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Procol Harum's gig-list for 1973

Provided by PH's then equipment manager, Barry Sinclair


Does this 90-date schedule jog your memory of gigs you were at? If so please send us your reminiscences, set-lists, scanned photos and tickcet-stubs! Additional research, by Procol historian Frans Steensma, has been added to Barry's schedule in this sort of type.

Date

Town

Venue

Support

730224

Lisbon (Cascais)

Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo (Sports Pavillion) (article)

Lloyd Watson

730225

Lisbon (Cascais)

Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo (Sports Pavillion) (review)

Lloyd Watson

730303

York University

 (UK tour-schedule here)

Hemlock

730305

Bristol

Colston Hall

Hemlock

730306

Portsmouth

Guildhall

Hemlock

730307

Birmingham

Town Hall

Hemlock

730308

Liverpool

Mountford Hall

Hemlock

730309

Lanchester Polytechnic

 

Hemlock

730310

Manchester University

(poster and comments)

Hemlock

730312

Oxford

Town Hall

Hemlock

730314

Edinburgh

Usher Hall (setlist, photos, ticket)

Hemlock

730315

Glasgow

City Hall (setlist)

Hemlock

730316

Newcastle

City Hall

Hemlock

730317

Leeds University

 

Hemlock

730404

Boston

Aquarius Theater
[but see ticket
here]

Tranquility 

730405

Hartford, Conn.

University

Steeleye Span

730406

Wayne, NJ

University

 

730407

Montreal University

Here is my bit of info regarding Procols's Montréal gig at the Centre Sportif de l'Université de Montréal. I was there and it was excellent. The Grand Hotel features were, the rest too. You may add the support artist, the legendary Roger Rodier, who did one LP for Columbia Upon Velveatur. He played solo, no band. His album was recently reissued in the UK. Voilà!
Serge, de Drummondville au Québec

730408

Quebec

Pavillion Jeunesse

 

730410

Detroit

Masonic Auditorium

Tranquility

James Rogal writes, "'Twas Leo Kottke (not Tranquility) that served as warm-up for this show. Perhaps Tranquility was there, as well, but Leo certainly was the first act. Thirty years ago, but still fresh in my memory."

730411

Columbus, Ohio

 

Steeleye Span

730413

Chicago

Kinetic Playground (Review here)

Gentle Giant

730414

St. Louis

Kiel Auditorium

Fanny & Mike Quatro Sound

730415

Charleston, Ill.

Eastern Illinois University

Frampton's Camel

730416

Cincinatti, Ohio

Music Hall (ticket here)

Steeleye Span & Tranquility

730418

Richmond, Va.

Coliseum (memoir here)

Blue Oyster Cult

730419

Greenvale, Long Island

CW Post College

Steeleye Span

730420?   Maybe a Felt Forum show?  

730421

New York

Felt Forum

(Review here)

730422

Upper Darby, Pa.

'Not that I was there...but the Venue for this gig (just outside Philadelphia) had to be the Tower Theater,' writes Kevin Pollock

 

730423

Virginia Beach

The Dome

 

730424

Roanoke, Va.

Civic Center

 

730425

Charleston, SC.

Municipal Auditorium

 

730426

Atlanta

Fox Theater (the Omni?)

Tranquility  (ticket)

730427

Jackson, Mississippi

The show was at Jackson State University, a predominantly African-American college. A strike forced the change from the Jackson Coliseum. 'Because of this, few people attended, and I was fortunate to sit in the front row. To be honest, it was the best concert I have ever seen.' (thanks, Mark)

Hydra

730428

Pensacola, Fla.

 

 

730522

Seattle

Paramount Theatre

Country Joe

730522

Portland, Oregon

There's a poster on several sites from 'Paramount Northwest' (Grand Hotel picture). Is this a Portland theatre? Can anybody help?

