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1983- '84
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"OUTSIDE INSIDE"  Recorded at

The Automatt  -  San Francisco CA

Capitol Studios  -  Los Angeles CA

The Complex  -  Los Angeles CA

Davlin Studios  -  Los Angeles CA

Different Fur  -  San Francisco CA

Lion Share Recording  -  Los Angeles CA

The Manor  - Los Angeles CA

Record One  - Los Angeles CA

Russian Hill Recording  - San Francisco CA

Tubesound  - San Francisco CA


January ‘83

“Tubeland News” vol 1. No. 4

29th Sat              Keystone; Palo Alto CA 2 shows


March ‘83

4th Fri                 Circle Star Theatre; San Carlos CA

12th Sat              Recreation Hal; Kings Beach CA 2 shows

22nd - 24th Tue     Tubesound Studios; San Francisco CA rehearsals

25th Fri               Phoenix Theatre; Petaluma CA 2 shows

26th Sat              the Eclipse; Hayward CA 2 shows

28th Mon              Saddle Rack; San Jose CA 2 shows


April ‘83

21st Thu              Institute of Technology Gymnasium; Old Westbury L.I. NY     Par Can

22nd Fri               M.I.T. Gymnasium; Boston MA   Par Can

23rd Sat              E.M. Loews Theatre; Worcester MA      Par Can

24th Sun              Capitol Theatre; Concord NH       Par Can

26th Tue              Auditorium Theatre; Rochester NY audio Par Can

27th Wed             Clarkston College Gymnasium; Potsdam NY      Par Can

28th & 29th Thu     Agora Ballroom; New Haven CT Par Can

30th Sat               Franklin Pierce College; Rindge NH        Par Can


May ‘83

Unknown              Perkins Palace; Pasadena CA

CHUM FM radio broadcast bootleg audio and video

1st Sun                U.S.M. Gymnasium; North Dartmouth MA         Par Can

6th Fri                 World of Fun Amphitheatre; Kansas City MO    Par Can

10th Tue              Sonoma county fair grandstand King City CA

13th Fri               WestfalenHalle; Dortmund rehearsal

14th Sat              WestfalenHalle; Dortmund TV show audio video

16th Mon              ZDF TV “beat Club” studio; Munchen TV show audio video

18th Wed             TTTV “tube” studio; Newcastle rehearsal

Band and Crew fly from Munchen to Newcastle, British Airways flight

19th Thu              TTTV “tube” studio; Newcastle TV show

gosforth park hotel Gosforth

band and crew attend Robert Palmer concert at the mayfair ballroom Newcastle

followed by record company party at Julie's nightclub on the quayside Newcastle

20th Fri

Band and Crew fly Newcastle to London, British Airways flight, then London to San Francisco CA, British Airways flight

“Mid-Summer Mayhem; Banned Group in TV Shocker” Rock DAILY MIRROR (UK),

Robin Egger

30th Mon

Off The Record"  -  radio broadcast




June ‘83

2nd & 3rd Thu        Paramount Theatre; Staten Island NY rehearsals           Par Can

4th Sat                JFK Stadium; Philadelphia PA     Par Can

                             JOURNEY / SAMMY HAGAR / NAZERETH / The TUBES / BRYAN ADAMS

5th Sun               Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum; Binghamton NY Par Can

14th – 16th Tue      Clair Brothers Studios; Lititz PA rehearsals

14th Tue

Band and crew fly San Francisco CA to St.Louis MO on TWA flight #446

then St.Louis MO to Harrisburg PA on TWA flight #185

clair brothers studios Lititz PA  -  rehearsals

treadway resort hotel Lancaster PA

18th Sat              Songbird Centre; Lexington OH  Par Can

                                    HALL & OATES / The TUBES / MARSHALL CRENSHAW

Columbus OH to Pittsburgh PA, 184 miles, 4 hours

Hyatt hotel Pittsburgh PA

19th Sun              Stanley Theatre; Pittsburgh PA  Par Can

                               support act: The PLIMSOULS

20th Mon              Convention Centre Music Hall; Cleveland OH    Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

21st Tue

Cleveland OH to Grand Rapids MI, 276 miles, 6 hours

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station in Grand Rapids MI

amway grand plaza hotel Grand Rapids MI

Due to a malfunction, the municipal water supply in Grand Rapids was considered undrinkable.

22nd Wed             Grand Valley State Field House; Allendale MI    Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

23rd Thu              Holiday Star Theatre; Merrillville IN cancelled

Day off/Travel, Grand Rapids MI to Gurnee IL, 212 hours, 5 hours, *gain 1 hour

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station in Gurnee IL

holiday inn gurnee IL

24th Fri               Marriott’s Great America Pictorium Plaza; Gurnee IL    Par Can

                              support act: The PLIMSOULS

Gurnee IL to Clarkston MI, 350 miles, 7 hours

25th Sat              Pine Knob Music Theatre; Clarkston MI  Par Can

                              support act: The PLIMSOULS

northfield hilton hotel Troy MI

Clarkston MI to London OT, 119 miles plus border crossing on the bridge, 3 hours

26th Sun              U of O Alumni Hall; London OT   Par Can

                              support act: The PLIMSOULS

London OT to Toronto OT, 118 miles, 2h 30m

27th Mon              C.N.E. Band Shell; Toronto OT audio       Par Can

                              support act: The PLIMSOULS

Toronto OT to Knoxville TN, 740 miles, 16 hours

29th Wed

Day off/Travel, Knoxville TN to Atlanta GA, 194 miles, 4 hours

Chopper, Cheese, Steve, Jon and Par Can attend baseball game at Fulton County stadium  -  Atlanta vs Houston

omni international hotel Atlanta GA

30th Thu              Civic Coliseum; Knoxville TN cancelled

Day off



July ‘83

1st Fri                 Six Flags Georgia; Atlanta GA    Par Can

                                    support act: The PLIMSOULS

Fee and Rick interviewed by local tv station before show.

Atlanta GA to Richmond VA, 511 miles, 10 hours

2nd Sat                Kings Dominion; Doswell VA       Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

Richmond VA to Trenton NC, 171 miles, 4 hours

3rd Sun               Plantation Music park Trenton NC

                              support act: The OUTLAWS / The PLIMSOULS / PKM / ROXI / PANIC / BILL LOWERLY

Trenton NC to Charlotte NC, 250 miles, 5 hours

so hot during the day that several parked cars explode in the fields

4th Mon               Carrowinds Palladium; Charlotte NC audio video  Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

holiday inn Fort Mills SC

party after show in Chopper's room, hotel in a dry county!!!! happy 4th etc etc

5th Tue                Civic Centre; Raleigh NC cancelled

Day off/Travel, Fort Mills SC to Norfolk VA, 339 miles, 6h 30m

holiday inn scope Norfolk VA

6th Wed

Day off

Afternoon record signing session in Norfolk VA

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station

holiday inn scope Norfolk VA

7th Thu                scope convention and cultural Centre Chrysler Hall Norfolk VA          Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

8th Fri                 City Island; Harrisburg PA cancelled

Day off/Travel, Norfolk VA to Columbia MD, 370miles, 8 hours

Columbia inn Columbia MD

9th Sat                Merewether Post Pavilion ; Columbia MD         Par Can

                                    support act: KIX

Columbia MD to Saratoga Springs NY, 360 miles, 8 hours

10th Sun              Saratoga Performing Arts Centre; Saratoga Springs NY         Par Can

                                    support act: KIX

11th Mon              Darien Lake fun Centre Buffalo NY        Par Can

12th Tue

Day off/Travel

Evening record signing session at "Tower Records" in Manhattan

Fee interviewed on "Late Night With Letterman" TV show

Berkshire place hotel Manhattan NY

13th Wed             Pier 84; New York City NY         Par Can

                             support act: The PLIMSOULS

14th Thu              Pier 84; New York City NY rain date / not used

Day off/Travel, New York City NY to Clifton NJ, 40 miles, 1 hour

Howard Johnson’s Clifton NJ

15th Fri               Capitol Theatre Passaic NJ        Par Can

                                    support act: PREVUE

Clifton NJ to Boston MA, 260 miles, 5 hours

16th Sat              Orpheum Theatre; Boston MA    Par Can

                                    support act: BERLIN AIRLIFT

17th Sun              State Fairgrounds Grandstand; Allentown PA   Par Can

                                    support act: ROBERT HAZARD

19th Tue

Afternoon signing session at "Strawberries" record store in Providence RI

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and WHJY FM radio station in Providence RI

Biltmore plaza Providence RI

20th Wed            Civic Centre; Providence RI video            Par Can

                                    support act: The PROBERS

21st Thu             Jai Alai Fronton; Bridgeport CT   Par Can

                                    support act: BLOTTO

Sheraton hotel Bridgeport CT

Bridgeport CT to Poughkeepsie NY, 65 miles, 1h 30m

22nd Fri               Mid Hudson Civic Centre; Poughkeepsie NY      Par Can

                                    support act: BLOTTO

23rd Sat              Syracuse university Carrier Dome; Syracuse NY cancelled

                                    DAVID BOWIE / The TUBES


August ‘83

3rd Wed               Arena Concert Bowl; Winnipeg MB        Par Can

                                    support act: CONEY HATCH

4th Thu                Fair Agri Dome; Regina SK         Par Can

                                    support act: CONEY HATCH

Crew fly from Winnipeg MB to Regina SK on Air Canada flight 225

Band fly from Winnipeg MB to Regina SK on Air Canada flight 703

*Gain 1 hour in transit

5th Fri

Band and Crew fly from Regina SK to Calgary AB on Pacific Western flight 703

Band and Crew fly from Calgary AB to Edmonton AB on Pacific Western flight 689

*Gain 1 hour in transit

westin hotel Edmonton AB

6th Sat

Afternoon record signing session in Edmonton AB

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station in Edmonton AB

westin hotel Edmonton AB


7th Sun               Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton AB

                                    DAVID BOWIE / PETER GABRIEL / The TUBES

8th Mon

Band and Crew fly Edmonton AB to Vancouver BC on Air Canada flight 183

Flight packed with Tubes / Peter Gabriel / David Bowie entourages.  Production mgr Maurice Lyda became chief steward for a while

*Gain 1 hour in transit

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station in Vancouver BC

holiday inn city centre Vancouver BC

9th Tue                BC Place Stadium; Vancouver BC         Par Can

                                    DAVID BOWIE / PETER GABRIEL / The TUBES

10th Wed             Civic Auditorium; Portland OR     Par Can

                                    support act: SEQUEL

Cheryl, Michelle, Geoff and Par Can, Vancouver BC to Portland OR on Western flight 450

Everyone else, Vancouver BC to Portland OR, 317 miles plus border crossing, 5 hours

Cheryl and Michelle interviewed on local breakfast TV show

11th Thu              Tacoma Dome; Tacoma WA       Par Can

                                    DAVID BOWIE / The TUBES

Hilton hotel Seattle WA

Seattle WA to Eugene OR, 281 miles, 6 hours

12th Fri               Hult Centre for the Performing Arts Eugene OR audio

                                    support act: SEQUEL

13th Sat

Crew travel by bus day

Crew stopover at Geoff Ganniford's home in Marin CA, for beer, burrito's and "Fawlty Towers"

14th Sun              Star Palace Fresno; CA cancelled

Afternoon softball game between "The Tube Sox" and a local radio station

Par Can and Colin the "swagman" attend David Bowie show at the forum in Inglewood CA as guitarist Earl Slick's guests. Sherman oaks inn Studio City Ca

15th Mon              MCA Universal Amphitheatre; Universal City CA Par Can

                                    support act: BOB DUBAK

Willie, Chopper and Par Can interviewed by CNN during load in

16th Tue

Crew travel day, Sherman Oaks CA to Tucson AZ, 486 miles, 10 hours

Band fly Burbank CA to Phoenix AZ on PSA flight 312

doubletree inn Phoenix AZ

17th Wed

Lounge by the pool day

doubletree inn Phoenix AZ

18th Thu              Community Centre Music Hall; Tucson AZ        Par Can

Tucson AZ to Tempe AZ, 110 miles, 2h 30m

19th Fri               Compton Terrace; Tempe AZ cancelled

show moved indoors for crew safety, as local temperatures were over 30c at that time. Afternoon record signing session in Tempe AZ. holiday inn Tempe AZ

Tempe AZ to San Diego CA, 351 miles, 6 hours

                        A.S.U. Activity Centre; Tempe AZ        Par Can

                                    support act: JACK MACK & The HEART ATTACKS

20th Sat              S.D.S.U. Amphitheatre; San Diego CA   Par Can

                                    support act: BOLTON

21st Sun              Rain Cross Square; Riverside CA cancelled

Equipment to San Francisco CA

Band Crew to Santa Cruz CA

21st                    Valley Auditorium; Pomona CA    Par Can

                                    support act: DFXZ

26th Fri               Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre; Laguna Hills CA cancelled

27th Sat              Stanford University Frost Amphitheatre; Palo Alto CA cancelled

Band and Crew, San Francisco CA to Soda Springs CA

28th Sun              Boreal Ridge ski lodge patio; Soda Springs CA  Par Can

                                    EDDIE MONEY / The TUBES / STEEL BREEZE

29th Mon              Memorial Auditorium; Sacramento CA cancelled



September ‘83

13th Tue              Tubesound Studios; San Francisco CA rehearsals           Par Can

14th Wed             Kabuki Theatre; San Francisco CA rehearsals     Par Can

15th & 16th Thu      Kabuki Theatre; San Francisco CA audio Par Can

17th Sat               Alameda County Coliseum Stadium; Oakland CA audio   Par Can

                                    DAVID BOWIE / The TUBES / TRANSLATOR

Large backstage party marks the end of Bowie's US tour and Fee's birthday

18th Sun

FEE WAYBILL  -  KQAK FM  "The Quake's Early Tremors"

San Francisco CA  -  Live radio broadcast


21st Wed             Kern County Fair Grandstand; Bakersfield CA    Par Can

                                    support act: NIGHTRANGER / EDDIE & The TIDE

Crew fly San Francisco CA to Burbank CA on PSA flight 178

Burbank CA to Bakersfield CA, 100 miles, 2 hours

22nd Thu

Travel day, Bakersfield CA to Santa Barbara CA, 148 miles, 3 hours

el prado hotel Santa Barbara CA

23rd Fri               Arlington Theatre; Santa Barbara CA    Par Can

                                    support act: TRANSLATOR / The MEDFLYS

Santa Barbara CA to Sonora CA, 340 miles, 7 hours

24th Sat              County Fairgrounds; Sonora CA  Par Can

                                    support act: STEEL BREEZE / EDDIE & The TIDE

Sonora CA to Eureka CA, 400 miles, 9 hours

25th Sun              Humboldt State University Field House; Arcata CA

eureka inn Eureka CA

Eureka CA to Redding CA, 160 miles, 5 hours

26th Mon              Civic Auditorium; Redding CA     Par Can

                                    support act: The MEDFLYS


27th Tue

Travel day, Redding CA to Salt Lake City UT, 720 miles, 13 hours

29th Thu              Univ. Utah Special Events Centre; Salt Lake City UT   Par Can

                                    support act: The KLICK

Hilton hotel Salt Lake City UT

Salt Lake City UT to Denver CO, 503miles, 10 hours

30th Fri               Univ. Denver Arena; Denver CO  Par Can

                                    support act: BLITZ GIRLS

Marriott hotel south east Denver CO

Denver CO to Hays KS, 400 miles, 8 hours


October ‘83

1st Sat                Fort Hays State University Gross Memorial Field House; Hays KS      Par Can

                                    support act: GREG KIHN BAND

holiday inn Hays KS

Hays KS to Fayetteville AR, 425 miles, 8 hours

2nd Sun               U.A.F. Barn Hill Field House; Fayetteville AR     Par Can

                                    support act: BRIDGE CLIMBERS

3rd Mon

Travel day, Fayetteville AR to Des Moines IA, 460 miles, 9 hours

Marriott hotel Des Moines IA

4th Tue                Central College Kuyper Gymnasium; Pella IA     Par Can

5th Wed               Univ. Iowa Hauncher Auditorium; Iowa City IA  Par Can

                                    Support act: The TRACTORS

Des Moines IA to Iowa City IA, 112 miles, 2 hours

Iowa City IA to Crookston MN, 626 miles, 12 hours



6th Thu

Sleep day

northland lodge Crookston MN

7th Fri                 U.N.D. Chester Fritz Auditorium; Grand Forks ND        Par Can

                                    support act: The FUNNY GUYS

Crookston MN to Grand Forks ND, 22 miles, 30 minutes

Grand Forks ND to Duluth MN, 265 miles, 6 hours


8th Sat                exhibition and conference Centre Arena; Duluth MN    Par Can

                                    support act: The ROMANTICS

Ammonia gas leak from the plant next door to the arena, during load out, causes evacuation of building by emergency services

9th Sun               Orpheum Theatre; Minneapolis MN        Par Can

Duluth MN to Minneapolis MN, 155 miles, 3 hours. Party in Willie Mac's room turns into the Girls "cookie party"

10th Mon              Univ. WI Johnson Field House; Menomonee WI Par Can

                                    support act: RAGS

Minneapolis MN to Menomonee WI, 75 miles, 90 minutes.

Menomonee WI to Stevens Point WI, 140 miles, 3 hours

11th Tue              Univ. WI Quandt Field House; Stevens Point WI         Par Can

                                    support act: The ROMANTICS

Cheryl's birthday, celebrated by crew "members" Willie, Chopper, Richard, Mark, Steve, and Lenny the Truck, getting on stage during encores with lipstick letters on their "cheeks", mooning "happy b-day" to Cheryl, band and a packed fieldhouse.

Several pictures tell the whole gruesome story !!

12th Wed

Evening softball game between "The Tube Sox" and local radio station in Peoria IL

Ramada inn Peoria IL

13th Thu              Bradley University Robertson Memorial Field House; Peoria IL  Par Can

                                    support act: AUDIO COMBO

Peoria IL to Bloomington IN, 230 miles, 5 hours

14th Fri               U.I.B. Auditorium; Bloomington IN         Par Can

                                    support act: The HEART THROBS

15th Sat              E.I.U. Lantz Gymnasium; Charleston IL  Par Can

                                    support act: The ROMANTICS

Bloomington IN to Charleston IL, 157 miles, 3 hours. Holiday inn Charleston IL

Charleston IL to Rock Island IL, 230 miles, 5 hours

16th Sun              Augustana College Centennial Hall; Rock Island IL       Par Can

Rock Island IL to Merrilleville IN, 189 miles, 4 hours

Prairie fined $700 for using one of the halls organ pipes as an "alpine horn" !!  Don't ask, the pictures explain all.

17th Mon

Day off

holidome holiday inn Bloomington IN

18th Tue              Holiday Star Theatre Merrillville IN     Par Can

                                    support act: OINGO BOINGO

19th Wed

Travel day, Merrillville IN to Lansing MI, 184 miles, 4 hours

Harley hotel of lansing Lansing MI

20th Thu              Wings Stadium Kalamazoo MI     Par Can

                                    support act: The ROMANTICS

Lansing MI to Kalamazoo MI, 75 miles, 90 minutes

21st Fri                M.S.U. Arena East; Lansing MI audio       Par Can

                                    support act: The HEART THROBS

22nd Sat              U.M.A.A. Hill Auditorium; Ann Arbor MI  Par Can

                                    support act: FIGURES ON THE BEACH

Lansing MI to Ann Arbor MI, 62 miles, 75 minutes

23rd Sun              C.M.U. rose Arena; Mount Pleasant MI  Par Can

                                    support act: The ROMANTICS

Lansing MI to Mount Pleasant MI, 87 miles, 90 minutes


24th Mon

Band and Crew fly Detroit MI to Orlando on Republic flight

Prairie, Michael, Chopper, Gail, Par Can and Cheese stay in Orlando FL

Lake Buena Vista apartments Orlando FL

Rest of party fly onto Miami FL on

Hyatt regency Miami FL

25th Tue

Prairie, Michael, Chopper, Gail, Par Can and Cheese visit "EPCOT" in Orlando FL

Lake Buena Vista apartments Orlando FL

Prairie, Michael, Chopper, Gail, Par Can and Cheese, Orlando FL to Miami FL, Republic flight 372

Rest of party

hyatt regency Miami FL

26th Wed             James l. knight Centre; Miami FL Par Can

                                    support act: MEN WITHOUT HATS

Miami FL to Gainesville FL, 350 miles, 7 hours

27th Thu              the Islands; Gainesville FL         Par Can

                                    support act: “JUGGLERS” / PAT The ROLLER SKATING CLOWN

Gainesville FL to Columbia SC, 380 miles, 9 hours

Possibly the most bizarre show ever.  "Roller Skating Clowns" !!!!!

28th Fri               U.S.C. Field A; Columbia SC       Par Can

                                    support act: The ACCELERATORS

Columbia SC to Atlanta GA, 214 miles, 4 hours

29th Sat              Civic Centre; Atlanta GA Par Can

                                    support act: ARMS AKIMBO

30th Sun              de Kalb College Gymnasium; Clarkston GA        Par Can

                                    support act: ILLUSION

Atlanta GA to Clarkston GA, 60 miles, 1 hour

Clarkston GA to Chapel Hill NC, 350 miles, 7 hours

31st Mon              U.N.C. Carmichael Auditorium; Chapel Hill NC cancelled

Unknown              U.N.C. Memorial Hall; Chapel Hill NC      Par Can

                                    support act: The BREAKS


November ‘83

“The Tubes Get Serious; Back Stage with Spooner and Steen”  Guitar World (UK)

Bruce Malamut / Photos: John Peden

1st Tues

Band and Crew fly Raleigh/Durham NC to Chicago IL, United flight 325

Then Chicago IL to San Francisco CA, United flight 121

8th Tue                U.O.N. Lloyd noble Arena; Norman OK cancelled

9th Wed               Old Lady of Brady Theatre; Tulsa OK cancelled

10th Thu              Billy Bob’s; Fort Worth TX cancelled

11th Fri               Rollie White Coliseum College Station; TX cancelled

12th Sat              u of h Hofheinz Pavilion; Houston TX cancelled

28th Mon

BILL SPOONER  -  KFOQ FM Radio Special  -  radio broadcast



December ‘83

1st Thu                Gill Coliseum; Corvallis OR

audio and video  -  released as "Theme Show"

2nd Fri                 u.w.w. Carver College Gymnasium; Bellingham WA

4th Sun               u.m.m. adams Field House; Missoula MT

5th Mon               four seasons Arena; Great Falls MT

30th Fri               Memorial Auditorium; Sacramento CA

31st Sat               Palace Theatre; Hollywood CA





March ‘84

15th -17th Thu       Caesars Palace; Lake Tahoe NV

25th Sun              Anchorage AS

30th Fri               Univ. Hawaii Andrews Amphitheatre; Honolulu HW


April ‘84

24th Tue              Unknown; Cambridge MA


May ‘84

13th Sun              Municipal Stadium Phoenix AZ

“Theatrics Dominate Tubes’ Outlandish Concert” On Stage, The Phoenix Republic,

Mark de la Vina


June ‘84

8th Fri                 Marriott’s Great America Showcase Arena; Santa Clara CA

                                    support act  - BONNIE HAYS and The WILD COMBO

14th Thu              Magic Mountain showcase Theatre; Valencia CA cancelled

22nd Fri               High Sierra parking lot; Lake Tahoe CA cancelled


August ‘84

26th Sun              Civic Auditorium; Santa Cruz CA CMB

                                    support act: The MEDFLYS


September ‘84

20th Thu              Renaissance Theatre; Mansfield OH


October ‘84

15th Mon

FEE WAYBILL  -  PFM Show 134 "guest dj hour"  -  radio broadcast


31st Wed             San Jose Civic Auditorium; San Jose Ca CMB

                                    support act: Eddie & the Tide


December ‘84

20th – 22nd Fri       Stars Club; Sandy UT

29th Sat              Kabuki Theatre; San Francisco CA        Par Can

                                    support act: The BATTERIES

31st Mon              Kabuki Theatre San Francisco CA         Par Can

                                    support act: FREAKY EXECUTIVES


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