Paul McCartney Plays Highest-Ever Concert in Ecuador
Paul McCartney’s current “Out There” tour hit Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this week, his first concert ever in that country. The show took place at an elevation of 9,350 feet, the “highest” he has ever performed.
To mark his visit, authorities teamed up with the country’s Beatles fan club to greet Macca by creating a giant logo for his latest album, NEW, on the Pichincha Mountain, a local landmark, where it is visible throughout the entire city.
The three-hour concert included a special rendition of “All You Need Is Love” on the piano, a song currently being used in a global tourism advert for Ecuador.
Paul is currently on the South American leg of his Out There tour. He has performed in Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Tonight, he will make his debut in Costa Rica.
After the tour launch in Brazil, McCartney will visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America, a return to Japan and his debut in Korea, set for next month.
Over the last decade, Paul and his band have performed around the world, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even a live broadcast into space.
The tour also includes L.A.’s Dodger Stadium (8/10) and the final concert ever at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park (8/14), scene of the Beatles’ lastl full live performance as a group on August 29, 1966. The event has been dubbed “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert.”
- This article originally appeared in THR.com.