Is Paul McCartney playing a secret pop up gig in central London today?

Is Paul McCartney playing a secret pop up gig in central London today?

Paul McCartney could play a secret, pop up show in London's Covent Garden this lunchtime.

Rumours are abound that the singer will follow up last week's surprise performance at New York's Times Square, which saw him busk four tracks from his forthcoming album New on a bare-bones stage constructed on a flatbed truck.

NME reports that Paul McCartney branded flight cases have been seen coming into Covent Garden Piazza this morning, suggesting another pop up gig could happen there.

This afternoon, Macca will take part in a signing session at HMV's newly re-opened flagship store today. McCartney is signing copies of his latest album 'New' from 3pm on Friday (October 18) on a first come, first served basis at the store at 363 Oxford Street – the site of the shop in which The Beatles recorded the demo which led to them signing to Parlophone Records in 1961.

Speaking to NME ahead of the signing, McCartney declared himself a big fan of high street record shops: "I love record stores and wish they could stay open forever," he said. "There's a romance to them and it's a pity whenever any record store closes, though I realise it's inevitable in the download age."

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