Paul McCartney brings One On One tour to New Jersey

Paul McCartney's One On One tour, with only 11 shows left in the tour, stopped at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Aug. 7. The pre-show soundcheck was highlighted by a special performance by Paul McCartney bringing music teacher James Liverani and his father to the stage during the soundcheck. The pair sang “Get Back” with McCartney and the band. The father, Tom, had caught McCartney's attention with a sign that said, “My son would be the coolest music teacher if he could play with his idol.” His son also had a sign that said, “Music teacher” with a piece of sheet music on it.


James Liverani said his dad had been taking him to McCartney shows since 1990 when he was three years old. In fact, Liverani said in an interview, he first saw McCartney at Giants Stadium, which used to be located in the same parking lot as MetLife Stadium until it was demolished. “I told Paul, the greatest thing was when I was three years old, I had the chicken pox and my parents still took me to my first Paul show at Giants Stadium,” he said.


The setlist for the show was the same as the previous show at FirstOntario Centre at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, minus the extra addition of “Mull of Kintyre.” An unconfirmed report said the band started the soundcheck with a blues jam, then played “Matchbox,” followed by “Drive My Car” and “Junior's Farm,” then “Let 'Em In” and the Little Richard song “Miss Ann,” then “San Francisco Bay Blues,” “I've Just Seen a Face,” “Ram On,” “Midnight Special,” “Bluebird” and “Lady Madonna,” before playing “Get Back.” The next two shows were set for Aug. 9-10 at at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Tickets for all McCartney shows are available here.