Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage at Dodgers Stadium

Paul McCartney at 77 is still touring. The concert, of the USA portion of his Freshen Up Tour, was on Saturday, July 13 at Dodgers Stadium in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in California. Since Sept 2018 Paul McCartney and his band had played 39 concerts in Europe, North and South America and Asia. The Tour will continue into Canada later this year.

They performed for 3 hours – yes 3 hours. After the first song of the ending Encore, a special guest joined Paul and his current Band on stage. That was Ringo Starr. Ringo played a set of drums for 2 songs.

Video courtesy of the Variety YouTube channel

 For the last song, which has 3 guitar players, Joe Walsh came on stage to play. Simply awesome. Variety did a revue and shared some video clips. Paul is almost 77. Ringo turned 79 on July 07. Both looked fit and trim. To play in front of a packed Dodgers Stadium for 3 hours and not miss a beat is unreal. This was not a Milli Vanilli type of fake voice over concert. The concert was real and the sound from the videos is awesome. Wish I could have been there.

Video is courtesy of the Cal Vid YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit Variety’s website to read their review of the Final Concert of Paul McCartney’s “Frshen Up” Tour. Their post is titled: “Concert Review: Definitely We’re Amazed by Paul McCartney’s Blowout Dodger Stadium Show”.

Chis Willaims at Variety posted something after the concert was over. Click on this line to read that post titled: “Paul McCartney Brings Ringo Starr to the Stage for End-of-Tour Surprise”.

Again, I wish I had been there to see that concert.

Paul McCartney and his Band will perform four concerts in Canada, starting in September of 2019.

Paul McCartney Canadian Tour Dates 2019:

September 17: Quebec City, QC – the Videotron Centre
September 20: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place


Posted by Vincent Banial