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The concert in Lubbock was originally scheduled on June 14, but was postponed to this date due Paul’s illness. 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.
From Lubbockonline.com, October 5th:
It was worth the wait.
Sir Paul McCartney finally played Lubbock last week, more than three months after postponing his concert at United Supermarkets Arena due to a virus.
McCartney made up for the wait Thursday night with a performance that had numerous Lubbock residents posting on social media well after midnight that the show was the best concert they’d ever seen and probably ever will.
With the energy of a man who appeared to be much younger than McCartney’s 72 years, he performed 40 songs in a three-hour concert that included also taking time to chat with the audience about Lubbock’s Buddy Holly and tell personal stories relating to the Beatles and Holly.
His band’s cover of Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ “It’s So Easy” received one of the biggest crowd reactions on a night filled with approving roars from the packed arena. The song was also accompanied by a multimedia display of photos of Holly and the Crickets and ended with a photo of a Lubbock city limits sign. […]
Many of the Beatles songs still sound fresh as anything written today — which makes sense because the Beatles influenced almost every performer who followed them.
And Holly and the Crickets influenced them.
Lubbock was chosen originally as the kick-off location for the American leg of his “Out There” tour, a great honor for Holly’s hometown.
But that June 14 date and all the other June dates were rescheduled while McCartney recovered from a serious virus that hospitalized him in Japan.
The postponement caused some people to worry McCartney wouldn’t be coming at all. He allayed fears by scheduling a replacement date promptly.
He wasn’t going to miss the visit to Lubbock and made it clear from the stage Thursday night how excited he was to be in our city.
McCartney purchased the ownership of Holly’s song catalogue in 1976 and has been a fine steward of the songs of a musician he grew up idolizing.
From McCartney fan has signature tattooed on her arm (kcbd.com), October 3, 2014:
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – When Beth Ferrara from Los Angeles and her best friend Brittany Chipman from Dallas got tickets to the Paul McCartney concert in Lubbock, they had a plan.
They formed it by listening to a joke McCartney makes at many of his concerts about the fans’ posters.
“He says, ‘I’m not going to sign your butt,'” Chipman said, “but no one’s poster says ‘Sign my butt.'”
Out came the poster boards and markers, where Chipman wrote “Sign my butt! (just kidding) Sign my friend!” with an arrow on her poster pointing to Ferrara’s sign, which read “I’m the friend! Please Paul, sign me for my only tattoo!”
These posters would be the only ingredients needed for the onstage moment of a lifetime.
“He thought it was pretty funny,” Ferrara said, “and he ended up bringing us onstage and doing what we asked for, which was not to actually sign her butt, but to sign me for a tattoo. She got signed as well.” […]
It was a special night in Lubbock last night. Paul told a few stories even I hadn’t heard. Thank you all!Brian Ray – from Twitter
Howdy #Lubbock we’re on in a few. Honored to have met Buddy Holly’s family backstage. Lucky day.Brian Ray – from Twitter
Last updated on February 5, 2021
United Spirit Arena
This was the 1st and only concert played at United Spirit Arena.
Setlist for the concert