Paul McCartney live: Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown

Paul McCartney performed at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown, California, USA, on 13 October 2016.

It was the 39th show of the One On One Tour, which lasted for 77 dates between September and November 2005.

This was an unusually intimate show, seen by just 244 fans, and was scheduled between McCartney’s two appearances at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA. Among the audience members were actor Emma Stone and artist David Hockney.

The show was announced earlier in the day on

Tickets Available ONLY at Pappy & Harriet’s Box Office From 6:30pm

Paul McCartney’s domination of the desert continues with the most intimate show of his record breaking ‘One On One’ tour: Tonight at 8:30pm, Paul and his band will take the stage at the venerable Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.

Tickets go on-sale exclusively through Pappy Harriet’s box office only at 6:30pm, with no line-ups permitted prior to 3:00pm. Tickets will be limited to one per person, and are first come, first served. You will need to enter the venue immediately upon the purchase of your ticket. There will be a strict no readmittance policy. All tickets are CASH ONLY, and will be priced at $50 (including taxes and fees).

Midweek, we decided we’d just do a crazy pop-up thing, at this biker’s roadhouse in Pioneertown, which is near the Joshua Tree National Park. We actually arrived in the area a bit early, so we could go to the National Park. We all went, got out the car, had our photos taken with the Joshua Trees and even though we didn’t stay long, it was nice, it was sunset. It was great and we had a band photo taken. And then we sort of hopped off and then went to Pappy and Harriet’s, which is this biker roadhouse. A great little gig. It was pretty magical because there was a little barn, where we got to rehearse in. But all our gear was at the little gig, so we didn’t have any equipment. We just had to rehearse acoustically! So you know, when it was time for the guitar solo of ‘Junior’s Farm’, like, ‘Take me down, Junior!’ We all had to go really quiet, so you could hear Rusty.

It was great though. Somebody, a reviewer I think, was with some kids who couldn’t get in, and they actually really enjoyed this little rehearsal – they could hear it! And they had to have listened hard, because we had to play so quietly! But it was fun when the solo came around, we all just went to like zero volume almost. That was a good thing, it set us up. Then we did the gig, which was just hot and sweaty.

And we’d invited David Hockney, a great English painter. He came and I said, ‘David, I hope you’re gonna sketch this!’ He said, ‘Oh, I haven’t got anything with me.’ And I said, ‘Well, what about your iPad?’ He’s really good on the iPad, he paints on it. And he said, ‘Oh, I haven’t…’ And then somebody said, ‘Your iPhone!’ So he did. He sketched on his iPhone. I haven’t seen any results yet, but he loved the gig apparently. He sent us a note saying that that he loved it. It was a very special little show.

Paul McCartney

McCartney’s band was Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica), Brian Ray (vocals, guitar, bass), Rusty Anderson (vocals, guitar), and Abe Laboriel Jr (vocals, drums).

Paul McCartney – One On One Tour (2016-2017)

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