Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

1979 Tour Dates

These dates came from a combination of MF’s personal gig calendar and the newletters.

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Photo by Kevin Nunn, McAllen TX, 11/25/81


2/12 – 15 Rehearsals at Allerton Hotel, IL
2/16 Macomb, IL  Western Illinois University (Tour begins)
2/17 Addison, IL  Trail HS
2/18 Detroit, MI  Music Hall
2/19 Off
2/20 Steubenville, OH  Steubenville High School
2/21 Morgantown,  WV West Virginia University
2/22 Off
2/23 Boiling Springs,  NC Gardner Webb College
2/24 Martinsville, VA  Martinsville High School
2/25 Virginia Beach,  VA Rogues
2/26 Burke, VA  Lake Braddock High School

Blue Birdland
Give It One
MF Carnival
Stella By Starlight
Gonna Fly Now

2/27 Off
2/28 Doylestown, PA  Delaware Valley College

3/1 Rehearsal in NYC
3/2 Allentown, PA  Symphony Hall
3/3 Rutherford, NJ  Farleigh Dickinson University
3/4 Rehearsal in NYC
3/5 Long Island, NY  Westbury Music Fair (RESCHEDULED to Nov?)
3/6 Off
3/7 Atlanta, GA  Great Southeast Music Hall
3/8 Marianna, FL  Chipola Jr. College
3/9 Gainesville, FL  Great Southern Music Hall
3/10 Orlando, FL  Great Southern Music Hall
3/11 Palm Beach, FL  Paramount Theatre
3/12 Off
3/13 Melbourne, FL  Florida Institute of Technology
3/14 Jacksonville, FL  Jacksonville University
3/15 Tampa, FL  Tampa University
3/16 Delray Beach, FL  Atlantic High School
3/17 Miami, FL  Gusman Hall
3/18 Sarasota, FL  Van Wezel Auditorium
3/19 Douglas, GA  South Georgia College
3/20 Off
3/21 Hattiesburg, MS  University of Southern Mississippi
3/22 Off
3/23 New Orleans, LA  Hyatt Regency
3/24 Beaumont, TX  Civic Center
3/25 Houston, TX  Texas Opry House    TICKET
3/26 Off
3/27 Birmingham, AL  Civic Auditorium
3/28 Nashville, TN  Tennessee Theater
3/29 Greenwood, IN  Greenwood High School
3/30 Chillicothe, IL  Chillicothe High School
3/31 Carbondale, IL  Southern Illinois University

4/1 Cincinnati, OH  Music Hall
4/2 Canton, MI  Center Stage

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight

4/3 Rolling Meadows, IL  Rolling Meadows High School (newsletter)

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight
Same recording as Above????

4/4 Off
4/5 Huntingdon, PA  Juniata College
4/6 Saugerties, NY  Saugerties High School
4/7 Geneseo, NY  SUNY (Thanks to MF Highlife for the info!)

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight
Blue Birdland
New Car Blues
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)
Blue Birdland

4/8 London, Ontario, Canada  Centennial Hall (RESCHEDULED to 11/12?)
4/9 St. John, IN  Lake Central High School
4/10 Saginaw, MI  Hill High School
4/11 Flint, MI  Whiting Auditorium (Tour ends)
4/12 – 4/27 Chicago, Recording at IL  A & M Studios
4/28 Lebanon, PA  Lebanon Catholic High School (Tour begins)
4/29 Off
4/30 Ada, OH

5/1 Chicago Heights, IL  Apple Point E.
5/2 Kirkville, MO  NE Missouri State University
5/3 Omaha, NE  Orpheum
5/4 Columbus, NE  Pratt College
5/5 Phillipsburg, KS  Phillipsburg High School
5/6 Denver, CO  Civic Center for the Performing Arts
5/7 La Junta, CO  Otero Junior College
5/8 Off
5/9 Casper, WY  Kelly Walsh High School
5/10 Thermopolis, WY  Thermopolis Country High School
5/11 Travel day
5/12 Off
5/13 Lewiston, ID  Lewiston High School
5/14 Kennewick, WA  Kennewick High School
5/15 Battle Ground, WA  Battle Ground High School
5/16 Crescent City, CA
5/17 Millbrae, CA  Mills High School
5/18 Millbrae, CA  Mills High School (Audience recording)

Blue Birdland
Give it One
Star Trek
Stella By Starlight
Happy B-day Stan Mark

5/19 Santa Barbara, CA  UCSB
5/20 Off
5/21 Garden Grove, CA  Garden Grove High School
5/22 Arvin, CA  Arvin High School
5/23 Brawley, CA  Brawley High School
5/24 San Diego, CA  Bahia Hotel
5/25 Off, MF at Rocky II Screening at Goldwyn Studio A, Santa Monica, CA; Album mix listen at A & M
5/26 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight
I Can’t Get Started

5/27 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland (Tour ends)

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight
Star Trek
I Can’t Get Started
Stella By Starlight

5/28 Off
5/29 Recording in Los Angeles, CA
5/30 – 6/21 Holiday

6/22 Arrive in Washington, DC
6/23 Fairfax, VA  Rehearsal at Fairfax High School
6/24 Vienna, VA  Wolf Trap Park (Wash DC) (Tour begins)
6/26 – 27 Off in NYC
6/27 New York City NY  Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall
6/28 Bristol, CT  Lake Compounce
6/29 Jefferson, NH  Waumbek Inn
6/30 Newport, RI  Cardines Field

7/1 Cohasset, MA  Music Fair
7/2 Travel day
7/3 Chicago, IL  Ravinia Music Festival, Highland Park
7/4 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest Fairgrounds
7/5 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest Fairgrounds

Live At Summerfest 1979
Blue Birdland
Give It One
Stella By Starlight
Rocky 2
Blue Birdland

7/6 Travel day
7/7 Watkins Glen, NY  Race Track
7/8 Atlantic City, NJ  Gardners’ Basin
7/9 Philadelphia, PA  Robin Hood Dell
7/10 Rain date for above
7/11 Wheeling, WV  Oglebay Institute
7/12 Youngstown, OH  Idora Park
7/13 Rochester, MI  Meadowbrook Music Festival
7/14 Monroeville, PA  Holiday House
7/15 Toronto, Canada  The Forum, Ontario Place
7/16 Off
7/17 Albany, NY  JB Scott’s
7/18 Ronkonkoma, NY  MacArthur Airport
7/19 Off
7/20 Poughkeepsie, NY  Last Chance Saloon
7/21 Off
7/22 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent (Tour ends)
7/23 ‘Gonna Fly Home’
7/24 – 9/16 Holiday

8/6 MF Phone interview re: DCI
8/10 CBS interviews
8/18 Birmingham, AL   ARTICLE       ARTICLE2
MF serves as music commentator for DCI Championship on PBS   PHOTO   PHOTO 2
Video Clip 1

9/16 Arrival – Crew at Ojai, Ca
9/17 Arrival – Band at Ojai, CA
Sound & stage crew meet w/ Vemu Mukunda
9/18 Rehearsal Ojai Arts Center
9/19 10 am Rehearsal, 8 pm show Ojai, CA  Arts Center (Tour begins)
9/20 Oxnard, CA  Civic Auditorium
9/21 Mike Douglas Show taping, Hilton Hotel (reh 10a.m., film 1 – 3pm)/

Rocky II Disco
Simon Says
Star Trek

9/21 Las Vegas, NV  University of Las Vegas (9p.m.)
9/22 Palm Springs, CA  Palm Springs High School
9/23 San Diego, CA  La Jolla High School
9/24 Fullerton, CA  Plummer Auditorium
9/25 Off
9/26 Hollywood, CA  Roxy Theater
9/27 Bakersfield, CA  Bakersfield West High School
9/28 San Francisco, CA  Fox-Warner Theatre (possibly at The Warfield?)
9/29 Off
9/30 Denver, CO  Rainbow Music Hall

10/1 Wichita, KA  Century II Concert Hall
10/2 Off
10/3 Bloomington, IN  Westbury Underground
10/4 Chicago, IL  Park West
10/5 Madison, WI  University of Wisconsin
10/6 Off
10/7 Houghton, MI  Student Ice Arena
10/8 Brainerd, MN  Washington Junior High School
10/9 Minneapolis, MN  Prom Center
10/10 Minneapolis, MN  Prom Center
10/11 Off
10/12 Batavia, IL  Fermi Lab Auditorium
10/13 Greencastle, IN  Depauw Univ
10/14 Off
10/15 Bethany, WV  Bethany College
10/16 Fairmont, WV  Fairmont State College
10/17 Buckhannon, WV  West Virginia Weslayan Chapel
10/18 Elkens, WV  Davidson Elkens College Auditorium
10/19 New Wilmington, PA  Westminster College
10/20 New Wilmington, PA  Westminster College
10/21 Off
10/22 California, PA  Steel Auditorium, CA State University
10/23 Philippi, WV  Alderson-Broadus College
10/24 Charleston, WV  Morris Harvey College
10/25 Athens, WV  Concord College
10/26 Charlotte, NC  University of North Carolina
10/27 Raleigh, NC  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
10/28 Off
10/29 Tewksbury, NJ  Mendham High School
10/30 Mendham, NJ  Mendham High School
10/31 Off

November   Band photo posted by Rich Szabo    Band roster posted by Rich Szabo
11/1 Bridgewater, MA  Bridgewater State College
11/2 Rumson, NJ  Rumson Fair Haven High School
11/3 Bloomfield, NJ  Bloomfield High School
11/4 New York City, NY  Beacon Theater

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Everybody Loves The Blues
Star Trek
Om Sai Ram
Stella By Starlight
Rocky II Disco

11/5 Devon, PA  Valley Forge Theater
11/6 Scranton, PA  Youth Center (RESCHEDULED to 11/23)
11/7 Beltsville, MD  High Point High School
11/8 Carlisle, PA  Carlisle High School
11/9 Morrisville, NY  SUNY Tech & Agri. College
11/10 Albany, NY  Palace Theater
11/11 Off
11/12 London, Ontario, Canada  Queens University
11/13 Fredonia, NY  SUNY
11/14 Akron, OH  E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center
11/15 Greenwood, IN  Greenwood High School (Per attendee)
11/16 Long Island, NY  Westbury Music Fair w/ Buddy Rich
11/17 Long Island, NY  Westbury Music Fair w/ Buddy Rich
11/18 Long Island, NY  Westbury Music Fair w/ Buddy Rich
11/19 Off
11/20 Meriden, CT  Platt High School
11/21 Sayreville, NJ, at the Club Bene Dinner Theater (Thanks to Joe Mosello for this date!)
11/22 Off
11/23 Scranton, PA  Catholic Youth Center
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA  Allegheny High School
11/25 Columbian Township (Jackson County), MI  The Ark

Blue Birdland
Star Trek Motion Picture

11/26 Chicago, IL  Hilton Hotel
11/27 Columbus, OH  Ohio State University
11/28 Muncie, IN  Ball State University (Audience recording)

Partial setlist:
Everybody Loves the Blues
Star Trek the Motion Picture
Rocky II Disco
MF speaks
Om Sai Ram

11/29 Evansville, IN  Ramada Inn
11/30 Band off, MF flies to Orlando, FL

12/1 Orlando, FL  Tangerine Bowl
12/2 Tampa, FL  Tampa Theater (Tour ends)

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