Paul McCartney has postponed seven US tour dates as he continues to recover from a viral infection.
The illness recently caused the 71-year-old former Beatle to postpone dates in Japan and South Korea. McCartney was hospitalised in Tokyo on 20 May, and his spokesman promised "a complete recovery" after "a few days rest". He was reportedly released from hospital and left Japan before the end of the week, and was spotted in London shortly after.
The American leg of the tour will resume at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on 5 July. The rescheduled US dates have been moved to October:
- 2 October 2014: United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX (was 14 June)
- 11 October: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA (was 19 June)
- 13 October: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX (was 16 June)
- 15 October: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA (was 21 June)
- 16 October: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN (was 25 June)
- 25 October: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL (was 22 June)
- 28 October: Yum! Center, Louisville, KY (was 26 June)
A statement on McCartney's website read:
"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I'm feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon." — Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will, however reluctantly, heed medical advice to rest up just a bit longer to fully recuperate from the virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea.
The 'Out There' world tour will now resume July 5 in Albany, NY, and the June 14-26 shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October. Tickets for the original June dates will be honoured for the new dates detailed below.
The 'Out There' tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul's most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.
The McCartney live experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) – the show never disappoints.
The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Palace Theatre, Albany, New York
- 2013: Paul McCartney live at Barclays Center, New York
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas
- 2007: Yoko Ono appears on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs
- 1968: Recording: Revolution 9
- 1968: George Harrison films a scene for Ravi Shankar’s Raga
- 1966: UK single release: Paperback Writer
- 1964: Interview in Hong Kong
- 1964: Mixing: I’ll Be Back
- 1963: Live: Pavilion, Bath
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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