Watch: Paul McCartney Delivers Surprise Concert at Small Brazilian Club

Watch: Paul McCartney Delivers Surprise Concert at Small Brazilian Club

Photo via Official YouTube Video

Last night, Nov. 28, Paul McCartney took part in a surprise appearance at the 500-capacity Brazilian venue Clube do Choro in Brasília. The original Beatle cut into a 24-song set during the performance, teeming with classic material from his time with the Fab Four and Wings. Notably, the club performance represented the smallest venue McCartney has performed at in Brazil. 

Rumblings of a surprise appearance began to spread on Monday, November 27, and were confirmed through ticket sales on Tuesday. The smaller concert affair arrived before the musician’s billed follow-up at ​​Mané Garrincha Stadium on Friday, November 30 on his current Got Back Tour. The club gig began with the Beatles’ classic “A Hard Day’s Night,” followed by a number from the Wings archive, with the arrival of “Junior’s Farm.” 

From one piece of Wings material to the next, McCartney and his backing band soared into “Letting Go” before resuming Beatles content with “Got to Get You Into My Life.” The group of seasoned players picked up “Come On to Me” before “Let Me Roll It,” which included a tease of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.” Notably, the cover was performed the night after what would have been Hendrix’s 81st birthday. 

Fittingly, McCartney dedicated “My Valentine” to his bride, Nancy Shevel. After, added material that stroked the artist’s extensive history in the spotlight ensued, including “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” and “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” A segment of classic Beatles material unfolded next, consisting of “From Me to You” and “Blackbird,” which sandwiched “Fuh You” followed by another return to favorites with “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Get Back,” “Lady Madonna,” “Let It Be” and set-ender, “Hey Jude.” 

For the night’s encore, McCartney continued to add heat to the fire with the arrival of “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.” He continued by performing “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers,” and “Carry That Weight” before a fitting conclusion to the night with a last play of “The End,” a song that has historically ended his shows.

To mark the memorable concert, McCartney shared a video from the show via his official YouTube channel. Watch it below.

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Paul McCartney 

Clube do Choro – Brasília, Brazil 

Nov. 28, 2023

Set: A Hard Day’s Night, Junior’s Farm, Letting Go, Got to Get You Into My Life, Come On to Me, Let Me Roll It (Foxy Lady tease), Getting Better, My Valentine, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Maybe I’m Amazed, I’ve Just Seen a Face, From Me to You, Blackbird, Fuh You, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Get Back, Lady Madonna, Let It Be, Hey Jude

Enc.: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Helter Skelter, Golden Slumber, Carry That Weight, The End

Setlist via Setlist.FM.

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