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 Uhuis Nijmegen NETH Non-circulating AUD exists
January 11, 1978 Eksit Rotterdam NETH AUD
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 Unknown venue Unknown GER
January 16, 1978 Unknown venue Unknown GER
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 schedule 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
[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 Rock Club Boston MA USA
March 4, 1978 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA USA
May 4, 1978 Main Point Bryn Mawr PA USA Two shows, 8 & 10 PM
May 5, 1978 Main Point Bryn Mawr PA USA Two shows, 8 & 10 PM
May 10, 1978 My Father's Place Roslyn NY USA AUD + VID VID is partial
May 12, 1978 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON CAN
May 13, 1978 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto ON CAN
May 19, 1978 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA USA
May 20, 1978 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA USA
May ?, 1978 The Hullabaloo Rensselaer NY USA SBD Listed as March 3rd, March 4th, April 3rd; setlist indicates show is in May
May ?, 1978 Loeb Student Center, NYU New York NY USA
June ?, 1978 TV Studio "Blue Jean 78" program Paris FRA VID Aired on June 11th, hardly a "performance" really just a hilariously bad lip-synch 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 ?, 1978 Unknown venues GER, DEN, FRA etc missing dates
[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 10, 1978 Entermedia Center New York NY USA AUD + VID AUD complete, VID partial, AUD master recording in R&R HoF archive
August 11, 1978 Entermedia Center New York NY USA
August 15, 1978 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA USA
[Autust 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 ?, 1978 Hofstra University Playhouse Hempstead NY USA FM Partial Broadcast on WLIR in Sept, but the show date was probably in August
September 7, 1978 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC CAN AUD
September 8, 1978 Paramount Northwest Theater Seattle WA USA AUD Partial also appears on lists as "Sept 9th" and "Sept 28th", bootleg LP Partial AUD
September 9, 1978 Paramount Theater Portland OR USA MP3 AUD circulating - not verified
September 10, 1978 The Place Eugene OR USA two shows
September ?, 1978 unknown venue (bar on F Street) Davis CA USA bar possibly called "Cassidy's"
September 15, 1978 The Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
September 16, 1978 The Boarding House San Francisco CA USA FM
September 17, 1978 The Boarding House San Francisco CA USA
September 18, 1978 Lower Sproul Plaza (in front of Zellerbach Hall), U.C. Berkeley CA USA VID Partial First TH free daytime concert at UCB 78, this is often mis-dated as "April 18th"
September 19, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA AUD two shows
September 20, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA unconfirmed date, would have been two shows if date is correct
September 23, 1978 The Backdoor, SDSU San Diego CA USA dated by newspaper ad (not Sept 30th)
September ?, 1978 Dooley's Nightclub Tempe AZ USA
September ?, 1978 University of Arizona Tucson 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
September ?, 1978 Ole Man River's Avondale LA USA
October 7, 1978 Agora Ballroom Atlanta GA USA Non-circulating AUD exists
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
October 19, 1978 Lydia Mendelssohn Theater Ann Arbor MI USA two shows
October 21, 1978 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe MI USA AUD two shows (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 2, 1978 War Memorial Rochester NY USA This might be November 9th (not 2nd)
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 8, 1978 Onondaga War Memorial Syracuse NY USA VID Partial Date & venue per youtube listing
November 10, 1978 The Social Room, State University of New York Binghamton NY USA two shows, aka "Susquehanna Room"
November 17, 1978 Ackerman Student Union, UCLA Los Angeles CA USA AUD Partial "Electrically" bootleg LP
November 18, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA AUD - multiple Two shows; “Electrically” LP AUD partial (late show?), two AUDs one complete, one partial (early show?)
November 19, 1978 Janss Steps, UCLA Los Angeles CA USA VID Partial Free outdoor daytime show, Silent VID
November 20, 1978 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA USA Two shows
November ?, 1978 The Backdoor, SDSU San Diego CA USA Second 1978 appearance
November ?, 1978 Campbell Hall, UCSB Santa Barbara CA USA
November 25, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA unconfirmed
November 26, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA unconfirmed
November 27, 1978 Lower Sproul Plaza (in front of Zellerbach Hall), U.C. Berkeley CA USA VID Partial 2nd free TH daytime concert at UCB 78, Non-circulating AUD said to exist
November 27, 1978 Boarding House San Francisco CA USA Played a night gig after free UCB show
November 30, 1978 Central Coast Theater Pismo Beach CA USA
December 1, 1978 Civic Auditorium Santa Cruz CA USA
December 2, 1978 Coffee House UC Davis CA USA two shows
December 5, 1978 Glenn Miller Club, Univ Colorado Boulder CO USA
December 7, 1978 Armadillo World Headquarters Austin TX USA
December 8, 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
December 13, 1978 Memorial Hall Kansas City MO USA
December 14, 1978 Kiel Opera House St Louis MO USA
December 15, 1978 Park West Chicago IL USA AUD two shows, Michael Zieve lead vocal on "Artists Only"
December 16, 1978 Park West Chicago IL USA two shows (?)
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 Rock Club Boston MA USA
December 31, 1978 Beacon Theater New York NY USA AUD
Unknown, 1978 O'Keefe Sports Center, Salem State College Salem MA USA TH opens for Poussette-Dart Band, possibly date in May
Unknown, 1978 Toad's Place New Haven CT USA Date in May(?)
Unknown, 1978 The Shaboo Inn Willimantic CT USA Date in May(?)
Unknown, 1978 Arcade Night Club Ithaca NY USA Unconfirmed (November?)
Unknown, 1978 El Mocambo Toronto ON CAN October date (?)
Unknown, 1978 Finney Chapel, Oberlin College Oberlin OH USA October date (?)
Unknown, 1978 Electric Ballroom Milwaukee WI USA October date (?)
Unknown, 1978 Exit/In Nashville TN USA Unconfirmed (October?)

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