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McCartney breaks out 'NEW' songs for first tour soundcheck

Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney's Apr. 18 soundcheck for his Montevideo, Uruguay show, which took place today at Estádio Centenario, featured several songs from his most recent NEW album, according to fans Lizzie Bravo and Claudia Tapety. The show is the first for the 2014 edition of his "Out There!" tour.

The list of songs played were “Honey Don't,” “Matchbox,” “One After 909,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying” (not the Gerry and the Pacemakers song), “My Valentine,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “On My Way to Work,” “Alligator,” “San Francisco Bay Blues” and “Live and Let Die.” "Queenie Eye," "NEW," "On My Way to Work" and "Alligator" all came from the NEW album.

According to statistics from McCartney's 2013 "Out There!" tour posted by setlist.fm, neither “On My Way to Work” or “Alligator” were played during last year's "Out There!" tour. The stats show McCartney played “Queenie Eye,” “Everybody Out There,” “Save Us” and “NEW,” all from the album, six times each.

McCartney's "Out There!" tour begins with a total of 20 shows in the Southern Hemisphere starting in Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica. McCartney and company then head to Japan for three shows, with two in Tokyo and one in Osaka.

Next comes a single show in Seoul, South Korea, then the tour begins its U.S. tour, beginning with Buddy Holly's hometown of Lubbock, TX. The tour then continues to Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Louisville, Albany and Salt Lake City.

Newspaper reports say some shows sold out very quickly. Albany, N.Y., TV station WBRG reported the show there sold out in 30 minutes. And according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, that city's show, which didn't sell out in 2002, did this time.