This is the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon when it was operating under the name "Paramount Northwest". It is now called "The Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium" after a benefactor - Arlene Schnitzer! (thanks, Daniel Crommie)

730524

San Francisco

Winterland (poster, setlist)

Terry Reid & The Strawbs

730525

Los Angeles

Convention Center

Dr. John & The Strawbs

730526

San Diego

Civic Theatre

The Strawbs

730531

Phoenix

 

Jo Jo Gunne

730601

Las Vegas

 

Dr. John & Jo Jo Gunne

730602

Salt Lake City

 

 

730605

Kansas City

Memorial Auditorium

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

730606

Wichita, Kansas

Century II

Brewer & Shipley

Ricardo Valdes, 'a dedicated fan since Shine on Brightly', attended this show, 'a fantastic concert for all the hardcore fans that attended. It was also an emotional experience since most of the audience walked out when The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (OMD) failed to show. Nevertheless, Procol Harum played a full concert, and the remaining audience was delighted and very appreciative, calling them back for 2/3 encores, and singing along on Whiter Shade of Pale. It was one of the best concerts I have *ever* attended. This web page has the supporting band for 730605 as OMD and 730606 as Brewer & Shipley. I did not attend the Kansas City 730605 concert, so I don't know for sure who actually played. But the OMD was supposed to play at the Wichita concert, and they never showed. I never missed them. Quite rightly so.'

730607

Oklahoma City

Music Hall

Dr. John

730608

Houston (setlist)

Music Hall (supposedly: but the ticket-stub evidence says otherwise)

Dr. John & King Crimson

730609

Dallas (part setlist)

Majestic Theatre (poster)

King Crimson

730610

San Antonio

 

Dr. John & King Crimson

730613

Memphis

Ellis Auditorium (review)

ELO

730614

Huntsville, Alabama

 

 

730615

New Orleans

Warehouse

 

730709

Belgian TV

Recording the Welcome To The Grand Hotel special

 

730710

Belgian TV

 

 

730715

Croydon

Fairfield Hall (review) (setlist)

 

730803

Dunstable

Friars Civic Hall
(I have the announcement ad,
not a review).

Leo Sayer

Laurence Pointon writes: I can perhaps help with a correction. You have a concert listing which refers to a concert in Dunstable. I live there and think that the reference to Friars Civic Hall is wrong. There was a 'Queensway Hall' here (now torn down to make way for a supermarket!) which hosted many a great concert. The Friars venue was in Aylesbury and also hosted many a fine band. Back in the day we were spoilt for choice for a night out – innit – if I can get any further clarification I will post it.

730817

Belgium

 

 

730818

Belgium

Bilzen Open Air Festival (PH's second appearance there) Three-day festival: Procol performs on the second day

 

730819

Belgium

 

 

730820

Brighton

Dome
(I have a review of this one)

Leo Sayer

730824

Edinburgh

Empire Theatre (setlist)

 

730905

Melbourne

Festival Hall

 

730906

Melbourne

Festival Hall

 

730910

Sydney

Hordern Pavilion

 

730914

Auckland, NZ

 

 

730915

Wellington, NZ

 

 

730921

Los Angeles

Hollywood Bowl

 

731003

Amsterdam

Concertgebouw

Hobo String Band

731004

Brussels

Cine Marni

 

731007

Paris TV

 

 

731008

Paris

Salle Pleyel

 

731015

London US TV 
(Midnite Special)

Biba's

 

731019

Munster

Halle Munster Land

Leo Kottke

A lot of switching of dates on this German tour compared to the original schedule

731020

Vienna

Concert House (ticket here, pictures here)

Leo Kottke

731021

Munich

Deutsches Museum

Leo Kottke

731022

Frankfurt

Jahrhundert Halle

Leo Kottke

731023

Dusseldorf

Rhine Halle

Leo Kottke

731024

Bremen TV

The famous Musikladen special

Leo Kottke

731025

Bremen TV

 

Leo Kottke

731026

West Berlin

Deutschland Halle (review / setlist)

Leo Kottke

731027

Hamburg

Congresscentrum (ticket)

Leo Kottke

731029

Gotheborg

Konserthuset (setlist)

Leo Kottke

731030

Stockholm

Scandinavium Arena (ticket)

Leo Kottke

731031

Lund

Olympen

Leo Kottke

731101

Odense

Fyensforum

Leo Kottke

731102

Holstebro Denmark: 1481 tickets sold (thanks, Michael)

Holstebro Hallen (pictures)

Leo Kottke

731103

Viborg

Tinghallen

Leo Kottke

731104

Aarhus

Vejlby-Risskov Hallen

Leo Kottke

731105

Copenhagen

Tivolis Koncertsal (setlist)

Leo Kottke

731109

Stirling

University (note here)

 

731110

Glasgow

Strathclyde University

 

731112

London

Royal Festival Hall
(review / setlist)

Kevin Coyne

731117

Nottingham

University

 

73112x The gig formerly listed here is now thought to belong in the 1972 list (thanks, Marvin)

731212

Air Studios

Start Exotic Birds & Fruit

 

 


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