Watch: Paul McCartney Plays “Hey Jude,” a Beatles Classic, in Mexico City

For his first performance in Mexico in six years, Paul McCartney took his Got Back Tour to the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City on Tuesday, November 14. The rock icon’s presentation was filled as usual with solo songs and Beatles oldies, including a brilliant performance of the 1968 Fab Four hit song “Hey Jude,” which peaked at number one on the charts. YouTube has fan-shot video of McCartney performing “Hey Jude” in its entirety. The audience is cheering enthusiastically as McCartney gets ready to perform the song on his piano, as seen in the video, and he jokes, “That’s too loud, much too loud.” He then leads the audience in a sing-along of the song’s “na, na, na, na-na na-na” section, encouraging the women to sing first and the males second.

Following the performance, McCartney shared a few pictures from the occasion on social media along with the message, “Mexicos son los mejores!,” which translates to “Mexicos are the best!” In the meantime, a few brief concert video clips featuring McCartney and his band playing “Hey Jude,” “Something,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” were shared on the official Foro Sol Instagram. McCartney had two concerts scheduled for Foro Sol; the first was on November 14 and the second was scheduled for tonight, November 16. Following that, McCartney will conclude his 2023 tour schedule with eight shows in Brazil, which will take place from November 30 to December 16.

Tickets can be purchased through StubHub, where FanProtect offers 100% guaranteed purchases. Due to demand, prices on StubHub, a secondary market ticketing platform, may be higher or cheaper than face value. The band’s 1967–1970 compilation, popularly known as “The Blue Album,” was recently reissued and enlarged, and includes numerous Beatles hits, including “Hey Jude.” The reissue of the Fab Four’s similarly expanded 1962–1966 companion compilation, aka “The Red Album,” is expected to debut at No. 2, while the updated anthology is expected to debut at No. 1 on the nation’s album chart, according to figures compiled by the U.K.’s Official Charts Company earlier this week.

The 1973 releases of the original 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 compilations peaked at No. 3 and No. 2, respectively, on the U.K. album chart. Furthermore, according to Official Charts Company, a box set containing the extended editions of both compilations appears to be on its way to ranking No. 9 on the U.K. albums chart.

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