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paul mccartney

Main Space, Roundhouse

Thursday 25 October

McCartney released ‘Memory Almost Full’ his 21st solo album earlier this year to a resounding response, having sold over a million copies worldwide.

A master of melodies, the former Beatle was joined by a special string section, for a truly memorable event.


Sorry we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival.

on the bbc

Radio 2
  • Radio 2
  • Radio 2 hosted Paul McCartney at the Roundhouse

set list

  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Flaming Pie
  • Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Dance Tonight
  • Only Mama Knows
  • C'Moon
  • The Long And Winding Road
  • Follow The Sun
  • That Was Me
  • Here Today
  • Blackbird
  • Calico Skies
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Band On The Run
  • USSR
  • House Of Wax
  • I Got A Feeling
  • Live And Let Die
  • Hey Jude
  • Let It Be
  • Lady Madonna
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Get Back

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Jane Long.

  1. 19.59 - At 7pm the queue stretched halfway to Belsize Park. Five minutes to go and already the packed crowd are going wild.
  2. 20.05 - And straight into 'Magical Mystery Tour'. This is one man who doesn't need to worry about wasting his hits early in the set!
  3. 20.07 - Paul's looking damn sharp in a skinny mod suit.
  4. 20.09 - It's "a long time" since he's been in the Roundhouse...
  5. 20.12 - He's got his mandolin out. Must be time for 'Dance Tonight'.

audience reviews

I was fortunate enough to actually be there, coming all the way from Canada. This is the 4th time I've seen Paulie and again, seeing him was one of the highlites of my life. His voice was in top form, he was full of energy, he looked absolutely fantastic and he seemed genuinely pleased to banter with the crowd. Everyone in The Roundhouse left with a smile on their face. I'm hoping and praying he returns to a full tour next year, although nothing can top seeing him up close in such an intimate setting. Paul is, by far, the ultimate showman!

Superb Gig, filled with live musical history, fresh new genius and a total glow of admiration for this living giant of music.Great to see McCartney in such a small venue.I went to this gig hoping to see something different from his usual backcatalogue, but have to admit, the old stuff has to be there. This music, made us want to see the man in the first place.He played a good mix of original and new material, which pleased everyone.He was warm to his audience, and I highly applaude the BBC for making the concert so accessable through its many media sites, so this warmth can be felt by those that sadly could not be there in the flesh.Keep rocking MACCA!I for one will never tire of your magic.

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