Back In The USSR: McCartney To Play One-Off Ukraine Gig

LONDON, England -- Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he will perform at a free concert in Ukraine in June.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney

The show will take place in Kiev's Independence Square on June 14 and has been organised by billionaire businessman Victor Pinchuk.

"Me and the band are going to be there and we're going to have to a great evening," McCartney said in a statement issued by his publishers MPL and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

"It's going to be [a] great evening hopefully for the Ukraine."

The event is being branded as a chance for people from different backgrounds "to come together around the ideas of peace, love and unity".

Source: AFP