1997 Somethings never change Tour

SUPERTRAMP

Dougie Thomson (bass player) was not in this tour. According his words in some interviews years later, he didn't agree Supertramp play Roger's songs in previous tour, and that was a problem on his relation with Rick an Sue.

Jesse Siebenberg (Bob's son) joins the band (percussions)

A live double CD was recorded: "It was the best of times".
Appart from Roger's "The logical song" and "Breakfast in America",  songs "School" and "Take the long way home" (Roger Hodgson too) were also included in the setlist.

Coincidence or not, Supertramp and Roger Hodgson were on tour in 1997, promoting their new albums, 10 years after their previous albums in both cases....
It was a very good year for the fans !!!


1997 WORLD TOUR


04/28/97 -- Stockholm, Sweden -- Annex

04/29/97 -- Copenhagen, Denmark -- Falkoner Theatre

05/01/97 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Ahoy

05/02/97 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Ahoy

05/03/97 -- Brussels, Belgium -- Forest National

05/05/97 -- Paris, France -- Palais Omnisports

05/06/97 -- Paris, France -- Palais Omnisports

05/08/97 -- Lievin, France -- Stade Couvert

05/09/97 -- Metz, France -- Galaxia

05/10/97 -- Strasbourg, France -- Rhenus

05/12/97 -- Geneva, Switzerland -- Geneva Arena

05/13/97 -- Lyon, France -- Halle Tony Garnier

05/14/97 -- Toulon, France -- Zenith Omega

05/16/97 -- Nurburgring, Germany -- Rock In The Ring

05/17/97 -- Nuremberg, Germany -- Rock In The Park

05/18/97 -- Dresden, Germany -- Eisschnelaufbahn

05/20/97 -- Hamburg, Germany -- Sporthalle

05/21/97 -- Berlin, Germany -- Deutschlandhalle

05/22/97 -- Prague, Czechoslovakia -- Prague Sport Hall

05/24/97 -- Katowice, Poland -- Spodek Sporthall

05/25/97 -- Budapest, Hungary -- Sports Hall

05/26/97 -- Vienna, Austria -- Music Hall

05/28/97 -- Imst, Austria -- Open Air Tent

05/29/97 -- Bolzano, Italy -- Palasport

05/31/97 -- Rome, Italy -- Palaeur

06/02/97 -- Milan, Italy -- Forum

06/03/97 -- Zurich, Switzerland -- Hallenstadion Zurich

06/05/97 -- Toulouse, France -- Palais Des Sportes

06/06/97 -- Marseille, France -- Le Dome

06/07/97 -- Nimes, France -- Arenes

06/09/97 -- Pau, France -- Le Zenith

06/10/97 -- Bordeaux, France -- Patinoire

06/11/97 -- Ferrand, France -- Maison des Sport

06/13/97 -- Angers, France -- Amphitheatre

06/14/97 -- Brest, France -- Pace de Penfeld

06/16/97 -- Birmingham, England -- Academy

06/18/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

06/19/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

06/23/97 -- La Coruna, Spain -- Coliseum

06/24/97 -- Lisbon, Portugal -- Praca de Touros

06/26/97 -- Barcelona, Spain -- Palau St. Jordi

06/27/97 -- Murcia, Spain -- Plaza de Toros

06/28/97 -- Málaga, Spain -- Plaza de Toros

06/30/97 -- Zaragoza, Spain -- Principe Felipe

07/01/97 -- Valencia, Spain -- Jardines De Los Viveros

07/02/97 -- Madrid, Spain -- Sport Palace

07/04/97 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco -- Sporting Club

07/05/97 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco -- Sporting Club

07/06/97 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco -- Sporting Club

07/07/97 -- Montreux, Switzerland -- Montreux Jazz Festival

07/15/97 -- Holmdel, New Jersey -- P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

07/18/97 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Mann Music Center

07/19/97 -- Wantagh, New York -- Jones Beach Ampitheatre

07/20/97 -- Buffalo, New York -- Darien Lake P.A.C.

07/22/97 -- Quebec City, Quebec -- Coliseum de Quebec

07/23/97 -- Montreal, Quebec -- Molson Centre

07/25/97 -- Ottawa, Ontario -- Corel Centre

07/26/97 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Molson Ampitheatre

07/28/97 -- Chicago, Illinois -- Rosemont Theatre

07/29/97 -- Clarkston, Michigan -- Pine Knob Music Theatre

07/30/97 -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Marcus Ampitheatre

07/31/97 -- St. Louis, Missouri -- Riverport Ampitheatre

08/04/97 -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- Saskatchewan Place

08/05/97 -- Edmonton, Alberta -- Edmonton Coliseum

08/06/97 -- Calgary, Alberta -- Saddledome

08/08/97 -- Vancouver, British Columbia -- Gen.Motors Place

08/09/97 -- Ellensburg, Washington -- The Gorge

08/11/97 -- Concord, California -- Concord Pavilion

08/14/97 -- Los Angeles, California -- Greek Theatre

08/15/97 -- Los Angeles, California -- Greek Theatre

09/17/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

09/18/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

09/19/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

09/20/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

09/21/97 -- London, England -- Royal Albert Hall

09/24/97 -- Glasgow, Scotland -- S.E.C.C.

