McCartney's Mexico concert showing free on screen

Sir Paul McCartney performs during a stop on his Up and Coming Tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

May 27, 2010 7:41:39 PM PDT
Paul McCartney is allowing his concert in Mexico City to be viewed for free on a giant movie screen.

Mexican Culture Secretary Elena Zepeda says the screen will be set up Friday night at a plaza in the capital's Chapultapec park. She says it's the former Beatle's gift to Mexico City residents.

Zepeda says the plaza can hold 10,000 people.

McCartney scheduled Mexico City performances on Thursday and Friday nights as part of his "Up and Coming Tour." No screen was set up for Thursday's concert.

Almost 100 people have gathered outside the hotel where McCartney is staying hoping for a glimpse.