PAUL McCARTNEY HITTING NEW YORK CITY, ROLLS OUT U.S. TOUR DATES

All signs are pointing to Paul McCartney rocking New York City on Friday (September 7th), the same day he releases his first new album in five years, Egypt Station. McCartney's Twitter account has been posting photos of Washington Square Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the pond in Central Park, and the Manhattan skyline at night -- with fans scratching their collective heads wondering where exactly he'll be playing. A contest link has been posted to win tickets to the "Big Apple" show, which has still yet to be officially announced.

Beatlefan magazine emailed a bulletin to fans, which read:

A link posted on Paul's Twitter page takes you to this page, which apparently is talking about the rumored secret gig at New York City's Washington Square Park, supposedly on September 7th. This is how you can enter for tickets: https://umusic.digital/paulmccartney/

"Macca" -- who's been relaxing over the past few weeks in East Hampton, Long Island -- will be in town this week promoting the album with a September 5th appearance scheduled for Sirius XM's The Howard Stern Show and a September 6th guest spot on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Paul McCartney has just announced his first U.S. shows in support of Egypt Station, with the spring 2019 concerts set for Monday, May 27th in Raleigh, North Carolina; May 30th in Greenville, South Carolina; June 1st in Lexington, Kentucky; June 6th in Madison, Wisconsin; and June 11th in Moline, Illinois. McCartney kicks off his "Freshen Up" tour on September 17th's Quebec City's Videotron Centre

McCartney has just scored his highest charting track on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart. "Come On To Me" -- which was released as a "double A-sided single" with "I Don't Know" back in June -- has peaked at Number Six. The track marks his first solo return to the chart in over two decades when his 1997 Flaming Pie lead single, "The World Tonight" peaked at Number Nine. (Billboard)

The former-Beatle recently called into to New York City's National Public Radio affiliate WFUV and shed light on the first Egypt Station track to see release -- ""Come On To Me": "A lot of songs start off with a guitar riff, and so the opening guitar riff on the song was what I had; 'kinda sexy little riff. It started to remind me of parties I'd been to, where, y'know, you would see a beautiful girl, and you just think -- 'Wait a minute, did she give me a smile that was a bit of a come on?' So, that was the idea behind the song, and I just followed that trail kind of thing. So, 'Wait a minute -- did you give me a look? I swear you did.' Now the thing is -- I hasten to add -- these are parties that I used to go to before I met my lovely wife."

AUDIO: PAUL MCCARTNEY ON 'COME ON TO ME'