The Beatles' 1965 European tour

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The Beatles 1965 European tour
Tour by The Beatles
Start date20 June 1965
End date3 July 1965
No. of shows15
The Beatles concert chronology

During 1965, The Beatles toured Europe.

Set list[edit]

The typical set list for the shows was as follows (with lead singers noted):[1]

  1. "Twist and Shout" (short version) (John Lennon)
  2. "She's a Woman" (Paul McCartney)
  3. "I'm A Loser" (John Lennon)
  4. "Can't Buy Me Love" (Paul McCartney)
  5. "Baby's in Black" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
  6. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)
  7. "A Hard Day's Night" (John Lennon)
  8. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (George Harrison)
  9. "Rock and Roll Music" (John Lennon)
  10. "I Feel Fine" (John Lennon)
  11. "Ticket to Ride" (John Lennon)
  12. "Long Tall Sally" (Paul McCartney)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
20 June 1965
two shows
Paris France Palais des Sports
22 June 1965
two shows
Lyon Palais d'Hiver
24 June 1965
two shows
Milan Italy Velodromo Vigorelli
26 June 1965
two shows
Genoa Palasport di Genova
27 June 1965
two shows
Rome Teatro Adriano
28 June 1965
two shows
30 June 1965 Nice France Palais des Expositions
2 July 1965 Madrid Spain Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
3 July 1965 Barcelona Plaza de Toros La Monumental

Instruments and equipment[edit]

Instruments The Beatles had on the tour, shown here for each member of the group.


  • 1964 Rickenbacker 325 hollowbody electric guitar
  • 1964 Gibson J-160E acoustic/electric guitar (used for "I Feel Fine" and as a backup)
  • Hohner Marine Band harmonica in key of G with harness (used for "I'm A Loser")


  • 1962 Hofner Violin hollowbody bass
  • 1961 Hofner Violin hollowbody bass (used as a backup)


  • 1963 Gretsch Tennessean hollowbody electric guitar
  • 1963 Rickenbacker 360-12 thinline electric guitar (used exclusively for "A Hard Day's Night")
  • 1963 Gretsch Country Gentleman hollowbody electric guitar (used as a backup)


  • Ludwig 22-inch-bass 4-piece drum kit
  • Number #4 drop-T logo bass drum head

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Choronicle, 1992, p. 196