Paul McCartney Performs For The Kids & Celebrates AnniversaryBy: Emily Greene - October 9, 2013
Paul McCartney sure knows what a woman wants on her second wedding anniversary.
The legendary musician performed some new material from his aptly named upcoming album, “New,” at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens on Wednesday. It also happened to be McCartney’s second wedding anniversary with wife Nancy Shevell.
The 400 teenagers in attendance were quite surprised to get a concert from the ex-Beatle during class time.
McCartney is making the rounds to promote his new album, “New,” set to be released Tuesday, October 15. This event with iHeartRadio had McCartney performing 13 songs. The set found McCartney performing songs from the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career. To name a few, McCartney sang “Hey Jude,” “Eight Days a Week,” “Jet,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Back In the U.S.S.R.” and “New.”
“New,” which is from the upcoming album, is a song inspired by his wife Shevell. Before performing the number, McCartney looked at his lovely lady and said, “Happy anniversary, Baby.”
McCartney retweeted Tony Bennett, the founder of the school.
Bennett further explained why McCartney performed at the school.
Not only did McCartney perform for the students, but he also answered some of their questions. During the Q&A, he gave some insight into what he’s learned over his years as a performer. Said McCartney, “When we first started out, I was terrified of doing anything wrong onstage. I got to learn, though, that people don’t mind. In fact, they kind of like it. People go, ‘I was at the show where he made a mistake!’ ”
Before leaving the students, he gave them some words of wisdom, “You rock on. You be great.”