Wings UK Tour 1979

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Wings UK Tour 1979
Tour by Wings
Wings UK Tour 1979.PNG
Associated albumBack to the Egg
Start date23 November 1979
End date29 December 1979
No. of shows17 in England
3 in Scotland
20 in total
Wings concert chronology

On 23 November 1979, Paul McCartney's band Wings began a 19-date concert tour of the United Kingdom to promote their recent album, Back to the Egg.

It was originally to have been the first leg of a planned world tour, with further stops scheduled in Japan, Europe and America. However, it became Wings' final concert tour, after McCartney's marijuana arrest in Tokyo the following January.

Following the 1979 tour, Wings teamed up with an all-star cast of musicians to perform a series of Concerts for the People of Kampuchea at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

Wings' lineup for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber and Steve Holley.

A recording of "Coming Up" from a Glasgow date on this tour was a number one hit in the United States.

The final show of the Tour on 17 December 1979 was widely bootlegged under the title 'Last Flight'.[1]

Tour dates[edit]

After a live rehearsal at the Liverpool Royal Court attended by pupils of Liverpool Institute, McCartney's alma mater and of John Lennon's former school, Quarry Bank.

Date City Country Venue
23 November 1979 Liverpool England Royal Court Theatre
24 November 1979
25 November 1979
26 November 1979
28 November 1979 Manchester The Apollo
29 November 1979
1 December 1979 Southampton Gaumont
2 December 1979 Brighton New Conference Centre
3 December 1979 London Lewisham Odeon
5 December 1979 The Rainbow Theatre
7 December 1979 Wembley Arena
8 December 1979
9 December 1979
10 December 1979
12 December 1979 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
14 December 1979 Newcastle upon Tyne City Halls
15 December 1979 Edinburgh Scotland Odeon
16 December 1979 Glasgow Apollo
17 December 1979
29 December 1979[A] London England Hammersmith Odeon
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Concerts for the People of Kampuchea"

Tour set list[edit]

Average tour setlist[2]

External links[edit]