WATCH Paul McCartney Playing Intimate Club Show Between Desert Trip Gigs
With a week off between Desert Trip gigs, Paul McCartney squeezed in a different type of show, lining up an intimate performance at a small nearby club. The surprise concert, took place at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Yucca Valley.
Everything started coming together a couple of months ago when McCartney’s reps scouted out the venue through a series of emails and in-person visits. As co-owner Robyn Celia told the Desert Sun, although she and McCartney share a friend who’s been trying to convince him to play there for years, it wasn’t until two weeks ago that he reached out directly to inquire about performing.
The list of people who couldn’t get in was far longer than the lucky few who managed to acquire tickets. Although the show wasn’t announced until 10 the morning of the gig, Pappy and Harriet’s quickly became a pilgrimage point for McCartney fans.
“This is the biggest gig we ever played,” McCartney was quoted as quipping during the show, a portion of which you can watch via fan-shot footage below. “We thought it would be a good idea to come out to a little roadhouse like this”.