Paul McCartney fans, who have been concerned for weeks about Paul's health, got some very positive news June 24 with a new YouTube clip of Paul saying he's feeling much better and ready to get back on the road. His press office also announced he's added a new show to his Out There! tour. The concert will take place Oct. 30 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. It will be his first show in that city.
Tickets for the new show will go on sale to the general public June 30. American Express card holders will be able to purchase tickets at a pre-sale that begins at 10 a.m. Thursday local time and runs through 10 p.m. Sunday.
In the 24 second video clip, which you can see on this page, a lively looking McCartney says he's ready to get back on the road. “Hey, how ya doin' everybody, yeah. Listen, everybody's been asking me how I feel. I feel great, thank you very much for asking.
"Hey listen, this is also just a note to say that the dates that was postponed, the concerts and the shows, have been rescheduled for September and October so come and see us then and we'll come and see you. Feeling great, rocking and rolling, yeah!,” he said. The clip ended with McCartney playing a little air guitar. Also posted today on McCartney's website and on YouTube was a short clip of McCartney performing in Costa Rica. The website noted that England and Costa Rica were facing off today in the World Cup.
A bout with a nasty virus caused him to cancel his shows in Japan and North Korea. Those dates haven't yet been rescheduled. Earlier this month, McCartney announced that all of his U.S. concerts originally scheduled for June would be moved to October. The first U.S. concert is now July 5 at Times Union Center, to be followed by dates in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Fargo, N.D., Lincoln, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Missoula, Mont., Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco.
The new October dates start Oct. 2 in Lubbock, Texas at the United Spirit Arena (originally June 14), then go Oct. 11, New Orleans at Smoothie King Center (originally June 19), Oct. 13 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center (originally June 16); and Oct. 15 in Atlanta, Ga., at Philips Arena (originally June 21).
The rest of the month: Oct. 16 in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena (originally June 25); Oct. 25, Jacksonville, Fla. at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (originally June 22) and Oct. 28 at Louisville, Ky., at Yum! Center (originally June 26). Tickets for the original June dates would been honored for the new dates, the announcement said. Tickets for shows, many of which were originally sold out, are available here and here.