afternoon, welcomed by a couple of hundred fans waiting for him. He took the time to sign the Hofner bass of one of them.

Video: McCartney signing Hofner Bass

The One-On-One Tour will continue with a second show in Newark tonight. The upcoming weeks McCartney plays a total of eleven concerts in the United States, after which the tour continues in Brazil. Last night's setlist was the same as the tour's latest show in Tinley Park this summer, containing treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue.

Video: Live and Let Die

Video: Back In The USSR

Video: Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five


A Hard Day’s Night
Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I love her
Here Today
Queenie Eye
The Fool on the hill
Lady Madonna
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your man
Being For the Benefit of Mr.Kite
Band on the Run
Back in the USSR
Let it Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Sgt.Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Hi Hi Hi
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End

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André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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