Paul McCartney to Play Charity Show at a UK Pub in June
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November 16, 2015
A few dozen lucky British music fans will get to see Paul McCartney perform at an intimate venue in the London suburb of Chiddingfold this summer. The rock legend will headline the 10th annual Dine and Disco for Children in Need fundraiser this June 25 at The Mulberry Inn, a pub owned by BBC radio DJ Chris Evans.
The show will be attended by a small audience that will include 80 auction winners, who paid a combined total of 2 million pounds, or about $3 million, for tickets to the event. McCartney, who first agreed to perform at the charity event two years ago, called in to Evans’ morning radio show a few days ago to talk about the gig.
“Basically, me and the band are showing up,” Sir Paul revealed. “It’s great…It’s been a long time since I’ve played at a pub.”
With regard to the set he’ll play at the concert, McCartney told Evans, “We’re not massive planners in the band. Even if we’re doing [a] big special gig we kind of tend to just figure it out just the hour before. So we probably will. We’ll probably talk to you, see what you want, any requests, and then completely ignore you.”
He added, “We are going to have a great fun night. It’s going to be a party, it’s going to be a laugh. We’re going to have a bit of a sing-along…and we’ll do something old, new, borrowed, blue, whatever. We’ll make it work.”
Evans also asked McCartney what he wanted to eat when he visited his pub, and the former Beatles star mentioned two Italian dishes — pizza and eggplant parmigiana.
You can listen to McCartney’s conversation with Evans online at BBC.co.uk. The interview begins just before the two-hour-and-six-minute mark.
The annual Dine and Disco event raises money for the BBC’s Children in Need charity, which provides support for disabled young people throughout the U.K.
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