Tuesday 16 January 2018

McCartney gig marks Valentine's Day

Paul McCartney and his band perform a Valentine's Day concert at Irving Plaza in New York City (Invision/AP)
Paul McCartney and his band perform a Valentine's Day concert at Irving Plaza in New York City (Invision/AP)

Paul McCartney was surrounded by celebrity fans at a Valentine's Day concert in New York City.

The former Beatle performed for nearly two hours at the gig at Irving Plaza. "Tonight is about love," he told his audience, as rose petals fell.

He entertained a wide group of admirers, including Peyton Manning, Eddie Murphy, Emma Stone, Tom Hanks and US secretary of state John Kerry.

Other celebs who attended included Jim Carrey, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Q-Tip, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, David Spade, Andy Cohen and Billy Crystal.

McCartney performed classics on guitar and keys, singing Hey Jude, Drive My Car, Let It Be and Carry That Weight.

"New York City, you have been fantastic tonight," he told his audience. "We love you."

Press Association

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