Live: Olympia Stadium, Detroit

2.00pm, Saturday 13 August 1966 (47 years ago)

The second date of The Beatles’ final North American tour saw them perform two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, before a total of 28,000 fans at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. They had previously performed at the venue on 6 September 1964.

The Beatles arrived in Detroit at 11am, and left by Greyhound bus immediately after their second show. Their destination was Cleveland, Ohio, where they arrived at 2.30am the following morning.

Support acts for the entire tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The Beatles’ standard set throughout the tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I’m Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.

7 Responses to “Live: Olympia Stadium, Detroit”

    • Diana

      I was there, too…age 15. Ground floor center-stood on the top back of the seat to see-lots of screaming going on…everyone saying “SHHHH!” while Paul tried to sing “Yesterday”, acoustically.

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      • James

        He did Yesterday acoustically? you sure, I never saw him do it acoustically on this tour, they always performed Yesterday together with electric guitars.

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  1. Judy Meador

    I was there too. 14 years old. Found my picture in one of the teen magazines, Sat right by where they came on and off the stage…..could almost touch them.

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  2. Susan C.

    I was also there with several girls from my high school. It was the concert of a life time for us. I still have my balcony ticket stub. The price on it was $4.50!

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