Tel Aviv gears up for Paul McCartney on Thursday night

September 24, 2008

Tel Aviv is gearing up for a landmark concert by Paul McCartney on Thursday night.

Most Tel Aviv music clubs are either planning to close or will not be hosting live acts on Thursday night in preparation for the former Beatle's first gig in Israel, expected to draw some 50,000 fans.

Police have urged people to travel by public transport amid massive security laid on for the singer, accompanied by a 100-strong entourage, including a private chef.

He will be staying in the Presidential suite of the Dan Hotel.

Last updated: 2:07pm, September 24 2008