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 Post subject: BE BOP DELUXE TOUR DATES
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:20 am 
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I have been working on compiling a list of Be Bop Deluxe's tour dates. Below you can see which US tour dates I have unearthed so far. The list is not complete and there are a few dates shown which are yet to be confirmed, but it's coming on. I've still not found any of the dates Be Bop played with Heart, Sam Hagar and Pat Travers, but I know they're out there somewhere.

If anyone has any corrections or dates that I haven't shown, please let me know. Enjoy!

BE BOP DELUXE

DATE VENUE LINE-UP
FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
08 Mar 1976 Electric Ballroom, Atlanta GA USA Styx, Be Bop Deluxe
09 Mar 1976 Ford Auditorium, Detroit Be Bop Deluxe, Patti Smith, Sonic's Rendezvous Band
10 Mar 1976 Allentown, Penn Be Bop Deluxe Not Confirmed
11 Mar 1976 Higganum Music Hall, New Haven Barclay James Harvest, Be Bop Deluxe
12 Mar 1976 Scottish Rite Cathedral, Philadelphia Barclay James Harvest, Be Bop Deluxe, Crack The Sky
14 Mar 1976 The Civic Center , Charleston, WV E L O, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Be Bop Deluxe
?? Mar 1976 Music Hall. Omaha, Nebraska Be Bop Deluxe Not Confirmed
21 Mar 1976 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois, US Thin Lizzy, Be Bop Deluxe
23 Mar 1976 Ambassador Theatre, St Louis Missouri Barclay James Harvest, Be Bop Deluxe
27 Mar 1976 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, TX Joe Cocker, REO Speedwagon, Be Bop Deluxe
?? Mar 1976 Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OH Johnny Winter, Be Bop Deluxe
01 Apr 1976 Pine Gardens, Vancouver, BC Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe BBD Not Confirmed
02 Apr 1976 Gold Creek Dome, Seattle, Washington Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe BBD Not Confirmed
03 Apr 1976 Paramount Theatre, Portland Oregon Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe BBD Not Confirmed
06 Apr 1976 Warner Theatre, Fresno, CA Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe BBD Not Confirmed
07 Apr 1976 Civic Theatre San Diego Golden Earring, Slade, Be-Bop Deluxe
08 Apr 1976 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe BBD Not Confirmed
09 Apr 1976 Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica CA Golden Earring, Be-Bop Deluxe
10 Apr 1976 Winterland -- San Francisco, CA Golden Earring, Slade, Be Bop Deluxe
15 Apr 1976 Oriental Theatre Milwaukee, WI Starcastle, Be Bop Deluxe,
21 Apr 1976 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL Thin Lizzy, Be Bop Deluxe
22 Apr 1976 New Century Theatre, Buffalo, NY Renaissance, Be Bop Deluxe, (Patti Smith?)
23 Apr 1976 Leroy Theatre, Pawtucket The Tubes, Be Bop Deluxe
24 Apr 1976 Calderone Theatre, Hempstead, The Tubes, Be Bop Deluxe
25 Apr 1976 Beacon Theatre, NYC The Tubes, Be Bop Deluxe

SECOND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
09 Oct 1976 Hammond Civic Centre, Hammond IN Kansas, Be Bop Deluxe, Earl Slick
10 Oct 1976 Randhurst Ice Arena, Arlington Heights, IL, Kansas, Earl Slick, Be Bop Deluxe
12 Oct 1976 Dane County Memorial, Madison, WI Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
14 Oct 1976 Erie County Field House Erie Pennsylvania Blue Oyster Cult, KGB, Be Bop Deluxe
16 Oct 1976 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS Head East, Be Bop Deluxe, Paris
20 Oct 1976 Capital Centre Largo, Landover, Maryland Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pure Prairie League, Be-Bop Deluxe
22 Oct 1976 Music Hall, Boston, Mass Lynyrd Skynyrd, Be Bop Deluxe
23 Oct 1976 Palladium NYC Lynyrd Skynyrd, Be Bop Deluxe
24 Oct 1976 Palladium NYC Lynyrd Skynyrd, Be Bop Deluxe
TWO WEEK BREAK IN TOUR
10 Nov 1976 Albuquerque, New Mexico Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe (Nugent not confirmed)
12 Nov 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Be Bop Deluxe
13 Nov 1976 The Forum, Inglewood, CA Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, Angel
14 Nov 1976 Robertson Gymnasium, Univ of California, Santa Barbara Be Bop Deluxe
17 Nov 1976 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA Rory Gallagher, Be Bop Deluxe Not confirmed
18 Nov 1976 Portland, Ohio Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe Nugent not confirmed
19 Nov 1976 The Spokane Coliseum, Washington Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe, Rex
20 Nov 1976 Seattle, Washington Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe (Nugent not confirmed)
23 Nov 1976 Eugene, Oregon Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe Not confirmed
24 Nov 1976 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Ted Nugent, Rush, Be Bop Deluxe
26 Nov 1976 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Ted Nugent, Rush, Be-Bop Deluxe
27 Nov 1976 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Ted Nugent, Rush, Be Bop Deluxe
28 Nov 1976 Fresno, California Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe Not confirmed
30 Nov 1976 Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thin Lizzy, Be Bop Deluxe, Graham Parker Cancelled
01 Dec 1976 Detroit, Michigan Be Bop Deluxe
03 Dec 1976 Chicago, Illinois Be Bop Deluxe
04 Dec 1976 Richfield Coliseum, Ohio Foghat, Be Bop Deluxe, Climax Blues Band
06 Dec 1976 Calderone Theatre, Hempstead Rory Gallagher, Be-Bop Deluxe, Wiggy Bits
12 Dec 1976 Yankee Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Crack The Sky, Climax Blues Band, Be Bop Deluxe,
Point Blank, Mother’s Finest
?? 1976 Washoe County Fairgrounds, Reno, NV Ted Nugent, Be Bop Deluxe (Not confirmed)

THIRD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
10 Sep 1977 Winterland San Francisco, CA, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Yesterday & Today
11 Sep 1977 Warnors Theatre Fresno, CA, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
14 Sep 1977 Civic Auditorium Santa Monica, CA, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
15 Sep 1977 Civic Auditorium Santa Monica, CA, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
16 Sep 1977 Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, AZ, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
18 Sep 1977 Ritz Music Hall Corpus Christi, TX Be Bop Deluxe, Heyoka
25 Sep 1977 Gusman Hall, Miami, FLA Be Bop Deluxe, The Dictators
?? Sep 1977 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville Be Bop Deluxe, The Dictators
28 Sep 1977 Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI Be Bop Deluxe
29 Sep 1977 Music Hall, Cleveland, OH Cheap Trick, Be Bop Deluxe, Jay Ferguson
30 Sep 1977 Hulman Center, Terre Haute, IN REO Speedwagon, Be Bop Deluxe
01 Oct 1977 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL REO Speedwagon, Be Bop Deluxe, Cheap Trick
02 Oct 1977 State Theatre, St Paul, MN Cheap Trick, Be Bop Deluxe
04 Oct 1977 Indiana State Fairgrounds Pepsi Coliseum Robin Trower, Be Bop Deluxe, Ram Jam
06 Oct 1977 New Century Theatre, Buffalo, NY Be Bop Deluxe, Cheap Trick, Rex
07 Oct 1976 Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe BBD did not play.
Oct 08, 1977 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Styx, Be Bop Deluxe, The Dictators
09 Oct 1977 Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
13 Oct 1977 Palace Theatre, Waterbury , CT Be Bop Deluxe
14 Oct 1977 Orpheum, Boston Iggy Pop, Be Bop Deluxe
15 Oct 1977 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PEN Robin Trower, Be Bop Deluxe, Crawler
19 Oct 1977 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY Be Bop Deluxe, City Boy, Nektar
22 Oct 1977 Seneca College, Fieldhouse, Toronto, Can Be Bop Deluxe, City Boy
26 Oct 1977 The Palladium, New York, NY Be Bop Deluxe, Styx, City Boy
?? 1977 Conv Ctr Theatre Dallas, TX Be Bop Deluxe, Ultra
?? 1977 City Auditorium Beaumont, TX Rare Earth, Be Bop Deluxe

FOURTH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
05 Mar 1978 Palace, Albany NY Be Bop Deluxe, Starz
16 Mar 1978 Coliseum, New Haven, CT Styx, Be Bop Deluxe
17 Mar 1978 War Memorial, Syracuse, NY Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
18 Mar 1978 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
19 Mar 1978 Springfield Civic Centre, Springfield, MA Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
22 Mar 1978 Erie County Fieldhouse Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, Crack The Sky
23 Mar 1978 Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, Crack The Sky
24 Mar 1978 Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, The Godz
25 Mar 1978 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam
26 Mar 1978 Civic Center, Wheeling, West Virginia Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam
27 Mar 1978 Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam
30 Mar 1978 Music Hall, Boston, Mass Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
31 Mar 1978 Music Hall, Boston, Mass Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
01 Apr 1978 The Palladium, New York, NY Be Bop Deluxe, Wet Willie
02 Apr 1978 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ Be Bop Deluxe, Crack The Sky
07 Apr 1978 Calderone Concert Hall, Hempsted Be Bop Deluxe, Starz
09 Apr 1978 Leroy Theatre, Pawtucket, RI Be Bop Deluxe
11 Apr 1978 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam
12 Apr 1978 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam
13 Apr 1978 USCD, San Diego, CA Be-Bop Deluxe
14 Apr 1978 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA Be-Bop Deluxe, Horslips
15 Apr 1978 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam, Horslips
16 Apr 1978 San Jose Conv (CC) Centre Be Bop Deluxe, The Jam, Horslips
17 Apr 1978 County Arena, Ft Myers, Florida Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
19 Apr 1978 Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe (BBD did not play)
20 Apr 1978 Civic Centre, Dothan, Alabama Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
21 Apr 1978 Civic Centre, Lakeland, Florida Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
22 Apr 1978 Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL Blue Oyster Cult, Be Bop Deluxe
25 Apr 1978 Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana Be Bop Deluxe
27 Apr 1978 Vet. Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa Alice Cooper, Be Bop Deluxe BBD not confirmed
28 Apr 1978 Civic Centre, St. Paul, Minnesota Alice Cooper, Be Bop Deluxe
29 Apr 1978 New Field House, Fargo, Maine Alice Cooper, Be Bop Deluxe BBD not confirmed
03 May 1978 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, ON, Canada Nazareth, Be Bop Deluxe


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:26 am 
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BeBop Deluxe with Y&T and Tom Petty? :|

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Excellent work, very well done.

:D :D :D :D :D

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April 30th 1978. Big Rapids, Michigan. Starr Auditorium. Opening Band. 'Missouri'.
Still have the ticket :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:24 am 
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Radium Girl wrote:
BeBop Deluxe with Y&T and Tom Petty?


Yes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers opened for us...I seem to recall uploading a photo' to my diary, (or a video,) as evidence of this. Somewhere amongst my endless boxes of memorabilia, I have tour itineries which document the American tours from the 1970s, including which hotels we were booked into, promo interviews, etc.. (I vividly remember The Peach Tree Plaza being the first USA hotel we stayed in at our first Atlanta show.)

However, digging out these ancient itineries and itemising every show and their details is something I don't really have the time, (or inclination,) for but it may be something that I can delegate to someone else when I finally get around to writing that particular chapter of my autobiography. :wink: :)


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Impresive Keef ! You missed at least one concert I know of In Austin Texas 1978. Dont remember dates but it was cold out and I think it was at the Municipal Auditorium of the Armadillo. Memory fades... :? Maybe on of our Austin regulars on the forum has better memory.

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I'm equally impressed Keef. I know someone who saw Be Bop Deluxe open for Wishbone Ash, but I have no idea where. One of my classmates had seen them open up for REO Speedwagon; my best guess would be Terre Haute, IN since that was closest to home.


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I went to only one of those shows.

I see Be Bop did a lot of touring with Blue Oyster Cult. I wonder what Bill thought of their music?


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GettingOnTheBeam wrote:
I see Be Bop did a lot of touring with Blue Oyster Cult. I wonder what Bill thought of their music?


Oh, I got myself in trouble with them! I think I've told this story before but here it is again:

On one of the shows we did with them, our equipment hadn't arrived due to our truck coming off the road somewhere on route, so we couldn't play. It was at a big stadium type venue and the promoter said to me that there were lots of Be Bop Deluxe fans in the audience and would I go out on stage and explain the situation to the vast crowd. So I walked to the centre of the huge stage in my street clothes and explained that we couldn't perform due to an accident with our truck. (I actually have a photo' of me doing this.) I was so nervous and to try and make light of the situation I said to the audience that our only alternative would be to teach the Cult how to play a couple of our songs, but jokingly adding that I hadn't got six months of my time to spare! :shock: :lol:

Of course, the Cult's crew heard my comment and ran backstage to tell their masters of this young English upstart's insinuation that Be Bop's music might prove more than a little difficult for them to play. Apparently, they were less than pleased. The result was that for the rest of the tour we were cold-shouldered, given short-shrift at soundchecks, half-power on the pa system, poor monitoring, etc. My wrists were well and truly slapped... :oops:

Of course, nowadays I wouldn't be so ungracious but I was less mature back then and musically quite 'cocky'...I suppose this, combined with the stress/nervousness of the situation, brought out the more wicked side of my sense of humour. Unfortunately BOC didn't seem to have much humour to spare. :lol:


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I said to the audience that our only alternative would be to teach the Cult how to play a couple of our songs, but jokingly adding that I hadn't got six months of my time to spare! :shock: :lol:



William Nelson! :shock:

You should be ashamed of yourself :lol: :wink:

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