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1981- '82
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Par Can's Tube Time Line


January - March


Goodnight L.A.  -  Panorama City CA

Monterey Studios  -  Glendale CA

Davlen Studios  -  Hollywood CA

The title is based on a set of sales technique lectures

by Stanley Patterson called "Your Hidden Success Mechanism"

Rockline radio phone in show


SCTV Network 90

Audio Video


April ‘81

16th – 18th           Thu Palace of Fine Arts; San Francisco CA

20th Mon


Live radio broadcast


21st Sun

Completion Backward Principle released in UK and Europe by Capitol Records

23rd Thu              ZDF TV “Beat Club” studio; Bremen TV show set up         Par Can

24th Fri               ZDF TV “Beat Club” studio; Bremen TV show       Par Can

26th – 30th Sun           Shepperton Studios video recording    Par Can


May ‘81

1st Fri

Completion Backward Principle released  in the USA, Canada and worldwide by Capitol Records

2nd Sat                BBC studios “Old Grey Whistle Test”; London TV show   Par Can

4th Mon               Goete lejon; Stockholm

5th Tue                Konserthuset storasalen; Goteborg audio

6th Wed               Chateau neuf; Oslo

8th Fri                 StadtHalle; Bremen

9th Sat                MesseHalle; Hamburg

10th Sun              WestfalenHalle; Dortmund

11th Mon              PhillipsHalle; Dusseldorf

"Talk To Ya Later" released in UK / Europe by Capitol Records

12th Tue              EissesportsHalle; Kornwestheim

13th Wed             Cirkus krone; Munchen

14th Thu              StadtHalle; Offenbach audio

16th Sat               a.m. Antenne 2 TV; Paris TV show audio

                        p.m. Palais des Sports; Paris

17th Sun              SportsHalle; Herentals

18th Mon              NeidersachsenHalle; Hanover

19th Tue              EissesportsHalle; West Berlin audio          Par Can

Fee interviewed by Paul Colbert of UK music paper "Melody Maker".  Appeared in the June 13th edition

20th Wed             Freiderich ebert Halle grossersaal; Ludwigshafen audio              Par Can

Shelley falls off stage bruising her right side. Vince visits the Berlin wall

Band fly from West Berlin to Frankfurt am Main

22nd Fri               P.O.C.;. Eindhoven audio  Par Can

23rd Sat              de Doelen; Rotterdam     Par Can

24th  Sun             Congressgabouw de vereeniging; Nijmegan      Par Can

25th Mon              Teatre Carre; Amsterdam          Par Can

26th Tue              Eventhaal; Groningen audio          Par Can

27th Wed

Crew travel day, Groningen to Lisboa, 1450 miles plus 3 border crossings, journey in stages, 60 hours

Band fly Amsterdam to Lisboa, KLM flight KL785. penta hotel Lisboa

28th Thu

Band day off

29th Fri

Note in tour itinerary states "Chopper" arrives on ancestral soil (again) !!

Band day off

30th Sat              Pavilhao do Sporting clu de; Portugal

Lisboa to Porto, 195 miles, 5 hours

Unknown              estadio d’avalade; Lisboan cancelled

31st Sun              Pavilhao dos Infantes des Sagres; Porto cancelled

porto atlantico hotel Porto

Porto to Coimbra, 75 miles, 2 hours


June ‘81

Bremen Video” New Music Express Magazine (German) May 13th ,

article & photos, pg;32 & 33


1st Mon               Futebol Clube etadio d’olivais; Coimbra           Par Can

palace hotel Bucaco

Coimbra to Madrid, 280 miles, 7 hours

2nd Tue               Pabellon deportivo del real; Madrid       Par Can

Band fly Lisboa to Madrid, flight TP700. hotel centro norte Madrid

Equipment, Madrid to Barcelona, 399 miles, 10 hours

3rd Wed               Palasports; San Sebastian cancelled

Band and Crew travel day, Madrid to Gerona

novotel Gerona

4th Thu                Palais des sports; Lyon cancelled

Band and Crew travel day, Gerona to Montpelier

hotel ibis Montpelier

5th Fri

Band and Crew travel day, Montpelier to Milano

palace hotel Milano

6th Sat                Castelo viscuteo; Pavia cancelled

                        Palasports; Cantu          Par Can

bootleg audio and interview with Rick Anderson

7th Sun               Teatro tendo; Via Reggio cancelled

                        Antistadio; Livorno audio  Par Can

8th Mon               Palasports; Bologna audio Par Can

Bologna to Roma, 237 miles, 6 hours

9th Tue                Palasports; Roma Par Can

shangri la corsetti Roma

10th Wed             Palasports; Udine Par Can

ambassador palace hotel Udine

Udine to Torino, 323 miles, 8 hours

11th Thu              Parco Ruffini Motovelodromo; Torino audio         Par Can

jolly h. ambasciatori hotel Torino

torino to San Remo, 120 miles, 3 hours

12th Fri               Campo Sportivo; San Remo       Par Can


13th Sat

Crew travel day, San Remo to Edinburgh, 1300 miles plus 3 border crossings, journey in stages, 40 hours

Band in San Remo

grand hotel de londres San Remo

15th Mon

Band fly Nice to London on British Airways flight BA343, then London to Edinburgh on British Airways flight BA4812

posthouse hotel Edinburgh

16th Tue              Odeon Theatre; Edinburgh audio  Par Can

                             support act: The Spangs

posthouse hotel Edinburgh

Edinburgh to Newcastle, 107 miles, 3 hours

royal station hotel Newcastle

17th Wed             City Hall; Newcastle audio            Par Can

                             support act: The Spangs

Newcastle to Sheffield, 72 miles, 2 hours

royal victoria hotel Sheffield

18th Thu              City Hall Oval Hall; Sheffield      Par Can

                                    support act: The Spangs

Sheffield to Manchester, 38 miles, 1 hour

grand hotel Manchester

19th Fri                Free Trade Hall; Manchester      Par Can

                        support act: The Spangs

grand hotel Manchester

Manchester to London, 228 miles, 5 hours

Kensington hilton hotel London

20th & 21st Sat           Hammersmith Odeon; London          Par Can

                                    support act: The Spangs

22nd Mon             Hammersmith Odeon; London     Par Can

                                    support act: The Spangs

FEE WAYBILL arrested on Tottenham Court Road London

during a publicity stunt on the back of a flatbed truck while

The Tubes played tracks from "Completion Backward Principle".

audio and video

BBC radio 1 broadcast released as "Infomercial" in 1999

23rd & 24th Tue          Hammersmith odeon London option dates / not used

                                    support act: The Spangs


FEE WAYBILL  -  Fined 50 at Marlborough magistrates court London for "obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty".  P.C. Pearce stated in evidence that "Waybill was standing on the lorry and when asked if he was in charge replied: "Oh, there is a funny little man who wishes to speak to us."  When asked to turn the music down he apparently replied: "No, not until we have finished."  He was then arrested as he stepped off the lorry.  Fee's defence counsel admitted that his client had behaved in "a somewhat flippant manner" but added that he did not appreciate the "gravity of the situation."  The magistrate called John Waldo Waybill an "arrogant nuisance" before fining him.  Afterwards Fee described the fine as a "little over the top I think, but it won't break the band."


“Tube Ticket Cost 50” SOUNDS (UK)


Record company meal at Greek restaurant for band & crew

25th Thu              de Montfort Hall; Leicester

                                    support act: The Spangs

Leicester to Birmingham, 41 miles, 1 hour

26th Fri                Odeon Theatre; Birmingham

                                    support act: The Spangs

Birmingham to Newquay, 230 miles, 6 hours

atlantic hotel Newquay

27th Sat              Cornwall Coliseum; St.Austell

                                    support act: The Spangs

St.Austell to Bristol, 142 miles, 4 hours

holiday inn Bristol

28th Sun              Colston Hall; Bristol audio

                                    support act: The Spangs

29th Mon              Gaumont Theatre; Southampton Par Can

                                    support act: The Spangs

Southampton to London

Kensington royal gardens hotel London

30th Tue

Band and Crew fly London to Los Angeles CA, Pan Am flight 001


July ‘81

3rd Fri

"Tomorrow" TV show


15th Wed             Shea’s Theatre; Buffalo NY       Par Can

17th Fri               Maple Leaf Gardens; Toronto OT audio   Par Can

“Fishing Musician” SCTV Network 90, Episode #8;

band and John Candy; Band plays, “Talk to Ya Later”

18th Sat              Ohio Coliseum; Richfield OH audio / video Par Can

19th Sun              Sports Arena; Toledo OH          Par Can

22nd & 23rd Wed         Royal Oak Music Theatre; Southfield MI     Par Can

24th Fri               Gardens Arena; Louisville KY      Par Can

25th Sat              Stanley Theatre; Pittsburgh PA Par Can

26th Sun             Merewether Post Pavilion ; Columbia MD         Par Can

29th Wed            Jai Alai Fronton; Bridgeport CT   Par Can

31st Fri               Music Mountain; South Fallsburg NY     Par Can


August ‘81

1st Sat                Cumberland County Civic Centre George I. Lewis Arena; Portland ME          Par Can

2nd Sun               Cape Cod Coliseum; South Yarmouth MA         Par Can

4th & 5th Tue             Palladium; New York City NY audio video        Par Can

live radio broadcast

bootleg audio and video

6th Thu                Triangle Theatre; Rochester NY audio     Par Can

7th Fri                 Fairmount Park Mann Music Centre Amphitheatre; Philadelphia PA     Par Can

8th Sat                Convention Hall; Asbury Park NJ Par Can

22nd Sat              Convention and Performing Arts Centre Golden Hall; San Diego CA audio         Par Can

23rd Sun

KBFH Radio broadcast of  the palladium New York City NY  04 / 08 / 81


27th & 28th Thu          Perkins Palace; Pasadena CA          Par Can

29th & 30th Sat           Civic Centre; Santa Monica CA       Par Can


SEPT ‘81

18th Fri               Opera House; Austin TX Par Can

19th Sat              Civic Centre Complex Lily and Roy Cullen Theatre; Houston TX         Par Can

20th Sun              Winter Gardens; Dallas TX         Par Can

23rd Wed             Cains Ballroom; Tulsa OK           Par Can

24th & 25th Thu          Uptown Theatre; Kansas City MO    Par Can

26th Sat              Prairie Capitol Convention Centre; Springfield IL         Par Can

27th Sun              Univ. Iowa Hauncher Auditorium; Iowa City IA audio     Par Can

29th Tue              U.M.M. Northrop Auditorium; Minneapolis MN    Par Can

30th Wed             Music Hall; Omaha NE audio         Par Can


October ‘81

1st Thu                Oriental Theatre; Milwaukee WI Par Can

2nd Fri                 Kolf Sports Centre Oshkosh; WI           Par Can

3rd Sat                U.M.M. Hedgecock Field House; Marquette MI Par Can

4th Sun               Park West; Chicago IL    Par Can

6th Tue                U.M.A.A. Hill Auditorium; Ann Arbor MI audio      Par Can

8th Thu                Agora Ballroom; Youngstown OH Par Can

10th Sat              Grand Centre Welsh Auditorium; Grand Rapids MI        Par Can

11th Sun              Convention Centre; Hamilton OT          Par Can

12th Mon              U.T. Alumni Hall; London OT      Par Can

15th - 17th Thu           Misty Moon Club; Halifax NS Par Can

19th Mon              Lansdowne Park Civic; Centre Ottawa OT       Par Can

20th Tue              Teatre st.Denis; Montreal PQ     Par Can

21st & 22nd Wed         Agora Ballroom; New Haven CT cancelled

“12th Anniversary Special” Circus Magazine (UK) Oct. 21st, Cover, article & photos


23rd & 24th Fri            Savoy Theatre; New York City NY   Par Can

times square Howard Johnson’s hotel Manhattan NY

25th Sun              Palace Theatre; Albany NY        Par Can

27th & 28th Tue           Brandywine Club; Chaddsford PA     Par Can

29th Thu              Stargate Theatre; Dover NJ      Par Can

The previous night, Atlanta Rhythm Section lighting director Paul Crockett, died after a ground supported lighting truss collapsed to the stage. The 33 year old R.A. Roth Lighting employee was standing on the truss during focussing, when the centre span snapped and fell 30 feet, crushing him on impact.  This would have been only the second concert at the venue, which had recently re-opened on October 14th after being closed more than three years.

30th Fri               W.P.I. Harrington; Auditorium Worcester MA    Par Can

31st Sat               Orpheum Theatre; Boston MA 2 shows    Par Can

The first show was introduced by WBCN dj Mark Parenteau dressed in a nuns habit

2nd show broadcast live on WBCN FM

audio and video


November ‘81

1st & 2nd Sun        the Cars recording studio; Boston MA studio recording

                                    recording "Sports Fans"

3rd Tue                Felt Forum; Harrisburg PA         Par Can

after show party at "The Metron" in Harrisburg PA, sponsored by FM 104

5th Thu                S.U.N.Y. King Concert; Hall Fredonia NY          Par Can

6th Fri                 St. Georges Theatre; Staten Island NY Par Can PCW Advert.

                                    support act: BIG FEACHERS

7th Sat                Stage West; Hartford CT Par Can

                                    support act: The PROBERS

8th Sun               S.U.N.Y. Gymnasium; Stonybrook L.I. NY        Par Can

11th Wed             Mr C’s Rock Palace; Lowell MA   Par Can

                                    support act: The MEETINGS

12th Thu              Uncle Sam’s; Hull MA      Par Can

                        support act: The ORBITS

13th Fri               Civic Centre; Providence RI cancelled      Par Can

Day Off

14th Sat              Capitol Theatre; Concord NH     Par Can

                                    support act: The PROBERS

Concord NH to Allentown PA, 384 miles, 7 hours

15th Sun              Muhlenberg College Memorial Hall; Allentown PA         Par Can

16th Mon              Agora Ballroom; New Haven CT  Par Can

holiday inn  New Haven CT

New Haven CT to Owings Mills MD, 267 miles, 5 hours

17th Tue              Painters Mill; Owings Mill MD      Par Can

                                    Support act: BOOTCAMP

18th Wed

Pikesville MD to Baltimore airport, 20 miles, 30 minutes

Band and Crew fly from Baltimore MD to San Francisco CA on TWA flight

Prairie and Michael fly from Baltimore MD to New York City NY

Richard and Par Can fly from Baltimore MD to Boston MA


19th Thu

Day off

Michael and Prairie working on art project in Mick Jagger's Manhattan NY apartment

20th & 21st Fri       Fox Theatre; Atlanta GA cancelled

Dean, Bonnie, Richard and Par Can attend Earth Wind and Fire show in Hartford CT

Michael and Prairie working on art project in Mick Jagger's Manhattan NY apartment

29th Sat

Day off / Travel, Richard and Par Can, Boston MA to San Francisco CA on TWA flight 753

Chez Prince, Alta Street, San Francisco CA

30th Mon              Warfield Theatre; San Francisco CA     Par Can

San Francisco CA to Reseda CA



December ‘81

OUI Magazine, pg:36


1st & 2nd Tue        Country Club; Reseda CA audio    Par Can

                                    support act: BOB DUBAK

valley Hilton hotel Sherman Oaks CA

3rd Thu                Country Club; Reseda CA cancelled

4th Fri                 Country Club; Reseda CA Par Can

                                    support act: GLEN SUPER

5th Sat                Country Club; Reseda CA Par Can

                                    support act: GLEN SUPER

6th Sun               Country Club; Reseda CA Par Can

                                    support act: BOB DUBAK

8th Tue                Civic Auditorium; Santa Cruz CA Par Can; CMB

9th Wed               Marin County Civic Centre; San Rafael CA

10th Thu

Notice appears in Sylvie Simmons "Hollywood Highs" column in UK music paper "Sounds" announcing Fee and Vince's involvement in the Paramount movie "All Washed Up".  Shot in Canada, They play members of a rock band "The Metal Corpses" doomed to failure, so much so, Vince snuffs it in the first few frames.  The song "Roadmap Of My Tears" was recorded for the movie.

