Kicking off the first show of his two-night stop at the Target Center in Minnesota, McCartney performed a rendition of “Let’s Go Crazy” while standing in front of Prince’s famous symbol.
“Here’s to the man,” the 74-year-old former Beatle told the crowd after the tune, according to the Star Tribune. “Loved that guy. Thank you, Prince, for writing so many beautiful songs, so much music. And he’s your guy.”
McCartney also dedicated the show to “the late, great Prince,” according to the Tribune, and said he’d seen the “Raspberry Beret” singer in concert a few times across the pond. “Minneapolis, Prince. Prince, Minneapolis. It goes together,” he declared.
Later, on Instagram, McCartney posted a photo from the show, writing, “Hometown tribute to Prince #OneOnOne.”
Prince was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park estate on April 21, and later declared dead on the scene. His cause of death has yet to be revealed but is being investigated as a possible drug overdose, The Associated Press reported last week.