The Paul McCartney Project

Oct 10, 2013 • New York Times Square - Impromptu Concert

See all concerts in USA on the map
Country:
USA
City:
New York
Location:
Times Square
Timeline See what happened in October 2013

Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project.

About

From NYDailyNews.com:

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.

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.

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 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.

From http://www.paulmccartney.com:

Always a fan of impromptu events, Paul took to Times Square yesterday to do a free unannounced gig in New York City.

Paul arrived shortly after 1pm to perform four tracks from the ‘NEW’ album with his band in the back of a truck parked on 46th and Broadway.

Fans crowded around the makeshift stage to get an up-close view of Paul who commented during the event, “We only get fifteen minutes up here. Andy Warhol predicted that I would get 15 minutes of fame. This is it!” He also took time to thank the NYPD for allowing him to perform in such a busy and iconic part of the city.

Paul McCartney at performs at the TImes Square

Paul McCartney at performs at the TImes Square

(Photography by MJ Kim, taken from http://www.paulmccartney.com)

Last updated on December 9, 2013

Times Square

This was the 1st and only concert played at Times Square.

Setlist for the concert


1.

New

Written by Paul McCartney





Contribute!

Have you spotted an error on the page? Do you want to suggest new content? Or do you simply want to leave a comment ? Please use the form below!

Your comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.