There weren't many surprises last night (September 17th) at the opening night show Paul McCartney's "Freshen Up" tour, which kicked off at Quebec City's Videotron Centre. "Macca" is riding high with his new Egypt Station album, which earned him his first Number One album since 1982's Tug Of War. McCartney's opening set last night began with an impressive four-song set featuring "A Hard Day's Night," "Hi, Hi, Hi," "Can't Buy Me Love," and "Letting Go." The Beatles-top-heavy setlist included a trio of rockers from the new Egypt Station -- "Who Cares," "Come On To Me," and "Fuh You."

An early Wings favorite tackled in the show was the band's first Top 10 hit, 1972's "Hi, Hi, Hi," which McCartney told GQ.com was a snapshot of an earlier, far more funkier time in his life: "Y'know, a lot of people were getting high. So, to me it's just like a fantasy song, sort of saying, 'Hey girl, c'mon, let's get high!' And now, I must admit, it can get a little bit embarrassing 'cause I've got grandkids, and here's me going, ' Yeah! Is everybody getting high?!' So, when we do it live, I kind of go, 'Let's get high -- on life!!!' (Laughs) A little bit of a disclaimer there, y'know? But at the time, it was just about the times and 'multicolor band' and it's very much a period piece -- but it goes down well." "
"Helter Skelter"
"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"

AUDIO: PAUL MCCARTNEY ON WHY HE STILL PERFORMS 'HEY JUDE'
AUDIO: PAUL MCCARTNEY ON PERFORMING 'HI, HI, HI'
AUDIO: PAUL MCCARTNEY ON 'LET ME ROLL IT'