Photo via Paul McCartney’s Instagram
Last Night, Paul McCartney concluded the U.S. leg of his Got Back tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. During the night, he welcomed fellow rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen, on stage for a rendition of his 1984 hit, “Glory Days,” and a take on The Beatles’ classic, “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Then, to cap off the evening, Jon Bon Jovi sang “Happy Birthday to You” to McCartney, who will celebrate his 80th birthday tomorrow.
The June 16 show featured a 33-song single-set performance and a seven-tune encore teeming with classics by The Beatles and Wings. Following the fast and fun opening number, 1964’s “Can’t Buy Me Love,” McCartney worked his way through his expansive catalog. He landed on the title track off his third studio album with the Wings, Playing in the Band, more than halfway through the show. As the epic number finished to grand crowd applause, Springsteen appeared.
McCartney prefaced the sit-in, telling the crowd, “He’s a local boy,” adding, “He’s gonna sing with us.” Next, the New Jersey native took the stage, wishing McCartney a happy birthday before ripping into the opening chords of “Glory Days.” Next, McCartney returned to the mic, locking eye contact with Springsteen and asking, “Bruce, one more?” Then, seamlessly, they launched into The Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man,” while sharing lead vocals. Watch the fan-shot video of the two-song performance below.
The band performed “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” and finished the set with the sing-along “Hey Jude.” For the first song of his encore, McCartney landed on “I’ve Got a Feeling” ahead of the second sit-in of the night. As the song wrapped, Bon Jovi joined McCartney on stage to sing him “Happy Birthday to You,” which conveniently came before The Beatles’ “Birthday.” The encore continued with McCartney and his band taking on “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers,” and “Carry That Weight.” Then, Springsteen took the stage once more to lend his talents on a fitting finale to the Got Back tour, 1969’s “The End.”
Watch Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney perform “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man” below.
Scroll down to view the complete setlist from last night’s concert.
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MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, N.J.
June 16, 2022
Set: Can’t Buy Me Love, Junior’s Farm, Letting Go, Got to Get You Into My Life, Come On to Me, Let Me Roll It, Getting Better, Let’Em In, My Valentine, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Maybe I’m Amazed, I’ve Just Seen a Face, In Spite of All the Danger, Love Me Do, Dance Tonight, Blackbird, Here Today, New, Lady Madonna, Fuh You, Jet, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, Something, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, You Never Give Me Your Money, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Get Back, Band on the Run, Glory Days*, I Wanna Be Your Man*, Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude
Enc.: I’ve Got a Feeling, Happy Birthday to You^, Birthday, Helter Skelter, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End*
* With Bruce Springsteen
^ Jon Bon Jovi
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