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Published: 2009/07/16

Paul McCartney Plays Letterman’s Marquee

Last night, Paul McCartney returned to New Yorks Ed Sullivan Theaterthe historic studio where he made his U.S. television debut with the Beatlesto tape an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Like Phish, Dave Matthews Band and a handful of other acts, McCartney taped his appearance outside on Lettermans marquee in front of a few thousand fans who assembled on the street for the free performance. McCartney and his band opened their set with the Beatles Get Backthe first song the Beatles played at its famed rooftop concertand then charged into Sing The Changes, a new track from his recent Fireman release. Though the cameras stopped rolling after two songs, McCartney played five additional songs for the few thousand fans who had assembled in front of the venue: Coming Up, Band On The Run and Let Me Roll It from his time with Wings and Helter Skelter and Back In The USSR from his days with the Beatles.
The show marked McCartneys first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. McCartney will kick off a multi-night run at Queens, NYs
Citi Field this Friday.

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