Arles • Thursday, July 13, 1972

ConcertBy Wings • Part of the First leg of the Wings Over Europe Tour
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Country:
France
City:
Arles
Location:
Theatre Antique
Attendance:
3000

Some songs from this concert appear on:


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About

On this day, Wings performed the third show of the “Wings Over Europe” summer tour, in Arles, in the South of France.

The ticket cost was 20 French Francs. The show started at 9 pm.

No recordings of this concert are known to exist.

The next date of the tour was supposed to be in Lyon, on July 14, as per the tour’s initial schedule, but this date didn’t happen. Instead, they would travel to Paris for two performances on July 16.

From La Provence on Twitter
From Denny Laine and Paul McCartney from Wings perform live on stage at… Photo d’actualité – Getty Images – ARLES, FRANCE – JULY 13: Denny Laine (left) and Paul McCartney from Wings perform live on stage at The Theatre Antique in Arles, France on July 13 1972. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
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Wings perform live on stage at The Theatre Antique in Arles, France on July 13 1972 L-R Henry McCullough, Denny Laine, Paul McCartney. Credit: Gijsbert Hanekroot
Paul McCartney of Wings performs live on stage at The Theatre Antique on 13th July 1972 in Arles, France. He plays a Rickenbacker 4001S bass guitar. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
From Maccazine – On Thursday July 13, 1972 Wings performed at the Théatre Antique in Arles, France. About 3,000 people, mostly tourists, attended this show in a wonderful Roman amphitheatre. Remarkable is the incorrect spelling on the poster.
From Wings’ ‘Wild Life’ & ‘Red Rose Speedway’: Former Members Talk New Box Sets | Billboard – Billboard – Wings perform live on stage at The Theatre Antique in Arles, France on July, 13 1972. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns
From Wings perform live on stage at The Theatre Antique in Arles, France… Photo d’actualité – Getty Images – ARLES, FRANCE – JULY 13: Wings perform live on stage at The Theatre Antique in Arles, France on July 13 1972 L-R Denny Laine, Paul McCartney, Henry McCullough (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

Last updated on July 9, 2022

Theatre Antique

This was the 1st and only concert played at Theatre Antique.

Setlist for the concert


1.

Bip Bop

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


2.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


3.

Mumbo

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


4.

Henry's Blues

Written by Henry McCullough

Album Available on Arles'72



6.

1882

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


7.

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Written by Bill Monroe

Album Available on Arles'72


8.

The Mess

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


9.

Best Friend

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


10.

Soily

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


11.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


12.

I Would Only Smile

Written by Denny Laine

Album Available on Arles'72


13.

Seaside Woman

Written by Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72



15.


16.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72


17.


18.

Hi, Hi, Hi

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Arles'72



Going further


Wings Live - On tour in the 70s

This is the first detailed study of Paul McCartney's Wings on tour in the 1970s. It covers every single concert from the University Tour of 1972, ending with the abandoned tour of Japan in January 1980. A wide variety of primary sources have been consulted, including all available audio and video recordings; press reviews; fan recollections; newspaper reports and tour programmes.

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Dominique BENOIT 1 month ago

J’y étais !!! C’est la première fois que je voyais autant de matériel sur la scène du théâtre antique. Au début du concert Paul Mc Cartney était en salopette (un mec normal) et après l’entracte en costume de scène. Il y a cinquante ans et pour moi c’était hier. Inoubliable.



The PaulMcCartney Project 1 month ago

Merci beaucoup pour ces précisions ! Je ne comprenais pas pourquoi j'avais des photos de la même date avec des costumes de scène différents ! Un mystère s'éclaircit !


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