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compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

created: February 24, 2001
last revised: April 10, 2015

Badfinger concerts
1974
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

For Badfinger's 6th U.S. tour, they had two new albums to promote at the same time! "Ass" on Apple Records and "Badfinger" on Warner Brothers Records were released within a few months of each other. This would turn out to be the band's final U.S. tour, although they didn't know it at the time. The start of the tour was delayed due to record company issues and management problems, but the gigs were picked up three weeks into their planned itinerary. A lot of songs on this tour contained extended jams, making them last 5-10 minutes long. When Badfinger were expected to perform two shows in one night, their set list had to be shortened from an hour and a half, down to an hour. Early in the tour, I'd Die Babe was performed, but dropped soon after due to its difficulty to reproduce onstage, and Sometimes returned to the set list in its place. Island was a song from the new album on Warner Brothers performed early in the tour that was eventually dropped, this time in favor of another new song, Love Is Easy.

1974 promo photos

songs known to have been played on U.S. Tour #6:
Baby Blue
Blind Owl
Constitution
Day After Day
Feelin' Alright
Give It Up
I Can't Take It
I'd Die, Babe
I Don't Mind
Island
Love Is Easy
Name Of The Game
No Matter What
Only You Know And I Know
Perfection
Roll Over Beethoven
Sometimes
Suitcase
Timeless


U.S. Tour #6 (promoting ASS and BADFINGER)
tour manager: Danny Aharoni
roadies: Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, David "Tag" Hall


Badfinger in Vancouver, March 8, 1974
Badfinger in Vancouver, March 8, 1974

February 1, 1974 (Friday) *CANCELLED*
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

[
concert poster] thanks to Paul Nyman

with Rare Earth; Billy Preston; Elephant's Memory


February 15, 1974 (Friday) *CANCELLED*
Hanover Hall, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-W)
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.

[
newspaper article about upcoming show] thanks to Chris Fonvielle and Paul Nyman

with Barnaby Bye


February 18, 1974 (Monday) *CANCELLED*
Austin City Coliseum
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

[
handbill] thanks to Paul Nyman

with Tim Buckley


February 20, 1974 (Wednesday) *CANCELLED*
Madison County College
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A.


February 21, 1974 (Thursday) *CANCELLED*
Independence Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.


February 23, 1974 (Saturday)
Michigan Theater thanks to James Thompson
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Mark J. Kukla and Dan Matovina
[Michigan Theater concert ads up to April] thanks to Paul Nyman
[Detroit News concert review, February 25, 1974]
thanks to Mark J. Kukla and Dan Matovina

[audience tape: part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | encores]
thanks to Paul Nyman, Drew Caldwell and Dan Matovina
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
I'd Die, Babe
Perfection
Island
Give It Up
Timeless
Suitcase
No Matter What
encores:
Only You Know And I Know
Rip It Up [brief, impromptu]
I Can't Take It

with McKendree Spring (Nazareth was listed on promotional poster)


February 24, 1974 (Sunday)
Stock Pavillion, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

[concert poster (with photo background)]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert poster (no photo background)]
[concert memories]
[photos of full stage from audience, by Bill Mischo]

Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
I'd Die, Babe
Perfection
Island
Give It Up
Timeless
Suitcase
No Matter What
Only You Know And I Know
I Can't Take It
(set list not necessarily in this order) thanks to David Bailey

with Status Quo; Flock and The Beans (formerly of Tayles)


February 25, 1974 (Monday)
The Brewery, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

Day After Day
Constitution
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
Perfection
Give It Up
Feelin' Alright
Island
Timeless
Suitcase
encores:
Only You Know And I Know
I Can't Take It
(set list not confirmed and not necessarily in this order) thanks to Bo White


February 27, 1974 (Wednesday) *CANCELLED*
Municipal Auditorium thanks to Stephane Fremon
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.

[newspaper ad] thanks to Stephane Fremon
[ticket stub] thanks to Stephane Fremon

with Billy Preston; Hydra Protrudrinus [spelling?]

concert went on without Badfinger


March 1, 1974 (Friday)
Painter's Mill Music Theatre
Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

[Baltimore, MD radio interview: February 28, 1974]
[audience tape, also from Brilliant Road CD (disc 2), "Alive": part 1 | part 2 | encore]
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
Blind Owl
Perfection
Timeless
Give It Up
Suitcase
No Matter What
encore:
Only You Know And I Know

2 performances
with Ruth Copeland


March 2, 1974 (Saturday)
Coliseum, Virginia Tech College
Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert memories]
[concert review from The Collegiate Times, March 8, 1974]
thanks to Paul Nyman

with Marshall Tucker Band (headliner); Grinderswitch (opening act)


March 4, 1974 (Monday)
Agora Nightclub
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

[newspaper ad, "discovered by Paul McCartney" (1724 E. 30th St.)]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[March 1 newspaper ad about airing of concert on March 6 (1730 E. 24th St.)]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[newspaper ad of upcoming March concerts from "The Plain Dealer", March 1, 1974]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]

master concert tape recording: two 16-track tapes
radio broadcast: WMMS-FM

Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
Sometimes
Perfection
Timeless
Give It Up
Suitcase
Love Is Easy
encores:
I Can't Take It
Feelin' Alright
Roll Over Beethoven

with Fully Assembled


March 5, 1974 (Tuesday)
Agora
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.

[concert ad]
thanks to Peggy Burneka

with Status Quo


March 6, 1974 (Wednesday)
Agora
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

[concert ad from Columbus Dispatch, March 6, 1974]
thanks to Peggy Burneka


March 8, 1974 (Friday)
Pacific National Exhibition Gardens Auditorium
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

[Vancouver ticket]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert ad]
from bootleg LP
[black & white concert photos by Mark Van Manen: full stage shot | Tom & Mike | Pete 1 | Pete 2 | Joey 1 | Joey 2 | Joey 3]
thanks to Paul Lochhead
[backstage photo of Tom, Mike and Pete with a fan by Mark Van Manen]
thanks to Paul Lochhead

for more concert photos, buy the book "Everybody I Shot Is Dead" by Deborah Chesher at: http://www.cheshercat.com/store-eisid.html

[audience recording, vinyl bootleg of parts of the concert]
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
Perfection
Blind Owl
Timeless
No Matter What
(set list incomplete)

with Papa Bears Medicine Show or Spencer Davis?


March 10, 1974 (Sunday)
Stadium
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


March 12, 1974 (Tuesday)
Jubilee Hall
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


March 14, 1974 (Thursday)
Thiel College
Greenville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

with Gunstock Proof; 10CC


March 15, 1974 (Friday)
North Penn High School Gym
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
thanks to Jeff Malack

[concert memories]
[14x22 poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman

[audience tape]
thanks to Drew Caldwell
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
Give It Up
Perfection
Timeless
Sometimes
Suitcase
No Matter What
I Can't Take It

with Gunstock Proof
(Tim Buckley was advertised, but didn't show up)
thanks to Jeff Malack


March 18, 1974 (Monday)
Cumberland College
Williamsburg, Kentucky, U.S.A.


March 20, 1974 (Wednesday)
Alex Cooley's Ballroom, Georgian Terrace Hotel - thanks to Kenneth Aguar
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

[ad from Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 17, 1974]
thanks to Heidi Fleming


March 21, 1974 (Thursday)
Alex Cooley's Ballroom, Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.


March 22, 1974 (Friday)
Alex Cooley's Ballroom, Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.


March 23, 1974 (Saturday)
Alex Cooley's Ballroom, Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.


March 24, 1974 (Sunday)
Robinson Convention Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.


March 26, 1974 (Tuesday)
The Bayou Club
Washington D.C., U.S.A.

[concert hand bill]
thanks to Andrew Reeder
[concert memories]


March 27, 1974 (Wednesday)
The Joint In The Woods
Parsippany, New Jersey , U.S.A.

[concert poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[concert memories]
[Billboard review of concert, April 13, 1974]
thanks to Paul Nyman

Baby Blue
Perfection
No Matter What
encores:
I Can't Take It
Only You Know And I Know
(set list incomplete)


March 28, 1974 (Thursday)
Stratfield Motor Hotel
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.

[concert ad, Bridgeport Telegram/Post, March 28, 1974]
from the collection of Tom Brennan
[concert memories]

[audience tape & interview with Pete Ham] (stolen from owner, still missing)
thanks to Arthur Thornton
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Perfection
Timeless
Sometimes
Love Is Easy
Blind Owl
I Can't Take It
(set list incomplete)

with 10CC (advertised, but didn't show up)
local group "Mixed Nuts" replaced 10CC -
thanks to Arthur Thornton and Lew Bundles


March 29, 1974 (Friday)
Victory (Burlesque) Theatre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

[b&w photo of Joey & Pete]
thanks to Jeff Moss and Paul Nyman
[b&w photo of Pete]
thanks to Jeff Moss and Paul Nyman
[autograph story]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[backstage photo]
thanks to John Rowlands

2 performances


March 31, 1974 (Sunday)
The Garage (Performance Center)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[Tom & Mike] [Joey & Pete] [Joey]
thanks to Debbie Packard (photographer), Harold Montgomery and Kiyoyuki Kohsaka
[black & white concert photos]
thanks to Chris Makris and Dan Matovina

[audience tape, set 1]
thanks to Paul Nyman and Drew Caldwell
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Perfection
Timeless
Love Is Easy
Blind Owl
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
Give It Up
No Matter What
Only You Know And I Know

[audience tape, set 2]
Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Perfection
Timeless
Love Is Easy
Blind Owl
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
Give It Up

with Big Star


April 5, 1974 (Friday)
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Perfection
Timeless
Love Is Easy
Give It Up
Blind Owl
Suitcase
I Can't Take It
encores:
No Matter What
Feelin' Alright
Only You Know And I Know
thanks to Mark Miller for this set list of Pete's last U.S. gig with Badfinger

with The Grass Roots



U.K. date

August 4, 1974 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
London, England, U.K.

