Did you miss seeing Paul McCartney on his Aussie tour last December? Then we’ve got good news, with the music icon streaming an intimate gig for free this weekend.
Tomorrow will see the release of Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station, his 17th solo album and first new record in almost five years. To celebrate the occasion, Macca is inviting his fans from all over the world to join him in an intimate webcast.
As Paul McCartney’s website reveals, the former Beatle is set to livestream a “secret concert” in New York City this Friday.
The intimate affair is set to be held in an undisclosed location for YouTube Originals, and will feature the musical icon performing tracks from Egypt Station, along with tracks from his time with The Beatles, Wings, and his solo career.
The gig is set to take place at 8pm local time in New York City, which means that Aussie fans will be able to wake up to a free Paul McCartney gig on Saturday morning, when it airs from 10:30am AEST.
In related news, Paul McCartney recently spoke to US radio host Howard Stern about his new record, where he also opened up in regards to his time with The Beatles, including when John Lennon announced he was leaving the band.
“There was a meeting where John came in and said, ‘I’m leaving the group’,” McCartney recalled. “And looking back on it, he’d reached that stage in his life. We all had.”
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Paul McCartney also addressed the fact that Yoko Ono had been “intrusive” in regards to the affairs of John Lennon and the band, but noted that he respected the fact that Ono made Lennon happy.
“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,” he explained. “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.’”