Paul McCartney delays U.S. tour start, reschedules first few dates
Just a few weeks after canceling an Asian leg due to a viral infection, Paul McCartney is following his doctor's advice and taking more time to heal, postponing the first seven shows of his U.S. outing.
The former Beatle was originally scheduled to kick off his U.S. tour with a June 14 performance in Lubbock, TX, and visit another six Southern cities this month. All seven shows have been rescheduled for October; the new dates are shown below.
"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney stated in a press release. "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."
The tour will now begin July 5 in Albany, NY, and venture through 11 major markets before temporarily wrapping up Aug. 14 in San Francisco, CA. The rescheduled concerts begin nearly two months later with an Oct. 2 makeup date in Lubbock, TX.
McCartney continues promoting his 16th studio effort, "New," which surfaced last October. The Virgin EMI Records release peaked at No. 3 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums chart.
5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
12 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
14 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
5 - Missoula, MT - Grizzly Stadium
7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
10 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
12 - Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center
14 - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
2 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena (Rescheduled from 6/14)
11 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (Rescheduled from 6/19)
13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (Rescheduled from 6/16)
15 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (Rescheduled from 6/21)
16 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (Rescheduled from 6/25)
25 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Rescheduled from 6/22)
28 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center (Rescheduled from 6/26)