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Manfred Mann's EarthBand 1973 Tour

For details and booking information for upcoming gigs, refer to the Tour Info page.

If you have any photo's from a gig you'd like to share, want to post a report about a gig, or have a link to a review in the local press, send them to the Webmaster and I'll update these pages.







13 January

London, England

City University - was reviewed in Melody Maker 1/20/73



3 February

Dagenham, England

Barking Precinct



28 March

Hastings, England

Pier (With Holy Mackerel)



6 April

Crawley, England

Crawley College

22 April

Dortmund, Germany

The Great Easter Circus - Westfalen Halle.
Line up consisted of ELP, Soft Machine, Stone the Crows, Atomic Rooster, MMEB, Jackson Heights, Rare Bird, Stray Dog, Epitaph.

29 April

Mannheim, Germany

One night festival, MMEB, Brian Auger;'s Oblivion Express, Greenslade, UFO, Hawkwind, Soft Machine, Spirit



22 - 24 May

Roslyn, New York, USA

My Father's Place

27 May

McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA


29 May - 3 June

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Smiling Dog



6 June

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Humpin' Hanna's

7 June

St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Civic Centre

8-9 June

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Masonic Auditorium

12 June

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

City Auditorium

13 June

Mobile, Alabama, USA


14 June

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


16 June

Rochester, New York, USA


19 June

London, Ontario, Canada


20 June

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Massey Hall (With Savoy Brown)

21 June

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA

Tower Theatre

22-23 June

New York, USA

The Academy of Music (Movie Theatre - later The Palladium) (With Savoy BRown, Electric Light Orchestra and Status Quo)

24 June

Schessel, Germany

Hurricane Festival 1973 Eichenring Sand Racetrack (with many other acts)



5 July

Wellington, England

Town House

16 July


One hour radio interview with Manfred by Lennart Wretlind, Swedish radio

17 July

Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen museum, Solliden stage, - Mercury The Winged Messenger; Get Your Rocks Off and Buddah were recorded and broadcast live from this outdoor stage for the 'Opopoppa' radio program and a TV broadcast.  On 21 Oct 1973 Black and Blue, Father of Day, Father of Night and Captain Bobby Stout were broadcast on radio as an 'Opopoppa' special).



5 August

London, England

The London Music Festival Alexandra Palace London with Uriah Heep, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Gary Moore Band and The Heavy Metal Kids

18 August

Charing Cross, London, England

Global Village

28 August

Maidstone, England

Corn Exchange



9 September

Scheessel, Germany

Rock Festival - see poster for acts, MMEB played late afternoon on Sun 9th before Lou Reed.

?? September

Berline, Germany

Big Eden

26 September

Bristol, England


27 September

Penzance, England

Winter Gardens

28 September

Torquay, Endland

Town Hall

29 September

Newquay, Cornwall, England

Blue Lagoon



4 October

Gothenburg, Sweden

Press Conference

5 Octiber

Vaxjo, Sweden


6 October

Stockholm, Sweden

Pa Karen (recorded for Swedish Radio "Tonkraft" produced by Christer Eklund)

12 October

Karlstad, Sweden

Hyttan, Folkets hus

13 October

Stockholm, Sweden


14 October

Gothenburg, Sweden


25 October

Cheltenham, England

Town Hall

26 October

Wolverhampton, England


27 October

London, England

Great Hall, Imperial College

28 October

Hemel Hempstead, England

Pavillio with Snafu

31 October

Scarborough, England




1 November

York, England


2 November

Newcastle, England

Mayfair Ballroom with Sweet

3 November

Loughborough, England

Loughborough University (with Heavy Metal Kids)

6 November

Hanley, England

Heavy Steam Machine

7 November

Bradford, England

St George's Hall

9 November

Lancaster, England

Lancaster University

10 November

Dagenham, London, England


11 Novemeber

Chelmsford, England

Chancellor Hall

14 November

Bedford, England

Corn Exchange with Heavy Metal Kids

15 November

Guildford, England

Civic Hall

16 November

Hampstead, London, England

Westfield College with Ducks Deluxe

17 November

Leeds, England

Town Hall

18 November

Liverpool, England

St George's Hall with Back Door

20 November

Golders Green Hippodrome, London, England (BBC In Concert) - NOT recorded at The Paris Theatre

Running Order
1) Mercury
2) Buddah
3) Messin'
4)Father Of The Day, Father Of The Night
5)Mighty Quinn
51:53 (plus announcments)

21 November

Wolverhampton, England

Polytechnic with Back Door

23 November

Leicester, England

Colle of Education

24 November

Halifax, England


?? November

Stevenage, England

Mecca Ballroom

30 November

Brighton, England

Sussex University



1 December

London, England

City University

2 December

Croydon, England

Fairfield Hall with Back Door

7 December

Canterbury, England

Canterbury Tech College, cancelled due to illness

7 December

Croydon, England

Croydon Tech College

8 December

Kingston upon Thames, England

Polytechnic, cancelled due to illness

?? December

London, England

Imperial College

18 December

London, England

Marquee Club

21 December

Farnborough, England

Farnborough College of Technology

22 December

Cambridge, England

Corn Exchange

29 December (Sat)

Hamburg, Germany

Messenallen 'Christmas Meeting', played late evening between Vinegar Joe and Caravan