Paul McCartney Wins Helpmann Award For Best Australian Concert Of 2017 - Noise11.com
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney performs at AAMI Park Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Paul McCartney Wins Helpmann Award For Best Australian Concert Of 2017

by Karen Freedman on July 17, 2018

in News

Sir Paul McCartney can add yet another award to his trophy case, to go along with his Oscar, 8 BRITs, 18 Grammys, and 22 NME awards, to name but a small few.

At last night’s ceremony, McCartney received the 2018 Helpmann Award for ‘Best International Contemporary Concert’ for his ‘One On One’ World Tour which stormed through Australia in December 2017, beating out Underworld, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Ed Sheeran.

It was accepted 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!”

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 and Brisbane, and received rave reviews nationwide.

Gudinski said, “It was a twenty year mission to get Sir Paul McCartney. He nailed it every night…”

Watch the 18th annual Helpmann Awards here : https://iview.abc.net.au/show/helpmann-awards-2018/video/RV1801H001S00

McCartney appears at approximately 47 minutes in.

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Why Did Paul McCartney Cross Abbey Road?

To get to Abbey Road studios, of course!Sir Paul McCartney dropped into the studios he and his fellow Beatles made famous, yesterday (23 July), to do a (not so) secret gig showcasing some new songs from his forthcoming album, Egypt Station, and some from his illustrious past.

July 24, 2018
The Beatles White Album
The Beatles White Album Concert Performed Live By Australian Rockers

The imaginatively titled, The Beatles, more commonly referred to as the White Album, will be 50 years old this November.

July 15, 2018
Bruce Springsteen - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11.com, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Slams Trump’s “Inhumane” Immigration Policy

Bruce Springsteen broke away from the script of his Broadway show on Tuesday night (19Jun18) to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's "inhumane" illegal immigration policy.

June 21, 2018
Aretha Franklin, Noise11, Photo
Aretha Franklin Medical Mystery

Aretha Franklin has been going through something serious medically the last few years, but nobody but her closest confidants know what it is.

August 22, 2013
Sweet Hoffs Covers 3
Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs Release Under The Covers Volume 3

Seven years after covering the 60s and four years after taking on the 70s, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs are back redoing the music of the 80s with Under the Covers, Volume 3, out November 12 from Shout! Factory.

August 21, 2013
Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera In Idaho Wildfire Nightmare

Peter Cetera's home in Ketchum, ID is currently being threatened by the wildfires that have spread to 126,000 acres in the area.

August 21, 2013
Paul Simon, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Paul Simon 15 CD Complete Album Collection Coming In October

The solo career of Paul Simon is chronicled on the upcoming 15-CD set The Complete Album Collection, due on October 15 via Legacy.

August 21, 2013