Paul McCartney confirms Australian tour

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Paul McCartney confirms Australian tour

Paul McCartney Australian tour
Words by Staff Writer

The Got Back tour is coming to Australia.

Got Back starts with an intimate arena show in Adelaide, the city where The Beatles made history in 1964 on their first visit to Australia. An estimated 350,000 people lined the streets between the airport and Town Hall to catch a glimpse of the band. Paul will then travel to Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast performing in stadiums – with the shows in Newcastle and the Gold Coast being his first concerts there.

These dates will see McCartney return for his first live performances in Australia in six years. McCartney was last in Australia in December 2017 (which saw him win a Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert in 2018 beating the likes of Ed Sheeran), wowing audiences nationwide with a near three-hour show. McCartney remains one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. His extraordinary talent, distinctive vocals, and innovative songwriting played a pivotal role in shaping The Beatles’ success. After The Beatles disbanded, he embarked on a successful solo career and formed the band Wings.

Paul McCartney Australian tour dates

Wednesday 18 October
​Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (1.30pm ACST)

Saturday 21 October
​Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (1pm AEST)

Tuesday 24 October
​McDonald Jones Stadium | Newcastle, NSW
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (11am AEST)

Friday 27 October
​Allianz Stadium | Sydney, NSW
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (10am AEST)

Wednesday 1 November
​Suncorp Stadium | Brisbane, QLD
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (12pm AEST)

Saturday 4 November
​Heritage Bank Stadium | Gold Coast, QLD
​Lic. All Ages
​On sale: Friday 11 August (3pm AEST)

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Review + Setlist: Paul McCartney delivered a once-in-a-lifetime performance

We glowingly reviewed his last performance in Australia, back in 2017, as follows: “McCartney has remained a competitive commercial force, continuing to release new music intended to both appease long-term fans and have a chance at the charts.

“Kicking off with 1964’s A Hard Day’s Night and continuing with a run of recognisable, if slightly juiced up songs, including 1974’s Junior’s Farm, All My Loving and Let Me Roll It, the mission statement was set. With the familiar sight of McCartney playing a Hoffner bass, and backed by two guitarists, a drummer and a keys player, the sound was decidedly classic rock, with crunchy, sustained electric guitar pushed aggressively to the front of the mix and the rhythm section sounding tight but pumping.

The Frontier Members presale starts Wednesday 9 August (times staggered – see website for details).  Tickets go on sale Friday 11 August via