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Watch Paul McCartney Play ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ For The First Time In 50 Years

Paul McCartney started off his One on One tour in Fresno by treating fans to something they hadn’t heard in half a century. Macca played Beatles hits “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Love Me Do” for the first time ever as a solo artist, more than 50 years after he last played them with the Fab Four.

Oddly enough, the last time McCartney played “Night” was also in the Golden State. According to Rolling Stone, the last time that Paul played the tune was all the way back in 1965 in a concert in Daly City, California. “Love Me Do” spent even longer on the shelf, with Paul last playing it live in 1963 at London’s Playhouse Theater.

Paul also dusted off rarely-played tracks from Wings and pre-Beatles act The Quarrymen, sprinkled in a few of his songs from his latest album New and played his collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna, “FourFiveSeconds.” Sadly, no emoji tunes made the cut.

Check out a full setlist below, complete with rarity annotations, courtesy of Consequence of Sound:

Setlist:
A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles) (First time as a solo artist)
Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Letting Go (Wings)
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It (Wings) -> Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles) (First time live since 2008, first time with McCartney on piano )
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
In Spite of All the Danger (The Quarrymen) (First time live since 2005)
You Won’t See Me (The Beatles) (U.S. debut, first time since 2004, semi-acoustic version)
Love Me Do (The Beatles) (First time as a solo artist)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Play Video
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
The Fool on the Hill (The Beatles) (First time live since 2003)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney cover)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Band on the Run (Wings)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Live and Let Die (Wings)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Encore:

Yesterday (The Beatles)
Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
The End (The Beatles)

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