Contact Us

Paul McCartney brought out Neil Young, Rolling Stones covered Beatles, and more at Desert Trip (videos, setlists)

Paul Neil Desert Trip
Paul & Neil (photo by Kevin Winter, via Desert Trip Instagram)

The first weekend of Desert Trip is now a wrap. This past Friday (10/7) through Sunday (10/9), The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and The Who played the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, CA, the same location of Coachella (and Stagecoach). The lineup and location earned this fest the not-exactly-flattering nickname of “Oldchella,” but it’s tough to hate on how much legendary talent played this thing, and how great of shape those guys are all still in as performers.

During Sir Paul’s set, he brought out Uncle Neil for the Beatles tunes “A Day in the Life” and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” — the latter of which Paul has never played live before — and Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The Stones also did a Beatles tune, “Come Together,” though not with Paul or anyone else joining them (it was also the first time they ever covered it).

Those treats aside, we of course got tons of other classic songs at this whole fest. Everybody was playing the hits and revisiting their earliest eras, but not only sticking to nostalgia. Paul played the song he wrote with Rihanna and Kanye West.

Everyone’s setlist, and the videos of those Beatles songs, below.

Desert Trip happens again this coming weekend, October 14-16. Tickets are still available.

UPDATE: Weekend one photos are HERE and in the gallery below.

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on

Neil Young Setlist (via)
After the Gold Rush
Heart of Gold
Comes a Time
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out on the Weekend
Human Highway
Neighborhood
Show Me
Harvest Moon
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
Walk On
Texas Rangers
Powderfinger
Down by the River
Seed Justice
Peace Trail
Welfare Mothers
Rockin’ in the Free World

Roger Waters Setlist (via)
Speak to Me
Breathe
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
One of These Days
Time
Breathe (Reprise)
The Great Gig in the Sky
Money
Us and Them
Fearless
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Welcome to the Machine
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Intermission
Pigs on the Wing 1
Pigs on the Wing 2
Dogs
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Mother
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Why Cannot the Good Prevail (a poem by Roger Waters)
Vera
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb

The Who Setlist (via)
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See for Miles
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
Bargain
Join Together
You Better You Bet
5:15
I’m One
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me
Eminence Front
Amazing Journey
Sparks
The Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Bob Dylan Setlist (via)
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Highway 61 Revisited
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Simple Twist of Fate
Early Roman Kings
Love Sick
Tangled Up in Blue
(alternate lyrics)
Lonesome Day Blues
Make You Feel My Love
Pay in Blood
Desolation Row
Soon After Midnight
Ballad of a Thin Man

Encore:
Masters of War

Paul McCartney Setlist (via)
A Hard Day’s Night
Jet
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
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
A Day in the Life (with Neil Young)
Give Peace a Chance (Plastic Ono Band cover) (with Neil Young)
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? (with Neil Young)
Something
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

Encore:
I Wanna Be Your Man
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

Rolling Stones Setlist (via)
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Out of Control
Ride ‘Em on Down (Jimmy Reed cover)
Mixed Emotions
Wild Horses
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Come Together (The Beatles cover)
Tumbling Dice
Honky Tonk Women
Slipping Away
Little T&A
Midnight Rambler
Miss You
Gimme Shelter
Sympathy for the Devil
Brown Sugar
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Encore:
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.brooklynvegan.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!