The "Couldn't Stand the Weather" Tour

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Location:  North America, Australasia, Japan 
Associated album:  Couldn't Stand the Weather 
Start date: 10th March 1984 
End date: 4th May 1985 
Legs:  9
Number of Shows: 146

The Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour travelled through North America, Europe, Australasia and Japan, during 1984 and 1985. Staged in support of their second album Couldn't Stand the Weather, the tour was the band's second of which to visit Europe, and their first to visit Australasia and Japan. The band had already achieved international fame when their debut album, Texas Flood, was released in June 1983. As the subsequent supporting tour progressed, the group's success was confirmed as their shows frequently sold out and consistently left their audiences amazed and gratified. Although they never followed a set list, all of the songs from Couldn't Stand the Weather were played at least once during the tour, and as many as eight of them were included in each of the band's performances.

Consisting of 9 legs and 147 shows, the began in Southampton, New York on 10th March 1984 and ended in San Antonio, Texas on 4th May 4 1985. The first three legs alternated between North America and Europe, before legs 4, branded as "Fall Foliage", incorporated a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, which was recorded and later released as an official live LP in 1997. The band's 1985 album Soul to Soul, which included the addition of keyboardist Reese Wynans, was recorded during breaks in the tour. Although the tour received a range of reactions from critics, it was generally well-received. Critics regarded the group's Carnegie Hall appearance as one of the tour's most memorable performances.

The band recorded their next album, Soul to Soul, from March to May 1985 during breaks in the tour's final leg, which incorporated a third stop in Canada and a trip through the southern US, before the closing concert at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on 4th May.

Tour Itinerary
Leg 1 - United States and Europe (10th Mar 1984 - 31st Mar 1984)
Leg 2 - United States (15th Apr 1984 - 28th May 1984)
Leg 3 - North America (15th Jun 1984 - 21st Jul 1984)
Leg 4 - North America and Europe (27th Jul 1984 - 16th Sep 1984)
Leg 5 - United States ("Fall Foliage") (29th Sep 1984 - 20th Oct 1984)
Leg 6 - Australasia and United States (26th Oct 1984 - 31st Dec 1984)
Leg 7 - Japan (20th Jan 1985 - 25th Jan 1985)
Leg 8 - North America (10th Mar 1985 - 30th March 1985)
Leg 9 - United States (21st Apr 1985 - 4th May 1985)

Tour Dates

Click on the dates to see setlists, where available.

Leg 1 - United States and Europe
10-Mar-84 - Fine Arts Theatre,  Southampton, NY
11-Mar-84 - Rusty Nail Inn, Sunderland, MA
13-Mar-84 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
14-Mar-84 - Wilkins Theatre, Union, NJ
15-Mar-84 - Radio City, Scotia, NY
16-Mar-84 - Donovan Center, Providence, RI
17-Mar-84 - Twilight Zone, New Haven, CT
21-Mar-84 - Alexandra Rock Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark
22-Mar-84 - Club 7, Oslo, Norway
23-Mar-84 - Voss Kino, Voss, Norway
24-Mar-84 - Jubel-Hule, Bergen, Norway
25-Mar-84 - Skansen, Trondheim, Norway
27-Mar-84 - Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland
28-Mar-84 - Tullikamari, Tampere, Finland
29-Mar-84 - Urheilutalo, Oulu, Finland
30-Mar-84 - The Ritz, Stockholm, Sweden
31-Mar-84 - Pub Sparta, Lund, Sweden

Leg 2 - United States
15-Apr-84 - Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
19-Apr-84 - Greenleaf Theater, Greenville, NC
20-Apr-84 - William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
22-Apr-84 - My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY
25-Apr-84 - The Metro, North Brunswick, NJ
27-Apr-84 - Hawkins Hall Auditorium, Plattsburgh, NY
28-Apr-84 - New Paltz Tripping Fields, New Paltz, NY (early show)
28-Apr-84 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY (late show)
29-Apr-84 - Baird Point, Buffalo, NY
02-May-84 - Student Union Ballroom, Garden City, NY
04-May-84 - Paolino Recreation Center, Bristol, RI
06-May-84 - Arnold Hall Parking Lot, Oneonta, NY
07-May-84 - Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY
12-May-84 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
13-May-84 - Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK
15-May-84 - Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR
16-May-84 - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
17-May-84 - Palmer Alumni Auditorium, Davenport, IA
18-May-84 - Five Flags Arena, Dubuque, IA
19-May-84 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
20-May-84 - Britt Brown, Wichita, KS
23-May-84 - Austin Opera House, Austin, TX
28-May-84 - Mid-South Fairgrounds, Memphis, TN

