The Paul McCartney Project

Feb 14, 2015 • Special Valentine’s Day Concert

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City:
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Location:
Irving Plaza
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A surprise concert officially announced on Feb, 14th 2015 in the morning, on paulmccartney.com:

Paul has announced he will be playing a very intimate and special Valentine’s Day concert this evening – Saturday 14th February – in New York City.

The gig will take place at Irving Plaza.

There will be EXTREMELY LIMITED tickets on sale today from 10am (EST) and available ONLY through The Irving Plaza Box Office. Tickets can only be purchased using cash and are limited to one per person.

From Twitter: Getting ready to rock Irving Plaza! #NewYorkCity #ValentinesDay photo by@mjkim_lalala

From Twitter: Getting ready to rock Irving Plaza! #NewYorkCity #ValentinesDay photo by@mjkim_lalala

From NYTimes:

A holiday, a song title and a free night before a TV appearance were pretext enough for Paul McCartney to book a sudden show on Saturday night at Irving Plaza; its capacity, about 1,000, is an order of magnitude smaller than the arenas he usually headlines. The audience, he said joshingly, was “so close you can see my dental work.” On Sunday, Mr. McCartney was scheduled to perform on “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th-anniversary prime-time special. But Saturday was also Valentine’s Day, and Mr. McCartney announced, “Tonight it’s all about love.

Midway through the set, he came to “the point of this evening.” He dedicated “My Valentine,” a minor-key ballad from his 2012 album “Kisses on the Bottom,” to his wife, Nancy Shevell, and red confetti petals showered down on the sold-out crowd. “That’s the big spectacular production number of this evening,” he said afterward.

The concert, about 100 minutes long, was mostly an abridged version of the set Mr. McCartney had been performing last year on his world tour of arenas. He slipped in a few 1950s oldies he clearly admires: the Crickets’ “It’s So Easy” and, even better, Carl Perkins’s “Matchbox,” which gave him a chance to belt the blues and show off some pointed, rockabilly-rooted lead guitar. […]

From Twitter: New York City! Best Valentines Day Ever!

From Twitter: New York City! Best Valentines Day Ever!

Last updated on December 26, 2015

Irving Plaza

This was the 1st and only concert played at Irving Plaza.

Setlist for the concert




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Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins


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Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix







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New

Written by Paul McCartney


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22.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney


23.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney


24.

Encore


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The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney


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