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compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

created: February 24, 2001
last revised: September 21, 2014
 

Badfinger concerts
1979
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

Badfinger released their comeback album "Airwaves" in 1979 following the loss of Pete Ham in 1975. During the period 1976-1978, Joey Molland recorded & toured with Natural Gas and Tom Evans & Bob Jackson recorded & toured with The Dodgers. Mike Gibbins toured with "Man" bassist Martin Ace's band "The Flying Aces" and played on sessions for people like Bonnie Tyler and Digby Richards.

Tom & Joey recruited former Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye and former Escorts drummer Peter Clarke to promote the album "Airwaves". Most of the 1979 shows were very well received by both fans and critics.

1979 promo photos

songs known to have been played in 1979:

Airwaves
Andy Norris
Baby Blue
Better Days
Birthday
Blind Owl
Carol
Come And Get It
Come Down Hard
Get Away
Give It Up
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
I've Been Waitin' [from Natural Gas LP]
Johnny B. Goode
Look Out California
Lost Inside Your Love
Love Is Easy
Love Is Gonna Come At Last
Lucille/Rip It Up-Long Tall Sally
Red Sails In The Sunset
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Rock Of All Ages
Roll Over Beethoven
Route 66
Suitcase
Sweet Little Sixteen
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Without You


U.S. Tour (promoting AIRWAVES)
Tom Evans, Joey Molland, Tony Kaye, Pete Clarke

Joey & Tom onstage August 10, 1979 (photo by Garry L. Norris)

June 4, 1979 (Monday) thanks to Dan Matovina
Apollo Delman Theatre
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

[concert memories]


June 5, 1979 (Tuesday)
Opry House
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

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

[audience tape]
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Suitcase
Get Away
Blind Owl
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Better Days
Andy Norris
Baby Blue
Lucille/Rip It Up/Long Tall Sally


June, 1979
unknown venue
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

[audience tape]
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Suitcase
Get Away
Blind Owl
Without You
Oh, Susanna
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Come Down Hard
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Baby Blue
Rock Of All Ages
encore:
Johnny B. Goode


June 15, 1979 (Friday)
unknown venue
Laredo, Texas, U.S.A.

[soundboard tape]
thanks to BarbAlan Atkinson and Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Love Is Gonna Come At Last
Come Down Hard
Suitcase
Get Away
Blind Owl
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Andy Norris
Rock Of All Ages
encores:
Better Days
Johnny B. Goode


June 17, 1979 (Sunday)
Armadillo World Headquarters
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

[Armadillo ticket]
thanks to Paul Nyman


June 23, 1979 (Saturday)
Fuzzy's
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.

[audience tape]
thanks to Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Route 66
Love Is Gonna Come At Last
Birthday
Come Down Hard
Suitcase
Andy Norris
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
Get Away
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Rock Of All Ages
Chuck Berry medley: Johnny B. Goode/Carol/Roll Over Beethoven/Johnny B. Goode (reprise)


June 29, 1979 (Friday)
Roxy Theater
West Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[color concert photo, Joey & Tom close-up]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[color concert photo]
thanks to Liz Hays
[b&w concert photo]
thanks to Liz Hays

2 performances
with John Batdorf


June 30, 1979 (Saturday)
Roxy Theater
West Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
(originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 1979)


[concert ticket: front | back]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[concert memories]
[concert photos]
thanks to Liz Hays
[July 2, 1979 review of concert from Los Angeles Herald Examiner]
thanks to Dan Matovina
[L.A. Times review of Roxy concert]
thanks to Dan Matovina

1st performance:
[audience tape]
thanks to Dan Matovina and Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Come Down Hard
Suitcase
Get Away
Better Days
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Rock Of All Ages
Johnny B. Goode
Andy Norris

2nd performance:
[audience tape]
thanks to Dan Matovina and Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Come Down Hard
Suitcase
Get Away
Better Days
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Rock Of All Ages
Red Sails In The Sunset
Andy Norris

with John Batdorf


July 1?, 1979 (Sunday)
Roxy Theater
San Diego, California, U.S.A.

[concert memories]

[audience tape]
thanks to Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Lost Inside Your Love
Come Down Hard
Suitcase
Andy Norris
Blind Owl
Without You
Give It Up
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
I've Been Waitin' (Natural Gas song)
Get Away
Rock Of All Ages
encore:
Better Days

with The Fingers -
thanks to Jenna Knowles


July ?, 1979
Alex Cooley's Capri Ballroom - thanks to Bill King
Buckhead Village, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

2 performances
seating capacity of 1000


July ?, 1979
Brothers
Birmingham, AL, U.S.A. -
thanks to Rick Boone


July, 1979
unknown venue
Kansas City, ?, U.S.A.


July, 1979
The Blue Note - thanks to Patrick Potts of The Drysdales
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

[concert memories]


August, 1979
Dooley's
(near Arizona State University)

Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

nightclub that holds 1200 people



August 7, 1979 (Tuesday)
Compton's Terrace
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

[audience tape]
thanks to Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Love Is Easy
Come Down Hard
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
Andy Norris
Without You
Come And Get It
Baby Blue
Get Away
Better Days
Rock Of All Ages


August 9, 1979 (Thursday)
Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

[Blondie and Badfinger concert poster] -
thanks to Paul Nyman


August 10, 1979 (Friday)
Old Waldorf
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

[San Francisco Examiner concert ad, Aug. 5]
[San Francisco Chronicle concert ad, Aug. 10]
[color photos: Joey & Tom 1 | Joey & Tom 2 | Joey & Tom 3 | Joey & Tom 4 | Joey & Tom 5 | Joey & Tom 6 | Joey & Tom 7 | Joey 1 | Joey 2 | Joey 3 | Tom 1 | Tom 2 | Tony Kaye]
thanks to Garry L. Norris (photographer), Kiyoyuki Kohsaka
[ticket stub] thanks to John Kamb



August 11, 1979 (Saturday)
Old Waldorf
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


August, 1979
Fresno State University thanks to Mike Brisky
Fresno, California, U.S.A.

[concert memories]
[photos: Joey & Tom | Joey | Tom]
thanks to Paul Nyman

[audience tape]
thanks to Drew Caldwell
Rock 'N' Roll Contract
Look Out California
The Winner [from Airwaves LP]
Love Is Easy
Come Down Hard
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
Andy Norris
Without You
Come And Get It
Sweet Little Sixteen
Come And Get It reprise
Baby Blue
Get Away
Rock Of All Ages

"Vintage Days" promotion (outdoor concert)
, over 12,000 in attendance
with Jan & Dean (backed by Papa Doo Run Run)


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