The "Soul to Soul" Tour

Soul to Soul Tour Ticket Stub

Location:  North America, Europe, Australasia 
Associated album:  Soul to Soul 
Start date: 7th June 1985
End date: 2nd October 1986
Legs:  7
Number of Shows: 200

The Soul to Soul Tour took place during 1985 and 1986. At the beginning of the tour, the band had finished recording their album Soul to Soul. Their commercial and critical acclaim had been demonstrated during the Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour in 1984, when they had played before a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall. Longing for opportunities to expand the group's lineup, the band hired keyboardist Reese Wynans during the Soul to Soul recording sessions in Dallas, Texas.

The first leg of the tour's itinerary took the band to the United States and then on to Europe, where they performed for nearly two weeks. They then returned to North America where during a span of eight months, they alternated visits between the US and Canada, before the fourth leg took the group to Australasia. After two additional North American legs, the band made a second trip to Europe, where the schedule of performances was interrupted after Stevie suffered illness, although he continued to perform for two more shows. The final leg in Europe incorporated stops in seven countries, before the group's return to the US in October 1986.

The band's 1986 live album, Live Alive, was recorded during select shows of the tour, and many of its songs were played in 1986 through 1988. The length of the Soul to Soul Tour, at that time longest, exhausted the band as the final leg unfolded. However, the extended break at the tour's conclusion enabled both Stevie and bassist Tommy Shannon to enter treatment for drug and alcohol addictions and successfully achieve sobriety.

Tour Itinery
Leg 1 - United States and Europe (7th Jun 1985 - 15th Jul 1985) 
Leg 2 - North America (23rd Jul 1985 – 31st Dec 1985) 
Leg 3 - United States (23rd Jan 1986 - 2nd Mar 1986) 
Leg 4 - Australasia (6th Mar 1986 - 29th Mar 1986) 
Leg 5 - United States (13th Apr 1986 - 7th Jun 1986) 
Leg 6 - North America (20th Jun 1986 - 29th Aug 1986) 
Leg 7 - Europe (12th Sep 1986 - 2nd Oct 1986)

Tour Dates

Click on the date to show the setlist, where available.

