Paul McCartney joined by Mariachi band on stage in Mexico

Last night (Thursday 10th May) Paul McCartney performed a special free concert in Zocalo in Mexico City. An estimated 250,000 filled the square and lined the surrounding streets.  The show was the closing date of his South American 'On the Run' tour, his last show before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee show next month.

The show lasted almost three hours and including hits such as 'Drive My Car', 'Hey Jude', 'Let It Be', 'Live and Let Die' and 'Blackbird'. 

During the show he was joined on stage by a traditional Mexican Mariachi band for a version of 'Ob La Di Ob La Da'.

Before the show Paul was honoured by the Mayor of the City.

Paul played a total of 3 shows in Mexico over the last week including a sell out show at the legendary Azteca Stadium to 80,000 people. All week fans camped outside his hotel and lined the neighbouring streets.

Speaking about the free show Paul said: "It was quite emotional and exciting that people who might not be able to afford to come to our shows could come to this.  It was like Beatlemania all over again.  When you visit places that you don’t often come too, like South America, they’ve been saving up the excitement so when you get there they let it all go.  When you are in a band you hope people will like what you do and when they like it as much as they did here it’s quite a buzz."

May 11, 2012 1:19pm ET by Dawbell   Comments (0)

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