McCartney Tour Special Headed To ABC

Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footag

Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footage, which captures McCartney and his band both on stage and off, mirrors the content of a similarly titled DVD and concert album, which will arrive in stores the previous day.

The special will offer performances of such Beatles favorites as "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," "Getting Better," and "Yesterday," as well as McCartney solo hits "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Band on the Run," and "Live and Let Die." McCartney is also seen lounging on his jet, in his dressing room, and in the back seat of a limo.

"This was a special tour for me in many ways and I'm very pleased that this film has captured much of the magic of it all," McCartney said in a statement. "The band has felt very special to me, I'm having a great time playing with these guys, and the crowds on this tour have been special too, every night a warmth of goodwill from them has washed over us. But also there's been this special camaraderie going on backstage with the crew and all involved in this tour, there's been an intimacy of a life on the road that I don't think people will have seen on a screen before."

McCartney is back on tour in North America and will play St. Louis tonight (Oct. 9). Five Japanese shows are on tap next month, to be followed by the artist's Nov. 29 appearance at a London concert celebrating late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.