The Beatles' 1964 world tour

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The Beatles 1964 World Tour
Tour by The Beatles
Start date 4 June 1964
End date 16 August 1964
Legs 2
No. of shows 26
The Beatles concert chronology

The Beatles 1964 world tour was The Beatles first world tour, launched after their 1964 UK tour. The reception was enthusiastic, with The Spectator describing it as "hysterical". It was followed by their second 1964 US tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
4 June 1964 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
5 June 1964 Hillegom Netherlands Treslong. TV appearance for VARA.[1]
6 June 1964 Amsterdam Netherlands Roundtrip through the canals
6 June 1964 Blokker Netherlands Veilinghallen[2]
Asia
10 June 1964 Hong Kong Hong Kong Princess Theatre
Australasia
12 June 1964 Adelaide Australia Centennial Hall
13 June 1964
15 June 1964 Melbourne Festival Hall
16 June 1964
17 June 1964
18 June 1964 Sydney Sydney Stadium
19 June 1964
20 June 1964
22 June 1964 Wellington New Zealand Wellington Town Hall
23 June 1964
24 June 1964 Auckland Auckland Town Hall
25 June 1964
26 June 1964 Dunedin Dunedin Town Hall
27 June 1964 Christchurch Majestic Theatre
29 June 1964 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Festival Hall
30 June 1964
Europe
12 July 1964 Brighton England Hippodrome Theatre
19 July 1964 Blackpool ABC Cinema
23 July 1964 London London Palladium
26 July 1964 Blackpool Blackpool Opera House
28 July 1964 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
29 July 1964
2 August 1964 Bournemouth England Gaumont
9 August 1964 Scarborough Futurist Theatre
16 August 1964 Blackpool Blackpool Opera House

Note: As Ringo Starr was hospitalized in the UK, Jimmie Nicol was temporarily hired to stand in for Ringo as a drummer for the shows from 4 June -13 June until Ringo rejoined the group in Melbourne.

Typical set list[edit]

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

  1. "Twist and Shout" (John Lennon)
  2. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
  3. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Paul McCartney)
  4. "You Can't Do That" (John Lennon)
  5. "All My Loving" (Paul McCartney)
  6. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)
  7. "She Loves You" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison)
  8. "Till There Was You" (Paul McCartney)
  9. "Roll Over Beethoven" (George Harrison)
  10. "Can't Buy Me Love" (Paul McCartney)
  11. "This Boy" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison)
  12. "Long Tall Sally" (Paul McCartney)

External links[edit]

  • The Beatles tour New Zealand.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ On June 5th, 1964 VARA organized a Beatles concert in Café Restaurant Treslong in Hillegom as part of their three day visit to the Netherlands as part of their world tour, which got a television registration. On 8 June 1964 a complete summary of the Beatles' visit to the Netherlands was broadcast.
    The visualization of the three day visit showed:
    * arrival at Schiphol Airport - young women wearing Volendam folk costumes welcoming, offering tulips and traditional Dutch hats.
    * the concert at Treslong.
    * a roundtrip by boat through the canals of Amsterdam. The Beatles visiting the red light district De Wallen was not shown.
    * arrival at De Doelen Hotel in Amsterdam.
    * the concert at the Veilinghallen in Blokker.
    * Waving goodbye while entering an airplane at Schiphol Airport heading for the next destination Hongkong.
  3. ^ "The Beatles in New Zealand". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Archived from the original on 12 March 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2008. 
  • The Spectator, Volume 213, 1964
  • Baker, Glenn A (1982). The Beatles Down Under: the 1964 Australia & New Zealand tour. Glebe, NSW Australia: Wild & Woolley. 
  • Baker, Glenn A (1985). The Beatles Down Under: the 1964 Australia & New Zealand tour (2 ed.). Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA: Pierian Press. ISBN 0-87650-186-2. 
  • Hutchins, Graham (2004). Eight Days a Week:the Beatles' tour of New Zealand 1964. Auckland, NZ: Exisle. ISBN 0-908988-55-9.