Paul McCartney postpones U.S. tour dates to recover from virus

Paul McCartney greets fans and journalists upon his arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on May 15, 2014.


Paul McCartney is postponing the kickoff of his U.S. tour as he continues to recover from a virus he contracted last month.

The former Beatle, who turns 72 next week, announced Monday that dates scheduled for June 14-26 will be rescheduled for mid-October. The U.S. leg of his "Out There" world tour will now begin July 5 in Albany, N.Y.

"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney said in a statement. "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."

In May, McCartney canceled his Japan tour and a performance in South Korea because of his illness. A rep for the singer said he received "successful medical treatment" at a hospital in Tokyo and will make a complete recovery.

Tickets for the seven postponed shows will be honored on their new dates. The tour now wraps on Oct. 28 in Louisville, Ky.