Paul McCartney made his return to the stage on July 5 in Albany, NY following a brief interruption in his Out There Tour last month due to a medical scare. The fully recovered ex-Beatle knocked out a 40-song setlist to 13,000 fans at Albany's Times Union Center and played Cupid to a pair of lovestruck fans on the opening date of his 2014 U.S. tour leg
According to ConsequencesofSound.net, Sir Paul noticed a pair of matching proposal signs held by a middle-aged couple in the front row and invited the pair onstage to perform the proposal. The woman's sign said, "He won't marry me me til he meets you" while her boyfriend's read, "I have the ring and I'm 64."
Macca brought the couple to the stage during his second encore and fulfilled the boyfriend's wish to meet his idol. Wish granted, the man dropped to one knee, proposed and sang a few bars of The Beatles' 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band classic "When I'm 64" to seal the deal after the woman said "yes."
The "Band on the Run" hitmaker had to cancel several shows in East Asia last month and reschedule his U.S. tour leg after picking up a viral infection. The illness had fans on pins and needles after it landed the 72-year-old pop icon in hospital for a brief period while in Tokyo.
Though the medical issue proved not to be overly serious, McCartney was advised by medical staff to take a short break from touring to ensure full recovery. Following the scare, the multi-Grammy winner posted a video on his official website to assure fans that he was "feeling great" and to announce the tour schedule changes.
McCartney released his 16th solo studio album New in Oct. 2013 to critical acclaim. A newly released video for his song "Early Days," featuring Johnny Depp, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Twitter Trending 140 this week.
Macca's 19-city U.S. Out There Tour leg will wrap up on Oct. 28 in Louisville, Ky. at Yum! Center. The next tour stop takes place July 12 in Fargo, North Dakota at Fargodome.