09/26/97 -- Sheffield, England -- Arena M

09/27/97 -- Manchester, England -- Nynex Arena

09/28/97 -- Dublin, Ireland -- Point

09/30/97 -- Orleans, France -- Zenith

10/01/97 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Ahoy

10/02/97 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Ahoy

10/04/97 -- Caen, France -- Zenith

10/05/97 -- Paris, France -- Bercy

10/06/97 -- Grenoble, France -- The Palais Des Sports

10/08/97 -- Rennes, France -- Le Liberte

10/09/97 -- La Rochelle, France -- Hall Expo

10/11/97 -- Brussels, Belgium -- Forest National

10/12/97 -- Munich, Germany -- Olympic Hall

10/13/97 -- Frankfurt, Germany -- Festhalle

10/15/97 -- Bremen, Germany -- Stadhalle

10/16/97 -- Bielefeld, Germany -- Seidenstickerhalle

10/17/97 -- Koeln, Germany -- Sporthalle

10/19/97 -- Kiel, Germany -- Osteehalle

10/20/97 -- Rostock, Germany -- Stadhalle

10/22/97 -- Mulhouse, France -- Parc Expo

10/23/97 -- Zurich, Switzerland -- Hallenstadion

10/24/97 -- Geneva, Switzerland -- Arena

10/25/97 -- Marseilles, France -- Le Dome

10/27/97 -- Le Mans, France -- Antares

10/28/97 -- Lille, France -- Zenith

10/29/97 -- Nancy, France -- Zenith

10/30/97 -- Stuttgart, Germany -- Schleyerhalle


 

1988 Free as a bird Tour

SUPERTRAMP

The second tour after the split, Just 3 month tour.

A live CD was recorded. (Supertramp LIVE 88): Just one CD (not double) and very poor quality.... read below the Rick's reasons for that. Horrible CD, kind of swindle for die hard fans .... (just few song and poor sound...)

Couple songs of Roger were performed: Breakfast in America and The logical song, breaking the verbal agreement with Roger. And both sounded vey bad, what a shame...

Included for the first time on any Supertramp album is outside material ('Hoochie Cooche...', 'Don't You Lie To Me'). It's really hard to understand this decision, having lot of good songs ready to play...


Rick’s comments about the 1988 tour and live album

"It may come as a surprise to some that the first part of 1988 was one of the most interesting periods in Supertramp's history.
The band was able (for the first time) to visit Brazil and play two shows there, one in Rio and one in São Paulo.
Rio, in fact, was the first show of our tour.
Past tours had usually commenced with a series of smaller shows in out-of-the-way places that allowed us the opportunity to put the finishing touches on the production and to warm up the band. This time out we were not so lucky.
We found ourselves preparing to play our first live gig in over a year to 75,000 impatient, screaming Brazilians.
To make matters worse, the weather the day of the show consisted of torrential rains which rendered half of our equipment unusable.
We finally got on stage at about midnight. After a disastrous start, with all kinds of buzzes and hums emitting from the P.A., we slowly pulled ourselves together and got through the show, albeit with egos bruised, telling ourselves that it was not smart to have a great gig at the beginning of a tour because the only place to go from there was down hill.

So on we went to São Paulo where our second show went a lot smoother.
We’d had a week between shows, a chance to see some of the country and were all feeling a bit better.

From the 90+degree sun of Brazil we moved north to the Canadian leg of the tour where the temperature flirted with the minus 40 degree mark the day we played in Winnipeg.

A short break and it was over to Europe for the major portion of the tour. About half way through the European dates I began to realize that this was probably the tightest Supertramp band that I could remember.
I suggested, as an experiment, that we record some of the shows using a simple 2-track tape recorder plugged directly into the mix board in the hall, as opposed to the more traditional 48-track mobile recording truck. We had no special producers and no additional engineers. As a result, this record is Supertramp in the raw as it were with very minimal tampering with the tapes.
In an age of computerized recording this may go against the grain but over the years I've noticed that music recorded in this manner, be it jazz, Classical or whatever, gives me the most listening pleasure. Recording a band like us is not easy.
We have masses of keyboards, guitars, drums, percussion and taped effects with levels of sounds that are constantly changing. I think, that what we've captured on tape here is a spirit which is new and different for Supertramp.

Included for the first time on any Supertramp album is outside material ('Hoochie Cooche...', 'Don't You Lie To Me').
These impromptu jams are my favourite part of the collection as they show the band letting off a little steam after the stricter arrangements of the original material.
Also, of interest to long-time followers is Mark Hart's interpretation of 'Breakfast In America' and 'The Logical Song'.
It's hard for me to imagine anybody else but Roger Hodgson pulling it off, but Mark did.
I's also good to hear John Helliwell in his favorite environment (on stage) playing with great relish throughout.
The order of solos in 'Hoochie Cooche' is John, Marty Walsh on guitar, Brad Cole on organ and Mark Hart on guitar.
On 'Don't You Lie To Me', John, Mark Hart on guitar, and me on the piano."

