Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show, has an official MetroCard
UPDATE: Stream the show HERE.
Paul McCartney releases his seventeenth solo album on Friday (9/7), and to celebrate he’s livestreaming a concert from NYC that night. The venue is still a secret (any guesses?) but the concert will stream live through Paul’s YouTube Channel at 8 PM. He’s promised to perform “Beatles, Wings, and solo classics” along with tracks from the new album. If you use Lyft, you can try to win your way in by using the code PAULNYC in your app.
UPDATE: Is Grand Central Station the location of tonight’s show?
Egypt Station is the title of the record, and 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.
While he’s in NYC, Paul also 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.’”
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the interview on-demand here.
Paul has also announced the first few US dates of his upcoming “Freshen Up” tour – they go on sale on Friday.