BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
When you’ve been in the business as long as Paul McCartney has, you’ve got stories to tell.
After three grassroots years with The Quarrymen, 10 iconic laps around the sun with The Beatles, 11 with former spouse Linda McCartney (Eastman) in Wings and 18 solo studio albums, there are too many stories to count, but McCartney did his best to share highlights with his captivated audience.
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, as both a member of the Beatles and a solo artist, utilized the release of Egypt Station, his first project in over five years, to bring his Freshen Up tour through Edmonton and Rogers Place on Sunday night for nearly 40 songs from the 76-year-old icon’s legendary discography.
The crowd, young and old, flocked to a Rogers Place packed to the rafters to witness music royalty. Hearing McCartney greet the city of Edmonton is all some needed to make the night worthwhile.
“Good evening, Edmonton! We’re going to have a party tonight,” McCartney said to roaring applause.
Not a lot of Edmontonians can say they’ve heard a Beatle speak those words.