Leg 1 - United States and Europe
07-Jun-85 - Chicago Blues Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
08-Jun-85 - Welsh Auditorim, Grand Rapids, MI
09-Jun-85 - JVC Jazz Festival, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
14-Jun-85 - Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa Fe, NM
16-Jun-85 - Playboy Jazz Festival
19-Jun-85 - Blues On The Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
21-Jun-85 - California State Fair, Delmar Racetrack, San Diego, CA
25-Jun-85 - Kool Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, NY
26-Jun-85 - Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ
28-Jun-85 - Hampton Jazz festival, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
29-Jun-85 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
30-Jun-85 - Kool Jazz Fest, Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
05-Jul-85 - Fabrik, Hamburg, Germand
07-Jul-85 - Jazz and Blues Festival, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
08-Jul-85 - Chateau Neuf Circus, Oslo, Norway
09-Jul-85 - Oleana, Bergen, Norway
11-Jul-85 - Kirjurinluoto, Pori, Finland (afternoon)
11-Jul-85 - Pori Jazz '85, Yyteri, Pori, Finland (evening)
12-Jul-85 - Antique Theater, Vienne, France
13-Jul-85 - North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Holland
14-Jul-85 - Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy (actually 2am on the 15th)
15-Jul-85 - Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Leg 2 - North America
23-Jul-85 - Quebec Coliseum, Quebec City, QC, Canada
24-Jul-85 - Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada
25-Jul-85 - Ottawa Civic Center Ottawa, Ontario
26-Jul-85 - Varsity Arena, Toronto, ONT, Canada
27-Jul-85 - Albert's Hall, Toronto, Ontario
28-Jul-85 - Varsity Arena, University of Toronto,, Ontario
29-Jul-85 - Varsity Arena, Toronto, ONT, Canada
31-Jul-85 - Meadowbrook Festival, Baldwin Pavilion, Rochester, MI
09-Aug-85 - Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
10-Aug-85 - Pier 84, New York, NY
12-Aug-85 - Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
16-Aug-85 - Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, NY
17-Aug-85 - Agora Ballroom, Hartford, CT
18-Aug-85 - JVC JazzFest, Ft. Adams State Park, Newport, RI
27-Aug-85 - Auditorium, Edmonton, AL, Canada
28-Aug-85 - Auditorium, Calgary, AL, Canada
30-Aug-85 - Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada
31-Aug-85 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
01-Sep-85 - Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA
02-Sep-85 - OR State Penitentiary, Salem, OR
06-Sep-85 - Morris Civic Auditorium, South Bend, IN
07-Sep-85 - Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
19-Sep-85 - McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
21-Sep-85 - Rock Influences, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
24-Sep-85 - Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
25-Sep-85 - Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN
26-Sep-85 - Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
27-Sep-85 - Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
28-Sep-85 - Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY
29-Sep-85 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Columbus, OH
01-Oct-85 - Masonic Auditorium, Toledo, OH
02-Oct-85 - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
04-Oct-85 - The Col Ballroom, Davenport, IA
05-Oct-85 - McDonald Arena, Springfield, MO
07-Oct-85 - Arts and Sciences Auditorium, Wyoming Uni, Laramie, WY
08-Oct-85 - CU Events Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
09-Oct-85 - Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, UT
11-Oct-85 - Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
12-Oct-85 - Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
13-Oct-85 - UCSD La Jolla, San Diego, CA
15-Oct-85 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
16-Oct-85 - Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
18-Oct-85 - Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
19-Oct-85 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
23-Oct-85 - Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX
24-Oct-85 - Gallagher Hall, Stillwater, OK
26-Oct-85 - Montagne Center, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
30-Oct-85 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
31-Oct-85 - Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
02-Nov-85 - James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL
03-Nov-85 - Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando, FL
04-Nov-85 - Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville, FL
05-Nov-85 - Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL
07-Nov-85 - Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
08-Nov-85 - Cumberland County Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, NC
09-Nov-85 - The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA
10-Nov-85 - The Mosque, Richmond, VA
11-Nov-85 - Constitution Hall, Washington DC
12-Nov-85 - Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
13-Nov-85 - Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
14-Nov-85 - Palace Theater, New Haven, CT
15-Nov-85 - Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
17-Nov-85 - Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA
18-Nov-85 - Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT
19-Nov-85 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
21-Nov-85 - The Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
22-Nov-85 - JB's Theatre, Albany, NY
23-Nov-85 - Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
24-Nov-85 - Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY
06-Dec-85 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
07-Dec-85 - The Oriental Theater, Milwaukee, WI
08-Dec-85 - Oscar Mayer Theater, Madison, WI
09-Dec-85 - Loeb Playhouse, Lafayette, IN
11-Dec-85 - WL Zorn Arena, Eau Claire, WI
12-Dec-85 - Easy Street, Des Moines, IA
13-Dec-85 - Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN
15-Dec-85 - Fair Park Coliseum, Dallas, TX
16-Dec-85 - Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX
31-Dec-85 - Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX

Leg 3 - United States
23-Jan-86 - Stanley Theater, Utica, NY
24-Jan-86 - Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
25-Jan-86 - University Hall, Charlottesville, VA
27-Jan-86 - Georgia Coliseum, Athens, GA
28-Jan-86 - Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN
29-Jan-86 - Boutwell Memorial Auditorium, Birmingham, AL
30-Jan-86 - City Auditorium, Jackson, MS
01-Feb-86 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
04-Feb-86 - Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, TX
05-Feb-86 - Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, TX
07-Feb-86 - Kiel Opera House, St Louis, MO
08-Feb-86 - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MO
09-Feb-86 - Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NE
11-Feb-86 - OU Memorial Auditorium, Athens, OH
12-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak, MI
13-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak, MI
14-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak, MI
16-Feb-86 - Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN
18-Feb-86 - Virginia Theater, Champaign, IL
19-Feb-86 - Holiday Star Theater, Merrillville, IN
20-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Theater, Royal Oak, MI
21-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Theater, Royal Oak, MI
22-Feb-86 - Royal Oak Theater, Royal Oak, MI
02-Mar-86 - Neil S. Blaisedell Center, Honolulu, HI

