By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
For Paul McCartney, it seems that sitting still is just not his style.
Yesterday (October 10), McCartney capped off what was already a very busy week with a surprise mini-concert in the middle of NYC’s Times Square.
The 71-year-old rocker announced the impromptu show by tweeting, “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!”
That was all fans needed to hear (or read) and according to Rolling Stone, many were already waiting in anticipation when McCartney rolled up in a yellow taxi cab with his backing band and climbed onto a truck that had been turned into a makeshift stage.
The former Beatle than launched into four songs from his forthcoming album, New, beginning with the LP’s title track and moving through already familiar tunes like “Save Us,” “Everybody Out There,” and the recently released, “Queenie Eye.”
McCartney’s Times Square concert follows his surprise show at an NYC performing arts school earlier this week, in which the singer showed up in the auditorium to play a 13-song set and answer students’ questions.
New was produced by Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Giles Martin, Ethan Johns and Paul McCartney, and will be released on October 15, marking McCartney’s first album of all-original material since 2007’s Memory Almost Full.
For more on Paul’s impromptu NYC performance, head to RollingStone.com, and be sure to keep up with all of Paul McCartney’s latest news at his official website and on Twitter.