Paul McCartney plays surprise Valentine's Day gig

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 February 2015
Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney stunned 1,000 fans in New York when he played a surprise Valentine's Day gig on Saturday night (14.02.15)

Sir Paul McCartney played a surprise Valentine's Day concert to just 1,000 fans in New York.

The Beatles legend wowed the capacity crowd at New York's Irving Plaza on Saturday night (14.02.15) with an impromptu two-hour gig which saw him play several of the group's greatest hits and charge just $40 on a first come, first served basis.

The 72-year-old star - who announced the concert earlier that morning - didn't appear on stage until 11pm and was given a great reception as he started performing 'Eight Days a Week'.

He later stunned onlookers when he sang 'One After 909' - a Beatles song he rarely ever plays and one which he penned with the late John Lennon shortly after they became friends in the late 1950s.

Introducing the tune, he said: "We're going to continue with one of the first songs we wrote, a very long time ago, in Bethlehem."

The sight and sound of the Beatles legend was almost too much to take for some and one fan attempted to get on stage during his version of 'We Can Work It Out'.

But Paul joked: "How about you stay there and I stay here ... I've got security, baby!"

The star performed several other Beatles classics including 'Hey Jude', 'Lady Madonna', 'Let It Be', 'And I Love Her', 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' and he aptly concluded his set with 1969 hit 'The End', which appeared on their 'Abbey Road' album.

Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Wed 12 Dec

£65–£125 / 0844 800 0400

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 16 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With special guests.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Fri 14 Dec

£65–£125 / 0141 248 3000

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