Paul McCartney Plays Intimate Club Show Between Desert Trip Gigs
With a week off between Desert Trip gigs, Paul McCartney squeezed in a decidedly different type of show, lining up an intimate performance at a small nearby club.
The surprise concert, which took place at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Yucca Valley, started coming together a couple of months ago when McCartney’s reps — unbeknownst to the owners — 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.
“I’m a huge fan of the Beatles,” said Celia. “I’m a huge fan of Wings. I was really happy. He’s brought so much joy to everybody’s life. I’m sorry for everybody who couldn’t get in, but I’m glad for the people that did get in.”