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Possible error with information on Wings gig in Lyon, France, 1972

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Last post 19/08/2020

Posted by Kestrel

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      Hi there,

      Regarding: https://www.paulmccartney.com/live/lyon-france.

      Am rather surprised to see this, especially with a set-list, as according to many sources, whilst this gig was scheduled to take place, it didn't actually happen.

      Perhaps someone can check and see if this was the planned set-list for a cancelled gig, or if there was some secret gig in Lyon, on Bastille Day in 1972, when everyone else thought it was cancelled and celebrated Fete Nationale, instead.

      Thanks in advance.

       

       

        Radio Jammor wrote:

         

        Am rather surprised to see this, especially with a set-list, as according to many sources, whilst this gig was scheduled to take place, it didn't actually happen.

        The gig didn't happen as it was cancelled in advance owing to poor ticket sales. 

        Had the concert taken place though,the set-list would have been right as it wasn't until the second part of the tour (the August dates) that Eat At Home was added to the set-list. 

          Kestrel wrote:

          The gig didn't happen as it was cancelled in advance owing to poor ticket sales. 

          Had the concert taken place though,the set-list would have been right as it wasn't until the second part of the tour (the August dates) that Eat At Home was added to the set-list. 

          Appreciate the confirmation, but unless you know otherwise, you'd read that and think that the gig took place and that set was played. There is nothing there that says, "This concert was cancelled - this didn't happen". 

          By the way, of all the sites/people that  said this gig didn't happen, none of them could say why. 

          When you take into consideration Bastille Day, it does make sense, but I'm curious to know how you know. 

            Radio Jammor wrote:

            When you take into consideration Bastille Day, it does make sense, but I'm curious to know how you know. 

            From the authors of Eight Arms To Hold You. They didn't explain how they sourced their info but clashing with Bastille Day obviously was a big influence on poor ticket sales.

            The guys who are responsable for the content of Paul's official site really need to check out the MPL Communications sanctioned 'Paul McCartney's Band On The Run Wingspan' book, as that had the most accurate list of what Wings concerts took place.