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:  7
Number of Shows: 147

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 seven 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 Itinery
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 and Europe (15th Jun 1984 - 16th Sep 1984)
Leg 4 -United States ("Fall Foliage") (29th Sep 1984 - 20th Oct 1984)
Leg 5 - Australasia and United States (26th Oct 1984 - 31st Dec 1984)
Leg 6 - Japan (20th Jan 1985 - 25th Jan 1985)
Leg 7 - North America (10th Mar 1985 - 4th May 1985)

Tour Dates

Click on the dates to see setlists, where available.

Leg 1 - United States and Europe
10-Mar-84 - Long Island University, Southamption, NY
11-Mar-84 - Rusty Nail, 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 - Twilite Zone Club, New Haven, CT
21-Mar-84 - Alexandra Rock Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
22-Mar-84 - Club 7, Oslo, Norway
23-Mar-84 - Voss Jazz Festival, Voss, Norway
24-Mar-84 - Jubel-Hule, Bergen, Norway
25-Mar-84 - Skansen, Trondheim, Norway
27-Mar-84 - The House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
28-Mar-84 - TKK Auditorium, Tampere, Finland
29-Mar-84 - Urheilutalo (Sports Hall), Oulu, Finland
29-Mar-84 - Seurahuone, 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 Theatre, Greenville, NC
20-Apr-84 - William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
22-Apr-84 - My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY
25-Apr-84 - Metro Club, 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 - NCC Union Ballroom, Garden City, NY
04-May-84 - RWC Recreation Building, Bristol, RI
06-May-84 - Upper Athletic Fields, Oneonta, NY
07-May-84 - Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY
12-May-84 - The Zoo Amphitheater, 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 Auditorium, Davenport, IA
18-May-84 - Five Flags Arena, Dubuque, IA
19-May-84 - Starlight Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO
20-May-84 - Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, KS
23-May-84 - Austin Opera House, Austin, TX
28-May-84 - Mid South Fairgrounds, Memphis, TN

Leg 3 - North America and Europe
15-Jun-84 - Irvine meadows, Irvine, CA
16-Jun-84 - The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
17-Jun-84 - Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA
19-Jun-84 - Civic Auditorium, The Dalles, 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 Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada
25-Jun-84 - Convention Inn Ballroom, Edmonton, AB, Canada
26-Jun-84 - Centennial Auditorium, Saskatoon SK, Canada
28-Jun-84 - Centre of the Arts, Regina, SK, Canada
29-Jun-84 - Beaver Dam Lake, McCreary, MB, Canada
02-Jul-84 - Prom Ballroom, St. Paul, MN
03-Jul-84 - Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI
05-Jul-84 - Coronado Theatre, Rockford, IL
06-Jul-84 - Civic Center, Peoria, IL
08-Jul-84 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
10-Jul-84 - Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX
11-Jul-84 - Lubbock Municipial Coliseum, Lubbock, TX
12-Jul-84 - Fair Park Bandshell, Dallas, TX
13-Jul-84 - The Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX
15-Jul-84 - Temple Civic Center, Temple, TX
18-Jul-84 - The Music Hall, Houston, TX
19-Jul-84 - The Music Hall, Houston, TX
20-Jul-84 - Bayfront Convention Center, Corpus Christi, TX
21-Jul-84 - Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX
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 - Jacksonville 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 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario
16-Aug-84 - National Arts Center, Ottawa, Canada
17-Aug-84 - The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec
25-Aug-84 - Rockpalast, Lorelei Festival, St. Goarshausen, Germany
27-Aug-84 - Alabamahalle, Munich, Germany
02-Sep-84 - Veteran's Park Memorial, Shreveport, LA
07-Sep-84 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
08-Sep-84 - Royal Oak Theater, Detroit, MI
09-Sep-84 - Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
10-Sep-84 - Clowes Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
13-Sep-84 - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
14-Sep-84 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
15-Sep-84 - Delta Blues Festival, Freedom Village, MS
16-Sep-84 - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

Leg 4 - 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 - The Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA
07-Oct-84 - Agora Ballroom, Hartford, CT
09-Oct-84 - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
10-Oct-84 - Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
11-Oct-84 - Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
12-Oct-84 - Hofstra Playhouse, Hempstead, NY
14-Oct-84 - Variety Theater, Cleveland, OH
19-Oct-84 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
20-Oct-84 - El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX
21-Oct-84 - The Downs, Santa Fe, NM (gig cancelled)

Leg 5 - Australasia and United Staes of America
26-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia
28-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia
31-Oct-84 - Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia
01-Nov-84 - Festival Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
03-Nov-84 - Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
05-Nov-84 - Opera House, Sydney, Australia
09-Nov-84 - Opera House, Sydney, Australia
11-Nov-84 - FMG Stadium, Palmerston North, New Zealand
12-Nov-84 - Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
13-Nov-84 - Town Hall of the Performing Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand
14-Nov-84 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
20-Nov-84 - Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
21-Nov-84 - The Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, CA
22-Nov-84 - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
23-Nov-84 - Warnor's Theatre, Fresno, CA
24-Nov-84 - The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA
25-Nov-84 - The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA
27-Nov-84 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
28-Nov-84 - Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis, CA
29-Nov-84 - Butte College, Oroville, CA
30-Nov-84 - HSU East Gym, Arcata, CA
31-Dec-84 - Astro Arena, Houston, TX

Leg 6 - Japan
20-Jan-85 - Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan
21-Jan-85 - Unryu Hall, Nagoya, Japan
23-Jan-85 - Shiba Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan
24-Jan-85 - Shiba Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan
25-Jan-85 - Shiba Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Leg 7 - North America
10-Mar-85 - South Padre Island, TX
21-Mar-85 - Manor Downs, Manor, TX
23-Mar-85 - The Opera House, Boston, MA
24-Mar-85 - EM Loew's Theater, Worcester, MA
27-Mar-85 - Hamilton Place, Hamilton, ONT, Canada
28-Mar-85 - Super Skate Seven, Waterloo, ONT, Canada
29-Mar-85 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT, Canada
30-Mar-85 - Civic Audortorium, Oshawa, ONT, Canada
21-Apr-85 - Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
24-Apr-85 - Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NE
25-Apr-85 - Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS
26-Apr-85 - Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
27-Apr-85 - The Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK
28-Apr-85 - Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK
30-Apr-85 - Bayfront Convention Center, Corpus Christi, TX
02-May-85 - S.S. President, New Orleans Jazz Festival, LA
04-May-85 - Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX

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