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Paul McCartney plays surprise Covent Garden concert

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

“We’re just going to do some songs from our new album so get your phones out… As if they weren’t already,” he told that assembled crowd of more than 2,000 fans.

Paul McCartney, 71, 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.

Paul McCartney has given an impromptu concert in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush

Paul McCartney has given an impromptu concert in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush

The London gig began at 13.30 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.

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

Paul McCartney 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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