Paul McCartney plays intimate New York show

Ex-Beatle hits Highline Ballroom in Manhattan

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed an intimate show in New York City last night (June 13). Taking to the stage at the Highline Ballroom, the singer made his way through an identical set as his low-key show in London’s Electric Ballroom last week.

Earlier in the day, the venue’s box office issued a limited number of free wristbands guaranteeing entry to fans – some of who’d queued since early morning.

Mixing-up material from his new album ‘Memory Almost Full’ and songs fromThe Beatles back-catalogue, Macca was also treated to an early rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ from the crowd in honour of his imminent birthday 65th birthday.

In a genial mood throughout, McCartney paid tribute to his former band members John Lennon and George Harrison and to late wife Linda who was born in New York.

He also poked fun at his keyboard player David ‘Wix’ Wickens who was absent due to rehearsals for a Royal Variety Show– quipping “…lousy Monarchists!”.

He played:

‘Only Mama Knows’

‘Dance Tonight’

‘C Moon’

‘The Long And Winding Road’

‘I’ll Follow The Sun’

‘Calico Skies’

‘That Was Me’

‘Blackbird’

‘Here Today’

‘Back In The USSR’

‘Nod Your Head’

‘House Of Wax’

‘I’ve Got A Feeling’

‘Matchbox’

‘Get Back’

‘Hey Jude’

‘Let It Be’

‘Lady Madonna’

‘I Saw Her Standing There’

–By our New York staff.

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