Published on August 1st, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Paul McCartney brings his phenomenal ‘Got Back’ tour to Australia this October/November!

First Australian dates since his 2017 award-winning tour | Including first visits to Newcastle and Gold Coast | Tickets on sale Friday 11 August

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

Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed Got Back Tour to Australia this October/November!

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, the Sydney Morning Herald reporting, “If the greatest songs elicit an emotional response too powerful to properly explain, it’s safe to say no review of Paul McCartney’s tour will quite do it justice.”

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

In 2017, speaking backstage at Paul’s sell-out show in Sydney, Kylie Minogue said: “Having Paul, Sir Paul, in Australia is incredible. All of Australia wants to see him; half of them can’t get a ticket! The chance for Australians to see Paul on stage singing songs that they know and love and mean so much to them is a beautiful thing and I hope he feels all the love.”

Irrefutably one of the most successful singer-songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney is behind the most beloved catalogue in music. With songs like ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Band on the Run’, ‘Let It Be’ and so many more, the Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: hours of the greatest moments from the last 60 years of music – dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

McCartney launched the Got Back tour in February 2022, completing 16 huge shows across the US before performing what the British Times newspaper described as the “best gig ever” with his history-making set at Glastonbury in June 2022. Fans and critics who attended the Got Back dates were unanimous in their praise:

‘The planet’s greatest living songwriter … When he’s leading a stadium packed with 70,000 fans singing along, it’s hard not to be stunned by the recognition of everything McCartney achieved’ – ★★★★★ The Independent

‘McCartney and his tightly drilled combo just kept knocking them out for three solid gold hours, one absolutely storming classic after another, sending waves of excitement up the packed hillside, and turning the biggest crowd of the 2022 Glastonbury festival into the world’s biggest choir. I mean, really, you haven’t heard a singalong until you’ve heard 200,000 voices doing the na na nas on ‘Hey Jude’’ – ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

‘As much as McCartney made history with the Beatles, he’s making history again… Being on stage in front of 60,000 people being able to bellow songs that you wrote 60 years prior is not something that God wrote into the human contract, but McCartney is out to prove nature and the Almighty wrong’ – Variety

‘A masterclass from the greatest living cultural figure – a true privilege to behold’ ★★★★★ The i Newspaper

Paul and his band have performed in an unparalleled range of venues and locations worldwide. From outside the Colosseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House and a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people. To the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival, a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, two Glastonbury Festival headline slots and even one performance broadcast live into Space!

Featuring Paul’s longtime band – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Make no mistake – this is a once in a lifetime event. Paul McCartney’s Got Back Australian Tour is not to be missed! Act quickly to secure your tickets.


Presented by Frontier Touring


via frontiertouring.com/paulmccartney
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 9 August
or until presale allocation exhausted
Presale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details

Via plus.telstra.com.au
Runs 48 hours from: Thursday 3 August
or until presale allocation exhausted
Presale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details

Begins: Friday 11 August (times staggered, see below)


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)
Proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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