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compiled by Tom Brennan
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Badfinger concerts
1970
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

Badfinger as a touring unit with Joey Molland started officially on December 27, 1969. Over this period of U.K & European dates, the group performed mostly material from "Magic Christian Music", but also covered songs by The Band and Delaney & Bonnie to compensate for the shortage of studio material with Joey Molland. BBC recordings of this period portray them to be remarkably tight, with more focus on reproducing recorded performances. In later years, they became looser and more jam-oriented onstage.

1970 promo photos

Songs known to have been played during this period:

Carry On Till Tomorrow
Come And Get It
Crimson Ship
Midnight Sun
Rock Of All Ages
Someday [sung by Joey & Tom]
Up On Cripple Creek [sung by Joey]

U.K. Tour #1 (promoting MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC):
tour manager: Bill Collins
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell


Badfinger at the Cavern Club, February 5, 1970
Badfinger at the Cavern Club, February 5, 1970


January 9, 1970 (Friday)
The Grand Hall
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, U.K.


January 10, 1970 (Saturday)
Glasgow University Union Club
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

[concert memories]


January 12, 1970 (Monday)
Park Hotel
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.


January 17, 1970 (Saturday)
Baths Ballroom
Scunthorpe, England, U.K.

[NME article, January 16, 1970]
thanks to Keith James
[January 17, 1970 article from Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph]
thanks to Keith James
[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

two 30-minute performances
with Dear Mr. Time


January 26, 1970 (Monday)
The Belfry
Sutton Coalfield, England, U.K.


January 31, 1970 (Saturday)
Starlight Room, Gliderdrome
Boston, England, U.K.

[concert ad, Record Mirror]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert ad, NME]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James
[Fabulous 208 issue dated February 7 featuring Joey, photos from this concert]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Midnight Express; Ricky Tee


February 1, 1970 (Sunday)
Silver Blades Rink
Bradford, England, U.K.


February 1, 1970 (Sunday)
Lafayette Club
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.


February 2, 1970 (Monday)
Quaintways Café
Chester, England, U.K.


with Principals; Fairground


February 3, 1970 (Tuesday)
Rebecca's Club
Birmingham, England, U.K.

[Feb. 1 concert ad from The Birmingham Evening Mail] thanks to John Gallagher
[Feb. 2 concert ad from The Birmingham Evening Mail] thanks to John Gallagher


February 5, 1970 (Thursday)
Cavern Club
Liverpool, England, U.K.

[NME announcement]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[b&w concert stage (front) photo]
thanks to SABA
[March 7, 1970 NME article]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[March 7, 1970 NME photos]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Klubs; Robbie Rave & Gray Donna


February 7, 1970 (Saturday)
Carousel Ballroom
Belfast, Ireland, U.K.

[b&w concert stage photo]
thanks to SABA
[
Badfinger next to a statue: alternate promo shot used for U.S. Tour #1, taken on this date] thanks to NME files


February 8, 1970 (Sunday)
The Count Down Club
Dublin, Ireland, U.K.

[
b&w concert stage photo] thanks to SABA

concert was recorded by Bill Collins

Ian "Fergie" Ferguson (Badfinger roadie): "A company in Britain called Orange Amplifiers had given the band some equipment. Everything they made was bright orange. They wanted to use the promotion, 'Apple powered by Orange.' So, we decided to try using their stuff. We had this big line-up of orange amps and orange microphones going across stage. Now, in Ireland, the color orange is strictly a Protestant color. Catholics won't wear it. Their color is green. So, this crowd was making all sorts of angry comments. We were lucky to get out of there alive!"*
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 78

*
Note: according to Bill Collins' diary, Badfinger were using Orange PA columns, but not the amps, at this gig, and the previous one.


February 10, 1970 (Tuesday)
Cardiff University
Cardiff, South Wales, U.K.

with The Rainbow People


February 11, 1970 (Wednesday)
The Electric Garden
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

[concert ad - Glasgow Evening Times (Feb. 9)]
[article - Glasgow Evening Times (Feb. 11)]

with Tear Gas


February 12, 1970 (Thursday)
Salutation Hall
Perth, Scotland, U.K.


