Thursday, May 30, 2024

Paul McCartney to Play “Secret Show” Tonight at Irving Plaza, $40 a Ticket


Paul McCartney will play a secret show tonight at the very small Irving Plaza. Tickets are $40 and you have to line up a the box office on Irving Plaza and East 15th St. to get ’em. McCartney loves secret shows. This one was announced on Jimmy Fallon last night. But in past he’s played shows at the Highline Ballroom, and in 1989 at a Broadway theater. When he and his late wife Linda started Wings in 1971, they jumped in a van and played shows all over England with no warning. This is the rocker in Paul’s heart, the kid who still thinks he’s at the Cavern club. God bless him, he’s almost 73 years young, and Macca never stops rocking. It’s going to be the coldest night of the century, and no one will care. Scalpers should be out in force!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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