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Paul McCartney played the Frank Erwin Center (setlist), plays again tonight; asks Russian officials to free Pussy Riot member

Paul McCartney @ Frank Erwin Center last night (via)
Macca in Austin

Paul McCartney‘s Out There tour is currently in Austin, having played the first of two consecutive nights at the Frank Erwin Center last night (5/22). Macca played nearly 40 songs culled from over 50 years of songs, including “Eight Days a Week,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Blackbird,” “Live and Let Die” and a show-ending Abbey Road trifecta of “Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End.” Setlist is below. Paul plays Erwin Center again tonight (5/22) and you can look forward to pictures from that here on BV Austin.

In other news, McCartney has written a letter to Russian officials in support of incarcerated Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina who is currently on a hunger strike:

My personal belief is that further incarceration for Maria will be harmful for her and the situation as a whole, which, of course, is being watched by people all over the world. In the great tradition of fair-mindedness which the Russian people (many of whom are my friends) are famous for, I believe that you granting this request would send a very positive message to all the people who have followed this case.

Meanwhile, the classic 1976 live album, Wings Over America, is getting a deluxe reissue next week (5/28). The box set comes with the original album — the first triple-album to ever go to #1 in the U.S. — plus a disc of bonus audio, as well as a DVD featuring a rarely-seen television special, Wings Over the World. You can watch a video “unboxing” of the reissue, along with last night’s Erwin Center setlist, below.

Wings ‘Wings Over America’ – Deluxe Edition (27th / 28th May 2013)

SETLIST: Paul McCartney @ Frank Erwin Center, 5/22/2013 (via)
“Eight Days a Week”
“Junior’s Farm”
“All My Loving”
“Listen to What the Man Said”
“Let Me Roll It”
“Paperback Writer
“My Valentine”
“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
“The Long and Winding Road”
“Maybe I’m Amazed”
“I’ve Just Seen a Face”
“We Can Work It Out”
“Another Day”
“And I Love Her”
“Here Today”
“Your Mother Should Know”
“Lady Madonna”
“All Together Now”
“Lovely Rita”
“Mrs. Vandebilt”
“Eleanor Rigby”
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
“Band on the Run”
“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
“Let It Be”
“Live and Let Die”
“Hey Jude”
Encore: “Day Tripper”
“Hi Hi Hi”
“Get Back”
Encore 2: “Yesterday”
“Helter Skelter”
“Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End”

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