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Firefly Music Festival • Friday, June 19, 2015

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the Summer festivals 2015
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Country:
USA
City:
Dover
Location:
The Woodlands
Attendance:
90,000

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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.

(photo credit: MJ Kim @2015)
(photo credit: MJ Kim @2015)

Last updated on February 11, 2021

The Woodlands

This was the 1st and only concert played at The Woodlands.

Setlist for the concert


1.

Birthday

Written by Lennon - McCartney




4.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix










13.


14.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney


15.


16.

New

Written by Paul McCartney



18.


19.



21.





25.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney



27.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney


28.

Encore




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6.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney



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