Rick Davies, August 1988


January 1988
9 – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
16 – Sao Paulo (Brazil)

February
1 – Edmonton (Canada)
2 – Calgary (Canada)
4 – Winnipeg (Canada)
6 – Merriville (US)
9 – Ottawa (Canada)
10 – Toronto (Canada)
11 – Montreal (Canada)
13 – Halifax (Canada)
16 – Philadelphia (US)
17 – Philadelphia (US)
22 – Paris (France)
23 – Paris (France)
29 – Kolhn (Germany)

March
1 – Frankfurt (Germany)
2 – Munich (Germany)
4 – Stuttgart (Germany)
6 – Hamburg (Germany)
8 – Rotterdam (Holland)
10 – Brussels (Belgium)
12 – Tours (France)
14 – Grenoble (France)
15 – Clermont (France)
16 – Lyon (France)
18 – San Sebastián (Spain)
19 – Toulouse (France)
20 – Montpellier (France)
22 – Barcelona (Spain)
23 – Valencia (Spain)
24 – Madrid (Spain)
28 – Bordeux (France)
29 – Dijon (France)
30 – Lille (France)

April
2 – Karlsruhe (Germany)
4 – Bolzano (Italy)
5 – Linz (Austria)
6 – Innsbruck (Austria)
8 – Laussane (Switzerland)
9 – Torino (Italy)
11 – Rome (Italy)
12 – Napoli (Italy)
14 – Milano (Italy)
16 – Zurich (Switzerland)
18 – London (UK)
19 – London (UK)

 

1985/86 Brother were you bound Tour

SUPERTRAMP

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The first tour after the split (Roger left the band in 1983)

A very succesful tour, but a bit sad for some fans. Any of the Roger 's songs (hits) was performed.
New musicians on stage: Scott Page (saxophone, already in 1983 tour), Mark Hart (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Carl Verheyen (lead guitar), Marty Walsh (guitar)

Carl became lead guitarist, replacing the departing guitarist Roger Hodgson.
The band played stadium shows all across the U.S. and Canada .
In 1986 the group toured Europe , selling out huge arenas in eight countries.
This tour finished with a command performance for Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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After some gigs, the band played in little local clubs, as Rick & the Rockets (you can see some photos in the link)

September 1985
- CANADA -
23 - St. John’s
24 - St. John’s
25 - St. John’s
27 - Halifax
28 - Moncton
29 - Fredrickton

October 1985
- USA -
2 - Bloomington
4 - Kalamazoo
5 - Buffalo
6 - Lake Placid
7 - Worcester
9 - Troy
11 - Philadelphia
12 - Fairfax
13 - Hampton
14 - New Haven
16 - New York
18 - Cambridge
- CANADA -
19 - Ottawa
21 - Quebec City
22 - Montreal
24 - Toronto
- USA -
25 - Hartford
27 - Detroit
29 - Chicago
30 - Madison

November 1985
1 - Milwaukee
2 - Minneapolis
4 - St. Luis
5 - Kansas City
6 - Norman
8 - San Antonio
9 - Houston
10 - Dallas
12 - Chicago
14 - Calgary (Canada)
17 - Vancouver (Canada)
18 - Seattle
20 - Los Angeles
21 - Los Angeles
23 - Costa Mesa

- EUROPE -

January 1986
13 - Caen (France)
14 - París (France)
15 - París (France)
16 - París (France)
17 - París (France)
18 - París (France)
20 - Toulouse (France)
21 - Toulouse (France)
22 - Bordeaux (France)
23 - Nantes (France)
25 - San Sebastián (Spain)
27 - Bilbao (Spain)
28 - Madrid (Spain)
30 - Barcelona (Spain)
31 - Avignon (France)

February 1986
1 - Laussane (Switzerland)
3 - Nice (France)
4 - Clermont Ferrand (France)
5 - Poitiers (France)
6 - Lille (France)
8 - Strasbourg (France)
9 - Metz (France)
10 - Dijon (France)
11 - Lyon (France)
13 - Rotterdam (Holland)
14 - Frankfurt (Germany)
15 - Hamburg (Germany)
16 - Bremen (Germany)
18 - Brussels (Belgium)
19 - Saarbrucken (Germany)
21 - Passau (Germany)
22 - Wurzburg (Germany)
23 - Friedrichshafen (Germany)
25 - Dussseldorf (Germany)
26 - Dortmund (Germany)
28 - Zurich (Switzerland)

March 1986
1 - Ludwigshafen (Germany)
2 - Nuremberg (Germany)
4 - Munich (Germany)
6 - Stuttgart (Germany)
8 - London (UK)
10 - London (UK)
11 - Birmingham (UK)
13 - Nice (France)
14 - Berna (Switzerland)
15 - Berna (Switzerland)
17 - Copenhague (Denmark)
19 - Berlin (Germany)

 

Supertramp1986

Presentación de Some Things Never Change en Paris - SPANISH

Han pasado 10 años desde que publicaron su último trabajo - Mark Hart (de Crowded House) sustituye a Roger Hodgson - Su gira mundial les traerá a siete ciudades españolas

Las penúltimas palabras de Supertramp


El grupo presentó ayer en París su disco «Some things never change»

IÑAKI GIL
PARIS.- Supertramp vuelve. Diez años después, uno de los grupos punteros de los 70 ha vuelto a grabar. Y volverá a recorrer Europa en una gira que hará escala en siete ciudades españolas (La Coruña, Madrid, Murcia, Málaga, Zaragoza y Valencia). El disco, presentado ayer en París, se titula, simbólicamente, Algunas cosas nunca cambian (Some things never change). Bueno, algunas cosas sí han cambiado. En el mundo, en la música e incluso en Supertramp. Así que las preguntas pertinentes eran quiénes vuelven, con qué intenciones y por qué. La cuestión del millón de dólares es si Supertramp cosecha 97 suena como el Supertramp de Even in the quietest momments o Breakfast in America. Vamos por partes. Esta formación incluye tres veteranos: Rick Davies (compositor, cantante y teclista), John Helliwell (viento) y Bob Siebenberg (batería). A ellos se han sumado el percusionista Tom Walsh (antes con Joe Cocker), el bajo Cliff Hugo (oficialmente con Ray Charles), el guitarrista Carl Verheyen y Lee R. Thornberg (trompeta, voces, teclados y trombón que estuvo con Rod Steward y Tower of power). Mención aparte para Mark Hart, que forma parte de Crowded House y que además de tocar guitarra y teclados aporta su voz. No está obviamente Roger Hodgson que formó con Rick Davies el alma del Supertramp de las grandes horas. La ruptura del dúo que firmó todas las canciones importantes de la banda parecía haber reducido al silencio a Supertramp. Hacer olvidar esta ausencia es el mayor reto de esta reaparición.

