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LAST UPDATE: February 21 2024 This page is updated!

Pinkpop 1970 festival poster with band line up.

Concerts second Golden Earring USA Tour (continued)

Golden Earring with drummer Sieb Warner (1969-1970)


City Venue Info Source\Status
January 02, 1970

Magazine article Golden Earring de eerste stap is gezet (With drummer Sieb Warner (1969-1970)


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Southfield, Michigan The Something Different Second USA tour (started December 18 1969, continued in 1970), Sieb Warner on drums, support act The Sunday Funnies. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 259, confirmed show
January 03, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Birmingham, Michigan Palladium Second USA tour (started December 18 1969), Sieb Warner on drums, with The Frost, Brownsville Station.

Hi Casper, I was at the show at the Palladium on January 03, 1970. They ended with a long version of Eight Miles High. It was great. You have the Palladium listed as being in Detroit, but this is incorrect. The Palladium was in Birmingham, Michigan. FYI, Vernon Fitch Pink Floyd Archives.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, http://www.schoolpunks.com/1970.html, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 259, confirmed show
January 06, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Boston, Massachusetts Boston Tea Party Second USA tour (started December 18 1969), Sieb Warner on drums. Small show review in the Fusion Magazine of February 06, 1970: "The Golden Earring, one of Holland's top rockgroups currently on a three month tour of the US, performed at the Boston Tea Party on January 6th. Their musicianship was on a high level and their performance was spectacular. Their set climaxed with a long and frenzied performance of "Eight Miles High" which included one of the most imaginative bass guitar solos ever heard."

Additional info from Greg Vick (TourArchive website USA): With respect to the Boston Tea Party show on January 6 1970, I have never been able to independently confirm this show other than what you have from Fusion magazine. January 6 was a Tuesday. Most Tea Party shows were Thursday - Saturday. The off night shows were usually big name acts, but I can find no other mention of such a show. The 1970 (late 1969) US tour is odd as I can not find many dates other than the Ludlow Garage dates, the Fillmore West dates, the 4 Detroit, MI area shows and the West Hollywood, CA Whisky dates that I provided. They had to have performed somewhere in New York I would imagine. Oh well I shall keep searching. I will update you as I find more.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, review USA Fusion magazine February 06 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 259, confirmed show
January 09, 1970

Golden Earring show flyer January 09 1970 Cincinnati - Ludlow Garage


Golden Earring show poster January 09 1970 Cincinnati - Ludlow Garage


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Cincinnati, Ohio Ludlow Garage With Flamin' Groovies, support act for Iggy and the Stooges, 2 shows beginning at 8.pm, ticket US$3, Promotor Jim Tarbell.

Show poster found on the internet by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

Fan info Bart van Alphen: Hey Ruud, De poster van het concert in Ludlow Garage (1970) die je vond op facebook blijkt een pagina grote advertentie te zijn in The Independent Eye (een 2 wekelijks underground alternative newspaper uit Cincinnati). Hierbij de link naar het archief!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, scan show flyer, photo show poster, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 259, confirmed shows
January 10, 1970

Golden Earring show flyer January 09 1970 Cincinnati - Ludlow Garage


Golden Earring show poster January 09 1970 Cincinnati - Ludlow Garage


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Cincinnati, Ohio Ludlow Garage With Flamin' Groovies, support act for Iggy And The Stooges, 2 shows beginning at 8.pm, ticket US$3, Promotor Jim Tarbell.

Show poster found on the internet by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, scan show handbill, photo show poster, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 259, confirmed shows
January 16, 1970

The Golden Earring with drummer Sieb Warner (1969-1970)


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Birmingham, Alabama The Birmingham Palladium With All The Lonely People and Blackstone Row. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, confirmed show
January 17, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Detroit, Michigan The Grande Ballroom With Sky, Plainbrown Rapper and Blackwood Drake. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, confirmed show
January 18, 1970



Cosmic Trip book contains Golden Earring show January 1 1970 Minneapolis - Labor Temple


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Minneapolis, Minnesota Labor Temple 2 shows (18.30 and 21.30 hr) ticket US$ 4, with Pacific Gas & Electric and comedian Bobby Kosser. (First time in this venue probably)

Shortened concert by Golden Earring due to equipment setup problems and power failures according to concert review Rock returns to Temple (Minneapolis Star newspaper January 19 1970)

Show ads, reviews and other scans thanks to Bart van Alphen! Labor Temple show posters published in book Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Labor Temple show ads, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, book Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970, confirmed shows
January 23, 1970

Golden Earring January 23, 1970 show ad Seattle - Eagles Auditorium


Seattle, Washington Eagles Auditorium Golden Earring and Floating Bridge. The 3 shows probably performed in Toronto on January 23, 24, 25 1970 according to book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260 are probably not performed at least on January 23, 24 and probably on January 25 1970 not as well.

Thanks to Golden Earring fan Bart van Alphen who sent me the info about these shows in a kind e-mail: Hoi Casper, complimenten voor je goed geïnformeerde fansite. Ik ben een regelmatige bezoeker van je site en je doet hiermee veel Earring fans een groot plezier. Ik heb wat info over Earring optredens die ik niet op je site ben tegengekomen. Deze info vind je ook niet in het (overigens onvolprezen en fantastische) boek De Amerikaanse droom. Het betreft de volgende optredens in Eagles Auditorium te Seattle, Washington: 1970, vrijdag 23 januari: Golden Earring en Floating Bridge. 1970, zaterdag 24 januari: BB King met Floating Bridge en Golden Earring (twee shows: om 8:30 en 22:30 uur) De show met BB King (zaterdag 24 januari) is zeker omdat hiervan is een recensie is verschenen in de Seattle Times. De show van van een dag eerder (vrijdag 23 januari) is zonder BB king. Van dit optreden heb ik geen recensie maar wel enkele kleine aankondigingen in lokale kranten (Helix en Seattle Times) Voor je site heb Ik scans van concert ads, concertlistings en reviews bijgevoegd. Groeten en veel plezier met je site... en ga er vooral mee door !! Bart van Alphen.

Seattle newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info Bart van Alphen, Seattle Times newspaper ad January 18 1970, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260, confirmed shows
January 23, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Toronto (Canada) Hawk's Nest According to the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260 3 shows at the Hawk's Nest in Toronto were probably performed on January 23, 24, 25 1970. According to newspaper articles Golden Earring performed a show on January 23 1970 and two shows on January 24 1970 in Seattle. The shows in Toronto are probably not performed on January 23, 24 and 25. However these shows are based on evidence as photographer Hugh Crymble mentioned he photographed the band and the Tribal Village has a show review as mentioned in the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page . Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, confirmed date - no show
January 24, 1970

BB King with Golden Earring show ad January 24, 1970 Seattle - Eagles Auditorium


Seattle, Washington Eagles Auditorium Seattle Times has published a B.B. King with Golden Earring and Floating Bridge show review for this date. The article mentioned 2 shows were performed on 6.30 PM and 10.30 PM.

Three "Pop" Acts Playing Shows Here. Three pop concerts are scheduled for Seattle this weekend, beginning with Three Dog Night, to perform at 08:30 at the Seattle Center Arena. The rockgroup has several albums presently on the best-sellerlists. B.B.King, Guitarist, will share a bill with a rockgroup from Holland, Golden Earrings in two concerts at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m., tomorrow at Eagles Auditorium. Retina Circus will provide the lightshow for both concerts. At 8 p.m. Sunday popular singer Neil Diamond will perform at the Opera House, jointly sponsored by North-west Releasing and Seattle University, as a part of S.U.'s homecoming activities.

The Seattle Times Tuesday January 20 1970 B.B. King at Eagles Sat. B.B. King, presently the most renowned guitarist on the rock and blues scene, will play two concerts at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Eagles Auditorium. The concerts will be presented by Boyd Grafmyre. B.B. King, whose vocals and guitar style go right to the heart of traditional blues, recently completed a 14-city tour with The Rolling Stones. Golden Earrings, a hard rock group from Holland will make its Seattle debut, in appearances Saturday at The Eagles. Appearing with Golden Earrings and B.B. King will be the Seattle group, Floating Bridge. Retina Circus will be in charge of the lightshow.

The 3 shows probably performed in Toronto on January 23, 24, 25 1970 according to book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260 were not performed. They are December 1969 shows.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, shows not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260, Seattle Times newspaper B.B. King with Golden Earring and Floating Bridge show review January 26, 1970, confirmed shows
January 24, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Toronto (Canada) Hawk's Nest According to the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260 3 shows at the Hawk's Nest in Toronto were probably performed on January 23, 24, 25 1970. Show not performed as Seattle Times has published a B.B. King with Golden Earring show review for this date. The mentioned Hawk's Nest are December 1969 shows! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, confirmed date - no show
January 25, 1970

Toronto Hawks Nest logo


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Toronto (Canada) Hawk's Nest According to the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 260 3 shows at the Hawk's Nest in Toronto were probably performed on January 23, 24, 25 1970. However I received newspaper scans which mention Golden Earring performed shows in Seattle on January 23 and 24. However Golden Earring might have gone to Toronto for shows after or before their January 24 1970 shows in Seattle. In January 2014 I received a newspaper scan with the actual show dates for Toronto - Hawk's Nest shows. Theses shows are actually performed in December 1969. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 44 & 260, confirmed date - no show
January 29, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
January 30, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
January 31, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 05, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 06, 1970

February 1970 Boston show review Fusion magazine USA


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 07, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 08, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Seattle, Washington Trolley Club - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 13, 1970

Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


San Diego, California Community Concourse - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 19, 1970

February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Flyer February 1970 Fillmore West Golden Earring shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Poster for February 1970 Fillmore West Golden Earring shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


San Francisco, California Fillmore West With New York Rock & Roll Ensemble supporting Delaney, Bonnie & Friends (Featuring Eric Clapton), Lights by Little Princess 109, promotor Bill Graham.

Newspaper show announcement: Eric Clapton To Perform At Fillmore. Eric Clapton, the great rock-blues guitarist, will make his first San Francisco appearance since Cream played Fillmore West when he opens with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends at the Market-Van Ness rock ballroom tonight for a four-night engagement.Clapton first teamed with Delaney and Bonnie when the singers accompanled Blind Faith on that ill-fated group's national tour last fall. He has recorded with them for Atco. The New York Rock and Roll Ensemble and Golden Earrings will complete the bill. Little Princes 109 do the lights.

Newspaper article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte! Fillmore poster scan thanks to Edwin Knip!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, card, show announcement Eric Clapton to perform at Fillmore (published in San Francisco Chronicle February 19, 1970), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 20, 1970

Flyer February 1970 Fillmore West Golden Earring shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


San Francisco, California Fillmore West With New York Rock & Roll Ensemble supporting Delaney, Bonnie & Friends (Featuring Eric Clapton), Lights by Little Princess 109, promotor Bill Graham.
Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, card, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 21, 1970

Flyer February 1970 Fillmore West Golden Earring shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Flyer February 1970 Fillmore West Golden Earring shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


San Francisco, California Fillmore West With New York Rock & Roll Ensemble supporting Delaney, Bonnie & Friends (Featuring Eric Clapton), Lights by Little Princess 109, promotor Bill Graham.
Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, card, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
February 22, 1970

February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends


Golden Earring at Fillmore West February 22, 1970!
Picture by M. Parrish


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


San Francisco, California Fillmore West With New York Rock & Roll Ensemble supporting Delaney, Bonnie & Friends (Featuring Eric Clapton), Lights by Little Princess 109, promotor Bill Graham.

USA Cashbox magazine dated February 28, 1970 had a small announcement about The Fillmore West shows: "It's Atlantic week in San Francisco. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton (imagine what would happen if they started billing all the friends), along with the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble and Golden Earrings, are all at The Fillmore West, while Sonny & Cher open a stand at the Fairmont Hotel. The Earrings, when last we heard, were booked for a Whiskey date this week."

Internet review: Golden Earring hailed from the Hague in Netherlands, and were already big stars in Europe when they came to the US for this support gig. The group's onstage posturing and over the top volume and attack presaged the imminent rise of heavy metal, but they went on to have a global AM hit with Radar Love and remain a popular and active group in Europe today. They had recently gotten quite a bit of airplay with a 19 minute extrapolation of Eight Miles High and did not disappoint by performing an appropriately extended version at the Fillmore. Overall, their hard driving set was certainly memorable, and it was fun to watch them thrashing about.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, USA Eight Miles High ad, fan info, card, show picture, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 04, 1970

Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Los Angeles, California Whisky A Go Go With Eric Mercury Birthrite.

Los Angeles Free Press ads thanks to Ruud Mols and Bart van Alphen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, LA Times Newspaper March 01 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 05, 1970

Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Los Angeles, California Whisky A Go Go With Eric Mercury Birthrite.

Ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, LA Times newspaper March 01 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 06, 1970

Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Los Angeles, California Whisky A Go Go With Eric Mercury Birthrite Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, LA Times newspaper March 01 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 07, 1970

Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Los Angeles, California Whisky A Go Go With Eric Mercury Birthrite Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, LA Times newspaper March 01 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 08, 1970

Small concert ad in LA Free Press March 01 1970 Golden Earring with Eric Mercury Birthrite


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Los Angeles, California Whisky A Go Go With Eric Mercury Birthrite Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, LA Times newspaper March 08 1970, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 260, confirmed show
March 15, 1970

Newspaper ad Golden Earring show March 15 1970 Minneapolis - Labor Temple


Cosmic Trip book contains Golden Earring show March 15 1970 Minneapolis - Labor Temple


Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


Minneapolis, Minnesota Labor Temple 2 shows (18.30 and 21.30) ticket US$ 4, with Fifth Ave. Band (Second time in this venue, first appearance on January 1970) Last shows of the second USA tour.

Show ads, reviews and other scans thanks to Bart van Alphen! Labor Temple show posters published in book Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Labor Temple shows ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 46 & 261, confirmed show
March 18, 1970

De Tijd newspaper article Earring haalt goud uit Amerika


USA Unknown airport The Golden Earring departed to Holland after their second USA tour. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Het Vrije Volk/De Tijd March 20, 1970 newspaper clippings, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom photo page 47, confirmed date - no show
March 19, 1970

De Tijd newspaper article Earring haalt goud uit Amerika March 20 1970


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Golden Earring returned at Schiphol national airport after their second USA tour. A press conference was given at Schiphol Airport with USA promotor Zachary Glickman attending as well. From now on the band is named Golden Earring. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Het Vrije Volk/De Tijd March 20, 1970 newspaper clippings, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom photo section after page 96, confirmed date - no show

Second The Golden Earring USA tour from December 17 1969 untill March 18 1970

February 1970 shows in support of Delaney, Bonnie and Friends

February 1970 Boston show review Fusion magazine USA

Het Vrije Volk - Fijne maar keiharde toernee newspaper article March 20 1970


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Concerts 1970 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
Date unknown, 1970 or maybe 1969 London (UK) Probably at the Revolution Club located at Bruton Place, Mayfair While searching on the internet for the never ending tourdates quest I came across a message on the official Golden Earring website. Here is the message: "On 26 Feb 2009 @ 20:02 Shaun Skelly said: Hi Guys. I used to work for Major Minor records as a plugger in 1969/70. For some reason we released 8 Miles High in England, rather than Polydor. I think it sold about 5 copies, thanks to my lousy plugging! You did a showcase gig at the Revolution club (?), which I recall fondly as I think I was the only person from the record company who stayed for the whole gig, the rest couldn't stand the noise! Looking forward to seeing you at the Empire next month - I'd like to think you'll play 'Vince Taylor'... regards Shaun"

I'm now wondering: does anyone know more about this show? Date and so on? If so let me know by e-mail please! Greetings, Casper

Shaun sent me a second email with additional info: ----- Original Message ----- From: Shaun Skelly Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 1:52 PM Subject: London 1970 Hi Casper, It was a long time ago, I worked for Major-Minor from November 1969 to August 1970, so I can only assume it would have been in that period. I think the gig was at the Revolution Club, Bruton Place, Mayfair and if my memory is right it was a daytime event, or maybe early evening. Sorry I can't be more specific, I used to go to a lot of gigs for our label and also with friends who were pluggers from other labels to see "their" bands as well, so it all blurs together! Regards, Shaun

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Former Major Minor UK records label plugger Shaun Kelly
March 21, 1970

Golden Earring show announcement March 21, 1970 Oegstgeest - Patronaatsgebouw


Oegstgeest Patronaatsgebouw Newspaper clipping announcement, another Golden Earring show after Golden Earring returned March 19, 1970 from the United States!

Newspaper clipping text to be added!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper clipping announcement, confirmed date - unconfirmed show
March 28, 1970
Baalder Zaal Mulder Newspaper clipping announcement, another Golden Earring show announced after Golden Earring returned March 19, 1970 from the United States but it remains unsure whether this show has been performed!!

Newspaper clipping and text still to be added!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper clipping announcement, confirmed date - unconfirmed show
April 03, 1970

Image not yet available - to be added soon!


IJmuiden Stadsschouwburg Ticket FL. 7,50.

Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols, found on Facebook!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
April 4->5, 1970

Golden Earring show ad April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Golden Earring show tickets April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


George Kooymans show photo April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Golden Earring show photo April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Golden Earring show photo April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Rinus Gerritsen show photo April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Golden Earring show review photo part 1 April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Golden Earring show review photo part 2 April 04, 1970 Den Haag - Congresgebouw


Den Haag Congresgebouw, Pr. Willem-Alexanderzaal Night show (starting 24 hr), announced as first show after 2nd USA tour but several minor concerts preceeded this concert, supportact Mr. Albert Show (with Bertus Borgers on Saxophone) ticket FL. 3,50 - Fl. 7,50.

Newspaper review Rotterdams Nieuwsblad April 1970: Golden Earring weer thuis. Van onze rtv-redactie Met een uitverkocht nachtconcert in het Congresgebouw heeft Golden Earring (Barry Hay, Rinus Gerritsen, George Kooymans en Sieb Warner) duidelijk gemaakt, dat Nederland voorlopig weer het oefenterrein is voor de Haagse groep. De afgelopen maanden heeft Golden Earring met succes de kansen in de Verenigde Staten afgetast. Het publiek in het Congresgebouw, waaronder veel trouwe Earringfans, toonde zich vooral in het laatste, drie kwartier durende nummer ingenomen met de prestaties van misschien wel Neerlands beste popgroep. Een bezwaar dat bij vrijwel alle popconcerten weer opduikt was de geluidssterkte, die met de minder goede akoestiek van de zaal de overigens zeer gunstige indruk toch wat temperde.

Another (Brabants Dagblad?) newspaper review: The Golden Earrings. Tijdens nachtconcert in Haags Congresgebouw: Kranten artikel uit oude schoolagenda 1969\1970 van Gerard de Bie: Tijdens nachtconcert in Haags Congresgebouw trad de Haagse popgroep "The Golden Earrings" op in het Haagse Congresgebouw. Het was haar eerste Nederlandse concert na de succesvolle tournee in Amerika en Canada die bijna 3 maanden heeft geduurd. De belangstelling voor deze manifestatie was zo groot, dat de zaal te klein bleek. Daardoor moesten heel wat fans onverrichterzake naar huis gestuurd worden. Waarschijnlijk hadden deze teleurgestelden gedacht, dat ze op de avond zélf nog met gemak een kaartje konden krijgen. Voor een concert met alleen maar popmuziek was dit niet zo'n gekke gedachte; althans tot voor kort. Want sinds de Amerikanen ontdekt hebben, dat Nederland niet alleen maar een land is van water, dijken, klompen en molens, maar ook van hele acceptabele pop, zijn de vaderlandse popliefhebbers hun eigen groepen heel wat hoger gaan aanslaan. Schreef het voortreffelijke Amerikaanse poptijdschrift "The Rolling Stone" niet, dat na Hans Brinkers (u weet wel: dat legendarische jongetje, dat met zijn vinger een gaatje in de dijk dicht hield) Nederland met Venus van "Shocking Blue" eindelijk weer eens een bijdrage aan de beschaving had geleverd?

Nu weet ik wel, dat "The Golden Earring" "Shocking Blue" niet is, maar beide groepen boeren voortreffelijk in de V.S. en cultiveren dan ook een solide, conservatieve, af en toe schijn-progressieve sound. Voordat het publiek de met Amerikaanse lauweren overladen "Golden Earrings" kon begroeten mocht de groep "Uncle Alberti Show" het voorprogramma vol spelen: met primitieve stukken, waarin fanfare-achtige elementen zaten verwerkt. De saxofonist bezorgde deze groep een apart geluid, waar door deze formatie zich althans nog een tikkeltje kon onderscheiden van de 253 beatgroepen, die op hetzelfde moment elders in het land in de weer waren.

Ook het optreden van de hoofdattractie, zelf tot voor kort een typische voorprogramma-groep bij Amerikaanse of Engelse sterformaties, is mij niet meegevallen. De vier Hagenaars hadden een evenwichtig repertoire samengesteld waarin klassieke rocknummers werden afgewisseld met lieve liederen waarin de dwarsfluit op lyrische wijze de boventoon voerde. Daaraan lag het dus niet. Maar wel aan het verwaarlozen van finesses, van structuurmogelijkheden en ook aan geringe improvisatie-capaciteit van deze vier muzikanten. Maar misschien zijn dit allemaal criteria die helemaal niet ter zake doen en is het voornamelijk de bedoeling van "The Golden Earrings" om via afgekauwde gemeenplaatsen, koen samenspel en armoedige improvisaties een zeer vertrouwde sfeer op te roepen. Het concert werd besloten met een zeer langdurig en zeer pseudo-experimenteel stuk. Het publiek beloonde de vier harde werkers met een royaal applaus. Wat mij betreft vooral voor hun vlijt, onvermoeibaarheid en vitaliteit.

Newspaper article thanks to Gerard de Bie! (Out of his 1969-1970 schoolagenda! Gerard also mentioned this: p.s. met de genoemde groep "Uncle Alberti Show" wordt de "Mister Albert Show" uit Eindhoven bedoeld. De saxofonist die niet met naam genoemd wordt is dus Bertus Borgers die van in het voorprogramma in 1970 later met regelmaat in de hoofd-act "The Golden Earring" kwam optreden.

Golden Earring fan Jan Sander gave additional info: Concert in de nacht van 4 op 5 april 1970; ik was aanwezig. De band stond heel dicht bij het publiek voor de toneelgordijnen.

Actual black and white show photo's supplied by and courtesy Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show ad in Leidsch Dagblad April 01, 1970, actual black and white show photo's, newspaper review Rotterdams Nieuwsblad April 1970, newspaper review Brabants Dagblad(?) April 1970, confirmed show
April 08, 1970

newspaper announcement Het Vrije Volk March 27, 1970


Slikkerveer Electrozaal Club Popart event, last concert organised by Club Popart in this venue.

Text to be typed in!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement Het Vrije Volk March 27, 1970, confirmed show
April 10, 1970

newspaper announcement WoerdenseCourant April 02, 1970


Harmelen Sociaal Cultureel Centrum

HARMELEN.
Uniek voor Harmelen zal zijn het optreden van de popgroep Golden Earrings in het sociaal-cultureel centrum. Dit optreden zal plaatsvinden op vrijdag 10 april.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, announcement Woerdense Courant newspaper April 02, 1970, confirmed show
April 11, 1970

Announcement Golden Earring show Sneek - Manege April 11, 1970


Golden Earring show review Leeuwarder Courant April 13, 1970 Sneek - Manege April 11, 1970


Sneek De Manege Support act People Band, ticket FL.5, attendance 1500 visitors, evening show 20 hr, promotor stichting de Meerpaal, show review in Leeuwarder Courant April 13, 1970.

Newspaper show announcement: Earring vanavond in Sneek. Golden Earring moet Friesland vanavond in Sneek een nieuwe pop-injectie geven. Jongeren-sociëteit " Meerpaal" - die de Haagse groep contracteerde - is daar helemaal niet bang voor. "We verwachten minsten 2000 bezoekers", aldus sociëteitsbaas Bob Ruyter. Die 2000 kunnen natuurlijk niet in de "Meerpaal" zelf, reden waarom de manege aan de Verlengde Graaf Adolfweg in Sneek is afgehuurd. "En daar kunnen wel 3000 man in," rekende Bob Ruyter Hawar vlug voor. Entree fl. 5,00. In het voorprogramma een Engelse groep bestaande uit zeven jongens uit Londen: "Peoples Band".

Newspaper show review Leeuwarder Courant April 13 1970: "Golden Earring" trok 1500 mensen in manege Sneek. Het concert dat het "kosmies sentrum" Meerpaal in Sneek zaterdagavond in de manege organiseerde, is een succes geworden. De Haagse band "Golden Earring" trok maar liefst zo'n 1500 bezoekers. In het voorprogramma trad de het Londende poporkest "People Band" op. De organisatoren wisten de honderden jongelui goed in de hand te houden; de politie had geen reden tot klagen. Volgens Bob Ruyter, leider van de Meerpaal, kan het concert financieel uit. "We hebben er zelfs nog wat aan over gehouden". De Meerpaal is van plan enkele malen per jaar dergelijke concerten te organiseren.

Newspaper article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show review Leeuwarder Courant April 13 1970, confirmed show
April 18, 1970

Announcement Golden Earring show Emmeloord - Sporthal April 18, 1970


Golden Earring show poster photo April 18, 1970 Emmeloord - Sporthal


Emmeloord Sporthal Emmeloord Support act Mushroom, Ticket FL. 5.

Original show poster photo sent by and thanks to Klaas Hauwert!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper clipping Leeuwarder Courant April 17 1970, show poster photo, confirmed show
April 19, 1970

Golden Earring show poster April 19, 1970 Maastricht - Berchmans Sociëteit


Maastricht Berchmans Sociëteit - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster picture internet, confirmed show
April 24, 1970

Golden Earring show ad April 24, 1970 Casino de Montreux Switzerland Rose d'Or Festival


Montreux (Switzerland) Casino Performance during the 10th Rose d'Or festival, with Greatest Show On Earth, Johnny Winter.

Show ad thanks to Bart van Alphen.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 10th Rose d'Or festival ad, fan info
April 27, 1970

Golden Earring ticket#771 April 27, 1970 Wateringen - JKW


Wateringen JKW gebouw Support act Centrybox (announced, but cancelled), with Sieb Warner on drums, 450 visitors, ticket FL. 5, sold out, Fan review Ria Brekelmans: Toen werd het 1970 en begin april las ik de aankondiging in de Westlandsche Courant dat de Golden Earring naar Wateringen zou komen voor een optreden in JKW in de Herenstraat. Ik was 14 jaar en moest en zou er naar toe. Het kaartje kostte 5 gulden en dat geld had ik natuurlijk niet, mijn tante die op dat moment bij ons op visite was zei tegen m'n moeder: "joh, laat dat kind er naar toe gaan, ze is maar eens jong" en tante Alie schoof een zilveren rijksdaalder over het pluche tafelkleed naar mij toe, de helft had ik al. Aarzelend liep m'n moeder naar de kelder en op de bovenste plank tussen de kaasstolp en de juspan in lag haar portemonnee en ze schoof met haar wijsvinger tussen de centen, stuivers, dubbeltjes, kwartjes, guldens en haalde er een opgevouwen briefje van twee gulden vijftig uit (een knaak ) zo'n grijs vodje. "Als je maar direkt als dat schorem gespeeld heeft naar huis komt, anders kom ik je halen", zei mijn moeder! En zo had ik het geld bij elkaar en sprong meteen op m'n groene Gazelle fiets om het kaartje te kopen bij sigarenzaak van Zundert in de Herenstraat, waar ik ook altijd een apart pakje stimerol kauwgom kocht per tien stukjes a 25 cent of een rolletje Top drop a 15 cent. Ik was als een kind zo blij. Zondagavond 27 april 1970 JKW Herenstraat Wateringen aanvang 20.15 uur kaartje 5,00 gulden. Eindelijk was het dan 27 april en mijn buurmeisje Wupke en ik gingen naar de Golden Earring, ons allereerste concert. Wat waren we opgewonden, een stel uitgelaten tieners, giechelend, kletsend en terwijl we vanaf het Westblok naar JKW in de Herenstraat liepen (een paar straten verderop) mijmerden we hoe de jongens eruit zouden zien en vooral: wat gaan ze spelen ? Langs het gebouw stonden veel fietsen en brommers (buikschuivers en hoge Puchs) Er stond ook een wit busje (dat bleek later het Earring busje) Binnen in het gebouw was er een klein voorportaaltje waar je je jas aan haken kon hangen. In het zaaltje was er een houten vloer, aan de zijkant stonden houten stoelen, voor de hoge ramen hingen overgordijnen in een vaalbruine kleur, tegen het plafond hingen visnetten en daarbovenop lagen slingers en gekleurde sliertjes, die kon je zo tussen de visnetten door trekken. Binnen no time lag natuurlijk alles op de grond. Er was een klein laag podium met aan weerskanten ruimte om te staan (daar stonden ook allemaal mensen, zo druk was het) De spreuk boven het podium: "Vloeken is een gebrek aan woorden, misbruik de naam van God niet oneerbiedig!" herinnerde eraan dat het gebouw van goede katholieke huize was. Er waren geen dranghekken, er was in het zaaltje ruimte voor ca. 450 man en achterin werd door de fa. Holtkamp Kruk sinas, Riedel appelsap, en Coca Cola verkocht, allemaal in glazen flesjes met eventueel een rietje! Die flesjes zaten in houten kratten die opgestapeld en tegen de muur stonden. Bier werd uiteraard ook verkocht. Het rook binnen naar toffees, bier en urine! Elk half uur liep er iemand van de brandweer een rondje door het zaaltje om te controleren want er werd gigantisch gerookt natuurlijk (Wupke en ik niet) en alles was van hout, wat ontzettend brandgevaarlijk was! Eenmaal gecontroleerd en alles veilig stak de brandweer zelf ook maar een sigaretje op achterin het zaaltje. Wat de Earring precies speelde weet ik niet meer maar wel nummers van het 1e uur en van Eight Miles High, de beroemde bassolo van Rinus stond in die tijd al op de setlist. Dat optreden heeft een verpletterende indruk op mij achtergelaten. Na afloop van het optreden sprong George als een jonge hond omhoog en omdat het podium ook van hout was zakte hij er met een voet doorheen en na afloop gooide hij z'n gitaar in de lucht en die bleef ondersteboven in de visnetten steken! Hilarisch, het publiek was door het dolle heen! De lichten floepten aan en iedereen aan de netten trekken, maar iemand ging er met een houten trap heen en haalde de gitaar eruit, het visnet vloog bijna in de fik omdat de beste man er met zijn sigaretje wel erg dichbij kwam. Dat er geen brand is uitgebroken die avond is een godswonder! De volgende dag stond er een stukje in de krant: Golden Earring zuivere sensatie. Ik heb het nog steeds bewaard evenals m'n kaartje, het zit in m'n 1e plakboek. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, newspaper article, confirmed show
April 30, 1970

Golden Earring show announcement April 30, 1970 Popfestival'70 - Veenendaal


Barry Hay dressing room photo April 30, 1970 Popfestival'70 Veenendaal


George Kooymans dressing room photo April 30, 1970 Popfestival'70 Veenendaal


Veenendaal Garage Schoonhoven Industrielaan Popfestival'70 with Q-Tips, Bintangs, Zip Fastening's Bluesband, Left Side, ticket FL. 5, probably afternoon show attendance over 2000 visitors.

Info sent by Rein Kuyer: Hallo Casper, Bij toeval kwam ik terecht op je website. Leuk om even rond te kijken in het verleden. Hierbij misschien nog een aanvulling voor de Golden Earring Tour Dates. Ik speelde destijds als gitarist in Zip Fastening dus het is uit de eerste hand. Bijgaand de festival flyer scan. Met vriendelijke groet, Rein Kuyer. Hallo Casper, Hartstikke leuk die Golden Earring foto′s van die show. Ik herken het weer, ik zat in dezelfde kleedkamer met de Earring. De foto's zijn gemaakt door een fotograaf uit Veenendaal in die tijd: Henk van de Peppel. Ik heb hem wel gekend en weet niet of hij nog leeft. Die fotozaak bestaat nog steeds en waarschijnlijk hebben ze nog veel meer foto′s, ook over de Earring? Ik ben altijd nog op zoek naar foto′s waar wij als band opstaan. We hebben op meerdere popfestivals in Veenendaal gespeeld Bedankt. Groeten, Rein (ex Zip Fastening)

De Rijnpost newspaper festival announcement April 09 1970: GOLDEN EARRING EN SHOW VAN VERONICA OP POPFESTIVAL 1970. Om maar wat te noemen: Golden Earring, The Bintangs, Left Side en Purple Vision, een paar paradepaardjes van de Nederlandse popwereld. Op Koninginnedag en op 5 mei zijn ze allemaal te horen in Veenendaal tijdens het Popfestival 1970 dat een enorm festijn belooft te worden, en een der grote trekpleisters voor de jeugd van de wijde omgeving.

De organisatoren zijn weer de Veenendalers Han op de Woert, Jan Veenhof en Henk van de Berg, die vorig jaar het "Electric Pop Circus" aan 't Boompjesgoed in elkaar zetten, evenals het optreden van Golden Earring op Lampegieters avond. Ditmaal wordt het popgebeuren in samenwerking met de vereniging Oranjedag gepresenteerd in de garage van Schoonhoven aan de Industrielaan.

Opnieuw Golden Earring in Veenendaal en nu met de volledige Amerikaanse show en de belofte dat het een onvergetelijke set gaat worden: meer dan op Lampegietersavond, toen de zanger te ziek was om zich te laten horen. Voor ruim tweeduizend liefhebbers is er plaats in de tot pop-scene getransformeerde garage, die nu voor het eerst voor dit doel in z'n geheel wordt gebruikt. Op koninginnedag staat het element "show" 's middags op de voorgrond, compleet met licht effecten en 's avonds kan er worden gedanst op de muziek van Left Side, gespecialiseerd in underground en blues.

Op 30 april verder nog de Q Tips en Zip Fastenings Bluesband en op 5 mei radio Veronica's Drive-In Show met als disc-jockeys Rob Out en Chiel Montagne, en een speciale verrassing. Op beide dagen zijn bovendien modeshows te zien en op koninginnedag worden langs de neus weg nog films van Charlie Chaplin gedraaid.

EXAMEN. Het organiserende trio zegt intussen veel te hebben geleerd door de ervaringen van vorig jaar. "We kennen nu de smaak van de jeugd beter, dus we kunnen ook een aangepast topprogramma brengen", zegt Henk van de Berg, die verder onthult dat het spektakel ditmaal vijfmaal zo duur is als verleden jaar: 10 tot 12 duizend gulden. "Het wordt een soort examen voor de jeugd van Veenendaal en omgeving. Als het nu allemaal zonder herrie en moeilijkheden verloopt bestaat een goede kans dat we, een eigen "tent" krijgen, waar we regelmatig shows kunnen brengen."

Het popfestival begint op 30 april 's middags om 2 uur en gaat non-stop door tot tegen middernacht. In de tijd dat de bands elkaar afwisselen zijn er modeshows van boetiek Signor met mannequins uit Amsterdam en van de firma Hiensch. Ook dit jaar heeft het gemeentebestuur weer alle mogelijke medewerking verleend. Niet alleen door zich voor ongeveer de helft van de kosten garant te stellen, maar ook door brieven te schrijven aan de commandanten van Henk van de Berg en Jan Veenhof, die in militaire dienst zijn. Henk heeft intussen al de toezegging van elf dagen verlof gekregen.

Een reeks van voorzieningen wordt getroffen om de muziekminnende jongeren bij de garage te ontvangen. Zo komen er buiten aparte parkeerplaatsen voor auto's en brommers en een afzetting met dranghekken, en binnen o.a. een broodjeszaak, waarschijnlijk een apart restaurantje, twee tapinstallaties van een frisdrankenfabriek die het hele festival voor een groot deel financiert, en ter ondersteuning een biertap die er dit jaar voor het eerst bijhoort. Wat dat betreft: "We gaan nu wel bier schenken, maar er komt niemand met een glas de zaal in", verklaart Jan Veenhof, "dat kan ook niet, want in dat geval tappen we in plastic bekers."

GEEN CATS. Negentig minuten lang speelt Golden Earring op koninginnedag, waarmee Veenendaal een formatie binnen zijn grenzen heeft die als de beste bühnegroep mag worden aangeduid. Niet te onderschatten zijn ook ook de Bintangs, die volgens insiders beschikken over de beste sologitarist van Nederland: Arthy Kraayeveld. Het organiserende trio is zo langzamerhand wel over de teleurstelling heen dat The Cats niet present zullen zijn (die zijn op toernee door Zuid Amerika) zoals eigenlijk de bedoeling is geweest. Golden Earring is op zichzelf al een attractie waar ze trots op kunnen zijn. Vorige week kwamen ze terug uit de States en op 4 mei verlaten ze ons land alweer.

Een grootscheepse reclamecampagne staat Veenendaal en de omliggende plaatsen nog te wachten. Geluidswagens van dezelfde frisdrankenfabriek gaan het nieuws verkondigen en op de borden voor de verkiezingspropaganda komt eveneens de aankondiging te staan. De politieke partijen kunnen er pas op 5 mei met hun affiches op terecht. De voorverkoop van toegangsbewijzen is vanaf 2 april in handen van muziekhandel B. van Hees op de Markt in Veenendaal en in de Herenstraat in Rhenen, en van boetiek Signor aan de Veenendaalse Hoofdstraat. Prijzen: voor koninginnedag vijf gulden, voor 5 mei vier gulden. (De Rijnpost, 9 april 1970) (Foto's Golden Earring: Henk van de Peppel)

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival flyer, e-mail information Rein Kuyer, De Rijnpost newspaper festival announcement April 09 1970, confirmed show
April 30, 1970

Golden Earring festival flyer Breda - Turfschip April 30, 1970


Golden Earring festival flyer Breda - Turfschip April 30, 1970


Breda 't Turfschip Oranje-Vrijstad event Golden Earring with Sugar Mama Blues Band, Focus, Georgie Baker Selection, Moby Dick, After Tea, Mary's Music, ticket FL. 5, probably evening show Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper announcement, show flyer, confirmed show
May 01, 1970 Dordrecht Kunstmin - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
May 02, 1970

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Irnsum De Twee Gemeenten Evening show 19.30 hr Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Leeuwarder Courant newspaper May 02, 1970, confirmed show
May 05, 1970

Naarden Vrijstad festival festival poster May 05, 1970


Naarden Vrijstad festival ticket May 05, 1970


Naarden Festival Vrijstad Other Artists: Chicken Shack, Humble Pie, The Spencer Davis Group, Ekseption, Sandy Coast, Livin' Blues, Waterloo, Big Wheel, Ferre Grignard, Jasper Mule, The Shuffles, Free Lance, The Shoes, The Swinging Soul Machine, After Tea, Wild Angels, The Sharows, Corporation, The Gun, CCC Folk & Blues Incorporated.

Info Gooisch Poparchief: Op 5 mei 1970 werd in Naarden voor de derde keer het festival Veertien Uur Puur gehouden. Het vestingstadje was op die dag volledig afgesloten voor verkeer en omgetoverd in een gigantisch jeugdcentrum. Via drie toegangen konden de bezoekers de Vesting betreden om aan de vele activiteiten deel te nemen. Op meerdere podia traden binnen- en buitenlandse bands op: Chicken Shack, Humble Pie, The Spencer Davis Group, The Golden Earring, Ekseption, Sandy Coast, Livin' Blues, Waterloo, Big Wheel, Ferre Grignard, Jasper Mule, The Shuffles, Free Lance, The Shoes, The Swinging Soul Machine, After Tea, Wild Angels, The Sharows, Corporation, The Gun, CCC Folk & Blues Incorporated. Dit wordt wel het 'grote' 14 Uur Puur genoemd.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, festival poster design Dick Ording, Gooisch Poparchief website, confirmed show
May 18, 1970

Pinkpop 1970 poster with line up.


Geleen Pinkpop festival, Burgemeester Daemenpark With Sieb Warner, Golden Earring sound system used, George Kooymans almost electrocuted by equipment.

Golden Earring replaced Yes and The Gun on the festival, with Livin' Blues, George Baker Selection, Mr. Albert Show and others.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Pinkpop site, Pinkpop poster, fan info, confirmed show
Unknown date after Pinkpop festival, 1970 Voorburg Sporthal De Vliegermolen Last show with Sieb Warner on drums Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Sieb Warner, unconfirmed date - unconfirmed show
July 10, 1970

Golden Earring mentioned at show poster Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Golden Earring ad for Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Cesar Zuiderwijk new Golden Earring drummer, first show Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Golden Earring performing  at Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Golden Earring performing  at Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Golden Earring performing  at Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Cesar Zuiderwijk new Golden Earring drummer, first show Open Air Festival Aachen July 10, 1970


Aachen\Aken (Germany) Reiterstadion Soers EuroPop Open Air musik Festival, first show with Cesar Zuiderwijk on drums, ticket DM. 15, with Deep Purple, Free, If, Quintessence, Livin' Blues, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Cuby & The Blizzards, attendance 8000 visitors.

Festival review in De Tijd newspaper July 13 1970 mentioned Golden Earring refused to perform if the audience was ordered to stay on the stadium tribunes instead of watching from from the grass in front of the stage. The promotor finally agreed the audience could stand\sit in front of the stage and Golden Earring did perform. The article also mentions the very strict security rules.

Unser Aachen internet website Unser Aachen mentioned about this festival it was the first and last major festival event in Aachen: Das Aachener Europop Festival war wohl das erste Festival in Europa, auf dem man über zwanzig Spitzenbands erleben durfte. Für Aachen war es bis heute das gröβte Musikereignis, das je in Aachen durchgeführt wurde. Meine Erfahrungen in den nächsten Jahrzehnten sollten leider bestätigen, dass Aachen in Bezug auf ein umfangreiches und abwechslungsreiches Konzertangebot leider nur noch Provinz sein wird. Da half leider auch kein Kultursommer, der ja heutzutage auch nicht mehr zwischen Dom und Rathaus veranstaltet wird. Die Musikkaravane macht auch weiterhin leider einen groβen Bogen um Aachen. Nur wenige versuchen mit Einzelangagements zu retten was anscheinend nicht mehr zu retten ist.

Festival poster scan from book Echoes (The complete history of Pink Floyd) thanks to Bart van Alphen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival review De Tijd newspaper July 13 - 1970, Unser Aachen website, festival poster scan from book Echoes (The complete history of Pink Floyd), confirmed show
July 11, 1970

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Munich (Germany) Olympia Eissportstadion am Oberwiesenfeld Euro Pop A-Z musik Festival, show to be checked!

Although Golden Earring was mentioned to perform I believe this show wasn't performed. Fellow researcher Ruud Mols sent me the following info: Hallo Casper, ik ben het festival op 1 juli 1970 in Munchen wat verder gaan onderzoeken. Op onderstaande site staat dat o.a. Golden Earring niet verschenen is op dit festival. Zij stonden wel ingepland volgens deze site. Daar heb ik echter nog geen bewijs van kunnen vinden. Op de bijgevoegde poster staat de Earring niet aangekondigd. Mede door het concert in Aalsmeer op dezelfde datum is dit waarschijnlijk een NO SHOW. Groet, Ruud Mols.

An online internet site mentioned info about performing bands but also a lot of not performing bands: Various sites have great info about this 2 day festival: July 10th: Krokodil [6-6:20 pm] Mighty Baby [6:30-7:30 pm] Status Quo [7:15-7:45 pm] Brinsley Schwarz [8:00-8:30 pm] Hard Meat [8:45-9:15 pm] East Of Eden [9:30-10 pm] Black Sabbath [10:15-11 pm] Edgar Broughton [11:15-12 am] Taste (featuring Rory Gallagher) [12:15-1:15 am] Juicy Lucy [1:30-2:15 pm] Jody Grind [2:30-3 am]. July 11th: Out Of Focus [5:30-6 pm] Van der Graaf Generator [6:15-6:45 pm] Amon Duul II [7-7:30 pm] Atomic Rooster [7:45-8:15 pm] Savoy Brown [8:30-9 pm] Free [9:15-9:45 pm] Steamhammer [10-10:30 pm] Traffic [10:45-11:45 pm] Deep Purple [12-1 am] Black Widow [1-1:45 am] Bronco [2-2:30 am]. [Advertised bands who did NOT appear: Tyrannosaurus Rex (a.k.a. T-Rex), Hardin & York, Keef Hartley, If, Champion Jack Dupree, Quintessence, Caravan, Golden Earring, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World]

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival ad, confirmed date - no show
July 11, 1970 Aalsmeer Oude Veiling - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
July 13, 1970 Den Burg Sarasani - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
July 16, 1970

Golden Earring show ad July 16, 1970 Renesse - De Ark


Golden Earring show ad July 16, 1970 Renesse - De Ark Streeknieuws newspaper


Renesse De Ark Evening show 20 hr, ticket FL. 5 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ads, confirmed show
July 18, 1970 Zelhem Walhalla Birthday Cesar Zuiderwijk, show time unknown, second show on this day?

Fan info: Herinneringen komen weer boven, hier ben ik ook geweest. Wat ik er nog van weet was het volgens mij 's avonds, wat ik zeker weet is dat de Engelse discjockey Robbie Dale in het voorprogramma stond. Frans van Laarhoven.

Source: Fan info, unconfirmed show - unconfirmed date
July 18, 1970

Golden Earring Het Vrije Volk newspaper article July 18, 1970 Rotterdam Lombardijen


Rotterdam Lombardijen C'70 tent Birthday Cesar Zuiderwijk, ticket FL. 5, support act Purple House, show time 20.30 - 22 hr.

Het Vrije Volk newspaper article July 18 1970: Golden Earring in Lombardijen. (van een onzer verslaggevers) ROTTERDAM - In de C'70-tent in Lombardijen davert het vanavond van de popmuziek. Het is de organisatoren gelukt The Golden Earring naar Lombardijen te krijgen welke groep optreedt van half negen tot tien. De entree is vijf gulden, de aanvang acht uur. Behalve The Golden Earring speelt ook de groep Purple House. Het optreden van de Earring is een première voor Nederland van de nieuwe show, die vorige week voor het eerst was te horen op het popfestival in Aken.

Article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Het Vrije Volk newspaper article July 18 1970 Golden Earring in Lombardijen, confirmed show
July 26, 1970

Golden Earring show ad July 26, 1970 Callantsoog - De Garnekuul


Callantsoog De Garnekuul Evening show 19.30 hr, newspaper ad Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ad, confirmed show
July 28, 1970

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Ermelo Dorpshuis Sociëteit Club 16, ticket FL. 6, date calculated from newspaper show review "Golden Earring was in Ermelo" published August 03, 1970.

Newspaper article: Golden Earring naar Ermelo. ERMELO - Het bestuur van Sociëteit Club 16, dat gedurende de zomer iedere week een paar avonden vermaak voor de tienerjeugd organiseert o.a. door diverse meer of minder bekende popgroepen naar de Dorpshal te halen, is er nu in geslaagd voor 28 juli a.s. de wereldbekende Nederlandse groep " Golden Earring" uit te nodigen. "Golden Earring" is zeer kort geleden uit Amerika teruggekeerd en zal reeds donderdag a.s. weer naar Frankrijk vertrekken. Hun "Back Home" staat zeer hoog genoteerd in de Nederlandse Top Tien. De voorverkoop voor deze avond, die vrijdagmorgen reeds bij de firma Posthouwer naast de Dorpshal is gestart, verloopt zeer goed. Voor fl. 6,00 een hele avond de "Golden Earring" te kunnen horen, is een buitenkansje iets dat de tieners van Ermelo en omgeving zich wel bewust zijn.

Article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Schilders Nieuws July 23 1970 newspaper article: Golden Earring naar Ermelo, newspaper review Schilders Nieuws August 03 1970, confirmed show
July 29, 1970 Den Burg (Texel) Sarasani Same as July 13 or second show at this venue? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
July 31, 1970

Golden Earring show Ad July 31, 1970 Renesse - Dancing Apollo


Golden Earring show Ad July 31, 1970 Renesse - Dancing Apollo


Renesse Dancing Apollo Ticket FL. 5, newspaper show review Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode August 04, 1970: Vrijdagavond trad in Apollo de zeer bekende Hollandse beat groep The Golden Earrings op. Reeds uren voor hun optreden stond men voor kaarten in de rij. De zaal was dan ook afgeladen. Heel opmerkelijk was tijdens het optreden het gedrag van de toeschouwers die gedeeltelijk op de grond zittend, gedeeltelijk staand de muziek beluisterden zonder dat een wanklank viel te bespeuren. Natuurlijk steeg het enthousiasme ten top bij de show die de "Earrings" weggaven. Van onrust was echter geen sprake. Dit constateerde ook burgemeester H.P. Everwijn die eens polshoogte van de situatie kwam nemen. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ads, show review Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode August 04, 1970, confirmed show
July/August?, 1970 Apeldoorn Park Berg en Bos Edward Bijl van Duijvenbode mentioned by email: Beste Casper, Ik heb helaas (althans nu nog niet) een bijdrage voor je Golden Earring concertlijst, maar ik heb wel een vraag aan je. Ik zit met collega's in een popquizteam en we wisselen uiteraard nogal wat informatie uit over onze muzikale achtergronden. Ik ben zelf van 1965 en heb altijd 1979 aangehouden als mijn eerste echte concertbezoek, namelijk het concert van XTC in Paradiso, waar ik zowaar een jaar geleden nog wat foto's van vond op internet.

Maar via via ben ik op jouw site terecht gekomen en al kijkend op jouw site herinner ik me ineens dat ik in 1970, waarschijnlijk ergens in juli/augustus met mijn ouders in een vakantiehuisje zat aan de rand van park Berg en Bos in Apeldoorn. Mijn zussen waren toen al fan van de Earring en hadden toen de single Back Home inmiddels in huis. Ik kan me nog donders goed herinneren dat ik toen vanaf het balkon van het vakantiehuisje dit nummer herkende toen ze dit speelden. Mijn zussen mochten namelijk niet naar dat concert van mijn vader en dus waren we "veroordeeld" om vanaf het balkon het concert aan te horen. Vreemde live-ervaring, maar ik kan het me nog als de dag van gisteren herinneren ondanks dat ik nog maar vijf jaar oud was. Kun jij ongeveer aangeven op welke datum dit geweest moet zijn of heb je nog nooit van dit concert gehoord?

Bij voorbaat dank voor een reactie en succes met je site. Met vriendelijke groet, Edward Bijl van Duijvenbode.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed show - unknown date
August x, 1970 Den Haag - Support act Earth and Fire Source: Fan info, unconfirmed show - unknown date
August 01, 1970

Nieuwsblad Midden-Limburg July 24 1970 article Ouverture van de Parkfeesten Helden heet: Golden Earring


Helden Amicitia Ouverture van de Parkfeesten, support act FreeLance, ticket Fl. 5.

Nieuwsblad Midden-Limburg July 24 1970 article Ouverture van de Parkfeesten Helden heet: Golden Earring. De ouverture der Parkfeesten 1970 Helden-Dorp wordt meteen een voltreffer. Zeer gewaardeerde en spontane medewerking der directie van feestzaal "Kubke" maakte het mogelijk dat de opening der Parkfeesten 1970 zou kunnen geschieden door een der meest triomfale Nederlandse Popgroepen de "Golden Earrings". Vooral voor de jeugd van Helden en ongetwijfeld verre omgeving wordt dit uitzonderlijk optreden een festijn waarop de fans in laaiend enthousiasme volledig aan hun trekken komen. In de ban van het fascinerend en spectaculaire hoor- en kijkspel der Earrings zal handenwringend worden genoten van top-hits op dit beat-festijn. Opwindende ervaringen van popmuziek op plaat of band worden nu overschaduwd door het liveoptreden van deze first-class beatband. In extase zullen kenners en genieters smullen van het klank- en showfestijn der Golden Earrings. Het viertal: Rinus, George, Barry en Sieb maakte onlangs een tournee door Amerika even triomfantelijk en succesvol als het optreden in Nederland en andere West-Europese landen. Midden-Limburgse beatfans mogen het wel als een uitzonderlijk voorrecht beschouwen dat de Golden Earrings zaterdagavond 1 augustus in de feesttent der parkfeesten, ingang Kloosterstraat, te beluisteren zullen zijn. Deze groep heeft immers als het ware zijn koffers weer gepakt voor een volgend tournee door Amerika. Na die eerste tournee werd in uitputtende superlatieven in diverse popbladen geschreven over hun grote successen. En nu zal daaraan een nieuw succes worden toegevoegd wanneer zaterdagavond honderden jongelui in bewondering zullen genieten van de machtige warreling van klanken uit gitaren en dwarsfluit, elektronisch orgel en drums alsook van gouden stemgeluiden. Ter afwisseling kan men de eveneens bekende "Freelance" popgroep beluisteren die tussendoor in de feesttent zal optreden. Wie zeker wil zijn van een plaats kan nu reeds reserveren bij feestzaal Kubke, Molenstraat Helden, telefoon 04760-1372. De entreeprijs bedraagt Fl 5,-. Dus u weet het: bij de opening der Parkfeesten in Helden, zaterdag 1 augustus 19.30 uur, podium vrij voor de "Golden Earrings".

Article scan thanks to Ruud Mols! Article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Nieuwsblad Midden-Limburg July 24 1970 article, confirmed show
August 03, 1970

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Sneek Amicitia 2 shows in one day (20 & 23 hr), support act Corporation Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Leeuwarder Courant 1970-08-08, confirmed shows
August 08, 1970

Golden Earring Gorredijk concert ad Leeuwarder Courant August 07, 1970


Golden Earring Gorredijk show photo Leeuwarder Courant


Gorredijk De Skâns With support act, evening show 19.30 hr Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring show Leeuwarder Courant 1970-08-07, confirmed show
August 11, 1970

Golden Earring show ad Renesse - De Ark August 11, 1970


Golden Earring show ad Renesse - De Ark August 11, 1970


Renesse De Ark

Newspaper ads thanks to Ruud Mols and Walter Beilo!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ads, confirmed show
August 15, 1970

Golden Earring show article Het Vrije Volk - Twee Nederlandse popgroepen gaan naar Helgoland


Helgoland (Germany) Nordseehalle Pop & Beat Koncert Festival with With Pan, Golden Earring, Gluntan, Carriage Company, Slade, Knut Kiesewetter and his Kay Kays, Made In Sweden, Right Across My Bed. Live radio broadcast for Radio Nordland.

Het Vrije Volk newspaper article July 03 1970: MUZIEKFESTIVAL OP DUITS EILAND TWEE NEDERLANDSE POPGROEPEN GAAN NAAR HELGOLAND. Van onze verslaggever ALE VAN DIJK HILVERSUM - Twee popgroepen en twee discjockeys zullen tussen 27 juli en 15 augustus Nederland en de NOS vertegenwoordigen op 'n groots opgezet muziekfestival dat op het Duitse Noordzee-eiland Helgoland wordt gehouden. De NOS-radio zal vanaf het festival in totaal acht rechtstreekse programma's van een uur lengte via Hilversum 3 uitzenden. De popgroepen die naar Helgoland gaan zijn Cuby and the Blizzards uit het Drentse Grollo en Golden Earring uit Den Haag. Als discjockeys gaan Eddy Becker (VARA en NCRV) en Felix Meurders (NOS en KRO) naar Helgoland. De Nord-Deutsche Rundfunk zal gedurende de festival-weken een semi-permanente glazen studio bouwen. De badgasten op het Noordzee-eiland kunnen artiesten en discjockeys van buiten af aan het werk zien. De popgroepen zullen in het weekeinde optreden. Het muziekfestival heeft de naam "Radio Nordring Helgoland" meegekregen. De afdeling "lichte muziek" van zeven radio-stations uit 7 landen die aan de Noordzee grenzen, werken er aan mee. Zij vormen - onder auspiciën van de Europese Radio Unie - het samenwerkingsverband NORDRING. In de afgelopen jaren heeft Nordring gedurende de zomermaanden steeds talrijke manifestaties georganiseerd. Tot nu toe gingen de radio-stations in de zomermaanden met eigen artiesten bij elkaar op bezoek. Ook Scheveningen heeft in het verleden als eens bezoek van een Nordring-show gehad. De drieweekse manifestatie op Helgoland is een volledig nieuwe opzet van de activiteiten van het samenwerkingsverband. De zeven radio-stations die de Nordring vormen zijn: de BBC (Engeland), BRT (België), NDR (West Duitsland), de Deense, Noorse en Zweedse radio en de NOS. Een aantal van deze stations zal tussen 27 juli en 25 augustus vrijwel dagelijks rechtstreekse uitzendingen vanaf Helgoland uitzenden. De NOS neemt alleen uitzendingen over op 30 juli, 31 juli en op 1, 6, 7, 8,13 en 14 augustus. Het eerste en laatste weekeinde is discjockey Eddy Becker op Helgoland, het middelste weekeinde zal Felix Meurders voor zijn rekening nemen. De mogelijkheid bestaat, dat een dergelijk muziekfestival volgend jaar ergens aan de kust van Nederland wordt opgezet. Er zijn besprekingen over nog grotere samenwerking gaande.

Newspaper article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Internet websites, Het Vrije Volk newspaper article July 03 1970, Slade fan info, confirmed show
August 21, 1970
Bilzen (Belgium) - Jazz Bilzen festival, 7000 visitors. During this festival Golden Earring decided not to perform as they had to use other than their own equipment (The at the Jazz Bilzen festival present Davoli equipment didn't seem well enough for Golden Earring.) The band cashed in their fee although they didn't perform. Later on in 1973 the band performed in Bilzen to make up for this no show. Other acts on the bill were The Kinks and Black Sabbath.

Check out YouTube video Tienerklanken tv program. In this video another band who already performed mentioned the following: Interviewer: I heard The Golden Earring are going off because of the gear that's put up on here. Artists: Well, it's not that bad, you know. We had problems with the P.A. allright, and also the bass are quite a trouble they were going off and on. If you use your own equipment you know how to use it, you know. When you are using somebody elses you let them set all the controls you know. You are can't get your own sound. your music. O no the public were terrific. Thousands of people You can't please everybody....They come to see a pop group, they have come to see rock groups. You can't please everybody....".

Freddy Haayen mentioned The Kinks performed on their own equipment as well, when Golden Earring was refused to use their own gear Golden Earring management and band decided not to perform at Jazz Bilzen 1970...

Info found at www.memoire60-70.be website: En Août 1970, lors de la sixième édition du Bilzen festival, le groupe hollandais Golden Earring avait refusé de monter sur scène. En cause : son obligation de devoir jouer sur le matériel d'amplification de marque Davoli, mis à leur disposition. Le manager du groupe avait invoqué que le groupe avait consacré des années à se façonner un son totalement perso et qu'il n'était donc pas question de jouer sur un matériel qu'il estimait de piètre qualité. Mais les organisateurs avaient refusé. Le manager de Golden Earring s'empressa alors de se rendre auprès du caissier pour encaisser le cachet. Inattentif, ce dernier règla rubis sur l'ongle sans se rendre compte que le groupe n'avait pas rempli son contrat. Les musiciens, pendant ce temps, repassaient la frontière.

7000 JAZZFANS IN BILZEN BILZEN, 22 aug. Het jazz- en vooral popfestival van Bilzen verloopt ongeveer volgens programma. Er waren gisteravond 7000 fans bijeen op de drassige weiden aan de rand van het dorp. Hoewel in de vroege avond één "geflipte tripper" kon worden waargenomen houden de gasten zich voornamelijk op de been met bier en friet. De sfeer is redelijk ook al door de totale afwezigheid van politie op het terrein en het onopvallend optreden van de uitstekende organisatie. Er waren alleen wat moeilijkheden met de Nederlandse groep The Golden Earring, die uitsluitend met de eigen geluidsinstallatie wilde optreden. De organisatoren gaven daar na enige discussie toestemming voor.

Article typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Tienerklanken Jazz Bilzen 1970 YouTube video, confirmed date - no show
August 22, 1970

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Tiel Festival Outdoor Festival - On The River Waal: Golden Earring (around 11 pm), The Wild Angels (UK) , Black Sabbath, Arthur Brown and The Gass (around 1:30 am), The Kinks, Cat Stevens, The Dream, May Blitz (didn't perform), Bismarck (didn't perform), Concert review Polygoon Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, internet website, fan info, Het Vrije Volk newspaper announcement and review, Polygoon journaal, confirmed show
September 10, 1970

Golden Earring show announcement Hamburger Abendblatt September 10 1970 Hamburg - Stadtpark


Hamburg (Germany) Freilichtbühne Stadtpark Open Air Concert, Ticket DM. 5.

POP-Konzert mit schmucken Köpfen. Im "Zeichen des Kopfschmucks" steht das Open Air Concert heute um 19 Uhr auf der Freilichbühne des Stadtparks. Zu den Haarkünsten von Pop-Friseur Nr.1 Simon Presley, wird passenderweise die niederländische Rock-Gruppe "Golden Earring" ("Goldener Ohrring") klimpern. Das Eintrittsgeld beträgt wieder fünf Mark. Für das nächste Freiluft-Konzert am Donnerstag, 17. September, erwarten die Veranstalter die "Greatest Show on Earth" ("Gröβte Schau der Welt") im Stadtpark.

Article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement Hamburger Abendblatt September 10 1970, confirmed show
Summer 1970?
Neumünster (Germany) Holstenhalle Ticket DM. 5.

Hi Casper! One concert from summer 1970 is missing on your website. It was a little rock festival in the Holstenhalle, city of Neumünster, Northern Germany.
The bands:
1. SPQR, local heroes from city of Rendsburg near Neumünster.
2. Frumpy (Hamburg) with famous Inga Rumpf. One of their early concerts, Frumpy was just founded (Winter 69/70)
3. Juicy Lucy, UK, rhythm 'n' blues; another one-hit-wonder with "Who do you love"
4. Golden Earring.

Juicy Lucy had a lousy equipment and the roadies repaired in the middle of playing the mic for the sax.

Golden Earring played minimum 2 1/2 hours, but I think it took longer. Finally the Stadtwerke Neumünster (public services) turned off the electricity in the Holstenhalle!!! Completely!! At 1 or 2 o clock in the night. I know it exactly - it was my very first rock concert ( then aged 15)! The exact date is unknown. Keep on rockin', Winni from Kiel

Info thanks to Winni Bartnick!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, German fan info, unconfirmed show - unknown date
September 19, 1970

Internet information about Golden Earring performance September 19 1970 at Spirit of Freedom popfestival


Rotterdam Ahoy Spirit of Freedom popfestival, with Keef Hartley, Gracious, Greatest Show On Earth, Supersister, Group 1850, After Tea, Daddy Long Legs and Montezuma. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper festival announcement, confirmed show
October 31, 1970

Internet information about Golden Earring performance October 31, 1970 Wuppertal (Germany)


Wuppertal (Germany) Stadthalle Attendance over 2000 visitors, support act Apple Pie. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, internet info, confirmed show
November 01, 1970

Newspaper announcement Festival Bremen with Golden Earring performance November 01 1970


Festival poster Bremen with Golden Earring performance November 01 1970


Bremen (Germany) Stadthalle International (two day) Festival, with Free, Frumpy, Edgar Broughton, Uriah Heep, Witthüser Westrup, Ekseption, Alexis Korner and many more, ticket DM. 12,50 (one day) or DM. 19 (two days)

Newspaper article: ...und noch ein Festival. Daβ immer noch nicht genug Veranstalter auf den Bauch gefallen sind, beweist das muntere Treiben zweier Undergroundler, die am 31. Oktober und 1. November zu einem Internationalen Festival in de Stadhalle Bremen laden. Wie es heiβt sollen "Free", "Spooky Tooth", "Uriah Heep" und " Edgar Broughton" noch nicht abgesagt haben. Auβerdem kündigen die Veranstalter Gruppen wie "Golden Earring", Cravinkel", Bronco" und "Ekseption" an. Karten kosten 12,50 oder 19 mark (für 2 Tage) an den bekannten Vorverkaufstellen.

Article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

From a Uriah Heep fan I received info this festival might have been cancelled or at least several bands didn't perform! More info wanted whether this festival show actually was performed!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article, 1970 poster scan, confirmed date - unconfirmed show
November 08, 1970

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Lüdenscheid (Germany) Schützenhalle Deutscher Record Beat Show, with Cuby & the Blizzards, Clover Leaf, Jeronimo. Attendance 1600 visitors. Show might be the mentioned Albino Moon website January 23 1971 show but probably not performed at that specified date.

Ludenscheid Schutzenhalle Der Reidemeister (19701118) Überschäumende Besteigerung, Protest, Generationenkonflikte und das Erlebnis der Grenzen des Machbaren: Alle diese Akspekte muss man in Blick haben, wenn man die Erwartungshaltung und die Atmosphäre um dar Konzertereignis, das in der Stadt Lüdescheid für den 8 Dezember 1970 nun angekündigt wurde, verstehen will.

Genau einen Monat vorher, am Sontag, 8 November, konnten die Lüdenscheider Jugendlichen einen Vorgeschmack davon erfahren. Schumann hatte für diesen Tag in Zusammenarbeit mit Radio Luxemburg die Premiere van dessen "Deutscher Record-Beat-Show" näch Lüdenscheid geholt, die am diesem Tag durch mehrere Städte tourte, In der Schützenhalle begrüΒte Oberbürgermeister Erwin Welke, de Schumanns Unternehmungen stets positiv gegenüberstand, das aus 1600 Menschen bestehende Publikum. Besonder Beachtung fand die niederländsche Rockband "Golden Earring", die währende des fünfstündigen Progamms neben den schon bekannten "Jeronimo" sowie weiteren Gruppen aus Holland spielte ("Cuby and the Blizzards" und "Clover Leaf"). " Die Bühne bebte, die Fans johlten, Gitarristen und Drummer entrissen ihren Instrumenten neue Furiosi" so hieΒ es sprachlich etwas gewagt in den "Lüdenscheider Nachrichten", welche allerdings auch den veränderten Geschmack der elektrisierten Menge feststellte: "Im gleichen Maβe, wie kulturellen Veranstaltungen gelegentlich mit eisigem Desinteresse begegnet wird, erwärmt sich bekanntlich die Masse der Jugendlicheb für Beat-Shows und Pop-Festivals. Die Zeit des Beat-Gesanges scheint jedoch tot zu sein: Die Bands schalten um auf progessive Musik, die Instrumente dominieren."

Show info and article scan thanks to Ruud Mols. Article text typed in by and thanks to Joop Schutte!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
November 14, 1970

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Langelsheim (Germany) Beatclub - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 1970 guestbook sign internet info, confirmed show
November 14, 1970

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Hamburg (Gifhorn?) (Germany) Stadthalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
(Probably) December, 1970 Hamburg (Germany) Beat club "Top-Ten" Fee 3000 DM, at least performed Eight Miles High, show with Cesar (November or probably December 1970 show?) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, German Bravo magazine #52 December 21, 1970
November 19, 1970

de Tijd newspaper article Golden Earring aan de top November 18, 1970 Melick - Gemeenschapshuis


Hilversum Club Scaramouche Golden Earring received a Golden Album for their record Golden Earring (also known as Wall Of Dolls amongst fans because of the album front cover with dolls)

De Tijd newspaper article November 18 1970: Golden Earring aan de top. The Golden Earring heeft het predikaat eerste groep van Nederland verdiend. Sinds vijf jaar werd onafgebroken een stroom van hits geproduceerd. Met Back Home staat de groep al weken aan de top, er gingen al meer dan 35.000 van de laatste lp over de toonbank.

De gouden plaat die hiermee is verdiend, wordt de Golden Earring op 19 november in de discotheek Scaramouche in Hilversum uitgereikt door tv-regisseur Bob Rooyens. Muziek van The Golden Earring ligt thans vast op veertien plaatjes en zeven lp's. De groep maakte twee keer een toernee door Amerika. Een derde trip ligt in het verschiet. Op 12 december zal The Golden Earring in het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam een golden album concert verzorgen, waarbij ook de Engelse groep Coloseum optreedt.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, De Tijd newspaper article November 18 1970 "Golden Earring aan de top", confirmed date - no show
November 22, 1970

Golden Earring show ticket November 22, 1970 Melick - Gemeenschapshuis


Newspaper announcement Golden Earring show November 22, 1970 Melick - Gemeenschapshuis


Melick Gemeenschapshuis Support act Bag, promotor Jeugdsoos Don Quichotte, show time 18 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper announcement, ticket scan, confirmed show
November 27, 1970

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Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Support act Just Music.

Newspaper article Golden Earring vanavond in gehoorzaal.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper announcement, confirmed show
November 29, 1970

Golden Earring show announcement Veghel - De Blauwe Kei November 29, 1970


Veghel Blauwe Kei Popfestival Veghel with Golden Earring, Blue Planet, Zip Fastening, Sort-out, Royal Express Dico show International. Ticket Fl. 5.

Show announcement thanks to Charles van Waalwijk!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show announcement, confirmed show
December 04, 1970 Schiedam Zaal Arcade Support act Summer Breeze Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show announcement scan, confirmed show
December 07, 1970

Golden Earring show ticket#445 December 07, 1970 Berlin - Dachluke


Berlin\Berlijn (Germany) Dachluke Ticket DM 4. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
December 11, 1970

Golden Earring show poster December 11 1970 Breda - HetTurfschip


Breda Het Turfschip Support act The Man, Ticket Presale FL. 6,75/Venue FL. 7.50, Promotor Rob Charles. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster photo, confirmed show
December 12, 1970

Golden Earring show poster Amsterdam - Congresgebouw 1970


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Amsterdam Concertgebouw With Colosseum (double headliner), show started at midnight (night concert) setlist.

Volkskrant newspaper December 14, 1970 show review: Golden Earring zweept zaal op.

De Tijd newspaper December 14 1970 show review: Massief gitaargeweld van Golden Earring.

Volkskrant newspaper December 14, 1970 show review: Golden Earring zweept zaal op. (Page 7)

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster picture, Volkskrant newspaper December 14 1970 show review, De Tijd newspaper December 14 1970 show review, Telegraaf newspaper December 14, 1970 show review, Golden Earring fanzine October 1975, confirmed show
December 18?, 1970
Druten Sporthal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, date bit uncertain - confirmed show
December 27, 1970 Vlagtwedde Hotel Beijering Support act Les Chevaux Noirs, evening show 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper show ad, confirmed show
xxx, 1970 Lage Zwaluwe Stadsgehoorzaal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fanclub magazine 1993-4 info, page 5

Golden Earring show poster Amsterdam - Congresgebouw 1970


Concerts 1971 City Venue Info Source\Status
January 01, 1971

Golden Earring show photo January 01, 1971 Arnhem - Music Sacrum


Arnhem Musis Sacrum Fan reported this show: "Ik was er bij. Greets, Kees van der Have", newspaper review "Musis knettergek met de Earring", support act Moan, attendance 1000 visitors, at least performed: Eight Miles High (35 minute version!) and I'm Going To Send My Pigeons To The Sky. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper review, confirmed show
January 02, 1971
Nijmegen De Vereeniging Support act Black Mail Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper review, confirmed show
January 03, 1971

Golden Earring show ad January 03, 1971 Maastricht - Berchmans


Maastricht Berchmans Date probably 1971, but poster only mentions Sunday January 03 and location. More info wanted! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, poster on internet auction
January 09, 1971
Unknown city Unknown venue Fan mentioned he has seen Golden Earring on this date. More info wanted! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed date and show
January 16, 1971

Golden Earring show ad January 16, 1971 Heerenveen - Schouwburg


Heerenveen Schouwburg Evening show 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcements, fan info, confirmed show
January 23, 1971
Lüdenscheid (Germany) Schützenhalle Show mentioned at Albino Moon website but probably not performed at this specified date. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed show - probably not performed
January 27, 1971

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Lüdenscheid (Germany) Parktheater Support act Autumn Decease. This show was mentioned at Lüdenscheider website which makes it almost certain this show was performed at this specified date. Please note there is other info for a show at Lüdenscheid on January 23 1971. The show at that date is probably faulty.

Show info as researched by Ruud Mols: Hallo Casper, ondanks dat ik vandaag moest werken heb ik tussendoor even een zoekopdracht aan Google gegeven met weer een leuk resultaat. Ben dat nu vanavond even verder uit aan het zoeken. Ik kwam uit bij een blad Der Reidemeister uit 2012. Daarin stond een stukje over een concert van Deep Purple. Daarbij werden ook 2 concerten van de Earring met datum genoemd.

08-11-1970 Lüdenscheid - Schützenhalle - Deutscher Record Beat Show - Cuby & the Blizzards, Clover Leaf, Jeronimo.
27-01-1971 Lüdenscheid - Parktheater - support act Autumn Decease.

Nog even verder gezocht en vond op een site nog een stukje van een krantenkop waar ook een foto van de Earring te zien is. De Earring wordt verder niet genoemd in het artikel.

Met bovenstaande info is er echter één datum die weer een vraag wordt en wel 23-1-1971. Die datum is afkomstig van onderstaande link. http://www.albinomoon.de/show-me/1000-faces/1642-brigitte-lehmann-bibi Kortom er is nog genoeg uit te zoeken!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
January 29, 1971
Nieuwenhagen Bar Dancing Soho Planned concert, but cancelled due to German tour according to newspaper article.

