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1977, July 09 - 1977, August 07

Second North America Tour 1977


Line-upEdgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann


July 09San Diego Civic Theater (USA)
July 10Tucson Community Theater (USA)
July 12Los Angeles Greek Theater (USA)
July 14Boulder Mackey Auditorium (USA)
July 15Kansas City Uptown Theater (USA)
July 17Baton Rouge Louisiana State University (USA)
July 18Houston Music Hall (USA)
July 20New Orleans Municipal Auditorium (USA)
July 21Memphis Ellis Auditorium (USA)
July 22Atlanta Fox Theater (USA)
July 25Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion (USA)
July 27Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Civic Center (USA)
July 28New York City Palladium (USA)
July 29Hempstead Calderone Concert Hall (USA)
July 30Wildwood Convention Center (USA)
August 01Quebec City Convention Center (Canada)
August 02Montreal Place des Nations (Canada)
August 04Toronto Convocation Hall (Canada)
August 05Toronto Convocation Hall (Canada)
August 06Meadowbrook Pine Knob (USA)
August 07Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (USA)


After the very successful US tour in spring, a second tour in summer took place, but this one was cancelled after only four gigs. The dates above were taken from an additional insert page in the 1977 US tour book.


It is common belief that a fan tape exists of the August 4 concert, but the American version of this date (4/8/77) was probably confused with the European version (8/4/77) so this concert most likely took place on 8 April. It is highly unlikely that the band returned to Canada for only one date. There is no evidence at the time of writing that any of the planned August 77 dates actually took place.


Edgar Froese about the cancelled tour: "The first part went very well but the second half was knocked down after three concerts. We always said I broke my arm falling off a horse, which was b*******. I can hardly ride a horse." Chris Franke: "That's probably why you fell off it." Edgar Froese: "The real reason was that all the concert promoters went bankrupt because Emerson, Lake and Palmer had just cancelled their massive tour with a 120 piece orchestra. We were part of the disaster and we lost a lot of money on the tour."


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