RESPUESTAS.- Su sombra planeó ayer en la presentación parisina. Davies no quiso responder a preguntas sobre él. Helliwell mencionó el nuevo trabajo de éste y se esforzó en dar sensación de que la herida está cerrada. Hay quien ha visto en la letra de la canción que da título al álbum una clara alusión al ausente, discípulo de la Iglesia de la Cienciología: «Puedes escuchar esas cintas lavacerebros, abrazar la fe judía, católica o budista pero estoy seguro de que será en vano porque tú sabes que algunas cosas nunca cambian». Davies no dio muchos detalles sobre esta espera de 10 años: «Nos lo tomamos con calma», dijo. Pero reconoció que todo lo que compuso en su soledad le sonaba a Supertramp. Y puesto a hacer algo que «sonaba a Supertramp» porqué no hacerlo con el grupo cuyo nombre es propiedad suya. Además la marca Supertramp vende. Hasta el punto que la nueva grabación -cuya venta comienza el 24 de marzo- es ya disco de oro en Francia. Gracias a las preventas ya confirmadas, 100.000 ejemplares. Eso dio para adornar la presentación con la correspondiente entrega de trofeos.

 

NEGOCIO.- Supertramp vuelve rentabilizando su nombre, su imagen y su público y buscando abrir hueco entre los que tomaban biberón durante su pasado esplendor. De ahí una conversación en Internet ayer mismo, aunque Davies y Helliwell reconocieran que no han usado nunca en su vida un ordenador. La imagen de la portada del disco entronca también con la estética clásica del grupo. Una pareja de abueletes toma el té en la Luna. Davies dijo con toda la razón que ilustra bien el título del álbum porque si algo no cambiará nunca es la costumbre de los (viejos) ingleses de tomar el té a las cinco donde quiera que estén. El grupo exhibió en su presentación a Bogie un perro canela que Davies paseó hasta que los flashes le parecieron demasiado (al perro). El chucho sale también en las imágenes lunares ladrando a la Tierra que se dibuja en el cielo. Pero quizá quien mejor ha descrito las intenciones del grupo haya sido el productor Jack Douglas, que trabajó antes para John Lennon y Aerosmith: «Es un trabajo muy honesto y muy "supertramp"». Cada uno podrá hacerse su propia idea desde la salida del primer single -You win, I lose (Tú ganas, yo pierdo)- que las radios programarán, sin duda, con entusiasmo. Dicen que los viejos rockeros nunca mueren. Pero envejecen. Ayer John Helliwell reconoció 52 tacos. Rick Davies admitió a regañadientes «seis meses más».

Reencuentros distintos

SILVIA GRIJALBA MADRID.- Hay muchas incógnitas sobre el regreso de Supertramp, pero lo que casi todo el mundo se pregunta, lo que a la mayoría le importa de verdad es si Some things never change hace de verdad honor a su nombre. Si el disco mantiene inalterable el sonido que hizo popular a los autores de Even in the quietest moments o si el cambio de formación (con el ex Crowded House Mark Hart sustituyendo a Roger Hodgson) habrá supuesto una revolución musical dentro de la banda. La experiencia de otros grupos, que han decidido seguir la corriente tan de moda últimamente de recomponer bandas triunfadoras durante los años 70, demuestra que la tendencia general consiste en perpetuar los sonidos que les han llevado al éxito. El intento más descarado ha sido el de los Sex Pistols, pero no todo el mundo tiene agallas como para confesar que se reunen para ganar dinero, sin ofrecer un tema nuevo. Los supervivientes de grupos inscritos en lo sinfónico, como Yes, King Crimson o, en España, Triana, sí tienen el detalle de componer nuevos temas y, a pesar de estar avalados por un nombre que consiguió batir records de ventas hace 20 años y que muchos dudan que les corresponda mantener, asumen un cierto riesgo lanzando discos que, como ocurrió con el disco anterior de Supertramp, Free as a bird, pueden ser un fracaso o, como pasó en su momento con Aerosmith, suponer el renacimiento al éxito.

1983 Famous last words Tour

SUPERTRAMP

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The largest and more succesful tour.

The last tour with Roger Hodgson. Supertramp filled stadiums around the world.
Reach some 1.5 million people around the world, Supertramp's most ambitious ever.

For the first time there was some musicians helping the band on stage (Scott Page and Fred Mandel)
And for the first time Roger spoke to the audience during the shows (just to say thanks and announcing he leaves the band) after 14 years in the band, what a big achievement for such a very shy man .....


