Paul McCartney Takes Over Times Square Today with Free Concert
Today, Paul McCartney once again surprised music lovers with an unannounced concert in New York's Times Square, smack in The Middle of the busy lunch hour rush. The superstar has been popping up all over the country these days to promote his new album titled 'New.'
On Sept. 23, Hollywood Boulevard was shut down for a special live appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Wednesday, he surprised a group of students at a school in Queens New York for his iHeart Radio album release party.
Today he sent out word of his concert on Twitter, posting "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!"
"New" is the former Beatle's first album in six years, and will be released Oct. 14 in the UK, and Oct. 15 in the US.
On the album, McCartney said: "It's funny, when I play people the album they're surprised it's me. A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you'd recognise as mine. I didn't want it to all sound the same. I really enjoyed making this album. It's always great to get a chance to get into the studio with a bunch of new songs and I was lucky to work with some very cool producers. We had a lot of fun."
The album was recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Avatar Studios, New York; Abbey Road Studios, London; Air Studios, London; Wolf Tone Studios, London and Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex.
Photo courtesy of ABC/NY