Paul McCartney had an unusual request in advance of a high-profile concert appearance, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six.
McCartney is one of the iconic performers lined up for an upcoming concert near Coachella, Calif., which is widely being referred to as “Oldchella.” McCartney will be sharing the bill with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones and the Who, among other acts.
The concert’s official name is Desert Trip.
“A music source close to the show says that the 74-year-old former Beatle requested the stage be raised a whole 6 inches every time he’s on it,” The Post reports. “Rock giant Macca stands at a respectable 5-feet-11, but apparently feels he’s too short for his fans to fully bask in his knighted greatness at the venue, sources said. (Capacity at the show’s been speculated to be around 70,000 per day.)”
The big event is set for Oct. 7-9 at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, Calif., with The Post reporting that tickets are going for $199 to $1,599.