Paul McCartney breezed into the Royal Albert Hall last night (March 29th) for a hit laden set.
At the end of the day, Paul McCartney is still Paul McCartney. Capable of drawing on what is perhaps pop’s première back catalogue, the songwriter breezed into the Royal Albert Hall last night (March 29th).
A highlight of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concert series, the show opened with a montage of the work done by the charity. Obviously moved, Paul McCartney then launched into a set which encompassed his entire career.
Taking place on the 141st birthday of the venue, it was Paul McCartney’s first visit to the Royal Albert Hall since the George Harrison memorial concert back in 2002.
Using a far smaller venue than his recent British tour, the Royal Albert Hall housed some celebrity fans. Pulp are due to take part in the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts tonight (March 30th) and Jarvis Cocker was on hand to soak up the show.
Chatting with the Evening Telegraph, the frontman said: “We’re going back to rehearse now. We’re scared.”
At one point Paul McCartney was joined by a number of guests to run through his ‘Let It Be’ classic ‘Get Back’. Ronnie Wood, Paul Weller and Teenage Cancer Trust patron Roger Daltrey all assisted the former Beatle – who seemingly re-organised his European tour to fit in the Royal Albert Hall date.
Roger Daltrey told the Sun recently: “Sir Paul has been brilliant. We almost got him last year but he couldn’t make the date work”.
“He said, ‘I’ll be there for you next year, Rog’ – and here he is. He did a few extra shows in Europe to make it work so no-one had to foot the bill of getting his show here – and that means a lot.”