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Paul McCartney's highly anticipated return to Nashville will be delayed. Bridgestone Arena has announced that his June 25 show has been rescheduled for Oct. 16.

McCartney, who is recovering from a virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea, issued a statement: "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 docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon."

The Out There world tour will resume July 5 in Albany, N.Y., and the June 14-26 shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October. Tickets to those June shows will be honored for the new dates.

Area Beatle fans waited more than 40 years to see McCartney perform in Nashville before he played here in 2010. He came back soon, playing Middle Tennessee last year to headline the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

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