Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Valentine's Day Concert

February 15, 2015 8:50 PM

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Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Valentine's Day Concert

It was nearly 1 a.m. when Paul McCartney left the stage at New York's Irving Plaza last night, and as dazed fans streamed toward the exit and staff swept red confetti from the dancefloor, it almost seemed like it had all been a dream. It started early Saturday morning: McCartney announced a very special Valentine's Day concert that night, with a few hundred tickets available at the rock club's door, $40 each, first come, first served.

That's a hell of a deal. Irving Plaza, with its 1000-person capacity, isn't quite the Cavern Club, but it's a vastly smaller and more intimate venue than you're likely to see someone like McCartney in on any normal night. (For comparison, the other artists playing there in the next few days include ...

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