Paul McCartney Returns to The Cavern Club for Surprise Gig

Any Beatles fan worth their salt knows this line: “Remember all you cave-dwellers, the Cavern is the best of cellars.”

The Cavern Club in Liverpool is legendary in Beatles lore. It’s where the band played long before going to the top of the pops. On Thursday afternoon (July 26), Paul McCartney returned to perform a secret show for 250 lucky fans. The icon previewed four songs from his forthcoming record, Egypt Station, in a lively 28-song set that included Beatles and Wings gems.

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“Coming back here is pretty amazing for me,” McCartney said to the crowd at the club, which was rebuilt after the original venue closed in 1973.

“Imagine this for me — all these years ago when we played the Cavern we didn’t know if we’d have any future,” McCartney said. “But we did OK.”


Here’s McCartney’s set list:

“Twenty Flight Rock”
“Magical Mystery Tour”
“All My Loving”
“Letting Go”
“Come On to Me”
“Let Me Roll It”
“I Got a Feeling”
“My Valentine”
“Queenie Eye”
“Lady Madonna”
“In Spite of All the Danger”
“Things We Said Today”
“Love Me Do”
“Who Cares”
“I Wanna Be Your Man”
“Fuh You”
“Get Back”
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
“Band on the Run”
“Hi Hi Hi”
“I Saw Her Standing There”
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
“Helter Skelter”