McCartney rocks Times Square

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney put on a surprise performance in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday.

The 71-year-old ex-Beatle announced his afternoon show on Twitter earlier in the morning, stating he was “excited” about the spontaneous 15-minute gig.

According to Page Six, Paul “arrived in Times Square via yellow taxi, then got on a stage to perform three songs from his new album, New”.

Paul belted out Save Us and Everybody Out There and he interacted with concertgoers throughout.

“I’ll put a little hat out here later. We’re basically busking,” he joked with the crowd, stating later on in the show, “Let’s try and do this the same time tomorrow. We only have 15 minutes up here. Andy Warhol predicted I would get 15 minutes of fame.”

On Wednesday Paul also took his solo act to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

During the question and answer session for iHeartRadio, he spoke to 400 students about the hardships he faced at the beginning of his career.

“When I first started out, I was terrified of doing anything wrong on stage,” he revealed to the audience. “People don’t mind. In fact, people kind of like it. It doesn’t matter as much as you think it does. You can relax a bit more.”

Paul’s forthcoming album New will reach stores next week.

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