Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

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Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 28 Mar 2020 15:05

So, here is everything I've got for 1972 through 1973. 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.

If you have any questions/additions/changes, then please let me know here!

09-10 June 1972 - Millard Fillmore Room, University of Buffalo, NY
08 July 1972 - Royal Festival Hall, Save The Whale benefit show, London UK (Lou backed Bowie on three songs)
14 July 1972 - Scala Cinema, King’s Cross, London UK
27 July 1972 - Polytechnic, Manchester UK
28 July 1972 - Scala Cinema, King’s Cross, London UK
29 July 1972 - Friar’s Club, Aylesbury UK
30 July 1972 - The Greyhound, Croydon UK

“LOU REED” Tour with The Tots
27 September 1972 - Manchester Polytechnic Union, Manchester UK [ticket stub]
29 September 1972 - Edmonton Sundown, London UK
30 September 1972 - Amsterdam NED
06 October 1972 - St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland UK
07 October 1972 - Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland UK
13 October 1972 - Cambridge University UK
14 October 1972 - Leicester University UK
17 October 1972 - New Theatre, Oxford UK [CANCELLED]
19 October 1972 - University Stadium, Liverpool UK
20 October 1972 - Essex University, Essex UK
21 October 1972 - Imperial College, London UK
22 October 1972 - Hardrock Concert Theatre, Manchester UK
25 October 1972 - Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford, UK
26 October 1972 - Alhambra Rock Theatre, Birmingham UK
27 October 1972 - Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds UK
28 October 1972 - Kingston Polytechnic UK
29 October 1972 - Southampton Guidhall, Southampton UK
30 October 1972 - Friar’s Club, Civic Hall, Dunstable UK
01 November 1972 - Mile End Sundown, London UK
02 November 1972 - Pheasantry Club, London UK

“TRANSFORMER” Tour with The Tots
22 December 1972 - Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
26 December 1972 - Ultrasonic Recording Studio, Hampstead, NY
30-31 December 1972 - Main Point, Philadelphia, PA
01-2 January 1973 - Main Point, Philadelphia, PA
21 January 1973 - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH [flyer]
27 January 1973 - (2 sets) Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
28 January 1973 - Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
29 January 1973 - Humpin’ Hannah’s, Milwaukee, WI
03 February 1973 - Jordan Hill, Boston, MA
23 Feb 1973 - University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI [Billboard 3 Mar 1973]
08 March 1973 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT [Billboard 3 Mar 1973]
09 March 1973 - Ford Theater, Detroit, MI [Billboard 3 Mar 1973]
16 March 1973 - University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA [Billboard 3 Mar 1973]
18 March 1973 - Ashland College, Ashland, OH [Billboard 3 Mar 1973]

24 March 1973 - Buffalo, NY
?? April 1973 - Detroit, MI
?? April 1973(?) - Miami, FL
09 April 1973 - Massey Hall, Toronto CAN
11 April 1973 - Columbus, OH
13 April 1973 - Pittsburgh, PA

16 April 1973 - Community Theatre, Berkley, CA [CANCELLED]
20 April 1973 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
23 April 1973 - Vancouver, BC
02 May 1973 - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MO [Billboard 5 May 1973]
03 May 1973 - Brooks Memorial Union, Marquette University, WI
04 May 1973 - Akron Civic Center, Akron, OH [Billboard 5 May 1973; ad]
05 May 1973 - Delaware, OH
11 May 1973 - Mentor, OH 
13 May 1973 - Youngstown, OH [Billboard 19 May 1973]
14 May 1973 - Alexander Hall, Princeton, NJ [Billboard 19 May 1973; ad]

18 May 1973 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
19 May 1973 - Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT
19 May 1973 - Forum-Capitol Hill, Harrisburg, PA [Billboard 19 May 1973]

20 May 1973 - Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, PA [Billboard 19 May 1973]

25 May 1973 - Chrysler Hall, Scope Plaza, Norfolk, VA [taken from Billboard; Dinky Dawson’s website says Lowell State University, Lowell, MA]
26 May 1973 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
27 May 1973 - Constitution Hall, Washington DC
28 May 1973 - Shady Grove Music Theatre, MD [Billboard May 1973]
01 June 1973 - Tampa, FL [Billboard May 1973]
02 June 1973 - Miami Auditorium, Miami FL [Billboard May 1973]


“BERLIN” Tour - Warmup Gig
01 September 1973 - Music Inn, Lenox, MA

“BERLIN” Tour - European Leg
?? September 1973 - Stockholm SWE
09 September 1973 - Scheesel Festival GER
15 September 1973 - Crystal Palace, London UK
17 September 1973 - Odeon Theatre, Paris FRA
19 September 1973 - FalkonerTeatret, Copenhagen DEN
20 September 1973 - Amsterdam NED
21 September 1973 - Brussels BEL
22 September 1973 - Cinema Marni, Elsene BEL
24 September 1973 - Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland UK
25 September 1973 - Palace Theatre, Manchester UK
26 September 1973 - Gaumont Theater, Southampton UK
27 September 1973 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester UK
28 September 1973 - Empire Theatre, Liverpool UK
29 September 1973 - City Hall, Sheffield UK
30 September 1973 - City Hall, Newcastle UK
03 October 1973 - Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham UK
05-6 October 1973 - Rainbow Theatre, London UK
29 November 1973 - Massey Hall, Toronto CAN

