By Bradford Hornsby

You might have heard that music legend Sir Paul McCartney is coming to the Bay Area this year to perform the final concert at Candlestick Park on August 14th. Today’s announcement put to rest the rumors that McCartney was toying with the idea of playing at the new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara in lieu of Candlestick.

The concept of a show at the Stick was born when McCartney played last year’s Outside Lands reminded everyone of the Bay Area ties to the Beatles. McCartney and The Beatles performed their last paid gig at the Stick back on Aug. 29, 1966 with tickets running $4.50 to $6.50. Tickets for his August 14 “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert” will surely be vastly more expensive but it is not very often one can see a rock legend at a venue slated for demolition.

What can you expect to hear for Sir Paul in San Francisco?

Judging from statements on his official site and samples of set-lists from his current world tour – expect the hits and then more hits. McCartney will play tracks off his latest recent studio album NEW but does not shy away from his illustrious past with Wings and The Beatles. For his three hour set McCarney will be backed by his band featuring Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums).



Video: Paul Mecurio Talks About Meeting Paul McCartney
READ: Paul McCartney Rules Outside Lands Day 1


Tickets for Paul McCartney’s Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert will go on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am at

Here’s a sample of what Sir Paul played at a recent gig in Santiago, Chile on his Out There! Tour.

Set-list Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile on April 23:

Eight Days a Week (The Beatles)
Save Us
All My Loving (The Beatles)
Listen to What the Man Said (Wings)
Let Me Roll It (Wings)
Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face (The Beatles)
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
Another Day
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
All Together Now (The Beatles)
Lovely Rita (The Beatles)
Everybody Out There
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Band on the Run (Wings)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Live and Let Die (Wings)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)


Day Tripper (The Beatles)
Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
Get Back (The Beatles)

Encore 2:

Yesterday (The Beatles)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
The End (The Beatles)

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