Paul McCartney Electrifies California: CONCERT REVIEW

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Sir Paul McCartney could teach a class on how to create an unforgettable concert, he’s got it down to a science.

The legendary musical icon performed on May 8 on Mother’s Day. This marked the second show in Oakland, California after he quickly sold out the first night (May 6) concert. Paul McCartney is performing concerts around the United States as part of his “Got Back” tour which features thirteen stops in cities across America.

The Beatles member’s setlist included all of his hits as well as all of the band’s chart toppers. The crowd screamed along to the likes of “Hey Jude,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Let It Be.”

All while performing, his production value was top-notch, complete with flames and fireworks during “Live and Let Die.” Despite the excellent setlist and visuals, he joked that his only costume change would be when he took off his jacket.

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One of the standout moments was when he performed “Let Me Roll With It”. He then transitioned into a guitar solo of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”. Paul McCartney then pointed out that a past concert had a very special guest in the audience, Eric Clapton. He spoke about Hendrix before mentioning that at the show, asked Clapton to tune his guitar for him.

Earlier this month a clip of Paul McCartney’s concert went viral on social media for singing with the voice of John Lennon. When Lennon appeared on the big screen and McCartney performed “I’ve Got a Feeling” alongside his vocals, the audience was truly in awe. The tour marked the first time that McCartney sang alongside his former bandmate’s voice. All in all, seeing a living legend perform to an unmatched caliber, should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Tickets to Paul McCartney’s concert tour are on sale now.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.