Paul McCartney to Livestream Secret New York Concert
Paul McCartney announced a livestream of a secret concert he'll perform from an unnamed location in New York on Friday at 8PM ET.
The event ties in with the release of his new album, Egypt Station, on the same date, and follows appearance on The Howard Stern Show yesterday and on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon today.
“Over the last days, Paul has been teasing fans and hinting at something coming this week in New York City,” read a statement on his website. “Today he confirms he will be joining forces with YouTube Originals to livestream a secret concert via his channel this coming Friday 7th September to celebrate the release of his new album Egypt Station. Fans will be able to tune in to watch Paul perform tracks from Egypt Station along with Beatles, Wings and solo classics. … The venue is still to be confirmed.”
During his interview with Stern, McCartney recalled his musician father advising the Beatles to sing “Yes, yes, yes” rather than “Yeah, yeah, yeah” on their early hit single “She Loves You.” "He had musical ability but he didn’t have hip ability,” he noted. He also recalled how John Lennon split the band by announcing he was leaving at a meeting. “Looking back on it, he’d reached that stage in his life," McCartney said. "We all had.”
Speaking of his feud with Lennon’s partner Yoko Ono, McCartney admitted that the rest of the band "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.’”
McCartney recently added a handful of U.S. dates to his Freshen Up tour schedule.