On Friday, May 16, the singer felt ill with a virus, and the doctors ordered to take the night off before starting the tour. Intended to start at Toyoko's National Stadium, the tour has scheduled four stops in Japan and one in Korea before beginining the U.S. leg in Lubbock, Texas on June 14th.
Sir Paul seemed contrite in a message placed on his website. Stating that "the situation is out of my hands", he is doing everything possible to make sure he "will be better for tomorrow's show." In fact, Friday night's tickets will be honored on Monday night's make up concert. A full refund will be available as well. Closing the letter, he "really hopes [the fans] can make" the journey on Monday. McCartney also extended his thanks "for such a beautiful and warm welcome" into the country.
Earlier this week in Japan, he debuted the new video "Appreciate," in which he moves around with a gigantic robot bearing a strong resemblence to the ones in 2004's film, "I, Robot."