Paul McCartney To Play Fireman Live

Thumbs aloft to live shows wi'Youth?

Former Beatle and Knight of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that a special concert based purely on his Fireman project with producer and erstwhile Killing Joke bassist Youth might be a very real possibility.

Speaking exclusively to The Quietus on the eve of the launch of his new live DVD, ‘Good Evening New York’, McCartney said: “We might well have to do a special venue and say, ‘We’re only doing Fireman stuff tonight and nothing else!’ and if people went for that then we’d have something.”

Given that his forthcoming live DVD – filmed at New York’s Citi Field Stadium which is built on the grounds of the old Shea Stadium where The Beatles played the rock’n’roll generation’s first stadium gig – is based largely on McCartney’s Beatles, Wings and solo highlights, The Quietus wondered whether working away from the Paul MCartney brand under the Fireman banner offered him more musical freedom?

“Yeah, it does free you up,” McCartney told us. “And I like working with Youth on the Fireman stuff which is nice ‘cos you get away from [fans’] expectations and it’s very nice to do. Consequently it makes for a very free album and we can go anywhere and the idea of idea of taking it on the road is cool.”

He then added jokingly: “Well, we thought about it a bit but it’s people walking out that I’m worried about!”

Good Evening New York City is released on December 14th

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