Live: Palazzo dello Sport, Genoa, Italy

4.30pm, Saturday 26 June 1965 (48 years ago)

Following their two concerts in Milan, The Beatles were driven in four cars to Genoa, Italy by the Alfa Romeo Racing Team.

The group performed two shows at the city’s Palazzo dello Sport, a 25,000-seat arena, at 4.30pm and 9.30pm. As in Milan, tickets for the afternoon appearance sold poorly, with just 5,000 fans seeing The Beatles play; the evening show was seen by 10,000.

The group performed 12 songs during both shows in Genoa: Twist And Shout, She’s A Woman, I’m A Loser, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Rock And Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally.

The Beatles remained in Genoa for just a short time. Immediately after the second show they flew to Rome in a chartered aeroplane.

3 Responses to “Live: Palazzo dello Sport, Genoa, Italy”

  1. Francesco Jovane

    In many books and website is reported
    that BeaTles played in Genoa (Italy)
    6/25/1965, but that’s wrong!!!

    They played Saturday 26 (afternoon and evening). I was there! It’s just the time to report the exact date, don’t you think? It’s sufficient to read a newspaper of that period or goin’ to an
    Italian website to verify.

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    • Joe

      Hi Francesco. Thanks for the message. I didn’t know the date was incorrect. Could you let me know where I could see some articles that give the date as 26 June please?

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  2. Francesco Jovane

    Hi Joe,I’m ready immediately to satisfy your application, if you communicate me your address e-mail. Allow to tell me however that” the error of the date” is alone verifiable in the foreign publications, because in Italy we know it for a long time that The BeaTles have played Saturday June 26 th 1965 in Genoa and believe me without the least doubt! In every case I repeat, to resolve the matter is very simple and fast, so much that I believe really one day or another I will write to Mr.Mark Lewisohn, since this absurdity error lasts from too much time. Finally, to the afternoon show there were 5ooo people, to that evening 10.000 people!

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