Wings live: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Wings performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 20 August 1972.

It was the 22nd night of the Wings Over Europe Tour, which opened in Ollioules, France, on 9 July. They were Paul McCartney’s first European concerts since 1966.

Wings were Paul McCartney on vocals, guitar, and bass guitar; Linda McCartney on vocals and keyboards; Denny Laine on vocals, guitar, and bass guitar; Henry McCullough on guitar and vocals; and Denny Seiwell on drums.

The final five shows of the tour, including this one, were recorded by engineer Alan Parsons using The Rolling Stones’ 16-track mobile recording unit.

We filmed a few of the concerts, I think, just for archive purposes really. ‘We should film one of these; kind of thing. And The Rolling Stones had this mobile recording van – you know, there were a couple of outfits that could record you on the road. But we knew theirs was a good one so that came along to record a few of the dates. And I think we had the idea for Bruce McMouse around the same time too, maybe because the families were on the tour with us. It’s likely that we would say, ‘Let’s film them and if we do the animation thing we’re dreaming of, these can be the live performances in it’.
Paul McCartney, February 2018
Wings Over Europe book

The Concertgebouw was mentioned in Wings’ 1975 song ‘Rock Show’:

If there’s a rock show at the Concertgebouw
You’ve got long hair at the Madison Square
They’ve got rock and roll at the Hollywood Bowl
We’ll be there, oh yeah

Wings Over Europe tour bus, 1972

Concert setlist

Wings Over Europe Tour dates

Last updated: 8 January 2024
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