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Paul McCartney Live in Time Square

Former Beatle delights crowds with surprise four-song pop-up performance


Sir Paul McCartney surprised New Yorkers Thursday when he stormed Times Square with his band, mounted the back of a truck that had been pre-set as a stage, and did four songs.


The former Beatle initially tipped off fans via Twitter, tweeting “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!”


According to Rolling Stone, it was in fact a few minutes after one when the Sir Paul and his band rolled up in a pack of yellow NYC taxicabs. They then climbed aboard the back of a truck that had been parked at Broadway and 46th.


“Okay, we’re just going to do a few songs from my new album,” said McCartney. “Ready?”


Paul and the lads then launched into the album’s kick-off single, “New,” followed by “Save Us,” and “Everybody Out There.”

“We’ve just been told we’ve only got one more,” said McCartney after a few minutes. “We’ve only got 15 minutes. Mr. Andy Warhol predicted I’d get 15 minutes of fame, this is it.”


McCartney then launched into the closer, “Queenie Eye” the most psychedelic number off his upcoming album New.


“See you next time!” he said after wrapping up the forth song.


With the former Beatle having only recently popped up at an NYC high school bearing instruments, and with five days remaining until the new album drops, it may not be long before “next time.”


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