Live: Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

On August 14th 1966, The Beatles continued their final tour of the US with a show in Cleveland Ohio; playing to 20,00 fans at Cleveland Stadium. During a performance of Day Tripper an estimated 3,000 fans jumped over snow posts and invaded the baseball field in an attempt to reach the stage at second base. The Beatles were escorted backstage until order was restored. After a brief time the show resumed as normal. 

Tickets for the show cost between $3 and $5.50. 

"One of the wildest shows took place at the Municipal Stadium in Cleveland - where the crowd broke loose, crashed through a four-foot security fence and invaded the field during Day Tripper. Hopelessly outnumbered and overwhelmed, the local police simply gave up and stood back while hordes of fans took control of the stage and the 'secure' grassy area around it. The boys rushed off to their makeshift dressing room - a caravan/trailer parked behind the stage - and the concert was stopped for 30 minutes while private guards and police reinforcements restored order. At the end of that show roadie Mal Evans had to stop fans from stealing the boys' instruments from the stage as souvenirs." - Tony Barrow
 The Beatles holding a press conference at DC Stadium, Washington D.C., August 15th 1966.

The Beatles holding a press conference at DC Stadium, Washington D.C., August 15th 1966.

 Concert poster for The Beatles' concert at Cleveland Stadium, August 14th 1966.

Concert poster for The Beatles' concert at Cleveland Stadium, August 14th 1966.

SET LIST

  1. "Rock and Roll Music" 
  2. "She's a Woman" 
  3. "If I Needed Someone" 
  4. "Day Tripper" 
  5. "Baby's in Black" 
  6. "I Feel Fine" 
  7. "Yesterday" 
  8. "I Wanna Be Your Man" 
  9. "Nowhere Man" 
  10. "Paperback Writer" 
  11. "Long Tall Sally" 
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