The Paul McCartney World Tour was a worldwide live performance tour by Paul McCartney, notable for being McCartney’s first tour beneath his personal title, and for the painted stage units by artist Brian Clarke. The 103-gig tour, which ran from 1989 by 1990, included a live performance performed to what was then the most important stadium crowd within the historical past of rock and roll. It was McCartney’s first main tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first world tour because the 1976 Wings Over the World Tour.
Concert attendees acquired, freed from further cost, a lavish 9×12-inch 98-page booklet, containing the tour itinerary, prolonged profiles of the band members, descriptions of the tour’s stage and logistics, and an prolonged description of Friends of the Earth’s mission. Two-thirds of the booklet consisted of McCartney’s reflections upon his life and profession, illustrated by many images.
While the tour coincided with the discharge of his Flowers within the Dirt album, it was thematically extra about lastly embracing his Beatles previous, together with for the primary time, in any of his excursions, a considerable variety of Beatles songs within the set listing. The tour was documented by the 1990 stay albums Tripping the Live Fantastic and Tripping the Live Fantastic: Highlights!, and the 1991 live performance movie Get Back. A one-hour tour documentary was additionally aired on Channel 4 TV within the UK, titled From Rio to Liverpool. The promotional materials for the tour, along with the stage units, had been designed by common McCartney collaborator Brian Clarke, who, along with Linda McCartney, designed the album cowl for Flowers within the Dirt.
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