NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) — Country music star Keith Urban is used to seeing screaming fans — just not necessarily meeting them up close at a train station.

PHOTOS: Urban Surprises Penn Station Commuters

Urban promoted his new album, “Get Closer,” in stops at Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station on Tuesday.

Several hundred screaming fans met him at both train stations, many snapping pictures as he hopped on a temporary stage in a black shirt and blue jeans.

He sang five songs, including several off the new record, and squeezed in a short sample of Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” for the home crowd.

Urban said in an interview with The Associated Press that he loves doing a promotional tour at train stations because of the intimacy of just a small crowd, him and his guitar.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press

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