REPORTS

BARCELONA, 5 Julio, 1983

REPORT por MIGUEL ANGEL CANDELA

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JUNE
1 Stockholm
2 Stockholm
5 Copenhagen
8 Amsterdam
10 Brussels
12 Frankfurt
14 Vienna
17 Cologne
19 Dortmund
21 Hamburg
23 Berlin
24 Paris
26 Nantes
29 London
30 London

JULY
1 London
2 London
3 Lyon
5 Barcelona
7 Madrid
10 Karlsruhe
12 Verona
14 Viareggio
16 Basel
19 Biarritz
21 Nice
23 Munich

AUGUST
5 Philadelphia
6 Hampton
8 Long Island
9 New York
10 Pittsburgh
11 Buffalo
13 Atlanta
15 Baltimore
17 Worcester
18 Montreal
19 Montreal
20 Montreal
22 Ottawa
24 Toronto
25 Toronto
26 Milwaukee
27 Alpine Valley
28 Minneapolis/St.Paul
31 Portland

SEPTEMBER
1 Seattle
3 Vancouver
5 Calgary
6 Edmonton
9 Chicago
10 Detroit
11 Cleveland
13 Indianapolis
14 St. Louis
16 Norman
17 Houston
18 Austin
21 San Diego
23 Los Angeles
24 Los Angeles
25 Irvine

 

supertramp83

1979 Breakfast in America Tour

SUPERTRAMP

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The first official live album was recorded in this tour: "Supertramp Paris", released in 1980.

Ten month tour.
The tour took 52 tons of gear, 10 miles of cable, $5 millions worth of equipment and 40 man crew.
Broke all previous concert attendance records in Europe and Canada, made front page headlines full of superlaives and solidified the band's reputation for spectacular rock shows.

NORTH AMERICA CITIES

Alburquerque
Atlanta
Bellingham
Binghampton
Boston
Boulder
Buffalo
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Corvallis
Detroit
Fort Worth
Fresno
Green Bay
Greensboro
Houston
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City, MO
Lakeland
Largo
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Madison
Miami
Milwaukee
Nashville
New Brunswick
New Orleans
New York City
Norfolk
Oakland
Oklahoma City
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland
Pullman
Richmond
Rochester
St. Louis
St. Paul
San Antonio
San Diego
Seattle
Spokane
Toledo
Tucson
Tulsa
Utica
Calgary
Edmonton
Halifax
Kitchener
London, Ontario
Moncton
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec City
Toronto
Vancouver
Victoria
Winnipeg

 

TOUR DATES

MARCH
16- Boulder, Colorado
18- St. Louis, MO
19- St. Louis, MO
20- Kansas City, MO
22- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23- Milwaukee, WI
24- St. Paul, Minnesota
25- Madison, Wisconsin
27- Green Bay, Wisconsin
28- Chicago, Illinois

APRIL
3- Los Angeles, California - LA Forum
4- Los Angeles, California - LA Forum
5- Oakland, California
8- Tucson, Arizona
9- Phoenix, Arizona
11- San Diego Sports Arena
12- Fresno,California - Selland Arena
13- Fresno, California - Selland Arena
15- Spokane, Washington - Coliseum
16- Missoula, Montana - Adam Field House
18- Seattle, Washington - Coliseum
19- Portland, Oregon - Coliseum
20- Pullman, Washington - WSU Field House
22- Corvallis, Oregon - Gill Coliseum
30- Tulsa, Oklahoma

MAY
1 - Norman, Oklahoma
2 - Ft. Worth, Texas
3 - San Antonia, Texas - Arena
5 - Houston, Texas - Coliseum
7 - New Orleans, Louisiana
9 - Nashville, Tennessee
11 - Miami, Florida
12 - Fr. Meyers, Florida
13 - St. Petersburg, Florida
15 - Atlanta, Georgia - The Omni
16 - Greensboro, North Carolina
17 - Largo - Capitol Center
18 - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
20 - Detroit, Michigan
21 - Buffalo, NY
23 - Boston, Mass.
24 - Boston, Mass
25 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Spectrum
26 - Rochester, NY
27 - Troy, NY
29 - Utica, NY
30 - Springfield Civic Center
31 - Madison Square Gardens, NY
(Supertramp is presented with it’s first platinum record awards here)

JUNE
2- Cincinati, Ohio - Riverfront Stadium
3- Indianapolis, Indiana - Market Square Arena
4- Pittsburgh, Penn. - Civic Arena
6- Columbus, Ohio
8- Cleveland, Ohio - Richfield Coliseum
9- Birmingham, Alabama
10- Richmond, Virginia
11- Hampton, Virginia
18- Apple Valley

JULY
9- Winnipeg (Canada)
10- Winnipeg (Canada)
11- Winnipeg (Canada)
16- London (Canada)
19- Toronto - Exhibition Stadium
20- Toronto - Exhibition Stadium
21- Toronto - Exhibition Stadium
24- Montreal (Canada)
25- Montreal (Canada)
28- Ottawa (Canada)
30- Moncton (Canada)
31- Halifax (Canada)

AUGUST
5- Calgary (Canada)
7- Edmonton (Canada)
8- Edmonton (Canada)
10- Vancouver (Canada)
11- Canadian tour ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

 

EUROPEAN LEG

SEPTEMBER
30- Frankfurt

OCTOBER
1- Mannheim
3- Munich
4- Munich
5- Munich
7- Dortmund
8- Dortmund
10- Vienna
12- Cologne
13- Cologne
15- Rotterdam
16- Rotterdam
17- Rotterdam
19- Antwerp
21- Bremen
22- Bremen
25- Oslo
26- Stockholm
27- Gothenburg
30- London
31- London

