The first concert in Dodger Stadium was the most historic the Beatles' penultimate performance in their final U.S. tour, a 14-city, 19-day trek. After the tour, the Beatles never performed live again in a formal concert setting. With the Dodgers playing in San Francisco, a crowd of more than 45,000 watched the Beatles perform on a stage that was set at second base. The band had to take drastic measures to escape their rabid fans. The group was cloaked in blankets, taken to an ambulance and, later, transferred to an armored vehicle.