Live: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Spain

The Beatles' 1965 European Tour ended on this day, with a concert at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain. The group were due on stage at 10.45pm but their performance was delayed until around 11.20pm.

I remember playing a big bullring in Barcelona, the Plaza de Toros, where the Lord Mayor had great seats and all the rich people had seats but the kids, our real audience, were outside. We used to get upset about that: 'Why are we playing to all these bloody officials? We should be playing to the people outside. Let them in...' But of course they wouldn't.
Paul McCartney

The Beatles' set throughout the European tour comprised the same 12 songs: 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 European Tour had begun on 20 June 1965 in Paris, France, and included a total of 15 concerts spread over nine dates.

The Beatles in Barcelona, Spain, 3 July 1965

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5 responses on “Live: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Spain

  1. Mr Joan Daura

    Google map with wrong location: the bullring shown there is called “Las Arenas”
    Plaza de Toros Monumental (where The Beatles played) exact address is: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes 749.
    This is more or less 3 km away from Las Arenas bullring address

  2. Arnau

    >The group took to the stage at 10.45pm.
    The Beatles were scheduled to take to the stage at 10:45pm, but there was some delay, and they actually took to the stage even latter, at around 11:20pm. (I take this info from this article in a Catalan newspaper: )

    Here there are a few pictures from that concert (taken by Pep Puvill, who was the drummer of a local group at the time):

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