Eleanor Rigby. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Hey Jude. Let It Be. Yesterday. She Loves You. Drive My Car. Can’t Buy Me Love. Get Back. Helter Skelter. Live and Let Die.
The Paul McCartney songbook has no equal, and if there is one it belongs to his partner in crime John Lennon. Together as the driving force behind The Beatles, they were the greatest songwriting partnership of all time.
Now, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed One On One Tour to Australia, kicking off at nib Stadium, Perth on December 2.
The announcement was made in a Facebook Live event yesterday evening where the 75-year old went ‘One on One’ with Perth’s own Tim Minchin to reveal all the finer details of the upcoming tour.
Performing in stadiums and arenas in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, this will be McCartney’s first Australian and New Zealand tour since 1993’s The New World Tour more than 24 years ago.
McCartney said: “We’ve been waiting to get back to Australia and New Zealand for years and now it’s finally happening. It is very exciting. I’m really looking forward to the concerts as we’ve always had such a brilliant time whenever we’ve been before, so we know we are in for a treat. Can’t wait to see you and all rock out together.”
The One On One Tour launched in the United States in 2016 and saw McCartney play 41 shows across 12 countries to more than 1.2 million people.
Irrefutably one of the most successful singer-songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney has soundtracked the lives of generations of fans.
The One On One Tour celebrates McCartney’s entire career – from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue.
From the Colosseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space, straight to nib Stadium in Perth.
Nearly three hours’ worth of some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, if this isn’t a bucket list concert, it should be.
His band for over a decade remains Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums).
Utilising state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, promoters Frontier assure us he’ll be employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and a once in a lifetime show that “transcends and elevates the potential of live music”.
Paul McCartney opens his Australian tour in Perth on Saturday, December 2 at nib Stadium. The show is all ages.
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/paulmccartney from Thursday 29 June to Friday 30 June (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted). Pre-sale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details.
General public on sale from Tuesday 4 July at 11am Perth local time from ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100.