Mountain in Montana renamed in Paul McCartney's honour

Mount Sentinel in Missoula becomes Mount McCartney for the day

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A mountain in Montana has been temporarily renamed after Paul McCartney.

The former Beatles singer is currently touring the US as part of his Out There tour and performed in Missoula last night (August 5). Consequence of Sound reports that to mark the occasion the University of Montana and city of Missoula renamed the local Mount Sentinel to Mount McCartney.

The mountain has a giant white 'M' on it, which officials said stood for McCartney for 24 hours.

In a statement, university president Royce C. Engstrom said, "We are thrilled to have a legend such as Paul McCartney playing in our community. This concert not only brings folks from around our great state together in Missoula, but also attracts fans from around the country. We think Washington-Grizzly Stadium is a wonderful place to host a concert of this calibre."

News of Mount McCartney follows governors in Minnesota declaring August 2 Paul McCartney Day. The inaugural Sir Paul McCartney Day coincided with a live show by the Beatles legend at the Target Field venue last week.

In July McCartney resumed his Out There tour, after taking almost two months off following a virus. The former Beatle played Times Union Centre in Albany, New York on July 5, telling the crowd "It's great to be back," and opening his three-hour long set with 'Eight Days A Week'.

In May, McCartney was taken ill and hospitalised in Tokyo, Japan. He subsequently postponed a series of shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville on his 'Out There' tour, which have now been rearranged for October.
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