More from year 1999
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From the press release, August 30th 1999:
Paul McCartney will headline PETA’s Party of the Century and Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, September 18, 1999, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This will be McCartney’s only performance in conjunction with the release of the new album, “Run Devil Run,” on which McCartney performs songs that inspired the Beatles, including classics by Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. McCartney’s band for the event will include Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice.
The evening will also include additional musical performances by the B-52’s, Sarah McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, and others. Joining McCartney as cohosts for the evening are Alec Baldwin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen DeGeneres, and Woody Harrelson.
DeGeneres and Margaret Cho will provide comedy bits about animals.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will honor individuals who have made the fight for animal rights one of the biggest social movements of the millennium. Richard Pryor, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Maher, Kathy Najimy, James Cromwell, Sheryl Lee, Todd Oldham, Steven Seagal, Magali Amadei, the B-52’s, and Stella McCartney are among those who will be on hand to accept Humanitarian Awards.
Paul McCartney will present the first Linda McCartney Memorial award to Pamela Anderson Lee as a special tribute to his late wife, whose courageous efforts to save animals from abuse and suffering inspired so many. Lee’s efforts include posing for PETA’s first-ever Times Square billboard, entitled “Give Fur the Cold Shoulder,” asking fashion designers to abandon fur, urging South African President Thabo Mbeki to end his country’s export of elephants, and meeting with Monaco’s Prince Albert to promote a ban on exotic animals at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival. […]
The PETA Party of the Century on 18th September 1999 – organised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a charity close to Paul’s heart – marked the first concert Paul had played in Los Angeles since 1993. Performing a six-song set taken from his album Run Devil Run, Paul was backed by a very special band, featuring David Gilmour, Mick Green, Ian Paice and Pete Wingfield.
Last updated on September 20, 2020
This was the 1st and only concert played at Paramount Studios.
Setlist for the concert