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From paulmccartney.com, February 25, 2015:
PAUL McCARTNEY TO HEADLINE FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 19 AT THE WOODLANDS, DOVER DE
Following a whirlwind weekend including a surprise intimate Valentine’s Day gig at New York’s Irving Plaza and a performance on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary prime time special (not to mention a massive all-star jam at the SNL40 after party), Paul McCartney now lays the rumors to rest:
Paul will headline this year’s Firefly Festival on June 19 at the Woodlands in Dover, DE. It is Paul’s first ever appearance at Firefly and the latest confirmed date of this year’s ‘Out There’ tour, following on the recent announcement of April 21-May 2 run through Japan and South Korea.
From Billboard, June 20th:
For a living legend whose entire career has consistently been redefined, it’s a given that Sir Paul McCartney’s headlining set at Firefly 2015 on Friday (June 19) would be career-defining, yet again. And on the second night of the four-day fest, the Beatles icon showed that not only does he consistently up himself, but he outshone the bounty of young talent that rocked the stages at the Delaware festival earlier in the day. […]
At a point, his show turned political, as he paid his respects to the victims of the Charleston, S.C. shooting that claimed nine lives earlier in the week. “Let’s take a moment to pray for peace and harmony amongst people of different colors in the world,” said McCartney, seated behind a piano. A chill-inducing rendition of “The Long and Winding Road” followed, a noble tribute to the victims of a senseless act. […]
What McCartney proved, though, is that though there’s nothing left to prove for a living legend, he’s got the chops to outshine even himself. There was nary a dull moment as he breathlessly pounced from instrument to instrument, song to song, ceaselessly and effortlessly exceeding the unreachable expectations set before him. As he reemerged for the encore, waving the U.S. flag with band members brandishing British and Delaware flags, he was joyous, an artist who never gave up on his craft. Few musicians at Firefly were that advanced– and McCartney showed that he was still miles ahead of them.
There was no soundcheck prior to the show.
Last updated on February 11, 2021
This was the 1st and only concert played at The Woodlands.
Setlist for the concert