Monday, April 24, 2017

Special report: Paul McCartney arrives in Japan



Jash Taniguchi sent this report on Paul McCartney's rehearsal at Nippon Budokan: 

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy went cycling in Hibiya Park in Tokyo noon on April 24, the day after the arrival in Japan. The band members and tour staff were seen around The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo.

Merchandise items began to be sold at Nippon Budokan at 2:30 p.m. On the tour official website etc, it was said they would be selling between 14:00 to 20:00, but merchandise items actually started to be sold around 14:30. There were dozens of people lined up after the start of sales, and he indicated there were long lines of people trying to get items. 

Paul McCartney, who is opening the tour at Nippon Budokan before 18:00 pm. He waved to fans from the car as he arrived. 

Then the rehearsal began. Fans who were outside the venue could hear the rehearsal. He finished before 20:00 (8 p.m.). 

Rehearsal track list: 
(spoiler alert)

2017.4.24 Rehearsal at Nippon Budokan Setlist

Matchbox
Honey Hush
I've Got A Feeling
Junior's Farm
I Wanna Be Your Man
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reprise]
Back In The U.S.S.R.
My Valentine
Miss Ann
Here, There And Everywhere
Every Night
I've Just Seen A Face
Being For The Benefit Of Mr.Kite
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End