February 13, 1970 (Friday)
Community Hall
Bonnyrigg, Scotland, U.K.


February 13, 1970 (Friday)
Frisco's Club
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.


February 14, 1970 (Saturday)
Olympia Ballroom
East Kilbride, Scotland, U.K.

[concert ad - Glasgow Evening Times (Feb. 11)]

with Tear Gas


February 14, 1970 (Saturday)
The Community Centre
Auchinlick, Scotland, U.K.

[NME article about upcoming Gene Pitney tour]
thanks to Dan Matovina


February 15, 1970 (Sunday)
Kinema Ballroom thanks to Ghoulz
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, U.K.
thanks to Ghoulz

Visit www.kinemagigz.com for a complete chronological history of The Kinema Ballroom



February 18, 1970 (Wednesday)
Richmond Club
Manchester, England, U.K.

[photo of Badfinger at the Richmond Club]


February 19, 1970 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
Gala Hall
West Bromwich, England, U.K.

[
concert ad] thanks to Keith James

with Phineaus Judd


February 21, 1970 (Saturday)
Royal Links Pavilion
Cromer, England, U.K.


February 26, 1970 (Thursday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad | concert ad, Feb. 21]
thanks to Keith James

with Angelique; Quicksand


February 27, 1970 (Friday)
Up The Junction Club
Crewe, England, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with Staffords


February 28, 1970 (Saturday)
Dreamland Ballroom
Margate, England, U.K.


March 1, 1970 (Sunday)
Lyndon Sporting Club
Bournemouth, England, U.K.


March 6, 1970 (Friday)
unknown venue
Aviemore, Scotland


U.K. Tour #2 (supporting Gene Pitney):
tour manager: Bill Collins
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell

Badfinger performing "Carry On Till Tomorrow" (photo by Shepard Sherbell, courtesy of SABA)
Badfinger at Finsbury Park, Astoria, March 20, 1970


The acts on this tour were scheduled to play in the following order, but it was subject to change on any given date:
Satisfaction
Johnny Hackett
Badfinger
Johnny Hackett
Clodagh Rodgers
intermission
Gene Pitney

March/April 1970 Gene Pitney tour book cover thanks to Paul Nyman
Gene Pitney 1970 programme cover
Badfinger biography from Pitney tour programme
Mike Gibbins, Pete Ham, Clodagh Rodgers, Gene Pitney, Tom Evans, Joey Molland (from NME)
thanks to Dan Matovina
alternate of above photo (Spring 1970)
thanks to Dan Matovina


March 20, 1970 (Friday)
Finsbury Park
Astoria, London, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett

[performing "Carry On Till Tomorrow"]
thanks to SABA


March 21, 1970 (Saturday)
Empire Theatre
Liverpool, England, U.K.

[ticket stub]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 22, 1970 (Sunday)
Birmingham Theatre
Birmingham, England, U.K.

[tour bus photo: Fergie, Tom (front); Nicky, Pete (back)]
thanks to SABA

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 24, 1970 (Tuesday)
Gaumont Cinema thanks to Tony Wilkinson
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.

[concert memories]

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 25, 1970 (Wednesday)
Odeon Theatre
Doncaster, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 26, 1970 (Thursday)
City Hall
Newcastle, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 27, 1970 (Friday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Hull, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 28, 1970 (Saturday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Blackpool, England, U.K.

2 performances
with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 29, 1970 (Sunday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Blackpool, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


March 30, 1970 (Monday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Blackpool, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 1, 1970 (Wednesday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Gloucester, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 2, 1970 (Thursday)
Colston Hall
Bristol, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 3, 1970 (Friday)
Capitol Cinema
Cardiff, South Wales, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 4, 1970 (Saturday)
City Hall
Sheffield, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 5, 1970 (Sunday)
Coventry Theatre
Coventry, England, U.K.

[Gene Pitney and Badfinger handbill]
from eBay auction

Bill Collins taped the concert
with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 7, 1970 (Tuesday)
unknown venue
Cambridge, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 8, 1970 (Wednesday)
Guild Hall
Portsmouth, England, U.K.

[Gene Pitney and Badfinger poster (original measures 20" x 30")]
from eBay auction

2 performances
with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 9, 1970 (Thursday)
Granada Sutton
Surrey, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 10, 1970 (Friday)
Granada Theatre
East Ham, London, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Clodagh Rodgers; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett; Marmalade


April 11, 1970 (Saturday)
Odeon Theatre
Lewisham, London, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Rainbow People; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett; Marmalade


April 12, 1970 (Sunday)
Winter Gardens Theatre
Bournemouth, England, U.K.

[flyer/booking form]

2 performances
supporting Gene Pitney; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 14, 1970 (Tuesday)
Gaumont Theatre
Ipswich, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Pickettywich; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 15, 1970 (Wednesday)
A.B.C. Cinema
Northampton, England, U.K.

supporting Gene Pitney; Pickettywich; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 16, 1970 (Thursday)
Granada Theatre
Shrewsbury, England, U.K.

with Gene Pitney; Pickettywich; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 17, 1970 (Friday)
Odeon Theatre
Bolton, England, U.K.

supporting Gene Pitney; Pickettywich; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett


April 18, 1970 (Saturday)
Odeon Theatre
Darby, England, U.K.

supporting Gene Pitney; Pickettywich; Satisfaction; Johnny Hackett (last day of Gene Pitney tour)


Capitol Records Convention:

June 8, 1970 (Monday)
International Honolulu Convention Center thanks to Paul Nyman
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Ian "Fergie" Ferguson (Badfinger roadie): "The day had started out overcast and no one though they would get sunburned. But when it came time to play, Tom and Joey's shoulders were so burnt that they couldn't even put their guitar straps on. They played the whole set sitting down!"
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 91-92

with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & The Holding Company


U.K. Tour #3 (U.K and Europe):

tour manager: Bill Collins
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell

June 20, 1970 (Saturday)
Sports Stadium
Frankfurt, Germany

with Jackie Lomax; Family; The Byrds


June 24, 1970 (Wednesday)
Devalance Hall
Tenby, South Wales, U.K.


June 26, 1970 (Friday)
unknown venue
Oxford, England, U.K.


June 30, 1970 (Tuesday)
400 Ballroom
Torquay, England, U.K.


July 1, 1970 (Wednesday)
Headlands Pavilion
Bude, Cornwall, England, U.K.


July 2, 1970 (Thursday)
Blue Lagoon
Newquay, Cornwall, England, U.K.


July 3, 1970 (Friday)
Queens Ballroom
Barnstaple, North Devon, England, U.K.
thanks to Keith James


July 10, 1970 (Friday)
Rutherford College
Canterbury, England, U.K.


July 11, 1970 (Saturday)
Dreamland
Margate, England, U.K.


July 30, 1970 (Thursday)
Heron Club, RNAS Station
Yeovilton, Somerset, England, U.K.


July 31, 1970 (Friday)
Club Camelot
Taunton, Somerset, England, U.K.


August 1, 1970 (Saturday)
Club Camelot
Taunton, Somerset, England, U.K.


August 7, 1970 (Friday)
Park Hall Ballroom
Wormelow, Hereford, England, U.K.


[concert ad from Hereford Times] thanks to John Gallagher


August 7, 1970 (Friday)
*CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 8, 1970 (Saturday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 9, 1970 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 10, 1970 (Monday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 11, 1970 (Tuesday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 12, 1970 (Wednesday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 13, 1970 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 14, 1970 (Friday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 15, 1970 (Saturday)
Groningen Festival
Groningen, Holland



August 15, 1970 (Saturday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 16, 1970 (Sunday)
*CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 17, 1970 (Monday) *CANCELLED*
Piper Club
Rome, Italy

[tour ad] thanks to Dan Matovina



August 22, 1970 (Saturday)
Bilzen Jazz Festival
Bilzen, Belgium


[
poster] thanks to Dirk Houbrechts and Dan Matovina
[
sticker] thanks to Dirk Houbrechts
[black & white photos: full band | Pete & Mike] photos by jHdg, thanks to Philippe Colinge

with Cat Stevens; Screaming Lord Sutch (Aug. 22);
August 21-23: Djengis Khan; Burnin' Plague; The Dream; Bismark; Wild Angels; Black Sabbath; Arthur Conley; The Kinks; Kate's Kennel Kate; Amazing Mistery; Doctor Down Trip; May Blitz; Johny Dover Big Band; Kleptomania; Humblebums; Eddy Boyd; Baba Robert Quintet; Willy Roggeman; Jan Wroblinski; Kevin Ayers & The Whole World; Janos Gonda; Rare Bird; Gunter Hampel Group; Annie Ross; Dizzy Gillespie; Freddie Hubbard




Badfinger concerts
Fall 1970

After landing in Chicago on September 23, 1970, Badfinger performed their 1st U.S concert in Grand Forks, North Dakota on September 25th. The band traveled to the gigs in a refurbished old bus and had to bring their own P.A. system. The agency booking their tour was reluctant to invest much money on an unproven act.

The concert set list focused on songs from their brand new LP, "No Dice", which wasn't even released until 6 weeks into the tour. When a piano wasn't available, the set list had to be modified and/or shortened. This meant losing their big hit, "Come And Get It". By the end of the tour, the group had stopped playing the song altogether because of the constant comparisons to The Beatles. They were trying to focus their energies on establishing their own musical identity.

Cover versions that were played on this tour were: Steve Miller's "My Dark Hour", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven", Dave Mason's "Feelin' Alright" and a medley of Little Richard tunes. Another interesting item played early in the tour was an excerpt of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want", which was performed as part of the Tom Evans song "Believe Me". Also significant on this tour was the introduction of Joey Molland's new composition "Suitcase" (featuring some amazing slide guitar playing from Pete Ham), which wouldn't even be recorded until after the end of the tour.

1970 promo photos

Songs known to have been played on this tour:

Believe Me
Better Days
Blodwyn
Come And Get It
Crimson Ship
Feelin' Alright [sung by Tom, with Joey & Pete]
I Can't Take It
I Don't Mind
Johnny B. Goode [sung by Joey, with Tom]
Love Me Do
Lucille [sung by Pete & Tom]
Midnight Sun
My Dark Hour [sung by Tom, with Joey & Pete]
No Matter What
Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally [sung by Joey & Tom]
Roll Over Beethoven [sung by Joey, with improvisations by Tom]
Suitcase
We're For The Dark

U.S. Tour #1 (promoting NO DICE)
tour manager: Peter Apo
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell


Badfinger at Unganos, November 24, 1970 (photo by Wayne Christian Treiber)
Badfinger at Unganos, November 24, 1970


September 25, 1970 (Friday)
Fieldhouse, University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.A.

[concert review from The Dakota Student newspaper, September 29, 1970] thanks to Paul Nyman

Believe Me [including: You Can't Always Get What You Want]
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up-Long Tall Sally

(set list incomplete)

with Bandanna, Denny Brooks
an audience of about 600-700 people attended


September 26, 1970 (Saturday)
Pershing Auditorium
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
thanks to Rich Brown


September 27, 1970 (Sunday)
Bohler Gym, Washington State
Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.


September 28, 1970 (Monday)
Field House, Eastern Washington State College (now Eastern Washington University) - thanks to Steve Rostkoski
Cheney, Washington, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[photos from Eastern Washington State College yearbook]
thanks to Dan Matovina


September 29, 1970 (Tuesday)
gym, Central Oregon College
Bend, Oregon, U.S.A.


September 30, 1970 (Wednesday)
East Montana College
Billings, Montana, U.S.A.

500 seat theater


October 1, 1970 (Thursday)
Civic Auditorium, Valley City State
Valley City, South Dakota, U.S.A.


October 2, 1970 (Friday)
Douwstra Auditorium, Central College
Pella, Iowa, U.S.A.

