Friday, November 10, 2017

UPDATE - British Invasion Revisited 1984

Here's an update of the 1984 20th Anniversary of British Rock 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 3, 1984
North Forty Club, Ithica, NY

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 9, 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.

Billy J. Kramer at Old Hill.

August 10, 1984

Lanierland Music Park, Cummings, GA


August 11, 1984

Aqua Theater, Greensboro, NC


August 14, 1984

Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL


A preliminary date in Fort Lauderdale, FL was cancelled


August 16, 1984

London Victory Club, Tampa, FL


August 18, 1984

Celebrity’s, Lafayette, LA


August 21, 1984

Civic Center, Peoria, IL


August 21-22, 1984
Picadilly, Indianapolis, IN

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