McCartney to perform at Grand Central Friday

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Grand Central Terminal
Mitch Goldman
NEW YORK – Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is partnering with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to promote his latest, rail-themed album, Egypt Station, which is set for release today. He will perform a surprise concert for a select few invitees inside Grand Central Terminal at 8 p.m. Friday.

As part of the promotion, the MTA unveiled special customized Egypt Station MetroCards on Wednesday. The cards can be purchased at Grand Central and at larger vending machines and station ticket booths while supplies last. The magnetic-swipe cards are used to pay fares on all New York City subways and buses, as well as on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail system and some NJ Transit services. McCartney Tweeted a photo of the special MetroCard at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, writing “Two days to go … See you at #EgyptStation this Friday evening…”

McCartney had not publicly announced the concert location as of Thursday, but according to his official website, the concert will be live streamed on his official YouTube channel and he will be performing “Beatles, Wings and solo classics” along with tracks from the new album.

Ahead of the surprise show, McCartney was the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. Fans in New York can use the promo code “PAULNYC” when hailing a ride through the Lyft app today to enter to win a ticket to the Grand Central show.

Grand Central marks two important anniversaries this year: the 40th anniversary this June of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that saved the Terminal and the 20th anniversary this October of a renovation that restored the iconic landmark and transformed it into a retail and dining destination.

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