What happened for Paul in 2009

From paulmccartney.com, February 19, 2010:

What a year it was. Setting the pace for 2009 Paul kicked it off at high speed appearing at the Grammy Awards giving a memorable performance of I Saw Her Standing There‚ with guest drummer and fellow rocker Dave Grohl. Next it was to New York City to play at the special David Lynch Foundation Change Begins Within benefit concert. Paul hooked up with his old band mate Ringo for a historic performance of With A Little Help From My Friends at Radio City Hall.

The summer of 2009 saw another Macca first, when Paul headlined his first ever US festival, Coachella. Similar to his 2004 Glastonbury performance, Paul stole the headlines making the festival a talking point for the rest of the world. Days after the festival he headed to Vegas for a show to mark the opening of The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – a gig which sold out in seven seconds, setting a new sales record with tickets selling at a staggering rate of 600 a second keeping the press office very busy yet again.

Not one to rest, Paul was on the road again in July. He played his first ever concert in Halifax, Nova Scotia a show that prompted the Mayor of Halifax to describe the event as the largest most exciting concert in its 260-year history, no less!

After Halifax there was more history to be made. Paul returned to the site of the former Shea Stadium, where in 1965, he along with his famous old band played a concert that set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show. Paul commenced his Summer Live 09 US tour at New Yorks Citi Field Stadium. Paul spent the summer rocking across the US before returning to the UK to prepare for his Good Evening Europe tour. And as we now know Paul gave 2009 the best send off a year could have with Londons biggest Christmas party and tour finale at the O2 Arena on the 22nd December. He was joined on stage by a bagpipe band for a rare version of his massive UK Christmas chart topper Mull Of Kintyre.

So that was 2009.

Stuart Bell

Last updated on September 23, 2020

Singles and EPs released in 2009

Albums released in 2009

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2009

A Sideman's Journey

By Klaus Voormann • Official album


By Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens • Official album

Films released in 2009

(I Want to) Come Home

2009 • For Paul McCartney

All You Need Is Klaus

2009 • For Klaus Voormann

Concerts, TV & radio shows

51st Annual Grammy Awards

Feb 08, 2009 • USA • Los Angeles • Staples Center

'Change Begins Within' - David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

Apr 04, 2009 • USA • New York • Radio City Music Hall

Coachella Festival

Apr 17, 2009 • USA • Indio

The Joint

Apr 19, 2009 • USA • Las Vegas • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Calling 2009 Festival

Jun 27, 2009 • United Kingdom • London • Hyde Park

Summer Live '09

Shows: 10 • Countries: 2

The Late Show With David Letterman

Jul 15, 2009 • USA • New York City • Ed Sullivan Theater

Ecce Cor Meum

Shows: 2 • Countries: 1

Children In Need

Nov 12, 2009 • United Kingdom • London • Royal Albert Hall

Good Evening Europe Tour

Shows: 8 • Countries: 5

X Factor UK Live Final

Dec 13, 2009 • United Kingdom • London • Fountain Studios • TV show

Recording sessions in 2009

Recording "(I Want To) Come Home"

June 2009 • Songs recorded during this session appear on (I Want to) Come Home

Overdubs for "(I Want To) Come Home"

Jul 06, 2009 • Songs recorded during this session appear on (I Want to) Come Home

2009 interviews

The HRH Interview

Spring 2009

Paul McCartney exclusive Q&A: Man on the run

Feb 05, 2009 • From Entertainment Weekly

David Lynch interviews Paul McCartney about Meditation and Maharishi

Apr 01, 2009 • From David Lynch Foundation

Paul McCartney finds himself in a new place

Apr 12, 2009 • From Los Angeles Times

Coachella Q & A with Paul

Apr 15, 2009 • From paulmccartney.com

Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday mission

Jun 25, 2009 • From The Telegraph

Paul McCartney Talks The Beatles: Rock Band

Aug 18, 2009 • From Game Informer

Paul McCartney: The Billboard Q&A

Sep 04, 2009 • From Billboard

Paul Website Q&A November 2009

Nov 11, 2009 • From paulmccartney.com

MTV Zane Lowe Meets TV special

Nov 25, 2009 • From MTV

Absolute Radios breakfast show

Nov 26, 2009 • From BBC Radio 6 Music

Capitol Radio

Nov 26, 2009

Paul McCartney: “I Still Feel the Thrill”

Dec 01, 2009 • From The Big Issue

Paul McCartney: in love and back on the road

Dec 05, 2009 • From The Times


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Coleen 3 years ago

Is Back in the USA tour incomplete listing? And how about 2005 tour US? Sorry to be a pest. Just trying to fill in the blanks of McCartney shows I was at.

The PaulMcCartney Project 3 years ago

Hi Coleen, all concert dates for the 2002 "Back in the US" tour ( https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/tour/back-in-the-u-s-tour/ ) and for the 2005 "US tour" ( https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/tour/the-us-tour/ ) are correctly listed. However, the track listings for those tours and each individual concerts need to be reviewed. Hope this helps.

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