As reported, the first weekend of the inaugural Desert Trip music festival was just held at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California with performances on Saturday by Neil Young and Promise of The Real and Paul McCartney. Young joined The Beatles legend during his closing performance and footage of both iconic acts entire performances has surfaced.
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real opened the middle day of the three-day event that also featured The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters. Young and POTR offered newly debuted songs “Neighborhood,” “Texas Rangers” and “Peace Trail,” alongside such classics as “Harvest Moon,” “Down By The River,” “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Other favorites including “After The Gold Rush,” “Heart Of Gold” and “Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)” were part of the solo acoustic sequence that opened the Canadian rocker’s set.
Young came back to the stage during McCartney’s career-spanning set to help out on The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life,” John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band anthem “Give Peace A Chance” and McCartney’s first rendition of the Fab Four’s “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” Sir Paul’s performance also mixed solo material such as “Jet,” “Let Me Roll It” and “Band on the Run” with other The Beatles hits such as “I Wanna Be Your Man” (for the first time since 1993), “Blackbird,” “Something,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude” and the show closing Abbey Road medley “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”
Audience-shot video footage of both performances were posted by Corner Sound, watch below:
Paul McCartney at Empire Polo Grounds
- A Hard Day's Night
- Can't Buy Me Love
- Letting Go
- Day Tripper
- Let Me Roll It
- I've Got a Feeling
- My Valentine
- Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
- Maybe I'm Amazed
- We Can Work It Out
- In Spite of All the Danger
- I've Just Seen a Face
- Love Me Do
- And I Love Her
- Here Today
- Queenie Eye
- Lady Madonna
- Eleanor Rigby
- Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
- A Day in the Life
- Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- Band on the Run
- Back in the U.S.S.R.
- Let It Be
- Live and Let Die
- Hey Jude
- I Wanna Be Your Man
- Helter Skelter
- Golden Slumbers
- Carry That Weight
- The End
Neil Young + Promise of the Real at Empire Polo Grounds
- After the Gold Rush
- Heart of Gold
- Comes a Time
- Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
- Out on the Weekend
- Human Highway
- Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders
- Show Me
- Harvest Moon
- Words (Between the Lines of Age)
- Walk On
- Texas Rangers
- Down by the River
- Seed Justice
- Peace Trail
- Welfare Mothers
- Rockin' in the Free World
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