Paul McCartney has an official tour blog that addressed his recent reunion performance with The Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and it wondered if Starr got blisters from the performance. McCartney was stunned recently by a viral teen girl video surfacing and gave it a mention. Read the tour blog below:
As impossible as it is to divine the source of the first two hours or so of musical magic throughout the first two hours or so of Paul’s third visit to Dodger Stadium, it was much clearer what made the night’s encore beyond unforgettable:
“OK… Now we’ve got a surprise for us, a surprise for you, a surprise for everyone. Ladies and gentlemen… the one and only… Ringo Starr!”
“Ready to rock! Peace and love, everybody!”
“Alright brother! I love you, man!”
The applause levels went beyond deafening to a mix of high pitched teenager-esque screams and full throated roars, Ringo took his place behind his own Ludwig kit, and the closest possible thing on this Earth to a Beatles reunion tore into ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).’ Nearly 60,000 voices sang along in sheer elation, blissfully echoing Paul’s “We thank you!” through smiles, laughter and tears of joy.
But there was more where that came from, as Ringo stayed on his kit for a journey from Sgt. Pepper… to The Beatles aka “The White Album”, as he and Paul formed the nucleus of a shredding rendition of ‘Helter Skelter’ (At press time, there was no confirmation as to whether or not Ringo had blisters on his fingers at the end of this performance).
As if that wasn’t enough, minutes after ‘Golden Slumbers’ signaled the coming close of Freshen Up 2019, there was time to squeeze in one more mind-blower… in the form of the legendary Joe Walsh joining the guitar army (guitarmy?) of Paul, Rusty and Brian for expanding the guitar duel of ‘The End’ into a four-way volley. “We didn’t have a clue what we were doing,” Paul quipped at the end of ‘The End’… Whether or not he and Joe and the band knew what they were doing, it worked on everyone in attendance… Paul McCartney is charging surprising money for a special meeting with kids