Someone posted awhile back a typical McCartney setlist. Was that in this thread?
I don't think I'm familiar with his non-Beattles stuff and I want to get a feel for what he plays. That said, I probably know his songs and just don't realize it.
Paul McCartney Setlist at Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada 11/29/12
Hello, Goodbye Junior's Farm All My Loving Jet Drive My Car Sing the Changes The Night Before Let Me Roll It Paperback Writer The Long and Winding Road Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five My Valentine Maybe I'm Amazed Things We Said Today And I Love Her Blackbird Here Today Dance Tonight Mrs. Vandebilt Eleanor Rigby Something Band on the Run Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Back in the U.S.S.R. I've Got a Feeling A Day in the Life Let It Be Live and Let Die Hey Jude
Encore: Lady Madonna Wonderful Christmastime Day Tripper Get Back
Encore 2: Yesterday Mull of Kintyre Golden Slumbers Carry That Weight The End
Honestly hearing him tell stories about how he's using the same guitar for Yesterday as he did on the Ed Sullivan show and how he was basically sh*tting his pants leading up to the performance make seeing him worth it. Then you just get a bonus 2.5-3 hours of excellent music.
2/6 The Vaccines
2/15 A Silent Film
4/12 The Mowgli's
4/16 The Black Crowes
4/23 Fitz & the Tantrums
5/10 Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven
5/19 The Shins
7/19 Pearl Jam @ Wrigley
9/13-9/15 Riot Fest
The Pinkpop article does NOT read that an American festival booked him the SAME weekend.
It reads "American festivals seem like a more popular choice for Paul"
But doesn't mean that it isn't possible.
My google translation has the article saying:
"However, the advent of Green Day announced earlier. Smeets also said that negotiations with Paul McCartney ricocheted. "American festivals seem to have something more important," said the Pinkpop boss."
So is Google translation wrong and there is absolutely no mention of "festivals" in the original language? EDIT: I see your translation now....gotcha.
It doesn't say "He was booked for a festival instead" but the idea that he can't play the European festival because "American festivals seem to have something more important" is definitely pointing int he right direction.