The Paul McCartney Project

Oct 18, 2013 • Covent Garden - Impromptu Concert

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From BBC News:

Sir Paul McCartney has given an impromptu gig in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush.

“Good afternoon,” he told that assembled crowd of more than 2,000 fans. “Welcome to Covent Garden.”

“We’re just going to do some songs from our new album so get your phones out… As if they weren’t already,” he added.

The 71-year-old sang four songs from his latest album, New, from a truck parked on the piazza. It follows a similar stunt in New York last week.

The London gig began at 1330 BST, about an hour after Sir Paul announced it on Twitter.

“I’m getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden,” the former Beatle tweeted. “Oh baby!”

“Alright! Busking!” he joked after taking to the stage, watched by his daughter, Stella.

“This is a change from the ’60s because we would just have been coming in from the clubs right now.”

The singer opened with his current single, also called New, and closed with the same song approximately 20 minutes later, telling the audience: “Thank you very much. OK now, back to work!”

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Paul performing in Covent Garden, London, 2013

Paul performing in Covent Garden, London, 2013

Last updated on July 21, 2016

Covent Garden

This was the 1st and only concert played at Covent Garden.

Setlist for the concert



Written by Paul McCartney



Written by Paul McCartney


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