Sir Paul Mccartney - Paul McCartney plays surprise London show
Sir Paul McCartney surprised fans in London yesterday (18.10.13) when he appeared in Covent Garden to perform songs from his latest album 'New'.
Sir Paul McCartney played a surprise show in London yesterday (18.10.13).
The Beatles legend gave fans a lunchtime treat when he performed a 15 minute set in Covent Garden as a preview for his latest record 'New'.
Although the square is usually full of street artists, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports it was unusually quiet by 11am, before a tweet from Paul saw it quickly fill up.
He wrote: ''I'm getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden at 1pm today. Oh baby!''
The 'Hey Jude' hitmaker kicked off his set at 1.15pm - with his children Stella, 42, and James, 36, in attendance - and encouraged fans to film their preview of the album.
He said: ''Just going to do a few songs from my new album so get your phones out ... Oh, you already have!''
The 71-year-old icon thanked the assembled crowd - and looked surprised to see so many turn out for the surprise show - and joked during The Beatles' time he wouldn't have been awake to perform so early.
He laughed: ''It's a change from the 60s because we would've just been coming in from the clubs now.''
He closed the gig by adding: ''OK, now get back to work.''