Paul McCartney won't be getting back "out there" as soon as he'd hoped. 

The former Beatle has postponed the start of his U.S. "Out There" tour, which is now slated to begin in Albany, New York on July 5th.  The rock legend says in a website post he's "feeling great," but is following doctors' advice to "take it easy for just a few more days." 

McCartney is recovering from a virus he contracted last month that landed him in the hospital in Japan.  His illness forced him to cancel his Japanese dates as well as what was going to be his performance debut in South Korea.

McCartney was set to begin the U.S. portion of his world tour with his first-ever concert in Lubbock, Texas this Saturday.  That date, along with six other shows originally set for June, have been rescheduled for October.

Paul McCartney's Revised "Out There" U.S. Tour Dates

July 5 - Albany, New York, at the Times Union Center
July 7 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Consol Energy Center
July 9 - Chicago, Illinois, at the United Center
July 12 - Fargo, North Dakota, at the Fargodome
July 14 - Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 - Kansas City, Missouri, at the Sprint Center
August 2 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Target Field
August 5 - Missoula, Montana, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7 - Salt Lake City, Utah, at the EnergySolutions Arena
August 10 - Los Angeles, California, at Dodger Stadium
August 12 - Phoenix, Arizona, at the US Airways Center
August 14 - San Francisco, California, at Candlestick Park
October 2 - Lubbock, Texas, at the United Spirit Arena - rescheduled from June 14
October 11 - New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Smoothie King Center - rescheduled from June 19
October 13 - Dallas, Texas, at the American Airlines Center - rescheduled from June 16
October 15 - Atlanta, Georgia, at the Philips Arena - rescheduled from June 21
October 16 - Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena - rescheduled from June 25
October 25 - Jacksonville, Florida, at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - rescheduled from June 22
October 28 - Louisville, Kentucky, at the Yum! Center - rescheduled from June 26