Paul McCartney’s performance in St Petersburg formed part of his 13-city 04 Summer Tour and included music of The Beatles, Wings and his solo career. 04 Summer Tour boasted the largest outdoor video system ever, consisting of nearly 80,000 pounds of equipment. The pyrotechnics and massive stage set required 18 production rigs to carry it from gig to gig. Two 18-metre stage screens were installed in Palace Square. More then 50,000 spectators attended Paul McCartney’s performance in St Petersburg.
“Our visit to Russia last year was really fantastic,” said McCartney. “The people of St Petersburg and Moscow, for that matter, were so gracious and made us feel so welcome that I promised that we’d be back again. I meant it. I’m really looking forward to giving the people of St Petersburg a show that they will never forget.”