1978


Chris Frantz, interview from 1979, speaking about the 1978 tour: “It was really an education for us. I’m afraid we bit off more than we could chew. We thought that we could play every night, and we found that after four months we were feeling pretty uninspired.”

Date Venue City State Country Recording Comment
January 1, 1978 My Father's Place Roslyn NY USA

January 10, 1978 Universiteitshuis, Radboud Univ Nijmegen
NETH
circulating file-set is a mis-labeled copy of Jan 11, 1978 concert
January 11, 1978 Eksit Rotterdam
NETH AUD Shows from Jan 10 thru Jan 18 with XTC
January 12, 1978 Onkel Po Hamburg
GER

January 13, 1978 Onkel Po Hamburg
GER AUD AUD Partial
January 14, 1978 Paradiso Amsterdam
NETH AUD + FM AUD complete, FM partial
January 15, 1978 De Groene Meersen Zedelgem
BELG

January 16, 1978 Foyer Culturel Chenee
BELG

January 17, 1978 Salle de Vieux Saint-Job Brussels
BELG

January 18, 1978 Bataclan Paris
FRA AUD
January 20, 1978 University Sheffield
UK

January 21, 1978 University Manchester
UK

January 22, 1978 Eric's Liverpool
UK

January 23, 1978 Outlook Doncaster
UK

January 24, 1978 Friar's, Maxwell Hall Aylesbury
UK AUD AUD - only 2 minutes of fragments
January 25, 1978 Student's Union, University Southampton
UK
Originally scheduled for Feb 10th
January 26, 1978 Student's Union, University Leicester
UK
Also appears on lists as "Nov 26th"
January 27, 1978 Polytechnic Newcastle
UK

January 28, 1978 Great Hall, Polytechnic Huddersfield
UK

January 29, 1978 Roundhouse London
UK AUD Originally scheduled for Feb 12th
January 30, 1978 Polytechnic Leeds
UK
Originally scheduled for Jan 29th
January 31, 1978 BBC Studio A "Old Grey Whistle Test" Program Manchester
UK VID
February 1, 1978 Top Rank Brighton
UK

February 2, 1978 Barbarella's Birmingham
UK
Originally scheduled for Feb 7th
[February 2, 1978] University Swansea
UK
Cancelled when UK tour was shortened
February 3, 1978 Civic Hall St Albans
UK

February 4, 1978 Oasis Centre Swindon
UK

February 5, 1978 Greyhound Croydon
UK AUD Two AUD's circulating. Members of Dire Straits play with TH in the encores.
[February 6, 1978] Castaways Plymouth
UK
Cancelled when UK tour was shortened
[February 9, 1978] Village Bowl Bournemouth
UK
Cancelled when UK tour was shortened
[February 11, 1978] Leas Cliff Hall Folkstone
UK
Cancelled when UK tour was shortened
[February 7, 1978] Zellerbach Hall Berkeley CA USA
Cancelled tour supporting Elvis Costello
[February 8, 1978] Coffee House UC Davis CA USA
Cancelled tour supporting Elvis Costello
[February 9, 1978] Lane County Civic Center Eugene OR USA
Cancelled tour supporting Elvis Costello
[February 10, 1978] Paramount Northwest Theater Seattle WA USA
Cancelled tour supporting Elvis Costello
[February 11, 1978] Paramount Theater Portland OR USA
Cancelled tour supporting Elvis Costello
[February ?, 1978] Unknown west coast venues

USA
Some cancelled California shows due to David's exhaustion
[February 18, 1978] The Backdoor, SDSU San Diego CA USA
Cancelled, also listed as "Feb 13th"
[March 3, 1978] Paradise Theater Boston MA USA
Rescheduled to May
[March 4, 1978] Paradise Theater Boston MA USA
Rescheduled to May
May 5, 1978 Main Point Bryn Mawr PA USA
Two shows, 8 & 10 PM
May 6, 1978 Main Point Bryn Mawr PA USA
Two shows, 8 & 10 PM
May 7, 1978 O'Keefe Sports Center, Salem State College Salem MA USA
TH opens for both Poussette-Dart Band and Edmunds & Curley (comedians)
May 10, 1978 My Father's Place Roslyn NY USA AUD + VID VID is partial, two shows 830 & 1130 PM
May 12, 1978 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON CAN

May 13, 1978 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON CAN VID
May ?, 1978 The Hullabaloo Rensselaer NY USA SBD Erroniously listed as 03/03, 03/04 & 04/03
May ?, 1978 Loeb Student Center, NYU New York NY USA

