Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo

McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ Another Girl, the first time the song has ever been performed live, the singer’s publicist said.



By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 30 Apr 2015, 10:09 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:26 PM

ALMOST 50 YEARS after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans.

 McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ Another Girl, the first time the song has ever been performed live, the singer’s publicist said.

 The veteran British musician also addressed the excited crowd in Japanese, saying “Long time no see Budokan.”

 “It was sensational and quite emotional remembering the first time and then experiencing this fantastic audience tonight,” McCartney said in a statement.

 The Beatles first played the Budokon arena in 1966, amid protests from locals angered at the use of the venue for a musical act, as it was intended to be a sporting arena. 


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