Paul McCartney Concert at the Kohl Center June 6th 2019 – Madison WI

Kohl Center – Madison WI


Happy early Birthday Steve!  Paul McCartney concert at the Kohl Center.

Shortly before the concert started.

Sir Paul might be just shy of 77, but he can certainly “rock the house”! The Kohl center was literally vibrating with the songs of McCartney Thursday night.  The crowd roared when he took the stage just shortly after 8pm.  He and his band played a little of everything during the almost 3 hour concert. (From his pre-Beatle days with the Quarrymen to his latest album Egypt Station.) It was amazing and worth every penny!

Snap of the Jumbotron (stage right)

McCartney was engaging and funny. He shared stories and showed pictures on the big screen behind him as he sang.  For the song My Valentine, which he very sweetly dedicated to his wife who was “somewhere in the audience”, the big screens changed to black and white. Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp (prerecorded)  translated the song into sign language. VERY COOL.

My Valentine

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was turned into an audience participation number with Paul encouraging everyone to sing along. … altogether… just the men.. just the ladies.. now everyone together.

If you are lucky enough to get tickets to the Freshen Up tour do not miss the opportunity.

Set List:

  1. A Hard Day’s Night (Beatles)
  2. Save Us
  3. Can’t Buy Me Love (Beatles)
  4. Letting Go (Wings)
  5. Who Cares
  6. Got to Get You Into My Life (Beatles)
  7. Come On to Me (Beatles)
  8. Let Me Roll It (Wings – Foxy Lady Intro)
  9. I’ve Got a Feeling
  10. Let ‘Em In (Wings)
  11. My Valentine
  12. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
  13. Maybe I’m Amazed
  14. I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
  15. In Spite of All the Danger (Quarrymen)
  16. From Me to You (Beatles)
  17. Dance Tonight
  18. Love Me Do (Beatles)
  19. Blackbird (Beatles)
  20. Here Today
  21. Queenie Eye
  22. Lady Madonna (Beatles)
  23. Eleanor Rigby (Beatles)
  24. Fuh You
  25. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (Beatles)
  26. Something (Beatles)
  27. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Beatles)
  28. Band on the Run (Wings)
  29. Back in the U.S.S.R. (Beatles)
  30. Let It Be (Beatles)
  31. Live and Let Die (Wings)
  32. Hey Jude (Beatles)


  1. Birthday (Beatles)
  2. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Beatles)
  3. Helter Skelter (Beatles)
  4. Golden Slumbers (Beatles)
  5. Carry That Weight (Beatles)
  6. The End

Here is an awesome cartoon that was posted on the site: