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Procol Harum's gig-list for 1975

Provided by PH's tour manager, Barry Sinclair


Does this 62-date schedule jog your memory of gigs you were at? If so please mail us: and we welcome all reminiscences, set-lists, scanned photos and ticket-stubs! If so please mail us: and we welcome all reminiscences, set-lists, scanned photos and ticket-stubs! Additional research by Procol historian Frans Steensma has been added to Barry's schedule in this sort of type.

Date

Town

Venue

Support

Following a sabbatical from the road, rebuilding Procol's PA, I went back on tour in March 1975
(Procol rehearsed the Ninth songs the first two months of 1975).

Did they also play in a Museum in Bavaria? See here

750308

Bristol

University

 

750313

Nottingham

University

I went to this gig and, as at Hull, Procol were accompanied by Frankie Miller. Frankie did a set backed by Procol and also joined in for the encores. Can't remember much detail but it was probably the best Procol gig I went to, much more R'n'B based than the others. Only two numbers stand out in my memory: a brilliant rendition of The Devil Came from Kansas and Betty Wright's Shoorah Shoorah performed by Frankie Miller with Mick Grabham and Gary Brooker on vocals. (Mark Morgan)

750314

Hull

University

(with Frankie Miller)

750316

London

The Rainbow

Kevin Coyne Band (closed the show), Hatfield and the North, John Martyn, Frankie Miller (+ Procol), Sassafras, Richard & Linda Thompson

750606

Eastbourne

 

 

750620

Aberystwyth University

Penglais Campus

 

750624

Bournemouth

Village Bowl Concert Theatre

 

750627

Copenhagen

Roskilde Festival 
(see here)

 

750628

Oland, Sweden

Castle Borgholm

 

750630

Skien, Norway

Ibsen House

 

750701

Stavanger

Kuppel Hall

 

750702

Bergen

Engen Cinema

 

750704

Trondheim

Student Centre

 

750706

Alesund

Museum Alesund Festival

 

750806

Record Top of the Pops

for Pandora's Box

 

750809

Hastings

Pier Pavilion

Pictures here

750810

London

Sunday Night at the 
London Palladium (review, another, another)

Viv Stanshall MC

750816

Orange (setlist; review)

Theatre Antique: 
three-day open-air festival

Second day (Procol headlining): Zzebra, John Martyn, Baker Gurvitz Army, Tangerine Dream, Dr Feelgood (!)

750828

Guadalajara (ticket)

Hello, congratulations for the Procol Harum site. I live in Guadalajara Mexico, Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico country. I attended the Procol Harum concert in Guadalajara on August 28 1975, Thursday, at 20.30 hours.
The concert took place in the State Auditorium, (Auditorio del Estado in spanish). I was seventeen years old at that time: I bought the cheapest seat, 30 Mexican pesos, about two dollars at that time.

The concert was very important because at that time in Mexico this kind of events were not permitted.
Procol Harum was very famous in Mexico at that time because some of their songs were transmitted by the radio, I recall A Whiter Shade of Pale and Conquistador as the most popular.

The concert was superb. For me is one of the best experiences in my whole life because I love rock music. Thanks a lot, Take care. Jorge Rubén Ledesma Aguilar

750830

Mexico City

Guillermo Vazquez Malagamba writes to BtP from Mexico city: 'I visited your website today (which I consider as one of the best in the web dedicated to any band!; Congratulations!). I wanted to know on which days Procol Harum played in the city I live. My three older brothers and some cousins attended one of those concerts, which were at the Auditorio Nacional.

'I also read that they played in Guadalajara, but I don't know on which venue they did it. In Pete Frame's book The Complete Rock Family Trees (1993) he wrote that Procol Harum played in Mexico because the then President of my country asked them to play here. I don't know if that is true.

'I remember that the then Government's TV channel , Channel 13 (sold to a private enterprise in 1993)  some weeks later  broadcast in two separate programmes some highlights from those concerts. I remember that one of my brothers recorded the audio from the TV speaker. Unfortunately with the passing of time the cassette tape deteriorated and didn't work anymore. But I remember that I watched  the TV programmes while my brother were recording them! I remember that he told me that the concerts were very good, but Rock concerts in my country were not allowed in those years because the Government was afraid of riots outside the venue, which, of course, happened when Procol Harum and previously when Chicago played at the same venue. Mexican Rock bands also had to hide their gigs from the police!

'The reason I didn't attend the Procol Harum concerts was, of course, I was a child then, and of course, because of the riots. My brothers also told me about the riots outside the venue, which apparently were not very violent. But the seventies were a very hard period for my country and for others in respect of social problems in particular.'

750831

Mexico City

750917

Top of the Pops

for Pandora's Box

 

750919

TV Holland

Top Pop

 

750925

Fresno

Warner Theater

 

750926

Los Angeles

Santa Monica Civic (reviews here and here)

 

750930

Phoenix

Celebrity Theater

 (ticket here)

751007

Calgary

Convention Center

 

751008

Saskatoon

Centre Of The Arts

 

751009

Regina

Centre Of The Arts

 

751012

Edmonton

Jubilee Auditorium

 

751016

Toronto

Maple Leaf Gardens

 

751017

Passaic, NJ

Filmed at the
Capitol Theatre (setlist)

Fleetwood Mac & David Blue

751018

Cincinatti ... aborted

Riverfront Auditorium

Rick Wakeman & Gentle Giant

751019

Indiana PA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Alex Harvey

751021

New York (setlist)

Felt Forum

Alex Harvey

751023

Detroit

Ford Auditorium

 

751024

Upper Darby, Pa

Tower Theater

The supporting act (I was there) was the very popular Johnny's Dance Band, by then featuring Nan Mancini on vocals. Quite big in the Philly area (thanks, Billy from Philly).

751025

White Plains, NY

Music Hall

Little Feat

751026 Boston, MA
(ticket)
Paul's Mall 'According to featbase, Procol Harum played five dates from 26 October 26 through 30 October 1975 at Paul's Mall in Boston, Massachusetts. The link shows the ticket stub with Little Feat written on it. They must have been added as a last minute opening act.

'This fills in the [previous] blanks on the October dates of Procol Harum's touring schedule [this page], also correlating with the time-period both bands were back east.

'Your site notes that Little Feat was the opener for the White Plains show on 26 October 1975.'


Thanks, Forrest George (Lowell George's son)
751027 Boston, MA Paul's Mall
751028 Boston, MA Paul's Mall
751029 Boston, MA Paul's Mall
751030 Boston, MA Paul's Mall

751107

Abo, Finland

Konserthuset

 

751108

Helsinki

Finlandia

 

751110

Stockholm

Konserthuset

 

751112

Oslo

Chateau Neuf (pictures)

 

751114

Lund

Olympen

 

751115

Copenhagen

Tivolis Koncertsal

751116

Gothenburg (setlist)

Konserthuset 

 

751117

Aalborg (setlist)

Aalborghallen (see here)

 

751118

Viborg

Tinghallen (see here)

 

751119

Vejle

Idraettens Hus

 

751120

Odense

Fyns Forsamlinghus

 

751121

Nykobing

Nykobing F.Hallen

 

751122

Vejlby-Riskov Hallen

(see here)

 

751128

Southampton

University

 

751129

Leicester

University (setlist)

 

751202

Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Rooms

 

751204

Swansea

University

751205

Sheffield

University

 

751206

Manchester (setlist)

UMIST

 

751210

Paris (setlist)

Salle Pleyel

 

751211

Brussels

Jansen University

 

751212

Groningen

Martinihal

 

751213

Breda

Turfschip

 

751214

Amsterdam

Rai-Congresscentrum

 

  According to featbase, Procol Harum played 5 dates from October 26 through October 30, 1975 at Paul's Mall in Boston, Massachusetts. I have enclosed the link that shows the ticket stub with Little Feat written on it. They must have been added as a last minute opening act. This fills in the blanks on the October dates of Procol Harum's touring schedule, also correlating with the time period both bands were back east. Your site notes that Little Feat was the opener for the White Plains show on the 26th of October, 1975.


Forrest George (Lowell George's son)


Link to featbase 1975 page: Little Feat - Featbase - Setlists

 

 


Index of tour dates at BtP

 


 

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