Paul McCartney live at Jacob Javits Center, New York City

Paul McCartney performed a benefit concert for the poverty-fighting organisation Robin Hood, at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City.

The event was not part of McCartney's long-running Out There tour. Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organisation, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding, and creating programs and schools to benefit families in New York's poorest neighbourhoods.

I know that with Robin Hood 100% of the money raised goes right to the organisations helping people on the edge. As an honorary New Yorker, I'm proud to help Robin Hood continue their efforts to help the neediest people get the support and tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Paul McCartney

McCartney has supported Robin Hood on previous occasions. In the wake of 9/11 he performed at the Concert for New York City, which raised over $36 million to provide financial assistance to the families of victims as well as long-term mental health care and other health services to First Responders and their families.

He also headlined the Robin Hood 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, which raised more than $50 million for victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

McCartney's band was Paul 'Wix' Wickens (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica), Brian Ray (vocals, guitar, bass), Rusty Anderson (vocals, guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (vocals, drums).

Tickets were priced from $3,000 per seat. The event was a seated benefit dinner with each table seating 10, with McCartney performing after the dinner.

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