Live: International Amphitheatre, Chicago

On August 12th 1966 The Beatles kicked off their 14-date final tour with two shows at Chicago's International Amphitheatre. Throughout this final tour of North America they played a total of nineteen shows: 17 in the US and 2 in Canada. Although the band were still very popular in the US, the tour was plagued with backlash as a result of John Lennon's bigger than Jesus remarks earlier that year.

After their final commercial concert at Candlestick Park, the band would retreat into the studio and concentrate more on the progression of their music; there would be no more touring for the fab four.

13,000 fans watched The Beatles perform at the International Amphitheatre on this day, at 3:00pm and 07:30 pm. Admission to both shows was $5.75.

Set list

  1. "Rock and Roll Music" (John Lennon)
  2. "She's a Woman" (Paul McCartney)
  3. "If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison)
  4. "Day Tripper" (Lennon and McCartney)
  5. "Baby's in Black" (Lennon and McCartney)
  6. "I Feel Fine" (Lennon)
  7. "Yesterday" (McCartney)
  8. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)
  9. "Nowhere Man" (Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison)
  10. "Paperback Writer" (McCartney)
  11. "Long Tall Sally" (McCartney)
Ticket for the Beatles' performance at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, August 12th 1966.

Ticket for the Beatles' performance at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, August 12th 1966.