Sir Paul McCartney thrills fans by playing Beatles classics on new world tour

Sir Paul McCartney tweeted this poster with the caption: "Finally Out There". Credit: Twitter/Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney thrilled fans in Brazil as he opened his new world tour and gave some Beatles classics their first live outing.

The star performed to 55,000 people in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at the start of his Out There! tour to give tracks such as Your Mother Should Know and Lovely Rita their live debut.

The set list also includes Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite an All Together Now.

Many Beatles tracks from their later career remained unplayed because the group largely ended their live career in 1966 after playing San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

McCartney also ran through Eight Days A Week live for only the second time. The Beatles played it just once in 1965.

Sir Paul also played his own song Another Day for the first time since 1993, and the Fab Four's We Can Work It Out was back in the setlist for the first time since he headlined Glastonbury Festival in 2004.

At the end of the show, he pulled four fans on to the stage - Priscila Brito, 27, Luisa Mattos, 25, Camila Flores, 25 and Cecilia Cury, 21 - who had organised a petition to encourage him to play the Brazilian city.

The singer will travel to six countries in the coming months as part of his tour.