[concert poster] thanks to Dan Matovina

"A Galaxy Of Stars"
In aid of the Tower Victims Fund


During October, Badfinger supported the Welsh band Man who were on their U.K. tour to promote their "Slow Motion" LP. Prior to this tour, Pete Ham had quit the band and was replaced by Bob Jackson. However, Pete rejoined in time for the beginning of the tour, making this the only time Badfinger performed as a 5-piece act. For the first time, drummer Mike Gibbins sang lead onstage. Following the tour, Joey Molland left the band on November 4th, reducing the line-up back down to four members.

Bob Jackson's rehearsal notes for non-Pete Ham version of Badfinger: [page 1 | page 2] thanks to Bob Jackson and Dan Matovina

song list
for non-Pete Ham version of Badfinger:
Andy Norris
Blind Owl
Get Away
Give It Up
Got To Get Out Of Here
I Don't Mind
In The Meantime/Some Other Time
King Of The Load
Love Is Easy
Suitcase
The Winner

songs known to have been played on this tour (5-piece band):
Blind Owl
Give It Up
I Don't Mind
In The Meantime/Some Other Time
Just A Chance
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke
Suitcase
Timeless
The Winner


U.K. Tour #6 (promoting WISH YOU WERE HERE)
tour manager: Philip Foster
roadie: David "Tag" Hall

Badfinger 5-piece, October 1974


September 27, 1974
Church Hall
Norwich, England, U.K.


(supporting Man)

[generic Man/Badfinger concert poster]
thanks to Paul Nyman
[personnel list]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[hotel plans]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[itinerary 1]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[itinerary 2]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[itinerary 3]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[backstage pass]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[onstage photo of the 5-piece Badfinger line-up]
thanks to Dan Matovina, photography by David Ellis
[onstage photo of Joey & Pete, November 1974 agency stamp]
thanks to Paul Nyman, photography by David Ellis
[ad for Man's "Day & Night" single and tour with Badfinger]
thanks to manband-archive.com


October 2, 1974 (Wednesday)
The Apollo Theatre
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

with Man


October 3, 1974 (Thursday)
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

[ticket stub] thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man


October 4, 1974 (Friday)
University of Lancaster
Lancaster, Scotland, U.K.

with Man


October 6, 1974 (Sunday)
Palace Theatre
Manchester, England, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Julian Gough

with Man


October 7, 1974 (Monday)
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.

[ticket stub]

with Man


October 9, 1974 (Wednesday)
Town Hall (Concert Hall)
Greenwich, England, U.K.

[concert ad, October 5, 1974]

with Man


October 11, 1974 (Friday)
University of Bath
Bath, England, U.K.

[concert poster] thanks to Paul Nyman

with Man


October 12, 1974 (Saturday)
Imperial College
S.W. London, England, U.K.

with Man


October 13, 1974 (Sunday)
The Greyhound
Croydon, England, U.K.

[concert memories]

with Man


October 14, 1974 (Monday)
Concert Hall, The Polytechnic
Heddington, Oxford, England, U.K.

with Man


October 15, 1974 (Tuesday)
Town Hall
Birmingham, England, U.K.

with Man


October 16, 1974 (Wednesday)
Top Rank Suite
Cardiff, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad, October 19 issue of Record & Popswop Mirror] thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man


October 17, 1974 (Thursday)
The Guildhall
Portsmouth, England, U.K.

[concert ad, October 19 issue of Record & Popswop Mirror] thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]
[black & white backstage photos]
thanks to Chris Makris and Dan Matovina
[black & white concert photos]
thanks to Chris Makris and Dan Matovina

with Man


October 18, 1974 (Friday)
Leas Cliff Hall
Folkestone, England, U.K.

with Man


October 19, 1974 (Saturday)
Corn Exchange
Cambridge, England, U.K.

[concert ad from Melody Maker]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert ad, October 19 issue of Record & Popswop Mirror] thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man


October 20, 1974 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Royal Adelphi Theatre
Strand, W.C., London, England, U.K.

changed to October 25

with Man


October 23, 1974 (Wednesday)
Top Rank Suite
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man

Mike: "With Bob Jackson, I thought we gave Man a run for their money. Bob fit in perfectly. We had a pad sound and the harmonies were improved. We went over a storm in Wales. I was surprised, because Man in Swansea was like what The Grateful Dead are to San Francisco."
source: "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 265


October 24, 1974 (Thursday)
Town Hall
Cheltenham, England, U.K.

[concert poster]

with Man


October 25, 1974 (Friday)
Royal Adelphi Theatre
Strand, W.C., London, England, U.K.

[concert programme: cover; page 1; page 2]
thanks to Julian Gough
[ticket stub (lists "Man" only)]
thanks to Julian Gough
[concert ad from Melody Maker]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert poster: black background with red letttering]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert review from The Times, U.K.]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man


October 26, 1974 (Saturday)
The Kursaal
Southend, England, U.K.

[concert ad from Melody Maker]
thanks to Dan Matovina

with Man

last gig by Badfinger with Pete Ham


November 17, 1974 (Sunday) *CANCELLED*
Winning Post
Twickenham, Middlesex, England, U.K.

[
concert ad from Melody Maker] thanks to Dan Matovina

with Alan Goff Lights & Sounds

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