Sir Paul McCartney confirms one-off NZ show in the lead up to Christmas
New Zealand is set to receive a Beatles present this Christmas: Sir Paul McCartney.
McCartney, who announced via Facebook live that he will perform a one-off show in Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland on December 16, said the news was "very exciting".
"We've been waiting to get back to Australia and New Zealand for years and now it's finally happening," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to the concerts as we've always had such a brilliant time wherever we've been before so we know we are in for a treat. Can't wait to see you and all rock out together"
"I haven't been there in a long time.".
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The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy-award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is bringing his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand.
The announcement was made via a Facebook Live event with promoters Frontier Touring on Wednesday evening.
McCartney answered questions "one on one" with Australian comedian Tim Minchin to reveal all the finer details of the upcoming tour.
Josh Coot, from New Zealand asked what McCartney's favourite record was.
"It really is a difficult question because they change," McCartney answered.
"This year it's got to be Sgt Pepper because I'm re-listening to it, because it's been re-released."
To another NZ fan, who asked which artist had influenced sounds on his new album, he said he definitely liked working with other people.
With Kanye West he said he was a little bit nervous.
He described the process where West recorded a conversation and went away and made the music with sounds.
"It was a very intriguing process," he said.
Previous shows in the One On One tour have seen McCartney play a three-hour set, around half of which were Beatles songs.
As well as Auckland, McCartney will perform in stadiums and arenas in Australia: Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
It's his first Australian and New Zealand tour since the 1993 New World Tour - more than 24 years ago.
Frontier Touring teased fans earlier this week by posting two tweets.
Tickets for the one-night show will be on sale at 1pm on July 4, 2017 at ticketmaster.co.nz