Paul McCartney plays intimate 300-capacity roadhouse gig: Video + Setlist

With Josh Homme looking on, Macca delivered once-in-a-lifetime performance at Pappy & Harriet's Palace


    Photo courtesy of Paul McCartney

    To kill time between his Desert Trip’s two weekends, Sir Paul McCartney headed to a dusty roadhouse in Joshua Tree, California on Thursday night.

    Yes, perhaps the most famous living musician hit the stage at Pappy & Harriet’s Palace and gave 300 lucky fans a once-in-a-lifetime performance. The 21-song set boasted favorites from The Beatles (“A Hard Day’s Night”, “Lady Madonna”, “Back in the U.S.S.R.”), Wings (“Nineteen Hundred and Eight-Five”, “Band on the Run”), and his own solo work (“Save Us”, “My Valentine”).

    According to The Desert Sun, McCartney booked the gig at Pappy & Harriet’s Palace after hearing about the venue from a friend. Wanting to play a “real desert” gig, McCartney sought to limit admittance to only locals. Among those in attendance, according to the Sun, were QOTSA frontman and Joshua Tree native Josh Homme, British artist, David Hockney, and McCartney’s wife, Nancy.


    Below, check out a brief clip of McCartney performing “Can’t Buy Me Love”. The full setlist follows.

    Save Us
    A Hard Day’s Night
    Junior’s Farm
    Can’t Buy Me Love
    Let Me Roll It
    I’ve Got a Feeling
    My Valentine
    Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
    We Can Work It Out
    I’ve Just Seen a Face
    Love Me Do
    Queenie Eye
    Lady Madonna
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    Day Tripper
    Band on the Run
    Back in the U.S.S.R.
    Hey Jude

    Hi, Hi, Hi
    I Saw Her Standing There

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