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Badfinger concerts
1972
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

On Badfinger's 3rd U.S. tour, they finally had a new LP, "Straight Up", to promote. The high point for the group was their concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 1st, where they received a gold record award for their latest single, "Day After Day". Without a doubt, this was the pinnacle of Badfinger's touring career.

Badfinger's U.K. Spring concert dates of 1972 ended up with a line-up change, as Mike Gibbins decided to quit the band. He was replaced by Rob Stawinski from the band "Sky" on the second to last date in Whitchurch, England on June 10th. Stawinski remained with the band for the entire 4th U.S. tour.

With Badfinger's 4th U.S. tour, the set list was modified with songs from the "Straight Up" LP replacing some of the cover songs and older songs they had been playing since the 1st U.S. tour. This included the addition of their new American single "Baby Blue".

1972 promo photos

Songs known to have been played this year (U.S. tour #3 and U.K. tour #5):

Better Days
Day After Day
Feelin' Alright [sung by Tom, with Joey & Pete]
I Can't Take It
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
Only You Know And I Know
Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally [sung by Joey & Tom]
Roll Over Beethoven [sung by Joey, with improvisations by Tom]
Sometimes
Suitcase
Sweet Tuesday Morning
Take It All
We're For The Dark


Songs known to have been played this year (U.S. tour #4):

Baby Blue
Better Days
Day After Day
Feelin' Alright [sung by Tom, with Joey & Pete]
I Can't Take It
Johnny B. Goode [sung by Joey, with Tom]
No Matter What
Perfection
Suitcase
Sweet Tuesday Morning
Take It All
We're For The Dark



Pete Ham: "I get nervous going onstage a lot. There's so many people that come to see you. There's so many things which are really out of your control that can go wrong, especially using all that electrical equipment. There's always a slight bit of nervousness before you go on because of that, I think, because you're completely exposed if it does go wrong. You feel like I'm not giving these people all they should get."


January 22, 1972 (Saturday)
Scene 1 & 2 Club
Scarborough, England, U.K.



U.S. Tour #3 (promoting STRAIGHT UP)
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell

Joey & Tom onstage, February 20, 1972 (photo by Karen Dyson)

[initial tour itinerary, dated January 26, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina

February 2, 1972 (Wednesday)
Fenway Theatre
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
contributed by Chris Makris, thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]

[audience recording of 1st performance]
thanks to Paul Nyman, Drew Caldwell, and Dan Matovina
My Dark Hour
Better Days
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Only You Know And I Know
We're For The Dark
Sometimes
I Can't Take It
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Suitcase

2 performances
with Clean Living


February 3, 1972 (Thursday)
Paramount Theatre
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
thanks to Harold Montgomery
color concert photos: 1 (Tom, Mike, Pete); 2 (Joey, Tom, Mike); 3 (Pete, close from right); 4 (Pete, from center/right); 5 (far stage view); 6 (Pete, from front/center)
thanks to Harold Montgomery
[autographs on colored paper] [autographs in Harold Montgomery's No Dice LP]
[concert memories]

[audience tape of 1st set]
thanks to Harold Montgomery
Feelin' Alright
Johnny B. Goode
Only You Know And I Know
I Can't Take It
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Roll Over Beethoven

2 performances:
set 1: with The Elves
set 2: with The Elves; Pure Prairie League; Bachman Turner Overdrive


February 4, 1972 (Friday)
Loew's Theater
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

2 performances
with Pure Prairie League; Al Kooper


February 5, 1972 (Saturday)
Palace Theatre
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.

[ticket stub]
thanks to Mark Ritucci

Pete Ham apologized for not feeling well (voice was hoarse); no piano available
thanks to Mark Ritucci and Bob Egan

with Electric Elves; Mahogany Rush


February 6, 1972 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

[concert ads from the Bridgeport Telegram/Post: tickets available at...stores | tickets available at the door | text listing from Music section]
thanks to the Bridgeport Public Library

Bill Collins cancelled the concert because Pete Ham was too ill to perform
thanks to Mark Ritucci and Dan Matovina

with Pure Prairie League; Spoonfeather Band
2 shows were scheduled at 7 and 10 P.M.


