The Paul McCartney Project

2009 highlights


Interviews


Paul McCartney: in love and back on the road

Dec 05, 2009 • From The Times


Paul McCartney: “I Still Feel the Thrill”

Dec 01, 2009 • From The Big Issue


Capitol Radio

Nov 26, 2009


Absolute Radios breakfast show

Nov 26, 2009 • From BBC Radio 6 Music


MTV Zane Lowe Meets TV special

Nov 25, 2009 • From MTV


Paul Website Q&A November 2009

Nov 11, 2009 • From paulmccartney.com



Paul McCartney: The Billboard Q&A

Sep 04, 2009 • From Billboard


Paul McCartney Talks The Beatles: Rock Band

Aug 18, 2009 • From Game Informer


Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday mission

Jun 25, 2009 • From The Telegraph


Coachella Q & A with Paul

Apr 15, 2009 • From paulmccartney.com


Paul McCartney finds himself in a new place

Apr 12, 2009 • From Los Angeles Times


David Lynch interviews Paul McCartney about Meditation and Maharishi

Apr 01, 2009 • From David Lynch Foundation


Paul McCartney exclusive Q&A: Man on the run

Feb 05, 2009 • From Entertainment Weekly


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

Albums released in 2009



Singles released in 2009


Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2009


A Sideman's Journey

By Klaus Voormann • Official album


Roadsinger

By Yusuf Islam • Official album



Witchazel

By Matt Berry • 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


X Factor UK Live Final

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


Good Evening Europe Tour

Shows: 8 • Countries: 5


Children In Need

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



Ecce Cor Meum

Shows: 2 • Countries: 1


The Late Show With David Letterman

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


Summer Live '09

Shows: 10 • Countries: 2


Hard Rock Calling 2009 Festival

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


The Joint

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


Coachella Festival

Apr 17, 2009 • USA • Indio


'Change Begins Within' - David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

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


51st Annual Grammy Awards

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

Sessions


Overdubs for "(I Want To) Come Home"

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


Recording "(I Want To) Come Home"

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


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Coleen 2 months 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 2 months 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.