Paul McCartney begins 2017 tour at venue he originally played with the Beatles
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Paul McCartney opened the 2017 edition of his One on One Tour on April 25, 2017 with a show at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The venue is historic in Beatles history for the fact that the Beatles themselves played there in 1966. McCartney himself last played the venue almost two years ago to the day on April 28, 2015. Jash Tanigucci of the Japanese fan site Jash's Paul McCartney Page told AXS.com the highest price for tickets for this show was 100,000 yen, about $895 in U.S. currency.

Souvenir sales began around the venue about noon. The band members departed from the hotel around noon and entered the venue before 1 p.m., Tanigucci said. Paul McCartney himself departed from the hotel around 3:15 p.m. and arrived at Nippon Budokan about 3:30 p.m. Two years ago, Tanigucci said, McCartney waved to fans as he arrived from the left side of the car, but this time he was seen from the right side. After he arrived, the sound check started in the hall. Tanigucci said the venue was scheduled to open to the public around 4:30 p.m., but the actual opening was a little later. Pre-concert music began about 5:30 p.m.

The concert's opening song, “A Hard Day's Night,” remained the same as the last full show on the tour in Sacramento last year. “Jet,” the show's second song, was the first change to the set list. He also performed “Every Night,” which he hadn't sung in Japan since 2002. He spoke to fans in Japanese to introduce some of the songs.

Just before “Hi Hi Hi,” six fans wearing Sgt. Pepper costumes were brought to the stage. They gave him a special handkerchief they'd made. During the encore, Paul McCartney waved a Japanese flag.

Here is the set list that Paul McCartney performed in Budokan, Tokyo on April 25, 2017:
1. A Hard Day’s Night 
2. Jet
3. Drive My Car
4. Junior’s Farm
5. Let Me Roll It
6. I’ve Got A Feeling
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five
9. Maybe I’m Amazed
10. We Can Work It Out
11. Every Night
12. In Spite Of All The Danger
13. Love Me Do
14. Blackbird
15. Here Today
16. Queenie Eye
17. Lady Madonna
18. I Wanna Be Your Man
19. Magical Mystery Tour
20. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
21. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
22. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reprise]
23. Back In The USSR
24. Let It Be 
25. Live And Let Die
26. Hey Jude, (Encore)
27. Yesterday
28. Hi Hi Hi
29. Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End