CMB invited back stage by Vince at Santa Cruz show. Also,  Chopper’s B-Day. First meet Marilyn & her daughter..


11th Fri               Memorial Auditorium; Sacramento CA    Par Can

12th Sat

Sacramento CA to San Francisco CA

Par Can, San Francisco CA to Los Angeles CA on TWA flight 760

then Los Angeles CA to London on TWA flight 760

Upgraded to 1st class on LA to London, sat next to actress Jacqueline Bissett !!!


31st Thu              Civic Centre; San Jose CA         Par Can



January ‘82


“RocknRoll Thunder; the Naked Tubes Are Better Than Ever” Date Book, SF Chronicle,

Joel Selvin


10th Sun              Dallas Cowboys VS SF 49ers, Candle Stick Stadium, San Francisco Ca TV Broadcast

                             Sports Fans Live

22nd Fri               Country Club; Reseda CA audio

30th & 31st Sat     Old Waldorf; San Francisco CA   CMB


February ‘82

1st - 3rd Mon        Old Waldorf; San Francisco CA

“The Tubes: Completion Backward Principle”  Home Video; Music & Video LA WEEKLY,

Robert G. Salter


March ‘82

19th                   Lake Tahoe, NV

29th Mon              Country Club; Reseda CA audio video


April ‘82

“Quiet Giant: The Tubes’ Prairie Prince”, Stanley Hall Modern Drummer 1982

23rd Fri               War Memorial Performing Arts Centre Opera House; San Francisco CA

Tubeland News Vol. 1, No. 1


June ‘82

12th Sat                  Spartan Stadium; San Jose Ca

                             Earthquakes VS Roughnecks; Post Game Show          CMB

25th Fri               Good Time Theatre; Buena Park CA

27th Sun              Country Club; Reseda CA


July ‘82

22nd & 23rd Thu         O2 Club ;Monterey CA

25th – 27th Sun           the Hofbrau; Squaw Valley CA

Tubeland News Vol. 1, No. 2


August ‘82

5th Thu                County Fairgrounds; Napa CA            Par Can

26th Thu              Cal Expo Centre Amphitheatre; Sacramento CA          Par Can

27th Fri                Magic Mountain Showcase Theatre; Valencia Ca        Par Can

28th Sat               Frontier Town; San Bernardino CA        Par Can

30th Mon              Cal Expo Centre Amphitheatre; Sacramento CA cancelled


September ‘82

6th Mon               Concord Pavilion ; Concord CA   Par Can

26th Sun              Cowboys Club; Tucson AZ

27th Mon              Graham Central Station; Phoenix AZ

28th Tue              Chugger’s Club; Flagstaff AZ

30th Thu               Country Club; Reseda CA          Par Can


October ‘82

Tubeland News, Vol. I, No. 3

2nd Sat                Cal Poly Gymnasium; San Luis Obispo CA

27th Wed             Cal Poly Gymnasium; San Luis Obispo CA

28th Thu              U.C.S.B. Gymnasium; Santa Barbara CA

el prado motor inn, Santa Barabara CA

29th Fri               Magic Mountain Showcase Theatre; Valencia CA

30th Sat              U.S.C.; Los Angeles CA


December ‘82

1st Wed               State College Gymnasium; San Francisco CA 2 shows / audio 1st Show

2nd Thu                Laxon Auditorium; Chico CA

3rd Fri                 Phoenix Theatre; Petaluma CA 2 shows

5th Sun                Saddle Rack; San Jose CA CMB

18th Sat              the Galleria; San Francisco CA

20th - 22nd Mon          Tubesound Studios; San Francisco CA rehearsals

27th & 28th Mon          Tubesound Studios; San Francisco CA rehearsals

29th – 31st Wed          Kabuki Theatre; San Francisco CA


November ‘82

TW – Engineering Mega Art; Fallucci Stendal San Francisco Ca. Cotton / Prince Exhibit.

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