Leg 4 - Australasia
06-Mar-86 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
08-Mar-86 - Manawatu Stadium, Palmerston North, New Zealand
10-Mar-86 - Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand
11-Mar-86 - Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand
12-Mar-86 - Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
16-Mar-86 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
17-Mar-86 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
19-Mar-86 - Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
20-Mar-86 - Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
22-Mar-86 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
23-Mar-86 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
24-Mar-86 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
25-Mar-86 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
27-Mar-86 - Concert Hall, Perth, Australia
29-Mar-86 - Concert Hall, Perth, Australia

Leg 5 - United States
13-Apr-86 - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
15-Apr-86 - The Carpenter Center, Richmond, VA
16-Apr-86 - Fine Arts Center,University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
18-Apr-86 - Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
19-Apr-86 - SUNY Oneonta Gymnasium, Oneonta, NY
20-Apr-86 - Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, West Long Branch, NJ
22-Apr-86 - Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL
23-Apr-86 - Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA
25-Apr-86 - Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK
26-Apr-86 - Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
27-Apr-86 - Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, LA
03-May-86 - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
25-May-86 - Long Branch Park, Liverpool, NY
07-Jun-86 - Fallsfest, Lucy Park, Wichita Falls, TX

Leg 6 - North America
20-Jun-86 - Poplar Creek Music Center, Hoffman Estates, IL
21-Jun-86 - Sports Center, Indianapolis, IN
22-Jun-86 - Ionia County Fairgrounds, Ionia, MI
23-Jun-86 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
24-Jun-86 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
26-Jun-86 - Pier 84, New York City, NY
27-Jun-86 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
28-Jun-86 - Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA
29-Jun-86 - Beaver Dam Lake Festival, McCreary, Manitoba
02-Jul-86 - SummerFest, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI
04-Jul-86 - Farm Aid II, Manor Downs, Manor, TX
09-Jul-86 - Kingswood Music Theater, Toronto, Ontario
11-Jul-86 - Harriet Island Riverfest, St. Paul, MN
17-Jul-86 - Austin Opera House, Austin, TX
18-Jul-86 - Austin Opera House, Austin, TX
19-Jul-86 - Starfest, Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, TX
20-Jul-86 - Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA
24-Jul-86 - Blues On The Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
27-Jul-86 - Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
29-Jul-86 - Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
02-Aug-86 - Community Center Theater, Sacramento, CA
03-Aug-86 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA
04-Aug-86 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
06-Aug-86 - Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR
07-Aug-86 - Cuthbert Amphitheatre, Eugene, OR
09-Aug-86 - Spokane Opera House, Spokane, WA
10-Aug-86 - Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
11-Aug-86 - Expo Theater, Vancouver, BC, Canada
23-Aug-86 - New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY
24-Aug-86 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
29-Aug-86 - Miller Beer Festival, Jarry Park, Montreal, Quebec

Leg 7 - Europe
12-Sep-86 - Saga, Copenhagen, Denmark
14-Sep-86 - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
15-Sep-86 - Metropol, Berlin, Germany
16-Sep-86 - Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
17-Sep-86 - Pink Palace Pop Fest, The Saalbau, Essen, Germany
18-Sep-86 - Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany
19-Sep-86 - Rodahal, Kerkrade, Holland
20-Sep-86 - Brielport, Deinze, Belgium
21-Sep-86 - Music Center, Utrecht, Holland
23-Sep-86 - L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France
24-Sep-86 - L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France
25-Sep-86 - Stadhalle, Sindelfingen, Germany
26-Sep-86 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
28-Sep-86 - Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen, Germany
29-Sep-86 - Volkhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
02-Oct-86 - Hammersmith Palais, London, England

Thirteen further gigs were cancelled in October, due to Stevie's declining health. They were:

04-Oct-86 - Markthal, Doetinchem, Holland
05-Oct-86 - Haarlem, Amsterdam, Holland
06-Oct-86 - Kulturehuset, Helsinki, Finland
08-Oct-86 - Park Teatern, Oerebro, Sweden
09-Oct-86 - Akademiska Foreningen, Lund, Sweden
10-Oct-86 - Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
12-Oct-86 - Olena, Bergen, Norway
13-Oct-86 - De Rode Sjohus, Stavanger, Norway
14-Oct-86 - Circus, Oslo, Norway
16-Oct-86 - Hammersmith Palais, London, England
17-Oct-86 - Mayfair Suite, newcastle, England
18-Oct-86 - Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
20-Oct-86 - National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

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