[September 18, 1970 newspaper ad from "The Ray" (student publication)]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[September 25, 1970 newspaper ad from "The Ray" (student publication)]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[newspaper review from "The Ray" (student publication)]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Fred Smoot (comedian)


October 5, 1970 (Monday)
Armory, South Dakota School of Mines
Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.


October 7, 1970 (Wednesday)
Dorman Gym, Upper Iowa College
Fayette, Iowa, U.S.A.


October 8, 1970 (Thursday)
Drury Field House, Drury University - thanks to Gary Baker
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.


October 9, 1970 (Friday)
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.A.


October 11, 1970 (Sunday)
gym, Sauk Valley College
Dixon, Illinois, U.S.A.

[September 29, 1970 concert ad]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[color photos and memories from Tom's Aunt Grace]
thanks to Dan Matovina

Badfinger was paid $2000
Tom's Aunt Grace and 4 cousins in attendance


October 14, 1970 (Wednesday)
Field House, Bemidji State College
Bemidja, Minnesota, U.S.A.

[concert ad from "Northern Student" school newspaper]
thanks to Paul Nyman


October 15, 1970 (Thursday)
gym, University of Minnesota
Morris, Minnesota, U.S.A.


October 16, 1970 (Friday)
gym, St. Thomas College
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

[picture of Pete Ham reading a newspaper backstage, from a Minneapolis fan magazine]
thanks to Scott Smith and Dan Matovina
[11x17 concert poster, "In Concert...Apple Recording Stars"]
thanks to Dan Matovina


October 17, 1970 (Saturday)
Student Center Ballroom (The Lory Student Center), Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.

[ad from The Rocky Mountain Collegian]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Les Peterson
[concert review with photo from The Rocky Mountain Collegian]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Les Peterson
[photo from CSU Yearbook]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Les Peterson
[ticket stub]
thanks to Dan Matovina


We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
No Matter What
Come And Get It
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
Johnny B. Goode
(set list incomplete and not necessarilty in this order)

approx. 90 minute set
with George Stevens (comedian)
an audience of about 600 people attended


October 18, 1970 (Sunday)
Palchy Hall, Adams State College
Alamosa, Colorado, U.S.A.

with The Happenings; Exodus


October 20, 1970 (Tuesday)
Raley Chapel, Oklahoma Baptist University - thanks to Paul Nyman
Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.A.


October 22, 1970 (Thursday)
Fine Arts Auditorium, Texas Wesleyan College
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

[feature in "The Rambler", October 21, 1970]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[ticket stub]
[concert review from "The Rambler"]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Dan Matovina
[TXWECO 1971 Yearbook photos of concert]
thanks to Paul Nyman

[audience tape]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Drew Caldwell
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
Believe Me [including: You Can't Always Get What You Want]
I Don't Mind
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Crimson Ship
Come And Get It
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

with George Stevens (comedian)


October 23, 1970 (Friday)
gym, North Dakota State
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A.

with Denny Brooks


October 24, 1970 (Saturday)
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[concert memories]


October 25, 1970 (Sunday)
cafeteria, Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.

[concert memories]


October 29, 1970 (Thursday)
Nelson Auditorium, Mississippi College
Clinton, Mississippi, U.S.A.

[article from The Collegian, Mississippi College, October 23, 1970]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[review from The Collegian, Mississippi College, November 13, 1970]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert memories]

with Denny Brooks (George Stevens didn't appear)


October 30, 1970 (Friday)
Wilson Hall, James Madison College
Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A. -
thanks to Debbie Harrison


October 31, 1970 (Saturday)
gym, Shepherd College
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, U.S.A. -
thanks to Debbie Harrison


November 3, 1970 (Tuesday)
gym, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

[concert memories] thanks to Taylor Dickson

audience of approximately 20-30 people

Nicky Bell (roadie): "That was badly advertised... but one of the people there was Duane Allman. He spent the whole night staring at Pete. After the show, he introduced himself and came back to our hotel to jam on acoustic guitars."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 105


November 4, 1970 (Wednesday)
unknown venue
Jacksonville, Alabama, U.S.A.