February 9, 1972 (Wednesday)
Commack Arena
Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Bull Angus, Cactus



February 10, 1972 (Thursday)
The Armory
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A.

with Pure Prairie League; REO Speedwagon


February 11, 1972 (Friday)
Ford Auditorium
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be at Grande Ballroom)

[Detroit Free Press concert review, February 14, 1972]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Pure Prairie League; Leon Redbone


February 12, 1972 (Saturday)
Mayser Gym, Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be at Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan)

[concert memories]
[F&M College Reporter review by Dave Fenster]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[F&M College Reporter review (Feb. 15), part 2]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[color photo by J. Torney]
thanks to Harold Montgomery and Paul Nyman
[radio ad, 0:35]

[audience tape]
Better Days
Midnight Sun
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
{break because of bomb scare}
Only You Know And I Know
Perfection
Believe Me
Day After Day
No Matter What
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Roll Over Beethoven
(exact track listing and sequence not verified)
thanks to Drew Caldwell

with Pure Prairie League


February 13, 1972 (Sunday)
Capitol Music Hall thanks to Mark E. Wilson
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.A.


[concert memories]


February 15, 1972 (Tuesday)
Pease Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan, U.S.A.

[b&w photos]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[February 9, 1972 article from Eastern Echo]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[February 14, 1972 cover of Eastern Echo]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[February 18, 1972 ad with photo from Eastern Echo]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[February 21, 1972 review from Eastern Echo]
thanks to Paul Nyman

My Dark Hour
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Only You Know And I Know
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Johnny B. Goode
(exact order of tracks not verified; set list incomplete)

with Pure Prairie League


February 17, 1972 (Thursday)
Municipal Auditorium
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.

with Pure Prairie League


February 18, 1972 (Friday)
The Draught House
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

with Pure Prairie League


February 19, 1972 (Saturday)
The Draught House
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

with Pure Prairie League


February 20, 1972 (Sunday)
Community Concourse
San Diego, California, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
[concert memories]
[color concert photos by Karen Dyson]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Karen Dyson
[concert review from April 1972 Phonograph Record Magazine]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[autographs]

with Pure Prairie League; Alice Cooper


February 21, 1972 (Monday)
Whisky-A-Go-Go
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

[concert handbill]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[reproduction of Whisky A-Go-Go poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[Whisky-A-Go-Go picture with gas station in foreground]
[Whisky-A-Go-Go billboard promoting Badfinger shows]

2 performances


February 22, 1972 (Tuesday)
Whisky-A-Go-Go
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

[concert review of Feb. 21 or 22 show, L.A. Times, February 23, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina

2 performances


February 23, 1972 (Wednesday)
Whisky-A-Go-Go
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

[audience tape]
My Dark Hour
Better Days
We're For The Dark
Only You Know And I Know
Johnny B. Goode
I Can't Take It
Day After Day
No Matter What
Suitcase
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

[audience tape]
Better Days
Midnight Sun
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Sometimes
Day After Day
No Matter What
Suitcase
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

2 performances

Nicky Bell (roadie): "These were pretty nerve-wracking gigs. All the industry people were there, and other musician peers of the time. Just before they let people in, Keith Moon gets onstage and starts whacking Mike's drums. He's knocking cymbals all over the place and he tore up the bass drum. Fergie and I just freaked. Luckily, his roadie turned up with a new bass drum, minutes before the set."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 161



February 24, 1972 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

rescheduled for February 27, 1972


February 25, 1972 (Friday)
Valley Music Theatre
Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.

[concert ad: Badfinger with Allison and Pure Prairie League]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert handbill: Badfinger with Brave Belt] thanks to Dan Matovina
[ticket stub]

with Billy Joel; Pure Prairie League (announced with Allison and Pure Prairie League or Brave Belt)


February 26, 1972 (Saturday)
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, U.S.A.

[concert ad]

with Rare Earth; War


February 27, 1972 (Sunday)
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be at Memorial Auditorium in New Orleans, Louisiana)

[concert ad from San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 20]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]
[ticket stub]
[April 1972 concert review from Phonograph Record magazine]
thanks to Paul Nyman

[stereo audience tape]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Drew Caldwell
My Dark Hour
Better Days
Midnight Sun
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Sometimes
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What
Only You Know And I Know
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Johnny B. Goode

with The Kinks


March 1, 1972 (Wednesday)
Carnegie Hall
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

[Concert program cover]

[Concert announcement from program] thanks to Dan Matovina
[Concert program bio]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[Carnegie Hall blue Badfinger concert poster] thanks to Stephane Fremon
[Carnegie Hall ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[ticket stub] thanks to Rory Williams
[concert memories]

