by Eddie M
Did you happen to see the Elton John interview with Graham Norton on the BBC 'Elton John: Uncensored'?
I watched it on 'Catch Up' and really enjoyed it but there was a small part of the interview that I hope Paul McCartney was also watching.
After Elton finishes his World Tour in 2020 and has taken a year off, he admitted he was tempted to do a residency at a venue aka Kate Bush style who performed 22 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014.
More importantly he also expressed a desire to take a step back from his 'greatest hits' tours and delve into his back catalogue. He'd perform songs he has never sang live in concert and advise fans beforehand that it wasn't a greatest hits show although some would still be included in the set.
Like so many Beatles/Paul McCartney fans we've had this discussion about his set lists over the last 30 years being overloaded with Beatles songs. At first it was brilliant to hear so many Beatles classics performed by one of the men who'd written them but as time has passed, classic Paul McCartney solo songs have ended up largely ignored.
I'm not saying scrap the 'Beatles tours' but take some time out for a residency 'Elton style' to spotlight some of his fantastic solo classics before it's too late...