May 18, 1978 Paradise Theater Boston MA USA
Two shows each night, 7:30 & 10:30 PM
May 19, 1978 Paradise Theater Boston MA USA AUD AUD is from one of the three nights
May 20, 1978 Paradise Theater Boston MA USA
Final date of May tour
June ?, 1978 TV Studio "Blue Jean 78" program Paris
FRA VID Aired on June 11th, hardly a "performance" really just a hilariously bad lip-sync of Psycho Killer
June 6, 1978 Le Stadium (Ave d'Ivry) Paris
FRA AUD
June 7, 1978 Theatre 140 Brussels
BELG

June 8, 1978 Huise Maas Vismarkt Gronigen
NETH

June 9, 1978 Harmonie Tilburg
NETH AUD
June 10, 1978 Stovikshal Arnhem
NETH AUD
June 11, 1978 Paradiso Amsterdam
NETH AUD Recordings mislabeled as "Nov 6th"
June 13, 1978 Concertgebouw Vereeniging Nijmegen
NETH SBD
June 14, 1978 Gota Lejon Stockholm
SWE AUD
June 15, 1978 Crazy Daisy Goteborg
SWE

[June 22, 1978] CBGB



Poster for June 22 - 25 gigs is a fake
June 22, 1978 Kant Kino Music Hall Berlin
GER

June 24, 1978 Volkshaus Zurich
SWI

July 8, 1978 Woodlands Festival Torhout
BELG

July 9, 1978 Rock & Blues Festival Werchter
BELG
also appears listed as "July 5" & "July 2"
July 12, 1978 Lyceum London
UK AUD One-off UK show (no UK tour)
August 7, 1978 Toad's Place New Haven CT USA
Two shows(?)
August 10, 1978 Entermedia Center New York NY USA AUD + VID AUD complete, VID partial
August 11, 1978 Entermedia Center New York NY USA

August 15, 1978 Paradise Theater Boston MA USA MP3 AUD Two shows (AUD is late show)
August 16, 1978 The Shaboo Inn Willimantic CT USA
tickets $3.50
August ?, 1978 Hofstra University Playhouse Hempstead NY USA FM Partial Broadcast on WLIR in September, but the show date was in August, possibly 17th(?)
[August 19, 1978] Penn's Landing Philadelphia PA USA
Show cancelled due to a nearby fire
August 21, 1978 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe MI USA AUD Newspaper clipping confirms two dates with one show per night (8PM)
August 22, 1978 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe MI USA AUD Tape sometimes marked as "Aug 21st Late show", there were two dates
August 23, 1978 Park West Chicago IL USA FM two shows, FM is from the late show
August 25, 1978 Jay's Longhorn Minneapolis MN USA

August 26, 1978 Jay's Longhorn Minneapolis MN USA AUD Partial two shows, also circulates as "Sept 26"
September 7, 1978 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC CAN AUD
September 8, 1978 Paramount Northwest Theater Seattle WA USA AUD Complete show AUD, same recording as the partial show bootleg LP
September 9, 1978 Paramount Theater Portland OR USA
MP3 AUD circulating - not verified
September 10, 1978 The Place Eugene OR USA
two shows
September 13, 1978 Cassady's Davis CA USA

September 15, 1978 The Boarding House San Francisco CA USA

September 16, 1978 The Boarding House San Francisco CA USA FM
September 17, 1978 Performing Arts Theater, UCSC Santa Cruz CA USA

September 18, 1978 Lower Sproul Plaza (in front of Zellerbach Hall), U.C. Berkeley CA USA VID Partial First TH free noon concert at UCB 78, this is often mis-dated as "April 18th"
September 19, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA AUD two shows, 900PM & 1130PM
September 20, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA
two shows, 900PM & 1130PM
September 21, 1978 Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA Los Angeles CA USA AUD Tickets $2.50
September 23, 1978 The Backdoor, SDSU San Diego CA USA
Two shows
September 24, 1978 Night Train Tucson AZ USA

September 25, 1978 Dooley's Nightclub Tempe AZ USA

September 28, 1978 Texas Opry House Houston TX USA FM Most KLOL tapes labeled "Dec 10th"
September 29, 1978 Armadillo World Headquarters Austin TX USA
Toured Texas in both Sept and Dec
October 3, 1978 The Kingfish Baton Rouge LA USA

October 4, 1978 Ole Man River's Avondale LA USA

October 6, 1978 Agora Ballroom Atlanta GA USA

October 7, 1978 Agora Ballroom Atlanta GA USA AUD
October ?, 1978 Exit/In Nashville TN USA