Anecdote on Facebook about this show from Henk Schaakxs (Golden Earring fan and Bloody Buccaneers guitarist): Henk meets Kooy. Het is september 1971 en de Earring speelt in Nieuwenhagen (nu Landgraaf). Ik ben 15 en mag nog geen brommer rijden.... Dus ik op mijn brommer haha (merk "The Hague") naar Dancing Soho. Holy Holy Life is de actuele hit en ik was al een héél jaar helemaal gek van de Golden Earring. Het eerste singeltje dat ik een jaar eerder van hen gekocht heb vertoont inmiddels 50 tinten grijs. Bij aankomst bij het kleine zaaltje zie ik dat het podium propvol staat met allerlei apparatuur en naar mijn gevoel duurt het een eeuwigheid voordat de bandleden eindelijk het podium beklimmen. Vlak voor Song Of A Devil's Servant laat het orgel het afweten en terwijl Rinus nog verwoede pogingen doet om het logge apparaat alsnog aan de praat te krijgen, trakteert Barry het publiek op een schunnige mop over een meisje dat in een weiland in slaap was gevallen... Ruim twee uurtjes later stap ik weer op mijn Puch en ondanks dat het buiten behoorlijk afgekoeld is, houdt mijn hoofd mij nog lang warm van de opwinding dat ik dé Golden Earring in het echt had gezien!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement, fan info, confirmed date - no show
February 26, 1971
Vuist van Duys TV show, 101th broadcast - Edison Award given to Golden Earring by show host Willem Duys. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan internet, confirmed event
March 20, 1971

Golden Earring show announcement March 20, 1971 Sappemeer - Centrum Theater


Sappemeer Centrum Theater Evening show 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, newspaper announcement, fan info, confirmed show
March 28, 1971

Golden Earring show ad (Oberkasseler Zeitung 1971-03-27) March 27 1971 show Bonn (Germany) - Beethovenhalle


Bonn (Germany) Beethovenhalle Radio Luxemburg Record - Beatshow.

Radio Luxemburg kommt nach Bonn. Record - Beatshow mit Golden Earring, Oozy Brain, Popformation, Diskjockey Oliver Sascha und Peter Koelewijn. Eine veranstaltung des Stadtjugendringes in zusammenarbeit mit dem Jugendamt Bonn. Sonntag 28 Marz, in der Beethovenhalle rest of text to be added!

Newspaper scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper event ad, confirmed show
March 26, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket March 26, 1971 Amersfoort - Grand Theatre ticket courtesy Hans Koele


Golden Earring show photo March 26, 1971 Amersfoort - Grand Theatre ticket courtesy Hans Koele


Amersfoort Grand Theatre Support act Ernie Vann, tickets Fl. 12.50\10\7,50, attendance 700 visitors, incomplete setlist: Back Home - Holy Holy Life - Move It (originally by Cliff Richard) - Song Of A Devil's Servant.

Ticket scan courtesy Hans Koele.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, fan info, show review unknown newspaper April 27 1971, confirmed show
April ??, 1971
Apeldoorn Popcultureel centrum Orpheus Support act Ernie Vann. Newspaper show review: "Golden Earring": aardig avondje kilowatts. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, http://waterloostation.nl online article, newspaper show review, exact date unknown - confirmed show
April 02, 1971 Amersfoort Grand Theatre Planned date as mentioned in newspaper but show was actually performed on March 26, 1971 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement, fan info, confirmed date - no show
April 15, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket_138 April 15 1971 show Hamburg (Germany) - Audimax


Hamburg (Germany) Audi Max Ticket mentioned "Golden Earrings" (misspelled band name), ticket 6,5 DM.

Ticket scan thanks to Aart van Grootheest!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
April 25, 1971

Golden Earring show poster April 25 1971 show Zweibruecken (Germany) - Festhalle


Zweibrücken (Germany) Festhalle Support act Tyburn Tall, one of three Golden Earring shows mentioned in Tyburn Tall discography file on German Rock website.

Show poster found online at www.popdom.de website by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, German Rock website, www.popdom.de website, fan info, show poster photo, confirmed show
April 27, 1971
Zuidlaren Prins Bernhardhoeve Tweener Expo'71, evening show, ticket FL. 5. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scans internet, confirmed show
April 28, 1971
Speyer (Germany) Venue unknown Support act Tyburn Tall, one of three Golden Earring shows mentioned in Tyburn Tall discography file on German Rock website. Exact dates unknown but before May 1971. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, German Rock website, unknown date - confirmed show
April ?, 1971
Landau (Germany) Venue unknown Support act Tyburn Tall, one of three Golden Earring shows mentioned in Tyburn Tall discography file on German Rock website. Exact dates unknown but before May 1971. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, German Rock website, unknown date - confirmed show
April 28, 1971

Newspaper article from 2017 about April 28 1971 show Speyer (Germany)


Speyer (Germany\Duitsland) Speyerer Stadthalle Support act Tyburn Tall, attendance about 1100 visitors.

Fan info Ruud Mols April 2020: Hallo Casper, vandaag vond ik in een artikel van Die Rheinpfalz gegevens over een concert in 1971. Het concert zou op 28-04-1971 zijn geweest met een toeschouweraantal van 1100. Het voorprogramma was Tyburn Tall zoals al via een andere bron gevonden. In het artikel uit 2017 wordt een oproep gedaan aan bezoekers van het concert om herinneringen te delen via facebook op Die Rheinpfalz. Die heb ik helaas nog niet gevonden. Maar al met al toch wel weer een leuke aanvulling! groet, Ruud.

Querflöte und Liebe mit Radar.

Mit dem Gütesiegel "Älteste Rockgruppe der Niederlande" darf sich die Band Golden Earring schmëcken, die am 28 April 1971 damalichen Berichten zufolge 1100 Zuschauer in die Speyerer Stadthalle lockte. Allerdings nicht allein: Om Vorprogramm traten die Lokalmatadoren Tyburn Tall auf, deren teilweise Wiedervereinigung unter dem Namen 'Rock Sündikat' kurz bevorsteht (wir berichteten in der Ausgabe vom 11 April). Der extrem harte und laute Rock der Niederlande habe die meisten der jugendlichen Zuhörer sofort fasziniert, hiess es seinerzeit in der Konzertberichterstattung. Die rede ist unter anderem von einer "sehr gut gespielten Querflöte" mit Halleffekt, "verzerrtem Gesang" und "rasendem Slagzeugsolo". Den Musikern wird volles Engagement bescheinigt. Konzerthöhepunkte seien die Stücke Back Home und Holy Holy gewesen - gemeint war wohl der 1971er-hit Holy Holy Life. 1961 hatten Gitarrist George Kooymans und Bassist Rinus Gerritsen als Teenager in Den Haag die Formation Tornadoes gegründet. Weil kurz darauf eine englische Gruppe unter dem gleichen Namen Erfolge feierte, anderten sie ihren Namen nach einern Lied von Marlene Dietrich in Golden Earrings und später Golden Earring. 1967 ersetzte der Sänger und Flötist Barry Hay den bisherigen Frontmann. So stand mit im, Kooymans, Gerritsen uns Slagzeuger Cesar Zuiderwijk 1971 in Speyer die Besetzung auf der Bühne, die noch heute Golden Earring bildet. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt hatten die Niederländer sich stillistisch vom psychedelischen Rock hin zum Hardrock entwickelt. Nach einer Tournee im Vorprogramm von The Who gelang der Band 1973 mit der single Radar Love ihr grösster kommerzieller Erfolg, der heute als Standard des Classic Rock gilt. Die Holländer tourten in den 70er Jahren zusammen mit internationalen Stars und liessen ihrerseits Gruppen wie Kiss und Aerosmith in ihrem eigenen Vorprogramm auftreten. Mit dem Song Twilight Zone schafften sie 1982 noch einen weiteren Hit, bevor es zumindest in Deutschland ruhiger un sie wurde. In ihrer Heimat dagegen blieben sie weiter im Geschäft, wenn auch nicht durchgehend auf hohem kommerziellen Niveau. Dennoch gelang ihmen mit dem vor fünf Jahren veröffentlichten Album Tits 'n' Ass' ihr neunter Platz eins seit 1969 in den niederländischer Albumcharts. Heute und morgen Abend stehen Golden Earring in Rotterdam auf der Konzertbühne. Den Sommer hindurch spielens ie auf niederländischen Festivals und am 19.Juli beim Zeltspektakel im schwabischen Winterbach. Der Jahresabschluss ist für den 9. Dezember in der grossten Konzertarena der Niederlande, dem Amsterdamer Ziggo Dome mit 17.000 zuschauern, geplant. KONTAKT - Jetzt sind Sie gefragt, liebe Leserinnen und Leser: Waren Sie bei diesem Konzert dabei? Verbinden Sie eine Erinnerung mit Golden Earring? Und wer sollte Ihrer Meinung nach unbedingt einmal (oder viellicht auch nog einmal) in Speyer auftreten? - Schreiben Sie uns doch mal unter der E-Mail-Adresse redspe@rheinpfalz.de unter dem Betreft "Rock'n'Roll" oder auf Facebook. Die spannendsten Beiträge greifen wir im Laufe unserer Serie auf.

Info thanks to Ruud Mols! Article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Die Rheinpfalz newspaper article April 18 2017, confirmed show
April 30, 1971

Original show photo scan George Kooymans April 30, 1971 Haarlem - Concertgebouw


Haarlem Concertgebouw Original show photo George Kooymans taken during this show and sold at Aalsmeer 1971 show. Scan once published on Catawiki website. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, original show photo scan George Kooymans, confirmed show
May 01 or 02, 1971

Golden Earring show announcement Burgerwelzijn newspaper SintAmandsberg (Belgium) May 01 or May 02 1971


Sint-Amandsberg (Belgium) Sportpaleis Bateas 4e Popfestival, other acts to be added once more info is found about this show. Ticket BF 100 presale.

Burgerwelzijn Newspaper annoucement April 22 1971 thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Burgerwelzijn newspaper annoucement, unconfirmed show - exact date unknown
May 01, 1971

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Kaiserslautern (Germany) Neue Halle am Messeplatz With guest Tyburn Tall. Ticket DM 5. Show time 18 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, confirmed show
May 21, 1971
Hilversum Avro Studio Original broadcast date for Golden Earring TV special, this broadcast was postponed to June 06 1971 due to Europa Cup II tv broadcast of the match Real Madrid - Liverpool.Newspaper Nieuwsblad van Het Noorden June 04 1971 info: 'Golden Earring op AVRO televisie'.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Nieuwsblad van Het Noorden June 04 1971, confirmed date - no show
May 27, 1971
Hamburg (Germany) Stadtpark Support act Ikarus, ticket DM. 5, Fan info: Hi Casper! I came across your website and saw that you do not mention this show: Golden Earring live at Stadtpark, Hamburg, May 27th 1971. I have a recording of this show too. It is obviously a different show than the Hamburg 72 bootleg, different setlist. I was given the original reel to reel by the taper in 1998, and have transferred it to CD. The date was not on the reel to reel itself, but there was a newspaper clipping in the box, announcing the show, and it said May 27th 1971. Unfortunately I can't find that one right now. I am no Earring specialist, but others who know better confirmed this to be a 1971 show. Here is the setlist: The Loner, Flute introduction-->Jam, Song Of A Devil's Servant, You're Better Off Free, Jangalene /Drum Solo, See See, I'm Gonna Send My Pigeons To The Sky / 8 Miles High Jam Bass Solo / Pigeons (continued), Back Home (cut) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article, confirmed show
May 29, 1971

Golden Earring festival poster May 29, 1971 Wetzikon (Germany) - Eishalle


Wetzikon (Zürich) (Switzerland) Eishalle Pop-Monster'71 festival, with Deep Purple, Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co, Jeronimo, Krokodil, Duffy, Trust, Internet source: Deep Purple fan site, promotor C&S Agency Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, festival poster info, confirmed show
May 29 or 30 or probably 31, 1971

Golden Earring festival poster May 29, 1971 Wetzikon (Germany) - Eishalle


Langelsheim (Germany) Beatclub Langelsheim Freedom Festival. More info wanted about this show! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed show - exact date unknown
June 06, 1971
Hilversum AVRO, Nederland 1 TV broadcast Broadcast date for Golden Earring TV special, the original broadcast was May 21 1971 but then postponed due to Europa Cup II tv broadcast of the match Real Madrid - Liverpool.Newspaper Nieuwsblad van Het Noorden June 04 1971 info: 'Golden Earring op AVRO televisie'.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Nieuwsblad van Het Noorden June 04 1971, Leeuwarder Courant June 04 1971, confirmed date - no show
June 08, 1971
Kaunitz (Germany) Ostwestfalenhalle Headliner Status Quo Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, giglist Status Quo website, confirmed show
June 15, 1971

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Rozenburg Open Air Open Air Popfestival jubileum VV Rozenburg Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, confirmed show
June 20, 1971

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Aalsmeer De Oude Veiling Ticket FL. 7. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, newspaper article, confirmed show
June 21, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket June 21 1971 Weesp - POC


Weesp POC POC soos, ticket FL. 6,50.

Ticket scan thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
June 27, 1971

Golden Earring show review Woluwe Shopping Centre (Belgium)


Woluwé (Belgium) Woluwé Shopping center Free show at shopping mall, newspaper show review "Golden Earring revient!" to be added soon!

Check out the amazing website about Rock in Belgium! Golden Earring in Belgium 1971!


Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper show review "Golden Earring revient!", confirmed show
July 03, 1971

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Sittard Stadsschouwburg Support act Ernie Vann Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article Limburgs Dagblad June 21, 1971, confirmed show
July 04, 1971 Den Haag Openluchttheater Zuiderpark Fan review Henk Westrik: Mijn eerste Earring concert was in 1971 (achteraf weet ik niet waarom het zo lang duurde voordat ik ze live ging zien, was toen toch al 20 :-). Het was begin juli, moet vlak na 2 juli zijn geweest, toen ging mijn oma dood en het kostte mij wel wat overredingskracht om naar het concert te kunnen gaan, ik denk zaterdag 3 juli in ieder geval in het Zuiderpark. Grasveld, wat banken, slootje en een plek waar opgetreden kon worden, geen echte 'stage' als ik mij goed herinner. Flinke torens met versterkers links en rechts naast het drumstel, Hammond prominent midden voor ik denk voor She Flies On Strange Wings, George op zo'n Coral (?) electrische 12 snarige voor 8mh/Pigeons (één van de 2 nummers of beide), Holy Holy Life, Jangalene.... wie weet de playlist??? Henk Westrik Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
July 06, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket July 06, 1971 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Oststadthalle


Golden Earring show photo Karlsruhe (Germany) July 06, 1971 by Karlheinz Ruder


Image not yet available - to be added soon! Golden Earring show photo Karlsruhe (Germany) July 06, 1971 by Karlheinz Ruder


Karlsruhe (Germany) Oststadthalle Messeplatz 2 support acts: Prussic Acid and second is unknown, ticket DM 6,50.

Hello, I have some selfmade pictures from this concert, the ticket and the original poster for your Website. Regards from Germany, Karlheinz Ruder. Thank you Karlheinz!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, show poster photo, fan info, actual show photo's, confirmed show
July 09, 1971

Golden Earring poster July 09, 1971 Festival Berlin (Germany) - Sportpalast


Image not yet available - to be added soon!


Berlin (Germany) Sportpalast Festival with Mungo Jerry, Shocking Blue and Golden Earring, ticket DM 10. Promotor Dieter Kanthack Konzertproduktion. Rock In Berlin Site.

Info thanks to Bernd M. Radowicz!

Poster scan thanks to Micky Waue!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rock in Berlin website info, newspaper article, show poster, confirmed show
July 10, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket#1723 July 10 1971 Hamburg (Germany) - Ernst Merck Halle


Hamburg (Germany) Ernst Merck Halle Festival with Shocking Blue, headliner Mungo Jerry, ticket DM 11.

Ticket scan thanks to Aart van Grootheest!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, fan info, confirmed show
July 14, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket#1723 July 14 1971 Mannheim (Germany) - Eisstadion


Mannheim (Germany) Eisstadion Promotor Music House in cooperation with Red Bullet Productions, ticket DM. 7.

Ebay ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols and Tonny Steenhagen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, fan info, confirmed show
July 16, 1971
Meschede (Germany) Schützenhalle Support act unknown but reported as very bad by attending fan, ticket DM. ?, evening show starting time 19hr.

Show info Rüdiger Schirmer: Hello Casper, I've just crossed through your Golden Earring Tourside, which is great. Thanks for the whole stuff, it's quite interesting to me. When I looked at the tourdates, I missed my very first Earring Concert. I was deeply impressed that evening and have been a great Fan of the Band since then. The Concert took place on July 16 1971 at a location called "Schützenhalle" in the town of Meschede, Germany. I crossed through my old Notice Books the other night and there it was . Time of entry was 7 p.m. I remember the Support Band, whose name I forgot, was so bad, they began throwing bottles and things on stage. But Earring played a Concert that night, I remembered all my life. I’ve seen the Band round a dozen times since then, but this was the night I remember most. Wish you a wonderful summer, stay healthy, Rüdiger Schirmer

Info thanks to Rüdiger Schirmer!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
July 17, 1971

Golden Earring show announcement July 17, 1971 Den Burg (Texel) - Sarasani


Den Burg (Texel) Sarasani Sarasani Texel 1971 manifestation event.

Newspaper article scan thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Telegraaf newspaper article Neerlands Top op Texel July 03, 1971, confirmed show
July 26, 1971

Golden Earring show ad Renesse - Apollo July 26, 1971


Renesse Apollo Ticket FL. 6,50

Newspaper ad thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show ad PZC newspaper July 22 1971, confirmed show
July 31, 1971

Golden Earring show ticket July 31 1971 #654 Westerland - Alter Kursaal


Westerland (Germany) Alter Kursaal

Email info Anne-Mette Gerdsen: Hallo, I'm from Germany and I'm sure, Golden Earring gave a concert in Westerland/Sylt, maybe before or after Helgoland(?) Have you information about this concert? I named your site on my Facebook. Is it ok? Best regards, Anne-Mette.

Ticket scan found on Ebay auction site thanks to Ruud Mols and Tonny Steenhage!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, email question Anne-Mette Gerdsen, ticket scan, confirmed show
August 08, 1971

Golden Earring show flyer Fetes de la Djote Festival Pop August 08, 1971 Jemelle (Belgium)


Jemelle (Belgium) Fêtes de la Djote Festival Pop With Soft Creation, Batman, Black Funeral. Michigan, Madscap, Happy Days, Doctor Down Company, Lager Blues Machine, Carriage Company, Jenghiz Khan, Genesis, ticket 130 BF. Show review: GOLDEN EARRING : LA DÉMESURE Ça tombe dur. Quelques centaines de watts. Sans avertir (ou si peu...). D'un coup, d'un seul. Pas de chance : la montagne de sons, ce subtil échafaudage d'amplis et de diffuseurs, reliés savamment par des kilomètres de fils, et décorés çà et là de micros (les plus solides qui soient en vente dans le commerce), la montagne de sons est juste à gauche. L'oreille gauche appréhende déjà le pire. Ça tombe dur. Quelques centaines de watts, qui semblent vouloir être quelques milliers. Deux cents, trois cents ou quatre cents. A ce niveau-là, on ne saisit plus la différence. Heureusement, sinon on en mettrait encore plus. Une note suffit pour faire souffrir. Les masochistes se réjouissent déjà et applaudissent en scandant des mots. Des sons. La seconde note achève le travail : les cris redoublent. Tant pis. Il faut suivre le train ; il faut subir la troisième note et toutes celles qui suivent. Il faut s'accrocher.

Désespérément. irrésistiblement. Malheureusement. Orgie de watts. Quatre hommes et quatre machines orgiaques. Les hommes sont les machines. Car les machines ont avalé les hommes. On ne sait toujours pas s'ils s'en sont rendu compte. Tant pis. Il faut s'accrocher. Répétons- le. S'accrocher ferme pour résister à la marée. On est si vite noyé. L'eau est polluée par une électricité décadente, par un emploi naïf de fausse violence. Les guitares hurlent à souffrir. A souffrir pour souffrir. A souffrir pour effrayer, pour faire pleurer, pour faire rire, pour amuser, pour irriter, pour rien. C'est vachement fun. Grand fun. Grand Funk (Railroad). C'est exactement cela, les torses nus en moins, les jeans ultra-moulants en plus. Non mais, écoute-moi ce solo. Ecoutez-moi ce batteur. (Regardez-moi ce batteur.) Inouï ! (Jamais vu.) Le son - le bruit - continue à tomber dur. Les guitares bavent des notes inaudibles, qui s'accumulent dans un désordre préalablement déterminé. Vu que tout est préalablement déterminé. (C'est tellement, plus simple. D'autant plus que la recette est infaillible.)

La musique ne s'amplifie pas ; elle ne saurait plus le faire. La musique est uniforme et se complait dans l'uniformité. Pourquoi pas ? Pourquoi pas, puisque le public trépigne, le public s'excite, le public se lève, le public est " heureux ", le public étouffe, le public crie, le public est dupe. Et ces guitares qui n'en finissent pas de duper ! Et cette flûte qui n'était là que pour la forme : une flûte contre deux guitares et une batterie, voilà un combat inégal ; mais on la voyait, cette flûte ; elle a fait acte de présence...

Et ce saxophone : tout ce qui brille n'est pas or. Les watts semblent fiers d'être watts, et les quatre musiciens semblent fiers de leurs watts. Tellement fiers qu'ils en sautent de joie, perturbant la scène, la secouant comme si elle devenait un objet de plaisir. Les chevelures flottent, mais retombent toujours! L'illusion ne dure qu'un instant très court et trouve son impact dans cette brièveté : wow, tu l'as vu sauter ? Marinus dans ses œuvres Marinus dans son entreprise de défoulement public. C'est qu'il réussit, le bougre ! Il saisit sa basse, une bien étrange basse, bien usée, qui a dû en voir beaucoup durant sa carrière. Solo (et de fait : il est seul). Les sons s'accrochent tant bien que mal à une trame. Le show. Amusez-vous, quoi, amusez-vous ! Et défoulez-vous ! Criez, sautez ! Cassez les chaises ! Quelle défonce ! Marinus fait pitié : et si par hasard il se prenait au sérieux ? Le voici par terre.

Ce n'est pas courant, un bassiste par terre. Il saute en un bond spectaculaire, en ayant soin de bien replier les jambes, retombe sur le sol (fatalement), titube, titube, prolonge son état d'ivresse, titube, s'affale sur les amplis qu'il ébranle, saisit une note, ne veut plus la làcher, tombe à genoux pour la rendre plus proche de ses tripes, vibre de ses vibrations, allonge désespérément la note, l'étire, on attend qu'elle craque, elle craque, non, elle fait un soubresaut, Marinus également, qui se retrouve sur ses longues jambes, il ne veut pas làcher la note, l'ampli crachote, se ré– volte. Fin. Le rythme reprend ses droits, et par la même occasion la démence s'empare des esprits, rendus faibles par ce cinéma en trompe–l'œil. Marinus, en transe, fait virevolter son instrument et s'écroule en maltraitant sa guitare. Rassurez-vous : une rasade d'orangeade le remettra d'aplomb. Du pain et des Jeux. Miroir aux alouettes. GOLDEN EARRING. Review by JEAN-LUC CRUCIFIX.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival poster, fan info, internet show review, confirmed show
August 10, 1971 Sneek De Manege Sneek week, evening show 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info internet, newspaper article, confirmed show
September 25, 1971 Franeker Bar Dancing De Koornbeurs Evening show 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info internet, newspaper article, confirmed show
September 26, 1971
Nieuwenhagen Disco Bar Dancing Soho - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info internet, newspaper article, confirmed show
October 02, 1971

Golden Earring show poster photo October 02, 1971 Emmeloord


Emmeloord Venue unknown Support act Ernie Vann, ticket price?, promotor Jaqc Hetzen.

Original show poster photo sent by and thanks to Klaas Hauwert!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, confirmed show
October 06, 1971
Spijkenisse Sporthal Den Oert Support act Life Colour, ticket presale FL. 7,50\Venue FL. 10 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper show announcements, confirmed show
October 08, 1971

Golden Earring show ad October 08, 1971 Den Bosch


Den Bosch Stadsschouwburg Evening show starting time 20.15 hr.

Volkskrant Newspaper Show ad October 08 1971 thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Volkskrant Newspaper show announcement October 08 1971, confirmed show
October 1971

Golden Earring show poster unused (Collection Edwin Knip)


Southern Germany tour\Switserland tours - More info wanted about this Southern Germany tour and shows!

Unused 1971 tour poster photo thanks to Edwin Knip!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info internet, magazine info
October 1971 (Switzerland) - More info wanted about this Swiss tour and shows! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info internet, magazine info
October 19, 1971 Bern (Switzerland) Gäbelhus Bootleg known from this show, setlist to be added, support act Tea.

On April 29 2015 Peter Miles wrote: Hi Casper,Congratulations on your excellent website. Here's an addition for your entry on the Bern concert (which I attended - my first actual gig!) The support band Tea were a Swiss three-piece. Best wishes, Peter Miles.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, bootleg info internet, confirmed show
November 03, 1971

Golden Earring shows ad November 03 1971 Zürich (Switzerland)/November 06 1971 Uster (Switzerland)


Zürich (Switzerland) Aula of the Rämibühl Gymnasium Support act Lear.

Hi Casper, I remember the concert of Golden Earring in the Aula of the Rämibühl Gymnasium in Zürich on 3 November 1971 - the audience went mad as Golden Earring refused to sing their hit Back Home. Opening act was LEAR, a Zürich Band with the following line-up: piano, organ, vocals, drums and bass. I was there, and I remember the date very well, as it was the first time I had a date with my wife (today it's 45 years) Kind regards, René Graf, Switzerland

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Good News Magazine October 1971 issue, confirmed show
November 06, 1971

Golden Earring shows ad November 03 1971 Zürich (Switzerland)/November 06 1971 Uster (Switzerland)


Uster (Switzerland) Tünt Turnhalle Gymnasium Hoi Casper, hierbij nieuwe concert info: 6-11-1971 concert - Uster (Zw) - Tünt Turnhalle. Deze datum had ik nog niet in m'n overzicht. Het concert van 3-11-1971 was wel al bekend. Gevonden via een link in Good News #10 van oktober 1971. Groeten Ruud

Info thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Good News Magazine October 1971 issue, confirmed show
November 13, 1971 Kapelle Dorpshuis De Vroone Show review in newspaper on November 15, 1971 contains setlist info as well, support act Blues United. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper review November 15, 1971, confirmed show
November 14, 1971 Wateringen JKW gebouw - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
November 21, 1971

Golden Earring show poster November 21 1971  Amsterdam - Concertgebouw (Collection Edwin Knip)


Golden Earring show Telegraaf newspaper ad for November 21, 1971 Amsterdam - Concertgebouw


Amsterdam Concertgebouw Ticket FL. 10, Golden Album concert No.2, promotor Lou van Rees Organization in cooperation with Radio Veronica.

Concert poster photo thanks to Edwin Knip!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Telegraaf newspaper articles, Show poster photo, confirmed show
December 04, 1971

Golden Earring show review December 04, 1971 Arnhem - Stokvishal


Arnhem Stokvishal Support act Moan, attendance 1300 visitors, newspaper review "Golden Earring brengt 1300 man in extase". Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper show review, confirmed show
December 15, 1971 Deurne Zaal van Moorsel Riky Lievendag sent me the show date and venue name: Dear Casper Roos, I just visited your Golden Earring site and searched for the tour dates of 1971. I missed one very important one, that's to say on December 15, 1971 Golden Earring played at Deurne, the venue was Zaal van Moorsel. On that date my husband and I met during the Golden Earring concert, so I am pretty sure about date and venue ;-) All the best, Riky Lievendag.

Her husband Ger Rijkers uploaded a video on YouTube where he added the following text: Op 15 december 1971 ging ik naar Zaal van Moorsel voor een optreden van Golden Earring. Hoewel toen nog niet op single verschenen speelden ze toch al Buddy Joe. Belangrijker was dat ik op dat concert Riky heb ontmoet. Gisteravond in het Parktheater in Eindhoven stond de tijd even stil voor ons...

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
December 19, 1971 Assen De Kolk Ticket FL. 7,50, 20 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper scan internet, confirmed show
X, 1971 München (Germany) The Big Apple Club Support act John Vaughn Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, unknown date - confirmed show

Golden Earring show ticket July 06, 1971 Mannheim (Germany)


Golden Earring show poster June 18, 1972 Levern (Germany) - Festhalle


Concerts 1972 City Venue Info Source\Status
February 27, 1972

Golden Earring show February 27, 1972 Zoeterwoude


Zoeterwoude Het Centrum Probably a concert to rehearse for the upcoming tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972, sold out show.

Leidsche Courant newspaper article February 25 1972: Zoeterwoude. er blijkt grote belangstelling te zijn voor het concert aanstaande zondagavond van Golden Earring in het Centrum. De kaart waren gisteravond reeds uitverkocht. Naast de populariteit van de formatie is zeker de matige toegangsprijs hieraan debet. Dat Golden Earring voor hun contract niet het onderste uit de kan wilde hebben is ook eigen belang. Men heeft er namelijk behoefte aan het gehele repertoire nog eens in een zaaloptreden af te werken alvorens men binnenkort op toernee gaat in het buitenland.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Leidsche Courant newspaper article February 25 1972, confirmed show
March 05, 1972

Golden Earring show ticket#0899 March 05, 1972 Gaggenau - Ottenau (Germany) - Merkurhalle


Gaggenau - Ottenau (Germany) Merkurhalle Probably part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972, ticket DM. 5,50 show time 17 hr. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan Albino Moon website, confirmed show
March 06, 1972 München (Germany) - Probably part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972, date March 09 1972 for this show was published Albino Moon website. Probably no 2 concerts 1 one week! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, review in Pop magazine #6 (Germany) 1972, unconfirmed show - date unsure
March 09, 1972

Golden Earring show ticket#625 March 09 1972 München (Germany) - Schwabingerbräu


Golden Earring show poster March 09 1972 München (Germany)


München (Germany) Schwabingerbräu Support act Zero, ticket DM. 7,50.

Show wa part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972, date March 09 1972 published Albino Moon website. Check with March 06, 1972! Show review in POP nr.6 - 7.Jahrgang (German Magazine)

Magazine ifo thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, concert poster with date published Albino Moon website, Show review in POP nr.6 - 7.Jahrgang (German Magazine), confirmed show
March 10, 1972

Golden Earring show ticket March 10 1972 Ehingen  (Germany) - Stadthalle


Golden Earring show ticket March 10 1972 Ehingen  (Germany) - Stadthalle


Ehingen (Germany) Stadthalle Ticket DM 5,50 presale. Show was part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972.

November 24 2021 info Ruud Mols: Hallo Casper, vandaag vond ik een nog onbekend concert met datum 10-3-1972 in Ehingen (D) - Stadthalle. Een tentoonstelling "50 Jahre Rockgeschichte Ehingen" is de aanleiding voor het artikel Ehinger Rockgeschichte im Kloster in de krant Schwabische Zeitung (19-06-20219). Had het geluk dat er een ticket van Golden Earring bij werd afgedrukt. Ehinger Rockgeschichte im Kloster article Schwabische Zeitung in full format here.

Info and scans thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, fan info, article Schwabische Zeitung (19-06-20219, confirmed show
March 11, 1972

Golden Earring show poster March 11, 1972 Konigshöfen (Germany) - Tauber-Franken-Halle


Konigshöfen (Germany) Tauber-Franken-Halle Probably part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972.

Info thanks to Ruud Mols and Micky Waue.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan Ebay, show poster Micky Waue, confirmed show
March 12, 1972

Golden Earring show poster March 12 1972 Kronau - Mehrzweckhalle


Golden Earring show ticket#964 March 12 1972 Kronau - Mehrzweckhalle


Kronau (Germany) Mehrzweckhalle Support act Zero, ticket DM. 8.

Probably part of a concert tour in Southern Germany during March\April 1972.

Pop-Festival'72 with Frumpy, Ashton, Gardner Dyke & Co, Wind, Kin Ping Meh, Zero, ticket DM. 8, promotor Star Club Konzertburo.

Info thanks to Tonny Steenhagen.

Poster scan thanks to Micky Waue.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan Ebay, Pop-Festival'72 poster, confirmed show
March/April, 1972 Southern Germany More info wanted about eventually other shows A twelve day concert tour in Southern Germany was done around March\April 1972 according to Muziek Parade April 1972 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Muziek Parade April 1972
March 18, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement March 1972 Troyes (France) - Saint Gratien'72 festival


Golden Earring show announcement March 18 1972 Troyes (France) - Saint Gratien'72 festival


Troyes (France) Halls de la Foire de Champagne Festival Saint Gratien'72 with Magma, Gong, Solitude, Ange, Dynastie Crisis, Shampoo, Jackson Heights, Renaissance, Uriah Heep, mentioned in Pop magazine announcement. Another ad doesn't mention Uriah Heep but Genesis.

Two day festival on March 18 and 19, 1972. Ticket price FF. 25

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcements, confirmed show
March 23, 1972 Moergestel - - Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
March 25, 1972

Golden Earring show ticket#578 March 25 1972 Purmerend - Heerenlogement


Golden Earring George Kooymans show photo detail March 25 1972 Purmerend - Heerenlogement


Golden Earring show March 25 1972 Purmerend - Heerenlogement


Purmerend Heerenlogement

Ticket scan and George Kooymans show photo made by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Heeren-Logement photo thanks to Purmerend enzo Facebook page!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring show ticket #578 photo, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
April 14, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement Slikkerveer - Electrozaal April 14 1972


Slikkerveer Electrozaal Evening show 20 hr, setlist, last show before the closing down of this venue. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show announcement Het Vrije Volk newspaper, confirmed show
April 16, 1972

Golden Earring show promotion Wijk bij Duurstede - Veilinghal April 16 1972


Wijk bij Duurstede Veilinghal (Zandstraat) Non stop popfestijn, with Brainbox, Living Blues, Earth & Fire, Free Way, Crossroad, attendance 900 visitors.

Show review Het Trefpunt newspaper: 900 bezoekers op festival. W. b. Duurstede Het grote popfestijn dat zondag in de hal van de Wijkse fruitveiling werd gehouden, trok circa 900 bezoekers, die tien uur konden genieten van popmuziek. In de middag uren traden Cross Road, Brainbox, Earth and Fire op, gevolgd door Free Way en Living Blues. Het festijn werd door de grootste attraktie, Golden Earring besloten. Het aantal bezoekers vormde voor de organisatie een kleine teleurstelling. Men had op enkele honderden meer gerekend.

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Nieuw Zeister newspaper announcement February 1972, Trefpunt newspaper review April 1972, confirmed show
April 21, 1972 Brussels (Belgium) La Madeleine Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
April 22, 1972 Antwerpen (Belgium) Oosterzele (près de Gand), au Parochiale Kring à Anvers Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
April 27, 1972

Golden Earring Swiss 1972 shows announcement in L'impartial newspaper


Thoune\Thun (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Freienhof With Duffy (UK) and Haze (Switzerland), evening show 19.45 hr starting time, ticket FR 18, Promotor MAB, attendance over 1000 visitors. Autogramm stunde (Signing session 17 hr Radio Moser)

Show ad Thuner Tagblatt April 22 1972 thanks to Ruud Mols!

Start zur Schweitzer Tournee in Thun Grosses Popkonzert mit der Golden Earring Wie zu vernehmen ist, gelang es dem Headmanager von MAB, Mike Gyp, die weltbekannte Popgruppe Golden Earring fur einer Schweitzer Tournee zu verpflichten. All denen, die am Popmonster 71 in Wetzikon waren, sind die vier Boys ein Begriff. Den anderen sei mitgeteilt, das es den Golden Earring gelang, dem Publikumsliebling 'Deep Purple' dei Schau zu stehlen. Die Gruppe wird von vier Tontechnikern begleitet, die ihr Bestes geben werden, damit die Thuner Fans in den Genuss perfekter Popmusik kommen werden. Nur nebenbei gesagt kommt Thun die Ehre zu, der Startort der diesjährigen Tournee zu sein. Dann geht es weiter über Biel (Kongresshaus), Fribourg (Uni) nach Fiesch, wo die Gruppe im neuen Saal des Feriendorfes spielt. Als weitere Gruppe tritt die bestbekannte Englische Formation Duffy, welche vor kurzem die erste Single Tell me auf den Markt gebracht hat, auf. Der dritte im bunde ist die Schweitzer Gruppe Haze, welcher endlich während de Golden Earring - Tournee die Möglichkeit geboten wird, zu zeigen, dass es in der Schweiz nicht nur Krokodil und Toad gibt. Wer es nog nicht wissen sollte, auch Haze besitzt eine LP, Hazecolor. Für einen Eintrittspreis von Fr. 18.- sollte es allen Fans möglich sein, sich im 'Freienhof' zu treffen, wenn man bedenkt, dass man für ebenbürtige Gruppen in Montreux das Doppelte an Eintrittsgeld bezahlen mustte. - Autogrammstunde: Donnerstag, 27. April 1972, 17 Uhr, bei Radio Moser AG, Thun.

