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Ailing Paul McCartney postpones U.S. tour that was scheduled to launch in Texas

Paul McCartney postpones tour that was scheduled to launch in Texas

Paul McCartney, Minute Maid Park, November 2012
Paul McCartney's  tour includes an October 13 stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Photo by © Chinh Phan/

Paul McCartney has postponed his upcoming U.S. tour due to illness, including his June 14 show in Lubbock and June 16 show at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The Dallas show has been rescheduled for Monday October 13. Tickets for the June 16 show will still be valid. Anyone seeking a refund must go back to their original place of purchase.

McCartney issued a statement, saying, "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 doc's advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon."

McCartney is recovering from a virus that he contracted in May while touring in Japan. His tour was originally scheduled to launch on June 14 in Lubbock; now that launch will take place in Albany, New York on July 5.

According to the Guardian, McCartney's viral infection has been "hard to shake"; he's already canceled four shows in Japan and one show in South Korea.