Twist & Shave! Paul McCartney, 75, squeezes in a quick pre-concert grooming session on a balcony in Miami... after confessing he's given up drinking before a performance
By Lily Waddell and Eve Buckland For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 10 July 2017
He recently confessed to giving up drinking before a performance, and his pre-concert preparation doesn't end there.
Determined to look and feel his best before a show, Paul McCartney, 75, was seen shaving on a hotel balcony in Miami, hours before his One on One tour performance on Saturday.
The Beatles icon took the usual-and brave- step of shaving his face on the balcony, without the luxury of a mirror to look into.
Twist & Shave! Determined to look and feel his best before a show, Paul McCartney, 75, was seen shaving on a hotel balcony in Miami, hours before his One on One tour performance on Saturday
Work it: The Beatles icon took the usual-and brave- step of shaving his face on the balcony, without the luxury of a mirror to look into
The Hey Jude hitmaker, clad in a navy t-shirt and dark trousers, looked focused as he worked the razor with aplomb, pouting his lips every and twisting his head to get the best angle for the hair remover.
The music legend, looked dashing with his mop of salt and pepper hair swept to one side.
Whatever his secret, the pre-show preparation clearly worked its magic for the Help singer as his performance was labelled a 'revelation' by website southflorida.com.
Silky smooth: The Help! hitmaker stroked his hairfree face as he prepared to rock the stage
Earlier this month Paul confessed he will no longer have an alcoholic drink before a gig to calm his nerves, out of fear he would forget the lyrics to his own songs.
In the early days, the musician used to enjoy a drink on tour ahead of a gig but he has explained it 'didn't work' as he would forget the lyrics he didn't know.
Revealed: Paul confessed he won't have an alcoholic drink before a gig to calm his nerves out of fear he would forget the lyrics to his own songs
The rocker told The Mirror: 'No. I used to try drinking before a gig, particularly in the early days of Wings when we would tour.
'But it didn't work – I would just forget the lyrics I didn't know anyway.'
The sensational songwriter explained his fellow band members enjoy a couple of glasses of red wine to kick start them for the night.
Back in the day: The musician, 75, (pictured in October 2016 on tour in California) used to enjoy a drink on tour ahead of a gig in the sixties
But The Beatles icon prefers to feel 'light' on stage as he goes without eating or drinking anything 'heavy'.
He added: 'I don't eat or drink before I go on because I sort of like to feel light. Then afterwards I can get heavy and have a drink.'
The music icon, however, does grab a little bite to eat before his energetic performances.
Paul is particularly inclined to having chocolate covered raisins and an handful of salted cashews in his dressing room while he is gearing himself up for the gig.
Flash back! Paul was part of one of the most successful rock bands with bandmates Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison (L-R in 1965)
Recently, he gushed about the part he played in the phenomenon which was The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Reflecting on his time in the band, he told The Telegraph's Stellar: 'I sometimes I look at it (his role in the band) and think, "Bloody hell, it's amazing".'
It is certainly a busy time for the rocker as he recently announced he will tour Australia as a solo artist for the first time since 1993.
Paul will commence his tour in Perth on December 2, followed by Melbourne on December 5, Brisbane on December 9 and Sydney on December 11.
He will then travel to Auckland for the remainder of the tour.
Flying solo! Paul (pictured in New York in December 2016) will tour Australia as a solo artist for the first time since 1993