Leg 3 - North America
15-Jun-84 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
16-Jun-84 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
17-Jun-84 - Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA
19-Jun-84 - Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR
20-Jun-84 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
21-Jun-84 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
22-Jun-84 - Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada
24-Jun-84 - Max Bell Arena, Calgary, AB, Canada
25-Jun-84 - Convention Inn South, Edmonton, AB, Canada
26-Jun-84 - Centennial Auditorium, Saskatoon SK, Canada
28-Jun-84 - Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, Regina, SK, Canada
29-Jun-84 - Beaver Dam Lake, McCreary, MB, Canada
02-Jul-84 - Prom Center, St. Paul, MN
03-Jul-84 - Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI
05-Jul-84 - Coronado Theatre, Rockford, IL
06-Jul-84 - Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL
08-Jul-84 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
10-Jul-84 - Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX
11-Jul-84 - Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX
12-Jul-84 - Fair Park Bandshell, Dallas, TX
13-Jul-84 - Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
15-Jul-84 - Mayborn Civic Center, Temple, TX
18-Jul-84 - Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX
19-Jul-84 - Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX
20-Jul-84 - Bayfront Plaza Auditorium, Corpus Christi, TX
21-Jul-84 - Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX

Leg 4 - North America and Europe
27-Jul-84 - Willowbrook Park, New Britain, CT
28-Jul-84 - The Channel, Boston, MA
29-Jul-84 - Winter Island, Salem, MA
01-Aug-84 - Pier 84, New York City, NY
03-Aug-84 - USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL
04-Aug-84 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
05-Aug-84 - Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC
06-Aug-84 - Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
08-Aug-84 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA
09-Aug-84 - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

10-Aug-84 - Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA
11-Aug-84 - Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, VA
12-Aug-84 - City Island, Harrisburg, PA
14-Aug-84 - Toronto Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario
16-Aug-84 - National Arts Centre Opera, Ottawa, Canada
17-Aug-84 - Spectrum de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
25-Aug-84 - Freilichtbuhne Loreley, Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
27-Aug-84 - Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
02-Sep-84 - Veterans Park Amphitheatre, Shreveport, LA
07-Sep-84 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
08-Sep-84 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
09-Sep-84 - Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
10-Sep-84 - Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
13-Sep-84 - Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN
14-Sep-84 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
15-Sep-84 - Freedom Village, Greenville, MS
16-Sep-84 - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

Leg 5 - United States ("Fall Foliage")
29-Sep-84 - Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX
04-Oct-84 - Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
06-Oct-84 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
07-Oct-84 - Agora Ballroom, West Hartford, CT
09-Oct-84 - Adams Playhouse, Hempstead, NY
10-Oct-84 - Irvine Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA
11-Oct-84 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
12-Oct-84 - Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
14-Oct-84 - Variety Theatre, Cleveland, OH
19-Oct-84 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
20-Oct-84 - El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX

Leg 6 - Australasia and United Staes of America
26-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne, Australia
28-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne, Australia
31-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne, Australia
01-Nov-84 - Festival Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
03-Nov-84 - Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
05-Nov-84 - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia
09-Nov-84 - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia
11-Nov-84 -  Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, New Zealand
12-Nov-84 - Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
13-Nov-84 - Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand
14-Nov-84 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
20-Nov-84 - Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
21-Nov-84 - Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
23-Nov-84 - Warnors Theatre, Fresno, CA
24-Nov-84 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
25-Nov-84 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
27-Nov-84 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
28-Nov-84 - Freeborn Hall, Davis, CA
29-Nov-84 - Butte College Gym, Oroville, CA
30-Nov-84 - HSU East Gym, Arcata, CA
31-Dec-84 - Astroarena, Houston, TX

Leg 7 - Japan
20-Jan-85 - Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan
21-Jan-85 - Unryu Hall, Nagoya, Japan
23-Jan-85 - Yubin Chokin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
24-Jan-85 - Yubin Chokin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
25-Jan-85 - Yubin Chokin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan

Leg 8 - North America
10-Mar-85 - Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island, TX
21-Mar-85 - Manor Downs, Manor, TX
23-Mar-85 - Boston Opera House, Boston, MA
24-Mar-85 - E.M. Loew's Theater, Worcester, MA
27-Mar-85 - Hamilton Place Great Hall, Hamilton, ONT, Canada
28-Mar-85 - Super Skate Seven, Waterloo, ONT, Canada
29-Mar-85 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT, Canada
30-Mar-85 - Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ONT, Canada

Leg 9 - United States of America
21-Apr-85 - Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
24-Apr-85 - Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NE
25-Apr-85 - Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS
27-Apr-85 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
28-Apr-85 - Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK
30-Apr-85 - Bayfront Plaza Auditorium, Corpus Christi, TX
02-May-85 - Riverboat President, New Orleans, LA
04-May-85 - Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX

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