Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

1980 Tour Dates

The dates for 1980 came from a complete gig calendar, which appears to have been originally created by a booking agent and then taken on the road and updated by MF along the way. Note that MF tours continuously from early February to May 11!



2/4 – 2/6 Rehearsals in Sioux City, IA
2/7 Sioux City, IA  Morningside College (Tour begins)
2/8 La Crosse, WI  Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium
2/9 St. Cloud, MN  St. Cloud University
2/10 Green Bay, WI  Carlton Dinner Theatre
2/11 Rolling Meadows, IL  Rolling Meadows High School

Give It One
Star Trek
Everybody Loves the Blues

2/12 Travel day
2/13 Minneapolis, MN  University of Minneapolis
2/14 Beloit, WI  Beloit Chapel
2/15 Travel day
2/16 Cape Girardeau, MO  Central High School
2/17 Lebanon, IN  Lebanon High School
2/18 Pendleton Heights, IN  Pendleton Heights High School
2/19 Platteville, WI  University of Wisconsin
2/20 Chicago, IL  Park West
2/21 St. Louis, MO  Plantation Dinner Theatre
2/22 Lawrence, KS  Opera House
2/23 Woodward, OK  Woodward High School
2/24 Off
2/25 Dallas, TX  Granny’s Dinner Theatre
2/26 Killeen, TX  Killeen High School
2/27 Austin, TX  Armadillo
2/28 Wharton, TX  Wharton High School
2/29 Kingsville, TX  Texas A & I University

3/1 Houston, TX  Arena Entertainment Center
3/2 Sulphur, LA  Sulphur High School
3/3 Gulf Port, MI  Gulf Port High School
3/4 Atlanta, GA  Druid Hills High School
3/5 Gainsville, GA  Johnson High School
3/6 Columbus, GA  Columbus College
3/7 Off
3/8 Spartanburg, SC  Memorial Auditorium
3/9 Hillsborough, NC  Orange High School
3/10 Hickory, NC  Lenoir-Rhyne College
3/11 Sanford, NC  Lee County High School
3/12 Easton, MD  Easton High School
3/13 Martinsville, NJ  Martinsville High School
3/14 Norristown, PA  Norris Theatre   TV Interview
3/15 Felton, DE  Lake Forest High School
3/16 Newark NJ  Studio 1
3/17 Riverside, NJ  Riverside High School
3/18 Off
3/19 Shirley, NY  William Floyd High School
3/20 Waynesboro, PA  Waynesboro High School
3/21 Slippery Rock, PA  Slippery Rock College
3/22 Grove City, PA  Grove City College
3/23 Monroeville, PA  Holiday House
3/24 Altoona, PA  Roosevelt Junior High School
3/25 Cincinnati, OH  Bogart’s
3/26 Malvern, OH  Malvern High School
3/27 Off
3/28 Battle Creek, MI  Kellogg Auditorium
3/29 Royal Oak, MI  Royal Oak Theatre
3/30 Rehearsal
3/31 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue

4/1 Springfield, IL  Prairie Convention Center
4/2 Milwaukee, WI  Uptown Theatre
4/3 – 17 Recording in NYC
4/18 – 21 Off
4/22 Potsdam, NY  Potsdam College SUNY
4/23 Rehearsal
4/24 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  National Arts Centre
4/25 Syracuse, NY  East Syracuse Minoa High School
4/26 Waterbury, CT  Palace Theatre w/ Herbie Mann
4/27 Lancaster, PA  Lands Valley Motor Inn
4/28 Bethlehem, PA  Moravian College
4/29 Corning, NY  Corning Cinema
4/30 Sharon Springs, NY  Sharon Springs High School

5/1 Pleasantville, NY  Pace University
5/2 Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts
5/3 Rehearsal
5/4 Hempstead, NY  Adelphi Calderone Theatre
5/5 NY, NY  Village Gate

