On Monday night, Paul McCartney played New York’s legendary Apollo Theater as part of Sirius XM’s 20 millionth subscriber bash. The concert was broadcast on Sirius XM as the former Beatle cruised through a career-spanning set list, opening with “Magical Mystery Tour” and proceeding straight into “Jet.” He offered staples like “Band on the Run” and “Maybe I’m Amazed” as well as early Beatles material such as “One After 909” and “I’m Looking Through You,” plus a cover of the Marvin Gaye tune “Hitch Hike.” McCartney even pulled out the holiday classic “Wonderful Christmastime,” complete with a backing youth choir, before doing the second and final encore that included “Yesterday” and “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise),” which segued into “The End.”

In other Macca news, he will play an intimate lunchtime show at the 100 Club in London on Friday, December 17. The 100 Club is under threat of closure and could close its doors before 2011 ends if £500,000 is not raised to help its plight, according to NME. “I’ve played all sorts of different venues over the years and this kind of show presents a different kind of challenge to performing in a stadium,” McCartney said about the concert. “I love performing and I love connecting with audiences, be it in a stadium or arena or in a club. I’m looking forward to being able to interact with fans on a face to face basis, not to mention the smell of sweat and beer!”

McCartney at the Apollo setlist:
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Jet
3. Drive My Car
4. All My Loving
5. One After 909
6. Let Me Roll It
7. The Long and Winding Road
8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
9. Maybe I’m Amazed
10. Blackbird
11. I’m Looking Through You
12. And I Love Her
13. Petrushka
14. Dance Tonight
15. Eleanor Rigby
16. Hitch Hike (Marvin Gaye cover)
17. Band On The Run
18. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
19. Back in the USSR
20. A Day in the Life
21. Give Peace a Chance
22. Let It Be
23. Hey Jude
24. Wonderful Christmastime
25. I Saw Her Standing There
26. Get Back
Encore 2:
27. Yesterday
28. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
29. The End
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Paul McCartney was back on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and not only did he play five songs for the audience, but he also appeared in a number of skits. Macca offered up Wings hits “Jet” and “Band on the Run” as well as Beatles’ classics “A Day in the Life” and “Get Back,” not to mention John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” He also joked with host Paul Rudd in the opening monologue, impersonated Prince Charles’ wife Camilla Parker-Bowles during Weekend Update, and played a tiny harmonica in a digital short. Here’s all the footage for you:
“Band On The Run”


“Weekend Update”

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