Paul McCartney to Do Private Event For Fans in NYC

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Paul McCartney has been doing a series of very private concerts for fans this summer as he promotes the release of his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station. Following memorable concerts at Liverpool’s Cavern Club and at London’s Abbey Road Studios in July, McCartney announced on September 1 a sweepstakes for 150 fans to win a “very special event in New York City.”

To enter, fans must log-in to their Spotify account and follow a few instructions. The entry form expressly states “Please do not enter this sweepstakes if you do not live within 250 miles of New York, NY.” The entry period ends at 12 Noon ET on Thursday, September 6.

150 Grand Prize winners will receive one ticket “to attend a private evening event with Paul McCartney in celebration of his release of Egypt Station on September 7, 2018.” The location and exact time for the event have not been revealed. Click here for the official rules.

UPDATE: The September 7 concert will stream live on YouTube

New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has been selling Egypt Station subway cards at Grand Central Station this week. On Wednesday (September 5), McCartney tweeted his fans.

On August 31, McCartney revealed the first 2019 U.S. dates of his “Freshen Up” tour. These five initial shows brings to 21 the number of concerts he’s announced to support the release of his upcoming Egypt Station album, arriving Sept. 7 on Capitol Records.

Following an elaborate teaser campaign, two songs were released from the album on June 20: “Come on To Me” and “I Don’t Know.” The latest, “Fuh You,” arrived on August 15.

Watch the lyric video for “Fuh You”

Pre-order Egypt Station in the U.S.: CD, single LP and a limited edition deluxe 2-LP. with tri-gatefold packaging and two bonus instrumental tracks. U.K: CD and LP.

Paul McCartney 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets for the North American dates are available here and here)

Sep 17 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sep 20 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sep 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Sep 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Oct 05 – Austin, TX – Zilker Park
Oct 12 – Austin, TX – Zilker Park
Oct 31 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome
Nov 01 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome
Nov 08 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Dome
Nov 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Dec 03 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Dec 05 – Vienna, Austria – Vienna Stadhalle
Dec 06 – Vienna, Austria – Vienna Stadhalle
Dec 12 – Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena
Dec 14 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
Dec 16 – London, UK – 02 Arena

May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Jun 01 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Jun 06 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Jun 11 – Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center

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