2 performances


November 6, 1970 (Friday)
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Nicky Bell (roadie): "Tommy wasn't around for the soundcheck. He's taken a load of downers, I think half an acid trip, and drank a bottle of whiskey. He was back at the hotel unconscious. I had to carry him from his room to the gig. When I got there, I strapped the bass guitar around his neck and slung him onstage. He ended up with his head in the bass drum! He played most of the set lying down."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 107


November 7, 1970 (Saturday)
Gymnasium, University of Maine thanks to Joe Maloney
Portland, Maine, U.S.A.

[audience tape, reel-to-reel source]
thanks to Joe Maloney
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
I Don't Mind
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Come And Get It
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

with Black Sabbath; Mungo Jerry


November 9, 1970 (Monday)
Campus Ballroom, SUNY Geneseo thanks to Don Loy
Geneseo, New York, U.S.A. thanks to Don Loy

[concert memories]

[yearbook photos: Tom and Mike; Pete on piano; Joey & Tom]
thanks to Don Loy


[New Orleans postcard from Bill Collins to Alf at The Cavern, postmarked on November 10, 1970 from Rochester, NY]


November 10, 1970 (Tuesday)
Depew High School
Depew, New York, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[yearbook photos 1; yearbook photos 2]
thanks to Paul Nyman; thanks to Gene Mosher for identifying trombone player

Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Come And Get It
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
No Matter What
Johnny B. Goode
No Matter What
(set list incomplete and order unknown)

with Hobbit


November 12, 1970 (Thursday)
The Bull N' Heifer
Horseheads, New York, U.S.A.

[Bull N' Heifer Badfinger poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman


November 13, 1970 (Friday)
Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium
Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.

[ticket stub]
from the scrapbook of Judy Weisek (Henniger High School in Syracuse NY), from the collection of Paul Nyman
[newspaper review of concert]
from the scrapbook of Judy Weisek (Henniger High School in Syracuse NY), from the collection of Paul Nyman

I Don't Mind
No Matter What
Come And Get It
set list incomplete

with The Rascals; The Buoys; Brownsville Station


November 14, 1970 (Saturday)
The WareHouse
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

[color photo of Pete Ham at the piano]

with Butch


[end of 1st U.S. Tour itinerary from ATI]
thanks to Dan Matovina


November 20, 1970 (Friday)
Magical Mystery Tour Coliseum
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.

2 performances


November 21, 1970 (Saturday)
War Memorial Auditorium
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.A.

[ticket stub]
[concert memories]

2 performances
with The Grass Roots; Mike Nesmith; Paul Revere & The Raiders; Tony Orlando & Dawn


November 24, 1970 (Tuesday)
Ungano's Club
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

[party invitation letter from Apple]
[concert ad from the Village Voice, November 19]
[Joey & Tom; Mike]
b&w photos by Kevin Spleid/Louis Gandiosi/Neal Preston
[dressing room | onstage-Pete on SG | "We're For The Dark" side view | "We're For The Dark" front-stage right]
thanks to Wayne Christian Treiber
[December 5, 1970 concert review from Billboard]
thanks to Dan Matovina

set 2:

[soundboard tape]
thanks to Christian Treiber and Dan Matovina
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

Note: The first tape reel of this set has been lost.
Dating of these Soundboard tapes has still not been verified.

