Paul McCartney introduced John Lennon again from the grave with just a little assist from his good friend, director Peter Jackson.
The 79-year-old rock legend took the stage at the Spokane Arena for the primary present of his “Get Again” tour on Thursday night.
And a really particular visitor joined him for a duet on the tune “I’ve Bought A Feeling.”
Footage of Lennon, who died in 1980 on the age of 40, from Jackson’s Disney+ documentary “The Beatles: Get Again” was offered on an enormous display whereas the British rocker sang.
The 2 crooned alongside one another to kick off the brand new tour.
“So, Peter Jackson, the director of the ‘Get Again’ movie, he texts me in the future. And he says, ‘We will extract John’s voice. He can sing with you reside,’” McCartney instructed the roaring crowd after the tune completed.
Different iconic hits he sang included: “Getting Higher,” “You By no means Give Me Your Cash” and “She Got here in By way of the Lavatory Window.”
The live performance was The Beatles frontman’s first one because the coronavirus pandemic started two years in the past.
“They stated, ‘Get again,’ and we bought again. And it feels cool,” he additionally stated. “You’ll have to offer me a second to myself, simply to let me take this in.”
The tour is about to run till June and he’ll subsequent be seen in cities equivalent to Seattle and Oakland, California, within the subsequent few days.
Right here is the total listing of McCartney’s 2022 tour dates:
4/28 Spokane, WA – Spokane Enviornment
5/2 Seattle – Local weather Pledge Enviornment
5/3 Seattle – Local weather Pledge Enviornment
5/6 Oakland, CA – Oakland Enviornment
5/13 Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
5/17 Fort Price, TX – Dickies Enviornment
5/21 Winston Salem, NC – Truist Area
5/25 Hollywood, FL – Exhausting Rock Stay
5/28 Orlando, FL – Tenting World Stadium
5/31 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Enviornment
6/4 Syracuse, NY – Provider Dome
6/7 Boston – Fenway Park
6/12 Baltimore – Orioles Park
6/16 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Forward of launching his new tour, the daddy of 5 made certain to make a heartfelt plea to Starbucks, asking them to cease charging additional for plant-based milks. He known as out the dear espresso chain’s CEO Kevin Johnson final month in an open letter he penned with the Folks for the Moral Therapy of Animals.
“My pals at PETA are campaigning for this,” he wrote within the memo, first published on Billboard.com. “I sincerely hope that for the way forward for the planet and animal welfare you’ll be able to implement this coverage.”
He continued, “It just lately got here to my consideration that Starbucks within the USA has an additional cost for plant-based milks versus cow’s milk.”
“I need to say this stunned me,” he added, noting that Starbucks shops in his fatherland, the UK, don’t have a cost for funky milk options. “I wish to politely request that you just contemplate this coverage additionally in Starbucks USA.”