Get Back World Tour - 1989

The Paul McCartney ‘Get Back’ Tour of 1989-90 was his first since 1979.  He traveled 100,331 miles, with Paul playing to a total of 2,843,297 fans, at over 102 gigs. At the Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 21st 1990, Paul set a new world record, performing for the largest stadium crowd ever gathered in the history of rock and roll, of 184,368 fans. Unsurprisingly, this tour was the most successful of Paul's illustrious career. In America, Paul became the artist with the most ticket sales in 1990, beating the likes of Madonna, The Grateful Dead, and Janet Jackson. The highlight of the tour for Paul was when he played to over 50,000 on the banks of the Mersey River, his biggest gig so far in his hometown of Liverpool.  At the end of a medley dedicated to John, the band had to stop playing ‘Give Peace a Chance’, because the crowd kept chanting the lyrics, forcing Paul to restart the song. “That,” he said, “was one of the greatest moments of my career. That was what you do it all for, really”.