Paul McCartney has canceled the Japan leg of his ongoing Out There tour, due to a nasty virus. Beatlefan posted both his management’s announcement and McCartney’s personal message to fans.
The official press release reads: "Paul McCartney will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better and this cancelation is unavoidable. He was hoping to be better but the doctors have ordered him complete rest. Paul has been extremely moved by the messages from his fans and is upset to be letting them down. All possibilities to find a solution to reschedule these shows as soon as possible are being explored."
McCartney's statement to his fans apologized for not being able to make the shows: "I was really looking forward to playing in Japan again after we had such an amazing time here in November. So to cancel these shows as well as the National Stadium shows is hugely disappointing for me as well. I'd like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding. I hope to see you all again soon. Love, Paul"
THE CANCELED McCARTNEY SHOWS ARE. . .
May 18, 19 - Tokyo, Japan - National Stadium
May 21 - Tokyo, Japan - Nippon Budokan
May 24 - Osaka, Japan - Yanmar Stadium Nigai
May 28 - Seoul, South Korea - Jamsil Sports Complex
Paul McCartney North American tour dates (subject to change):
June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
June 21- Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
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 - Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 14 - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
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