The Beatles American Tours

The Beatles American Tours

Welcome to this section titled The Beatles' American Tours. This section contains information concerning the Beatles tours of the U.S. and Canada from 1964-1966. Information will be given concerning song lists (what The Beatles were playing on each tour), other groups and singers touring with them, as well as background of each venue The Beatles played. I hope you enjoy this informative section.

THE INVASION BEGINS!! (February 7-21, 1964)

This 2-week "tour" was the very first trip for the Beatles to America. After securing a total of three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and having the number one single (I Want To Hold Your Hand) and number one album (Meet The Beatles!), America was primed and ready for the Fab Four's invasion of America.

BEATLES FIRST AMERICAN TOUR (August 19 - September 20, 1964)

This was the first real Beatles concert tour of America. Consisting of 32 shows in 34 days, The Beatles wound up breaking attendance records as they appeared at major arenas throughout the U.S and Canada. On the bill with The Beatles was the Bill Black Combo, the Righteous Brothers (backed by The Exciters), and Jackie DeShannon. The Beatles song list for this 1964 tour:

(**-For some shows, The Beatles would open with I Saw Her Standing There, delete She Loves You, and close with Twist And Shout).

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