Paul will be raising money for the homeless through an exclusive concert at Vicar Street in Dublin.
Macca was inspired by recent unveiling of a plaque that commemorated the two concerts The Beatles played in the Adelphi Cinema on Middle Abbey Street on November 7, 1963.
Harry Crosbie, the owner of Vicar Street, said: “I sent him a photo of the plaque and I got an answer back saying he was absolutely delighted.”
Mr Crosbie added that Paul often does “guerilla gigs” and added: “He came back to me and said that Vicar Street is top of the list for the next one.”
Instead of selling tickets, guests will be asked for donations and all proceeds from the gig will be used to help the homeless.
No date has been for the gig yet, but Mr Crosbie said that he could get a call from the musician at any moment “because that’s the way he works”.The gig will be promoted by Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions. The idea came to Mr Crosbie when he met Paul’s daughter at a party.
He told Sunday World: “I met his daughter Stella McCartney and Jools Holland at a party in our artist friend’s London home, and we discussed The Beatles connection with Dublin and also the homeless situation in Ireland and the possibility of Paul doing a gig at Vicar Street with all proceeds going to help people on the streets.”
Peter Brennan, founder and president of Beatles Ireland, said: “For Paul McCartney to play in Ireland it will be a major surprise to most Beatles fans that this will take place. “As a Beatles fan, why wouldn’t we be so excited for Paul to actually perform in Dublin!
“And with Vicar Street being such a very intimate venue, it’s also the place where we had many of our Beatles conventions, and have brought bands over, including John Lennon’s Quarrymen. “They didn’t play there but they were a part of the convention.”
Mr Crosbie also revealed that broadcasting veteran Gay Byrne has agreed to be the MC at the Vicar Street gig.
Gay unveiled a plaque commemorating the band’s 1963 concerts in Dublin’s Abbey Street.
The 84-year-old revealed how Paul McCartney had asked him to be involved with the Beatles.
Gay was asked to do the unveiling of the plaque as the first man to interview the Beatles on TV back in the 1960s on UK’s Granada TV.
He said: “In the middle of the soundcheck Paul McCartney came to me and said, ‘Would you like to be our agent? We don’t have one and we think you would make a terrific agent’.”
But he rejected the offer saying he was “up to his ears” doing four days a week in Manchester and going back to Dublin every weekend for the Late Late Show.
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