If you were in New York’s Grand Central Terminal Friday, you could have been treated to a special concert by Paul McCartney. The concert was a stunt to promote McCarthy’s new album called “Egypt Station.” McCartney said he wondered ‘what’s the coolest station we could think of?’ and settled on the Manhattan landmark. The band set up under a chandelier and in front of a giant clock, just off the 42nd Street entrance.
The 24-song set consisted of “Let it Be,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Lady Madonna”, “I’ve Got a Feeling,” “Love Me Do”, “Hi Hi Hi”, “1985” and the 50-year-old White Album. McCartney also played three songs from his new album. For a new song about bullying, McCartney invited two women from the audience to tell their stories about being abused. To his wife Nancy Shevell, he dedicated the song “My Valentine” to her.
About 300 lucky fans were to grab tickets, along with Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Sean Lennon, Giles Martin, the son of longtime Beatles producer George Martin, handled the concert’s sound.
A special limited edition of 50,000 cards MetroCard, honoring Paul McCartney were available while supplies lasted.