Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle and highly-influential recording artist, has been ordered by his doctors on Tuesday to postpone a number of upcoming U.S. tour dates due to an illness he contracted and received treatment for in Asia last month.
The 71-year-old rock legend was scheduled to commence his "Out There" tour in America starting in mid-June through August, but was advised that he needed more time to rest and recover. The tour will now resume in the U.S. on July 5 in Albany, New York and was originally set to conclude in San Fransisco's Candlestick Park, home of the MLB's Giants and the location of the last Beatles concert back in 1966. It will now go through October and close out in Louisville, KY.
Macca, as he has become affectionately known by his fans, was in good spirits according to his press release and looking forward to getting the tour back underway when he receives the "all clear" from his doctors, despite claiming to feel fine at the moment. Still, the rocker apologized for the inconvenience that the delay would cause.
"I'm sorry, but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney said in a released statement. "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."
McCartney was forced to cancel remaining tour dates in late May for his "Out There Japan Tour 2014" when he was hospitalized in Tokyo for the illness before wrapping up a tour through Asia. At that time, a representative for Sir Paul said that "he will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest."
The reshuffled tour dates are now as follows:
7/5 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
7/7 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
7/9 Chicago, IL - United Center
7/12 Fargo, ND - Fargodome
7/14 Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/16 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/2 Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
8/5 Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
8/7 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
8/10 Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
8/12 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
8/14 San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
10/2 Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena (originally 6/14)
10/11 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (originally 6/19)
10/13 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (originally 6/16)
10/15 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (originally 6/21)
10/16 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (originally 6/25)
10/25 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (originally 6/22)
10/28 Louisville, KY - Yum! Center (originally 6/26)
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