Blue Birdland
Give It One
You Can Have Me Anytime

5/6 Off?
5/7 Albany, NY  J.B. Scotts
5/8 Manchester, NY  Palace Theatre
5/9 Watertown, NY  Watertown High School
5/10 Buffalo, NY  Shea Theatre
5/11 Rochester, NY  Nazareth College (Tour ends)
5/12 – 16 “Trial” (?)
5/17 MF travels to NYC
5/18 Off?
5/19 – 6/1 Recording

6/2 – 17 Holiday
6/18 Arrive in Erie, PA
6/19 Eric, PA  Perry Square (Tour begins)
6/20 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  The Forum, Ontario Place

TV Broadcast
Blue Birdland
Give It One

6/21 Montreal, Quebec, Canada  Place des Arts
6/22 Off
6/23 Chautauqua, NY  Chautauqua Institute
6/24 McKees Rocks, PA  Mancini’s Lounge
6/25 Travel day
6/26 Rockford, IL  Poison Apple
6/27 Decatur, IL  Milliken University , Illinois Kirkland Theatre
6/28 Chicago, IL  NAMM Convention, Hyatt Regency
6/29 Off
6/30 Off

7/1 Youngstown, OH  Idora Park
7/2 Rochester, MI  Meadowbrook
7/3 Leave for Europe
7/4 Kristianstad, Sweden  Jazz Festival  Promo Poster

TVF Broadcast:
Hit Medley
You Can Have Me Anytime

7/5 Stockholm, Sweden  Tivoli Garden

TV Broadcast:

7/6 Jersey Isle, England  Ft. Regent Jazz Festival
7/7 Off in Jersey Isle
7/8 Fly to Brussels
7/9 Brussles, Belgium  (Club)

TV broadcast of first set

7/10 Munich, Germany  Olympia Hall

Partial TV Broadcast:
Blue Birdland
Give It One
More tunes were broadcast

7/11 The Hague, Holland  North Sea Jazz Festival

TV Broadcast
Give It One
Everybody Loves the Blues  and
Pagliacci  and

7/12 Pori, Finland  Pori Jazz Festival
7/13 Pori, Finland  Pori Jazz Festival
7/14 Derby, England  Assembly Hall
7/15 Birmingham, England  Grand Hotel
7/16 London, England  Wembly Conference Hall    ARTICLE
7/17 Fly to USA
7/18 Off
7/19 Rehearse 2 p.m./Bristol, CT  Lake Compounce (p.m.)
7/20 Newport, RI  Newport Jazz Festival, Ft. Adams State Park

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Everybody Loves the Blues
MF Hit Medley: Macarthur Park > Chameleon > Maria >
Hey Jude
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)

7/21 – 22 Off
7/23 Ocean City, MD  Fenwick Inn
7/24 Newark, DW  University of Delaware
7/25 Towson, MD  Towson University
7/26 York, PA  Strand Theatre
7/27 Belmont, NY  Belmont Park

Give It One
MF Hit Medley

7/28 Philadelphia, PA  Robin Hood Dell
7/29 Rain date for above
7/30 Endicott, NY  The Lodge
7/31 Travel day

8/1 Chicago, IL  Navy Pier, Chicagofest

Blue Birdland
Give It One
Everybody Loves the Blues
Hit Medley

8/2 Chicago, IL  Navy Pier, Chicagofest (Tour ends)
8/3 Fly Home
8/4 – 9/7 Holiday

9/8 Full band rehearsal
9/9 Full band rehearsal
9/10 San Diego, CA  Aztec Center (Tour begins)
9/11 Ojai, CA  Libbey Bowl
9/12 Buena Park, CA  Knott’s Berry Farm

Released on Video:
Hit Medley

9/13 Buena Park, CA  Knott’s Berry Farm
9/14 Cupertino, CA  Flint Center

Set 1
It’s My Time
You Can Have Me Anytime
Everybody Loves the Blues
Set 2
MF Hit Medley
Red Creek

9/15 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
9/16 Ukiah, CA  Ukiah High School
9/17 Travel day
9/18 Milwaukie, OR  Clackamas High School
9/19 Seattle, WA  The Place
Blue Birdland
Give It One
9/20 Coeur D’Alene, ID  Northern Idaha College
9/21 Edina, MN  Edina High School (Moved to 9/28?)
9/22 Kalispell, MT  The Outlaw Inn
9/23 Havre, MY  Havre High School
9/24 Travel day
9/25 Minot, ND  Minot State College
9/26 Winnipeg, Canada Playhouse Theatre
9/27 Hibbing, MN  Hibbing High School
9/28 Edina, MN  Edina High School
9/29 Off
9/30 Warren, WI  Warren High School

10/1 Ishpeming, MI Ishpeming High School
10/2 Interlocken, MI  Arts Academy
10/3 Roscommon, MI  Kirtland Community College
10/4 Ypsilanti, MI  Eastern Michigan University, Pease Auditorium
10/5 Saginaw, MI  Saginaw Valley  College
10/6 Madison Heights, MI  Lamphere High School
10/7 Travel day
10/8 Buffalo, NY  Sweet Home High School
10/9 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  University of Toronto
10/10 Endicott, NY  The Lodge
10/11 Boston, MA  Lulu White’s
10/12 Boston, MA  Lulu White’s
10/13 Westbury, NY  Music Fair
10/14 Off
10/15 Windsor Locks, CT  Windsor Locks High School
10/16 E. Providence, RI  Center Stage
10/17 Saranac Lake, NY  St. Bernard’s Church
10/18 Rochester, NY  University of Rochester
10/19 Off
10/20 Mendham, NJ  Mendham High School
10/21 Rehearse at Mendham High School
10/22 Ithaca, NY  The Arcade
10/23 Jamestown, PA  Jamestown High School
10/24 Indiana, PA  Fisher Auditorium
10/25 Wexford, PA  Wexford Elementary School
10/26 Off
10/27 W. Middlesex, PA  Sheraton Hotel
10/28 Newton, PA  Council Rock High School
10/29 Mt. Joy, PA
10/30 Bloomsburg, PA  State College
10/31 Cleveland, OH  Front Row

11/1 Columbus, OH  Ohio State University
11/2 Lorain, OH  Admiral King High School
11/3 Arlington, PA  Washington High School
11/4 Travel day
11/5 Off
11/6 Wilmington, NC  Trask Auditorium
11/7 Columbia, SC  Township Auditorium
11/8 Atlanta, GA  Georgia State University
11/9 Travel to Florida
11/10 Winter Park, FL  Winter Park High School
11/11 Macon, GA  Georgia State University
11/12 Greenwood, MI  Le Flore Centre
11/13 New Orleans, LA  Saenger Center Performing Arts Center
11/14 Off
11/15 Pineville, LA  Louisiana College, Quinn Auditorium
11/16 Orange, TX  Lutcher Theatre
11/17 Houston, TX  Rockefeller’s
11/18 Wharton, TX  Wharton High School
11/19 Travel day
11/20 Mule Shoe, TX  Muleshoe High School
11/21 Albuquerque, NM  Classic Hotel
11/22 Albuquerque, NM  Classic Hotel
11/23 Colorado Springs, CO  Duarte High School
11/24 Denver, CO  Rainbow Music Hall
11/25 Ft. Collins, CO  Rocky Mountain High School/MF flies to NYC
11/26 MF solo appearance at Carnegie Hall w/ McDonalds Bands
11/27 MF appearance at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (a.m.)/Band travels to Salt Lake City
11/28 Salt Lake City, UT  Hotel Utah
11/29 Boise, ID  Boise State University, Union Ballroom
11/30 Richland, WA  Hamford High School

12/1 Brush Prairie, WA  Prairie High School
12/2 Eugene, OR  University of Oregon
12/3 Crescent City, CA  Del Norte County Fairgrounds
12/4 Paradise, CA  Paradise High School
12/5 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
12/6 MF flies to Los Angeles (a.m.), plays ‘Birdland’ with USC at halftime/ PHOTO
Bakersfield, CA  Bakersfield High School (p.m.)
12/7 Laker’s Game?
12/8 Brawley, CA  Brawley High School
12/9 Off
12/10 Los Angeles, CA  Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Tour ends)

Incl. ‘Frame for the Blues’ w/ jazz singer

12/15 MF flies to Bangalore, India

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