Paul McCartney launched his brand new One On One Tour on April 13 in Fresno, California. The 21-time Grammy winner rocked the Save Mart Center with a massive 38-song setlist, packed with hits, beloved album tracks and live rarities, which included performing The Beatles' hit "A Hard Day's Night" for the very first time since leaving the band.
Consequences of Sound reports on April 14 the iconic British rocker delighted Fresno fans by kicking off the set with the 1964 smash Beatles' single. Macca has never before played the song live as a solo artist and last performed "A Hard Day's Night" as a member of The Beatles on Aug. 31, 1965 in San Francisco at Cow Palace.
In the 3:41 minute fan-shot video, the excitement is palpable as "The Band on the Run" hitmaker and band take the stage to the roar of the crowd. The cheers become deafening as the instantly familiar dominate 9th chord rings out to introduce the song. Sir Paul approaches the microphone, sporting his trademark Hoffner Beatle bass and steps into the first verse, singing "It's been a hard day's night/And I've been working like a dog."
"A Hard Day's Night" served as the title track of The Beatles' third studio album, as well as the title of their first feature length film. Released as the second single from the album after "Can't Buy Me Love," it topped the charts in North America and the U.K. in August 1964. Fans can check out the video footage above.
"A Hard Day's Night" wasn't the only surprise delivered by the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. After promising to shake up the setlist for the new tour, McCartney delivered bigtime, also performing The Beatles 1962 single "Love Me Do" for the first time live as a solo artist, having last played it last, according to Setlist.FM stats, with The Beatles on Oct. 16, 1963 in London at Playhouse Theatre.
Other live rarities included the reappearance of The Beatles' Revolver chestnut "Here, There and Everywhere" (first time live since 2008), as well as The Quarrymen's "In Spite of All the Danger (first time live since 2005) and The Beatles' Rubber Soul classic"You Won’t See Me" (U.S. debut, first time since 2004). See below for the full setlist.
Paul Mccartney, Fresno, California, Save Mart Centre, April 13, 2016 setlist:
A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles) (First time as a solo artist)
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Letting Go (Wings)
Let Me Roll It (Wings) -> Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles) (First time live since 2008, first time with McCartney on piano )
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
In Spite of All the Danger (The Quarrymen) (First time live since 2005)
You Won’t See Me (The Beatles) (U.S. debut, first time since 2004, semi-acoustic version)
Love Me Do (The Beatles) (First time as a solo artist)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(The Beatles song)
The Fool on the Hill (The Beatles) (First time live since 2003)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney cover)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Band on the Run (Wings)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Live and Let Die (Wings)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
The End (The Beatles)