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Paul McCartney concerts to continue despite illness, including L.A. in August

Paul Mc Cartney's concert schedule will continue, despite mystery Illness in Asia.
Paul Mc Cartney's concert schedule will continue, despite mystery Illness in Asia.Photo by Kevin Winter

Full recovery expected for Paul McCartney, U.S. dates to continue on schedule

Singer songwriter and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is expected to fulfill his upcoming U.S. concert dates despite his bout with a “mystery” illness which forced cancellation of concert dates in Japan and South Korea.

McCartney, whose doctors had strongly urged him not to perform this past week on his “Out There” tour in Asia had wanted to go against doctors orders, but was dissuaded from doing so.

McCartney, now in his 70s has maintained an ongoing robust schedule over the years—one of two surviving members of The Beatles.

McCartney plans to reschedule the shows at Tokyo's National Stadium, which were originally planned for May 18 and 19. Shows scheduled for May 21, at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan, and May 24, at Osaka's Yanmar Stadium Nagai, have also been postponed.

Starting in June, he is scheduled to begin an American tour, with concert dates in Lubbock, Texas (June 14), Dallas, TX. (6-16), New Orleans (6-19), Atlanta, GA. (6-21), Jacksonville, FL. (6-22), Nashville, TN. (6-25), and Louisville, KY. (6-26).

McCartney has concerts also booked through July from Albany, New York, across the Midwest and central U.S., and starting in August, dates in Minneapolis MN, Missoula, MT, Salt Lake City, UT, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, (Aug. 10), Phoenix, AZ., and San Francisco, CA.

For the full timetable and list of locations see http://www.paulmccartney.com/live.

McCartney, whose career has spanned more than half a century with several bands, most notably The Beatles, began back in 1957, when he first met the late John Lennon at a garden fete in Liverpool, England. McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist.