Paul received the 2018 Helpmann Award for ‘Best International Contemporary Concert’ for his One On One World Tour that arrived in Australia in December 2017.
The award was accepted at the ceremony by Frontier Touring’s managing director Michael Gudinski with Paul McCartney also sharing a special video message – “Thank you very much for this Helpmann Award… it’s a fantastic award, I’m very chuffed. I want to thank the people at Frontier, the people at Marshall Arts, and most of all the audiences of Australia. You were brilliant. Thank you very much, see you soon!” – Paul McCartney
“It was a twenty year mission to get Sir Paul McCartney. He nailed it every night…”
– Michael Gudinski Launching in the United States in 2016, the One On One Tour played 41 shows across 12 countries to more than 1.2 million people, before heading to Australia. With six sold out stadium and arena shows the tour was attended by almost 200,000 fans in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.
Celebrating 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, the One On One Tour was a sensational way to finish 2017. ‘What a show, what a performer. Spanning 40 songs and clocking in at about three hours the concert was a walk down memory lane with one of the world’s most beloved musicians of all time.’ – The West Australian