Paul McCartney performing at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Paul McCartney performing at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
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Paul McCartney did his usual set list shuffle on his Out There! Tour and substituted three Beatles songs for three others at his May 28 show at the Echo Arena in his hometown of Liverpool, according to an official set list released May 29 by Paul McCartney's press office. He brought back “Got to Get You Into My Life” for “Can't Buy Me Love” early in the set. “Can't Buy Me Love” was moved down to the encore and replaced “I Saw Her Standing There.” He also added “I'm Looking Through You” to replace “Got To Get You Into My Life.”

In an interview before the show with the Liverpool Echo, he says one of the things he does to help keep fit is a headstand while in his dressing room before concerts. “I do a bit of the cross-trainer, a bit of running, a bit of cardio and then I do some weights, some abs on the Swiss ball, before ending up on the mat doing a few stretches. And then standing on my head. That’s my big claim to fame! I actually learned it in the 60s, it was a yoga thing, and my argument is I need flexibility not strength.

“But what’s cool about it is that I’ll be in the gym with all these guys doing really big weights - whilst I’m there doing not big weights – and afterwards, when I’ve done my headstand for about five minutes, these big guys will come up to me and say: ‘That was pretty impressive, man!”

Here's the full set list for Thursday's show as released by Paul McCartney's press office May 29 (changes from the previous show in bold): “Eight Days a Week,” “Save Us, “Got To Get You Into My Life” (change from “Can't Buy Me Love”), “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Temporary Secretary,” “Let Me Roll It/Foxey Lady,” “Paperback Writer,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”, “The Long and Winding Road,” “Maybe I'm Amazed,” “I'm Looking Through You” (change from “I've Just Seen a Face”), “We Can Work It Out,” “Another Day,” “Hope for the Future,” “And I Love Her,” “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “Lady Madonna,” “All Together Now,” “Lovely Rita,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite,” “Something,” “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,” “Band on the Run,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude.”

Encore: Another Girl,” “Hi Hi Hi,” “Can't Buy Me Love” (change from “I Saw Her Standing There”). Encore 2: “Yesterday,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End.”

The tour now leaves the UK and heads for mainland Europe with the next show June 5 in Marseille, France, then on to the Netherlands June 7-8 and Paris June 11 before swinging back to the U.S. June 19 for the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Tickets for these shows and others are available here.