2 performances

Tom: "We were sitting in the dressing room when George and Patti Harrison walked in. George asked us whether we'd like him to introduce us onstage. Everybody was sitting around at their tables looking blase, and when George walked out, it blew them away."
Janis Schacht (Circus magazine): "Tom, Joey, Pete and Mike disappeared backstage to prepare for their set, and no sooner had they gone than a hush filled the room. Then the whispering started at the door. 'Harrison... it's George Harrison. Hey, someone just said George Harrison's walked in.' ...all the blase reporters surged forward to shake his hand, to gawk, to get his picture, to get into other people's pictures. The quiet was suddenly transformed to an almost carnival atmosphere."
Wayne Christian Treiber (photographer): "Everybody was making a big fuss about George and he said, 'This is the boys' night to shine. All questions are to be directed to Badfinger. I'm here to promote them.'"
Janis Schacht (Circus magazine): "George and Patti were ushered to a front table, where all eyes remained riveted until the Beatle guitarist rose from his seat and walked onto the stage. There stood George Harrison - a distant idol now unbelievably brought within touching distance - saying, 'Hello, everybody, thank you for coming tonight. We'd like to have you welcome one of Apple's bands: BADFINGER!' Then he melted back into his seat. For a while, most people watched George Harrison watch Badfinger, then everyone noticed how good Badfinger were - good enough to draw attention away from a former Beatle."
Tom: "George came back into the dressing room and played us back the show. He had brought a tape recorder and taped the whole gig!"
Joey: "That was a bit unnerving. He was right in front of us. I was a bit nervous about it, but we played well."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 109-111


November 25, 1970 (Wednesday)
Ungano's Club
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

set 1:
[soundboard tape]
thanks to Christian Treiber, Drew Caldwell and Dan Matovina
Johnny B. Goode
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

set 2:
[soundboard tape]
thanks to Christian Treiber, Drew Caldwell and Dan Matovina
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Love Me Do-Lucille-Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encores:
Suitcase
Roll Over Beethoven

Note: dating of these Soundboard tapes has still not been verified.

2 performances

November 26, 1970 (Thursday)
Ungano's Club
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Thanksgiving Day

After the gig...
Mike Gibbins: "I went off to get some cigarettes and drinks in a store, and when I got back, the bus was gone! There was snow on the ground and I'm in a t-shirt. It was scary. You try walking through the Bowery in the winter with a t-shirt on. I was kind of freaking out. I thought, 'oh, the bus will come back in a minute and pick me up.' It never did. I walked all the way to Apple on Broadway street and conned some janitor into letting me use the phone, 'cause I didn't have any money left. Someone got me a limo and it took me all the way to Buffalo [actually White Plains]. They had driven all the way there and didn't even realize I wasn't on the bus. Apparently, somebody had said, 'Is Mike in?' and the roadie said, 'Yeah', thinking 'Are the mics in?' Everybody was so stoned in those days."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 111


November 27, 1970 (Friday)
Westchester County Center
White Plains, New York, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Greg
[Badfinger in Westchester ticket stub]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Brooklyn Bridge


November 28, 1970 (Saturday)
Palladium (Punch's Club, run by Bob Punch)
Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.

[advert for concert, The Birmingham Eccentric/S.E., November 26, 1970]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert poster]
thanks to Dan Matovina

[soundboard tape]
thanks to Dan Matovina
My Dark Hour
Midnight Sun
Better Days
I Don't Mind
Blodwyn
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
I Can't Take It
No Matter What
Crimson Ship
Come And Get It
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up-Long Tall Sally
encores:
blues jam: "Walk That Road"/Matchbox
Rock Of All Ages [including: Good Golly Miss Molly]

with Julia (early band of Bob Seger); The Woolies


November 29, 1970 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Middlearth
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.


November 30, 1970 (Monday) *CANCELLED*
Ludlow's Garage
Cincinatti, Ohio, U.S.A.

changed to The Plato in Cleveland


November 30, 1970 (Monday)
The Plato
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

[November 27, 1970 concert ad]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[Cleveland Plain Dealer ad ("The Happening" by Jane Scott)]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with The Raspberries; North River Street Rock Collection; Freeport


December 2, 1970 (Wednesday)
Memorial Hall
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Peggy Burneka

with Greenlyte Sunday

Nicky Bell was robbed of $1500 in concert receipts
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 113


December 5, 1970 (Saturday) *CANCELLED*
Bell Auditorium
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.

...Another time, the bus broke down. The group had been scheduled to play Augusta, Georgia, but they'd left so late from Ohio, they virtually had no time for error.
Wayne Christian Treiber (photographer): "Pete was very upset. He knew their not showing up would be blamed on the band. He hated to disappoint the fans. He couldn't understand the scheduling."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 113


December 6, 1970 (Sunday)
Castaways Club
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.


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