I wonder if it might be time to revive this thread, by which I mean I wonder if there's a chance that Paul might be heading our way in early 2018? Here's all the "evidence" so far (if you have more, please add it!)...
1. In July, when Paul received his Helpmann Award for "Best International Contemporary Concert" in Australia, his video acceptance speech finished with: "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!" (This was reported in numerous news stories, for example: http://www.noise11.com/news/paul-mccartney-wins-helpmann-award-for-best-australian-concert-of-2017-20180717)
2. His Australian promoter, Frontier Touring, repeated the "See you soon" quote on social media (https://www.facebook.com/frontiertouring/photos/we're-delighted-to-congratulate-@[182736663312:274/10155561446132409/).
3. When the U.S. dates were announced today, People noticed there was also a phantom Australian date listed (https://www.facebook.com/FansOnTheRun/photos/p.2103698432997855/2103698432997855/?type=3&theater).
4. Frontier Touring have just sent out an email that includes a competition to win a copy of "Egypt Station" on vinyl and CD.
Fingers crossed that this might all mean something!!!
Just for fun while we wait to find out, here's a poll...