October ?, 1978 Unknown venue Miami FL USA

October ?, 1978 Unknown W.Grace Street club Richmond VA USA

October 13, 1978 Grand Ballroom, Univ. Maryland College Park MD USA

October 14, 1978 Gaston Hall, Georgetown Univ. Washington DC USA

October 16, 1978 Playhouse, Point Park Univ. Pittsburgh PA USA

October 17, 1978 Bogart's Cincinnati OH USA
two shows
October 19, 1978 Lydia Mendelssohn Theater Ann Arbor MI USA
two shows, TH interviewed on WIQB
October 20, 1978 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe MI USA
two shows 800 & 1030 PM
October 21, 1978 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe MI USA AUD two shows 800 & 1030 PM (both recorded)
October 26, 1978 C.W. Post College, Lecture Hall Brookville NY USA
two shows
October 28, 1978 Alexander Hall, McCarter Theater Princeton NJ USA
two shows
October 30, 1978 Walnut Street Theater Philadelphia PA USA

October 31, 1978 Bardavon Theater Poughkeepsie NY USA

November 1, 1978 Madison Theater Albany NY USA

November 3, 1978 Alumnae Hall, Brown University Providence RI USA

November 4, 1978 Berklee Performance Center Boston MA USA

November 5, 1978 Atwood Hall, Clark University Worcester MA USA
WCUW-FM benefit
November 6, 1978 Bowker Auditorium, U Mass Amherst MA USA

November 7, 1978 Landmark Theater(?)
Syracuse NY USA VID Partial Unconfirmed venue
November 8, 1978 The Spectrum Buffalo NY USA

November 9, 1978 Triangle Theatre Rochester NY USA AUD Tina's Polaroid was stolen at this show
November 10, 1978 The Social Room, State University of New York Binghamton NY USA
two shows, aka "Susquehanna Room"
November 11, 1978 Finney Chapel, Oberlin College Oberlin OH USA AUD Opening act was a magician
November ?, 1978 The Backdoor, SDSU San Diego CA USA
Second 1978 appearance? unconfirmed
November 17, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA AUD Two shows, 900PM & 1130PM
November 18, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA AUD Two shows; two circulating AUDs one complete, one partial
November 19, 1978 Janss Steps, UCLA Los Angeles CA USA AUD + VID Free outdoor daytime show, Silent VID, two AUD's circulating (one is partial)
November 20, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA
Two shows, 900PM & 1130PM
November 21, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA
900 PM show (all seven of the Roxy November shows were sold out)
November 23, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
Thanksgiving; two shows
November 24, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
Two shows
November 25, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
Two shows
November 27, 1978 Lower Sproul Plaza (in front of Zellerbach Hall), U.C. Berkeley CA USA VID Partial 2nd free TH noon concert at UCB 78
November 27, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
Played a night gig after free UCB show
November 29, 1978 Campbell Hall, UCSB Santa Barbara CA USA
Two shows, 730 PM & 1000 PM
November 30, 1978 Central Coast Theater Pismo Beach CA USA
Two shows, 730 PM & 1000 PM
December 1, 1978 Civic Auditorium Santa Cruz CA USA

December 2, 1978 Coffee House UC Davis CA USA
two shows, pre-show interview KDVS-FM
December 5, 1978 Glenn Miller Club, Univ Colorado Boulder CO USA
The "Club" was in the Ballroom venue
December 8, 1978 Armadillo World Headquarters Austin TX USA

December 9, 1978 Armadillo World Headquarters Austin TX USA

December 10, 1978 Texas Opry House Houston TX USA
FM tape with this date is Sept 28 show
December 11, 1978 Texas Palladium Dallas TX USA AUD "Heads in Dallas" bootleg
December 13, 1978 One Block West Kansas City KS USA

December 14, 1978 Kiel Opera House St Louis MO USA
Benefit for the Judevine Center
December 15, 1978 Park West Chicago IL USA AUD Michael Zieve lead vocal on "Artists Only", two shows, 730 & 1100 PM
December 16, 1978 Park West Chicago IL USA
one show 800 PM
December 17, 1978 Tomorrow Club Youngstown OH USA
aka "Youngstown Agora"
December 18, 1978 Agora Ballroom Cleveland OH USA SBD Partial, LP "Warner Bros Music Show"
December 29, 1978 War Memorial Theater Trenton NJ USA

December 30, 1978 Paradise Theater Boston MA USA

December 31, 1978 Beacon Theater New York NY USA AUD
Unknown, 1978 El Mocambo Toronto ON CAN
October date (?)
Unknown, 1978 Electric Ballroom Milwaukee WI USA
October date (?)

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