Paul McCartney - Falkoner Teatret July 24th 1991

Concert Arranger: DKB (Dansk Koncert Bureau)

The Concert was part of the 'Secret Gigs' Tour. A series of 6 concerts in 4 countries at smaller venues, inspired by the 'MTV Unplugged' TV-show. The around 3000 tickets went for sale at Saga Billetbureau on July 15th at 10am, listed at 180,- Danish kr each, with a limit of 4 tickets per person. No phone sale. The que started to build up the day before.

Newspaper ad.


Ticket que on July 14.

The Band

Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Robbie McIntosh
Hamish Stuart
Paul Wickens
Blair Cunningham

The band arrived at Kastrup Airport at 4.20 pm on their rented jet TRIAIR Dessault Falcon-900 (VR-BLT), and went directly to the Falkoner Theater.

T-shirts, made for both the Southend-On-Sea and the Copenhagen concerts, were for sale in the foyer in very limited quantities, they sold out in no time.

The soundcheck started at 5.10 pm, and consisted of only 4 songs, easily heard from the back of the theater

1. Good Rockin' Tonight
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. And I Love Her
4. I've Just Seen A Face

A press conference was held at the venue

Acoustic Set

1. Mean Woman Blues
2. Be-Bop-A-Lula
3. We Can Work It Out
4. San Francisco Bay Blues
5. Every Night
6. Here, There And Everywhere
7. That Would Be Something
8. Down To The River
9. And I Love Her
10. She's A Woman
11. I Lost My Little Girl
12. Ain't No Sunshine
13. I've Just Seen A Face
14. High Heel Sneakers
15. Good Rockin' Tonight

Electric Set

1. Twenty Flight Rock
2. Band On The Run
3. Ebony And Ivory
4. I Saw Here Standing There
5. Coming Up
6. Get Back
7. The Long And Winding Road
8. Ain't That A Shame
9. Let It Be


1. Can't Buy Me Love
2. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Setlists, taken from the stage floor. Note that High Heel Sneakers is missing from the list.

After the show, the band went straight to the airport, and departed at 10.45 pm.

Danish National TV (DR) was allowed to film 2 songs, Mean Woman Blues and We Can Work It Out. They were featured in the news the same evening. (The video also contains some rehearsels from later in 1991, they have nothing to do with the Copenhagen concert)

I was there quotes

- Per Reichgrüber

When I realized that my idol came to Copenhagen, I knew I had to be there. I saw him in Gothenborg in 1989, also an amazing experience, even from the back of the arena 😊

Together with some friends, I went to the venue around 5pm, hoping to be able to get close to the stage when the doors opened. Everyone was in good moods, even when we all struggled to get the best spots. I was lucky and ended in second row from the stage. Around 8pm the band went on stage to wild cheers. First set was acoustic, and everyone sang along. After the break, the tempo was increased, and the electric set opened with Twenty Flight Rock. When the band started their last song, Let It Be, an emotional atmosphere spread in the hall, lighters were lit, and people sang along.

The band said Thank You, bowed, and left the stage to loud clapping and stamping. We all wanted an encore, and the band returned and did Can’t Buy Me Love and Sgt. Pepper. We were all hoping for more, but the show was over, and people headed for the exits. I waited a while before leaving, and on my way out, I noticed a guy sitting in tailor position on the floor, repeating ‘Man, it was great’. I agreed with him !

Arrival at Copenhagen Airport