Tickets for the show at Irving Plaza went on sale without warning at 10 am, priced at $40 cash each, one per customer. It took more than 90 minutes to sell out the venue, which has a legal capacity of 1,025.

There were no great surprises during the 24-song set, although he did break out Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” which he generally plays during sound check, not shows, The Beatles’ rarely played “One After 909” and Buddy Holly’s “It’s So Easy.” (McCartney owns Holly’s publishing.)

Celebrities came out in force to see McCartney rock such a small venue. Spotted in the balcony were Jimmy Buffett, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Martin, Steve Van Zandt, Lorne Michaels, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Peter Asher, Peyton Manning, Eddie Murphy, Emma Stone, Tom Hanks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, David Spade and Billy Crystal.

The complete setlist:

    Eight Days a Week

    Save Us

    All My Loving


    One After 909


    Let Me Roll It

    Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

    My Valentine

    Maybe I’m Amazed


    I’ve Just Seen a Face

    It’s So Easy

    Every Night

    Another Day

    We Can Work It Out

    And I Love Her



    Lady Madonna


    Drive My Car

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    Back in the U.S.S.R.


    Let It Be

    Hey Jude

    Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

See Paul McCartney perform “We Can Work It Out”

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