This show is cancelled when it is impossible to switch stages after a hockey game.
9/20/1959 Forum, Montreal, Canada
9/23/1959 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
Despite the demand for additional tickets, only one show is performed.
Two shows at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
9/27/59 The Mosque, Richmond, VA
Two shows at 7 and 10 p.m.
9/28/1959 Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, NC
9/29/1959 Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC
9/30/1959 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
10/1/1959 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
Two shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
10/3/59 State Fairgrounds, Louisville, KY
10/4/1959 Nashville, TN
Two shows performed at this venue.
Two performances at 8 and 11 p.m.
The Caravan gains its first negative notoriety when midway through the show, fights break out amongst the 12,000 plus audience and police moved in to break up the melee. In all, 49 men were arrested ranging in age from 17 to 50 for disturbing the peace and public drunkeness. Although Dick Clark was not at the show, his association with the show drew lots of press and he held a news conference in New York to defend the Caravan. He denied that the performers were responsible for what happened and said, "What happened was certainly unfortunate, but it only reflects the attitude of a few of the thousands of people there."
10/21/1959 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
Police Chief Milton Winslow cancelled this show in the aftermath of the KC arrests. Minneapolis had encountered four violent rock 'n roll shows in the past year. "I am certain violence will occur again," he told the Associated Press.
10/29/59 Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA
10/31/59 Arena, Milwaukee, WI
I now have confirmation that the Caravan ended in Milwaukee despite earlier press notices that the tour ran until November 8. If you have any additions or corrections, please let me know.