Desert Trip Festival: Neil Young + Promise of the Real, October 8, 2016 - Weekend #1
And as we presciently speculated yesterday, yes, we did indeed get the Paul and Neil mashup we all hoped for. Maybe not exactly as expected (we thought Paul would walk onto Neil's set for "A Day In The Life"), but even beyond our wildest speculations.
After Neil joined Paul for "A Day In The Life" they went straight into John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" followed by a rare "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?". Are we lucky and blessed or what?!
Via Sugar Mountain:
Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real
01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Comes A Time
04. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
05. Out On The Weekend
06. Human Highway
08. Show Me
09. Harvest Moon
11. Walk On
12. Texas Rangers
14. Down By The River
15. Seed Justice
16. Peace Trail
17. Welfare Mothers
18. Rockin' In The Free World
guests with Paul McCartney
19. A Day In The Life>Give Peace A Chance (electric guitar)
20. Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (electric guitar)
Seeing Neil Young tonight. Recreate CSN album cover pic.twitter.com/wlsyBz5xhh— David Friend (@DavidMFriend1) October 8, 2016
Neil Young with Promise of the REAL will open for Paul McCartney tonight, Saturday (Weekend #1), October 8, 2016.
A second weekend (October 14-16) was added to the Desert Trip Festival concert at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, the site of Coachella, apparently, due to "overwhelming demand," according to DesertTrip.com.
The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan are featured on Friday; Paul McCartney and Neil Young follow on Saturday; and closes with Sunday-night performances by the Who and Roger Waters.
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Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.
Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2016 Concert Tour Dates for reviews, photos, videos and more.
And remember that time Neil Young was in playing a concert in Hyde Park, London and Sir Paul showed up???
Hyde Park, London, UK - June 27, 2009
Photo by Lzbth Corinthians (via Bernie B. Shakey)
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