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Review and photos by Gus Griesinger

Here at Goldmine, we can honestly say you can never get enough of Sir Paul McCartney. So, when the opportunity presented itself for us to cover another show from the Got Back tour (this time at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY, June 4, 2022), we jumped at the chance. Plus, we wanted to see how much the Beatle changed up his setlist with only a handful of shows left for this particular tour. 

Show up early! Sir Paul arrives at the show with his usual wave to the fans.

Show up early! Sir Paul arrives at the show with his usual wave to the fans.

First and foremost, we showed up early to get a glimpse of McCartney entering the Dome. This has become a tradition before most shows that he does. His security sets it up so fans can view him driving in. It’s quick and lasts only a few seconds but the window is rolled own and he will wave to the crowd. It’s still a nice thrill for all the fans that get to see this. For a man who is about to turn 80 on June 18, McCartney seems to be in the same physical shape since he last performed in the area, back in 2017.

The beginning of the show puts Paul on full display!

The beginning of the show puts Paul on full display!

To eliminate the chance of duplication from our past Got Back reviews, we won’t go into every detail of every song. We will just talk about the differences between the shows covered. And, actually, the differences in the setlist were minor from other dates on the tour. It seems Paul only tinkers with maybe three tracks. “Let ‘Em In,” “I've Just Seen a Face” and “New" were the ones we heard in Syracuse. These songs have been interchangeable with “Getting Better,” “We Can Work It Out” and “Queenie Eye.” For fans waiting to hear a hint of “Yesterday,” it didn’t appear in the set in Syracuse. Will it make an appearance in the last shows at Fenway, Oriole Park or MetLife Stadium? Who knows? But Beatles fans with tickets hope it does.

Paul McCartney and his band.

Paul McCartney and his band.

It was a close to sellout crowd if not sold out. It appears that some seats were released the day of, but you would have been hard pressed to find empty seats throughout the dome. And, of course, you find all kinds of fans at a McCartney show; ones that have seen Paul with The Beatles in the '60s to whole families sharing their love for the famed Beatle. Not many musicians are able to bring different groups of people like McCartney does.

Read a Goldmine review from the start of the Got Back tour

McCartney's voice may not have the same strength as it did even a few years ago. However, it was still all live, with no additional tracks or anything else pumped in to cover or hide the flaws shown. What you see is what you get on the Got Back tour. A living legend who still breathes and sings amongst us. Paul McCartney is a world treasure and who knows how much longer he will choose to continue to do this kind of touring. We all know he doesn’t need to. For that we applaud him!  

Paul McCartney Setlist:

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 (Wings song) w/ Foxy Lady jam

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 (The Quarrymen song)

Love Me Do 

Dance Tonight

Blackbird 

Here Today (tribute to John Lennon)

New

Lady Madonna

Fuh You

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 

Let It Be 

Live and Let Die

Hey Jude

  

Encore:

I’ve Got a Feeling (virtual duet with John Lennon rooftop performance video from Get Back documentary)

Birthday 

Helter Skelter 

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight 

The End

[Paul McCartney's band is comprised of Paul 'Wix' Wickens, Abe Laboriel Jr., Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray.]

  

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