NOVEMBER
1- London
2- London
4- Berlin
5- Berlin
8- Barcelona
9- Barcelona
10- Barcelona
12- Madrid
13- Madrid
15- Lisbon
16- Lisbon
19- Bordeaux
20- Avignon
21- Strasbourg
22- Lyon
23- Dijon
25- Nice
27- Nantes
29- Paris
30- Paris

DECEMBER
1- Paris
2- Paris
4- Stuttgart
5- stuttgart
8- Zurich
9- zurich

 

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1977 Even in the quietest moments Tour

SUPERTRAMP

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The show in the Great Hall, Queen Mary College (London) was filmed the 10th November.
Very nice bootleg (video footage) easy to find in the internet. (The show was aired on the BBC)

130 cities in America, Canada, Europe and England.
The tour started 6 April Regina, Canada.
The European leg started 28 August, three months.
England in mid-October until early November.
Supertramp had played to well over 600,000 rabid fans.

Here some of the gigs:

APRIL
6 - Regina, Saskatchewan. First leg of tour
7 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
9 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
10 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
11 - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
12 - Edmonton, Alberta. Concert cancelled because of Roger's illness
15 - Spokane
16 - Pullman
17 - Portland
20 - Seattle
22 - Vancouver, Canada
23 - Victoria, Canada
27 - Stockton
28 - Los Angeles, CA
30 - Oakland
 
MAY
2 - Las Vegas
3 - San Diego
5 - Fresno
6 - Fresno
7 - Bakersfield
9 - Denver. CO
11 - Kansas City
12 - St Louis
13 - Chicago
15 - Detroit
19 - Milwaukee
20 - Milwaukee
21 - Minneapolis
22 - Madison
23 - Indianapolis
24 - Green Bay
25 - Indianapolis
28 - Louisville
 
JUNE 
1 - Toronto, Canada
2 - Toronto, Canada
4 - Niagara Falls, Canada 
5 - Rochester
6 - Burlington
10 - Akron
11 - Poukaepsie
12 - Boston
15 - Norfolk
16 - Washington DC
17 - Philadelphia
18 - New York
19 - Allentown
21 - Saratoga
24 - Halifax, Canada
25 - Moncton, New Brunswick
27 - Quebec City
28 - Montreal Forum
29 - Montreal Forum 
  
JULY
2 - Ottawa Civic Center
3 - Ottawa Civic Center
5 - Kingston, Ontario
7 - Sudbury, Ontario
8 - London, Ontario
9 - Kitchener, Ontario
10 - Kitchener, Ontario
14 - Edmonton, Alberta (rescheduled)
15 - Calgary, Alberta (rescheduled)
23 - Dallas, Texas
24 - Houston
25 - San Antonio
28 - Miami, Florida
29 - Miami
30 - Tampa
31 - Jacksonville

AUGUST
2 - Memphis
3 - Birmingham
5 - Atlanta
6 - Greensboro
7 - Williamsburg
- EUROPE -
28 - Copenhague (Denmark)
30 - Stockholm (Sweden)

SEPTEMBER
1 - Oslo (Norway)
2 - Goteborg (Sweden)
3 - Lund (Sweden)
7 - Hamburg (Germany)
8 - Hannover
10 - Ludwigshaven
11 - Kolhn
13 - Berlin
15 - Dusseldorf
16 - Wiesbaden
18 - Stuttgart
21 - Munich
23 - Geneve (Switzerland)
24 - Bassel
26 - Barcelona (Spain)
28 - Marseille (France)
29 - Lyon
30 - Paris


OCTOBER
4 – Cambrai (France)
5 – Rotterdam (Holland)
6 – Rotterdam (Holland)
7 – Brussels (Belgium)
10 – Amsterdam (Holland)
11 – Amsterdam (Holland)
- UK leg of tour -
15 - Birmingham
16 - Birmingham
17 - Liverpool
19 - Manchester
20 - Manchester
21 - Coventry
24 - Newcastle
25 - Edimburgh
26 - Glasgow
27 - Glasgow
30 - Leicester

NOVEMBER
1 – London, Wembly Empire Pool
2 – London
4 – Brighton
5 – New Forest
6 – New Forest
7 – Bournemouth (Inglaterra)
10 – London, Queen Mary College


 Supertramp1977 Berlin 1977

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1975/76 Crisis? What crisis? Tour

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October 1975
Ramport Studios & Scorpio Studios in England to finish album tentative title for album is "Second Offense".
The single "Lady"/"You Started Laughing (When I Held You In My Arms)" (A&M 1793) released in US.

November
"Crisis? What Crisis?" released in US (SP-4311).
"Lady/You Started Laughing" released in UK.

November 13, 1975
Beginning of 30 date UK tour. Colston Hall, Bristol w/ Joan Armatrading.
Eight month tour November 1975 - June 1976: two months England, then Europe, While there, Rick, who always sported a heavy beard decided to save it off. At the next show, frontman John Helliwell, introduced Rick to the audience as "The Turk" and the headlines charged "Turkish piano player is great".

After a farewell concert, in their homeland, at the famed Royal Albert Hall, Supertramp again crossed the Ocean to America.
The American and Canadian tours that followed were extensive.
But the tour didn't end here. Deciding to spread their music even farther, their next stops were Japan, Australia and finally New Zealand in June 1976.

