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Mike and The Mechanics – Living Years tour 1989

Mike and The Mechanics performed a number of gigs across Europe and North America, this tour was in support of the album The Living Years.
Starting in Europe, the band worked through a number of shows. It was clear that they had under estimated the amount of demand in the UK, they added on the later dates in March of 1989. The band could not add more shows, because the Spring tour of North America was due to start in the latter part of March.

The Band would return to America in the Summer of 1989, at one such show they were quite a way down the bill, to the extent that the bill ran like this; “Professional Log Rollers” “Chinese Acrobats” “Mike and the Mechanics”.

European Tour – 1989

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
21.02.89 RTL television studios Geiselgasteig Germany (RTL TV)
22.02.89 Volkshaus Zurich Switzerland (first live show of the tour)
23.02.89 Theatre Orfeo Milan Italy
24.02.89 Buergersaal Ludwigsburg Germany
26.02.89 Kuppelsaal Hannover Germany
27.02.89 Phillipshalle Dusseldorf Germany
28.02.89 Congress Centrum Hamburg Germany
01.03.89 Saga Copenhagen Denmark
02.03.89 Gota Lejon Stockholm Sweden
05.03.89 The Apollo Theatre Manchester England
06.03.89 Hammersmith Odeon London England
07.03.89 Leas Cliff Hall Folkstone England
09.03.89 Deutsches Museum Munich Germany
10.03.89 Rein Gold Hall Mainz Germany
11.03.89 Salle Des Fetes Thonex Geneva Switzerland
13.03.89 The Olympia Paris France
14.03.89 Ancienne Brussels Belgium
15.03.89 Music Centre Vrendenburg Utrecht The Netherlands
17.03.89 The Playhouse Edinburgh Scotland
18.03.89 City Hall Newcastle England
19.03.89 Hammersmith Odeon London England

North American tour – Spring 1989

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City State Country Additional Comments
22.03.89 The Ocean Center Daytona Beach Florida USA (Rehearsal)
23.03.89 The Ocean Center Daytona Beach Florida USA (First night of the North American tour)
24.03.89 Sunrise Musical Theatre Sunrise Florida USA
25.03.89 Straub Park St Petersburg Florida USA (Outdoor show)
27.03.89 Center Stage Atlanta Georgia USA
28.03.89 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh North Carolina USA
30.03.89 DAR Constitution Hall Washington DC USA
31.03.89 Towson Center Baltimore Maryland USA
01.04.89 The Tower Theatre Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
02.04.89 Chrysler Hall Norfolk Virginia USA
04 to 05.03.89 Beacon Theatre NYC New York USA
07.04.89 Orpheum Theatre Boston Massachusetts USA
08.04.89 Tropworld Hotel and Casino Atlantic City New Jersey USA
09.04.89 Fine Arts Center Amherst Massachusetts USA
11.04.89 PER Arena Cortland New York USA
12.04.89 The Palace Theatre Albany New York USA
13.04.89 The Auditorium Theatre Rochester New York USA
15.04.89 Roy Thomas Hall Toronto Ontario Canada
16.04.89 The Physical Educational Gym Oneonta New York USA
17.04.89 The Palace Theatre Cleveland Ohio USA
18.04.89 The Michigan Theatre Ann Arbour Michigan USA
20.04.89 Holiday Star Theatre Merrillville Indiana USA
21.04.89 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
22.04.89 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis Minnesota USA
23.04.89 Central Missouri St. University Warrensburg Missouri USA
24.04.89 Rockline Studios Los Angeles California USA (Rockline recording 08:30pm to 10:00pm)
26.04.89 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City California USA
27.04.89 Berkley Community Theatre Berkley California USA
28.04.89 San Jose Civic Center San Jose California USA
29.04.89 Fresno State Open Air Amphitheatre Fresno California USA

North American tour – Summer 1989

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City State Country Additional Comments
26 to 27.07.89 Rocket Studios NYC New York USA
28.07.89 Lake Compounce Bristol Connecticut USA (Amusement Park)
29.07.89 L'Agora Quebec City Quebec Canada
30.07.89 La Ronde Montreal Quebec Canada
31.07.89 Ontario Palace Forum Toronto Ontario Canada
01.08.89 Ontario Palace Forum Toronto Ontario Canada
03.08.89 Garden State Art Center Homdel New Jersey USA
04.08.89 Jones Beach Amphitheatre Wantaugh New York USA
05.08.89 Bally's Grand Grandstand Atlantic City New Jersey USA
06.08.89 Amphitheatre Doswell Virginia USA (Kingswell Amusement Park)
07.08.89 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia Maryland USA
08.08.89 Grandstand Ohio State Fair Columbus Ohio USA
10.08.89 Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston Michigan USA
11.08.89 Timberwolf Amphitheatre Kings Island Ohio USA (Kings Island Amusement Park)
12.08.89 Old Glory Theatre St Louis Missouri USA (Six Flags Over Mid America – Amusement Park)
13.08.89 Poplar Creek Music Theatre Hoffman Estates Illinois USA (support band – The Outfield)
15.08.89 Grandstand Stagefair Springfield Illinois USA (Illinois State Fair)
17.08.89 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta Georgia USA
18.08.89 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Pelham Alabama USA (Hand written amendment to itinerary by the roadie)
19.08.89 The Summit Houston Texas USA (cancelled)
20.08.89 Music Mill Amphitheatre Arlington Texas USA (Six Flags Over Texas – Amusement park)
23.08.89 Grandstand Arena Ventura California USA (Ventura County Fair)
24.08.89 Concord Pavilion Concord California USA
25.08.89 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles California USA (Professionally filmed – in the bands archive)
27.08.89 The Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa California USA

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