Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show
Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show, confirms Lennon broke up the Beatles & has an official MetroCard
Paul McCartney will celebrate this Friday’s release of his seventeenth solo album Egypt Station with a “secret concert” in New York City. Paul McCartney is no stranger to embracing technology and you’re about to get further proof of it. To celebrate, the iconic musician has decided this performance will be webcast in real time for free on McCartney’s YouTube channel.
The YouTube Original livestream will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, September 7. McCartney is expected to perform songs from Egypt Station “alongside classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogues.” This certainly isn’t the first YouTube concert, but it’s certainly one of the higher-profile examples. It also shows how much has changed in the past several years. It wasn’t that long ago when legal Beatles downloads were a novelty, and now you can watch McCartney live on just about any screen in your home.
The venue for Friday’s concert has not been revealed…any guesses? NYC’s Grand Central Station is where you can get official Paul McCartney MetroCards. They’re available now at the larger vending machines and station booths while supplies last.
Additionally, while he’s in NYC, McCartney stopped by Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show today (Wednesday, 9/5). As Variety reports, they covered a lot of ground over the course of the 90 minute talk, including who actually broke up The Beatles:
McCartney, who found himself on opposite sides from John Lennon and Yoko Ono after the breakup of the Beatles, said it was Lennon who broke up the group. “There was a meeting where John came in and said, ‘I’m leaving the group.’ And looking back on it, he’d reached that stage in his life. We all had.” But he also acknowledged that Ono was a good choice for Lennon. “Even though we thought she was intrusive because she used to sit in on the recording sessions and we’d never had anything like that. But looking back on it, you think, ‘The guy was totally in love with her. And you’ve just got to respect that.’ So we did. And I do.’”
Paul has also announced the first few US dates of his upcoming “Freshen Up” tour – they go on sale on Friday.