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UK Tour

NOVEMBER 1975
13- Bristol
14- Lancaster
15- Leeds University
16- London, Croydon Fairfield Hall
17- Brighton Dome
19- Bournemouth, Winter Garden
20- Portmouth
22- Newcastle City Hall
23- Edinburgh
24- Glasgow, Scotland. The Apollo Theater
25- Dundee, Caird Hall
28- Cardiff in Wales, Capitol Theater
29- Birmingham Odeon
30- Manchester, Palace Theater

DECEMBER 1975
1- Leicester, DeMontfort Hall
2- Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley Victoria Hall
4- Sheffield City Hall
5- Coventry theater
6- Hammersmith Odeon
7- Hammersmith Odeon
9- Hull, ABC Movie theater
11- Preston
12- Liverpool, Empire Theater
13- Ipswich, The Gaumont
14- Great Yarmouth ABC theater
16- Plymouth
17- Torbay
18- Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
19- Southampton Gaumont
20- Southend, the Korsaal

Europe

JANUARY 1976
12- Amsterdam, The Concertgebauw
15- Brussels
16- Amsterdam, Congress Hall by the Rye
18- West Berlin
22- Hamburg
24- Hanover, Germany
27- Copenhagen, The Trivoli Gardens (first concert performance of "Soapbox Opera")
29- Lund, Sweden
31- Olso, Norway

FEBRUARY 1976
1 - Stockholm
5 - London
-AMERICA-
20 - Allentown
21 - Buffalo
24 - London (Canada)
25 - Hamilton (Canada)
26 - Montreal (Canada)
27 - Quebec City (Canada)
29 - Moncton (Canada)

MARCH 1976
1 - Halifax (Canada)
4 - Burlington
5 - Boston
6 - Philadelphia
9 - Madison
10 - Indianapolis
11 - Sant Luis
12 - Chicago
13 - Milwaukee
14 - Milwaukee
16 - Winnipeg (Canada)
19 - Seattle
20 - Santa Monica
21 - Spokane
23 - Regina (Canada)
24 - Saskatoon (Canada)
25 - Edmonton (Canada)
26 - Calgary (Canada)
27 - Portland
28 - Vancouver (Canada)
31 - Santa Monica

APRIL 1976
1 - Santa Monica
2 - Fresno
3 - Fresno
9 - Berkeley
14 - Denver
20 - Toronto (Canada)
25 - Toronto (Canada)

MAY 1976
-JAPAN-
28 - Tokio
29 - Tokio

JUNE 1976
-AUSTRALIA-
4 - Adelaida
6 - Melbourne
7 - Melbourne
9 - Sydney
10 - Sydney
11 - Sydney
12 - Newcastle
14 - Brisbane
15 - Brisbane
18 - Sydney
22 - Aukland (New Zeland)

 

Supertramp1975

1974/75 Crime of the Century Tour

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February 1974
after three months living in a farm, the band leaves Southcombe to move to London to begin recording.
First sessions at Trident Studios with Ken Scott producing.

March
The single "Land Ho"/"Summer Romance" released in U.K.
31- Concert in Westcliff

June
Recording completed at Ramport Studios. Mixing begins at Scorpio Studios.

September
"Crime Of The Century" released in U.K. (AMLS-68258).
22 - Concert in Chelsea

October
"Crime Of The Century" released in US (SP-3647).
Tour around UK (England, Scotland and Wales)
18 - Swansea
19 - Liverpool
21 - Plymouth
22 - Torquay
23 - Guildford
24 - London
25 - Birmingham
26 - Manchester
27 - London
31 - Saint Andrews

November
1 - Aberdeen
2 - Dundee
5 - Bradford
6 - Manchester
8 - Lampeter
9 - Bangor
12 - Stoke
15 - Stoke

December
1 - Preston
2 - Birmingham
9 - Bournemouth
12 - Preston
15 - London

January 1975
23- City Hall, Sheffield, S. Yorks
24- Leeds Town Hall
26- Birmingham Town Hall
27- De Montfort Hall, Leichester
29- Manchester Free Trade Hall
30- Newcastle City Hall

February
1- Edinburgh Usher Hall
2- Galsgow, Scotland - King’s Theater
6- Oxford New Theater
7- Brighton Dome
8- Guildford Civic Hall
9- Bristol - Colston Hall
10 - Plymouth Guild Hall
26 - París (France)

March
9- London

April
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 4. American Tour begins.
Three and half week, 25-city tour of the US and Canada.
Supertramp toured the United States for the first time, visiting 25 cities and filling 2000-seat venues.

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4 - Milwaukee
6 - Montreal (Canada)
7 - Quebec City (Canada)
9 - Ottawa (Canada)
11 - New York
12 - Boston
13 - Washington
14 - Philadelphia
15 - Detroit
17 - Toronto (Canada)
18 - Buffalo
19 - Cleveland
20 - Chicago
21 - St. Luis
22 - Kansas City
24 - Santa Monica
25 - Santa Monica
26 - Santa Monica

May
25 - Indianapolis

July
15 - Calgary (Canada)
31 - Vancouver (Canada)

August
2 - Montreal (Canada)
4 - Ottawa (Canada)
8 - San Jose
11 - Arlington
12 - Houston
13 - Buffalo
23 - Reading (England)


When the tour ended, Supertramp went to Los Angeles to record Crisis? What Crisis? However, the band did not become really popular in America until two years later, with the release of their fifth album Even In The Quietest Moments.
"Give a Little Bit" (Roger Hodgson), the album's first track with it's catchy acoustic guitar intro became an international hit, although not a major one.