[receiving Gold disc for "Day After Day" onstage from Al Steckler, photo ©Al Steckler]
thanks to Stefan Granados
[receiving Gold disc for "Day After Day" backstage from Al Steckler, photo © Harold Montgomery]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[New York Times review, March 3, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[Variety review, March 8, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[Billboard review, March 18, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[Melody Maker review by Chris Charlesworth, March 11, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina

[audience tape]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Drew Caldwell
Better Days
Midnight Sun
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Suitcase
gold record award presented
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encores:
I Can't Take It
Only You Know And I Know

with Michael Gately; Al Kooper


March 2, 1972 (Thursday)
C.W. Post College
Greenvale, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

[audience tape]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Drew Caldwell
Better Days
Midnight Sun
Sometimes
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
I Can't Take It

with The Doors; Michael Gately


March 3, 1972 (Friday)
Painter's Mill Music Theater
Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.

[ticket stub]
[concert memories]
[dressing room polaroid color photos by Steve Carter: Pete | Tom 1 | Tom 2 | Mike | Joey | Mike & Tom]

2 performances
with David Pomeranz; The Doors


March 4, 1972 (Saturday)
William & Mary College
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

[ticket stubs: front | back]

with The Doors


March 5, 1972 (Sunday)
County Hall
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[Charleston Daily Mail article, March 24, 1972]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with David Pomeranz; The Doors


March 6, 1972 (Monday)
North Carolina State University
Cullowee, North Carolina, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

with David Pomeranz


March 8, 1972 (Wednesday)
The County Hall
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

with David Pomeranz; The Doors


March 9, 1972 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
unknown venue
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.


March 10, 1972 (Friday)
Pirates World Arena
Dania, Florida, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be in Orlando, Florida)

[concert poster] thanks to Dan Matovina

with David Pomeranz; The Doors


March 11, 1972 (Saturday)
The Sports Ground
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be in Miami, Florida)

with The Doors


March 12, 1972 (Sunday)
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be in St. Petersburg, Florida)

[Tampa concert poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[article about The Doors and Badfinger from St. Petersburg Independent, March 10]
[concert review from St. Petersburg Independent, March 13]
[concert review from St. Petersburg Independent, March 15]

[audience tape]
Better Days
Midnight Sun
Sometimes
Sweet Tuesday Morning
"please sit down" (impromptu jam lead by Tom Evans)
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encore:
Johnny B. Goode

with David Pomeranz; The Doors (jammed with Badfinger at end of show)


March 14, 1972 (Tuesday)
Lincoln High School auditorium
Yonkers, New York, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[Badfinger To Give Concert At Lincoln High]
thanks to James Thompson
[Scott Muni concert announcement article]
thanks to "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll"; Marc & Deb Zakarin
[concert memories]

benefit concert
with Gravis, East, David Bromberg


March 15, 1972 (Wednesday)
Colisee de Quebec
Quebec City, Canada
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[Quebec concert poster]
thanks to Pierre Turgeon
[Quebec ticket stub]
thanks to Pierre Turgeon
[Quebec news clippings]
thanks to Pierre Turgeon
[Colisee postcard]
thanks to Pierre Turgeon

with Mashmakhan, Curtiss Maldoon


March 16, 1972 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
Central Theatre
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.A.



March 17, 1972 (Friday)
Ritz Theatre
Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled to be in West Henrietta, New York)

[concert ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]

with Curtis Muldoon


March 18, 1972 (Saturday)
Memorial Field House, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

[concert ticket] thanks to Rory Williams

with Curtis Muldoon


March 19, 1972 (Sunday)
Roberts Stadium
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.

with Canned Heat


March 21, 1972 (Tuesday) *CANCELLED*
unknown venue
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.


March 22, 1972 (Wednesday)
Junior Academy Building
Canandaigua, New York, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[concert announcement article] thanks to James Thompson


Japanese tour with The Bee Gees that Badfinger dropped out of:

March 23, 1972 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*

Shibuya Kokaido
Tokyo, Japan


March 24, 1972 (Friday) *CANCELLED*
Budokan
Tokyo, Japan


March 25, 1972 (Saturday) *CANCELLED*
Festival Hall
Osaka, Japan


March 26, 1972 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Festival Hall
Osaka, Japan

thanks to Kiyoyuki Kohsaka


March 24, 1972 (Friday)
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

[Chicago Tribune concert review by Lynn Van Matre]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[review from Melody Maker]
thanks to Dan Matovina

Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Take It All
Feelin' Alright
Day After Day
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
(set list incomplete)

with Al Kooper; Curtiss Maldoon; Yes


March 26, 1972 (Sunday)
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

with Curtiss Maldoon; Yes (Al Kooper was ill and didn't appear)


March 28, 1972 (Tuesday)
Coliseum
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

with Curtiss Maldoon; Sea Train


March 29, 1972 (Wednesday)
Field House, New Hampshire University
Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled for March 30, 1972)

with Curtiss Maldoon


March 31, 1972 (Friday)
Memorial Auditorium
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled for February 27, 1972)

[concert ad poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[backstage photos: with Pete Ham | with Tom Evans and Mike Gibbins]
thanks to Ami Kitiyakara
with King Crimson; Ashton, Gardner & Dyke


April 1, 1972 (Saturday)
Municipal Auditorium
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

with King Crimson


April 2, 1972 (Sunday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

3 performances (Badfinger arrived late, missing first of 3)
Nicky Bell (roadie): "We were in Birmingham, Alabama, at an airport hotel. Fergie and I got up at 5:00 A.M. to put the equipment on a flight. We'd left Bill with the wake-up call for the band. After we finished, we sat down for breakfast at the airport, but by 6:45 A.M., no one had shown. The flight was for 7:00 A.M. Bill had overslept, and we missed it. There was tremendous pressure to get there, but there were no more commercial flights until late in the day. So I had to charter two 5-seat Cessnas to fly all the way up the coast. We crowded into these little planes and immediately hit a huge thunderstorm. We were trying to fly side-by-side, but the turbulence was so bad that a gust would hit and the plane next to you would disappear in a split second. We were in shambles by the time we got there."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 167-168



April 5, 1972 (Wednesday)
The Armory
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A.
(added some time after January 26)

with Ashton, Gardner & Dyke


April 7, 1972 (Friday)
Cowtown Ballroom
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[concert ad]

[taped for radio broadcast, available on AYY CDR, "Come To Think Of It"]
Better Days
Midnight Sun
Sometimes
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encores:
I Can't Take It
Only You Know And I Know


April 8, 1972 (Saturday)
Kiel Auditorium
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after January 26)

[b&w photos: Pete, Mike & Joey in the airport terminal]
thanks to Craig Petty
[b&w photos: onstage]
thanks to Craig Petty

100 ft. of color silent film exists from the concert
thanks to Doug Graves, Salem, MS, USA, August 31, 2000

with Jo Jo Gunne; Lee Michaels



April 9, 1972 (Sunday)
Robinson High School gymnasium
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.
(concert date added some time after March 28)


[concert ad] thanks to Dan Matovina
[funds sheet | hotel/flight info | payment telegram | publicity | rider | stage set | things to do list | ticket sales] thanks to Dan Matovina
[ticket stub]
thanks to Mike Martin
[concert review by Len Cohen] thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]
[Bud Becker t-shirt for roadies]

with Ashton, Gardner & Dyke; Second Nature

Mike Gibbins missed the plane from St. Louis this Sunday morning, so he took a charter flight to Washington D.C.

Mike: "I had given my hotel room to one of the roadies, 'cause he had a girl he wanted to be alone with. I slept in his room with the other roadies. The next morning, they went out early and I went down later to get some breakfast. I told the waitress to bill my room and she said, 'What do you mean? You guys checked out of here two hours ago.' Sure enough, everybody was gone. I didn't know where the next gig was. I had to get in touch with my wife in England, 'cause I didn't have any phone numbers with me! Finally, I reached Polley's office and he arranged a flight in this three-seater plane, with some guy training his son how to fly! I was scared out of my mind!"
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 166


U.K. Tour #5 (promoting STRAIGHT UP)

May 5, 1972 (Friday)
Newcastle University
Newcastle, England, U.K.


May 7, 1972 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Alexandra Palace - thanks to Dan Matovina
London, England, U.K.

[concert ad from Melody Maker]

A benefit concert in aid of Cyrenians

with Sandy Denny, Jon Lord, Randy California & Curved Air


May 14, 1972 (Sunday)
Marquee Club
London, England, U.K.


May 20, 1972 (Saturday) *CANCELLED*

unknown venue
Watford, England, U.K.


