Wings Over Europe Tour

Wings Over Europe Tour

Berlin, Germany

Deutschlandhalle

Antwerp, Belgium

Cina Roma

The Hague, Netherlands

Congresgebouw

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Concertgebouw

Groningen, Netherlands

Evenementanhal Martinihal

Dusseldorf, Germany

Rheinhalle

Aarhus, Denmark

Vejlby Risskov Halle

Odense, Denmark

Fyns Forum

Lund, Sweden

Olympean

Gothenburg, Sweden

Skandinavium

Oslo, Norway

Njaardhallen

Örebro, Sweden

Idretshalle

Stockholm, Sweden

Gröna Lund

Turku, Finland

Idreats

Helsinki, Finland

Messuhalli

Zurich, Switzerland

Kongreß-Halle

Frankfurt, Germany

Offenbach-Halle

Munich, Germany

Zirkus-Krone-Bau

Paris, France

Olympia

Arles, France

Theatre Antique

Juan-les-Pins, France

Juan-les-Pins

Châteauvallon, France

Centre Culturelle

Tour Information

In the summer of 1972, Paul McCartney and his newly-formed band, Wings, set out on their first concert tour of Europe. Following a tour of English universities, the Wings over Europe Tour was initially undertaken with the idea of recording live takes for use on a future album, but this idea was never brought to fruition (although the August 21st performance of ‘The Mess’ was officially released as the B-side to the Number 1 single, ‘My Love’). The tour was undertaken in a brightly-coloured double-decker bus, which included the McCartney children and the full road crew. “We knew we were going to tour in Europe, and that the weather would be nice, and the idea of being stuck in a bus all the time, going from city to city, hotel to hotel, wasn’t too appealing,” Paul recounts. “So we decided to travel around in an open-top bus and got some sunshine as we travelled from one place to another. And we painted the outside psychedelic, like a magic bus. If you look at it very straight, very conventionally, it was quite a mad thing to do, to put a playpen on the top deck of the bus and put all the children in there while driving around Europe. It was not what you’d expect from a normal band. But we weren’t a normal band.”

FROM THE ROAD (TWEETS)

We grabbed a few more answers from Paul before he left which we'll post over the coming days. Thank you for all your questions! [MPL]

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