Wings live at Oxford University

The eleventh and final date of Wings’ first tour took place on 23 February 1972 at Oxford University in England.

The low-key tour was an impromptu affair in which the band chose a new town or city to visit each day. It was meant as a testing ground for their small repertoire of songs, and to road test the band. All but one of the tour dates took place at a university.

It was the weirdest thing. There was me, having been one of the world’s most famous people, a member of The Beatles, suddenly playing in this semi-professional band kind of thing.
Paul McCartney
Man On The Run, Tom Doyle

Although Wings had planned to tour for another week, they decided to abandon the plan after this date.

Please note: we’re currently missing the venue of the Oxford University show. If you have any information please leave a comment below.

The Wings University Tour took place in the UK over eleven days in February 1972, and visited Nottingham (9 February), York (10), Hull (11), Newcastle upon Tyne (13), Lancaster (14), Leeds (16), Sheffield (17), Salford (18), Birmingham (21), Swansea (22), and Oxford (23).

Wings live at Swansea University
UK single release: Give Ireland Back To The Irish by Wings
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