Paul McCartney postpones US dates of his “Out There” tour

Monday, June 9, 2014

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When visiting Japan in May, Paul McCartney fell ill, hit by an unspecified virus, and had to cancel all his Japan / Korean dates. On June 9, it was announced that he couldn’t start his US leg on June 14, as initially scheduled. The first 7 dates of the US tour, planned for the 2nd half of June, were rescheduled in October.

From paulmccartney.com, June 9, 2014:

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.

LocationInitial dateRe-scheduled
Lubbock, TX – United Spirit ArenaJune 14October 2
New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center June 19October 11
Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center June 16October 13
Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena June 21October 15
Nashville, TN – Bridgestone ArenaJune 25October 16
Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaJune 22October 25
Louisville, KY – Yum! CenterJune 26October 28

From paulmccartney.com, April 16, 2014:

PAUL McCARTNEY IS GETTING BACK ‘OUT THERE’

SIX MORE U.S. SHOWS CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER 2014

June 14: Lubbock, TX – United Spirit Arena
June 16: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 21: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
June 22: Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
[…]

Paul will open the 2014 U.S. leg of the tour on June 14 with his first ever appearance in the hometown of his beloved Buddy Holly, playing the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock TX.

On June 16, Paul will return to Dallas to play the American Airlines Center, his first visit to Dallas since closing his summer 2009 tour with a sold out show at Cowboys Stadium.

June 21 will see Paul get back to another city he last played on that 2009 tour, when the Out There extravaganza rolls into Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

Jacksonville FL will experience its first ever full Paul McCartney headline concert June 22 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Paul’s only previous performances in Jacksonville being his four-song set at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, and the one and only show The Beatles ever played in Florida at the Gator Bowl in 1964.

On June 25 Paul will play Nashville for the second time, once again at the Bridgestone Arena where he made his historic debut in the Music City on his 2010 ‘Up and Coming’ Tour. […]


In an interview with RollingStone, in June 2014, Paul McCartney has this to say about this experience:

People say to me, ‘Aw, that must have been terrible for you.’ Well, no, actually. No one ever tells me to rest! It was like summer holidays in school or something. I thought, ‘Yeah, I can get into that.’ I just took it really easy at home in England. My son-in-law had a film script – plenty of time to read that. I started jogging a bit. The weather was great, so that was cool. And then I went into my recording studio and did some music that I didn’t have to do, some experimental stuff. That was a really nice musical awakening, and it made me feel better.

Paul McCartney – from RollingStone, July 17, 2014

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