Paul McCartney surprises fans in Japan

Paul McCartney made history when he performed the Beatles song 'Another Girl' for the first time in Japan on Tuesday.

Paul McCartney

The track, which features on the 1965 'Help!' album, was never performed live by the Beatles

McCartney decided to play the song for the first time to the audience at the Nippon Budokan arena to celebrate 49 years since his old band played there in 1966.

After the gig, he commented: "It was sensational and quite emotional remembering the first time and then experiencing this fantastic audience tonight.  It was thrilling for us and we think it was probably the best show we did in Japan and it was great to be doing the Budokan 49 years later. It was crazy. We loved it." 

The setlist also included:

'Can't Buy Me Love'
'Save Us'
'All My Loving'
'One After 909'
'Let Me Roll It'
'Paperback Writer'
'My Valentine'
'1985'
'Maybe I'm Amazed'
I've Just Seen A Face'
'Another Day'
'Dance Tonight'
'We Can Work It Out'
'And I Love Her'
'Blackbird'
'New'
'Lady Madonna'
'Another Girl'
'Got To Get You Into My Life'
'Mr Kite'
'Obla Di Obla Da'
'Back in the USSR'
'Let It Be'
'Live and Let Die'
'Hey Jude'
'Yesterday'
'Birthday'
'Golden Slumbers'

The veteran British musician, who was recently topped the 2015 Musical Rich list, last performed in Japan in 2013 but not at the Budokan venue. He is currently performing rescheduled gigs in Japan after he was forced to pull out last year due to illness.  

See who topped the 2015 Musical Rich List

The former Beatle has also just announced plans to play at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on 21 June, at the Firefly festival on 19 June and Lollapalooza on 31 July.  

See Paul McCartney play 'Hey Jude' live below: 

Paul McCartney

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