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Procol Harum concert-reviews


 

1967 

September: Falkoner Center, Denmark 
First visit to New York City

 

1968 

3 March 1968: Souvenirs of Nuremberg
4 October: Fillmore East
5 October: Rockpile, Toronto
1 November: Fillmore West (listen to it live!)
16 November: Charlottesville, USA
New Year: Cocoa Beach

 

1969 

Fillmore East, June, with the Byrds 
Fillmore again
New York, supporting Buddy Rich 
Festival Theatre, Stratford Ontario: the first PH orchestral gig 
Palm Springs ... blowing everyone else away! 
Atlantic City
Pasadena in May
Atlanta ... an excellent photo of the Fisher / Knights line-up

 

1970 

London's Lyceum in June 
UK's Isle of Wight Festival: one long piece, three short ones
Atlanta Pop festival: a retrospective for BtP by Richard Beck 
Atlanta Pop festival: a very different view, from Zygote magazine 
Ravinia Park, Illinois, July 1970; another
San Bernardino, 1970
San Antonio, Texas
Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, 2 October
Recollections of several 70s gigs

 

1970s 

A tiny review from Bristol: year uncertain

 

1971 

QEH, London BJ Wilson: 'an octopus in a bathtub' 
Edmonton University: many Live concert features and pictures 
Fillmore East ... with the Winter Consort, who get all the press 
Mayday in Washington DC
Pittsburgh PA
Santa Monica: 'the complete rock and roll band' 

 

1972 

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney: 'Copping smiled a lot but his organ was inaudible' 
Santa Monica
London's Rainbow Theatre: pictures and reviews
June: Cullen Auditorium, Houston, Texas
Copenhagen, Falconercenter 
1972 ish: Unwelcome in Asbury Park  by Greg Panfile
April 10: Academy of Music, Pittsburgh
30 September, Winterthur, Switzerland

 

1973 

Hollywood Bowl: lousy sound at the famous LA Philharmonic gig! 
Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK: 'Procol's finest gig?' 
Vienna, 20 October: good close-up pictures
Berlin, 26 October: a storming Piggy Pig Pig
Chicago, Kinetic Playground

 

1974 

Hemel Hempstead, UK: with the 'brilliant' Mick Grabham 
Birmingham, UK: review from New Musical Express
Reading UK: review from Sounds
Brighton UK: review from New Musical Express
Boston, The Music Hall: the reviewer disliked the whole band bar BJ! 
Houston, 3 July: here, here and here
Crystal Palace Garden Party and here
Croydon, 2 August
Wimbledon, 10 November

 

1975 

Cincinnati: where Procol Harum allegedly fall foul of Rick Wakeman's ego! 
14 March at Hull, UK
Final night at The Rainbow and reaction from press and punters 
The London Palladium: quite a scathing review from the NME
The London Palladium: a fan enjoyed it! 
Santa Monica, California: complimentary review from Rolling Stone
Fleeting reference to PH at Roskilde Festival
Illustrations and brief commentary on Danish gigs at Aalborghallen Århus and Viborg
Procol Harum in Los Angeles (Melody Maker - probably)

 

1976 

Two fine Polish gigs, Warsaw and Lodz, from Melody Maker
Olympia: the Great British Music Festival

 

1977 

Edinburgh: from the Something Magic tour 
Birmingham: from the Something Magic tour 
Manchester: from the Something Magic tour 
Bern, Switzerland: from the Something Magic tour 
London, Hammersmith: in favour of the Something Magic tour 
London, Hammersmith: agin the Something Magic tour! 
London, Hammersmith: a fan enjoyed it! 
Anaheim ... with picture of the Dee Murray line-up ... and another review
Burbank from the Something Magic tour 
Hofstra NY, from the Something Magic tour: pictures here

 

1991 

Toronto, September and again here and here
Palace of Fine Arts, from the San Francisco Bay Guardian
Palace of Fine Arts, from the San Francisco Chronicle
New York, September 1991
Toad's, New Haven, Connecticut: 27 September 1991
Chicago, 10 October 
Town Hall, Manhattan, from Newsday
The Variety, LA: Steve Hochman in the LA Times

 

1992 

Utrecht, Holland: the concert whence live tracks were issued: two variant reviews! 
Kongresowa Hall, Warsaw, 9 February 1992 
Mannheim, 20 January 1992
Procol Harum in Paris, Valentine's night 
Boston, 20 May 1992 
Toronto: pre-Edmonton, with technical slips and good humour 
Edmonton II: the reunion concert, and here

 

1993 

Irvine Meadows LA LA Times 18 September 1993 (a preview!) 
Irvine Meadows LA LA Times 20 September 1993 (a review!)

 

1995 

From Gary Brooker's diary of the 1995 North American tour 
House of Blues, LA and The Fillmore, SF by Robert Moselle 
Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England: Fairport's annual convention 
Shepherds Bush: first London show in a decade: also here
Westbury Music Fair, with Steppenwolf and Jefferson Airplane 
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 18 August
Pennsylvania, with Steppenwolf and Jefferson Airplane

 

 

1996 

London's Barbican: many pages devoted to the symphonic LSO gig 

 

1997 

Redhill: a suite of pages on the fantastic 
30th Birthday Party of AWSoP

 

Thanks, Karl Baker
1999 

Poland (not!)

Still There'll Be More: a page where you can write to the band requesting further Procol activity

 

2000 

Read GB's promise here ... (search for 'promise'!) 

Procol Harum Millennium Concert: numerous pages 

2001

26 May: Kristiansand, Norway
27 May: St Petersburg, Russia
29 and 30 May: Moscow
2 June: Wroclaw, Poland
3 June: Poznan, Poland
17 June: Manchester, UK
14 September: Hell, Norway
13 December: Horsens, Denmark
14 December:Warsaw, Poland
15 December:  Copenhagen, Denmark

Germany, 1971

2002–2007

2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007

2008/09 Tour dates here and here
2010/11 Tour dates here and here

2012 – 16

Tour dates here, here, here,
here and here

 

 


Set Lists

Tour lists

Gary Brooker onstage (GB Ensemble ... No Stiletto Shoes ... Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings ... Ringo's All-Starrs) 

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