Sunday, August 17, 2014

1966 "Where the Action Is" Summer Tour

Dick Clark gets the red-hot Young Rascals to headline this leg of the "Where the Action Is" tour.  The remainder of the bill was rather pedestrian as the Critters and Knickerbockers had been chart acts but B.J. Thomas and the Triumphs, Keith Allison and the Shades of Blue were steady live acts but nothing to write home about at this point. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
7/1/66 Long Island Arena, Commack, NY
Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/3/66 Convention Hall, Conneaut Lake Park, PA

Talent: Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 
7/4/66 South Mountain Fairgrounds, Gettysburg, PA

Talent: Young Rascals, The Triumphs, The Critters, Keith Allison, Action Kids

 

7/8/66 Forman Field, Norfolk, VA


Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/9/66  Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

Talent: Young Rascals, The Triumphs, The Critters, Keith Allison, Action Kids

 

7/10/66 Raleigh Co. Armory, Beckley, WVA

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 
7/10/66 Civic Center, Charleston, WVA

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/   /66  Huntington, WVA

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids
 
 
7/13/66  Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, AR
Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

7/18/66  Auditorium, Columbus, GA

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 7/19/66 Civic Center, Laurel, MS

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/21/66 Coliseum, Orlando, FL

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/22/66  Convention Hall, Miami Beach, FL

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/23/66   Curtis Hixon  Hall, Tampa, FL

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/26/66  Birmingham, AL
 
Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids
 

7/28/66   Fair & Exhibition Center, Louisville, KY

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/29/66  Memorial Gym, Hazard, KY

Talent: Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

7/30/66  Mesker Music Theater, Evansville, IN

Knickerbockers, Young Rascals, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Keith Allison, Shades of Blue, Action Kids

 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting. So happy to see this! I was at the Miami Beach Convention Center show. We were lucky enough to be on vacation within walking distance of the concert; otherwise, I never would have been able to go as they didn't come to Philly. Wish I could go back in time and see this show again, except without the screaming. Oh, the screaming!

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  2. Saw this show with my brother, mother and her friends in Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, AR. And, yes I do remember the screaming girls!

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  3. I'm having a difficult time triangulating a "Where the Action Is" tour show, held in Huntington, WV, at the Cabell County Veterans Memorial Field House, in which (to the best of my recollection) the opening act was The Viceroys, whom then continued on to back up Billy Joe Royal's performance, followed by a short set from second billed Gary Lewis & the Playboys, and finally a set from the top billed Paul Revere & the Raiders. I was in attendance, but I can't find any definite references. Have you or your followers any information on this 1966-67-era tour show? Thanks, S F Stinson

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  4. I saw Paul Revere in 1966 on what I remember as a Dick Clark tour. I was 11 and it was my first concert. It was in Odessa, Texas at the Ector County Auditorium. I cannot find any record of it. Any thoughts?

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