There’s been a rash of Paul McCartney activity the past few days that indicates that something is afoot with the former Beatle. Rumors are swirling that something for the White Albums 50th is being planned. Or is it.
It began with a series of sightings of Paul, accompanied by Late Late Show host James Corden, at Beatle-related spots around Liverpool on Saturday. The two were seen at the Merseyside statue of The Fab Four by the city’s famous river, at McCartney’s childhood home there and at the Penny Lane roundabout that’s name-checked in the Beatles song. He ended the day performing a unannounced show at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, with free tickets being handed out by a production company that only identified him as a “global superstar.” The eight-song set featured seven Beatles numbers and a brand new song McCartney didn’t identify.
Paul’s Set List:
A Hard Day’s Night
Love Me Do
I Wanna Be Your Man
Back in the U.S.S.R
I’ve Got a Feeling
At around the same time, a strange white box appeared on McCartney’s social media, leading to speculation that some announcement relating to this year’s 50th anniversary of The Beatles White Album is imminent.
However, that blank has now been filled in a bit, by a line drawing of a pyramid with three horizontal lines inside it from which emerge three semi-circles that arc above the pyramid. Maybe it’s to do with the expected new Paul McCartney album and not the White Album after all. That Paul was always the sneaky (and smart) one.