Newspaper article Start zur Schweitzer Tournee in Thun thanks to Ruud Mols! Articles typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Show ad Thuner Tagblatt April 22 1972, L'impartial newspaper clipping April 26 1972, confirmed show
April 28, 1972

Golden Earring Swiss 1972 shows announcement in L'impartial newspaper


Bienne\Biel (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Palais de Congres\Kongresshaus With Duffy (UK) and Haze (Switzerland)

Fan info: Hoi Casper, volgens bijgevoegd artikeltje uit de krant L'Impartial heeft Golden Earring eind april 1972 vier keer opgetreden in Zwitserland. Donderdag 27 april 1972, Thoune (Thun) Vrijdag 28 april, Palais de Congres, Bienne Zaterdag 29 april, L'universite de Fribourg Zondag 30 april, Fiesch, met vriendelijke groet, Bart van Alphen.

TOURNÉE DE TROIS ORCHESTRES.
Trois orchestres pop seront en tournée en Suisse, du jeudi 27 au Dimanche 30 avril. Il s’agit de l’orchestre Hollandais Golden Earring avec Duffy, ‘Angleterre; et l’ensemble Suisse Haze. Jèudi c’est Thoune qui reçoit les groupes. Ces derniers seront le lendemain au Palais de Congrès de Bienne; samedi à l’Université de Fribourg. La tournée se terminera dimanche à Fiesch. (VS).

L'Impartial newspaper clipping April 26 1972 thanks to Bart van Alphen!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, L'impartial newspaper clipping April 26 1972, confirmed show
April 29, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement April 29 1972 Fribourg - Aula L'universite de Fribourg


Fribourg\Freibourg (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Aula L'universite de Fribourg With Duffy (UK) and Haze (Switzerland)

La Liberte Newspaper concert ad April 29 1972 thanks to Ruud Mols!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, L'impartial newspaper clipping April 26 1972, La Liberte Newspaper concert ad April 29 1972, confirmed show
April 30, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement April 30 1972 Fiesch - Aula L'universite de Fribourg


Golden Earring show announcement April 28 1972 >Bienne - Palais de Congres


Fiesch (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Feriendorf Fiesch With Duffy (UK) and Haze (Switzerland), afternoon show starting time 14.30 hr.

Walliser Bote newspaper article April 27 1972: Golden Earring im Fiescher Feriendorf Fiesch - Die Oberwalliser Popfans wissen es bereits: Am Sontagnachmittag, um 14.30 Uhr, findet im Fiescher Feriendorf ein Popkonzert statt, an dem sich auch die bekannte Niederländische Gruppe Golden Earring beteiligt. Der Vorverkauf hat bereits gezeigt, dass die Nachfrage für diese Veranstaltung ziemlich gross ist. Unser Bild zeigt die Golden Earring.

Walliser Bote newspaper article May 01 1972: Grosser Erfolg. FIESCH - Mehr als 1000 Jugendliche begaben sich gestern nach Fiesch, um einem Konsert der Gruppen Golden Earring, Duffy und Haze beizuwohnen. Die Spitzenband Golden Earring, aber auch Duffy begeisterten das jugendliche Publikum, das sich während der ganzen Veranstaltung mustergültig verhielt. Die Begeisterung der Zuschauer übertrug sich offenbar auch auf die Gruppen. So spielten Golden Earring nicht wie im Vertrag vorgeschrieben anderthalb, sondern mehr als zwei Stunden. Die Popveranstaltung war vom Feriendorf Fiesch veranstaltet worden.

Walliser Bote Newspaper article scans thanks to Ruud Mols! Articles typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, L'impartial newspaper article April 26 1972, Walliser Bote newspaper article May 01 1972: Golden Earring im Fiescher Feriendorf, Walliser Bote newspaper article May 01 1972: Grosser Erfolg, confirmed show
May 05, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement May 05 1972 Amsterdam - Paradiso Muziekkrant Oor


Amsterdam Paradiso Starting time 20.30 hr.

Conserten in Paradiso. De komende dagen worden een paar interessante concerten gegeven in het Amsterdamse jongerencentrum Paradiso. Op 29 april wordt er een groot oranjebal gehouden, waarvoor Shakin’ Stevens and the Sunsets, een pittige rock and roll-formatie uit Wales, is gecontracteerd. Op 5 mei is er een concert van de Golden Earring. Op 11 mei spelen Max Merritt and the Meteores, rockers uit Engeland, die over een interessante act beschikken. Twee dagen later is er een optreden van de Duitse popcommune groep Amon Düül II. Die avond speelt ook Magma, die zeer experimentele popmuziek maakt.

Newspaper article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement, confirmed show
Unknown, 1972 Zwolle - Interview Popfoto magazine 6, mentioned interview made at Zwolle show?! Info needed! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, interview Popfoto magazine 6, unconfirmed show
Unknown, 1972 Weesp POC? Performance mentioned in interview, recordings made at Weesp show?! There seems to be a bootleg recorded at this show... Info needed! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article, unconfirmed show
May 19, 1972

Golden Earring show announcement Berlin (Germany) - Waldbühne May 19 1972


Golden Earring show announcement in program magazine Berlin (Germany) - Waldbühne May 19 1972


Berlin (Germany) Waldbühne Golden Earring performed on May 19 with bands: Steamhammer, Livin' Blues, Frumpy, Ekseption, Mythos, Burning Touch (16:00 - 3:00) This was a 4 day Popfestival'72 (May 19+20+21+22) With Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Gentle Giant, Pacific Gas & Electric, Golden Earring, Brian Auger, MAN and a lot of other groups.

More info at Rock In Berlin Site Thanks Bernd M. Radowicz!

Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, poster internet (measures app. 83 x 118 cm) http://www.germersheim.de/ kultur/popfestival/ inselgruen.html\, http://www.rockinberlin.de/
May 20, 1972 Düsseldorf (Germany) Philipshalle "Popnight" together with Excalibur, Journey, Steamhammer, Atomic Rooster, Hawkwind and Nazareth. Ticket 15 DM, veranstalter Promus Gmbh, Zug. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan from Ebay auction, http://www.ge0rgie-web.de/ auto/auto.htm, confirmed show
May 22, 1972 Enschede Twentse Schouwburg Together promotion tour,setlist, support act Blowball (band with Polle Eduard)

fan info: Ha die Casper, zie net je (vernieuwde) site. Even een blik bij de support acts file: Blowball was ook de Support Act op 22 mei 1972 in de Twentse Schouwburg te Enschede. Hun geluid was toen erg slecht, ik (her)kende de zanger toen niet als Polle Eduard, maar de man was niet te verstaan. Als ik méér weet, hoor je van me. Hartelijke groeten, Guus

The setlist as performed at Twentse Schouwburg, Enschede concert (May 22, 1972):

  • 01. Thousand Feet Below You.
  • 02. Jangalene.
  • 03. Big Tree Blue Sea.
  • 04. From Heaven From Hell.
  • 05. Brother Wind.
  • 06. Buddy Joe.
  • 07. I'm Gonna Send My Pigeons To The Sky\Eight Miles High.
  • 08. Back Home.

    Special info: Track 7: 37 minutes version. Setlist confirmed by cassette bootleg recording by fan who went to his very first Golden Earring show.

  • Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    May 25, 1972 Purmerend Heerenlogement To be checked with March 25 1972 show (Two shows in two months in same venue?) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), unconfirmed show
    May 26, 1972

    Golden Earring show announcement May 26 1972 Leeuwarden - De Harmonie


    Golden Earring show review May 26 1972 Leeuwarden - De Harmonie


    Leeuwarden De Harmonie Support act Blowball Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article May 27, 1972 Golden Earring bespeelde weer erg jong publiek, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    May 27, 1972

    Golden Earring show announcement May 27 1972 Sappemeer - Centrum Theater


    Sappemeer Centrum Theater Support act Blowball Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), Nieuwsblad van het Noorden newspaper show ad May 20 1972, confirmed show
    May 28, 1972 Nijmegen De Vereeniging Support act Blowball, during the bass solo a light spot dropped down on the stage Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    June 02, 1972

    Golden Earring show June 02 1972 Leiden - stadsgehoorzaal newspaper announcement Leidse Courant May 31, 1972


    Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal setlist, promotor Wim Bosman.

    newspaper announcement Leidse Courant May 31, 1972: Golden Earring in Stadsgehoorzaal. Vrijdag aanstaande geeft de Nederlandse groep Golden Earring een concert in de stadsgehoorzaal, aanvang 20 uur, onder auspiciën van theaterbureau Wim Bosman.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper announcement Leidse Courant May 31 1972, confirmed show
    June 03, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Venlo Concertgebouw Newspaper announcement info to be added Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper announcement, confirmed show
    June 04, 1972 Heerhugowaard De Heer van Jericho Support act Blowball? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    June 09, 1972

    Golden Earring show ticket#136 June 09 1972 Dordrecht - Schouwburg Kunstmin


    Golden Earring show review June 1972 Dordrecht - Schouwburg Kunstmin


    Dordrecht Schouwburg Kunstmin Support act Blowball, ticket FL. 10.

    Newspaper show review: Earring wel hard, niet mooi. Terwijl Coen Moulijn in een kuip vol herinneringen zijn laatste voetbalbroekie vuil maakte, speelde in het Dordtse Kunstmin de Johan Cruyff van het vaderlandse popwezen: George Kooijmans. Hij werd bijgestaan door Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay en Cesar Zuiderwijk. Kenners weten dan genoeg. Hier was Golden Earring aan het werk.

    Tot ver in de omtrek van de eerbiedwaardige schouwburg was dat hoorbaar. Voor de oren van het (jonge) publiek....

    Article still needs to be typed in completely!

    Ticket scan thanks to Joop Reijntjes!

    Ticket scan and show review thanks to Ria Brekelmans!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, newspaper show review, , confirmed show
    June 10, 1972

    1972-06-10 Golden Earring show ad June 10 1972 Aalsmeer - De Oude Veiling


    Aalsmeer De Oude Veiling Newspaper announcement info to be added. Promotor Aladdin, ticket FL. 7,50 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper show announcement, confirmed show
    June 11, 1972

    Golden Earring show announcement June 11 1972 Amsterdam - Paradiso


    Golden Earring show announcement June 11 1972 Amsterdam - Paradiso


    Golden Earring show announcement June 11 1972 Amsterdam - Paradiso


    Amsterdam Paradiso Benefit concert for "Release" organisation Amsterdam, ticket FL. 4, with Brainbox, Bintangs, CCC inc, Moan, Tortilla, Olga Lowina and more, show announcement "concerten in Paradiso".

    Newspaper announcement scans thanks to Bart van Alphen and Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show announcements, CCC Inc. website, confirmed performance
    June 15, 1972

    Golden Earring show photo June 15 1972 Hamburg (Germany) Stadtpark


    Golden Earring show photo June 15 1972 Hamburg (Germany) Stadtpark


    Golden Earring show photo June 15 1972 Hamburg (Germany) Stadtpark


    Hamburg (Germany) Stadtpark Several pictures of this show were taken by a German Golden Earring fan. On the left several of these show pictures. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, original show photo, internet website, confirmed show
    June 18, 1972

    Golden Earring show poster June 18 1972 Levern (Germany) - Festhalle


    Levern (Germany) Festhalle Support act Commix? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, confirmed show
    July 02, 1972 Valkenburg (Limburg) Eurohal Festival with Brainbox, Relax, Greenfield & Cook, Return, AVRO's Toppop Disco Show, ticket 5 guilders presale, 7,50 at venue. Promotor: Cosmos International Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed show
    July 03, 1972

    Golden Earring ZierikzeescheNieuwsbode newspaper show announcement June 30 1972 Renesse - Dancing Apollo


    Golden Earring PZC newspaper show announcement July 03, 1972 Renesse - Dancing Apollo


    Renesse Dancing Apollo Newspaper ads found in Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode (June 30 1972) and PZC newspaper (June 16 1972).

    Scans thanks to Ruud Mols.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ads, confirmed show
    Some day between June 24 and August 12, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Den Burg (Texel) Sarasani - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed date - confirmed show
    July 07, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Amsterdam Theater Carré Unicef TV show to be added Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article, confirmed performance
    July 07, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Ommen Tent behind Bar Route 66 - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article, confirmed performance
    July 08, 1972

    Golden Earring in Beverwijk newspaper article Beverwijk show July 08 1972


    Golden Earring naar Beverwijk newspaper article Beverwijk show July 08 1972


    Golden Earring Beverwijk soosagenda newspaper article Beverwijk show July 08 1972


    Succes voor Golden Earring newspaper show review Beverwijk show July 08 1972


    Beverwijk Sporthal Ticket Fl. 5, support act Angel, attendance 1800 visitors.

    Newspaper article thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), Newspaper articles, confirmed show
    July 09, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Würzburg (Germany) Dallenberg Football Stadium --> Open Air Golden Earring performed alongside Status Quo, Jeff Beck, Alexis Korner, King Crimson and Nazareth at the 2-day giant Würzburger Popfestival.

    Email from Mike Sullivan: Hi Casper, Just happened to find your website. I may have a picture for the July 9 1972 outdoor concert from Würzburg. I was in the US army stationed at Würzburg and attended that festival. I don't think it was at a football stadium. I could be wrong but I thought it was an outdoor festival in a large open area. It rained that weekend quite heavily and long. I remember one band that decided not to come out and play. They had one of the members electrocuted from a wet stage within the recent past and just wouldn't go on. I do remember Golden Earring coming on to perform.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster photo, Dalenberg Wikipedia, confirmed show
    July 15, 1972

    Golden Earring Leeuwarder Courant show announcement July 15 1972 Lemmer - Feesttent De Helling


    Golden Earring show poster photo July 15 1972 Lemmer - Feesttent De Helling


    Lemmer Feesttent De Helling Feestweek Lemmer.

    Original show poster photo sent by and thanks to Klaas Hauwert!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper ad, show poster photo, confirmed show
    July 16, 1972 't Zand De Jonge Prins - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    July 28, 1972 Vlissingen Gem. sporthal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    July 29, 1972

    Golden Earring Op den Baum newspaper show announcement July 29 1972 Helden - Parkfeesten


    Helden Feesttent Parkfeesten Helden'72, support act Livin' Blues.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, Op den Baum newspaper show announcement, confirmed show
    July 30, 1972

    Golden Earring festival ad July 30 1972 Hoexter (Germany) - Steinbruchgelande


    Hoexter (Germany) Steinbruchgelände Second Hoexter Open Air Festival, other acts? .

    Scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show scan, confirmed show
    August 05, 1972 Amersfoort De Markthal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed show
    August 08, 1972

    1972-08-07 Golden Earring newspaper show ad August 08 1972 Sneek - Manege


    Sneek De Manege Sneekweek 1972, support act Chamberlain.

    Fan info Egbert Berenst: Hoi Casper, Sneek 1972, zag dat je hier nog geen foto van had. Ik was met mijn ouders op vakantie en heb ze daar gezien, ik was toen 7 jaar oud.

    Newspaper show ad thanks to Egbert Berenst!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, newspaper show ad, Leeuwarder Courant July 29 1972 article: 17 popgroepen in de Sneekweek, Leeuwarder Courant August 12 1972 article: Rockorkaan raasde vijf dagen in Sneek, confirmed show
    August 09, 1972 Soest Openluchttheater Show mentioned on August 09 1972 in Golden Earring Fanclubmagazine. Fan info pointed out the show should have been performed on August 10 1972. Jan de Groot sent me a poster photo which had an by hand altered date August 10 instead of August 11. This is explainable as Golden Earring started on August 11 1972 as special guest for the Who 1972 Europe tour! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), show poster photo, confirmed date - no show
    August 10, 1972

    Golden Earring show poster August 10 1972 Soest - Openluchttheater


    Soest Openluchttheater Golden Earring performed at the Popgroepen voor Vietnam event, other bands Cuby and the Blizzards, Mr. Albert show. Ticket FL 5. Guest apperance by Peter Koelewijn who also lived in Soest and he was in the audience. Together with Golden Earring he performed his song Kom van dat dak af. Show mentioned on August 09 1972 in Golden Earring Fanclubmagazine. Fan info pointed out the show should have been performed on August 10 1972. He sent me a poster photo which had an by hand altered date August 10 instead of August 11. This is explainable as Golden Earring started on August 11 1972 as special guest for the Who 1972 Europe tour!

    Show poster photo thanks to Jan Groot published on Facebook!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), show poster photo, confirmed show
    August 11, 1972 Soest Openluchttheater Golden Earring was booked at the Popgroepen voor Vietnam event, other bands Cuby and the Blizzards, Mr. Albert show. Ticket FL 5. Show mentioned on August 09 1972 in Golden Earring Fanclubmagazine. Fan info pointed out the show should have been performed on August 10 1972. He sent me a poster photo which had an by hand altered date August 10 instead of August 11. This is explainable as Golden Earring started on August 11 1972 as special guest for the Who 1972 Europe tour!

    Show poster photo thanks to Jan Groot published on Facebook!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), show poster photo, confirmed date - no show

    The Who European tour 1972 (support act Golden Earring) City Venue Info Source\Status
    August 11, 1972

    The Who and Golden Earring show ticket#8376 August 11, 1972 Frankfurt (Germany) - Festhalle show


    Frankfurt (Germany) Festhalle Messegelande Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, attendance 10.000 visitors, ticket 12 DM, Promotor: Lippman + Rau, ticket scan shows deleted date for August 15! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Who fan site Germany http://www.thewholive.de, Ebay ticket scan, confirmed show
    August 12, 1972

    The Who and Golden Earring show ticket#5579  - Ernst Merck halle August 12, 1972


    Golden Earring & The Who ticket#6569  - Ernst Merck Halle August 12, 1972


    Hamburg (Germany) Ernst Merck Halle Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, ticket, German review, setlist, attendance 4.000 visitors, ticket 12,50 DM Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Who fan site Germany http://www.thewholive.de, ticket scans, confirmed show
    August 16, 1972

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Brussel (Belgium) Vorst Nationaal Stadium\Forest Nationale Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist, birthday Barry Hay Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, 1972 article on Golden Earring Museum, confirmed show
    August 17, 1972

    Golden Earring and Who August 17, 1972 show ad


    Telegraaf newspaper annoucement Golden Earring and Who August 17, 1972 show


    Veronica 192 magazine cover September 02, 1972 with Golden Earring and Who show review


    Golden Earring and Who August 17, 1972 show review


    Amsterdam (Oude) RAI Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist, attendance 12.000 visitors, ticket FL.15.

    Show Review Nieuwsblad van het Noorden August 18 1972: EARRING EN WHO. Na het bloedhete evenement rond Joe Cocker, waarbij de fans, bijeengepakt in de oude RAI, drie uur op hun held moesten wachten, was het tijdschema van het Earring/Who consert van een weldadige stiptheid. Precies op tijd begon men aan het programma in een toen nog redelijk te verdragen temperatuur. Overigens viel ook nu weer op dat de RAI niet geschikt is voor het luisteren naar muziek. Een concert krijgt er de sfeer van een massale bijeenkomst, waarbij de optredende groep voor de mensen achter in de zaal nog slechts een schimmige aangelegenheid is. Je bent gekomen om de Who te zien, maar daar komt geen bal van terecht. Daarmee valt toch wel een belangrijk stuk contact tussen groep en publiek weg. Overigens hebben die RAI-conserten ook wel sfeer. Zowel bij Cocker als bij dit concert reageerde het publiek razend enthousiast. De bezwaren schijnen toch niet zo zwaar te wegen, dat men zich niet amuseert. En je kon je uitstekend amuseren. Eerst met de steeds professioneler wordende Earring, die mij imponeerde met hun voortreffelijke set. Doorbouwend in deze vorm, zou een tournee met de Who wel eens een springplank voor grotere successen in 't buitenland kunnen zijn. Overigens zijn de plannen voor een Amerikaanse Who-tournee nog zeer vaag. Het duurt nog zeker een maand of zes voor die expeditie op stap gaat. En dan de Who zelf. 'Werelds beste podiumgroep maakte er weer een gedisciplineerde, wervelende show van, die echter nauwelijks nieuwe aspecten naar voren bracht. Pete Townshend, nog steeds even energiek, en de rest van de groep hebben in voorgaande concerten al uitgebreid bewezen waartoe ze in staat zijn. Het is een prestatie dat ze hun act ook in deze ongunstige ruimte zoveel impact wisten te geven. Toch zie ik ze de volgende keer liever in 't Concertgebouw.

    Article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, 1972 article on Golden Earring Museum, show review Nieuwsblad van het Noorden August 18 1972, confirmed show
    August 21, 1972

    Golden Earring and The Who Article Golden Earring kreeg uitnodiging van Pete Townshend


    Kopenhagen (Denmark) KB Hallen Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist. This show was the first of two shows at KB Hallen Stockholm Denmark but the second show had to be re-scheduled to August 25 1972. The reason the second show was re-scheduled is that the Who's equipment wouldn't arrive in time for the August 23 Sweden show if the second Stockholm show was performed. The Who returned at Kopenhagen on August 25 1972.

    Golden Earring and The Who Article Golden Earring kreeg uitnodiging van Pete Townshend published August 26 1972 might be Veronica Magazine.

    Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, confirmed show
    August 22, 1972

    Golden Earring and The Who Article Golden Earring kreeg uitnodiging van Pete Townshend


    Kopenhagen (Denmark) KB Hallen Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist. This show was re-scheduled to August 25 1972. The reason the show was re-scheduled is that the Who's equipment otherwise wouldn't arrive in time for the August 23 Sweden show.

    Golden Earring and The Who Article Golden Earring kreeg uitnodiging van Pete Townshend published August 26 1972 might be Veronica Magazine.

    Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, confirmed date - no show
    August 23, 1972 Stockholm (Zweden/Sweden) Kungliga Tennishallen Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, attendance 3.000 visitors, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, The Who fansite review, confirmed show
    August 24, 1972 Gothenburg/Göteborg (Zweden/Sweden) Scandinavium Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist

    Ticket scan found on and thanks to The Who Live website!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, The Who Live fan website, ticket scan, confirmed show
    August 25, 1972

    The Who and Golden Earring re-scheduled show ticket August 35 1972 Kopenhagen (DenMark) - KB hallen


    Kopenhagen (Denmark) KB Hallen Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist, ticket 42 Kr, (second) show in Kopenhagen first planned August 22 1972 but had to be re-scheduled as The Who's equipment wouldn't arrive in time at the August 23 Sweden show venue.

    Ticket scan found on and to The Who Live website Ticket Stubs section! !

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ticket scan, The Who Live fan website, confirmed show
    August 30, 1972

    The Who and Golden Earring show ticket#6286 August 30, 1972 Berlin (Germany) - Deutschlandhalle


    Germany magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring and Who show review


    Germany The Who with Golden Earring show review Berlin August 30, 1972


    Berlin (Germany) Deutschlandhalle Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, attendance 11.000 visitors, setlist, ticket DM 12, Promotor: Lippman + Rau.

    Berlin show review Who is Who? "Golden Earring" blieb Sieger in der Deutschlandhalle.

    Als Sie Gestern nachmittag in Berlin ankamen, da sahen sie so aus, als könnten sie kein Wässerchen trüben. Und doch waren die vier jungen Engländer mit Sammelbezeignung "The Who" von der Themse an die Spree gekommen, um der in letzer Zeit immer wieder arg enttäusten Berliner Pop-Gemeinde die Gitarrentöne beizubringen.

    So füllten denn gestern abend wieder einmal Tausende von fans die Deutschlandhalle, in freudiger Vorstimmung, der mit den bekannten Mittelchen eifrig nachgeholfen wurde. Und, o Wunder, eines Pop-Konzertes, est ist kaum fünf nach acht, da betritt auch schon "Golden Earring", Hollands derzeit beste Formation und Anheizband des Abends, die Bühne und legt los. Mit fast kammermusikalischer Flöten-Improvisation nach gut Jethro-Tullscher Art und dem jähen Übergang zu allerhärtestem Hard-Rock wird das jugendliche Auditorium auf gezügelte Ekstase eingestimmt. Ein harter, hämmernder Bass entfacht die ersten Begeisterungsstürme - dann rocken die "Ohrringe" mit der barbarischen Gewalt einer Dampframme jeden Widerstand nieder.

    Est ist schon ein Erlebnis, wie die vier Jungs da oben eine Pop-Messe zelebrieren, in der sich, originell vermischt, Elementen von anderen Gruppen wiederfinden, wie sie da gemeinsam toben und einzeln, einer nach dem anderen, so allmählich "ausflippen", das Publikum in ihrem Höhenflug unwiederstehlich mitreiΒend.

    In diese sorgsam vorbereitete Atmosphäre platzen die "Who", mit Vorschusslorbeeren reichlich bedacht. Schiesslich kennt man "Substitute", die "Pictures of Lily" und den "Happy Jack" und erwartet hier beste Show von einer Truppe, die sich seit Jahren an der Spitze halt. Doch diese Erwartungen sind zu hoch gesteckt, der Versuch geht daneben.

    Cochrans Meisterstück "Summertime Blues" haut daneben, und so treideln die "Who" flau dahin, der zündende Funke bleibt aus. Da hilft auch nicht Pete Townshends wilde gehopse und Roger Daltreys Trampeln, das man in seiner Art ohnehin schon von Mick Jagger her kennt.

    Allerdings, das muss zur Ehrenrettung gesagt werden, kämpfen die Who auch einen aussichtslosen Kampf gegen eine hoffnungslos übersteuerte Anlage, die die Ohren schmerzen macht. Schiesslich, so scheint es schon fast gegen Ende, fangen sie sich doch noch, "Pinball Wizzard" animiert zum Mitmachen, und als sie dann endlich die gute alte "Generation" aus der Mottenkiste rausrücken und - rocken, da ist ihnen ein bescheidener Achtungserfolg sicher. Dennoch, das Pop-Gold des gestrigen Abends geht verdient an die "Goldenen Ohrringe", die ja eigentlich nur einheizen sollten. JÜRG ALISCH.

    Ticket scan and show review special thanks to Rock in Berlin website by Bernd M. Radowicz. Who is Who show review typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, German magazine show reviews, confirmed show
    August 31, 1972 Essen (Germany) Grugahalle Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist, attendance 9.000 visitors Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 02, 1972

    The Who and Golden Earring show ticket#5-54 September 02, 1972Wien - WienerStadthalle


    Wien\Vienna (Austria) Stadthalle Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, also opening Country Joe Mc Donald, ticket S 120, setlist, concert organised by Radio TéléLuxembourg (RTL).

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols! Ticket was found on FLICKR.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan Flickr, confirmed show
    September 04, 1972
    München (Germany) Deutsches Museum (Kongress Saal), ticket DM 27 Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 05, 1972 Zürich (Switzerland) Mehrzweckhalle Wetzikon Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, confirmed show
    September 09, 1972 Paris (France) Fete Del' Humanite Open Air Opener (with Country Joe MacDonald) for The Who, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, The Who fansite, confirmed show
    September 10, 1972 Lyon (France) Le Palais des Sports Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist.
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    September 14, 1972 Rome\Roma (Italy) Palazzo dello Sport Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist. From this show a bootleg recording excists, tracklist unknown. More info wanted about this show! Show also reported as performed on September 17 1972 but probably that is a faulty date!! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show


    Germany The Who with Golden Earring show review Berlin August 30, 1972


    Concerts 1972 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
    September 12, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Freiburg (Germany) Kongreßhalle It remains unsure whether these concerts have been performed as Golden Earring was on tour with The Who and some dates are the same. It could be possible Golden Earring did these shows inbetween the Who tour but the band also performed in November 11, 1972 in Trier as well. It's unlikely the band would do two shows in three months in the same venue. More research is needed! In January 2018 fan Uli Teute pointed out Golden Earring performed in Freiburg on November 09 1972! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed date - probably no show
    September 13, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany) Stadtgarten - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 14, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Heidenheim (Germany) Konzerthaus Show probably not performed as this tour date dobles the show with Thw Who on September 14 1972 in Rome! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 15, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Ansbach (Germany) Rezathalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 16, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Kempten (Germany) Allgäuhalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 17, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Friedrichshafen (Germany) Festhalle Show conflicts with reported date as support act for The Who in Rome on the same date. Fans mentioned the Rome show was on September 14 1972 where also a bootleg recording was made so it's possible there was no show in Friedrichshafen (Germany) on September 17 1972.

    Info Herme Morandell: Hi Casper, you wrote: Show conflicts with reported date as support act for The Who in Rome on the same date. Fans mentioned the Rome show was on September 14 or 17 1972 where also a bootleg recording was made so it's possible there was no show in Friedrichshafen (Germany) on September 17 1972. I can attest that the concert took place. I was there with some friends of mine ! It was our first live rock-concert ever. At the end of the show i caught one of the drumsticks. That was the ignition of my “career” as a drummer. Many greetings from South Germany Keep on rockin unfortunately I have no extra information except a picture of the Drum-sticks down below. For me and my friends (we were 13 up to 16 years old) it was so exciting - the first time at all to go to a rock-concert all alone! Except for the songs Buddy Joe and Back Home me and my friends did not know anything about the band. We even thought they were a band from England. I remember that we were all sitting on the floor of the hall. Everyone had a blanket or carpet with them. We sat on our Anoraks. And there was a lot of smoke and strange smells around us. The deafening volume of the PA system caused the wooden hallfloor to tremble. We were deeply impressed. As well of the musical abilities of the Members of the band. Especially the long and incredible drum solo remained very long in memory. And catching the drumsticks at the end of the concert was the climax for us. Best wishes, Herme Morandell.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), fan info, unconfirmed date
    September 18, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Würzburg (Germany) Mensa der Uni - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 19, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Würzburg (Germany) Mensa der Uni, option for second concert in Würzburg - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 21, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Frankfurt (Germany) Volksbildungsheim - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 22, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Mainaschaff (Germany) Maintalhalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 23, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Trier (Germany) Treviris Saalbau - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    September 24, 1972

    Germany Sound magazine September 1972 with Golden Earring September 1972 tour dates


    Zell (Germany) Göllersaal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine 43 German Edition (09/1972, Page 5), unconfirmed show
    October 1972 - - 12 shows from October 1972 on with Chamberlain as support act, according to Rotterdams Nieuwsblad October 1972 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rotterdams Nieuwsblad October 1972
    October 05, 1972 Utrecht Tivoli Support act Chamberlain? this date is one out of twelve, according to Rotterdams Nieuwsblad October 1972, which is probably the first show and not October 07, 1972 as mentioned in the Muziekkrant Oor # 20 article published below dated October 11, 1972 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, unconfirmed date, unconfiremd show
    October 06, 1972 Verviers (Belgium) Jument Balance - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Belgium website, confirmed show
    October 07, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Voorburg Sporthal de Vliegermolen First of twelve shows with support act Chamberlain, tour information by Martin Stassen: Hallo Casper, Ik kom je website geregeld tegen als ik op zoek ben naar info betreffende andere bands. Verzamel zelf allerlei data van allerlei groepen, die soms in het voorprogramma hebben gestaan van de Earring (Of andersom.) Ik moet toegeven dat ik niet zo'n Earring fan ben, maar vind het geweldig hoe je je site hebt opgezet. Ik ben in het bezit van zo'n beetje alle jaargangen van Muziekkrant Oor t/m eind 80er jaren. (Maar ook NME en Melody Maker) En hierin valt natuurlijk een hoop te vinden.(Concert Agenda, Tour Advertenties etc) Kom dus nog wel geregeld het een en ander tegen over de Earring. Hiermee dus info over hun 9 data Oktober tour door Nederland die je nog mist in je lijst (Zie bijlage scan). Heb denk ik nog wel meer, (is even zoeken...) maar als je interesse hebt dan hoor ik het wel. Dit alles komt uit Muziekkrant Oor #20 van 11 Oktober 1972. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 08, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Arnhem Musis Sacrum Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 14, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Raalte Sporthal Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 15, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Apeldoorn Orpheus Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 16, 1972

    Golden Earring October 16 1972 Paris show cancelled


    Parijs (France) Olympia Deze show in Parijs ging niet door. De groep was wel naar Parijs gegaan, maar een Engels groepje met de naam Slade had z'n installatie al opgesteld. De roadmanager van deze groep had verboden de installatie van de Earring ook op het podium te plaatsen. Hierna ontstond een fikse ruzie waarbij de Earring het onderspit moest delven. De groep kon dus zonder optreden weer terug naar Den Haag. Wie nu wat moest betalen is niet bekend. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, magazine article, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1981#6 (continuing story part 13), confirmed date - no show
    October 20, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Maassluis Sporthal Support act Chamberlain.

    Rinus Gerritsen actual show photo thanks to André Hoogmoed!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 21, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Gouda Kunstmin Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 22, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Opmeer Venue unknown Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 26, 1972

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Tilburg Stadsschouwburg Support act Chamberlain Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, article Muziekkrant Oor #20 October 11 1972, confirmed show
    October 27, 1972

    Golden Earring show ad Groningen - Korenbeurs ad October 27, 1971


    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972


    Groningen De Korenbeurs Support act Chamberlain, ticket FL. 6,50 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper ad
    November 09, 1972
    Freiburg (Germany) Kongresshalle Support act Kin Ping Meh, ticket 7,50 DM.

    Fan info Uli : i attended the 1972 show in Freiburg Germany but contrary to the Sounds article the show took place on nov 9th 1972, location is Kongresshalle and opener was Kin Ping Meh. They did Buddy Joe, i do not have the ticket stub anymore but maybe it got collected at the door but i have a list that i started way back in 1971 and it clearly states i payed 7.50 DM for the show, Uli. Thank you Uli Teute!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Fan info, confirmed show
    November 10, 1972

    Golden Earring show poster photo November 10 1972 Germersheimn (Germany) show


    Germersheim (Germany) Kongresshalle Support act Kin Ping Meh, ticket 7,50 DM.

    Show poster photo and info found on Germersheim Facebook page by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Fan info, show poster photo Facebook page Germersheim, confirmed show
    November 11, 1972

    Golden Earring ticket#222 November 11, 1972 Trier (Germany) show


    Golden Earring ticket#222 November 11, 1972 Trier (Germany) show


    Trier (Germany) Vereinshaus Trevirus Support act Dust II, ticket 9 DM Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ebay ticket auction scan, confirmed show
    November 13, 1972

    Golden Earring show poster November 13, 1972 Mainz (Germany) show


    Golden Earring show ticket#01075 November 13, 1972 Mainz (Germany) show


    Mainz (Germany) Kurfürstl. SchloΒ Support act Dust II, ticket 7 DM, promotor Z-Music-Management and Star-Club Konzertbüro.

    Show poster photo thanks to Micky Waue!

