Paul McCartney played for nearly three hours in the first of two concerts at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday (31st July 2011). It is over 45 years since MCCartney last played a Windy City baseball stadium - rocking Comiskey Park with The Beatles back in August 1965, reports the Chicago Tribune.
As part of his new 'On the Run' tour, the singer-songwriter wowed the sold out Wrigley Park audience with hits spanning 50 years. Opening with 'Hello, Goodbye', MCCartney initially relied heavily on his 'classics', but did play 'Sing the Changes' from his 'The Fireman's' side project with producer Youth. The huge concerts have been in development for some time, and were briefly in jeopardy after the city council initially appeared reluctant to grant approval. Nevertheless, Sunday's concert went ahead and MCCartney delivered two encores, the second of which featured Beatles tracks 'Yesterday', 'Helter Skelter' and 'Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End'. Energetically backed by his drummer Abe Laboriel Jr, MCCartney finally wowed the crowd with a Jimi Hendrix tribute of 'Foxy Lady', complete with a string-bending guitar solo.
Paul Mccartney released his 14th studio album 'Memory Almost Full' back in 2007. The record spawned the hit single 'Dance Tonight', which was nominated for 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performance' at the 2008 GRAMMY AWARDS.