One bit I dislike about the new show set-up is how there's no pause in between the grande climax of the pre-show and the appearance of McCartney himself any more. Until this tour, you had the Booker T. intro we all know, no lights on, and after a few seconds a wild McCartney appeared from the dark. Now he comes on without any subtle pause, even while the last tones of the pre-show are still being heard.
I don't see Paul doing what U2 does. He is pretty comfortable with what he is doing. It looks pretty much like the 1989 and 1993 tours, which are the templates for what he does now. Which is pretty cool!
Agree. Paul McCartney concerts are (should be) first snd foremost about the music. I couldn't give a fat rat's tossbag about the lights, screens, bells and whistles. Paul walks on. Paul sings. Folks are happy.
^^Bah Hah ROFLMAO^^ I mean seriously it is about the music
U2 does have a plethora of "deep cuts" that are astounding, and they really pull out all the stops to put on a fantastic show. Tragic that apparently Bono can't play guitar anymore, but he didn't, on stage, anyway. (He had a bad bicycle accident.)
He used to play guitar on a few songs live. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the Edge is quoted saying he misses Bono's guitar playing, especially when he's playing solos.
I can't answer your questions, but I remember the many complaints from forum members who tried to buy tickets to Paul's Out There concerts in the US through CrowdSurge, so I wish you good luck this year!