Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

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Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by MJG196 » 21 Jun 2020 02:21

Everything in RED is a change/addition to the Rock N Roll Animal website. I know that there are other dates posted to various concert databases, but I have only added information that I found proof for through ads, old newspapers, concert stubs, etc. None of the new info was taken from a generic database like setlist.fm.

1978 “STREET HASSLE” US Tour
08 March 1978 - Paradise Club, Boston, MA
10 March 1978 - (2 sets) The Bottom Line, NYC
11 March 1978 - (2 sets) The Bottom Line, NYC [newspaper ad; NY Times article 13 Mar 78]
12 March 1978 - (2 sets) The Bottom Line, NYC
19 March 1978 - Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR [ticket stub]
21-24 March 1978 - (2 sets each day) Old Waldorf Theatre, San Francisco, CA [newspaper ad; ticket stub]
28 March 1978 - (2 sets?) The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA [ticket tub]
02 April 1978 - Glenn Miller Club, Boulder, CO [ticket stub]

05 April 1978 - Civic Center Auditorium, Atlanta, GA [ticket stub]
07 April 1978 - Baton Rouge, LA
08 April 1978 - Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, TX [ticket stub]
09 April 1978 - Austin Opry House, Austin, TX [photo; blog post]
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14 April 1978 - Park West, Chicago, IL [Lou archive photo]
15 April 1978 - Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
16 April 1978 - (2 sets) State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
18 April 1978 - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
19 April 1978 - American Theatre, St. Louis, MO
21 April 1978 - Tower Theatre, Upper Derby, Philadelphia, PA
22 April 1978 - Capital Theater, Passaic, NJ
24 April 1978 - Massey Hall, Toronto, CAN
25 April 1978 - Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
26 April 1978 - Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
27 April 1978 - Tomorrow Theatre, Youngstown, OH
28 April 1978 - Buffalo State College Gym, Buffalo, NY
30 April 1978 - Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
05 May 1978 - Stony Brook Gymnasium, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY [tour ad]
07 May 1978 - Hotel Eveche, Montreal, CAN
08-10 May 1978 - The Cellar Door, Washington DC
11 May 1978 - Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
15-16 May 1978 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA [Harvard Crimson student newspaper]
17-23 May 1978 - The Bottom Line, NYC [Village Voice ad]
02 August 1978 - Bottom Line, NYC (Genya Ravan show)
06 August 1978 - (2 sets) Bottom Line, NYC [Lou archive photo]
08 August 1978 - Bottom Line, NYC [Lou archive photo]

1978 “STREET HASSLE” European Tour
10 August 1978 - Eindhoven, NED
11 August 1978 - Leiden, NED (CANCELLED) [newspaper article]
12 August 1978 - Amsterdam, NED
13 August 1978 - Bilzen Jazz Festival, BEL

30 October 1978 - Hobart College, Geneva, NY [Lou archive photo]
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by MJG196 » 21 Jun 2020 02:21

There are a lot of dates missing here...I just know it.
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by mangue » 22 Jun 2020 16:53

Originally on 11 August 1978 a concert was planned in Leiden [NED], but cancelled because of poor ticket sales.

Here's a Dutch newspaper article about it
https://leiden.courant.nu/issue/LD/1978 ... Lou%20reed

Also includes some info about the 1977 concerts in Holland:
--Reed was several times "ill"
--2nd concert in Amsterdam was far from sold out, and a later concert in Groningen cancelled [was "ill"]
--performance in a TV show [not mentioned which] was cancelled because Lou couldn't play live and he didn't want to do playback [so "ill" again]

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by MJG196 » 22 Jun 2020 18:00

mangue wrote:
22 Jun 2020 16:53
Also includes some info about the 1977 concerts in Holland:
--Reed was several times "ill"
--2nd concert in Amsterdam was far from sold out, and a later concert in Groningen cancelled [was "ill"]
--performance in a TV show [not mentioned which] was cancelled because Lou couldn't play live and he didn't want to do playback [so "ill" again]
Thanks! I've added the 11 August date. Anything more specific about the other performances/cancellations you mentioned?

I've uploaded the page here: https://imgur.com/gallery/GIN8WZg
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by mangue » 22 Jun 2020 20:58

MJG196 wrote:
22 Jun 2020 18:00
Anything more specific about the other performances/cancellations you mentioned?
1978 concerts in both Leiden and Groningen Cancelled [and replaced with one on Aug.12 in Amsterdam]
https://leiden.courant.nu/issue/LLC/197 ... Lou%20Reed
Mentions that Leiden [Aug.11] had poor poor ticket sales. While for Groningen hardly any tickets were sold, because of a by some organised action against the high ticket price [25 Guilders = ca.22.5 DM; now ca.11.5 Euro].
Note the Jaap Edenhal in Amsterdam is a much smaller venue than the cancelled Groenoordhal in Leiden [only some 4.500 against originally 11.000].

Found a review of the 1978.Aug.12 concert in Amsterdam: Lou Reed only a shadow of himself
https://leiden.courant.nu/issue/LLC/197 ... Lou%20Reed
The first part of the concert wasn't very good, played a.o."Sweet Jane", "Coney Island Baby" and "Rock and Roll". After about an hour cans were thrown at the stage, Lou stopped the show and disappeared. He let it be announced that he would not return if there would be anymore throwing. After some 15 minutes he reappeared, continued with "Walk on the Wilde Side". The concert got better, Lou seemed to be more inspired after and/or because of the incident, played a very good "Street Hassle" and, as encore, "Heroin". The public tried for another encore, but Lou Reed didn't show up anymore.

