Paul McCartney plays surprise concert in New York's Times Square
Beatle's publicity stunt comes just one day after he played a full set at Queen's Frank Sinatra High School as part of his promotion of new album, 'New.'
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
Paul McCartney performs a surprise concert in New York’s Times Square Thursday afternoon.
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Paul McCartney continued his guerilla concert dates Thursday, turning up to play a terse set before a surprised lunch time crowd in Times Square.
The four song showcase arrived just one day after the ex-Beatle played a full 13 song set - and conducted a "master class" Q&A session- with students gathered in the auditorium of the Frank Sinatra High School in Astoria, Queens.
The legendary Beatle performed four songs from his new album - appropriately titled, ‘New.’
McCartney has been performing these hit-and-run shows as a p.r. move to push his first album of original songs in 6 years - aptly titled "New" - out Tuesday.
McCartney arrives by taxi to perform Friday afternoon - part of a promotional blitz that included a surprise stop at a Queens school the day before.
For Thursday's event, the icon played on a stage fitted into a tractor tailor that pulled up at 46th Street and Broadway, by the TXS Booth.
The stage was fitted into a tractor tailor that pulled up at 46th Street and Broadway,
The affable star appeared with his usual four man band, who offered songs from the new disc, including the punky hard "Save Us" and the audience sing-along "Everybody Out There." No Beatles or Wings songs were performed.
"You're a lovely audience," McCartney said before ending his 15 minute show. "Let's do this the same time tomorrow - just kidding.
A crowd of fans gathers to hear McCartney sing.
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