Paul McCartney set to return to Australian shores for highly anticipated ‘Got Back’ tour

Aug 01, 2023
As news of McCartney's return to Australia spread like wildfire, fans across the country erupted in celebration, many sharing their excitement to see him perform live. Source: Getty Images.

Beatlemania is set to sweep across Australia once more after music legend Paul McCartney announced his long-awaited return to Australia with his highly anticipated Got Back tour.

McCartney’s highly acclaimed tour is set to hit Australian shores in October and November this year.

The tour will kick off with a historical show in Adelaide, the city where The Beatles made their unforgettable mark in 1964 during their first visit to Australia. A staggering 350,000 fans gathered along the streets, from the airport to Town Hall, just to catch a glimpse of the legendary band.

From Adelaide, McCartney will no doubt wow audiences in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, performing in grand stadiums.

McCartney last graced Australia’s stages in December 2017, where he earned a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert in 2018, McCartney left audiences nationwide in awe with an unforgettable three-hour show.

“I’ve got so many amazing memories of my time in Australia over the years,” McCartney said.

“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.”


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As news of McCartney’s return to Australia spread like wildfire, fans across the country erupted in celebration, many sharing their excitement to see him perform live.

“Best news ever!!!” one fan wrote.

“I am so excited that you are coming to my home town Newcastle Paul!! I can not wait to see you again!!”

“You are amazing! Keep the tours coming!” another commented.

“I’m teary eyed that I’ll hopefully get to see another McCartney concert.”

“He is amazing I’ve seen him 6 times over the years. I don’t know how he does it, but he does it good.”

If McCartney’s tour is anything like his performance at Glastonbury in 2022 then Australian audiences are in for a treat.

Not only did McCartney perform an incredible set that lasted over two hours he also became the oldest solo headliner at the festival.

He began his mammoth performance with The Beatles’ classic Can’t Buy Me Love with the epic performance taking an emotional turn when McCartney performed a virtual duet of I’ve Got a Feeling with his late bandmate and close friend John Lennon.

“I’ve got a special little thing here,” McCartney said while introducing the surprise duet.

“One day, Peter Jackson rings me up and says he can take John’s vocals and isolate them so that you can play live with John on tour. He said do you fancy that?”

“That’s so special for me man,” McCartney said after the duet.

“I know it’s virtual but come on – it’s John. We’re back together.”

Got Back Tour Dates:
Wednesday 18 October – Adelaide – Entertainment Centre
Saturday 21 October – Melbourne – Marvel Stadium
⁠Tuesday 24 October – Newcastle – McDonald Jones Stadium
⁠Friday 27 October – Sydney – Allianz Stadium
⁠Wednesday 1 November – Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium
⁠Saturday 4 November – Gold Coast – Heritage Bank Stadium

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