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1973 World Tour




January 19, 1973

single I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock 'n' Roll Band) / For My Lady is released worldwide

February 2, 1973

TV appearance on "Old Grey Whistle Test" $$

I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock 'n' Roll Band)

September 4, 1973

venue unknown, København (Copenhagen), Denmark

Higher and Higher
Out and In
The Story in Your Eyes
One More Time to Live
Tuesday Afternoon
Legend of a Mind
Watching and Waiting
Eternity Road
Melancholy Man
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
The Dream
Have You Heard (Part 1)
The Voyage
Have You Heard (Part 2)
Nights in White Satin
I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)
Ride My See-Saw

September 5, 1973

venue unknown, Stockholm, Sweden ****

September 6, 1973

venue unknown, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden ****

September 7, 1973

venue unknown, København (Copenhagen), Denmark ****

September 8, 1973

venue unknown, Frankfurt, West Germany ****

September 9, 1973

Festhalle, Bern (Berne), Switzerland **** $$$

September 10, 1973

Circus Krone, München (Munich), West Germany **** $$$

Stadthalle, Offenbach, West Germany $$$$

September 11, 1973


September 12, 1973

Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium **** &&&&

September 13, 1973

venue unknown, Paris, France ****

September 14, 1973


September 15, 1973

Ahoy Halle, Rotterdam, Holland **** $

September 16, 1973

Halle 3 Planten un Blomen (Plants and Flowers), Hamburg, West Germany **** &

venue unknown, Amsterdam, Holland ###

September 27, 1973

Apollo, Glasgow ####

September 28, 1973

New Guild Hall, Preston **** ## ####

September 29, 1973

Gaumont, Hanley **** ####

September 30, 1973

Empire, Liverpool **** ####

October 1, 1973

off ####

October 2, 1973

Gaumont, Southampton **** ####

October 3, 1973

Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London **** #### &

October 4, 1973

Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London **** #### &

October 5, 1973

New Theatre, Oxford **** ####

October 6, 1973

University, Leeds **** ####

October 7, 1973

Usher Hall, Edinburgh **** ####

October 8, 1973

Free Trade Hall, Manchester **** ####

October 24, 1973

Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC &&&

October 25, 1973

Civic Center, Pittsburgh, PA *

October 26, 1973

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY *

October 27, 1973

The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA *

October 28, 1973

The Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY * #

October 29, 1973


October 30, 1973

Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL *

October 31, 1973

Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL *

November 1, 1973

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Louisville, KY * **

November 2, 1973

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA *

November 3, 1973

Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX *

November 4, 1973

Coliseum, Houston, TX *

November 5, 1973


November 6, 1973

Omni, Atlanta, GA *

November 7, 1973

Convention Center, Cleveland, OH *

November 8, 1973

Chrysler Arena at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI * *** #

venue unknown, Montreal, QC

Sources and notes:

Opening act - "Nicky James Band" reported by Brian Kutscher from November 8 show on

Tour dates and venues reported in OFC Newsletters, December 1973 and April 1974 "The tour began on September 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nine sold out concerts in Europe followed, highlighted by a record-breaking crowd of 8,200 in Berne, Switzerland. Then came the British dates in 10 cities, including two nights at the Rainbow in London. The Moodies began stage one of the North American leg of their tour with the first of 14 sold-out concerts there in New York's Madison Square Garden. They sold out the Garden in one day ..." - OFC Newsletter, April 1974

Set list reported by Brian Kutscher from November 8 show on

Single release noted in first "discography issue" of "Higher and Higher" #4, Winter/Spring 1985, p. 4

* Tour dates and venues noted in "Tamborine" magazine, November 26, 1973 reported by Robin Bean

** "... became the first rock group in history to sell out the Louisville Convention Centere." - OFC Newsletter, April 1974

*** Tour date and venue confirmed by Brian Kutscher's report on  Brian also reports that this was the last show of the tour, because at the end, either Mike or Ray made the comment that they were headed back to merry old England.

**** Tour date and city noted in "Amusement Business", August 11, 1973, reported by Doug Hinman of Some changes to these dates were made and were reported in the OFC Newsletters of September 1973, December 1973 and April, 1974.

# Tour dates and venues confirmed by Jim Wehner

## Corrected from "venue unknown" by Callum McGregor

### This show was recalled by "Big Brother" creator John de Mol in a Dutch TV interview early in 2003. He recalled that the band had problems with the mellotron, and the show, scheduled to start at 11:00 p.m., didn't actually start until 2:00 a.m. Interview reported on "Moody News" of February 28, 2003 at "Higher and Higher" magazine's website at

#### Tour date and venue noted in OFC Newsletter, September 1973, reported by Mark Downer. Originally, the tour was planned for October 4 - Oxford, October 5 - Leeds and October 6 - Lancaster University, but were shuffled when a second date was added at the Rainbow. Apparently the Lancaster date was cancelled.

& An International Garden Exhibition, documented by a ticket stub reported by Jens Pruess and Eric Powell..

&& Venue name and location corrected from "Rainbow, London" according to a ticket for the October 4 show reported by Jens Pruess.

&&& Tour date and venue name according to articles in the Montreal Gazette and Montreal Star, reported by Diana Gibbs. This was the first Moody concert in Montreal.

&&&& Corrected from "venue unknown" by Jan Verdonck

$ Corrected from "venue unknown" by Heleen Hardonk

$$ Show date, program name and songs played from credits on DVD Nights in White Satin

$$$ Corrected from "venue unknown" according to a magazine article (Date and publication name unknown.) The article reports the shows in the past tense, although the dates of the shows are not given. Reported by Mark Downer.

$$$$ Tour date and venue from a poster reported by Eric Powell. The poster does not give the year, but is clearly from the early 1970s, and this is the only year that makes sense.

Updated July 27, 2006

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