Yes, it’s actually happening – Paul McCartney is touring Australia and New Zealand this year for the first time since 1993.

The music legend and former Beatle made the announcement during a live Q&A with fans this evening, hosted by comedian Tim Minchin, telling fans that he’s heading over in December for five local dates as part of his ‘One On One’ tour.

Paul will be playing shows in Perth, Melbourne Brisbane and Sydney, plus a show in Auckland, New Zealand, with tickets on sale next week, and presales available to Frontier Touring members.

The tour has been one of the most requested of all in Australia, as Paul hasn’t been here since his ‘New World Tour’ all the way back in 1993, after a planned 2002 jaunt was cancelled following the Bali bombings. It will only be his third time performing in Australia, having toured with Wings in 1975 and of course with The Beatles all the way back in 1964.

All of the venue and ticketing details are below, including info for the Frontier Touring presale.

Paul McCartney 2017 Australia/NZ tour

Presented by Frontier Touring

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, see timings below

Sat 2 Dec | nib Stadium, Perth, WA (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (11am Perth local time) | Ph: 136 100

Tue 5 Dec | AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (12noon AEST) | Ph: 132 849

Sat 9 Dec | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (2pm AEST) | Ph: 132 849

Mon 11 Dec | Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (5pm AEST) | Ph: 132 849

Sat 16 Dec | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (1pm NZST) | Ph: 0800 111 999