Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

The sixth date of The Beatles' final tour took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. It was their only Canadian stop on the tour.

Ticket for The Beatles at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, 17 August 1966Two concerts took place. The first took place at 4pm and was seen by 15,000 people, and the second began at 8pm and was attended by 17,000. The Beatles had played at Maple Leaf Gardens on two prior occasions, on 7 September 1964 and 17 August 1965.

Support acts for the 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.

After the show The Beatles spent the night in Toronto before flying to Boston on 18 August 1966.

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7 responses on “Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

  1. Mary k towles

    I to went to see the beatles in concert in Toronto Canada (which my older sister and I won at a store promotion in buffalo n.y.) We’re we are from. I remember spending that day getting ready wearing a granny mini dress and my first pair of fishnet stockings I even got to shave my legs with my older sisters electric shaver, just trying to look older then a mere 13 now when I think of it my sister was all behind this so I would look older so she could say to her friends she wasn’t taking her little sister. During the concert I remember the screams and after every song the beatles preformed the would bow down cool. After the concert on every corner there were crying girls and ambulances all around never seen anything like it.

  2. Stan Applebaum

    I was there with my friend Steve Wagman … my ‘future sister-in-law’ had 2 tickets to the show but was unavailable so … I somehow got the nod. I remember the show as my first concert … sitting in the Reds closest to Paul and George … the starting acts were great and then the Beatles came on and the ‘Kodak Instamatic Camera Flashes’ started and never stopped along with all the girls screaming …

  3. Gary McCready

    I was there on August 17, 1966. I was 12 and went with my best friend, Dick Wright. His uncle got us tickets, they were $4.00 each. We sat in the greens, and the stage looked so far away. We couldn’t hear a word they were singing because of all the screaming. I took a small reel to reel tape recorder. But all you could hear was Paul’s bass. The most exciting thing that happened was a girl fainting in our row and being taken away by St. John’s ambulance. But I was there and will never forget it. I’m going back to Maple Lesf gardens this Wednesday, August 17, 2017 to relive that magical day by hearing classic albums live. I can’t wait

  4. Bonnie Petito Chlipala

    My sister and I were there. We’re from Niagara Falls, NY and we were at all three of the Toronto concerts in 1964, 1965 and 1966. We waited out behind Maple Leaf Gardens to see them arrive but they were in a police wagon and we couldn’t see them. But we arrived in the Gardens when the show of supporting acts had already started and we spotted two seats right up front in about the 6th or 7th row. We sat in them expecting to be kicked out but the people never arrived so we had great up front seats for that show.

  5. Martha Duval O'Daiskey

    My sister, her friend and I took a bus from Sudbury for the 1966 concert. We were lucky enough to get a room at the Royal York.. the concert was the most amazing experience of my life until we went back to our room. My sister’s friend Francis and I went on a tour of the hotel. When the door to the elevator opened out came George, Paul and John. RIngo was not with them at that time. We stood there with our mouths opened I am sure..they nodded and smiled. To this day it is like a dream that I will have for the rest of my life.

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