May 27, 1972 (Saturday)
U.S. Air Force Base
Lakenheath, Suffolk, England, U.K.

with Atomic Rooster


May 28, 1972 (Sunday)
Coliseum
London, England, U.K.

[color concert photos taken by Barry Plummer: Tom | Joey]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[inside title page of concert programme]
thanks to Paul Nyman, Morten Vindberg
[Badfinger bio from concert programme]
thanks to Paul Nyman, Morten Vindberg
[ticket stubs]
["Disc" article, June 17, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with The Faces

Tom's brother David's wife Jan shares her memories of the London Coliseum concert:
Jan Evans (sister-in-law of Tom): "The band seemed to go down okay performance-wise. After the show, we went backstage to congratulate them. I can recall walking past Rod Stewart and his entourage; they had booze, groupies; everyone was having a blast. Then we get to Badfinger's dressing room and they're all arguing. They didn't think they'd gone down too well. You could feel the tension. Suddenly, bottles started getting thrown and it really scared me because I'd recently gotten glass in my eye from a car accident. I remember Tommy yelled, 'I'm going!', and he ran out. David went after him because he was afraid he was going to drive in that state. Marianne and I waited and waited, but they never came back. Finally, we had to leave, but there were no more cabs; we literally had to beg an off-duty one to give us a ride home."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 173-174



June 3, 1972 (Saturday)
The Yate Entertainment Centre
Bristol, England, U.K.


June 9, 1972 (Friday)
Birmingham College of Education
Birmingham, England, U.K.


June 10, 1972 (Saturday)
Civic Centre
Whitchurch, England, U.K.


June 11, 1972 (Sunday)
Shaw Theatre
Euston, London, England, U.K.

[Melody Maker concert ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert review by Martin Lewis]
thanks to Don Baney and Paul Nyman
[concert programme: cover | title page | biography]
thanks to Don Baney and Paul Nyman
[amateur color concert photos: Pete & Blair | Joey & Blair | Joey, Blair & Pete | Tom & Mike]
thanks to Don Baney and Paul Nyman

Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Take It All
Day After Day
No Matter What
Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally [with 4-year old Blair Ferguson on-stage (see photo links above)]
(set list incomplete)

with Mell Gwenyway; Del



U.S. Tour #4 (promoting STRAIGHT UP)
tour manager: Danny Aharoni
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicky Bell

Rob Stawinski

drummer: Rob Stawinski (replacing Mike Gibbins for this tour only)
[Rob Stawinski interview, October-November 2004 by Tom Brennan]

Badfinger onstage in Central Park (photo by Wayne Christian Treiber)


June 19, 1972 (Monday)
Wollman (Skating) Rink, Central Park
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

[Disc & Music Echo article, June 17]
thanks to Keith James
[ticket stub]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert memories]
[Festival programme cover]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[review from "Variety", June 28, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[full stage photo]
thanks to Wayne Christian Treiber

No Matter What
encores:
Johnny B. Goode
(set list incomplete)

Schaefer Music Festival
with Michael Gately (assisted by Al Kooper); Kindred [other acts in the festival included: Billy Joel, B.B. King, The James Gang, T-Rex, Harry Chapin, Bobby Darin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Byrds, The Doors, The Kinks, Poco, and Ginger Baker]

Danny Aharoni (tour manager): "They rarely went onstage under the influence of anything. At least not on this tour. After the gigs, they did whatever they wanted, but onstage they stayed pretty sober."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 177



June 21, 1972 (Wednesday)
Civic Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

[concert ad 1 from The Ottawa Citizen, June 21]
[concert ad 2 from The Ottawa Citizen, June 21]
[concert review from The Ottawa Citizen, June 22]

with Kindred, April Wine, McKendree Spring


June 23, 1972 (Friday)
Idora Park
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Peggy Burneka
[
concert flyer] thanks to Allen Ladd
[concert memories]


with McKendree Spring; Kindred


June 24, 1972 (Saturday)
Ritz Theater
Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.


