It hasn't been a good month for Sir Paul McCartney. The 71-year-old icon and former Beatle fell ill with a virus while preparing to kick off a tour of Japan in Tokyo late in May, subsequently cancelling all of his scheduled appearances in Japan and South Korea. It had been hoped that McCartney could resume his touring commitments in time for a show in Lubbock this coming Saturday, June 14, but now those plans have been scuppered too by his nagging illness. Sadly, that means his Dallas appearance at American Airlines Center, scheduled for June 16, is among the dates that have also been postponed.
"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney announced via press release yesterday afternoon. "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."
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McCartney now plans to resume touring next month with a show in Albany, New Jersey, on July 5.
Now 50 years removed from when McCartney and his Liverpool bandmates struck international fame (and made their one-and-only Dallas appearance), such scares are nothing to be taken lightly. Here's hoping Macca makes a full recovery as soon as possible and that we'll be joining him, as (re)scheduled, on Monday, October 13.
Here's the amended list of tour dates for McCartney and his band:
July 5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center July 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center July 12 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome July 14 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena July 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center August 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field August 5 - Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena August 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium August 12 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center August 14 - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park October 2 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena (re-scheduled from June 14) October 11 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (re-scheduled from June 19) October 13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (re-scheduled from June 16) October 15 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (re-scheduled from June 21) October 16 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (re-scheduled from June 25) October 25 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (re-scheduled from June 22) October 28 - Louisville, KY - Yum! Center (re-scheduled from June 26)