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McCartney's show back on
Paul McCartney after cancelling gig
Paul McCartney's note to fans
Sir Paul McCartney has rescheduled a gig in Sheffield after pulling out of it earlier this month after losing his voice.

He was supposed to perform two shows at the city's Hallam Arena on 5 and 6 April, but pulled out of the second performance after catching a cold.

He appeared before photographers brandishing a handwritten "sorry" sign to apologise to fans.

The show has now been rescheduled for 29 May.

This is the former Beatle's first UK tour in 10 years.

He has already taken his Back in the World tour around the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan, playing 58 concerts in 37 cities.

Box office records

It broke box office records in 21 towns and McCartney has performed to more than one million people since last April.

On Friday, Sir Paul was preparing to play the first of four shows at Earl's Court in London.

These shows have an unusually early start time - of 1930 - because of a local council noise curfew.

The tour ends with a huge open-air show in his home city of Liverpool.

The Kings Dock concert, on 1 June, is expected to attract 40,000 fans.

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