Paul McCartney brought John Lennon back from the grave with a little help from his friend, director Peter Jackson.
The 79-year-old rock legend took to the stage at the Spokane Arena Thursday night for the first show of his Get Back tour.
And a very special guest joined him for a duet on the song “I’ve Got A Feeling”.
Footage of Lennon from Jackson’s Disney+ documentary The Beatles: Get Back, who died in 1980 at the age of 40, was shown on a big screen while the British rocker sang.
The two sang side by side to kick off the new tour.
“So, Peter Jackson, the director of the ‘Get Back’ movie, he texted me one day. And he says, “We can extract John’s voice. He can sing live with you,'” McCartney told the roaring crowd after the song ended.
Other legendary hits he sang were: “Getting Better”, “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”.
The concert was the Beatles frontman’s first since the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago.
“They said, ‘Come back,’ and we came back. And it feels cool,” he also said. “You have to give me a moment to myself just so I can absorb this.”
The tour is slated to run through June and he’ll be seen in cities like Seattle and Oakland, California over the next few days.
Here’s the full list of McCartney’s 2022 tour dates:
4/28 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
5/2 Seattle—Climate Pledge Arena
5/3 Seattle—Climate Pledge Arena
5/6 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
5/13 Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
05/17 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
5/21 Winston Salem, NC – Truist field
25.5. Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
5/28 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
5/31 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
6/4 Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
6/7 Boston-Fenway Park
6/12 Baltimore – Orioles Park
6/16 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Ahead of the start of his new tour, the father-of-five has wholeheartedly asked Starbucks not to charge extra for plant-based milk. He challenged the expensive coffee chain’s CEO, Kevin Johnson, in an open letter he co-authored with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals last month.
“My friends at PETA are committed to this,” he wrote in the memo, which was first published on Billboard.com. “I sincerely hope that for the future of the planet and animal welfare, you are able to implement this policy.”
He continued, “I recently noticed that Starbucks in the US is charging a premium for plant-based milk over cow’s milk.”
“I have to say, that surprised me,” he added, noting that Starbucks stores in his home country, the UK, don’t charge a fee for fancy milk alternatives. “I would politely ask you to consider this policy in Starbucks USA as well.”