Paul McCartney announces 'secret concert' will go live on YouTube

Paul McCartney announced Sept. 5 he'll do a special live concert on YouTube at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 7 as part of a series of events to promote his new album Egypt Station, which will be released that day. The concert, which will air on his YouTube channel, will feature songs from the album plus songs from the Beatles and his solo catalogs. McCartney had been hinting about a secret concert from somewhere in New York in recent days and had offered a contest for his fans to attend. The actual venue for this YouTube show has not yet been confirmed, according to the announcement on his website.

McCartney was interviewed by Howard Stern early Wednesday morning on Stern's daily Sirius/XM show. Among the topics in the interview, he talked about being in the Beatles, about how some Beatles songs were written and also discussed the breakup of the group. The interview is available on demand and free to all listeners right now because of a special promotion. Sirius/XM's Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is featuring a number of McCartney specials to celebrate the release of his album this week and early next week. Full program information is on their blog.

McCartney will also be appearing this week on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night. In addition, he's also recently announced a new Freshen Up concert tour that will begin later this month in Canada and is scheduled to reach America next year, according to the dates that have already been released. Some tickets for these shows are available here.