Frank Sinatra School of the Arts • Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ConcertBy Paul McCartney2pm
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City:
New York
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Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Attendance:
400

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From paulmccartney.com, October 10, 2013:

Wednesday saw Paul perform to students and teachers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Paul performed 13 songs interspersing his set with a friendly Q&A with students from the school.

Dedicating the title track from his ‘NEW’ album to wife Nancy, Paul informed the enthusiastic audience the day was also their second wedding anniversary.

The concert took place on what would have been John Lennon’s birthday and Paul paid tribute by performing ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ with his band.

The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts was set up by singer Tony Bennet and his wife Susan Benedetto in 2001.

From Yahoo!:

The fortunate pupils at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York, often enjoy performances by guest musicians as part of their curriculum. But these students didn’t have any idea what kind of treat they were in for when they were summoned to the Tony Bennett Concert Hall the afternoon of Tuesday, October 8…until the school’s principal announced that none other than Paul McCartney was going to perform a special show just for them. […]

McCartney played the set with his current touring band, with the show split into five musical sections and four short Q&A breaks, during which the students asked surprisingly astute questions. But of course, it was the music that kept the crowd smiling, dancing, and singing along. […]

“This beats going to class,” quipped Paul, before he rocked the hall with the first new song of the day, “Save Us,” an energized number propelled by slashing guitars and quirky back-up vocals reminiscent of ELO or Queen. Lyrics like “In the heat of battle, you’ve got something that will save us” suggested that New will feature political numbers in addition to Paul’s famous love songs.

Speaking of love songs, McCartney dedicated the title track of his new album to his wife; the emotive, melodic tune was clearly written for Nancy, although it could have applied to practically any context. “We can do what we want, we can be who we choose/See, there’s no guarantee, we’ve got nothing to lose,” Macca sang. As he finished the final chord, he said, “Happy anniversary, baby.”

Paul McCartney at Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts
(Photography by MJ Kim. taken from www.paulmccartney.com)
Paul McCartney at Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts
(Photography by MJ Kim. taken from www.paulmccartney.com)

Last updated on February 5, 2021

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

This was the 1st and only concert played at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.

Setlist for the concert





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Q&A


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New

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on New Promotional Concerts 2013


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Q&A




10.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on New Promotional Concerts 2013



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Q&A



14.

Q&A




17.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on New Promotional Concerts 2013

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