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“Right here’s an area boy,” Sir Paul McCartney mentioned to the packed MetLife Stadium on Thursday evening earlier than bringing out Bruce Springsteen. The June 16 present marked the top of the North American leg of Paul’s “Acquired Again” tour, and McCartney, who turns 80 on Sunday, went out with a bang. He and Bruce, 72, lined The Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man” and Bruce’s 1984 hit, “Glory Days,” per Rolling Stone. Nonetheless, that wasn’t the one Jersey legend that joined Paul for this East Rutherford present.

Jon Bon Jovi joined Paul onstage, bringing out some balloons earlier than main the packed home in a rendition of “Completely happy Birthday” for Paul. Jon, 60, and Bruce returned throughout the encore. Springsteen picked up the guitar for a efficiency of The Beatles’ “The Finish” whereas Jon sang alongside. Rolling Stone’s Brenna Ehrlich was in attendance for the present and remarked on Paul’s endurance. “Bruce and Bon Jovi got here again for the encore. The viewers is wrung out. Paul hasn’t even stopped for a sip of water.”

Paul’s tour — named “Acquired Again” on the heels of the success of Peter Jackson’s epic Beatles documentary, Get Again – kicked off in April. Firstly of the tour, Paul carried out “a smorgasbord of Beatles, Wings, and solo classics,” in keeping with Rolling Stone. McCartney additionally mentioned that this tour was his manner of fulfilling a promise made by his band. Properly, we mentioned we’d come again, and we acquired again,” he informed the group in Spokane, Washington. “And consider me, we’re actually pleased to be again. I’m gonna take a second for myself to drink all of it in.”

Paul McCartney performs throughout his “Acquired Again” tour at MetLife Stadium (Christopher Smith/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

McCartney hinted in the beginning of the tour that there could be surprises. At that kickoff present, Paul mentioned he had “one thing a bit particular for you right here.” The band started taking part in “I’ve Acquired A Feeling,” and the late John Lennon appeared on the display screen. The video, taken from the Beatles’ ultimate dwell set atop the Apple Information constructing in 1969, started to play, and it turned clear that Paul and his band have been taking part in together with John’s remoted vocals. McCartney mentioned that Jackson had texted him on how they might “extract John’s voice and he can sing with you.”

“Yeah, all of us acquired again,” McCartney mentioned on the finish of that first present. “Collectively in the identical room.” For Paul, he’ll now have a brief break earlier than performing on the Glastonbury pageant within the U.Okay. on June 25.

By Maggi

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