    Ticket scan found on Ebay auction, thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ebay ticket auction scan, show poster, confirmed show
    November 15, 1972

    Golden Earring show ticket November 15, 1972 Kaiserslautern (Germany) show


    Kaiserslautern (Germany) Landwirtsschaftshalle Support act Dust II, ticket 6 DM.
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ebay ticket auction scan, confirmed show
    X, 1972 Singen (Germany) Scheffelhalle - Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, unknown date - unconfirmed show
    X, 1972 Uster (Switzerland) Pünt-Turnhalle Support act Les Sauterelles Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unknown date - confirmed show

    Golden Earring October 1972 Netherlands tour info Muziekkrant Oor #20, October 11, 1972

    Concerts 1973 City Venue Info Source\Status
    January 13, 1973 Brussels (Belgium) Vorst Nationaal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book Popmuziek van Dag Tot Dag Jaren 70, confirmed show
    February 22, 1973 Delft Stadsdoelen First try-out show with quadrophonic equipment Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#1 (continuing story part 14), confirmed show
    February 23, 1973 Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Support act Chamberlain, setlist, second try-out show with quadrophonic equipment Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#1 (continuing story part 14), confirmed show
    February 24, 1973 Terwolde Scherpenhof Third try-out show with quadrophonic equipment, other source mentions a show at a German festival! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#1 (continuing story part 14), unconfirmed show
    February 24, 1973 Düsseldorf (Germany) Philipshalle Hot Rock Festival, featuring the likes of Family; Home; Hawkwind; Golden Earring; Focus; Savoy Brown; Vinegar Joe; and the Mick Abraham's Band. The festival was presented by SIP (Sounds-International-Production). Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, festival poster, confirmed show
    February 25, 1973

    Golden Earring Hulst review in newspaper


    Hulst Sporthal Den Dullaert Fourth try-out show with quadrophonic equipment, newspaper review mentioned date February 24, 1973: to be researched! Promotor Jeugd en Muziek, attendance 1000 visitors Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper review, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#1 (continuing story part 14), confirmed show - uncertain date
    March 08, 1973

    Golden Earring German tourdates March 1973 Sounds magazine 2-1972


    Kassel (Germany) Stadthalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 09, 1973 Hamm (Germany) Zentrallhalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 10, 1973

    Golden Earring show ticket March 10, 1973 Oldenburg (Germany) - Weser Ems Halle


    Oldenburg (Germany) Weser - Ems Halle Support act Epitaph, ticket DM 8 presale, DM 9 venue Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan internet, confirmed show
    March 11, 1973 Salzgitter (Germany) Gymnastik Aula Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 12, 1973 Göttingen (Germany) Stadthalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 13, 1973

    Golden Earring ticket#1527 March 13, 1973 Wuppertal (Germany) - Stadthalle show


    Golden Earring show poster with Epitaph March 13, 1973 Wuppertal (Germany) - Stadthalle show


    Wuppertal (Germany) Stadthalle Support act Epitaph, ticket DM 8 presale, DM 9 venue Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan internet, confirmed show
    March 14, 1973

    Golden Earring ticket 1973 Hannover show


    Hannover (Germany) Niedersachsenhalle Support act Epitaph, ticket DM 8 presale, DM 9 venue, fan info: Hi Casper, I would like to send you the ticket stub from a Golden Earring concert. I have a ticket from Hannover/Niedersachsenhalle March 1973. In your list you don't have the exact date. I'm sorry but I can't give it to you either. When you look at the ticket, you see that half the ticket is missing. Half of it was ripped off by the guard at the hall. But at least it gives you the name of the support band: Epitaph. Wilfried Lilie (Lohheide/Germany) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    March 15, 1973 Rendsburg (Germany) Nordmarkhalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 16, 1973 Kaunitz (Germany) Niederrheinhalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 18, 1973 Osnabrück (Germany) Halle Gartlage Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    March 23, 1973 Breda Het Turfschip Support act Dizzy Mans Band, ticket FL. 7,50, promotor Argos Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    March 28, 1973 Heidelberg (Germany) Stadthalle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, http://db.etree.org/bs_d.php?year=1973&artist_key=12147
    March 29, 1973 Bingen (Germany) Stadthalle Support act might be Epitaph, ticket DM 7, promotor Star Club concerts in Co-production mit Z-Music-Management Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, confirmed show
    March 30, 1973 Regensburg (Germany) Mensa Uni Support act might be Epitaph. From this show a 7 track bootleg excists. Track list: 1. A Thousand Feet Below You, 2. Big Tree Blue Sea, 3. From Heaven From Hell, 4. Brother Wind (including long drum solo by Cesar Zuiderwijk), 5. Stand By Me (with guitar intro by George Kooymans), 5. I'm Going To Send My Pigeons To The Sky (37 minute version with bass solo!), 7. I Can't Get a Hold On Her. More info wanted about this show! (I earlier on listed this show as a May 1971 show but it was pointed out to me this is a 1973 recording) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, bootleg track list, confirmed show
    March 31, 1973 Königshofen (Germany) T.F Halle Support act might be Epitaph Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 02/1973 page 8, confirmed show
    April 01, 1973 Singen (Germany) Scheffelhalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 04/1973, Page 7, confirmed show
    April 02, 1973

    Golden Earring show poster April 02, 1973 Lorrach (Germany) show


    Lörrach (Germany) Stadthalle Ticket DM 6,50, support act Sixty Nine Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster photo, confirmed show
    April 03, 1973 Koblenz (Germany) Rhein Mosel Halle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Sounds magazine (German Edition) 04/1973, Page 7, confirmed show
    April 08?, 1973 Frankfurt (Germany) Volksbildungsheim Ticket DM 6,50 (Golden Earring + Leo Sayer + The Flying Wind?) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ebay ticket scan, confirmed show - date uncertain
    April 18, 1973

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    Den Haag Malieveld, Open Air Veronica concert, 13 year Veronica radio, afternoon show, power failure, attendance 100.000 visitors. setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article, confirmed show
    April 21, 1973

    Golden Earring show ticket#5862 April 21, 1973 Kiel - Ostseehalle


    Kiel (Germany) Ostseehalle Popfestival, Ticket DM 15? (Golden Earring + Spencer Davis Group + Chicken Shack and others), promotor Star-Club Concerts.

    Ticket scan thanks to Norbert Czybulka from Kiel!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    April 23, 1973
    Bietigheim (Germany) Sporthalle am Viadukt Popfestival (Golden Earring + Spencer Davis Group + Chicken Shack and others)l Ticket DM 15?

    Poster scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    April 25, 1973

    Golden Earring Show poster April 25 1973 Marburg (Germany) - Stadthalle


    Golden Earring Show poster April 25 1973 Marburg (Germany) - Stadthalle


    Marburg (Germany) Stadthalle Support act ? Evening show, ticket DM 6,50.

    Show poster photo's found on Ebay by Ruud Mols and Edwin Knip!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster photo's, confirmed show
    April 27, 1973

    Golden Earring Show poster April 27, 1973 Schiedam - Passage Theater


    Schiedam Passage Theater Promotor Martin Green's R&B Society (Martin Groenhorst). The Passage Theater show was cancelled by the band because of lack of technical facilities (high-power unit) planned support act The Flails. Article in Schiedamse Courant May 01, 1973: Optreden plotseling afgelast GOLDEN EARRING GAAT AF. Schiedam. Golden Earring heeft vrijdagavond (27 april 1972) enkele honderden fans een teleurstelling bezorgd door niet op te treden. Als reden voerde de groep aan, dat de technische voorzieningen in het Passage Theater, waar het concert gegeven zou worden, niet aan de eisen voldeed. Drie dagen van te voren had de formatie zich er overigens wel mee akkoord verklaard.

    Binnen de gelederen van de Martin Green-Organisatie, die de popavond op touw had gezet, betekende de beslissing van de Haagse groep Paniek. Een paar duizend gulden aan verkochte kaartjes moest aan de weliswaar geduldig wachtende Earring-bewonderaars, die uit alle delen van het land waren gekomen, terugbetaald worden en de groep The Flails, die in het voorprogramma zou spelen, kon onverrichter zaken naar huis terug. Het medewerkersteam van Green was danig verontwaardigd over de Earrings, die hen voor niets de ingewikkelde installatie had laten uitpakken. Voor het Passage-personeel leverde de toestand een vrije avond op.

    ONVOLWASSEN. De heer H. Berg, directeur van het Passage Theater, was van mening, dat de Golden Earring flink was afgegaan. "Wat een stelletje onvolwassen gasten", was zijn reactie. "Grote theatergezelschappen hebben hier gespeeld, Rory Gallagher kon hier optreden, evenals Slade, en dan komt zo'n Golden Earring ineens met eisen dat de voetlichten verwijderd moeten worden en de drempel waar de bovenkant van de orkestbak begint. Ook de electriciteitsvoorziening was niet goed". De dupe van het snelle vertrek van Golden Earring vrijdag-avond is Martin Green die hierdoor een flinke financiële klap heeft gekregen. "Ik schat de schade toch zeker wel op een gulden of zevenhonderd. Maar ik laat het er niet bij zitten. Dat er moeilijkheden kwamen had ik wel voorzien, vanwege de vele eisen, die de formatie in haar contract stelt. Daarom had ik de groep ook gevraagd om eerst te komen kijken. Een paar dagen voor het optreden keurden ze alles goed en vrijdagavond lieten ze het ineens afweten. Volgens mij is dat contractbreuk." Dat Golden Earring nog niet van Martin Green's Society af is, staat als een paal boven water. In elk geval indien noodzakelijk langs juridische weg wil Green de kosten van de schade uitbetaald krijgen. Schiedams Stadsblad - 3 mei 1973

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Popmuziek van Dag Tot Dag Jaren 70, Schiedamse Courant Newpaper April 25 1973: "Martin Green presenteert Golden Earring in Passage", Schiedamse Courant Newspaper May 01 page 1, 1973 article: "Golden Earring gaat af" (This Article can be found at Golden Earring Museum library 1972 (year error probably), confirmed date - no show
    April 29, 1973 Alphen aan de Rijn Rijnstreek Sporthal Support act The Brave New World, ticket FL. 8 Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, confirmed show
    April 30, 1973 Nijmegen De Vereeniging First performance with quadrophonic sound equipment Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    May 05, 1973 Wateringen Velo Sporthal - Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research

    First UK tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    May 10, 1973

    Golden Earring 1973 first British Tour flyer front


    Ad for first British Golden Earring Tour 1973


    London Global Village Reception. Support act Third World War, during this first British Golden Earring tour their new quadrophonic sound equipment was used! Tour organised by Track International in association with Gemini Artists. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad copy by E-mail UK fan Pete Crawford, confirmed show
    May 11, 1973

    Golden Earring UK Track Record Company issued poster (Collection Edwin Knip)


    Bath University Support act Third World War.

    Golden Earring UK poster issued by Track Record company photo thanks to Edwin Knip!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad copy by E-mail UK fan Pete Crawford, confirmed show
    May 12, 1973

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    Brighton College of Education Support act Third World War, UK fan Pete Crawford send me an e-mail about this so far unknown show: May 06, 2008: Hi Casper,
    Great website - I check it all the time. I've got a couple of amendments to the first UK tour. I've been meaning to let you know about these for ages, but you know what it's like - there's always another day! Anyway, here goes - There was a concert at Brighton College of Education on May 12th. I remember it well as my sister was at that college at the time and a group of us left school early and drove down to Brighton. It was the first time I had ever seen GE live and there were probably only about 150 people there. I also met the band as they drove out of the college in their black Mercedes. I remember telling them that I would see them again at the concert at the Black Prince, Bexley the next month, which was ideal as I lived in Bexley! However that concert was actually cancelled as the stage was too small. Since then I have seen them dozens of times and I will be making my annual trip to Tilburg to see them this Friday (the 4th year running) I've also got two tickets for Shepherds Bush next year already. It's fantastic to see them come back to England after over 30 years - I'm sure both dates will be sold out well before the event. Keep up the great work!

    Regards and best wishes, Pete Crawford
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad copy by E-mail UK fan Pete Crawford, confirmed show
    May 13, 1973

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    Plymouth Guildhall Support acts Third World War and Leo Sayer, ticket 60 pence advance/Venue 60 pence, promotor Van Dike Organisation.

    Contract scan thanks to Edwin Knip!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad copy by E-mail UK fan Pete Crawford, Ad scan Tonny Steenhagen (to be added), confirmed show
    May 15, 1973

    Golden Earring 1973 UK tour sticker!


    Bognor Regis, West Sussex Club Rex Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad copy by E-mail UK fan Pete Crawford, confirmed show
    May 18, 1973 Norwich University of East Anglia Support act Third World War, Review in NME May 19, 1973. page 24: EARRING IS BELIEVING In the wake of Focus, Lindsey Boyd investigates another Dutch band that look set to impress. To people whom think Focus is the only band to emerge from Holland, may I introduce Golden Earring. They have been together for several years but, remarkably, are only just playing their first British tour. They are solidly booked through till June, are gigging all over the country and should cause a few heads to turn in the process. I saw them at a recent reception held by Track records for them and the Third World War and, in contrast to the set-up at most receptions, they were given enough time to play a near-normal set. The audience warmed to them quickly and although it was their first gig here, they performed an exceptionally fine selection of their funky jazz-rock material. Afterwards, as the alcohol was drained and the plumage wilted, I spoke to the band's bass player/organist Rinus Gerritsen. He was pleased with the way the performance had gone although was probably unaware of how catastrophic receptions can be for a band and therefore that Golden Earring had broken the customary barrier very quickly and effectively. "We're not accustomed to such a small stage - or such a small audience," he said. "When you're used to playing to 5000 people it's a bit strange to be faced with just a few." I hastened to point out to him that, however diminutive the size, the gathering's reaction to the band's music should be far from disheartening. As one of Holland's most popular bands - their singles and albums can always be found lurking near the top of the charts there - it's surprising that they have never gigged in Britain before. "We've recorded here in the past," says Rinus, "but never managed to organize a British tour before. That was partly because of permit difficulties, a problem we no longer face. And since we've been involved with Track things have been better organized for us anyway." However, their activities have not been limited to the Dutch market. When they outgrew their homeland they moved into Germany and their popularity throughout Europe resulted in an extensive tour there with The Who. This, Rinus says, was a big boost for the group, a chance to be aired to a wide variety of audiences. (There have even been a couple of lengthy U.S. tours.) The peculiarity of Golden Earring's status here - their arrival on our shores with very little advance publicity at a fairly mature stage in their career - is a reflection of their experiences in the rest of Europe. Said Rinus: "Unlike most groups, we built up our reputation by playing live to people who did not have much idea of what to expect. As a result of these appearances we were able to sell a lot of records. Usually it's the other way round - a band gets a lot of publicity from a record and because of that people go to see them onstage. "We hope to do the same in England - to build up our audiences from scratch." I said I thought that the bands that did make it that way - through the hard slog and the all-important emphasis on the live performance - were the ones who lasted longest in the end. (I rest my case. Ed.) "Yes," he said. "But it takes such a long time to get there." However, it has worked for them on the Continent and I hope it will do the same here. If that first appearance was anything to go by, they deserve to be seen by a lot in their one month in England. During the visit there will be discussions with Track on the nature of their next record release here. Then perhaps, they'll visit us again and we'll know what to expect from what is, at the moment, something of an unknown quantity. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 19, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad May 19, 1973 London - LSE


    London London School of Economics (Haughton Street) Support act Longdancer, ticket 50 pence presale\Venue 55 pence.

    Record Mirror (May 26, 1973) review: "Longdancer/Golden Earring. An Ominously sparse crowd graced the tiny London School of Economics auditorium for what turned out to be a very interesting concert. Despite a total lack of atmosphere Longdancer created their own mood with a really stoned-out set that drew warm response. Though they must be one of the most untogether bunch of performers ever, boy they sound good. They produce amazing harmonies and songs that hook you first time. Golden Earring, in case you haven't heard, is a Dutch band unheard of over here but huge on the Continent. Using quad sound they create a pretty powerful attack on the senses. Basically it's driving rock from bass drums and lead, with singer Barry Hay alternating from guitar to sax and flute. They know how to move and how to use a crowd, but you got the feeling they were playing the wrong type of gig."

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, Show Review Record Mirror Magazine May 26 1973, confirmed show
    May 20, 1973 Wolverhampton Catacombs (Misspelled Catacankers in ad) Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 21, 1973

    Golden Earring show overview for first British tour May 1975


    Nottingham Golden Diamond Club Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 22, 1973 Liverpool Liverpool University Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express May 12, 1973, confirmed show
    May 23, 1973 Manchester Stoneground Club Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 24, 1973 Newport (Monmouthshire Wales) Kensington Court Club Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 25, 1973 Salford Salford University Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 26, 1973 Cromer Links Pavilion Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 27, 1973

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    London The Roundhouse Chalk farm GT. Western festivals presented Golden Earring, Back Door, String Driven Thing, Fat Grapple, John ST. Field. Ticket UK 70p Concert from 4 pm to 11 pm. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    May 29, 1973

    Golden Earring show flyer May 29 1973 Portsmouth - Tricorn Club


    Golden Earring show poster May 29 1973 Portsmouth - Tricorn Club


    Portsmouth Tricorn Club (Misspelled TM Carn Club in ad) Support acts Third World War and DJ Andy Clague, ticket 40p.

    Flyer for this event mentions German (!?) Top Band Golden Earring, promotor Cromat.

    Show flyer thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Email info received from Allesandra Borri: (Italy) : Hi Casper ! Please take a while to take a look on a website with all music halls in Portsmouth area. I have seen a Golden Earring concert poster for the Golden Earring show at Portsmouth - Tricorn Club 29th May 1970 with Third World War. Check out the Portsmouth Music Scene - The Tricorn Club webpage by Michael Cooper. I'll hope you will appreciate it! All The Best, Alessandro.

    Show poster link thanks to Alessandro Borri! Thanks to Michael Cooper as well!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME May 12 1973, ad New Musical Express May 19 1973, show flyer, confirmed show
    May 29, 1973 London Old Grey Whistle Test TV Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Fan info
    May 31, 1973 Wellington, Shropshire Town House Support act Third World War Sources: Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    June 01, 1973 London Kings Cross Cinema Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    June 02, 1973 Bromsgrove Shenstone New College (Misspelled Shenslane New College in ad) Support act Third World War Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, confirmed show
    June 03, 1973 Bexley (Kent) Black Prince Support act Third World War, show cancelled due to too small stage (see May 12, 1973 tourdate info) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad NME magazine May 12 1973, Ad New Musical Express Magazine May 19 1973, fan info (cancellation), confirmed date - no show
    June 04, 1973 London Rainbow Theatre Support act unknown, might have been Third World War, question is if this show has been performed as Golden Earring only performed smaller venues during this first UK tour and playing Rainbow twice would be surprising as fan Tonny Steenhagen pointed out. Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, unconfirmed show
    June 05, 1973

    Golden Earring UK Hearing Earring album promotion


    London Rainbow Theatre Support act unknown, might have been Third World War, question is if this show has been performed as Golden Earring only performed smaller venues during this first UK tour and playing Rainbow twice would be surprising as fan Tonny Steenhagen pointed out. Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, unconfirmed show

    This tour was organised by Track Records in association with Gemini productions.

    Ad for first British Golden Earring Tour 1973


    Concerts 1973 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
    June 10 or 11?, 1973

    Summer Rock Festival June 10 or 11?, 1973 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) - Radrennbahn


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    Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Radrennbahn Golden Earring performed at the two-day 1er Summer Rock festival (on June 10 and 11 1973) Golden Earring probably replaced another band as Golden Earring was not on the official bill and not mentioned at the festival poster. Promotor Mama concerts. From this gig some original footage surfaced in January 2014 on the internet at YouTube (unfortunately without sound), during this festival promotional photo's were made by Claude Vanheije, several of these pictures were used for the Moontan album insert. Several of these pictures were also published in the Muziek Parade music magazine#196, which was published August 1973. Actual show date unknown, show might be performed on June 11, 1973.

    The Albino Moon website mentioned this additional info: Golden Earring did a gig at the Radstadion (Velodrome) Frankfurt am Main. The Velodrome was part of the sport arena Waldstadion. On 10 and 11 June 1973 Mama concerts presented the 1. Summer Rock Festival in Frankfurt am Main. On 09 and 10 June 1973 Mama concerts also presented the 1. Summer Rock Festival in Berlin. Many artists performed on both festivals but some acts were cancelled. Golden Earring was not mentioned on the concert poster. Golden Earring filled in. Pics were shot by Claude Vanheye and published Muziek Parade 08 / 1973 No. 196.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Muziek Parade music magazine#196 August 1973, Golden Earring live at Frankfurt 1973 YouTube video, unknown date - confirmed show
    June 29, 1973

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    Bolsward Open Air Heamielfeesten Support act UFO Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, dressing room band member photo's, confirmed show
    June 30, 1973 Lochem Openluchttheater - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 01, 1973 Wijk aan Zee Venue unknown - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 04, 1973 Tilburg Stadsschouwburg - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 05, 1973 Vlissingen Sporthal - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 06, 1973

    EDIT


    Valkenburg Scala Support act Sympathy, ticket FL 7.50, promotor Wim Bosman.

    Show poster photo thanks to Bas Dekker!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, newspaper announcement, show poster photo, confirmed show
    July 07, 1973 Epen Venue unknown - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 10, 1973

    Driebergen - Openluchttheater postcard picture


    Driebergen Openlucht theater Support act Solution, different source states July 12, 1973? July 10 probably correct as the band performed on July 12 1973 in Harderwijk. setlist.
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed date - confirmed show
    July 11, 1973 Ommen Openluchttheater - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 12, 1973 Harderwijk Feesttent industrieterrein Boulevard Ticket FL. 7.50, support act Sympathie.

    Fan info Tonny Steenhagen: Had ik je al eens doorgegeven dat de show op 12 Juli 1973 in Harderwijk in een feesttent aan de boulevard was gehouden? Ik kom uit Harderwijk. Ik was 12 toen en mocht niet... maar thuis konden we de muziek horen, zo luid was het! Groeten, Tonny.

    ENIG OPTREDEN OP DE VELUWE ZAL ZEKER DUIZENDEN JONGELUI GAAN TREKKEN. THE GOLDEN EARRINGS KOMEN OP 12 JULI IN HARDERWIJK
    Donderdagavond 12 juli wordt er door de zeer bekende popgroep THE GOLDEN EARRING een zomeravond concert gegeven in de feesttent die geplaatst wordt aan de ingang van het industrieterrein. Dit concert wordt georganiseerd door 2 bekende plaatselijke bedrijven, fa. Scheer en Foppen - Donkerstraat 55 en VIP Vrijetijd mode - Donkerstraat 39 te Harderwijk, in samenwerking met Wim Bosman promotion. Kaarten á f 7,50 zijn bij genoemde firma's verkrijgbaar ook 's avonds aan de feesttent. Dit wordt een avondvullend concert. Voor de muziekliefhebbers wordt dit een grandioos festijn. Al 8 jaar lang staat de Earring aan de top. Dat heeft niet minder dan 16 hitsingles in eigen land, een respectabele collectie hitsingles in diverse Europese landen en 7 á 8 elpees opgeleverd. Om maar niet te spreken van de ruwweg 1000 optredens en de vele tournees. Zonder overdrijving kan men stellen dat de Earring elke vierkante meter van Holland en België heeft gezien. Ook Duitsland is bekend terrein. Het is echter kenmerkend voor de Earring dat een optreden bij hun geen routinewerk is, maar elke keer weer gekenmerkt wordt door de dynamische inzet. De formatie die net teruggekeerd is van een succesvolle tournee door Engeland, maakte tweemaal een coast to coast tour door de States. Verder moet nog opgemerkt worden dat de Earring concerteert in quadrafonie: de installatie is hiervoor zo uitgebreid dat niet alleen een extra wagen moest worden aangeschaft, maar ook een aparte technicus.

    Newspaper article Schilder's Nieuwsblad July 16 1973: Golden Earring stelden trommelvliezen op de proef. Veel belangstelling voor optreden in Harderwijk.

    Niet op comfortabele stoelen of banken, maar gewoon in het gras met het dak van een grote tent boven zich. Zo genoten duizenden jongelui van het optreden van The Golden Earring.

    HARDERWIJK-Het zomeravondconcert dat afgelopen donderdagavond plaats vond bij het industrieterrein is een enorm succes geworden. Het ruim duizendkoppige publiek dat opgekomen was om naar hun "muziek" te luisteren heeft een ongekende avond gehad. In het voorprogramma trad de nieuwe popgroep "Sympathie" op. Na de pauze kwam de Golden Earring op toneel die men buitengewoon luidruchtig ontving. Al na de eerste nummers was de jeugd wild enthousiast, mede door de magnifieke lichtshow met tientallen felgekleurde schijnwerpers en de enorme quadrafonische geluidsinstallaties. De geluidmixer achter de mix-tafel liet het geluid van een of meer instrumenten de enorme tent binnenkomen door middel van de 4 in de hoeken opgestelde luidsprekers die plm. 3.50 meter hoog waren. De geluidsman kon zelfs het geluid van alle 4 musici apart uit één van de vier geluidsboxen laten komen. Al met al, bijzonder imponerend en luidruchtig hetgeen de jeugd wel waardeerde, te merken aan het enthousiaste applaus. De Golden Earring moest na een lang applaus van het publiek nog een toegift geven. Al met al een fijne avond voor de jeugd.

    Newspaper articles thanks to Ruud Mols! Articles typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper articles Schilder's Nieuwsblad July 09 and 16 1973, confirmed show
    July 13, 1973

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    Lemmer Feesttent kermisterrein

    Show ad published in Leeuwarder courant July 13 1973. Thanks to Hans Hermans!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan internet Leeuwarder courant July 13 1973, confirmed show
    July 14, 1973 Callantsoog Venue unknown - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    July 15, 1973

    Golden Earring show poster July 15 1973 Den Burg - Sarasani


    Den Burg (Texel) Circus Sarasani Concert cancelled due to illness of one of the bandmembers.

    Original show poster photo sent by and thanks to Klaas Hauwert!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book Popmuziek van Dag Tot Dag Jaren 70, agenda Muziekkrant Oor, show poster photo, confirmed date - no show
    August 04, 1973

    Golden Earring cancelled for Sneekweek 1973 show August 04, 1973


    Sneek Feesttent Sneekweek, concert planned but cancelled at last moment due to unknown reasons.

    Cancellation mentioned in newspaper article Leeuwarder Courant: Earring in Leeuwarden, niet in Sneek. Golden Earring, die dinsdagavond in de manege in Sneek zou optreden, heeft dat konsert op het laatste moment afgezegd. In plaats daarvan komen de vier Hagenaars op vrijdagavond 17 augustus in Leeuwarden, waar zij vanaf acht uur in de Harmonie spelen. De toegang is daar F 8,50. De voorverkoop begint zaterdag 11 augustus.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book Popmuziek van Dag Tot Dag Jaren 70, newspaper article Leeuwarder Courant, confirmed date - no show
    August 17, 1973

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Leeuwarden De Harmonie Ticket FL. 8,50 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article Leeuwarder Courant August 04, 1973, confirmed show
    August 18, 1973

    Bilzen festival poster for Golden Earring show August 18, 1973 Bilzen (Belgium) - Jazz Bilzen'73 Festival tourdate.


    Jazz Bilzen'73 Festival logo


    Bilzen (Belgium) Jazz Bilzen'73 Festival Jazz Bilzen'73 Festival, ticket BF 600 presale/BF 800 venue, during this festival promotional photo's were made by Claude Vanheije, several of these pictures were used for the Moontan album insert.

    Email from the promotor from this festival and many more concerts: Hello Casper, The many concerts I did with Golden Earring were in the Seventies, so more than 40 years ago. I first put them on the bill of the Bilzenfestival in 1973, than a 5 day tour in the most important cities of Belgium later that year and a few more gigs furthermore in the Seventies. I had quite a good contact with them during that time when Jacques Senf was their manager. Especially with George Kooymans, who invited me at his home in Rijkevorsel Belgium where he was living then. Unfortunatly after amost 1.000 concerts in a 50 year span, I don't have much memorabilia left from the early days. But still have the Bilzenposter of 1973, which I have enclosed in attachment. Kind regards, Ludo.

    Info found at www.memoire60-70.be website: En Août 1970, lors de la sixième édition du Bilzen festival, le groupe hollandais Golden Earring avait refusé de monter sur scène. En cause : son obligation de devoir jouer sur le matériel d'amplification de marque Davoli, mis à leur disposition. Le manager du groupe avait invoqué que le groupe avait consacré des années à se façonner un son totalement perso et qu'il n'était donc pas question de jouer sur un matériel qu'il estimait de piètre qualité. Mais les organisateurs avaient refusé. Le manager de Golden Earring s'empressa alors de se rendre auprès du caissier pour encaisser le cachet. Inattentif, ce dernier règla rubis sur l'ongle sans se rendre compte que le groupe n'avait pas rempli son contrat. Les musiciens, pendant ce temps, repassaient la frontière.

    En 1973, Golden Earring avait pris énormément d'importance. Il venait de sortir l'album Mountan qui montait dans les charts. À l'initiative de Mardeb, Fons Coch reprit contact avec l'agence du groupe et lui mit le deal en mains : l'asbl Jazz-Bilzen retirait sa plainte et renonçait à récupérer l'argent indument versé en 1970 à la condition que le groupe revienne se produire sur la scène de Bilzen. Ce qui se réalisa le samedi 18 août sous des tonnerres d'applaudissements. Huit jours plus tard, "Radar Love" entrait dans le Top 40 hollandais.

    Piero : Ça faisait longtemps que les Hollandais volants n'étaient plus venus en Belgique, et c'est bien agréable de les revoir. Ils sont toujours excellents. Ils y vont de leur rituel habituel : la voix angoissée de Barry Hay, la sauvagerie de George Kooymans, les solos de basse délirants de Marinus Gerritsen. Cesar Zuiderwijk se taillera aussi sa tranche de spectacle, déchaîné derrière sa batterie. Impossible de rester assis.

    Golden Earring démontre qu'il est vraiment l'un des meilleurs groupes de hard rock du monde. La foule est de plus en plus excitée. Incident malheureux lors du rappel. Certains veulent rester assis, ils bombardent de boites de Coca les premiers rangs qui sont encore debout. Mais ceux-ci ripostent. Réaction en chaîne : les boites se mettent à voler dans tous les sens. Trente blessés légers à la tente de la Croix rouge. Ah la bêtise humaine ! Finalement tout le monde se lève pour le deuxième rappel : Back Home. La foule reprend en chœur. Un grand moment du festival.

    Bilzen festival poster thanks to Ludo Debruyn!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article, Jazz Bilzen festival website, festival poster, confirmed show
    August 31, 1973

    Golden Earring show ticket_1178 Toppop festival Rotterdam


    Rotterdam Sportpaleis Ahoy Avro's Toppop festival to celebrate the 50 years AVRO broadcasting corporation. Ticket FL. 10 with Redbone, Dr. Hook, Albert Hammond, Stories and Georgie. TV broadcasts on September 15 (Part 1) and September 17 (Part 2) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    September 01, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad September 01, 1973 Sappemeer


    Golden Earring show announcement September 01, 1973 Sappemeer August 23 1973 newspaper


    Golden Earring show announcement September 01, 1973 Sappemeer August 23 1973 newspaper


    Sappemeer Centrum Theater Evening show starting time 20.15 hr.

    Golden Earring newspaper scans thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper scans internet August 23 1973 and September 04 1973, confirmed show
    September 05, 1973 Haarlem Kennemer Sporthal Support acts Sandy Coast, Be My Guest, ticket 6,50 guilders, starting time 19.30, with quadrophonic equipment. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 08, 1973

    Golden Earring show poster September 08, 1973 Purmerend


    Purmerend Markthal op de Koemarkt Evening show starting time 20.30 hr, support act Los Angeles

    Golden Earring show poster photo thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster photo, confirmed show


    UK Magazine ad for Hearing Earring album on Track Records

    Second UK Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    September 15, 1973

    Crystal Palace Garden Party ticket #47011, September 15, 1973


    Crystal Palace Garden Party program (front cover) September 15, 1973


    Crystal Palace Garden Party program (front cover) September 15, 1973


    London Crystal Palace Concert Bowl Garden Party festival With Blue, Backdoor, Tony Joe White (solo set), Lou Reed, Beck Bogart and Appice, The Section, James Taylor. Garden Party Program, ticket UKP 2,50\Venue UKP 2,80, promotor John Smith Productions Ltd. in association with Melody Maker.

    A review from this Garden Party can be found in the New Musical Express September 29, 1973.

    The Crystal Palace Garden Parties ran from 1971 to at least the end of the 1970s. Usually there were two a year and most of them seem to have been blessed with reasonable weather - with one or two exceptions. Promoted chiefly by Harvey Goldsmith and associates, they featured somewhat strange mixtures of artists at times, but they always seemed to make money and the Palace was a nice place to see music during what passes for the British summer.

    Sources: Fan info, festival program, ticket scan, Melody Maker Garden Party ad, confirmed show
    September 24, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad September 24, 1973 London - Marquee


    London Marquee (Wardour St W1) Review of this show in New Musical Express October 06, 1973: "Live Golden Earring. Barry Hay, Cesar Zuiderwijk, Rinus Gerritsen and George Kooymans sound impressive and they are. They are the four rockers commonly known as Golden Earring - a Dutch band with an ever-increasing following. Their message is rock and their music is heavy. The Marquee shuddered under the Golden Earring sound and the audience stretched back to the days when loud and earthy entertainment was the in thing. Don't go and see them if it's soft melodie stuff that you're wanting... they're heavy metal kids and it was obvious that the Marquee stage was far too small for their sound. Their stage act looks impressive with Barry Hay prancing about under fluorescent lighting and Rinus Gerritsen twinkling away on the keyboards. Cesar loves to do his spectacular drum piece where he stands up after a solo and does an unusual leap over his drum kit. Unfortunately the tightness of the Marquee playing area didn't really suit him and most of the drums went with him as he did his trip. But the tightness and professionalism of Golden Earring is remarkable, they are as popular as Heineken in Holland and I'm sure they'll be big over here providing they get the right place to perform. By the way their single Radar Love is something to be listened to."

    Another review of this show in Sounds magazine October 06, 1973: "Golden Earring." It's not every day that you see a band of colossal continental stature squeezing into London's intimate but legendary Marquee Club armed with eight tons of gear, quadrophonic bins, lights and a follow spot. Seeing Golden Earring playing at the Marquee was a pleasant surprise to a mind conditioned to believe that heavy is horrible. A packed audience of English converts and Dutch compatriots gave Earring a warm welcome and the band quickly made it abundantly clear that dynamic was the key word for the evening. Grown journalists were seen to wince visibly the shattering power of the million watt PA. Not surprisingly with so much reserve power the sound clarity was perfect and the sea of human flesh rolling before the band pounded and throbbed with the vibrations of the ultimate in ballsy bass sounds. For all their heaviness, Earring have got a class which puts them one step over most other heavy bands. Their sound is fairly funky with some good melodic riffs and intricate playing occasionally featuring electronic effects as an enhancement of the overall rather than a substitute. Added to the audio is the visual and this is something else. Cesar Zuiderwijck not only does good drum solos, he also literally jumps over the whole kit by the light of the silvery strobe and lead singer Barry Hay has a rough aggressive sexual appeal which undoubtedly gets a few girls between the legs (as they say in Suzi Quatro interviews) The band rock in no uncertain terms with a maximum of visual excitement and action. Golden Earring is the product of seven years working together and it shows. You'll be queueing to see them at the Rainbow in a year's time." - PAUL WEIR .
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, Reviews for this show in New Musical Express magazine October 06 1973 and Sounds Magazine October 06 1973, magazine show ad, confirmed show
    September 27, 1973 Liverpool St. Georges Hall - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, confirmed show
    September 28, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad September 28, 1973 Manchester - Stoneground


    Manchester Stoneground

    Melody Maker Show (partial) ad scan thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, ad Melody Maker, confirmed show
    September 29, 1973 Hemel Hempstead The Pavilion Support String Driven Thing, ticket 70 pence advance/Venue 80 pence, promotor Alfandary Associates in arrangement with the Pavilion.

    Melody Maker ad scan thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, ad Melody Maker magazine (UK), fan info, confirmed show
    October 01, 1973 Aylesbury - - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973
    October 03, 1973 Guildford Civic Hall - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973
    October 05, 1973

    Lou Reed with Golden Earring show ad October 05 and 06, 1973 London - Rainbow


    London Rainbow theatre First live performance of "Just Like Vince Taylor"? Opener for Lou Reed, setlist, live recording excists (37 min.)

    Ad scan thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Bootleg info text, Sounds magazine September 15, 1973, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, Wolfgangs vault concert site, confirmed show
    October 06, 1973

    Lou Reed with Golden Earring show ad October 05 and 06, 1973 London - Rainbow


    Lou Reed with Golden Earring show ticket#UU46 October 06, 1973 London - Rainbow


    London Rainbow theatre Opener for Lou Reed, setlist with different order compared to October 05, 1973.

    Concert Summary:
    Bertus Borgers - sax, trumpet?
    Rinus Gerritsen - bass
    Robert Jan Stips - keyboards?
    Barry Hay - vocals, flute
    George Kooymans - guitar, vocals
    Cesar Zuiderwijk - drums, percussion

    One of the most powerful rock music forces to ever emerge from the Netherlands, Golden Earring is one of few bands to achieve international chart success in three consecutive decades, first with their hit cover of the Byrds "Eight Miles High" in 1969, followed by "Radar Love" in 1973 and "Twilight Zone" in 1982. The latter two remain staples of classic rock radio today. As a band never content to follow any formula for very long, they approached each album like a new enterprise, often reinventing their music. In 1973, they released their most popular album, Moontan, which gained them a much larger fan base and allowed them to tour internationally as a headliner (with Kiss and Aerosmith among their opening acts).

    This performance, recorded on the second night of a two-night stand at London's Rainbow Theater, when Golden Earring opened for Lou Reed, captures a particularly interesting moment in time for the band. Their Moontan album had just been released, this was the groups first engagement at the Rainbow, and it was just prior to their first taste of international recognition. Although limited to a 45-minute set, they pack a serious punch in the time allotted.

    Like the previous night, Golden Earring kicks the set off with "She Flies On Strange Wings," the George Kooymans-penned opus that became the single from their 1971 album, Seven Tears. Originally divided into two parts on the single, here it is expanded even further, clocking in at over eight minutes and featuring an extended opening sequence and adventurous playing throughout. This is a prime example of the way the band would often begin a song calmly and mysteriously and continuously build up the intensity level.

    Next up is "Big Tree, Blue Sea," a song originally featured on their self-titled 1970 album that was revamped with an additional flute arrangement for Moontan. This is another highly adventurous modular piece, with obvious similarities to later era Jethro Tull and having a distinct progressive-rock bent. Initially mixing electronics and flute over a delicate groove, this eventually develops into a lengthy hard rocking guitar workout, epitomizing the Moontan-era sound they were now developing in concert.

    It is obvious that the band is in very good spirits here and the performance reflects this. But nowhere is their enthusiasm better reflected than on the next song, "Radar Love." Brand new, this highly ambitious number is crackling with energy here. From the opening bass riff, it is obvious that Golden Earring is on to something special. This song would of course go on to become a career defining moment for the group and hearing it when it was so fresh and new is undeniably exciting.

    The set concludes with a truly monumental version of an extreme rarity from the group's back catalogue. Originally released in December of 1969 as the B-side of the band's "Another 45 Miles" single, "I Can't Get A Hold On Her" clocks in at nearly 15 minutes here. Needless to say, they approach this number in a highly improvisational manner that allows the musicians plenty of room to flex their musical muscles. This is a hard driving performance that shows the band applying the progressive rock approach of "Moontan" to vintage material. The interplay between guitarists Gelling and Kooymans is never less than impressive and propels this set closer into a blazing jam. Gerritsen takes a pummeling extended bass solo toward the end, followed by a short drum romp by Zuiderwijk, before they finally veer off into outer space with an echo-laden vocal improvisation as the tape stock ran out. Although incomplete, the nearly 15 minutes that were captured here is a fitting conclusion to a set of very ambitious music. This is Golden Earring when they were arguably entering the most spectacular phase of a career that has attained incredible longevity.

    Ad scan thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, bootleg info text, ticket scan, Sounds magazine September 15, 1973, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973, Wolfgangs vault concert site, confirmed show
    October 07, 1973 Colchester Woods Leisure Centre - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express magazine September 22 1973
    October 14, 1973 London\Londen (England) Lyceum Opener for Badfinger, IRA bomb scare led to crowd being evacuated during Badfinger's set.

    Partial text out of an interview in Music Business Worldwide with Bill Curbishley (Trinifold management founder and manager for the Who) confirming how the Earring got signed for the Track label: WHEN YOU TOOK OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE WHO IN THE '70S, DID THEIR CAREER NEED SORTING OUT? Oh yeah. I was a determined person in those days, and there was a lot to be changed – their affairs weren’t in great shape. But what I soon found was that I would go into a room to meet with record company executives and rip the arse out of them. I just wanted it more than them. I also found I had the ability to think on my feet – I’ve always been very good with figures. Roger, initially, was my champion, and I owe him a lot.

    "I SOON FOUND I’D GO INTO A ROOM TO MEET WITH RECORD COMPANY EXECUTIVES AND RIP THE ARSE OUT OF THEM."

    Roger did a solo album [1973’s Daltrey], and it was all songs written by Leo Sayer. I went across to Universal – or then, MCA – with the Roger album, plus Leo Sayer’s Silverbird, and an album by a Dutch band called Golden Earring, best known for Radar Love. Universal said: we really like these two albums – Daltrey and Silverbird – but we’re not sure about this Dutch band. I said to MCA: listen, they’re great live and they're playing the Lyceum in London, supporting someone else - come along and see them. We get to the venue on the night, and there’s an IRA bomb scare. Everyone’s kicked out of the theatre, and they’re searching it for two hours. We go back in, and there’s nobody from MCA there. I thought, shit. I phoned up MCA the next morning and said: ‘Where were you?’ They said, ‘We couldn’t get anywhere near that venue for the crowds! We’ve got to sign this band!’ And as a result they had a huge album.

    Info thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Sounds magazine September 15, 1973, confirmed show


    Concerts 1973 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
    October 19, 1973 Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Support act Snafu, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info
    October 20, 1973 Voorburg Sporthal de Vliegermolen Support act CCC Inc., 3000 visitors, setlist, promotor Wim Bosboom Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    October 21, 1973 Arnhem Musis Sacrum Afternoon show, support act Snafu, attendance 1400 visitors, promotor Wim Bosboom, at least performed during this show She Flies On Strange Wings, I'm Gonna Send My Pigeons To The Sky, Radar LOve and encore Money.

    newspaper review: "Arnhem blijft warm lopen voor de Earring".

    ARNHEM BLIJFT WARM LOPEN VOOR DE EARRING. VEERTIEN HONDERD ENTHOUSIASTELINGEN IN MUSIS SACRUM. Veertienhonderd man heeft Golden Earring gistermiddag naar de concertzaal Musis Sacrum weten te trekken. Dat betekende een met popliefhebbers afgeladen Musis voor het eerst sinds een hele tijd. De Earring had ook alles mee: het weer was druilerig en dus echt geschikt voor een popfestijn, de entreeprijs was niet al te hoog opgeschroefd, en de Earring is weer helemaal in. Hun nieuwe elpee Moontan immers breekt alle verkoopcijfers en hun single Radar love staat hoog op de hitparade.

    Ik herinner me nog hun optreden uit de jaren '64, '65. Ook toen was de Earring, die toen nog The Golden Earrings (met zang van Frans Krassenburg) heette, al razend populair, al was hun optreden heel anders: melodischer en minder hard. De formule is gewijzigd naarmate Barry Hay meer van zich deed spreken in de groep. Een keiharde formule is het geworden, die inmiddels alweer jaren meegaat. Het optreden van de groep bood gisteren dan ook geen verrassingen. Het Arnhemse publiek kent het verloop van het Earring-optreden, compleet met de drumsolo van Cesar Zuiderwijk, de bassolo van Rinus Gerritsen, de exotische samenzang van de vier groepsleden, de harde stem van Barry Hay, het hoge gilletje en de uitstekende gitaarsolo van George Kooymans. Maar het Arnhemse publiek blijft het waarderen. Waarom ook niet? Het optreden blijft imposant, spectaculair, vol vuur en dynamiek. De groep draait momenteel als een steeds beter geoliede machine, en de kleurrijke lichtshow is mooier dan ooit.

    Het publiek was zeer enthousiast gedurende het gehele Earring-optreden dat anderhalf uur duurde. Ouwetjes als She Flies On Strange Wings en I'm Gonna Send My Pigeons To The Sky gingen er in als koek. De werkjes van hun nieuwe elpee Moontan klonken uitstekend. Ook daarvan de uitgewerkte versie van Radar love. Uiteraard bereikten de publieke emoties hierin zijn hoogtepunt. De Earring-formule, een schijnbaar oneindig succes. Maar de groepsleden zelf hebben zo langzamerhand hun twijfels gekregen. Logisch als je al jaren zo samenspeelt maar eigenlijk steeds in hetzelfde kringetje blijft draaien, zonder dat de Grote Doorbraak naar het Angelsaksische Mekka werkelijk in zicht is.

    VOORPROGRAMMA. In het voorprogramma stond gisteren de Engelse groep Snafu (spreek uit: Sneffoe) die de Earring tijdens hun Britse toernee heeft leren kennen. Het optreden van Snafu begon een half uur te laat in verband met technische trubbels. Het bleek een groepje te zijn dat tot heel aardige dingen in staat is. Vooral instrumentaal deed Snafu het vaak niet gek. De solo-zang had aanmerkelijk beter gekund, maar daar woog de uitstekende close-harmony zang weer goed tegen op.

    Al met al was het middagje pop van eigen en Britse bodem een geslaagd gebeuren. Organisator Wim Bosboom toonde zich na afloop een tevreden mens. "De toernee van de Earring door ons land, die vrijdag is begonnen verloopt erg goed". Zei hij. "In de Vliegermolen in Voorburg waren zelfs drieduizend mensen. De Earring heeft een dieptepunt gehad, maar is daar nu kennelijk helemaal overheen". En de massa stroomde Musis Sacrum uit, dik tevreden, want een toegift van de Golden Earring-boys (Money) had er ook nog ingezeten.

    Thanks to Berry Albers for typing in this newspaper review!

    Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper show review, confirmed show
    October 28, 1973

    Golden Earring show announcement October 28 1973 x - x (Germany)


    X (Germany) x To be added.

    Info thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show announcement found on internet, confirmed show
    November 02, 1973 Coesfeld (Germany) Stadthalle - Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
    November 03, 1973 Venlo Concertgebouw Support act Snafu, show mentioned in agenda Muziekkrant Oor music magazine Oktober 1973 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, agenda Muziekkrant Oor music magazine Oktober 1973
    November 04, 1973

    Golden Earring show photo November 04, 1973 Amsterdam - Concertgebouw


    Golden Earring show review for November 04, 1973 Amsterdam - Concertgebouw tourdate.


    Amsterdam Concertgebouw Support act CCC Inc. Several reviews for this show in Disc Magazine (UK) December 01 1973\Muziekkrant Oor music magazine November 1973 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, review in Disc Magazine (UK) December 01 1973, Review Earring en CCC Inc. Muziekkrant Oor, confirmed show
    November 09, 1973 Slikkerveer Electrozaal Support act Snafu Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info,
    November 10, 1973

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Zwolle IJsselhal Support act Snafu Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info,
    November 11, 1973 Terwolde Recreatiecentrum De Scherpenhof Afternoon show, support act Snafu, starting time 14.30 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper scan internet, confirmed show
    November 11, 1973

    Golden Earring show announcement November 10, 1973


    Veendam Sorghvliethal Evening show, ticket FL. 7,50, support act Snafu, quadrofonic show. Newspaper announcement mentioned date Saturday November 10, 1973 for this show, conflicts with Zwolle show. To be researched! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper scan internet, uncertain date - confirmed show
    November 13, 1973

    Golden Earring show photo Brussels - Ciné Marni show November 13 1973


    Golden Earring show photo Brussels - Ciné Marni show November 13 1973


    Brussel\Bruxelles (Belgium) Ciné Marni Support act Fetish? Fans mentioned a 1973 show at Brussels were Radar Love has been performed. This was an additional Belgium show date for the already mentioned 4 Belgium shows.... internet announcement: Golden Earring tient un hit mondial : son « Radar Love » cartonne partout. Par-dessus le marché le dernier album du groupe, « Moontan », est une petite merveille. En novembre, le groupe est le premier de calibre international à faire une véritable tournée en Belgique (Bruxelles, Anvers, Louvain, Liège, Tournai). Il épate tout le monde avec un système d′amplification quadriphonique qui fait jaillir le son autour du public, lui donnant l′impression que les musiciens se projettent en différents points de la salle. C'est du délire ! Je considère le concert au Marni comme l'un des meilleurs de l'année.

    Belgian Golden Earring fan Eric Piettre sent me additional info about this concert and the exact date: Hi Casper, just a precision about one Golden Earring concert date. The 1973 show at Marni Brussels was on Tuesday November 13th, 1973. Hereby the link of an interesting Belgian web site about rock in Belgium. J. Jième, owner of this website, was part of the organisation team who set up the Woluwé festival show in 1971 with Golden Earring as headliner. Nice weekend. Eric Piettre.

    Actual show photo's published on http://www.memoire60-70.be/, Golden Earring au Marni photo's © Guy De Maeght

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, internet anouncement, Belgian Rock website, confirmed show
    November 14, 1973 Antwerpen\Anvers (Belgium) La Salle Roma de Borgerhout Support act Fetish Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, internet anouncement, confirmed show
    November 15, 1973 Leuven\Louvain (Belgium) Alma II Support act Fetish Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, internet anouncement, confirmed show
    November 16, 1973

    Golden Earring show  ticket_755 Liege - Salle du Conservatoire November 16 1973


    Luik\Liège (Belgium) La Salle du Conservatoire Support act Fetish (might be spelled Fetysh)

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, fan info, internet anouncement, confirmed show
    November 17, 1973 Kortrijk\Courtrai (Belgium) Halles de Courtrai Support act Fetish Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, internet anouncement, confirmed show
    November 24, 1973 Maassluis Sporthal Support act Catapult Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    November 25, 1973 Nijmegen De Vereeniging Support act Catapult Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed show
    December 30, 1973 Assen Zaal Bellevue Kerst Volleybal Toernooi slotmanifestatie, attendance 1500 visitors. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper scan internet, confirmed show

    Third UK Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    November 30, 1973

    Golden Earring show announcement November 30, 1973 Hastings - Pier


    Golden Earring show poster November 30, 1973 Hastings - Pier


    Hastings The Pier setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used, support acts Nutz & Music Machine Disco, ticket 75 pence presale\Venue 95 pence, promotor ACE.

    Several comments on this show found on the internet:

    Martyn Baker: Wonderful gig, that night. Mixed live in Quadrophonic sound too, as I recall, probably for the first and last time on Hastings Pier. What a fantastic Rn'B band they were.

    Terry Huggins: They were originally called the Tornadoes, but had to change their name as there was already a band by that name (The other band had an instrumental hit with Telstar). They became the Golden Earrings, but later dropped the "the" and the "s".

    Jim Hobbs: I was there that night. Great gig in the very week they got to number one with Radar Love. I recall that the numbers were very low, which was a shame as they were amazing with great sound from their Quadrophonic sound system. Vanilla Queen (from Moontan) is still a favourite track. I wonder if their drummer still jumps over his kit on the last chords of Radar Love? Also saw them play Brighton Dome with Lynyrd Skynyrd in support (they stole the evening), some gig!

    Michael Mepham: Hey Jim, I roadied most of that tour and that gig for sure. Silly sods in the Dome management wouldn′t allow the quad p.a. to be set up at the back of the theatre so there were 2 stacks on each side of the stage. LS were really good too and made GE play even better.

    Kevin Carlyon: Bloody hell. I printed these at Berfort Reproductions and used to go out fly posting with promoter Joe Morowski!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973, confirmed show
    December 01, 1973

    Golden Earring tour dates third UK tour


    Cambridge Corn Exchange setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used, review for this show in Record & radio Mirror: December 08, 1973. Golden Earring. So what about Golden Earring. I'd heard them twice before on their previous tour and once in Amsterdam before venturing up to the unknown pastures of Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday evening. It's significant to point out that this is Earring's first major-headlining tour of this country and the confidence is showing in the band and the box office.

    Despite the wintry conditions in the hall due to the fuel crisis and all that, the Earring show, using quadrophonic sound was one of fire and excitement - the locals, obviously associating themselves with the band through their latest single Radar Love didn't quite expect the intensity that Earring generated. I found out a couple of new things which I hadn't sussed out before as well. Drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk ain't as ham-fisted as I'd thought and his light touches reminded me of a conductor waving his baton.

    Bassman Rinus Gerritsen really got the crowd off with his solo stint. He really manages an incredibly earthy sound and pushes hard on his instrument - both Rinus and Cesar had been slightly indecisive and overshadowed by lead guitarist George Kooymans and vocalist Barry Hay on their last tour.

    It boils down to a special kind of individual personality and taste which makes Earring more than just a 'heavy' band. Songs such as Just Like Vince Taylor in comparison with Radar Love show a wide musical range. The act really came together during the latter part of the gig as Barry had been troubled beforehand with bladder trouble and George "just didn't feel right" in his own words.

    Despite the sub-zero temperature the sweat was lashing off both the band and audience by the ned and Cesar even managed to do his jumping over the drum kit leap although there was an acute shortage of landing space. It's a pity Earring's first major tour might be affected by the petrol crisis. Apparently they couldn't play Plymouth the next evening because they coulndn't get enough diesel for their equipment truck. A lot of people might miss an incredibly good and professional act - both musically and visually. - John Beattie

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Review in Record & Radio Mirror: December 08, 1973, confirmed show
    December 02, 1973

    Golden Earring show poster December 02 1973 Plymouth - Guildhall


    Plymouth Guildhall Support act Keith Christmas, show was cancelled according to Cambridge show review in Record Mirror: December 08 1973. (A problem these days was fuel for the equipment trucks as Europe suffered from a gasoline crisis. Fuel was really a big problem these days and the cause of some cancelled shows! (Casper Roos). Ticket advance 70 pence/Venue 70 pence, promotor Van Dike Organisation. The show was performed on March 12 1974 and to make up for this cancellation the ticket price was then reduced. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17 1973, Record Mirror December 08 1973, Record Mirror February 09 1974, confirmed date - no show
    December 07, 1973

    Golden Earring show ticket (part) December 07 1973 Norwich - University Of East Anglia


    Norwich University Of East Anglia setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used, Promotor U.E.A Students Union, starting time 20 hr.

    Ticket photo thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17 1973, ticket photo, confirmed show
    December 08, 1973 Cromer Links Pavillion setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17 1973
    December 09, 1973 Colchester Woods Leisure Centre setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973
    December 11, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad December 11 1973 Dagenham - Roundhouse


    Dagenham Roundhouse Support act Moonstone, setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used.

    Fan info Albert Goodwin: Hi Casper My first ever Golden Earring gig. Village Blues Club, Dagenham. Apparently the support act were a band called Moonstone and the set list was: Strange Wings, Vince Taylor, Big Tree, Vanilla Queen, Radar Love, Get a Hold on Her and I'm Gonna Send My Pigeons To The Sky.

    Info sent by Ken Ansted: Hello Casper, Here is an advert from the Melody Maker for the band's gig at the Village Blues Club which was at the Roundhouse in Dagenham on December 11th 1973 I attended the gig as well ;-) I hope it is of some use for your website. Regards Ken Ansted (Village Blues Club Historian)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show ad, confirmed show
    December 12, 1973

    Golden Earring show ticket#B66 December 12 1973 Brighton - The Dome


    Brighton The Dome setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used, ticket balcony 85 pence Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973, ticket scan, confirmed show
    December 13, 1973 Stoke Heavy Steammachine setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used, review for this show in Sounds Magazine Dec. 1973 (UK) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973, review Sounds Magazine Dec. 1973 (UK), confirmed show
    December 14, 1973 Scarborough Penthouse Cancelled at the last moment due to too small stage. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973, cancellation: fan info, confirmed date - no show
    December 15, 1973

    Golden Earring ad for December 15, 1973 Liverpool - Stadium


    Liverpool Stadium Golden Earring special guest for Caravan, setlist, Promotor Cosmic City Entertainments. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973. Liverpool Stadium fansite, confirmed show
    December 16, 1973 Birmingham Barbarella's setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Nov. 17, 1973
    December 17, 1973 Manchester Free Trade Hall Support act Ducks Deluxe, ticket 85 pence, setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used.

    show review Arts Guardian December 18 1973 scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Ticket scan collection Casper Roos.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, show review Arts Guardian December 18 1973, confirmed show
    December 21, 1973

    Golden Earring show ad December 21 1973 Edmonton - Sundown


    Golden Earring show Circle ticket#G39 December 21 1973 Edmonton - Sundown


    Golden Earring Arena show ticket#610 December 21 1973 Edmonton - Sundown


    Edmonton Sundown 'Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza' with Bees Make Honey, Ducks Deluxe, Brinsley Schwarz and Golden Earring, ticket 85 pence, Promotor John & Tony Smith in association with Track International, setlist, Quadrophonic sound system used Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, poster scan, music magazine ad scan, ticket scans, confirmed show


    Golden Earring show poster January 14, 1975 Offenbach (Germany) - Stadthalle


    Concerts 1974 City Venue Info Source\Status
    Unknown date, 1974 Arnhem Musis Sacrum Fan reported he has seen Golden Earring at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem in 1974, date unknown, info wanted, might be the October 21, 1973 with support act Snafu. To be researched! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed date and show
    Unknown date, 1974 Kapelle Dorpshuis De Vroone Fan reported he has seen Golden Earring at dorpshuis De Vroone in Kapelle (Zeeland) in 1974, date unknown, info wanted. To be researched! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, unconfirmed date and show
    January 04, 1974

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    Rotterdam De Doelen Support act Catapult, ticket FL. , Promotor Wim Bosman.

    Newspaper review January 07 1974: Geen gestumper meer bij Golden Earring door SRED VAN WIJNEN ROTTERDAM - De Nederlandse popgroep Golden Earring heeft vrijdagavond in een goed gevulde Rotterdamse Doelen een geslaagde proeve van bekwaamheid afgelegd. Zowel in de muziek als in de opwindende uitvoering ervan bleken zanger Barry Hay, gitarist George Kooymans, basgitarist Rinus Gerritsen en drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk zich bekwaam te hebben ontworsteld aan eenzijdige traditionele rock-stamperij. Weliswaar vormde de rock and roll ook nu de basis van hun vitale geluid, maar toch had deze muziek meer pretentie. Niet dat de vier Hagenaars nu onmiddellijk zelf tot het puikje van de internationale pop avant-garde behoren. Maar ze lieten horen dat ze zich er wel degelijk door hebben laten inspireren. Hun laatste, uitstekende langspeelplaat "Moontan" bewees dat trouwens al eerder. De toepassing van kostbare, professionele apparatuur zoals een quadrafonische geluidsinstallatie (uit vier zaalhoeken), synthesizers en veel fleurige schijnwerpers was daarvan niet minder een bewijs. Jammer genoeg bleek Golden Earring niet in staat er in de zaal een optimaal resultaat uit te halen. Teveel werd de zich aanstekelijk ongedwongen over het podium bewegende Barry Hay vocaal overspoeld door een zee van andere geluiden. Daardoor kwamen talloze, op de plaat helder klinkende geluidsfragmenten nauwelijks tot hun recht. Niettemin brachten de reuzensprong van drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk over zijn drumbatterij heen, de weelderige gitaarbijdragen van George Kooymans en het zelfbewuste zingen en acteren van Barry Hay de zaal van meet af aan in feeststemming. Ondanks technische bezwaren was aan deze op zijn minst spectaculaire voorstelling van de Golden Earring oneindig veel meer plezier te beleven dan aan de vaak aandoenlijk stumperige vertoningen van de meeste Nederlandse popgroepen.

    Newspaper ads and review scans thanks to and typed in by Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, newspaper ads and review January 07 1974, confirmed show
    January 05, 1974

    Golden Earring ticket#372 January 05 1974 Breda - Turfschip


    Golden Earring ticket#0720 January 05 1974 Breda - Turfschip


    Breda Turfschip Support act Catapult, ticket FL. 7,50.

    Ticket scan courtesy and thanks to Hans Koort!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scans, fan info, confirmed show
    January 09, 1974 Kassel (Germany) Stadthalle Support act probably Alquin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, confirmed show
    January 10, 1974 Sindelfingen (Germany) Ausstellungshalle Support act Alquin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, confirmed show
    January 11, 1974 Ravensburg (Germany) Oberschwabenhalle Rock Festival with Eloy, Spencer Davis Group, Alquin, Titanic. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, confirmed show
    January 12, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#439 January 12, 1974 München (Germany) - Theater an der Brienner Strasse


    München, Bayern (Germany) Theater an der Brienner Strasse Support act Alquin, ticket DM 17, promotor Lippmann + Rau, setlist, PA sound problems (according to) small show review called "Earring Things" in UK Melody Maker magazine January 19 1974.

    Ticket scan thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, show review in UK Melody Maker magazine January 19 1974, confirmed show
    January 14, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#453 January 14, 1974 Offenbach (Germany) - Stadthalle


    Golden Earring show poster January 14, 1974 Offenbach (Germany) - Stadthalle


    Offenbach (Germany) Stadthalle Support act Alquin, ticket DM. 12, promotor Lippmann + Rau, concert poster Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, ticket scan, concert poster photo, confirmed show
    January 15, 1974 Düsseldorf (Germany) Rheinhalle Support act probably Alquin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, confirmed show
    January 16, 1974

    Ticket#66999 Golden Earring Germany 16-01-1974


    Heidelberg (Germany) Stadthalle Support act Alquin, ticket#9999910 DM\12 DM, ticket#66999

    Ticket scan collection Casper Roos.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scans, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974, confirmed show
    January 17, 1974 Hamburg (Germany) Musikhalle Support act probably Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974
    January 18, 1974 Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Nordmarkhalle Support act Alquin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad Germany Sounds magazine 01-1974
    January x, 1974 Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Markthalle Support act Alquin Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
    February 16, 1974 Lousanne (Switzerland) - Show probably not performed at this date as it contradicts with the February 16 Zürich (Switzerland) show. Source: Golden Earring tour overview, confirmed date - probably no show
    February 16, 1974 Zürich (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Volkshaus With special guests Cockney Rebel, Duffy and Freeway 75. Show contradicts with dates mentioned in Golden Earring tour overview, to be checked Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster scan
    February 17, 1974 Zürich (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Volkshaus Show contradicts with dates mentioned in Golden Earring tour overview Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring tour overview


    Fourth UK Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    February 28, 1974
    Cheltenham Town Hall Start of the fourth Golden Earring UK tour, with special guest Alquin, setlist, for this tour the Quadrophonic Golden Earring sound equipment was used, also The Who's lighting show equipment was used where practicable.

    Earring set for U.K. tour.
    Earring begin their first major UK tour at Cheltenham Town Hall on February 28. Earring, at present in Holland, are due back in London towards the end of this month to record a follow up single to Radar Love. Accompanying Golden Earring on all tour dates will be Alquin.

    Tour dates are as follows: Cheltenham Town Hall February 28, Bath University March 1, Bristol University 2, Croydon Greyhound 3, Birmingham Town Hall 4, Cardiff Top Rank 6, Manchester University 7, Doncaster Top Rank 8, Leeds University 9, Reading Town Hall 11, Plymouth Guild Hall 12, Swansea Top Rank 13, Southend Kursaal 15, Cambridge Corn Exchange 16, Norwich New Theatre 17, Glasgow Apollo 21, Newcastle Mayfair Ballroom 22, Liverpool Stadium 23 and London Rainbow 24.

    Magazine info typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express February 23 1974, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09 1974, Concert Flyer, confirmed show
    March 01, 1974

    UK Magazine ad for fourth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Bath University With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23 1974, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09 1974, confirmed show
    March 02, 1974
    Bristol University With special guest Alquin, attendance 1000 visitors, setlist.

    Show review A Dutch Treat : A Dutch Treat. Golden Earring must have been well-pleased with the opening night of their British tour at Bristol University last Saturday. Some 400 disappointed fans were turned away from their packed, sweltering concert and the thousand or more who managed to squeeze in were given an impressive demonstration of the Dutch band's sharp, lucid rock Music.

    The Group looked impressive from the start, hedged-in by banks of hardwear which thundered the message loud and clear through the Student's Union. They built up the atmosphere so well that drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk's much-vaunted leap over his mountainous drum kit was something of an anti-climax. Zuiderwijk's rich, dynamic drumming is the corner stone of Golden Earring's style, and the strong rhythms he laid down were developed with plenty of swift rocking action by guitarist George Kooymans and bassist/keyboard player Rinus Gerritsen.

    It is singer Barry Hay who gives the band their personality, and he was working hard at it last Saturday with that strange almost contorted delivery of his, all hip bending and curling fingers. The Group played through numbers from their "Moontan" album, and showed the musical range they've developed in their eight years together.

    Most of its angors are in driving electric rock with plenty of action on stage to keep the exitement level as high as possible. But they played well for their standing ovation and deserved every last yell and cheer from a very satisfied audience. The show-stopper was, naturally, "Radar Love." It's easily their best number and it demonstrates their powers as one of the most exiting, new - to this country anyway - groups, around today. This tour's going to win them a lot of friends. JOHN ACKLAND.

    Show review thanks to Gery Van den Berg - Hoetmer. Typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, confirmed show
    March 03, 1974

    Faulty Golden Earring March 03 1974 show date on Plymouth - Guildhall show overview


    Plymouth Guild Hall

    On the here published 1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview this show is dated for March 03 1974. As this is a year show overview published early in the year 1974 followed by the later that year published tourdates in NME I assume the day March 12 1974 for this Plymouth show is the correct one. Later on I received concert contract for March 12 1974 date so this show is NOT performed on March 03 1974.

    1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview thanks to Lammie Haveman and Ruud Boomgaard (Who sent me a photo of the show info in a re-print in Record Collector February 2023 Issue 541!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview, 1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview re-print in Record Collector February 2023 Issue 541, confirmed date - no show
    March 03, 1974 Croydon Greyhound Cancelled due to technical problems with the equipment, re-scheduled on March 05, 1974.

    Review for planned show in magazine article: Earring scrap gig. "Golden Earring cancelled their scheduled appearance at Croydon Greyhound last Sunday, the official explanation being given as - technical reasons with their equipment". Members of the public, some of whom had been waiting up to two hours to secure tickets, were annoyed that the gig was not called off until 5.30 p.m. Earring were planning to fulfil the Croydon commitment on Tuesday of this week."

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Magazine article Earring scrap gig (UK magazine), UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, confirmed date - no show
    March 04, 1974

    Golden Earring UK tour ticket#B31 Birmingham - Town Hall 04-03-1974


    Golden Earring UK tour ticket#135 Birmingham - Town Hall 04-03-1974


    Birmingham Town Hall With special guest Alquin, setlist, quadrophonic sound equipment problems, ticket 1,20 UK Pounds, ticket scan shows mispelled band name "Golden Earrings", promotor Mel Bush Organisation, review for this show in New Musical Express March 23, 1974:"FRONT ROW REVIEWS Golden Earring\Birmingham There's nothing double Dutch about Golden Earring except that it's incomprehensible how they can be so tight exciting and professional and original at once. And if you need any convincing, it's a case of Earring's believing. Earring were unable to use half of their quad gear at Birmingham Town Hall, the third gig on their current tour, but even so managed to come up with a near perfect set. They're self-indulgent and they wouldn't make the world's top musicians ratings, but they've been around long enough to know their capabilities and stick with them. Take drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk for a start. He's a real exhibitionist, bending over backwards, throwing his sticks into the air and catching them with impeccable timing. He's into parachuting and brings "Radar Love" to a climax, following a high speed drum solo, by vaulting over his kit with the arrogance and poise of a trained athlete. But Earring are not a one man band. There's also Barry Hay, whose distinctive voice tends to overshadow his potentialities on flute and sax, and George Kooymans, who goes a long way towards establishing the band's individuality. The band is completed by Rinus Gerritsen, who did an amazing solo where he pommeled his Danelectro bass into submission, stretched himself out in front of his stacks and finally fell backwards with his bass on top of him as though it were his master. The most endearing quality about them is that once they get an idea they develop it to fruition. And this, above all else, makes them a band definitely well worth 'Earring."- Steve Orme.

    80p Ticket scan thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, ticlet scans, magazine article New Musical Express March 23, 1974 ("FRONT ROW REVIEWS"), confirmed show
    March 05, 1974

    The Who and Golden Earring congratulations ad in New Musical Expres (UK magazine) February 23 1974 page 24


    Croydon Greyhound Originally planned March 03, 1974, setlist.

    Review for this show in Record Mirror: March 16, 1974: Piercing Earring. The Croydon Greyhound isn't exactly the best rock venue in the country, in fact, I'd rate it amongst the worst because of it's shape and size. It's OK for a band equiped with a small PA and little equipment but when you've got a group like Golden Earring appearing, problems arise. The Dutch lads are currently doing their fourth tour here and it's understandable that they want to present their best stage act with good lights and quad sound etc... At Croydon the Earring gig was cancelled on the Sunday and rescheduled for the following Tuesday because of stage set-up hassles. It became obvious that it wasn't going to be a good gig as soon as the band set foot on the makeshift platform. The hall has more width than length and the usually flexible quad sound seemed to be sandwiched inbetween. Fortunately Earring's lights were up to scratch and lead guitarist George Kooymans was in great form, probably better than I've ever seen him and the enthusiasm seemed to catch on with the others. The fans obviously enjoyed the loud proceedings and unlike previous tours, they were calling for numbers off Earring's Moontan album instead of pleading for Radar Love all night. Extrovert Barry Hay tried his darnest to overcome the vocal sound and drummer Cesar even managed to jump over his kit despite risking the chance of a broken leg on the precarious-looking stage. The audience enjoyed it and I'm sure they went home satisfied but it could have been so much better if the hall had had the right dimensions. John Beattie

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Article Record Mirror March 16 1974: "Piercing Earring", confirmed show
    March 06, 1974 Cardiff Top Rank With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, confirmed show
    March 07, 1974

    Golden Earring tour dates third UK tour


    Manchester University Show cancelled because of a too small stage.

    Dutch Golden Earring fan Peter van Loenen mentioned on Facebook about this concert:

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, fan info, confirmed date - no show
    March 08, 1974 Doncaster Top Rank setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974
    March 09, 1974

    Golden Earring March 09 1974 concert ad Leeds - University Refectory


    Golden Earring March 09 1974 concert ad Leeds - University Refectory


    Golden Earring March 09 1974 concert ad Leeds - University Refectory


    Leeds University Refectory Tickets 0.60 UK pounds, Promotor Leeds Univents, setlist

    Show ad sscan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23 1974, show ad scans, confirmed show
    March 11, 1974 Reading Town Hall setlist, promotor M.A.M. (Agency) Limited, birthday George Kooymans Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974
    March 12, 1974

    Golden Earring show poster December 02 1973 Plymouth - Guildhall

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    Golden Earring March 12 1974 concert contract part 1


    Golden Earring March 12 1974 concert contract part 2


    Golden Earring 1974 Spring tour promotional sticker


    Plymouth Guild Hall setlist, ticket price for this show only 40p to make up for the cancelation on December 02 1973 at this venue due to the fuel crisis what forced Golden Earring to cancel that show as there was not enough fuel for the equipment trucks,

    fan show comment: "I picked up a few of these stickers in 1974 at the gig they performed in Plymouth Guildhall when Golden Earring toured the UK to cash in on the success of their single 'Radar Love'. The main thing about the show I remember was that it was packed and that before Golden Earring came on stage there were a lot of people sitting down near the front and then a large contingent of real Hell's Angels turned up, there were a lot in the South West in those days, and they generally stomped on the sitting people to get to the front. One of the people they stepped on was a young black guy, a very rare sight in Plymouth in '74, and he said something back to the Angels and they set on him really badly. I don't know if they wanted to recreate Altamont but the atmosphere was very 'heavy' all night!" (Fan refered to a 1974 promotional sticker showing text Golden Earring upper left and a guy with an Golden Earring right of text)

    On the published 1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview this show is dated for March 03 1974. As this is a year show overview published early in the year 1974 followed by the later that year published tourdates in NME i assume the day March 12 1974 for this Plymouth show is the correct one.

    1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview thanks to Lammie Haveman!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, fan comment, 1974 Plymouth Guildhall show overview, confirmed show
    March 13, 1974 Swansea (Wales) Top Rank With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, Ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974
    March 15, 1974 Southend Kursaal Ballroom With special guest Alquin, setlist, ticket 1.1 UK pounds, Review for this concert in article Record & Mirror magazine, March 30, 1974 (page 25) Golden Earring: Their girls and groupies.

    Golden Earring's dressing room (looking more like Mother Hubbard's empty cupboard) reeks of perspiring bodies. Bottles of Southern Comfort litter the tables and slumped on the various chairs are the four Dutch guys looking decidedly wrecked. This is the aftermath of a concert in Southend and the band are exhausted. They ignore the girls, the promoters and managers who shuffle around consuming a fair amount of booze. Lead guitarist George Kooymans examines his big toe, his left one I think and rubs his swollen ankle, "I sprained it the other day, the ankle I mean," says George smiling. Barry Hay takes great care to clean his Sax properly but drummer Cesar and bass-man Rinus sit staring into open spaces like old men thinking about their lost abilities. But who needs remembrance when there are plenty of 'healthy' young ladies sitting around hopefully waiting to be whisked off to bed by one of the band? The trade name is groupies and I must say they figured quite a lot in our conversation on the way back to London. Over enthusiastic fans? "I love these girls hangin' around and if one is really sweet and she turns me on then I'll take her with me 'cause I love it," says Barry objectively. "But I'm lazy, I don't wanna work for it, that's the problem. I don't want to put myself on a different level, I hate that and I won't do it anymore. "The chick is going to go to bed with you and do something and she's doing it for reasons which I find very hard to accept as a partner. I'm not into using them so I take it easy."

    Not that Earring's vocalist would turn down an attractive offer, "All I want is a fantastic chick to come up and say, "hey lets get it on," to me and sure we'll just go and have some fun." It's quite difficult to suss out who are the groupies and who are the genuine fans in the Earring dressing room. I've seen familiar faces like the chick that designed the band's special outfits for the Rainbow concert or the unfamiliar schoolgirl fans that stand wetting their knickers just because Barry is actually signing an autograph. "I met this chick in Plymouth," recalls Barry, "and she couldn't have been more than 15 but in five years...? "We invited her round to our flat in London to chat with us one day after breakfast and she was really thrilled, "my friends at school won't believe this," she said. I don't have to rape the birds for something like that to happen. "I get a buzz out of situations like that because you don't have to drag them into bed and make love to them." Judging by Barry's reaction, Earring would probably like to bring their own steady girlfriends on tour with them but for financial reasons, it didn't look possible on this particular tour. "I used to be really wild about that and I still am if I happen to have a chick that is really nice. I couldn't cope with it though if she started moaning about the girl fans we have. It's like a woman who has a carpenter as a husband and doesn't like the bruises on his thumbs."

    Naturally the band are very concerned about the image they have with the public. One irritating hassle was a rather dubious comment made by another pop paper about Earring's reaction to a particular photo session. "I'll give you a good line on this one," says Barry, "but it was all a bit exaggerated. Somebody came down and wanted to interview the four of us separately and they said how about pictures and that was fine as long as they were separate shots. We wouldn't pose in a group together because we got up that morning really late and just wore any old garb, for what we thought was just an informal chat day. They could have stuck the four separate pictures together, we try to see it in an art way too and I just didn't want to come across as a nitty - gritty woodcutter so they were offended."

    The band has had some sound problems as well but I tend to put the blame on the type of halls that they've been performing in. The Southend gig was a typical example. The arena was something like a dome, particularly unsuited for the band's quad gear and on some numbers, the sound seemed to disappear 20 or 30 feet up to the ceiling without really circling below as intended. "I'm really ambitious on sound because it's an extra dimension, that's one of the reasons why we adopted the quadraphonic system - it happens to circulate the sound, at least that's what it should do and I think it's nicer for the people."

    A few years ago the Dutch group wouldn't even have considered any complicated system but as Barry put it, "the band has evolved at a ridiculous speed, we've always advanced technically but we reached a point where it's getting highly satisfactory the more we learn the quicker we get on. I notice it in my flute playing and singing." A couple of months back, Golden Earring decided that the best way to project themselves in the public eye, would be to come across as a unit. "It didn't turn out that way. We're completely different human beings, we have our own tastes and we're each into different things so we move with complete freedom. "Sometimes because we're so different, we find it really hard to get together about an idea and we usually always agree on the best alternative. Whoever comes up with it, doesn't matter because we've got a pretty good communication system with each other."

    Barry seemed eager to announce that Earring's next single will be a number called Instant Poetry although it hasn't been decided yet. "Some say we haven't decided we really don't have an alternative to release. In my opinion we've recorded a song that we really like and we've got tours in Spain and the States coming up. I just don't wanna wait that long for another single." Kooymans and Hay Co. wrote Instant Poetry and I'm lead to believe, unlike Radar Love, that it's based on reality rather than fantasy.

    "I mean Radar Love was not a thing that we could play anytime, we had to feel it. It was unreal but Instant Poetry is about washing machines, cars and robots, the reality of modern-day living in other words. It's a great song to dance to and the basic structure of the song reminds me of Radar Love. It's not a bad choice and it's the way that I'd really like to present our singles."

    Earring's next album should be interesting now that the band have a hit single under their belt and they have been accepted in this country. Hearing Earring, their first album released here was a mixture of ideas with none of them being particularly original. However the production work wasn't too bad considering the band were mixing five tracks a day!

    Moontan, the second album was a progression showing more of the individual talents of the band and so the third should prove the most vital to date. "We're getting really critical about recordings and I think we're going to be hypercritical about the next one. I just want to bring out an album which is absolutely fantastic, OK?" The thing about Earring is that they've reached a point of no return, they could perhaps turn out as one - hit wonders but on the other hand ….? Well I tend to believe in the latter whatever it may be even if they don't particularly care for the groupies and I do. John Beattie

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, review in Record & Mirror magazine, March 30, 1974
    March 16, 1974 Cambridge Corn Exchange With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, confirmed show
    March 17, 1974 Norwich New Theatre With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974
    March 18, 1974

    Golden Earring concert promotion Dunstable (UK) July 18, 1974


    Dunstable Civic Hall With special guest Alquin, setlist Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
    March 21, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#E28 Glasgow - Apollo March 21 1974


    Fake Golden Earring show poster Glasgow Apollo March 21 1974


    Glasgow (Scotland) Apollo Theatre With special guest Alquin, setlist, tickets 0,90\1,10 UK pound, #E 28 (stalls), promotor Scottish international..

    Fan review Steven Ross: I remember this gig. Alquin were supporting. They got a great response from the crowd. Golden Earring were really late on cos, as they said to the crowd, "We were watching Star Trek!!" After the drum solo on Radar Love, the drummer stood on his stool and did a somersault over his kit, fell off the stage and landed in the crowd. What a cheer. Still, he took it well and headed back up the stage.

    Please be aware of the fact that on Ebay a fake poster for this concert is on auction. I think it originates from an Italian source which made a re-designed poster for this show. It looks great, but as far as I know it's fake!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, ticket scans, fake show poster, show photo's Bobby Pool, Apollo venue website, confirmed show
    March 22, 1974 Newcastle Mayfair With special guest Alquin, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974
    March 23, 1974

    1974 Melody Maker UK magazine ad Instant Poetry


    Liverpool Stadium With special guests Alquin & Supercharge, ticket 88 pence, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, Liverpool Stadium fansite, confirmed show
    March 24, 1974

    Golden Earring UK tour ticket London 24-03-1974


    Golden Earring UK tour ticket#AA23 London 24-03-1974


    Golden Earring UK tour backstage pass London 24-03-1974


    London Rainbow With special guest Alquin, ticket 75p and 1,5 UKpound, setlist, promotor M.A.M. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, UK magazine Record Mirror February 09, 1974, ad New Musical Express Feb. 23, 1974, ticket scans, confirmed show
    March 25, 1974
    London Rainbow setlist, review of this show in New Musical Express March 30, 1974: "FRONT ROW REVIEWS Golden Earring/Rainbow. Last gig of the British tour - probably the most prestigious place to play and wouldn't you know they had equipment hassles. Late going on; an audience fed up with waiting; a sound system definitely below par. It would appear the evening was wrecked for Golden Earring. Starting with "She Flies On Strange Wings" (sound definitely bad) after which I personally would have given up. But then Earring, with their dogged Dutch determination and years of hassles behind them (presumably) don't let small details put them off. Soon, the sound was better and throughout all they appeared unruffled by apparently superficial difficulties. Frontman Barry Hay looking like a latter day tart, wearing horrid sun glasses and a star-apparent stance uses saxophone to great effect. When he's not playing it he plays with it - very sensuous. "Just Like Vince Taylor" sees Hay, once more doing his star trip acting out the role of a rock 'n roll idol, hand on hip, twitching his torso and bum around. Atually Hay is abot the only pseudo-sex symbol around at the moment without the pre-arranged "get 'em at it" tactics. He looks like he was born on stage and has worked on one since. "Radar Love" is obviously the killer number. And as the strains start a large majority of the crowd charge to the front of the stage, clapping their hands after encouragement from guitarist George Kooymans. George is a pretty cool guy actually, who plays very tasteful guitar, yet allows Hay to take the limelight. Very hip arrangement that. Anyway "Radar Love" is the number where the drummer among others does his pieces. He's allowed a certain amount of time doing his solo, while everyone claps. The old strobe light is put to effective use to make sure we're all certain he is the one to look at - and then, amid a cloud of pink\red smoke he leaps skywards and over his drum kit. Could have been an anti-climax after "Radar Love" but with smoke culminating in the hall and the red lights\blue lights switched on the band (giving them a horror movie effect) the rest of the set is hypnotic. Bass player Rinus, gets his opportunity to hog the lime\smoke - light and good old George does his special stint for the encore "Money". 'Ear ole are a band I've never witnessed before. They are above all, totally professional. Singer Barry is already a star - it's all so together it almost makes you want to have your ears pierced, again. - Julie Webb" Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, review in New Musical Express March 30, 1974, confirmed show

    This tour was organised by M.A.M. in association with Five-one productions.

    UK Magazine ad for fourth British Golden Earring Tour 1974

    Ad for fourth British Golden Earring Tour 1974



    First Spain Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    March 29, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement March 29, 1974 Bilbao (Spain) - Teatro Ayala


    Bilbao (Spain) Teatro Ayala Date mentioned in magazine ad, different source mentions March 30 1974? Magazine text: Golden Earring por primera fez concierto de rock and roll con sonido cuadrofonico dia 29 de Marzo a las 7.30 de la tarde Teatro Ayala (Bilbao) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad "El Hierro" magazine, Spain 1974 tour flyer
    March 30, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement March 30, 1974 Irun (Spain) - Teatro Principal


    Irun (Spain) Teatro Principal Concert ad La Voz de Espana newspaper March 26 1974 contains date March 30 1974. Different source mentions March 31 1974?

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, concert ad La Voz de Espana newspaper March 26 1974
    March 31, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement March 31 1974 Pamplona(Spain) - Teatro Gayarre


    Golden Earring show announcement March 31 1974 Pamplona(Spain) - Teatro Gayarre


    Golden Earring show review March 31 1974 Pamplona(Spain) - Teatro Gayarre


    Pamplona (Spain) Teatro Gayarre Different source mentions March April 02? That date is probably faulty. A former Golden Earring roadie mentioned the March 31 1974 Pamplona show was cancelled due to a lack of sufficient power supply. (Performing with quadrophonic equipment requieres even more power than a regular rock concert.)

    Fan info Bart van Alphen: Hi Jan Sander en Casper Roos, Ik heb een recensie gevonden van het Pamplona concert in de Spaanse krant 'Diario De Navarra' van 2 april 1974. Met behulp van Google translate ontcijfer ik dat ze inderdaad geluidsproblemen hebben gehad maar wel hebben opgetreden. Is er iemand in de Golden Earring Fans Facebook groep die de recensie kan vertalen?

    Golden Earring show ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, flyer Spain 1974 tour, March 31 1974 date show ad Diario De Navarra newspaper, April 02 1974 show review Diario De Navarra newspaper: Concierto de rock and roll con los "Golden Earring" en el Gayarre, confirmed date - show not performed probably
    April 01, 1974 Zaragoza (Spain) Cine Plafox Different source mentions Zaragoza show on April 03? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, unconfirmed date - unconfirmed show
    April 02, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement March 31 1974 Pamplona(Spain) - Teatro Gayarre


    Pamplona (Spain) Teatro Gayarre Different source mentions March 31? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, flyer Spain 1974 tour, unconfirmed date - show probably not performed on this date
    April 02, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement April 02, 1974 Barcelona (Spain) - Teatro Victoria in concert ad Hoja Del Lunes newspaper March 25 1974


    Golden Earring show announcement April 02, 1974 Barcelona (Spain) - Teatro Victoria in Hoja Del Lunes newspaper April 01 1974


    Barcelona (Spain) Teatro Victoria April 04, 1974 source is Spain tour flyer (to be checked!) Different source concert ad Hoja Del Lunes newspaper April 01 1974 mentions April 02 1974! As this ad was one day before the concert I believe this will be the correct date!

    Newspaper scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, concert ads Hoja Del Lunes newspaper March 25 1974 and April 01 1974, confirmed show
    April 04, 1974
    Barcelona (Spain) Teatro Victoria April 04 1974 source is Spain tour flyer (to be checked!) Different source concert ad Hoja Del Lunes newspaper April 01 1974 mentions April 02 1974! As that ad was one day before the concert I believe that will be the correct date! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, concert ads Hoja Del Lunes newspaper March 25 1974 and April 01 1974, confirmed date - no show
    April 04, 1974

    Golden Earring show announcement April 04 1974 Madrid (Spain) - Cine Alcala Palace in concert ad Hoja Del Lunes newspaper March 25 1974


    Madrid (Spain) Cine Alcala Palace Different source mentions April 04 1974 (April 02 1974 show review Diario De Navarra newspaper: Concierto de rock and roll con los "Golden Earring" en el Gayarre)

    Pueblo Periodico show ad thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, concert ad Pueblo Periodico newspaper April 04 1974, confirmed show
    April 05, 1974
    Madrid (Spain) Cine Alcala Palace Different source mentions April 04 1974, this proved to be the right date for the Madrid show. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Spain 1974 tour flyer, unconfirmed date - no show, probably performed on April 04 1974!

    Flyer Spanish Golden Earring tour 1974

    During this tour Golden Earring had problems with the power supply. Large generators had to be rented as the normal power supply at venues wasn't sufficient enough to perform according to a newspaper article which contained an interview with Barry Hay.

    Another newspaper article mentioned 10 Spanish shows in 11 days. More research is needed! Magazine article in Disco Express magazine 276.

    Golden Earring Spain tour concert ad Disco Express magazine March 29 1973

    Golden Earring tour itinerary June 1974 as supplied by former roadie Norbert van Westrienen

    Magazine article: "Earring" in opmars. Hilversum. Vrijdag. Maanden geleden stond Golden Earring met Radar Love nr.1 op de Top 40 van Veronica. Na enkele tournees door Engeland en Spanje komt Golden Earring-tekstschrijver Barry Hay met de alarmschijf Instant Poetry op muziek van George Kooymans. De plaat wordt ook in Engeland en Duitsland uitgebracht. "We zijn net terug van een tournee van elf dagen door Spanje waar Radar Love het ontzettend goed doet en daar ook de Top Dertig is binnengekomen", zegt Barry. "Dat hadden we eigenlijk niet verwacht, alhoewel Spanje ook langzaam maar zeker zijn rock and roll-fans krijgt." Golden Earring had in Spanje nogal problemen met de toelevering van krachtstroom, nodig voor de apparatuur. Die is bijna nergens beschikbaar. We moesten werken met zware generatoren. Op 28 april gaat de groep voor zes weken naar Amerika. Hay: "Dat wordt een geweldige tournee. We zitten in programma's o.a. samen met Procol Harum, Steve Miller en The Who." Op het ogenblik wordt hard gewerkt aan een nieuwe LP die in augustus op de markt komt.


    Third USA Tour Place Venue Info Source\Status
    May - July 1974 Various cities Several shows First USA tour with Cesar Zuiderwijk on drums. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 65
    May 01, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Washington D.C. Warner Theatre Headliner Boz Scaggs, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 66 & 261, confirmed show
    May 03, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    West Palm Beach, Florida Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for J. Geils Band, sold out (9000 visitors), setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 66 & 261, confirmed show
    May 04, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Tampa, Florida Curtis Hixon Hall Golden Earring special guest for J. Geils Band, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 66 & 261, confirmed show
    May 05, 1974

    J. Geils Band with Golden Earring show announcement May 05, 1974 Miami - Jai-Alai Fronton Sport Auditorium


    J. Geils Band with Golden Earring show ticket May 05, 1974 Miami - Jai-Alai Fronton Sport Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Miami, Florida Jai-Alai Fronton Sport Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for J. Geils Band, setlist, ticket US$ 6.5, promotors Howard Stein\Leas Campbell Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, photo book Haags(che) Bluf page 69, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 66 & 261, ticket scan, confirmed show
    May 07, 1974

    Procul Harum with Golden Earring show ticket May 07 1974 Cincinatti - Cincinatti University


    Procul Harum with Golden Earring show ad and announcement May 07 1974 Cincinatti - Cincinatti University


    Procul Harum with Golden Earring show review May 07 1974 Cincinatti - Cincinatti University


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cincinatti, Ohio Cincinatti University Golden Earring special guest with Billy Joel & for Procol Harum, The News Record May 10 1974 issue has a show review and reported Golden Earring had to perform on borrowed and unfamiliar equìpment as their own gear was still on a plane in Atlanta. Ticket US$ 5 advance\US$ 6 venue\US$ 4,50 for UC college students, Promotor UC Concert Committee in association with WEBN and The Queen's Jester, setlist, Full size show announcement The News Record May 07 1974 issue, Full size show review The News Record May 10 1974 issue.

    Hoi Casper, In bijgevoegd artikel uit "the News Record" van 7 mei 1974 wordt het concert van Procol Harum met special guest Billy Joel aangekondigd maar er wordt met geen woord gerept over Golden Earring. Ook in de bijbehorende advertentie geen Golden Earring te bekennen. Drie dagen later op 10 mei wordt in ditzelfde periodiek van de Cincinnati universiteit het concert uitgebreid gerecenseerd. Dit keer uitgebreid aandacht voor Golden Earring, groet Bart van Alphen.

    Newspaper ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen. Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, The News Record May 07 and May 10 1974 issues, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, Procol Harum fansite tour info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 67 & 261, confirmed show
    May 08, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#434 May 08, 1974 Northampton - Roxy Theatre


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Northampton, Pennsylvania Roxy Theatre Golden Earring headliner 2 (sold out) shows per evening, ticket US$ 2.50, setlist, e-mail info Andy Brown: Hello Casper, Compliments on your web site. It is clearly a labor of love and many fans surely appreciate the great detail you have provided. In 1974 I worked as the all night DJ at a progressive rock station in Allentown, Pennsyvania. WSAN also held inexpensive small venue concerts during the mid 1970's. As you have detailed on your site, Golden Earring headlined four sold out shows on May 8th and 9th in 1974 at the Roxy Theater in nearby Northampton, Pennsylvania, where WSAN held most of their concerts. Golden Earring's third U.S. tour to promote their recent Moontan album, which everyone at our station played and loved, was the first time I had ever seen Golden Earring, although I had become aware of them from back when their cover of Eight Miles High hit the airwaves in America (I was in high school).

    Anyway, the early U.S. release of Moontan on Track/MCA had the exotic semi nude dancer on the cover (we used to call her The Vanilla Queen). The station received a few dozen promotional copies of this album. After Radar Love really took off, the cover was changed. Nonetheless, there were a limited amount of these promotional copies for radio stations that contained a poster with a nude female torso with an ear with a golden earring superimposed into the navel of the torso. My album is long ago liquidated (I had too many vinyls and most weren't collectibles and when I got tired of moving them from abode to abode, I sold them all). Regards, Andy Brown

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, Muziek Express magazine article Het US tour dagboek van Rinus Gerritsen, e-mail info Andy Brown, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 67 & 261, ticket scan, confirmed show
    May 09, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Northampton, Pennsylvania Roxy Theatre Golden Earring headliner 2 (sold out) shows per evening, ticket US$ 2.50, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, Muziek Express magazine article Het US tour dagboek van Rinus Gerritsen, e-mail info Andy Brown, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 67 & 261, confirmed show
    May 10, 1974

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    Jacksonville, Florida Coliseum May 10 1974 in Golden Earring is a little mystery. I discovered three show options, so read on. On April 08 1974 the News Herald newspaper had a show ad for an Golden Earring show on May 10 1974 with The Doobie Brothers and Poco. However om April 21 1974 this newspaper doesn't mention Golden Earring anymore. Most likely this Golden Earring show in Jacksonville never took place. Geographically would this show not be very logical as the May 09 and May 11 shows were in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

    Newspaper ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, News Herald newspapers April 08 and 21 1974, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 261, confirmed date - no show
    May 10, 1974

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    Frank Zappa show ticket_BH7 Flint - IMA_Auditorium


    Flint, Michigan I.M.A. Auditorium Opener for Frank Zappa? Zappa fansite mentioned Golden Earring probably cancelled, King Crimson fan Alex Barry Jr. info: Hi Casper, I just visited your site dedicated to the history of Golden Earring and I congratulate you on its depth of research. I would like to suggest a correction however. I believe the May 10th, 1974 gig may not have been in Flint, Michigan, as shown. On May 9th, 1974 the band performed the Roxy Theater in Northampton, Pennsylvania (I was there for both shows, and the band was great!), and on May 11th they were in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is about 60 miles south of Northampton. For them to have performed in Flint on the intervening 10th, they would have had about a 1250 mile round-trip from Northampton to Flint and then back to Philadelphia. That would have been quite a long trip for just one show. And since you indicate some uncertainty for Jun 3rd when they seem to have been back in Flint, maybe the correct date for the Flint gig is in fact June 3rd, which fits in well with the Ohio gig the next night, only about 110 miles away. Do I make sense?

    By the way, I also saw the band on June 28th 1974 at The Casino in Asbury Park, opening for my fave band of all time, King Crimson. I read your Melody Maker review for their show with King Crimson on July 1st in Central Park, and it's so unfortunate when promoters pair up bands that are so dissimilar and with such different fan bases. I once saw King Crimson open for J. Geils Band and Humble Pie in Philadelphia, and let me assure you, THAT was a seriously poor combination of acts! KC was nearly booed off the stage by the hard rock fans there for J. Geils and HP. So, it works both ways. Take care and keep up the great work! S. Alex Barry Jr.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#3 (continuing story part 16), Zappa fan site with tour dates listing, King Crimson fan info, Frank Zappa show ticket, confirmed date - no show
    May 10, 1974

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Providence, Rhode Island Palace Theatre - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 261, confirmed show
    May 11, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shubert Theatre Golden Earring special guest for Blue Öyster Cult, setlist, link on BLUE OYSTER CULT Hot Rail website Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 261, Blue Oyster Cult Tourdates website, confirmed show
    May 12, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Boston, Massachusets Music Hall THE MOONTAN COVER CONTROVERSY.

    Track Rushes New Golden Earring Cover. NEW YORK - Track Records' executive director Pete Kameron has announced the rush release of a new album cover for Golden Earrings's LP Moontan, distributed by MCA. "Moontan" which was recently released, has reported strong resistance from the major rack jobbers because of the album's cover which showed a feather-draped, practically nude woman; the back cover featuring a totally unclad member of Golden Earring photographed from the rear. The new cover, reports Kameron, features a design of ear and earring, and is currently in rush production. Kameron explained that Track has encountered a wall of resistance: "The rack jobbers want to stock the album, but the cover is too risque for many areas of the country." Golden Earring is currently on a 37 city tour of the U. S. highlighted by opening the Who's show at Madison Square Garden on June 10.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23 1974, Track Rushes New Golden Earring Cover article, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 261, confirmed show
    May 13, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Chattanooga, Tennesee Venue unknown Golden Earring special guest for The Doobie Brothers Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 261, confirmed show
    May 14, 1974

    Poco backstage pass with Golden Earring May 14, 1974 Little Rock, Arkansas


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Little Rock, Arkansas Robinson Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Poco, show was disappointment with only 1000 visitors attending, setlist. Barry Hay suffered from voice problems during this show and the band decided to cancel two upcoming shows at St. Louis and Indianapolis. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco site, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 262, confirmed show
    May 15, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium Golden Earring should be special guest for Poco, with Commander Cody and his lost Planet Airman, but Barry Hay still suffered from voice problems and the band decided to cancel this show and the next one, concert ad, promotor Contemporary Productions Inc. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco site, concert ad, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 68, confirmed date - no show
    May 16, 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana State Coliseum Golden Earring should be special guest for Poco, with Bachman Turner Overdrive, but Barry Hay still suffered from voice problems and the band decided to cancel another (second) show. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco site, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, confirmed date - no show
    May 17, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Memphis, Tennesee Ellis Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Poco, setlist, another disappointing turnout with only 1300 visitors in attendance. After two cancelled shows the band performed another concert but at the end of this show Barry Hay completely lost his voice and for a week long several shows had to be cancelled. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco site, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 68 & 262, confirmed show
    May 18, 1974

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    Johnson, Tennesee E. Temple State University Show ad found for Golden Earring show. Later on a newspaper ad mentioned Golden Earring would perform on May 18 1974 as special guest for Procol Harum in Cleveland, Ohio! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, this show is not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 69 &262, confirmed date - no show
    May 18, 1974

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    Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland State University Woodling Gym Show ad found for Golden Earring with Lynyrd Skynyrd show. Later on a newspaper ad mentioned Golden Earring would perform as special guest for Procol Harum at this venue!

    Newspaper ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, newspaper ad, this show is not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 69 &262, confirmed date - no show
    May 18, 1974

    1974-05-18 Procol Harum with Golden Earring ad Cleveland - Cleveland State University Woodling Gym


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    Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland State University Woodling Gym Ticket US$ 5 advance,/US46 venue. This Golden Earring Cleveland show as a special guest for Procol Harum was cancelled due to voice problems of Barry Hay! USA magazine ad stated May 18, 1974 E. Temple State University, Johnson, Tennesee, to be researched!

    Newspaper ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen and Edwin Knip.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, newspaper ad scan, this show is not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 69 &262, confirmed date - no show
    May 19, 1974 Detroit, Michigan Masonic Auditorium Barry Hay still suffered from voice problems and this show was cancelled. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 69 & 262, confirmed date - no show
    May 21, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Nashville, Tennessee Mothers Barry Hay still suffered from voice problems and this show was cancelled. Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 69 & 262, confirmed date - no show
    May 22, 1974 Atlanta, Georgia O.M.N.I. Barry Hay still suffered from voice problems and this show was cancelled. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 69 & 262, confirmed date - no show
    May 24, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Francisco, California Winterland Ballroom Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower, setlist. First show after a week of cancellations due to voice problems Barry Hay. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, photo book Haags(che) bluf page 78, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 69 & 262 confirmed show
    May 25, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows


    Barry Hay during San Francisco - Winterland concert May 25, 1974 photo David Miller


    Show review for Poco with Golden Earring concert San Francisco - Winterland May 26, 1974 in San Francisco Chronicle May 27 1974


    Golden Earring San Francisco  Winterland Arena review in Walrus Magazine 1974-07-10


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Francisco, California Winterland Ballroom Golden Earring special guest with Robin Trower, for headliner Sha Na Na, setlist,

    Show review in the San Francisco Chronicle May 27 1974: New Rock And Roll Stars Sparkled At Winterland. (By Joel Selvin)

    Two new talents loomed large on the rock horizon - last week at Winterland. Second-billed Robin Trower is already an established drawing card in theis area, though nowhere else in the country really. Holland's Golden Earring opened with one of the strongest rock and roll performances seen here this side of the Who. Both Trower's solo albums were heavy favorites on Local FM radio and big sellers in area record stores. When his second album, Bridge of Sighs was released earlier this year, the first pressing sold out here so fast that it was more than a month before distributors could re-stock local stores. Consequently Trowers warm Winterland welcoming was no surprise. Obviously, a lot of people had paid to see him - not the nominal headliner Sha Na Na.

    Golden Earring, on the other hand, did suprise. The Dutch quartet had the audience crazed by the end of it's first number, 20 minutes into it's set. "Radar Love" ended with drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk literally exploding over his drum set, with a resounding boom and cloud of smoke sending him sprawling across the stage.

    Each member of the Earring took his turn hitting the deck. Rinus Gerritsen finished a showy solo, standing in front of his amplifier, with one last wave of feedback knocking him flat on his back. Guitarist George Kooymans gave forth with sporadic Pete Townshend-styled physical outbursts, while working out on his Gibson Les Paul.

    The violent play-acting just reflected the hysterical edge on which their music rides. Traditional lenght songs can not contain the powerful instrumental talents of this band. Instead their performance consisted of three different songs - at an average lenght of 15 minutes - and a relatively brief eight-minute encore of the rock and roll chestnut Money.

    Powered by an impressive array of custom-tailored electronics, Earring based its instrumental excursions on classic-sounding rock songs, but quickly moved into instrumental passages, marked by shifting tempos, tasteful and expressive electronic shadings and flashy solo showcases.

    Golden Earring has been a major European rock band for many years and has made previous attempts to crash the American scene. A new album on Track Records (the Who's label), Moontan represents the group's strongest effort on that score to date. By Joel Selvin.

    This show review was also used in the 1974 Golden Earring USA press kit for the Golden Earring Fall 1974 USA tour (Fourth Golden Earring USA tour)

    Show review scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Internet blog review by David E Miller of Golden Earring show Winterland, San Francisco on May 25, 1974. The Golden Earrings (later changed to Golden Earring) were formed by George Kooymans (guitar, vocals) and Rinus Gerritsen (bass, keyboards) in the Netherlands, in the early 1960s. Several singers and drummers passed in and out of the band during the next few years, but at the beginning of the 1970s, there was a steady lineup of George Kooymans, Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums).

    Golden Earring, in common with most bands in Europe, started out by looking to the UK and the USA for musical inspiration, before finding their own direction. Their first album, Just Earrings, was released in 1965, followed by Winter Harvest in 1967 and Miracle Mirror in 1968. In 1969, after establishing their name in the Netherlands, they undertook their first tour of America, supporting Led Zeppelin and other famous bands. During the early 1970s, they toured Europe in support of The Who. In 1973, Golden Earring achieved a breakthrough when "Radar Love," a single taken from their album, Moontan, became a major hit in Europe, the UK, and the USA. On the strength of that hit, they became more widely known and toured extensively. Golden Earring had sharp abilities as performers, displaying the sort of practiced showmanship that results from many years on the road. Barry Hay was an active figure on stage, singing and playing his flute with vigorous flair. George Kooymans was an expert guitarist, slick and forceful, but careful not to overplay. The bass of Rinus Gerritsen and the drums of Cesar Zuiderwijk provided a strong underpinning for the overall sound.

    David Miller: We waited all day and, once again, were able to be right at the front of the stage at Winterland. Golden Earring was the opening act. Robin Trower followed, with Sha Na Na topping the bill. We left before Sha Na Na came on stage. Golden Earring had hit the charts with "Radar Love." That was the only song of theirs that I had ever heard, so I didn't know what to expect from a Dutch rock band. They were dressed slick. They performed very tight and rocked hard. I remember the intensity they dispedisplayed the sweat streaming down their faces. The vocals sounded English. It was difficult to believe they were from the Netherlands. Barry Hay, the singer, performed the flute. That seemed a little unusual for a guy with his macho look. I remember the crowd cheering when the drummer started the beat of "Radar Love." The crowd surged forward and pressed me up against the stage. They were bouncing to the beat. Between singing and playing his flute, Barry Hay would pantomime driving a car. At the end of the song, the drummer shot up in the air over his drums with an explosion behind him. That was very exciting. I managed to photograph part of him as he was airborne. I thought he was going to land on top of me! They were an excellent live band. I had a great time photographing their performance. They looked sharp and the lighting was perfect. The photos turned out to be some of the best that I ever got.

    Michael: Golden Earring put on a great performance at Winterland. Although they were Dutch, they had many of the same qualities that I had seen in British bands. They were flashy and exciting, making the most of their time on stage, and they clearly knew how to engage an audience. Barry Hay, the singer, worked hard to keep things moving from one song to the next. He frequently did a funny sort of dance, playfully moving from one side of the stage to the other, and with his curly hair and flute, he made me think of the Greek god, Pan. George Kooymans also worked hard with his guitar, and looked particularly good in his leather pants and stylish jacket. After their final song, there was a burst of light and smoke behind the drummer, Cesar Zuiderwijk. At the same moment, he jumped forward, over his drums, and landed on his feet at the front of the stage. It was an amazing thing to see.

    Barry Hay show photo courtesy David Miller.


    Small show review in Walrus Magazine July 10 1974: Golden Earring's performance was athletic and energetic and are perhaps the best rock & roll band coming from anywhere in Europe in quite some time. They did extended versions of "Radar Love" and "Vanilla Queen" and had the whole place jumping.

    Show reviews thanks to Bart van Alphen and Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, photo book Haags(che) bluf page 78, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 69 & 262, show photo David Miller, San Francisco Chronicle newspaper show review May 27 1974, Walrus Magazine July 10 1974, confirmed show
    May 26, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows


    Show ad for Poco with Golden Earring concert Fresno - Warnor's May 26, 1974


    Show poster for Poco with Golden Earring concert Fresno - Warnor's Theatre May 26, 1974


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Fresno, California Warnor's Theatre Golden Earring special guest for Poco, with Robin Trower, ticket US$5 advance\Venue US$ 5.50, setlist.

    Show ad thanks to Ruud Mols! Show poster thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, photo book Haags(che) bluf page 78, Poco Deliverin' fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 70 & 262, show ad, show poster scan, confirmed show
    May 27, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows


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    San Diego, California Golden Hall Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Poco, with Robin Trower, setlist, attendance 3000 visitors Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco Deliverin' fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 70 & 262, confirmed show
    May 28, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Burbank, California NBC Television Studios TV recordings for the Midnight Special TV show (Ted Nugent) Golden Earring performed Radar Love. Fan info William Irwin: Hi Casper, The location for May 28, 1974 is in error. the correct location is Burbank, California at the NBC Television Studios. I was at this this show. William Irwin The book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom mentioned this show between May 24-27 to be recorded. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 262, confirmed performance - date uncertain
    May 28, 1974

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    San Diego, California JJ's Golden Earring headliner (USA Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23 1974 ad stated: May 30 1974 JJ's San Diego, California! Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#3 (continuing story part 16) also stated date May 30, 1974) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 70 & 262, confirmed show
    May 29, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows


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    San Diego, California JJ's Golden Earring headliner (USA Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23 1974 ad stated: May 30 1974 JJ's San Diego, California! Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1982#3 (continuing story part 16) also stated date May 30 1974) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom page 262, confirmed show
    May 30, 1974

    Golden Earring with Robin Trower special guest for Spooky Tooth show ad second show May 30 1974 Santa Monica - Civic Center Auditorium


    Robin Trower with special guest Golden Earring show ticket#E1149 May 30 1974 Santa Monica - Civic Center Auditorium


    Golden Earring with Robin Trower special guest for Spooky Tooth show review May 30 1974 Santa Monica - Civic Center Auditorium


    Santa Monica, California Civic Center Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Spooky Tooth and Robin Trower, ticket US$ 6.50, second (extra) show in this venue due to high ticket demand and a sold out show on May 31 1974, Promotor Concert Associates, Setlist.

    Concert review: Earring Tooth, Trower Rock Receptive Crowd. Golden Earring quote: "They blew everyone out of the water and totally kicked ass"

    Ticket scan found on Ebay auction, all scans thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, ticket scan, show review, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 70 & 262, confirmed show
    May 31, 1974

    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows



    Golden Earring with Robin Trower special guest for Spooky Tooth  show ticket#D63 May 31, 1974 Santa Monica - Civic Center Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Santa Monica, California Civic Center Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Spooky Tooth and Robin Trower, ticket US$ 6.50, due to high ticket demand and a sold out show an extra show was booked for May 30 1974, Promotor Concert Associates, Setlist.

    Ticket scan found on Ebay auction
    thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, ticket scan, photo book Haags(che) bluf page 78, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 70 & 262, confirmed show
    May x, 1974 Normal, Illinois Hancock Stadium Golden Earring headlined the Annual Rites of Spring festival at Illinois State University. They were only able to play a 4-5 song set due to power failure. CHECK WITH MAY 05 1975 show! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Fan info, unconfirmed show - might be 1975 date!
    June 01, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 72 & 262, confirmed show
    June 02, 1974

    George Kooymans June 02 1974 Chicago - Aragon Ballroom photo Jim Summaria


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    Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom Golden Earring special guest for Dave Mason.

    George Kooymans Chicago - Aragon Ballroom show photo by Jim Summaria.


    Interview in The SCENE June 6-12, 1974 (USA Weekly): TRYING FOR OVER A DECADE. Golden Earring's beginning to enjoy deserved success. By Henry Kelluhn (?)

    Golden Earring maybe will be the band of 1974, if so, it would be about time. The four Dutchman have been trying for over a decade. Guitarist George Kooymans and bass player Rinus Gerritsen started the band before The Beatles even left England. Though they became Holland's number one band, the never gained an audience outside of their rather small country. That, however, has all changed since they toured with The Who, and on Townsend's recommendation were sound to Track Records - The Who's label. From then on, things got better and better for the band. Besides the tour which went over well, Golden Earring recorded a new album, MOONTAN, and Radar Love, the single from it, quickly became their best selling record. The clincher was the band's being voted "Best New Band in the 1974" New Musical Express Readers Poll. Radar Love also hit the top of that polls "Best Single" category. Now in the midst of their second American tour, Golden Earring's Gerritsen took time out to talk with THE SCENE.

    SCENE: (Question can't be read)
    GERRITSEN: No, George and I started the band then, but it was a totally different band. You can't compare the things we've done since Barry and Cesar (vocalist Barry Hay and drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk) joined. There is no comparison between MOONTAN and our first albums. In the beginning were playing mainly to survive - for the money. The music was totally commercial; it was meant to draw interest and sell. MOONTAN is the first album that we are really happy with. We started the album after the tour with The Who and after signing to Track. They gave us an advance and let us take time off from our concerts long enough for us to really put together an album we would be satisfied with.