1970/73 The early Tours

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Supertramp started a new age with this line up, middle 1973, playing in several schools and theaters around UK, until the official "Crime of the Century" tour that started late 1974. (Line up: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson, John Helliwell, Dougie Thomson, Bob Siebenberg)

With this new line up (the classical) they started a new era, just playing new songs since then.
And any song from the first two Supertramp albums was included in their shows during the next decade.
That was the way they decided for their future, and it was good, cause they reached the top during the decade 1973-1983. (The Golden decade)

 


Before all that, with the previous line-up, they performed lots of shows in clubs, little theatres, schools, universities, etc,...
Here you'll find some of it and highlights:


YEAR 1970

JANUARY
Documentary Film "Daddy-Portrait 1970" shot in Munich. (still the old band name "Daddy")
The band was playing in Munich at that time

JUNE
Supertramp recorded their first album at Morgan Sound Studios in
Willesden, North West London, England.

LINE UP
Richard Davies Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals
Roger Hodgson Steel-String & Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Cello, Flageolet, Lead Vocals
Robert Millar Drums, Harmonica
Richard Palmer Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Balalaika, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals

JULY
Work on "Purgatory" soundtrack in Munich.
"Supertramp" (AMSL-981) released in UK w/ reception at The Revolution Club, London, July 14.

Photo: Roger on bass circa 1969/1970

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June 5 (Friday)
Supertramp played their London debut at the Lyceum, Strand, West Central London, with Procol Harum, Hard Meat, Argent.

July 5 (Saturday)
Supertramp played the Farx in Southhall, Middlesex, England, with Black Widow.

July 14 (Saturday)
Supertramp (AMSL-981) released in the UK. The band have a reception at The Revolution Club, London, England.

July 14 (Saturday)
Supertramp played their first performance at the famous Marquee Club, at 90 Wardour Street, Soho, West London, supporting The Keef Hartley Band.

July 24 (Friday)
Supertramp played the Marquee Club, Soho, West London, supporting The Groundhogs.

August 16 (Sunday)
Supertramp played the famous Roundhouse, in Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, North West London, with Writing On The Wall, Trader Horn, Stoics, Wishbone Ash, Heads Hands and Feet.

August 21 (Friday)
Supertramp played the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, England, supported Mott the Hopple, with Quintessence.

August 23 (Sunday)
Supertramp played the Wake Arms, in Epping, Essex, England.

August 27 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the second day of the famous Isle of Wight Festival at East Afton Farm, Godshill, with Gary Farr, Andy Roberts Everyone, Howl, Black Widow, Groundhogs, Terry Reid, Gilberto Gil.

August 31 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Cooks Ferry Inn, in Edmonton, North West London, England.

September 14 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Bristol, Somerset, England, with Ten Years After. The start of their UK tour.

September 17 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the Greyhound, Croydon, Surrey, England.

October 4 (Sunday)
Supertramp played in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. The end of their UK tour.

October 9 (Saturday)
Supertramp played Canterbury Darwin College, Canterbury, Kent, England, with Blodwyn Pig.

October 29 (Thursday)
Supertramp played Clouds, Derby, Derbyshire, England.

November 27 (Friday)
Supertramp played Westfield Collge, London, supporting Mott the Hoople, with Cochise.

November 30 (Monday)
Supertramp played the King's Head, Romford, Essex, England.

December 5 1970 (Saturday)
Supertramp played Liverpool University, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

December 10 (Thursday)
Supertramp played at Hipnotique, Fossgate, York? Yorkshire? England.

December 11 (Friday)
Supertramp played Cannock Chase Technical College, Cannock, Staffordshire, England.

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YEAR 1971


APRIL-MAY
Supertramp recorded their second album.

JUNE
Supertramp released their second album Indelibly Stamped (AMLH-64306) [UK].

LINE UP
Kevin Currie Percussion, Drums
Rick Davies Harmonica, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Frank Farrell Bass, Piano, Accordion, Backing Vocals
Roger Hodgson Steel-String & Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals
Dave Winthrop Flute, Saxophone Lead Vocals


February 21 (Sunday)
Supertramp played in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England, with Genesis.

September 27 (Monday)
Supertramp played at St George's Concert Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, supporting Ten Years After, with Keith Christmas.

November 11 (Thursday)
Supertramp played the Town Hall, Hammersmith, West London, England, supporting Gong, with Lady Jane and Charon.

 


YEAR 1972

Lots of shows in UK.

April 3 (Monday)
Supertramp played the Festhalle, Bern, Switzerland.

Fall 1972: Tour of Scandinavia.

 


BBC PEEL SESSIONS 1972 - 1974

22/08/1972 - Supertramp
TX - 12/09/1972
Pony Express
School
Everyone Is Listening
I Can See

LINE UP
Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Frank Farrell (Guitar, Vocals)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)


20/11/1972 - Supertramp
TX - 23/11/1972
Summer Romance
Rudy
Pony Express
Dreamer

LINE UP
Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)


25/06/1973 - Supertramp
TX - 05/07/1973
Chicken Man
Down In Mexico
Just A Normal Day
(& Land Ho, 2/3/74, Rock On)

LINE UP
Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
Dave Winthrop (Saxophone, Vocals)
Kevin Currie (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)


23/05/1974 - Supertramp
TX - 06/06/1974
TRACKLIST
If Everyone Was Listening
School
Bloody Well Right

LINE UP
Richard Davies (Organ, Vocals)
Dougie Thompson (Bass)
John Anthony Heliwell (Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals)
Bob C. Benberg (Drums)
Roger Hodgson (Bass, Vocals)


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