Paul McCartney Announces October & November 2023 Australian Tour

1 August 2023 | 6:10 am | Mary Varvaris

Paul McCartney's upcoming Australian tour is his first in six years.

Paul McCartney in Orlando

Paul McCartney in Orlando (Credit: MPL Communications)

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One of the greatest songwriters of all time, Paul McCartney, is returning to Australia this October and November on his Got Back tour.

The announcement arrives just days after The Music reported on a potential tour down under from the Beatle.

Starting with an arena show at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, McCartney will then head to stadiums in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, with the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performing in Newcastle and the Gold Coast for the first time.

McCartney’s return to Australia comes after his lauded 2017 tour, which won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert in 2018 and had The Music’s Bryget Chrisfield in awe, writing about Macca’s Melbourne gig at AAMI Park, “Many dreams come true this evening as families unite to celebrate one of the all-time greats. We laugh, we cry, and somehow feel there's still some hope left for our doomed planet.”

Brought to our shores by Frontier Touring, the Members’ pre-sale begins on Wednesday, 9 August, with staggered times, which you can find on the Frontier Touring website.

The general sale starts on Friday, 11 August, via the Frontier Touring website – you can find the staggered timings for those tickets below.

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In addition to ticketing options from Frontier, Telstra Plus members can access the earliest pre-sale this Thursday, 3 August, via the Telstra Plus website.

“I’ve got so many amazing memories of my time in Australia over the years,” McCartney offered in a statement. “Our last trip was so much fun. We had such an incredible time. Each show was a party, so we know this is going to be incredibly special.

“Australia, we are going to rock! I can’t wait to see you.” Check out a video message from the man himself below.

McCartney’s upcoming stops in Australia are the singer’s first tour dates since his iconic headlining slot at Glastonbury Festival last year, which saw him joined by none other than Dave Grohl, who made his first on-stage appearance since the passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Frontier Touring will also bring Foo Fighters and Taylor Swift to Australia later this year and in early 2024.

Paul McCartney is someone who needs no introduction, but if you’re on the fence about seeing him this year, check out a Got Back setlist from June 2022 at Metcalf Stadium in New Jersey:

  1. Can't Buy Me Love

  2. Junior's Farm

  3. Letting Go

  4. Got to Get You Into My Life

  5. Come On to Me

  6. Let Me Roll It

  7. Getting Better

  8. Let 'Em In

  9. My Valentine

  10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five

  11. Maybe I'm Amazed

  12. I've Just Seen a Face

  13. In Spite of All the Danger

  14. Love Me Do

  15. Dance Tonight

  16. Blackbird

  17. Here Today

  18. New

  19. Lady Madonna

  20. Fuh You

  21. Jet

  22. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

  23. Something

  24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

  25. You Never Give Me Your Money

  26. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

  27. Get Back

  28. Band on the Run

  29. Glory Days

  30. I Wanna Be Your Man

  31. Let It Be

  32. Live and Let Die

  33. Hey Jude

  34. I've Got a Feeling

  35. Happy Birthday to You

  36. Birthday

  37. Helter Skelter

  38. Golden Slumbers

  39. Carry That Weight

  40. The End



Wednesday 18 October – Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA

On sale: Friday 11 August (1.30 pm ACST)

Saturday 21 October – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC

On sale: Friday, 11 August (1 pm AEST)

Tuesday 24 October – McDonald Jones Stadium | Newcastle, NSW

On sale: Friday 11 August (11 am AEST)

Friday 27 October – Allianz Stadium | Sydney, NSW

On sale: Friday, 11 August (10 am AEST)

Wednesday 1 November – Suncorp Stadium | Brisbane, QLD

On sale: Friday, 11 August (noon AEST)

Saturday 4 November – Heritage Bank Stadium | Gold Coast, QLD

On sale: Friday, 11 August (3 pm AEST)

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