World
Ex-Beatle McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness
Publish Date: May 20, 2014
Ex-Beatle McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness
Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney
  • mail
  • img
newvision

TOKYO - Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has cancelled his Japan tour due to illness, organisers said Tuesday, days after apologising to fans for missing a pair of weekend concerts.

He "will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable," organiser Kyodo Tokyo said in a statement.

The 71-year-old English pop veteran -- one of two living members of the Beatles -- had already cancelled planned performances at the National Stadium Saturday and Sunday, after coming down with an unspecified virus.

He had planned to play a concert at another stadium in Tokyo on Wednesday and the last one in Osaka on Saturday.

He also had planned to play on Monday to make up for the cancelled Saturday show.

Paul McCartney on stage at a recent concert

"I was really looking forward to playing in Japan again after we had such an amazing time here in November," McCartney was quoted as saying in the statement.

"So, to cancel these shows as well as the National Stadium shows is hugely disappointing for me as well," he said.

"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," he added.

In an earlier tour of Japan in November last year, McCartney was seen singing 39 songs non-stop without retreating backstage.

Organisers said they were exploring "all possibilities" to reschedule the four-date tour.

The musician flew into Tokyo after a short rest at home in London following a strenuous South American tour.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Austria
The discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants including four children shut inside an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway on Thursday marked a chilling new low in Europe's migrant crisis....
Nigeria''s domestic intelligence agency has warned travellers to be ready for an attack on the capital''s airport after announcing it had smashed a spy network run by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram....
UN chief urges stronger response to migration tragedies
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed Friday to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis following more drownings at sea and the discovery of migrant bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria....
Journalist killings revive US gun control debate
The brazen killing of two US journalists during a live television broadcast by a former reporter fired by the station reignited calls Thursday for tougher gun control in America - though there was little hope for change....
Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water - it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya....
Nigerian president names banker as chief of staff
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari made former United Bank for Africa chief Alhaji Abba Kyari his new chief of staff....
Do you support KCCA'S move to ban campaign posters from the city?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter