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1983 Tour Dates

These dates came from MF’s complete gig calendar, updated on the road.

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1983

January
1/5 MF interview at Ojai, CA office
1/9 Band arrives in Ojai, CA
1/10 -11 Rehearsals at Ojai Elementary School
1/12 Pasadena, CA  Pasadena High School

(Per newsletter)
Set I
Blue Birdland
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Fireshaker
For Your Eyes Only
Take the A Train
Bebop Buffet
Set II
South 21st Shuffle
Coconut Champagne
Hit Medley
Rocky

1/13 Ojai, CA Nordhoff High School
1/14 San Diego, CA  Clairmont High School
1/15 Corono, CA  Corona High School
1/16 Santa Cruz, CA  Coconut Grove
1/17 Off
1/18 Rocklin, CA  Sierra College
1/19 Hayward, CA  Chabot College
1/20 Palo Alto, CA  Hyatt Hotel
1/21 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
1/22 Fresno, CA  Fresno High School
1/23 Costa Mesa, AZ  Orange Coast College
1/24 Hemet, CA  Hemet High School
1/25 Off
1/26 San Diego, CA  Escondido HS,

Blue Birdland
Birdland
Fireshaker
Take the A Train
For Your Eyes Only
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
South 21st Shuffle (Original longer version)
Coconut Champagne
Sesame Street
As Time Goes By
MF Hit Medley

1/27 Yuma, AZ  Post Auditorium
1/28 Tucson, AZ  Palo Verde High School
1/29 El Paso, TX  J.M. Hanks High School
1/30 Clovis, NM  Marshall High School
1/31 Travel Day

February
2/1 Travel Day
2/2 Baltimore, MD  Kenwood Senior High School
2/3 Clarion, PA  Clarion College (Snowed Out, moved to 2/14)
2/4 Alfred, NY  SUNY
2/5 Off
2/6 Dix Hills, NY  Half Hallow Hills High School
2/7 Warwick, RI  Veterans Memorial High School
2/8 Vernon, CT  Vernon Center Middle School
2/9 Ramsey, NJ  Don Bosco High School
2/10 Rochester, NY  Bishop Kearney High School
2/11 Erie, PA  Iroquois High School
2/12 Akron, OH  Breakaway’s
2/13 Toledo, OH  Rusty’s
2/14 Clarion, PA  Clarion College

MF interview w/ Jim Windale

2/15 Off, MF interview w/ Denis Cox re Gramm2/16
2/16 Monroeville, PA  Holiday House

MF interview w/ Tony Dill, NBC Radio

2/17 Avondale, MI  Auburn Heights High School
2/18 Mt. Pleasant, MI  Central Michigan University
2/19 Lansing, MI  Lansing High School
2/20 Cincinnati, OH  Bogart’s
2/21 Off
2/22 Atlanta, GA  Moonshadows
2/23 -24 Off
2/25 Ferrum, VA  Ferrum College
2/26 Ocean City, MD  Fenwick Inn
2/27 Open
2/28 Rockville, MD  Harlequin Dinner Theatre

March
3/1 Off
3/2 Winchester, VA  John Hanley High School
3/3 Freehold, NJ  Freehold Township High School
3/4 E. Islip, Long Island, NY  Key Largo
3/5 Wilmington, MA  Shriners Auditorium

Blue Birdland
Birdland
Fireshaker
BeBop Buffet
Portuguese Love
South 21st St Shuffle
Ganesha
MF hit Medley
As Time Goes By

3/6 New Haven, CT  Toads
3/7 Montreal, Quebec, Canada  St. Denis Theatre
3/8 Open
3/9 Moira, NY  Tralfamadore Music Hall
3/10 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Heritage Theatre
3/11 Beaver Falls, PA  Blackhawk High School
3/12 Adrian, MI  Siena Heights College
3/13 Tinley Park, IL  Tinley Park High School
3/14 Rolling Meadows, IL  Rolling Meadows High School
3/15 Dubuque, IA  Loras College
3/16 Off
3/17 Tipton, IN  Tipton High School
3/18 Henderson, KY  High School
3/19 Cape Girardeau, MO  Central High School
3/20 Union, MO  Union High School
3/21 Fayette, MO  Central High School
3/22 Off
3/23 Stillwater, OK  Oklahoma State University
3/24 Springfield, MO
3/25 Off
3/26 Fort Wayne, IN  Fort Wayne High School
3/27 Chicago, IL  Illinois Institute of Technology (Tour ends)
3/28 Fly home
3/29 – April 10 Vacation

April
4/11 Fly to Chicago, drive to Kokomo, IN
4/12 Kokomo, IN  Hayworth High School
4/13 Columbus, OH  Whitehall High School
4/14 Dayton, OH  Rehearsal at Gilly’s
4/15 Dayton, OH  Gilly’s
4/16 Bowling Green, OH  Bowling Green State University
4/17 Novi, MI  Sheraton
4/18 Brooklyn, OH  Brooklyn High School
4/19 Lewisburg, WV  Greenbriar High School
4/20 Travel Day
4/21 Atlanta, GA  Georgia World Congress Center
4/22 Florence, AL  North Alabama University
4/23 Detroit, MI  MF solos at football game
4/24 MF flies to New Orleans, LA (a.m.)/ Kenner, LA  Richie’s 3-D Club
4/25 Jackson, MI  Municipal Auditorium
4/26 Off
4/27 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
4/28 Dallas, TX  Jesuit High School
4/29 Texarkana, AR  Perot Theatre
4/30 Off

May
5/1 Austin, TX  University of Texas
5/2 Odessa, TX  Odessa College
5/3 Lubbock, TX  Lubock Christian College
5/4 Weatherford, TX
5/5 Jasper, TX  Jasper High School
5/6 Crowley, LA  Crowley High School
5/7 Pineville, LA  Louisiana College
5/8 Off
5/9 Off/Rehearsal
5/10 Lincoln, AR  Lincoln High School
5/11 Raytown, MO  Raytown Senior High School
5/12 Cedar Rapids, IA  Kirkwood Community College
5/13 Cedar Rapids, IA  Kirkwood Community College
5/14 Off
5/15 Loveland, CO  Thompson Valley High School
5/16 Rock Springs, WY  Rock Springs High School
5/17 Salt Lake City, UT  Hotel Utah
5/18 Ogden, UT  Bonneville High School
5/19 Price, UT  Carbon High School
5/20 Blackfoot, ID  Civic Auditorium
5/21 Off
5/22 Pasco, WA
5/23 Tumwater, WA  Tumwater High School
5/24 Portland, OR  Starry Night
5/25 Eagle Point, OR
5/26 Rehearsal for recording
5/27 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall

3 sets, Live From San Francisco album tracks below:
Fireshaker
Coconut Champagne
Lush Life
South 21st Shuffle
Bebop Buffet
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Ganesha
Hit Medley
Rocky

5/28 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland

Set I
Blue Birdland
Birdland
Fireshaker
Coconut Champagne
Bebop Buffet
Set II
Blue Birdland
Hollywood
South 21st Shuffle
As Time Goes By
MF Hit Medley
Rocky
Set III
Ganesha
Sesame Street

5/29 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland (Tour ends)
5/30 Off

June
6/1 Off
6/2 – 3 Album mixing
6/4 MF flies to El Paso, TX
6/5 El Paso, TX  MF solo appearance
6/6 – 6/15 Vacation
6/16 MF flies to Boston, MA
6/17 -18 Beverly, MA  North Shore Music Fair
6/19 West Dennis, MA  Columns
6/20 Off
6/21 Endicott, NY  The Lodge
6/22 Off
6/23 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  Ontario Place
6/24 Youngstown, OH  Idora Park
6/25 Erie, PA  Perry Square
6/26 Mt. Clemens, MI  Macomb Community College
6/27 Oak Park, IL  Oak Park Mall
6/28 Off
6/29 Off
6/30 Bloomington, IN  2nd Story

July
7/1 Evansville, IN  Mesker Music Theatre
7/2 Cincinnati, OH  Fountain Square
7/3 Off
7/4 Cleveland, OH  Pirate’s Cove
7/5 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  ‘Jazz Alive’ (TV rehearsal), Ryerson Auditorium
7/6 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  ‘Jazz Alive’ TV Taping, Ryerson Auditorium  Video

MF performs
Take the A-Train
Sesame Street
and Apple Honey with
Woody Herman and the Boss Brass

7/7 Off, fly to Milwaukee, WI
7/8 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest
7/9 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest
7/10 Chicago, IL  Jazz Showcase
7/11 Detroit, MI  Pontchartrain Hotel
7/12 Cheswick, PA  Harmar House
7/13 -14 NY, NY  The Bottom Line
7/15 Off
7/16 Baltimore, MD  Pier 6
7/17 Dundee, NY  Glendora Wine Cellar
7/18 Off
7/19 Cherry Hill, NJ  Cinelli’s
7/20 New London, CT  Symphony Hall
7/21 Bristol, CT  Lake Compounce
7/22 Moira, NY
7/23 Purchase, NY  SUNY
7/24 Off
7/25 – 30 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
7/31 Seattle, WA  Mary Moore Park

August
8/1 Fly to Japan
8/2 Off
8/3 – 8/7 Madarao, Japan (Tour ends)

Madaro-Newport Jazz Festival 1983 (one of the above dates)
Blue Birdland
Portuguese Love
As Time Goes By
Bebop Buffet
Gonna Fly Now

8/9 MF and Flo fly to India

September
9/24 Millersville, PA  State College (Start of tour?)
9/25 Endicott, NY  The Lodge
9/26 Off?
9/27 Willowdale, Candada  Seneca College
9/28 London, Canada  Bumper’s Restaurant
9/29 Off?
9/30 Akron, OH  The Breakaway

October
10/1 Akron, OH  The Breakaway
10/2 -3 Off?
10/4 Norfolk, NE  City Auditorium
10/5 Off?
10/6 Minot, ND  Municipal Auditorium
10/7 Off?
10/8 Bloomington, MN  Carlton Club
10/9 Louisville, KY  Kool Jazz Festival
10/10 Centerville, OH  Centerville High School
10/11 Off?
10/12 DeKalb, IL  Duke Ellington Ballroom (poster)
10/13 Off? (newsletter shows DeKalb gig on this date)
10/14 Off?
10/15 Ames, IA  Iowa State University
10/16 Ft. Madison, IA  Aquinas High School
10/17 Skokie, IL  Niles West High School
10/18 Perry, OH  Perry High School
10/19 Off?  or Summersville, WV
10/20 Summersville, WV
10/21 Raleigh, NC  Memorial Auditorium
10/22 Raleigh, NC  Memorial Auditorium
10/23 Charlotte, NC  P.B. Scott’s
10/24 Harrisonburg, PA  Eastern Mennonite College
10/25 Off
10/26 Glenelg, MD  Glenelg High School
10/27 Travel Day
10/28 Worcester, MA  E.M. Loews Plymouth Theatre
10/29 Gloversville, NY  Gloversville High School
10/30 Reading, PA  Reading Senior High School

November
11/1 Cambridge, MA  The Club
11/2 Oneonta, NY  SUNY
11/3 York, PA  Strand Capitol Theatre
11/4 Off
11/5 Travel to NYC
11/6 NY, NY  Radio City Music Hall, Miles Davis Tribute (MF only)
11/7 – 8 NY, NY  The Bottom Line
11/9 Off, MF interviews all day
11/10 Ithaca, NY  Ithaca College
11/11 Poughkeepsie, NY  Last Chance Saloon
11/12 Buffalo, NY  Tralfamadore
11/13 Tecumseh, MI  Tecumseh High School (See Toledo Blade article online)
11/14 Lebanon, OH  Lebanon High School
11/15 Franklin Park, IL  East Leydon High School
11/16 Off
11/17 West Allis, WI  Nathan Hale High School
11/18 Deluth, MN  North Shore Theatre
11/19 St. Paul, MN  O’Shaughnessey’s
11/20 Litchfield, MN  Litchfield High School
11/21 Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls High School
11/22 Ashwaubenon, WI  Ashwaubenon High School
11/23 Washington, IL  Washington High School
11/24 Travel Day
11/25 Natchez, MS  Natchez Eola Hotel
11/26 Lafayette, LA  Hilton
11/27 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
11/28 Ft. Worth, TX  Texas Christian University
11/29 Off
11/30 Branson, MO  Branson High School

December
12/1 Omaha, NE  Nebraska School of Nursing
12/2 Onawa, IA  West Monona High School
12/3 Urbandale, IA  Urbandale Senior High School
12/4 Sheffield, IA  Sheffield High School
12/5 Sioux Falls, SD  Nite City
12/6 Off
12/7 Chicago, IL  Jazz Showcase (Tour ends)
12/8 Fly Home
12/17 Orlando, FL  Citrus Bowl (MF only) ‘Rocky’
12/31 Dearborn, MI  Hyatt Regency

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