Former Beatle goes busking...
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney has played a surprise set in New York's Times Square.

Paul McCartney has a history of gigs in odd places. After all, it was The Beatles who pioneered the rooftop show, performing on top of the Apple building all the way back in 1969.

Well, yesterday (October 10th) he did it again. Posting a quick message on Twitter, Paul McCartney shot down to Times Square in New York for a surprise show with his band.

Drawing on forthcoming album 'New' the group pulled up to the makeshift stage at 1pm in a convoy of yellow taxis. Rolling Stone reports that the show lasted 15 minutes, and contained recent single 'New', 'Save Us', 'Everybody Out There' and 'Queenie Eye'.

Continually joking with fans, Paul McCartney said: "I'll be putting a little hat out here later – we're basically busking". It's the second surprise show in as many days from the former Beatle, who also played for students at the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts on Wednesday (October 9th).

Check out the video for 'New' below.

Forthcoming album 'New' is set to be released on October 14th.

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