“BERLIN” Tour - USA Leg
?? December 1973 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
?? December 1973 - Massey Hall, Toronto CAN
01 December 1973 - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
05 December 1973 - Music Hall, Boston, MA [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
06 December 1973 - Springfield, MA [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
07 December 1973 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
08 December 1973 - Century Theatre, Buffalo, NY [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]

14 December 1973 - Palace Concert Theatre, Providence, RI
16 December 1973 - Kennedy Center, Washington DC [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
19 December 1973 - Music Hall, Boston, MA
21 December 1973 - (2 sets) Academy of Music, NYC
22 December 1973 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL [Billboard 1 Dec 1973]
26-29 December 1973 - Richard’s Rock Club, Atlanta, GA [ad]
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 28 Mar 2020 19:35

29 November 1973 - Massey Hall, Toronto CAN - Here's a review: https://torontoist.com/2013/10/lou-reed ... n-toronto/

"Reed returned to Massey Hall on November 29, 1973, to promote his album Berlin. His new touring group included two veterans of the Toronto music scene, drummer Whitey Glan and bassist Prakash John. Tales of Reed’s previous appearance may have affected attendance, as only 1,000 people showed up. Those who did enjoyed a solid, hard-driving set that mixed Velvet Underground staples, new material, and Reed’s recent hit, “Walk on the Wild Side.” Reed, according to Martin, appeared “both hard and sensuous, a street punk in leather, and chains, but softened by his frequently coy and effeminate gestures.” Goddard compared Reed’s appearance to Joel Grey’s sexless MC in Cabaret and, while not entirely satisfied with the performance, felt it gave a better sense of what Reed was capable of."
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 29 Mar 2020 17:04

More dates found in the 1 December 1973 Billboard mag.

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01 December 1973 - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
05 December 1973 - Music Hall, Boston, MA
06 December 1973 - Springfield, MA

08 December 1973 - Century Theatre, Buffalo, NY

16 December 1973 - Kennedy Center, Washington DC
22 December 1973 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL


And some others...

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26-29 December 1973 - Richard’s Rock Club, Atlanta, GA (Acrobat opened)
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Post by MJG196 » 29 Mar 2020 17:26

27 September 1972 - Manchester Polytechnic Union, Manchester UK

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by lurid » 29 Mar 2020 18:42

great research MG! That's my ticket stub for Manchester 27th Sept 73. I think the old 27th July Manchester date is in error.
I have a scan of a poster/flyer for Akron Civic Theater 21 January 1973 but I'm not sure if it is genuine.
Also, 20th April 1973 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (not May)
18th May 1973 was definitely the Tower Theatre Upper Derby - tickets and flyer prove that. Dinky must be wrong
26th May 1973 was a WFIL "Helping Hands" concert, with Slade, The Eagles, Billy Preston and the Raspberries

Where did you get the info about a 12 September 73 Stockholm show? I've never seen that before. I remember seeing a mention of another 1973 festival but I always assumed it was the 15th Sept Crystal Palace show.

I've lost touch with Enrique now so have no way to contact him about this stuff - good idea about a "sticky"!

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Post by lurid » 29 Mar 2020 21:23

Of course I meant "That's my ticket stub for Manchester 27th Sept 72" Not 1973 doh!

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Post by MJG196 » 29 Mar 2020 21:57

lurid wrote:
29 Mar 2020 18:42
Where did you get the info about a 12 September 73 Stockholm show? I've never seen that before.
I'm looking for my source, but can't find it! UGH

I'm gonna change it back until I can find it.
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Post by MJG196 » 29 Mar 2020 22:02

Here's a tour ad for late '72. Looks like some dates were added after this was printed:

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 29 Mar 2020 22:08

lurid wrote:
29 Mar 2020 18:42
I have a scan of a poster/flyer for Akron Civic Theater 21 January 1973 but I'm not sure if it is genuine.
Hmm... I know there are fake flyers up on eBay. Can you post the flyer here?
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 30 Mar 2020 14:22

Ah, I found it! Looks legit to me.

http://clevelandrockandroll.com/?p=1364

"43 Years Ago Today – Lou Reed At Akron Civic Theatre
Lou Reed – Akron Civic Theatre – January 21, 1973

43 years ago today in Northeast Ohio music history, Lou Reed brought his “Transformer” tour to the Northeast Ohio area for the second time in two months when he played a sold out Akron Civic Theatre."
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