Paul McCartney announces 2017 Australian tour
The biggest tour of 2017 has just been announced, with Paul McCartney locked in to perform four shows around Australia this December.
The planet’s most celebrated living songwriter hasn’t toured Australia since 1993 after pulling the pin on scheduled dates back in 2002. Rumours of his return to Australia have abounded for years, so this week’s confirmation will no doubt be met with equal amounts of joy and relief. It’s finally happening.
Recent tours have seen McCartney delve deeply into his work with The Beatles, Wings and his extensive, diverse solo work, with the 75-year-old singer regularly turning in epic, 40-song performances. The man has the most formidable catalogue in music and is unafraid to wield it, making these shows completely unmissable.
We’d like to think it’s because someone is paying attention to our pleas, but we aren’t that self-absorbed. We’re just stoked that a Paul McCartney tour has become a reality.
McCartney announced the dates via a Q&A with Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin on Facebook tonight, where he also fielded a few questions from fans.
Paul McCartney plays the following Australian shows later this year. Tickets are on sale from Tuesday 4 July (with a pre-sale a few days earlier). We do not suggest waiting.
Saturday 2 December - nib Stadium, Perth
Monday 4 December - AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 9 December - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Monday 11 December - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney