The New World Tour
Inspired by the success of his ‘comeback’ tour, which played to 2,843,297 people in 1989-90, Paul McCartney took to the road again on 5th March 1993 in Perth, Australia. The band - Paul and Linda, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart, Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens and newcomer Blair Cunningham – set off for the year-long trek after they’d completed the album Off The Ground. They toured through the summer of 1993, with an itinerary that included Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. “Although it seems incredible now, a few years ago I was talking with my manager about preparing a retirement-at-50 plan,” Paul laughed at the time. “A couple more records, a farewell tour, but now look at me. These days I’m talking about the next few albums, the next few tours.” The tour was commemorated with the live album, Paul Is Live, released the same year.