(USA Today) -- Paul McCartney, recovering from a viral infection that forced postponement of several tour dates in Asia last month, is now pushing a string of U.S. dates to the fall, including his show at Philips Arena in Atlanta, which was originally slated for June 26.
The ex-Beatle is following his doctors' advice to rest up before returning to the road. The June dates on a U.S. tour, slated to start Saturday in Lubbock, Texas, have have been shelved until October.
"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney said in a statement. "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."
McCartney was hospitalized in Tokyo in May after scrapping a handful of dates inJapan and one in South Korea, then canceling all remaining dates of the Asian tour.
His Out There tour now resumes July 5 in Albany. Tickets for the June dates will be honored at the newly rescheduled shows.
July 5, Albany, N.Y. - Times Union Center
July 7, Pittsburgh - Consol Energy Center
July 9, Chicago - United Center
July 12, Fargo, N.D. - Fargodome
July 14, Lincoln, Neb. - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16, Kansas City, Mo. - Sprint Center
August 2, Minneapolis - Target Field
August 5, Missoula, Mont. - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7, Salt Lake City - EnergySolutions Arena
August 10, Los Angeles - Dodger Stadium
August 12 - Phoenix - US Airways Center
August 14 - San Francisco - Candlestick Park
Oct. 2, Lubbock, Texas - United Spirit Arena (re-scheduled from June 14)
Oct. 11, New Orleans - Smoothie King Center (re-scheduled from June 19)
Oct. 13, Dallas - American Airlines Center (re-scheduled from June 16)
Oct. 15, Atlanta - Philips Arena (re-scheduled from June 21)
Oct. 16, Nashville - Bridgestone Arena (re-scheduled from June 25)
Oct. 25, Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (re-scheduled from June 22)