Chicago • Friday, August 12, 1966

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the Summer 1966 US tour7:30pm show
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International Amphitheatre
$136,000 for the two concerts

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On this day, The Beatles played the two first concerts of their 1966 US tour, in Chicago. The first one took place at 3 pm, and the second one at 7:30 pm. Each concert was seen by 13,000 people.

The support acts for the entire tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle, and The Ronettes.

The following day, they left Chicago for Detroit where they also played two concerts.

From Performance in Chicago – The Beatles History (
From Performance in Chicago – The Beatles History (
From The Beatles performon stage at Chicago International Amphitheatre,… Fotografía de noticias – Getty Images – (MANDATORY CREDIT Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) The Beatles performon stage at Chicago International Amphitheatre, August 12, 1966. (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images)
From “We’re More Popular Than Jesus!” – Fans Burn Beatles Records When John Lennon Compared the Beatles to Jesus in 1966 ~ Vintage Everyday – August 12th, 1966: The Beatles in Chicago at the International Amphitheater, first stop on their 1966 American tour, taking a bow on stage after their performance, which appears to have drawn a full house.
From Beatles Concert Tickets – Chicago 8/12/66 (

Last updated on September 8, 2023

International Amphitheatre

This was the 3rd concert played at International Amphitheatre.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 1964Sep 5th1966Aug 12thAug 12th

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Chuck Quint 3 years ago

They opened with Paperback Writer in the 3:00 show

The PaulMcCartney Project 3 years ago

Ah !! Thanks Chuck - the 3pm show is here and should be amended... Thanks !

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