Paul McCartney opened his On On One Tour of the US on July 7 in Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena. The ex-Beatle rocked fans with a jaw-dropping 39-song setlist, brimming with greatest hits, beloved album tracks, including the live rarity “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Ultimate Classic Rock reports on July 8 that the legendary British rocker has been performing songs from across his illustrious six decade career on the current tour with a setlist that includes the first song he ever wrote with The Quarrymen “In Spite of All the Danger” to material off his most recent studio album New. Along with dozens of obligatory Macca, Wings and Beatles greatest hits like “Yesterday,” “Live and Let Die” and “Hey Jude,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also surprised fans by performing the 1963 With The Beatles track “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Written by Lennon/McCartney, “I Wanna Be Your Man” was initially an early UK hit for The Rolling Stones, drummer Ringo Starr handled lead vocals on The Beatles' version. Although Starr has sung it hundreds of times live, Sir Paul has only performed the song live 15 times in his entire career.
Fans can check out the action in a fan-shot 2:03 minute version posted Friday on YouTube. Touring guitarist Rusty Anderson peels on the intro riff and joins the multi-platinum seller on unison vocals along with bassist Brian Ray, singing “I wanna be your lover baby/I wanna be your man.”
The “Band on the Run” hitmaker recently expanded his One On One Tour to Mexico and will continue his 20-city US run on July 10 in Tampa, Florida, at Amalie Arena. The summer trek will wrap up with a two- night stand Oct. 1 – Oct. 2 in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. Tickets for a wide variety of Paul McCartney dates are available at AXS.
Fans can now purchase the 50th anniversary expanded deluxe reissue of The Beatles pioneering rock classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was reissued on May 26 via Parlophone and is available here in standard and deluxe editions in CD, digital and vinyl formats. For all the latest information on Paul McCartney, click here.