The star axes a gig in Melbourne...

PAUL McCARTNEY has cancelled a concert in Australia next month as a mark of respect to the victims of the BALI bombing.

The ex-Beatle was due to play at Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium on November 23. He has given no new date for the concert to take place.

He said: “Like many who have a deep fondness for Australia, I have been shocked and saddened by the recent terrible events in Bali.

“My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.

“As a mark of respect to both the families who have lost loved ones and to the families of the injured, I have decided to postpone my planned concert in Melbourne as this is not the appropriate time for a rock show.”