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2001, October 13 - 2001, November 15

US Tour 2001




October 13Boynton Beach Orbit (USA)
October 14St Petersburg Janus Landing (USA)
October 16Atlanta Variety Playhouse (USA)
October 19New York City BB King Blues Band (USA)
October 20Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts (USA)
October 21Uncasville Mohegan Sun (USA)
October 23Boston Scullers Jazz Club (USA)
October 24Buffalo The Trail (USA)
October 25Alexandria Birchmere (USA)
October 26Rochester Water St Music Hall (USA)
October 27Pittsburgh Rosebud (USA)
October 29Cincinnati Bogart's (USA)
November 01Detroit Second City (USA)
November 02Chicago House of Blues (USA)
November 03Milwaukee Riverside Theatre (USA)
November 04Minneapolis First Avenue (USA)
November 06Denver Paramount (USA)
November 08San Francisco Fillmore (USA)
November 09Ventura Ventura Theatre (USA)
November 10Anaheim House of Blues (USA)
November 11Los Angeles House of Blues (West Hollywood) (USA)
November 14Portland Aladdin (USA)
November 15Seattle Showbox (USA)


An extensive US tour was planned for autumn 2001, though the venues were way smaller compared to the former American tours. At the time TD said on their webpage "Please note this is a more club orientated tour with smaller venues (than) usual, capacities will go from 600-1800 people)".


Due to the terror attacks on September 11th the tour was cancelled. Some shows were re-scheduled for 2002, but eventually never took place.


On September 28th the TD website informed: "Unfortunately, Tangerine Dream's USA-Tour had to be postponed to mid January through early February. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, the band was faced with several problems that could not be solved within the short period of time left until the beginning of the tour -- the most severe being that, due to heightened security measures and controls, the band would not have been able to obtain work permits in time. The tour routing and clubs should remain more or less as planned. We will post the new dates as soon as we have them confirmed -- hopefully within the next few weeks. Please do not pay heed to rumors of the tour being cancelled -- the dates have merely been postponed!"


On December 18th the TD site stated: "Yes it's true... due to unfortunate circumstances, the Tangerine Dream USA tour had to be cancelled. After having to move the tour to January/February 2002 in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, the booking agency did its best to make this tour happen, but due to circumstances beyond its or the band's control, it was impossible to maintain a tour itinerary that would have been economically feasible in regard to logistics and amount of off-days. The band is very unhappy about not being able to play to their American fans at this point in time, but there is nothing that either they or the agency could have possibly done further at this moment. TD apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope to be able to find an arrangement to see all you people in concert at the earliest possible convenience."


In an interview that was made by Lorraine and Dale Kay in November 2008, when the band performed a concert at the UCLA in Los Angeles Edgar Froese tells about the planned tour: "[The 2001 tour] was such a bad experience on all levels because we had incredibly good ticket sales, some places were sold out. As well we had to prepare everything. There are a lot of costs involved whether it is in the neighborhood or across the world, to prepare everything there is always the same costs. And then 9-11 happened and the band had a kind of split reaction. Myself and my family, and the musicians, we wanted to go. We said, 'What if they would blow the plane, they blow the plane, so what. One day you got to go anyway, so why not now. So, the thing was, there was three members and the crew. Their families, responsibilities, and obligations and whatever -- and they were full of fear. So we had to respect their attitude and without them in such a short period of time we couldn't put together another crew, so I had to cancel it. Which was a drama, because even if everybody who was involved knew the story knew it was excusable because a lot of bands didn't go. I would say 99% didn't come or the other way around. No one wanted to leave America on a plane and go over to Europe. So that has been understood as a proper excuse. You see there is that sort of atmospheric thing. One promoter from Chicago said 'Look I respect it, but if you would have come while all the rest wouldn't that would have given you a credit beyond every publicity campaign.' I said okay, I knew that. I thought about it. But that is the story about 9-11."


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