Paul McCartney Performs First Solo “Hard Day’s Night” and “Love Me Do”

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Photo by Mary McCartney
Photo by Mary McCartney

Even after nearly sixty years as a live musician, Paul McCartney is still able to surprise fans. The legendary singer-songwriter kicked off his One on One tour on Wednesday night in Fresno, California with his first ever solo performance of “Hard Day’s Night.” The singer later went on to deliver his first non-Beatles rendition of “Love Me Do,” as well. Watch a fan-shot video of “Hard Day’s Night” below.

Aside from the two first-time performances, McCartney also dusted off a number of other older tracks for his tour’s opening night. He took to the piano to perform The Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere” for the first time since 2008. McCartney and company also played The Magical Mystery Tour’s “The Fool on the Hill” for the first time since 2003 and Rubber Soul’s “You Won’t See Me” for the first time since 2004.

The night also featured surprises from McCartney’s non-Beatles projects. McCartney channeled his time in The Quarrymen – his early group with John Lennon and George Harrison that preceded The Beatles –with a performance of “In Spite of All the Danger.” The ex-Beatle also showcased “FourFiveSeconds,” his 2015 collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West.

A current list of dates for McCartney’s One on One Tour can be seen below.

One on One Tour Dates:

04/15     Portland, OR             Moda Center
04/17     Seattle, WA                Key Arena
04/19     Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena
04/20     Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena
04/30     Little Rock, AR           Verizon Arena
05/02     Sioux Falls, SD           Denny Sanford Premier Center
05/04     Minneapolis, MN        Target Center
05/05     Minneapolis, MN        Target Center
06/12     Landgraaf, NL             Pinkpop Festival
06/30     Werchter, BE               Rock Werchter
07/08     Milwaukee, WI             Summerfest
07/10     Cincinnati, OH             US Bank Arena
07/12     Philadelphia, PA          Citizens Bank Park
07/19     Hershey, PA                 Hersheypark Stadium
07/21     Hamiliton, ON              FirstOntario Centre
08/07     East Rutherford, NJ     MetLife Stadium
08/13     St. Louis, MO               Busch Stadium

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