Paul McCartney's setlist promises the Beatles' best in Vancouver

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      SPOILER ALERT: If you're going to the McCartney concert in Vancouver tonight and you don't want to know what songs he's most likely to play, stop reading now.

      Tonight's Paul McCartney show at BC Place is shaping up to be one of the biggest concert events Vancouver has ever hosted, maybe even more stellar than that Darknesss gig at the Commodore last February. There's a couple reasons why the anticipation level for this gig is so off the charts.

      It's the first time Sir Paul has played in town since the Fab Four's historic performance at Empire Stadium back in August of '64. Then there's the rumour that Bruce Springsteen--who plays Rogers Arena tomorrow night--will hop on stage, maybe to join him in a version of "Born Back in the U.S.A.S.S.R."

      A lot of Beatles freaks with McCartney tix in hand are no doubt psyched about what old-school tracks he'll roll out tonight. Thanks to websites like, a pretty fair prediction of those songs can be made. Judging by what McCartney's been playing on his current On the Run Tour, I'm particularly stoked about the possibility of hearing "Yesterday", "Blackbird", "Paperback Writer", "I'm Looking Through You", "Back in the U.S.S.R.", "A Day in the Life", "Day Tripper", and "Get Back".

      Here's the complete setlist from McCartney's latest show, Nov. 14 in Houston, Texas, as posted on Looks like there's "Something" on there for everyone.

      1) "Magical Mystery Tour"

      2) "Junior's Farm"

      3) "All My Loving"

      4) "Jet"

      5) "Got to Get You Into My Life"

      6) "Sing the Changes"

      7) "The Night Before"

      8) "Let Me Roll It"

      9) "Paperback Writer"

      10) "The Long and Winding Road"

      11) "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five"

      12) "My Valentine"

      13) "Maybe I'm Amazed"

      14) "I'm Looking Through You"

      15) "And I Love Her"

      16) "Blackbird"

      17) "Here Today"

      18) "Dance Tonight"

      19) "Mrs. Vandebilt"

      20) "Eleanor Rigby"

      21) "Something"

      22) "Band on the Run"

      23) "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

      24) "Back in the U.S.S.R."

      25) "I've Got a Feeling"

      26) "A Day in the Life"

      27) "Let It Be"

      28) "Live and Let Die"

      29) "Hey Jude"


      30) "Lady Madonna"

      31) "Day Tripper

      32) "Get Back"

      Encore 2:

      33) "Yesterday"

      34) "Helter Skelter"

      35) "Golden Slumbers"

      36) "Carry That Weight"

      37) "The End"

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      Nov 25, 2012 at 1:34pm

      I am gonna be pretty upset if I don't hear "Wonderful Christmastime". Just sayin'.


      Nov 25, 2012 at 2:12pm

      Still too many 'wings' songs. That kept me from going.

      Paul Archambault

      Nov 25, 2012 at 2:50pm

      Had the priviledge Seeing McCartney play at Maple Leaf Gardens mid 70's. Venus and Mars Tour. Awesome. Enjoy tonights show you lucky people.

      J. Byers

      Nov 25, 2012 at 3:24pm

      Going to the show tonight with my wife and my cousin who was at the 1964 Empire Stadium Beatles show, and my friend who braved the line-up and managed to score tickets. I'm stoked that he's singing "The Night Before" from the film "Help!"- I saw that with my 2 cousins who went to the 1964 concert. I wanted to see the Beatles live SO bad but they never played town again. I did catch Ringo's All-Starr Band show at the Coliseum back in 1989 and tonight it's Paul McCartney.


      Nov 25, 2012 at 4:03pm

      I am ready for this!


      Nov 25, 2012 at 5:03pm

      I lean toward the heavier side of music (can't wait for Propagandhi to announce a YVR show), but I am super pumped about seeing Paul tonight. Like many kids my age I grew up on The Beatles. Also excited to hear Band on the Run live! 3 hours!

      Gerry Prior

      Nov 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

      Met Paul & John back in the late 50s at the 2 Is coffee bar on Greek St. in Soho London. Still the greatest, always will be, even my sons agree!!!!


      Nov 25, 2012 at 5:08pm

      Got my ticket...biggest concert in Vancouver history.


      Nov 26, 2012 at 12:59am

      So did Springsteen show up? Did they make out? Tell me!

      Steve Newton

      Nov 26, 2012 at 12:21pm

      no, he didn't show up. On stage. Who knows what happened backstage as far as making out goes. None of my business.