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by mangue » 23 Jun 2020 14:24

MJG196 wrote:
22 Jun 2020 18:00
mangue wrote:
22 Jun 2020 16:53
Also includes some info about the 1977 concerts in Holland:
Thanks! I've added the 11 August date. Anything more specific about the other performances/cancellations you mentioned?
for everything I found about Lou Reed in Holland, see my reply in your 1977 topic

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by Groovechild » 25 Jun 2020 22:49

It would appear that there were two shows each night over four nights at the Old Waldorf:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/con ... 0929011957

Thank you for all of your work on this. I've been organizing my 300+ Lou shows to share, and this has helped fill in some gaps for the info files for sure!
I have everything from 1970-1977 done, and I'm about half-finished with 1978.

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by MJG196 » 26 Jun 2020 23:09

Groovechild wrote:
25 Jun 2020 22:49
It would appear that there were two shows each night over four nights at the Old Waldorf:
Thank you! Dates added.
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by mangue » 28 Jun 2020 15:03

1978 - Lou Reed in The Netherlands
used sources: leiden.courant.nu / delpher.nl / hard copies of music magazine OOR

Aug.10 - POC, Eindhoven
--no info found, only mentioned in other articles [see Aug.11/12]

Aug.11 - Groenoordhal, Leiden, NED - CANCELLED - sold tickets valid for Amsterdam
--news in Leidse Courant [Aug.05] - leiden.courant.nu/issue/LLC/1978-08-05/edition/0/page/1?query=Lou%20Reed - Leiden [cap.10.000] canceled because of poor poor ticket sales and replaced by Jaap Edenhal [cap.4.000] in Amsterdam [Aug.12] - Groningen [date?] cancelled, because hardly any tickets were sold, because of a by some organised action against the high ticket price [25 Guilders = ca.22.5 DM; now ca.11.5 Euro].
--article in Leidsch Dagblad [Aug.11] - leiden.courant.nu/issue/LD/1978-08-11/edition/0/page/5?query=lou%20reed - meant before cancelled Leiden concert, contains info about 1977 concerts in Holland ["ill" and cancellations]

Aug.12 - Evenementenhal, Groningen - CANCELLED - no replacement
--news in Nieuwsblad van het Noorden [Jul.24] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011018221:mpeg21:a0104 - about boycot by local action group against "too high prices" for concerttickets [last year 12.50 Guilders, this year double 25!] [see also above news about Leiden]
--article in Algemeen Dagbled [Jul.29] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=KBPERS01:003485025:mpeg21:a00094 - about boycot "Lou Reed NIET" ["Lou Reed NOT"], incl.explanation how concert market is working - mentions 3 Lou Reed concerts [Aug.10 Eindhoven, Aug.11 Leiden and Aug.12 Groningen]
--news in Nieuwsblad van het Noorden [Aug.07] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011018233:mpeg21:a0054 - boycot action successful, Lou Reed concert in Groningen cancelled [only 350 tickets were sold]

Aug.12 - Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam - tickets for cancelled Leiden concert valid for this one
--review in Leidse Courant [Aug.14] - leiden.courant.nu/issue/LLC/1978-08-14/edition/0/page/6?query=Lou%20Reed - The first part of the concert wasn't very good, played a.o."Sweet Jane", "Coney Island Baby" and "Rock and Roll". After about an hour cans were thrown at the stage, Lou stopped the show and disappeared. He let it be announced that he would not return if there would be anymore throwing. After some 15 minutes he reappeared, continued with "Walk on the Wilde Side". The concert got better, Lou seemed to be more inspired after and/or because of the incident, played a very good "Street Hassle" and, as encore, "Heroin". The public tried for another encore, but Lou Reed didn't show up anymore.
--review in Het Parool [Aug.14] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010841480:mpeg21:a0094 - the title says it all: "Concert a Mockery"
--review in Algemeen Dagblad Aug.14] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=KBPERS01:002946012:mpeg21:a00018 - very poor show, third rate musicians, and on top Reed tried to pay guitar, which obviously he wasn't able and could produce only horrible hammering
--review in De Volkskrant [Aug.14] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010882243:mpeg21:a0050 - very poor concert

Aug.13 - Bilzen Jazz Festival, Bilzen, Belgium - almost in Holland, just over the border near Maastricht
--review in Limburgsch Dagblad [Aug.14] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:010563182:mpeg21:a0099 - Lou Reed closed the festival and his tour with a very good show, Lou said he would return in September to Europe for more shows [but that didn't happen, instead he went into the studio in Germany to remix TNP]

Lou Reed 1978 - Interviews
--Nieuwsblad van het Noorden [Aug.28, full page] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011018249:mpeg21:a0464 - an almost full transcript of what was said and happened in a hotel [Pulitzer!, see OOR] in Amsterdam [sometime Aug.09-12], more a dialogue than an interview...
--Music Magazine OOR [#20, Oct.04, page 57-63] - titled "MasterMind - in which Two Assholes compete against the Genius" by van Bruggen & Tabak - 1st part of interview Aug.09 [day before Eindhoven concert] in Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam - 2nd part during mixing of Take No Prisoners in the Zentral Studio, Wilster, Germany - in editted version republished in "Logeren bij Lou" [2014, book by Peter van Bruggen]
*short blogpost with audio [in Dutch] - petervanbruggen.eu/logeren-bij-lou-logeren-bij-lou/ - audio starts with short part of 1977 [?] interview/meeting [continues with reading of 1978 article in Dutch]
images: petervanbruggen.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Lou-Reed-01a.jpg [?1977 with Uher recorder?] and petervanbruggen.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Lou-Reed-02a.jpg [1978 in studio in Wilster]


NOTE: as maximum 2 links per post, I deleted the http-parts and you have to copy the urls into your browser
delpher.nl has both cutting and full page download options

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1978)

Post by MJG196 » 29 Jun 2020 06:16

Many, many thanks for all this research.
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