The NYC subway system doesn’t have an Egypt Station, but it sort-of will for a few brief shining moments thanks to a Paul McCartney MetroCard.
Released in conjunction with “Egypt Station,” the former Beatle’s sixth studio album that comes out Friday, a limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard is available at the larger vending machines and station booths at Grand Central Terminal only.
As always, there’s a caveat: The Paul McCartney MetroCard won’t be around long, only while supplies last — and as expected, they are a hot commodity. In fact, one is already up on eBay with an asking price of nearly $50.
But wait, there’s more than just a Paul McCartney Metrocard
In addition to the limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard, Sir Paul will hold a secret show in the city on Friday to celebrate the release of “Egypt Station.”
While the secret show’s location is, well, still a secret, you can bet it will not be easy to attend, but you can use the code PAULNYC on the Lyft app, and get a chance to win tickets, McCartney announced on social media Wednesday.
Since Sir Paul isn’t just “the cute one,” but also a nice gent — he’s going to livestream Friday’s secret show on the Paul McCartney YouTube channel at 8 p.m. Fans can expect a mix of songs from “Egypt Station” as well as Beatles, Wings and solo classics, his website said.
And if you can’t wait until Friday to hear Paul McCartney play, he’ll be Jimmy Fallon’s musical guest on “The Tonight Show” Thursday.