Wings Over Europe Tour

Wings Over Europe Tour

Ollioules, France

9 July 1972

Centre Culturelle,   795 Chemin Château Vallon,   83190 Ollioules,   Ollioules, France

Juan-les-Pins, France

12 July 1972

Juan Les Pins,   France

Arles, France

13 July 1972

Theatre Antique,   Bld des Lices-Jardin d'Eté,   13200,   Arles,   France

Lyon, France – Cancelled

14 July 1972

Lyon,   France

Paris, France

16 July 1972

Olympia,   28 Boulevard des Capucines,   75009 Paris,   France

Munich, Germany

18 July 1972

Zirkus-Krone-Bau,   Marsstraße 43,   80335 München,   Munich,   Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

19 July 1972

Offenbach-Halle,   Frankfurt,   Germany

Zurich, Switzerland

21 July 1972

Kongreß-Halle,   Zurich,   Switzerland

Montreux, Switzerland

22 July 1972

Pavilion,   Av. Claude-Nobs 3,   1820 Montreux,   Montreux,   Switzerland

Copenhagen, Denmark

1 August 1972

KB Hallen,   Peter Bangs Vej 147,   2000 København,   Copenhagen,   Denmark

Helsinki, Finland

4 August 1972

Messuhalli,   Paavo Nurmis gränd 1,   00250 Helsingfors,   Helsinki,   Finland

Turku, Finland

5 August 1972

Idreats,   Turku,   Finland

Stockholm, Sweden

7 August 1972

Gröna Lund,   Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9,   115 21 Stockholm,   Sweden

Örebro, Sweden

8 August 1972

Idretshalle,   Örebro,   Sweden

Oslo, Norway

9 August 1972

Njårdhallen,  Sørkedalsveien 106,   0378 Oslo,   Norway

Gothenburg, Sweden

10 August 1972

Scandinavium,   Valhallagatan 1,   Gothenburg,   Sweden

Lund, Sweden

11 August 1972

Fyns Forum,   Odense,   Denmark

Odense, Denmark

12 August 1972

Fyns Forum,   Odense,   Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

14 August 1972

Vejlby Risskov Halle,   Vejlby Centervej 51,   8240 Risskov,   Aarhus,  Denmark

Dusseldorf, Germany

16 August 1972

Rheinhalle,   Düsseldorf,   West Germany

Rotterdam, Netherlands

17 August 1972

De Doelen,   Schouwburgplein 50,   3012 CL,   Rotterdam,   Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands

19 August 1972

Evenementanhal Martinihal,   Leonard Springerlaan 2,   9727 KB,   Groningen,   Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

20 August 1972

Concertgebouw Concertgebouwplein 10,  1071 LN, Amsterdam,  Netherlands

The Hague, Netherlands

21 August 1972

Congresgebouw Churchillplein 10,  2517 JW,  Den Haag,  Netherlands

Antwerp, Belgium

22 August 1972

Cina Roma,  Turnhoutsebaan 286,  2140 Borgerhout,  Antwerp,  Belgium

Berlin, Germany

24 August 1972

Deutschlandhalle,  Messedamm 26,  Berlin,  14057,  Germany

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.”