Paul McCartney dedicates song in memory of Charleston at Firefly festival

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Paul McCartney dedicates song in memory of Charleston at Firefly festival

Paul McCartney’s set at the Firefly Music Festival June 19 in Delaware was different from his usual shows for several reasons. For one, it was shorter and missing several songs including “Yesterday.” He also opened with “Birthday.”

Paul McCartney at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware on June 19.
Paul McCartney at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware on June 19.
Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly
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Paul McCartney performs onstage during day 2 of the Firefly Music Festival on June 19, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.

Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly

Most notably, he also dedicated a song, “The Long and Winding Road,” to the victims of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that took place on Wednesday, Billboard reported. He told the crowd, “Let’s take a moment to pray for peace and harmony amongst people of different colors in the world,” before singing it. You can see the song on this page.

Here’s the full set list as released by Paul McCartney’s press office to Paul McCartney Examiner on Saturday. Changes from the previous show are noted. Billboard erroneously reported he played the song “Your Way” after “Got To Get You Into My Life,” but a McCartney spokesman confirmed the song was in fact “Let Me Roll It.” The set list: “Birthday” (change from “Eight Days a Week”) “Save Us, “Got To Get You Into My Life,” (“Listen to What the Man Said” and “Temporary Secretary” deleted), “Let Me Roll It/Foxey Lady,” “Paperback Writer,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five,” “The Long and Winding Road.”

Also, “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Another Day,” (no “Hope for the Future”), “And I Love Her,” “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “Lady Madonna,” (“All Together Now,” “Michelle” or “Lovely Rita” taken out), “Eleanor Rigby,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite,” “Something,” “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,” “Band on the Run,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude.” Encore: (“Another Girl” out) “Hi Hi Hi,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” (no “I Saw Her Standing There” or “Yesterday”), “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End.”

The tour stops Sunday in Philadelphia, then heads to Charlottesville, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina. It then moves to Europe for shows in early July in Denmark, Norway and Sweden before playing the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on July 31.

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