Paul McCartney to Play Surprise Valentine’s Day Concert in New York
New York City music fans looking for concert to go to tonight (Feb. 14) might have been wondering why the popular Irving Plaza club did not have an act listed on its calendar for a Saturday night. As it turns out, the venue has been booked for a surprise Valentine’s Day by the man who is practically synonymous with love songs, Paul McCartney.
McCartney sprung the news today on his website, with tickets going on sale at 10AM local time at the Union Square club’s box office. Tickets are $40, cash only, and limited to one per customer, which means that if you want to go with your sweetheart, he/she will have to head downtown with you to pick them up.
The very intimate Irving Plaza holds only 1,025 incredibly lucky people, roughly two percent of the size of McCartney’s usual stadium concerts. It’s not the smallest venue McCartney has played since becoming one of the world’s most recognizable faces. On Dec. 14, 1999, he returned to his Liverpool roots for a gig at the 380-person capacity Cavern Club in support of Run Devil Run. The concert was released as a DVD.
Tomorrow, McCartney is slated to appear at Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special. The program, which will feature several other classic rockers, is airing on NBC at 8PM ET. It's the second time in as many weeks that the former Beatle will be on TV. Last Sunday, he performed 'FourFiveSeconds' at the Grammys with Rihanna and Kanye West.
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