Posts Tagged: tour

Interviews: London Airport

After their successful first tour of America, The Beatles returned to London Airport at 8.10am, to be greeted by crowds of screaming fans.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Nottingham

The 33rd and penultimate date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland took place at the Odeon Cinema in Nottingham.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Doncaster

This was the third and final occasion on which The Beatles performed at Doncaster’s Gaumont Cinema. They had previously visited on 5 February and 22 March 1963.

Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland

The Beatles had performed at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre on one previous occasion: 9 February 1963, on the bottom of the bill of the Helen Shapiro tour, two days before they recorded the bulk of the Please Please Me album. This time, naturally, they were the main draw for the sell-out crowd. The occasion was the… Read more »

Live: ABC Cinema, Carlisle

This was The Beatles’ second concert at this Carlisle venue, following their show earlier in the year on 8 February. 21 November was the 17th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour. Their setlist contained 10 songs: I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, All My Loving, You Really Got A Hold On… Read more »

Live: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

This was the last of four consecutive dates of a mini tour of England, each promoted by John Smith. They were granted by Brian Epstein following the cancellation of several Mersey Beat Showcase nights earlier in 1963.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Luton

This was The Beatles’ only concert at Luton’s Odeon Cinema, although they did perform in the town on two other occasions.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Taunton

This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance in Taunton, Somerset. The first had also been at the Gaumont Cinema, on 26 February 1963, as part of the Helen Shapiro tour.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Stoke-on-Trent

This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance at the Gaumont in Stoke-on-Trent, following their appearance on the Helen Shapiro tour on 3 March 1963.

Live: Music Hall, Shrewsbury

This was The Beatles’ second and final performance at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. As with their 14 December 1962 show, it was promoted by Lewis Buckley.

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles were second on the bill for the New Musical Express 1962-63 Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. Topping the 14-act bill were Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

Live: Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Frodsham

This was The Beatles’ only concert appearance in Frodsham, a market town in the county of Cheshire. They played at the ballroom at the Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, a popular destination for touring bands in the 1960s.

Live: Majestic Ballroom, Luton

This was The Beatles’ first concert in Luton, Bedfordshire. They returned to the town on two subsequent occasions, but never to the Majestic Ballroom.

Live: Bridge Hotel, Tenbury Wells

This was The Beatles only performance in the small market town of Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. The concert took place at the Riverside Dancing Club in the Bridge Hotel.

Live: Co-operative Hall, Middleton

This was The Beatles’ only concert in Middleton, Lancashire. It took place on the day their third EMI single, From Me To You was released in the UK.