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Paul McCartney Delights Crowds In Buenos Aires

Joe Jonas in the crowd at Thursday's career-spanning show

November 12, 2010 1:38 PM ET

Paul McCartney played the second of two sold-out shows at Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (River Plate Stadium) in Buenos Aires on Thursday night, part of the South American leg of McCartney's Up and Coming Tour.

According to Pablo Toledo of the English-language daily the Buenos Aires Herald, McCartney's three-hour, 35-track set spanned his entire career, and included songs from his Beatles days as well as his recent solo project The Fireman. "He may not have the top highs he once boasted, but his voice is otherwise intact and much wiser: when he recorded 'Oh Darling' he used to go to the studio fresh out of bed to get the raw edges the song required, complaining that earlier in his career he would have done it in a flash; today, both the grit and the velvet are there on command, and his instrumental prowess is in top form," Toledo wrote.

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Tickets for the sold-out show, according to Toledo, were going for as much as 6,400 pesos (approximately $1,616).

Joe Jonas, who is touring South America with his brothers, was in attendance at the show as well. "What a show..Paul McCartney.. Argentina 60,000 people. Favorite song of the night.. Blackbird," Jonas tweeted early Friday.

McCartney began this leg of the tour in Porto Allegre, Brazil, on Sunday, when he played to a sold-out crowd at Beira Rio Stadium; his tour blog reported that fans in Porto Allegre were so excited to see the former Beatle's first appearance in their country since 1993 that some had been camping outside the stadium since the Wednesday before in what was referred to by locals as "McCartney Village."

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My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of Sir Paul [Buenos Aires Herald]

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