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McCartney's Surprise

Paul performing in NYC's Grand Central Station


All aboard! Paul McCartney is providing the soundtrack to tonight's evening commute when he performs at a decidedly unconventional concert setting: Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan.

An estimated 300 lucky fans were able to snap up free tickets for the surprise show, timed to celebrate today's release of McCartney's new album "Egypt Station." The 16-track album is the former Beatles 17th solo effort and his first since 2013's "New."

McCartney, 76, teased the secret gig during last night's appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." "It's a surprise gig, we haven't been telling anyone, but the album's title is 'Egypt Station'," he said. "So that might be a little clue there: station. It might be a grand show, I don't know."

The Grand Central gig will be livestreamed on McCartney's YouTube channel starting at 8 p.m. EST. In addition to unveiling songs from the new album, he and his band are expected to cover some of his greatest Beatles and Wings hits.

McCartney will further promote "Egypt Station" on a fall tour of Canada and Europe, starting September 17 in Quebec City and ending December 16 in London.

He will also appear next month at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 5 and 12.

A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin next spring, kicking off May 27, 2019, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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