Even after more than 60 years in show biz, James Paul McCartney is still a people pleaser with an apparently insatiable eagerness to be everything to everybody. On his current Freshen Up tour, which culminates at Dodger Stadium, he and his ace longtime band are playing about 38 songs. Fans are getting a little bit of everything — a smattering of the better tunes from 2018’s Egypt Station (including the rollicking “Come on to Me”), an Elvis-derived obscurity by his early band The Quarrymen (“In Spite of All the Danger”), and homages to his fallen partners George Harrison (“Something”) and John Lennon (“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”). Paul being Paul, banal ditties (“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”) and mawkish, interminable ballads (“Let It Be,” “Hey Jude”) are juxtaposed randomly with sublime moments of pop grandeur (“Maybe I’m Amazed,” “I’ve Just Seen a Face”).
Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Elysian Park; Sat., July 13, 7 p.m. https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/tickets/concerts/paul-mccartney.
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