Wings live: Piazza San Marco, Venice

Wings performed at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, on 25 September 1976.

It was the 61st night of the 65-date Wings Over The World Tour, which ran from September 1975 to October 1976. This was a charity concert in aid of Unicef.

At the time there was concern that Venice was gradually sinking into the mud, so when one of Wings’ trucks made a crack in the square the TV cameras homed in on it. MPL’s Alan Crowder had more pressing problems to deal with: “The dressing room was at the back of the square, so the band walked through the audience to the stage. The carabinieri protected the stage, which was about six or eight feet high, until the show started – then they all joined the audience! Trevor [Jones, Wings road crew] and I just looked at each other as the two of us cleared people off the stage.
Club Sandwich, Spring 1986

Wings were Paul McCartney on vocals, guitar, bass guitar, and keyboards; Linda McCartney on vocals and keyboards; Denny Laine on vocals, guitar, and bass guitar; Jimmy McCulloch on guitar and vocals; and Joe English on drums, plus a horns and brass section consisting of Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard, and Thaddeus Richard.

Wings Over The World Tour poster (1975/6)

Concert setlist

Wings Over The World Tour dates

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