June 25, 1972 (Sunday)
O'Keefe Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

[concert flyer]
thanks to Andrew Rock
[concert memories]
[Toronto Star article by Peter Goddard, June 26, 1972]
thanks to Keith James
[New Musical Express article by Jim Smith, July 15, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina

Baby Blue
Better Days
Sweet Tuesday Morning
Perfection
Take It All
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What
(set list incomplete and correct order not known)

with Kindred; McKendree Spring


June 27, 1972 (Tuesday)
Cincinnati Gardens
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

[Cincinnati Enquirer ad]
thanks to Peggy Burneka
[Cincinnati Enquirer article]
thanks to Peggy Burneka
[Cincinnati Enquirer review, June 28, 1972]
thanks to Peggy Burneka

with McKendree Spring; Kindred


June 28, 1972 (Wednesday)
Elk Grove High School
Aurora, Illinois, U.S.A.

with Kindred


June 29, 1972 (Thursday)
Lyons Township High School
LaGrange, Illinois, U.S.A.

[concert memories] thanks to Daniel Hudelson

[audience tape]
Better Days
Sometimes
Baby Blue
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What

Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally
encores:
I Can't Take It
Johnny B. Goode/Carol

with Kindred; McKendree Spring


July 1, 1972 (Saturday)
Boston Garden
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

[concert ad] thanks to Stephane Fremon

[audience tape]
Cactus:
Bedroom Mazurka
Bad Stuff
Bringing Me Down
Swim.

Badfinger:
Baby Blue
Take It All
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Suitcase
[2nd half of concert not taped]

with The Faces; Cactus; Circus

Joey appeared onstage for the first time with a broken thumb (cast on his wrist). Tom mentions this before Take It All.

Nicky Bell (roadie): "That tour (summer 1972) was completely wild. Rod Stewart used to announce that there was a party back at the Holiday Inn. If we were lucky, we'd get back before The Faces were done and lock ourselves in our rooms before the onslaught hit. People would come streaming in the hotel; the lobby would be jammed; the lift would be full. When the doors opened, you couldn't move. If you dared open your room door, the party was in there. One time, our shower got pulled down, the sink got taken off, lampshades were broken, curtains were torn down -- and the hotel manager knocked on the door. People were jumping in drawers, going under beds, hiding in closets, balconies, and Tommy was the only one sitting out there, stoned out of his brain. Even today, you talk to Ronnie Wood, Kenny Jones and those guys. They still talk about Tommy and all the things that he did."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 178



July 2, 1972 (Sunday)
Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with The Faces


July 3, 1972 (Monday)
Akron Rubber Bowl
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

[concert poster] thanks to Stephane Fremon
[concert ad]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[article from "The Scene Magazine", issue June 29-July 5, 1972]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]

[audience tape]
thanks to William Wandel
Baby Blue
Better Days
Sweet Tuesday Morning
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Day After Day
Suitcase
No Matter What
encore:
I Can't Take It

with Cactus; The Faces


July 5, 1972 (Wednesday)
Crisler Arena
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

with The Faces


July 6, 1972 (Thursday)
War Memorial Hall
Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.

[concert flyer] thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert poster-The Faces cartoon] thanks to Dan Matovina
[Concourse ticket stubs: Seat 7
Seat 8] thanks to Judy Weisek and Paul Nyman
[Mezzanine ticket stubs: Seat 3
Seat 4] thanks to Judy Weisek and Paul Nyman

first ever concert performance without cover tunes -
thanks to Bill Collins

with The Faces; Rock & Roll Cyrcus


July 8, 1972 (Saturday)
Mount Pocono Raceway
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

souvenir program: cover | inside part 1 | inside part 2
thanks to Dan Matovina

2-day Rock festival
Badfinger ended up not performing due to a rain delay of 3 hours.

with The Faces; Three Dog Night; Earth, Wind and Fire; Edgar Winter's White Trash; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Cactus; Humble Pie, Black Sabbath, J. Geils Band, Bull Angus, Mother Night, Groundhogs, Claire Hamill, Ramatam

thanks to Paul A. Ruehs


July 9, 1972 (Sunday)
Civic Arena
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with The Faces


July 10, 1972 (Monday)
Dillon Stadium
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

[upcoming concerts at Dillion Stadium] thanks to Kenneth Tomasi
[Badfinger promo photo concert ad] thanks to Kenneth Tomasi
[ticket stub] thanks to Stephane Fremon
[Super 8 color silent film shot about 83 feet away from the stage, 1:15 long]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert review from Hartford Courant, July 11] thanks to Kenneth Tomasi

incomplete set list:
Baby Blue
Feelin' Alright
No Matter What

with Captain Beyond; The Faces


July 12, 1972 (Wednesday)
Civic Arena
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A.

