Paul McCartney seemingly snubs New Zealand as Australian Got Back tour dates announced

Sir Paul McCartney has seemingly denied New Zealand a potential concert as part of his Got Back Australian tour dates.

In his first Aussie concerts since 2017, 'Macca' will perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, saying he has "so many amazing memories of my time in Australia over the years".

However, there's no sign of any dates in Aotearoa when he heads Down Under in October and November this year.

Sir Paul is the latest artist to bypass New Zealand as part of an international tour, meaning Kiwi fans have to pay for both concert tickets when they go on sale in mid-August as well as flights and accommodation to the announced cities.

Newshub has approached Sir Paul's promoters Frontier Touring over whether he may yet announce any New Zealand dates.

He was last in New Zealand in December 2017, when he performed at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on December 16 - his first show here since 1993 as part of his One By One world tour.

In June, Taylor Swift announced she would be bringing her massively popular Eras tour to Australia, with no planned dates for New Zealand.

That prompted Kiwi and Aussie Swifties alike to jam the Ticketek Australia website as they hunted for tickets for the first pre-sale of the singer's highly anticipated Australian dates.

The 'Anti-Hero' hitmaker is playing five dates in Sydney and Melbourne next February, and with no New Zealand tour dates, many Kiwis were desperate to secure seats.

It was reported more than 800,000 fans were surging to the website in an effort to secure presale tickets.

Just weeks later, Qantas and Air New Zealand were both forced to add extra flights to Melbourne and Sydney to cope with demand for seats for Swift's fans on both sides of the Tasman.