Monday, March 30, 2015

1984 British Invasion Tour

Back again with another British Invasion reunion tour of America.  This tour took place a decade after Richard Nader’s watershed tour in 1973.  Billed as the “20th Anniversary of British Rock,” this tour featured Gerry Marsden, Billy J. Kramer, Herman’s Hermits, the Troggs, and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland.  Organized by Talent Consultants International, Executive Producers: Empire Communications, Inc., NYC, NY -- Ray Reneri and Marvin Mann.  This version of Herman’s Hermits contained only Lek Leckenby and Barry Witwam of the original band along with Garth Elliott and Paul Farnell.   This tour booked the package into more modest venues and definitely did not hit all the major markets.

Billy J. Kramer, Gerry Marsden and Joey Molland in Washington DC
July 4, 1984
Boston, MA
August 1, 1984
Baltimore, MD
This show was cancelled
August 2, 1984
Hilton Hotel Ballroom, Washington, DC
August 4, 1984
Rio Theatre, Valley Stream, NY
August 5, 1984
Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
August 7, 1984
Club Casino, Hampton Beach, NH
August 8, 1984
Birch Hill Swim Club, Old Bridge, NJ

TV crews from all three major networks plus MTV are at the show to film and interview the bands.
August 10, 1984
Lanierland Music Park, Cummings, GA

August 11, 1984
Aqua Theater, Greensboro, NC
August 14, 1984
Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL
August xx, 1984
Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 16, 1984
London Victory Club, Tampa, FL
August 18, 1984
Celebrity’s, Lafayette, LA

August 21, 1984
Civic Center, Peoria, IL

August 23, 1984
Park West, Chicago, IL
August 25, 1984
Veteran’s Memorial Hall, Columbus, OH
August 26, 1984
Downtown Festival Tent, Rochester, NY
August 29, 1984
Memorial Gardens, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

August 30, 1984
Fort William Gardens, Thunder Bay, Canada
A sparse crowd of 829 attend this show.
September 3, 1984
Music Tower, Playland, Rye, NY
September 4, 1984
Bottom Line, New York City, NY