with Sugarloaf; Cactus


July 14, 1972 (Friday)
San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
San Antonio Texas, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[ticket stub]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[unused ticket]

with Cactus; Kindred


July 15, 1972 (Saturday)
Memorial Hall
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

[concert handbill]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Cactus; Kindred


July 16, 1972 (Sunday)
Tulsa Civic Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

[ticket stub]
thanks to Stephane Fremon

with Cactus; Kindred

Pete kicked down a mic stand after having technical problems onstage
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 180


July 17, 1972 (Monday)
Municipal Auditorium
Corpus Christie, Texas, U.S.A.

with Cactus


July 19, 1972 (Wednesday)
Civic Auditorium
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with Cactus


July 21, 1972 (Friday)
Sioux Falls Arena
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A.

[concert poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Cactus; Kindred


July 22, 1972 (Saturday)
Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington D.C., U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[concert ad poster]
thanks to Reneé Anne Edman and Dan Matovina
[backstage color photos]
thanks to Reneé Anne Edman and Dan Matovina
[onstage color photos]



July 23, 1972 (Sunday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

[Steel Pier, Summer 1972 schedule book: cover | pier layout | Golden Dome Ballroom info | list of attractions | Badfinger promo photo | Steel Pier history (1972)] thanks to Rory Williams
[Steel Pier marquee, July, 1972] thanks to Carollyner
[concert photo, Joey & Pete performing "No Matter What", date unknown]
thanks to Marty Morley (www.steel-pier.com)
[concert memories]
[concert ad poster for July 23-29 shows]
thanks to Paul Nyman

[audience tape, date unknown]
Better Days
Baby Blue
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What

with a diving horse act

Nicky Bell (roadie): "There was a horse on the pier. The band would play for awhile and then they'd announce this horse was going to jump into the water. Everyone would run over to see it. After he jumped in, everyone would run back to the band. This went on three or four times a day."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 180



July 24, 1972 (Monday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

2 performances
with a diving horse act and Dunking Bozo


July 25, 1972 (Tuesday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

with a diving horse act


July 26, 1972 (Wednesday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

2 performances
with a diving horse act


July 27, 1972 (Thursday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

2 performances
with a diving horse act


July 28, 1972 (Friday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

with a diving horse act


July 29, 1972 (Saturday)
Golden Dome Ballroom, Steel Pier, The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.

with Kindred
and a diving horse act, and a big band


August 1, 1972 (Tuesday)
Memorial Field House
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with Kindred


August 3, 1972 (Thursday)
Municipal Auditorium
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

[concert poster (Badfinger, Cactus, Kindred)]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[July 30, 1972 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article]
thanks to Heidi Fleming
[concert memories] thanks to Taylor Dickson
The Great Speckled Bird paper, published August 14 [photo by Carter Tomassi | concert review by Joe Roman] thanks to Dan Matovina


with Bloodrock (replacing Cactus on the bill); Kindred


August 4, 1972 (Friday)
Coliseum
Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with Kindred


August 5, 1972 (Saturday)
Bell Auditorium
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[WBBQ Top 40 list, Pete Ham photo with DJ Buddy Carr]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[photos of Bell Auditorium concert]
thanks to Dan Matovina

Better Days
Baby Blue
We're For The Dark
Only You Know And I Know
Take It All [intro only due to technical problems]
Day After Day
(set list incomplete and correct order not known)


August 6, 1972 (Sunday)
Buffalo War Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

[Badfinger and Billy Preston newspaper concert announcement]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[Summer Music Festival ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[Buffalo Evening News, "Rocking In The Aud"]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[newspaper photo ad, "Memorial Auditorium"]
thanks to Geoff Lucas
[early concert ad, listing Cactus]
thanks to James Thompson
[concert ad, day of concert]
thanks to Geoff Lucas
[concert memories]

[audience tape, available on AYY-49 CDR, "Summertime Friends"]
Better Days
Baby Blue
We're For The Dark
Feelin' Alright
Take It All
Suitcase
Day After Day
No Matter What
I Can't Take It
encore:
medley: Love Me Do/Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally

with Kindred; Elephant's Memory; Billy Preston
Cactus did not appear (they disbanded)


August 7, 1972 (Monday)
Bowman Field - thanks to Brian Fagnano
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


August 9, 1972 (Wednesday)
O'Keefe Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

[concert memories]



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