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The concert in Dallas was originally scheduled on June 16, 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 Dallas Observer, October 14, 2014:
It’s a funny thing, seeing one of the Beatles. On the one hand, it’s not as rare of an opportunity as you might think; after all, Ringo Starr just played his second show in the area in less than three months. And that show came just two days before Sir Paul McCartney showed up to play the American Airlines Center on Monday night. On the other hand, this was Paul McCartney. You know, one half of the greatest songwriting duo in pop music history, and probably the world’s greatest living musical icon.
Then think about the fact that Monday’s performance — 50 years on from the one and only appearance of the Beatles in Dallas — was rescheduled from June, when a health scare forced Macca to postpone a fistful of his shows. Suddenly each occasion has that much more heft. He makes for an awfully youthful 72 years old, but we can’t rely on that lasting forever. […]
Rag on McCartney all you like for his pop sensibilities, his schlocky tendencies or his unabashed domesticity, but he knows how to write an uplifting anthem. Hell, “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be” were stadium-rock power ballads before stadium rock was even a thing. They thrive on broad strokes and a certain kind of profundity in simplicity that makes their messages seem universal. When the 18,000 fans inside the AAC raised their lit-up phones in the air during each of those songs and sang along, it was hard not to feel the camaraderie. […]
Even Paul himself seemed to feel a little boxed in at times, if ever so slightly. When he performed one of the tracks off his latest album, “Queenie Eye,” he dragged out the ending to try bolstering audience participation. It was a valiant effort that saw most the crowd remain seated, but when he launched into “Lady Madonna” shortly thereafter the room burst to life once more, with most everyone on their feet.
In fact, even the response to Macca’s “classic” solo material was minor compared to even the deepest Beatle cut. Then again, what else could be expected? It’s hard to resist the pull of nostalgia, and pretty well everyone — across generations, cultures and countries — has fond memories of the Beatles and their music. Love them or dismiss them as blase, but there will never be another band with the same influence. And there will never be another Paul McCartney. […]
Last updated on February 5, 2021
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert