All Together Now: McCartney, Starr to give rare public performance
The remaining Beatles ó Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr ó are going to perform in public together for the first time in six years.
The pair will do a special concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 4 to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, according to the foundation’s website. The organization, set up by the American director of Blue Velvet and the Twin Peaks TV series, promotes transcendental meditation in schools.
The former bandmates rarely perform together. They last shared a stage in 2002, during a tribute gig for late Beatle George Harrison in London.
McCartney’s latest album is Electric Arguments, a collaboration between the songwriter-singer and producer-musician Youth, and released under the moniker, the Fireman. McCartney is also slated to headline the Coachella Valley music festival in Indio, Calif. on April 17.
Starr did a tour of the U.S. and Canada in 2008 in support of his latest album Liverpool 8.
The “Change Begins Within” concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall is also scheduled to feature Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye Lavette and Jim James. Other musicians will also be added to the bill soon.
Tickets, ranging in price from $79.50 to $500 US, go on sale March 9.