Wings’ concert in Lyon doesn’t happen

Friday, July 14, 1972


On this day, according to the initial schedule of the “Wings Over Europe” summer tour, Wings was supposed to perform in Lyon, France. But the concert didn’t happen.

Lyon was on the original tour schedule attached, but the venue was never confirmed. Several other dates shifted, too. The Lyon concert was not cancelled due to poor sales, this is a long-running myth we bust in our upcoming book, The McCartney Legacy Volume 1: 1969-73.

From McCARTNEY LEGACY on Twitter, July 8, 2022
Initial tour schedule – From McCARTNEY LEGACY on Twitter, July 8, 2022

Strangely, this concert in Lyon would keep being mentioned on the official website, and in 2022, official merchandising celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Wings Over Europe” tour still mentioned it.

Official merchandising, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Wings Over Europe” tour, still mentioned the cancelled Lyon concert.

Last updated on August 2, 2023

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