    SCENE: How do your earlier albums compare with MOONTAN?
    GERRITSEN: We have always been more of a live band than a recording band. And one of the most important considerations for us to have a good album is how close the album comes to our live sound. This album comes the closest, so far, but our next album should be even better....

    SCENE: It seems that there have been a lot of bands coming out the European continent lately.
    GERRITSEN: The main reason for that is England joining the Common Market. Before than there were all sorts of restrictions making it almost impossible to record or perform in England. And since the studios on the continent were untill recently really primitive you just couldn't get any decent recordings done there. Also there is a very limited audience on the continent. To make it as international performers you have to get to either England or The States.

    SCENE: So you recorded all of your earlier albums in Holland?
    GERRITSEN: No, we recorded in England before they joined the common market but it was all done very secretly. MOONTAN was only mixed in London though; we recorded in Holland.

    SCENE: Did Golden Earring go directly from Holland to England?
    GERRITSEN: No, before we crossed the channel, we played Germany quite a bit??? In fact it ....(unable to read from scan) bands; they start off in Germany before anyone else. GERRITSEN: A lot of that has to do with the radio stations there. Besides Holland, it is one of the few countries in Europe were they even play rock 'n roll a few hours a day, and a part of that time has to be spend on French bands. In Italy the situation is more or less the same. Also, Germany has the largest audience, next to England.

    SCENE: How is it playing in Germany?
    GERRITSEN: It is different from any other country. In Germany the audience will go berserk at times - they'll rush an entrance with about a hundred people and just squash anyone in their way.

    SCENE: I noticed from MOONTAN you stay away from any one musical category.
    GERRITSEN: I think that music in general has done that. It has become a lot more complex in the last few years; there aren't the definite lines between one type of music and another. What’s happening is the roots or original categories are all being merged together into one blend or another. SCENE: On several of the cuts on MOONTAN, it seems like you injected parts of different themes into the original song. Is that done after the song is arranged or is that how they're written in the first place?
    GERRITSEN: George does most of the writing and he does that a lot. What happens he'll get tired of a certain song and so he'll just stop and put in something else. Then eventually he'll get back to the original song - sometimes. SCENE: Golden Earring has toured with quite a few bands. Are there any that you like to tour with more than others?
    GERRITSEN: We like touring with J. Geils. They are so good. Their..... is more......with....(unable to read from scan) band like J.Geils it's great, the people that are into J.Geils would more than likely also appreciate us, because we create about the same kind of energy. We also like touring with the Who. But what we want to do now is start headlining; that will give us a chance to play more material and also on our quad system. SCENE: There are pictures of Cesar jumping over his drum set. It looks he is about eight feet in the air.
    GERRITSEN: Nobody else in the band could do that. When Cesar first did it he shocked all of us, nobody knew he was going to do that. He talked about how he wanted to do something besides just sit behind the drums, and then one day he just jumped over them. He's been doing it since but it's not a scheduled part of the show. Cesar just does it when he feels like it. One day he'll just stop. SCENE: A couple of the stations here in Cleveland are starting to play Radar Love. Is there any particular reason why you picked that as the single? GERRITSEN: We had to find something which was truly representative of the band and it had to be a track which we could shorten easily. The original is over six minutes, the British version is just over three minutes and someone told me that the American version is about two and a half minutes long. I can't understand why they have to shorten it. THAT...(unable to read from scan) SCENE: ....(unable to read from scan) becoming stars. Were there times when the band was ready to give up? GERRITSEN: As long as things got better - no matter by how much - just that they went up, we still kept our hope and ambition.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring tour overview and itinerary, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 72 & 262, confirmed show
    June 03, 1974

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    Flint, Michigan I.M.A. Auditorium Same venue as on May 10. This is the correct date! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 72 & 262, confirmed show
    June 04, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom pages 72 & 262, confirmed show
    June 06, 1974

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    Charleston, South Carolina Charleston Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Maggie Bell, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 73 & 263, confirmed show
    June 07, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Greensboro, North Carolina Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Maggie Bell, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 73 & 263, confirmed show
    June 08, 1974

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    Roanoke, Virginia Civic Center Golden Earring special guest for Maggie Bell, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 73 & 263, confirmed show
    June 09, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center Golden Earring special guest for Bachman Turner Overdrive with Maggie Bell, setlist.

    Internet review: Charleston is a small city but got some big names in those days. I saw Foghat a couple times. Head East opened one of those shows and the Sammy Hagar fronted band Montrose the second time I saw them. I love Foghat especially the album Fool For The City. Montrose only played six songs but they all were Killer tunes. They stole the show from Foghat that night.The next big band I remember seeing here was BTO Bachman Turner Overdrive. I remember hearing all those Guess Who songs on the AM station years before and had BTO ll the album with "Let It Ride" and "Takin' Care of Business". Their opening acts were Maggie Bell and Golden Earring. My cousin who took me to this show reminded me that Maggie Bell was booed off the stage lol. Golden Earring were greeted much better and I remember their drummer was very flashy and good. They sung a song called "Radar Love" that went on to be a huge hit from them and for White Lion. Golden Earring was so good that they came back and headlined the next year and we went to see them again. BTO rocked the house again loud guitars.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, internet review, confirmed show
    June 10, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New York, New York Madison Square Garden Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist, according to Who fansite 2 of 4 The Who shows in a row. (Quadrophenia tour) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Who fan site, info book The Who Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 73 & 263, confirmed show
    June 11, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New York, New York Madison Square Garden Golden Earring Golden Earring Special guest for The Who, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Who fan site, info book The Who Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 73 & 263, confirmed show
    June 13, 1974

    Cowtown Ballroom Kansas City logo Golden Earring show June 13, 1974


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Kansas City, Missouri Cowtown Ballroom Support act Slaughter Road, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, Cowtown Ballroom site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 75 & 263, confirmed show
    June 14, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fairgrounds Arena Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 15, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Dallas, Texas Convention Center Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 16, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Denver, Colorado Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for King Crimson and ZZ Top (fan info) Roadie fight stage manager Maarten Baggerman with ZZ Top roadie, Setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Ad Rolling Stone Magazine USA May 23, 1974, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 75 & 263, confirmed show
    June 18, 1974

    Moontan review Rollling Stone magazine USA June 20 1974 issue


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Portland, Oregon P.S.U. Ballroom Portland State University Golden Earring headliner, 2 shows (19 hr and 22 hr), setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed shows
    June 19, 1974

    Golden Earring show poster June 19, 1974 Seattle - Moore Theatre


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Seattle, Washington Moore Theatre Golden Earring headliner, advance ticket US$4\Venue US$5, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 21, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket June 21, 1974 Buffalo - New Century Theatre


    Golden Earring show ticket June 21, 1974 Buffalo - New Century Theatre


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Buffalo, New York New Century Theatre Golden Earring with Nazareth special guest for Blue Öyster Cult, advance ticket US$ 5.50\Venue US$ 6, Promotro Ruffino and Vaughn, setlist, link on and thanks to BLUE OYSTER CULT Hot Rail website

    Show review 28 June 1974 edition of "The Spectrum":found on No Escape from 'The Cult' by Michael V. Sajecki Spectrum Music Critic.

    Punks! You know, those cagey, ageless cretins read magazines thoroughly from picture to picture. They ranted and raved in preparation for the phenomenal, heavy-metal assault which shook the walls of the Century Theater, Friday night, June 21st. You can always count on the young fanatics for one thing. They can always smell a seething, rockin' night a mile away. And they were there in throngs, for the first big rock concert of the summer, the triple bill of The Golden Sarring, Nazareth and The Blue Oyster Cult. As is the usual fare for such heavy-metal spectacles, the concert started late, an hour and a half to be precise. The crowds could only discuss the probable triumphant crescendos which their anti-heros, the Cult, would deliver, as well as to emulate the very pugnacious, rambunctiousness which rock and roll is all about. But the equipment for the concert had arrived. Now it was only a matter of time.

    Single Success. First on stage was The Golden Earring, a hard rock-"psychedelic" band from Holland, currently riding the waves of success which their current AM single, "Radar Love," has attained. The band, a better than average third billing, was quite flashy, being Europe's answer to the Edgar Winter band. They began the set with a tune entitled "Big Tree, Blue Sea" which gave lead singer/flutist Barry Hay ample opportunity for a flute solo, Ian Anderson style. Besides the flash, the members of the band are all quite proficient at what they do; Cesar Zuiderwijk on drums keeping the pulse steady, Rinus Gerritsen on bass and moog, complementing the piercing axe stabs of George Kooymans' lead guitar.

    And of course they played "Radar Love" to the jubilant masses, with lead singer Barry Hay gyrating across stage like a berserk disco-dancer. The tune ended with a smoke bomb explosion as drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk catapulted himself high above his drum set, and landed center stage, tumbling and smiling. After a third tune, the band had finished its rather miniscule set. Although the crowds stomped and screamed for an encore, it was getting late, and the second band hadn't even begun.

    Disinterested Rabble As much as the rabble had applauded the flashy zing of the group from Holland, they were generally disinterested in the second band, Nazareth. Which is quite a shame, because Nazareth is actually a better band than the Golden Earring. Nevertheless, the group of Dan McCafferty on vocals, Manuel Charlton on guitars, Pete Agnew on bass and drummer Darrell Sweet played a very entertaining set, one which could have blown the fabled Led Zeppelin off the stage.

    Performing tunes from their new album Rampant (a very good one at that), such as the fever paced "Silver Dollar Forger," or the slow, amplified ballad, "Loved and Lost" or the Boogie paced "Jet Lag," the band tried everything to establish rapport with the audience. Aside from the new tunes, it glistened on older tunes such as "Razmanaz," "Bad Bad Boy," Lowell George's "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" and a humorous, rocking rendition of Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonite." But the young ones were here for the Cult exclusively, and as the fellow sitting next to me woke up exclaiming, "Have those fuckers finished yet," the Nazareth members walked off stage shaking their heads in disgust.

    Unleashed Tension Tension suddenly broke loose for the featured band, The Blue Oyster Cult, were next, and as is the case with all bands of some "stature," their equipment took quite a spell to be set up. There's no doubt that the Cult was the best band to perform that night. And although they may not be Satan's envoys, they'll never go to Rock and Roll Heaven either. Lead singer, Eric Bloom, bedecked in his Nazi-suggestive finest, (black cape, silver boots, black-black-black) commandeered his troops much as a puppet master pulls his strings. Lead guitarist "Buck Dharma" stabbed the heavens with his axe as the band romped through its hits. And every number was one. The Cult could do no wrong this night. They blazed through such numbers as "The Red and the Black", "O.D.'d On Life Itself", "7 Screaming Diz Busters" and "Cities In Flame" as well as tunes from their latest album, Secret Treaties: "ME-262", "Career of Evil" and "Dominance and Submission."

    No Escape. From the Cult there is no escape. Once you embark upon their death trip, there is no turning back. Yessir, Al Bouchard pounds his drums deep into the center of your skull, and brother Joe delivers a truely inspired bass solo. But its not over yet. The band cooks on Buck's Boogie, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma slash their guitars together, and raise them, crossed, skyward, as a sacrifice to the Gods they have foresaken. All five cultists stand, center stage,/assaulting every pair of ears present. Five guitars, Yessir! Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma hop across stage, arm in arm, and as the Cult run back out for their encore, they pounce upon their audience once again, with a rendition of .Born To Be Wild" which would make even John Kay quiver. Al Bouchard tosses drumsticks out to the screaming adorers, as smoke begins to blanket the stage, adding to the Enigma of the already enigmatic Blue Oyster Cult. What more can be said?

    Show ad June 1974 edition of The Shakin' Street Gazette Vol 1 No.12 June 1974 (Student Music Magazine State University College, Buffalo, New York): Download magazine here.

    Additional magazine info sent by Bart van Alphen: thank you!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scans, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 76 & 263, Blue Oyster Cult Tourdates website, The Shakin' Street Gazette Vol 1 No.12 June 1974 (Student Music Magazine State University College, Buffalo, New York), Spectrum 28 June 1974 edition show review, confirmed show
    June 22, 1974 Providence, Rhode Island - Setlist Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, unconfirmed show
    June 24, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Toronto (Canada) Massey Hall Golden Earring special guest for King Crimson, setlist Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 25, 1974

    King Crimson with special guest Golden Earring show ad June 25 1974 Quebec (Canada) - Centre Municipal Des Congres


    King Crimson with Golden Earring show ticket June 25 1974 Quebec (Canada) - Centre Municipal Des Congres


    Quebec City (Canada) Centre Municipal Des Congres Golden Earring special guest for King Crimson, setlist

    On an internet auction was a rare original box office concert ticket stub offered for the King Crimson and Golden Earring show at Centre Municipal Des Congres, Quebec City, Canada. June 25, 1974 (King Crimson Starless and Bible Black Tour) Although this show isn't mentioned in the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263 when checking the tour dates for June 24 and 26 1974 it is very likely Golden Earring has really performed this show!

    Ticket scan from online auction thanks to Berry Albers!

    Show ad scan thanks to Berry Albers and Patrick Orriens!

    Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 26, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cape Cod, Massachusetts Coliseum Golden Earring special guest with Mahavishnu Orchestra for King Crimson. Golden Earring seems to have performed about 5 shows or so with King Crimson according to Golden Earring bass player Rinus Gerritsen in an interview. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, King Crimson fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 263, confirmed show
    June 27, 1974 Washington, D.C. Kennedy Centre Might have been a show as special guest for King Crimson (confirmed KC show) Golden Earring seems to have performed about 5 shows or so with King Crimson according to Golden Earring bass player Rinus Gerritsen in an interview. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, King Crimson fan, unconfirmed show
    June 28, 1974

    King Crimson with Golden Earring show ad June 28, 1974 Asbury Park, New Jersey - Casino Arena


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Asbury Park, New Jersey Casino Arena Golden Earring special guest for King Crimson, Promotor John Scher. Golden Earring seems to have performed about 5 shows or so with King Crimson according to Golden Earring bass player Rinus Gerritsen in an interview.

    King Crimson fan S. Alex Barry Jr. info: Hi Casper, I just visited your site dedicated to the history of Golden Earring, and I congratulate you on its depth of research. By the way, I also saw the band on June 28th 1974 at The Casino in Asbury Park, opening for my fave band of all time, King Crimson. I read your Melody Maker review for their show with King Crimson on July 1st in Central Park, and it′s so unfortunate when promoters pair up bands that are so dissimilar and with such different fan bases. I once saw King Crimson open for J Geils Band and Humble Pie in Philadelphia, and let me assure you, THAT was a seriously poor combination of acts! KC was nearly booed off the stage by the hard rock fans there for J Geils and HP. So, it works both ways :o) Take care, and keep up the great work! S. Alex Barry Jr.

    Golden Earring\King Crimson show ad courtesy Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, USA fan info, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, show ad scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 264, confirmed show
    June 29, 1974 University Park, Pennsylvania Penn State University Might have been a show as special guest for King Crimson (confirmed KC show) Golden Earring seems to have performed about 5 shows or so with King Crimson according to Golden Earring bass player Rinus Gerritsen in an interview. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, King Crimson fan, unconfirmed show
    June 30, 1974 Providence, Rhode Island Palace Theatre Might have been a show as special guest for King Crimson (confirmed KC show) Golden Earring seems to have performed about 5 shows or so with King Crimson according to Golden Earring bass player Rinus Gerritsen in an interview. Might be a change to the June 22, date which has unconfirmed show at same place and state. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, King Crimson fan, unconfirmed date and show
    June 30, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Travel & Transportation Building, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Special guests Procol Harum & Golden Earring opening for Poco, setlist, new information from Poco fansite that this show took place on June 30 instead of July 05. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco Deliverin' fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 264, unconfirmed date and show
    July 01, 1974

    King Crimson with Golden Earring show ticket New York - Central Park


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New York, New York Wollman Memorial Ice Rink (In Central Park) Golden Earring special guest for King Crimson, setlist, attendance 7000 visitors, show review in interview Melody Maker July 13, 1974 Earring: Flashy assault. Last week's Earring show in Central Park, one of the Schaeffer Music Festival Series was hardly a winner. Supporting King Crimson, they were given a particularly hard time by the serious minded Crimson audience. Coupled with a faulty PA, the bad vibes resulted in a few beer cans being chucked at the band and a far from enthusiastic ovation at the end. It wasn't the most sensible of couplings for Crimson fans abhor theatrics in much the same way as fans of the brasher bands abhor lengthy improvisation and an over serious attitude to the proceedings. It was an oil and water situation, but the Earrings made the best they could and shrugged off the concert next day as "one of those things". New York Magazine: Monday 1: at 6.30 PM King Crimson and Golden Earring are featured at the Music Festival at Central Park's Wollman Rink. If it rains, it's tomorrow at 5.30 PM.

    Ticket scan found on Ebay auction thanks to Ruud Mols.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Melody Maker article Earring: Flashy Assault July 13, 1974, show mentioned in New York Magazine, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 76-79 & 264, confirmed show
    July 03, 1974

    Show ticket for Procol Harum show with Poco and Golden Earring July 03, 1974 Houston - Sam Houston Coliseum


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum (concert review in Melody maker July 20, 1974) Special guests Poco & Golden Earring opening for Procol Harum, review Houston Post, setlist, ticket, promotor Howard Stein, show grossed $12,954 for Poco of $59,000 potential. (Promotor: Howard Stein), concert in review in the Houston Post, July 1974 Coliseum concert contains surprises. PROCOL HARUM: English rock band performed in concert Wednesday night in the Sam Houston Coliseum. Also on the bill, Golden Earring and Poco. A Howard Stein production. This one had something for everybody, hard-rocking antics for young teens (and teens-at-heart) from Dutch group Golden Earring; rockin™-chair-country-styled sounds from Poco for those who prefer more breezy, finally, smiling music and, well-orchestrated pieces for more 'serious students' from Procol Harum. All of these potential promises were delivered in a concert that stretched, groaningly, over a four-hour time span, bringing in the Fourth (of July, a public holiday in America) with pleasing, if somewhat subdued, colors. Despite the length (and that numbing sensation that comes from too long a time in a folding chair), some surprises were issued up, too – notably, by the first two bands. Golden Earring, Holland-based and making their first US tour, proved to be a show group of outstanding potential. They are NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, a great group - their solos ranged, for example, from workmanlike to lurchingly demented but they DO possess enough stageflash and tense ensemble work to make you glad to be there. Bob Claypool.

    Some great show photo's at the Rock In Houston Website.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Procol Harum fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, ticket scan, confirmed show
    July 04, 1974

    Show ad for Procol Harum show with Poco and Golden Earring July 03, 1974 Dallas - Memorial Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Dallas, Texas Memorial Auditorium Special guests Poco & Golden Earring opening for Procol Harum, concert ad, setlist, another poor turnout for Poco as show grossed only $13,974 of potential $54,000. (Promotor: Howard Stein) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco Deliverin' fan site, Procol Harum fan site tour info, 98KZEW radio commercial, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, confirmed show
    July 05, 1974 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Travel & Transportation Building, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Special guests Procol Harum & Golden Earring opening for Poco, setlist, new information from Poco fansite that this show took place on June 30 instead of July 05. This has to be checked as it conflicts with the June 30 date where Golden Earring might have been the opener for King Crimson. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco Deliverin' fan site, unconfirmed show
    July 06, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Little Rock, Arkansas Robinson Memorial Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Frank Zappa (also Tom Waits?), date confirmed through news item read by FZ on KLAZ radio, day of show, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Zappa fan site with tour dates listing, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, confirmed show
    July 07, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Louis, Missouri Ambassador Theatre Golden Earring special guest for Procol Harum, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Procol Harum fan site tour info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, confirmed show
    July 09, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Colosseum Doug Newsome sent me the following info: Hi Casper, the Jacksonville, Florida 1974 (July 9) show was held at Veterans Memorial Colosseum. My birthday and I was there. George experienced electrical problems with his amps and was visibly irritated! Great site. Doug Newsome, Atlanta, Georgia. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, confirmed show
    July 10, 1974

    Gamecock Golden Earring show review July 10 1974 Columbia - Carolina Coliseum


    Gamecock Golden Earring show review July 10 1974 Columbia - Carolina Coliseum


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum With Blue Öyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Info as sent by and thanks to Bert Gangl! Hi Casper, I noticed a few "venue unknown" entries on your Golden Earring tour archive, and I have additional pieces of information: July 10 1974, Columbia, SC, Venue: Carolina Coliseum. With: Blue Oyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Source: 1975 University of South Carolina Yearbook. Enjoy! Bert Gangl.

    Gamecock magazine July 18 issue show review: Golden Earring concert: Satisfying, but Nothing Much. By Hank Gilman Gamecock Staff Writer. Last Wednesday night there was a concert in Columbia that attracted very little attention but a fairly good crowd at the Carolina Coliseum. In fact, I would have never attended the show unless I had received passes from the C.J. Strauss Agency in New York handling the group that opened the show, Golden Earring. The concert itself included two other groups, namely Lynyrd Skynard and the Blue Oyster Cult, a group that has been hailed by the New York rock critic community as the ultimate, heavy metal band in the land. They were heavy alright, just heavy enough to send me to a bar in Five Points to get drunk after two or thee songs. But I had seen the Blue Oyster Cult before and there was no sense seeing them a second time.

    Then there was Lynyrd Skynard. Well, concerning that, I happened to be sitting on one of the P.A. stantions with a very attractive young lady who was telling me everything I wanted to hear about myself, when a goofy looking fellow named Rusty questioned my authority to sit on the sacred stage Lynyrd Skynard would be playing on. I told him. Well, it was fine with him, as long as we would "sit still." Wouldn't want to detract from the elaborate stage show Lynyrd Skynard puts on.

    But I was given passes to see Golden Earring and they are busting the proverbial charts with a single called "Radar Love" If you have been reading Rolling Stone or any other rock trade sheet, probably seen all the various "hype" for the group. The same scene as always: flashy clothes in publicity pictures they wouldn't be caught dead wearing on the street, (as a matter of fact, after the concert they all dressed like Ivy Leaguers) and articles on the group written from publicity releases and various grandoise claims. They played well. Not a potential super group though, as some would tell us. Let me put it this way, being as safe as I possibly can, the group played well technically but didn't show us anything that we haven't already seen over and over again.

    Golden Earring has been in this country on an extensive tour on the strength of a hit single and one album. It seems that the next tour should be backed by a little more material before spoon feeding the public. And though I couldn't - find anything in the groups performance that particularly annoyed me, there just wasn't a spark. Somehow, the group was merely going through the motions, not seeming too comfortable with the material, and certainly not feeling too comfortable with the audience. Again, this was a personal reaction at the time. I enjoyed Golden Earring but wasn't thrown for a loop either. The group now goes back home to Holland where they begin recording their second album on MCA records which should be released sometime in January. That was the concert. A pleasant evening only for those who were dedicated enough to the groups involved to spend their well earned money on a ticket. For me, the best part of the show was watching the peoplee backstage playing harder and better than the groups on stage. But that's what it really is all about in the end. We all play for the groups or they won't play for us.

    The Gamecock July 18 1974 show review scans were sent by and thanks to Heiko Klages!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, 1975 University of South Carolina Yearbook, The Gamecock July 18 1974 show review scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, confirmed show
    July 11, 1974

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Richmond, Virginia The Mosque Golden Earring special guest for ZZ Top, tickets US$4/USS 5/ US$ 6, sold out show. 2 newspaper show reviews in Golden Earring Digital Archive: "Music": Richmond Times Dispatch July 12 1974 newspaper and "Raunch 'n Roll packs 'em in" The Richmond Mercury July 17 1974 newspaper and

    Newspaper show ads and show reviews thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80 & 264, newspaper show ads, Richmond Times Dispatch July 12 1974 and The Richmond Mercury July 17 1974 newspaper show reviews, confirmed show
    July 12, 1974

    Show ad for July 12 1974 Cleveland show with Brownsville Station during third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974


    Show ad for July 12 1974 Cleveland show with Brownsville Station during third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cleveland, Ohio Allen Theatre Golden Earring special guest for Brownsville station, review at Golden Earring Museum, setlist, concert poster, this show was photographed by photographer Janet Macoska.

    Show review in Cleveland Press, July 19, 1974 "We're really going to blow them off the stage" In my eight years of covering the national rock music scene, that's the quote I've heard most often. It usually comes from the manager of an opening act who's desperate for publicity. The manager explains his act is much stronger than the headliner. It never is. Golden Earring is the exception. You can count on one hand the number of rock groups in the world capable of topping tons explosive new group from Holland. Currently on its first major tour in the U.S., Golden Earring has been the opening act for a number of top recording groups. From the reviews I've read, no one has been able to follow them. Among the groups the Earring has upstaged are ZZ Top, Procol Harum, J. Geils, Marshall Tucker, the Doobie Brothers and last Friday night at the Allen, Brownsville Station. Combining electrifying theatrics and acrobatics with a very sophisticated blend of rock 'n' roll. Golden Earring put together the finest stage show by a new act that I ever saw. In fact, I'd have to think awfully hard to come up with an "old" act that is capable of giving a better performance. Each musician in Golden Earring is a star. Together, they're dynamite. The audience is given a double treat of watching a spectacular show and listening to some classic rock. Flutist Barry Hay has to be made out of rubber. Besides bending his body in every position imaginable while singing, he's, brilliant on guitar, sax and any percussion instrument that's available. I usually hate drum solos, but Cesar Zuiderwijk made me love them. During an extended version of the group's smash hit, "Radar Love," Cesar showed what drumming's all about. He completed his already spectacular show with an unbelievable eight-foot leap over his drums. Just when I thought nothing could top Cesar's performance, bassist-keyboardist Rinus Gerritsen put on a demonstration that I still don't believe I saw. He made his bass guitar do everything but talk, and completed this super solo by deservedly collapsing flat on his back. It was the only time during the group's 50 minutes of playing that one of the four musicians wasn't moving. Guitarist George Kooymans - who executed a variety of leaps and glides throughout the performance - ended the show with a Beatles' version of "Money" that included a few Chuck Berry hops far good measure. Fans in the audience went wild. We all stood and screamed for more, but the Earring already had performed longer than the time limit set for an opening act. The fans remained standing and lit matches in appreciation. It was quite a sight. At this point I felt very sorry for Brownville. There was no way that they were going to follow this act. They should be credited for trying, however. They did everything from passing out party favors to having motorcycles revving up on stage to get the audience to respond. Nothing worked. Like their two-million selling hit says, they would have been better off "Smokin' in the Boys' Room." If you're lucky enough to catch the Golden Earring in concert, better clip out the photo on this page see what the musicians look like. On stage - like the other photo from last week's concert shows-they're a blur. But the music is the most important thing, and Golden Earring's MCA Track album "Moontan" is audible proof that this will be the next supergroup.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring Museum Library, Cleveland Press, July 19, 1974 review, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 80-81 & 265, confirmed show
    July 13, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Davenport, Iowa Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds With The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Marshall Tucker Band, attendance 11.000, ticket US$ 7 advance\US$ 8 venue Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, show poster pic, Doobie Brothers fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 82 & 265, confirmed show
    July 14, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Fort Wayne, Indiana Raceway Golden Earring special guest for the Marshall Tucker Band Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 82 & 265, confirmed show
    July 17, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Detroit, Michigan Masonic Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Dave Mason, ticket US$ 6.50, 5.50, 4.50, promotor Bamboo Production. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, show not in Golden Earring 1974 tour overview, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, confirmed show
    July 18, 1974

    Show ad for Golden Earring show July 18 1974 Syracuse - War Memorial with Bad Company


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Syracuse, New York War Memorial Golden Earring headliner with very special guest Bad Company, advance ticket US$ 4\Venue US$5, promotor Wolf Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, fan info, show ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 82 & 265, confirmed show
    July 20, 1974

    Show ad for Golden Earring show July 20 1974 Indianapolis - Rivoli


    Indianapolis, Indiana Rivoli Theatre Golden Earring headliner with unknown special guest, advance ticket US$5\Venue US$?, Promotor Sunshine Productions. Show ad thanks to theRemembering CLASSIC Lynyrd Skynyrd and their Southern Rock Brothers Facebook page! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, fan info, show ad, Show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, confirmed show
    July 21, 1974
    Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Valley State College Golden Earring special guest for Poco, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, Poco Deliverin' fan site tour info, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, unconfirmed show
    July 22, 1974
    Easton, Philadelphia State Theatre Golden Earring should have performed here according to an internet link. The show was questionable as there was no additional info found and the date is just before their arrival at Schiphol Airport the next day after their return for their USA tour. Information later on revealed the Golden Earring concert was cancelled and instead of Golden Earring Foghat was booked to perform on the planned date July 22 1974.

    Info Allesandro Borri: Hi again Casper ! According to this website http://mediafiveent.com/archive/viewprofile.php?id=36 (nice to listen RADAR LOVE song!) GOLDEN EARRING played a gig July 22 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA ! Well a new gig for your website ! I'll hope this helps ! I have seen this link on BLUE OYSTER CULT Hot Rail website All The Best, Alessandro.

    Info Ruud Mols: Hallo Casper, Ik ben even gaan zoeken. De info die Alessandro verstrekt, had ik ook al vastgelegd. Nu heb ik nog een aanvullend krantenbericht gevonden waarin staat dat het concert van de Earring afgelast is. En dat daarvoor in de plaats Foghat zal optreden in het State Theatre in Easton. Dat artikel is uit een krant van 18-7-1974. Het concert van Foghat zal op maandag plaatsvinden. Die maandag was het 22-7-1974. Klopt als een bus dus! Heb een aantal jaren geleden een abonnement genomen op newspapers.com. Daar vond ik deze info. Het artikel heb ik bijgevoegd. Volgens mij mag ik dit soort artikelen niet publiceren vanwege copyright. Wellicht kan je alleen even een vermelding maken van dit artikel op je site en niet het plaatje er neer zetten. Groeten, Ruud.

    Newspaper article The Morning Call July 18 1974: Appearing in Easton: Foghat concert listed. Article to be typed in!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, fan info according to internet link, newspaper article July 18 1974, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, confirmed date - no show
    July 23, 1974

    Magazine article Gouden toekomst voor The Golden Earring after returning from their third USA Tour in July 1974


    Amsterdam No show Golden Earring returned at Schiphol after their third USA tour.

    GOUDEN TOEKOMST VOOR THE GOLDEN EARRING. Doodvermoeid maar erg voldaan is de succesvolle nederpopformatie Golden Earring op 23 juli uit Amerika teruggekeerd. De Amerikaanse tournee heeft in totaal 81 dagen geduurd. In die tijd werden er een stuk of 60 concerten gegeven. Aan het begin van de Amerikaanse rondreis kwam de Earring-single Radar Love de Hot One Hundred binnen. Vlak voor hun vertrek uit de States constateerden Barry Hay en zijn maatjes tot hun niet geringe vreugde dat het plaatje in de top-10 was doorgedrongen.

    Tot 28 augustus wil de groep bijkomen van alle vermoeienissen aan de andere kant van de Atlantische oceaan. Daarna wordt in de Sound Push Studio in Blaricum begonnen aan de opname van een nieuwe LP, die begin januari world wide zal worden uitgebracht. De opnamen zijn gepland tot 20 september. Het mixen zal waarschijnlijk begin december in de Record Plant Studio in Los Angeles worden gedaan.

    In de laatste week van september begint Golden Earring aan een nieuwe Amerikaanse tournee, die tot eind oktober duurt. In november en het begin van december wordt weer door Engeland getoerd. Van begin januari tot eind februari wordt een serie concerten op het Europese continent gegeven. Daarbij zijn ook enkele concerten in Nederland inbegrepen.

    Volgens Polydor-baas en Earring-producer Freddy Haayen is het mogelijk dat deze Europese concerten, die als doel hebben het nieuwe album te promoten en waarvoor binnenkort een nieuwe stage act wordt ingestudeerd, zullen resulteren in een nieuwe live LP. In maart en april wordt er weer door Amerika gereisd. Ook met als doel het nieuwe album te promoten.

    Het gaat dus goed met het Gouden Oorring-kwartet, dat zal inmiddels wel duidelijk zijn. Na Focus, dat de laatste maanden overigens niet zo aan de weg timmert, is Golden Earring de tweede Nederlandse popgroep, die een respectabele internationale doorbraak heeft mogen meemaken.

    Magazine article Gouden toekomst voor The Golden Earring scan thanks to Gery Van den Berg - Hoetmer! Text typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, fan info, magazine article Gouden toekomst voor The Golden Earring, confirmed date - no show.

    Poster for July 12 1974 Evansville show third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974 Poster for July 04 1974 Dallas show third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974 Poster for July 12 1974 Evansville show third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974


    Billboard photo for several May 1974 shows third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974

    Muziekkrant Oor article June 27 1974 about the third Golden Earring USA Tour 1974

    Melody Maker magazine (UK) published a large article called Golden Earring: flashy assault


    Concert 1974 continued City Venue Info Source\Status
    July 27, 1974

    Announcement Golden Earring's (cancelled) performance at Crystal Palace Garden Party VII July 27, 1974


    London Crystal Palace Bowl Crystal Palace Garden Party VII: Golden Earring was asked to support Rick Wakeman during this concert, but they cancelled due to health reasons according to Melody Maker July 13, 1974. The band just returned from another USA tour, so this might also be the real reason... Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, NME June 29 1974\NME July 06 1974\Melody Maker July 13 1974, confirmed date - no show

    Fourth USA Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    September - November 1974 Various cities Several shows With Robert Jan Stips on keyboards Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
    September 19, 1974 Santa Monica, California Civic Auditorium On this website I found this (slightly edited Golden Earring concert information. The writer however isn't sure about the date and to me it seems this show was the actually on October 10 1974 performed show. I asked expert Bart van Alphen for his view and he sent a comment underneath which makes it clear the blog writer was probably wrong.

    All Time Top 10 Historic Rock Concerts 1972 -1975 #4
    GOLDEN EARRING Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (Capacity: 3,000)


    Moontan LP: Radar Love, Candy's Going Bad, Vanilla Queen, Big Tree Blue Sea, Are You Receiving Me.

    Golden Earring still are a Dutch Rock band who were huge in Europe, but other than several spectacular singles, never got any traction in the U.S. I was going to say I don't know why, but I do; timing and promotion. MCA, GE's US label were never known as leaders in the promotion department so there was no support for this group during their most popular domestic period. With side one of the Moontan LP a virtual greatest hits triple threat, there should have been a lot of buzz about these guys instead we got crickets. Timing was good for the willing acceptance of new sounds, artists and new groups, but with no promo, no go. If it weren't for the FM Album Rock stations, we may never have heard of these guys, even with Radar Love, hot at #13 on the US charts, MCA still couldn't capitalize on this solid inventive group.

    OK, crime solved, now sometimes back then when I'd hear a group, a band, a singer, or instrumentalists, I'd get a distinct feeling that I'd connected with something alien, not bad, good, like it's source is not really from here, like it's coming from somewhere foreign, and well, duh, here in the US Euro bands are foreign! OK, so on top of the obvious, it still seems like I am getting a glimpse of a certain frequency of music and entertainment that is not supposed to be accepted and embraced by everyone! And that's what makes Golden Earring music so good! You may or may not pick up on it or maybe it was a "you had to be there" type of thing but it was evident to me - kinda like instead of "my spider senses tinglin" it was "my discovery senses tingling". I pretty much went totally Euro for the next decade.

    I really liked the entire LP, but side one is a classic from start to finish and just cooks and that is what we were treated to at this concert! I'm an absolute sucker for extended songs, jams,great vocals and instrumentals and GE were very good at taking a song through some cool changes and rockin' the whole way.

    We had terrific seats; a little left of center and about ten rows back - perfect! It was adventurous souls like us who discovered Paradise in Euro Rock Group imports and caught bands like Golden Earring and Nektar when they toured the U.S.! An intimate (less than 3,000), memorable and highly-enjoyable concert - thanks guys, I needed that!

    Golden Earring Lineup: Rinus Gerritsen (bass, keyboards), Barry Hay (vocals, flute, sax, guitar), George Kooymans (guitar, vocals), Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums). GE Setlist: Radar Love, Candy's Going Bad, Vanilla Queen, Big Tree Blue Sea, Are You Receiving Me.

    Factoid: The GE Moontan cover was initially released in the U.S. and was "under the radar" and available for quite some time until Radar Love became a hit and brought attention to the now "above the radar" LP cover. The front cover was actually tame compared to the bizarre back cover: a blue nude male, standing bare ass next to a spaceman. (!?) The cover was changed on future pressings to what almost seems like a rebellious extreme: a prosaic image of an ear with a gold earring in it. Sheesh.

    See what 1974 tour expert Bart van Alphen commented on this: Hi Casper, Nektar heeft daadwerkelijk gespeeld op 19 september in Santa Monica Civic. Bijgevoegd een concert review uit de Los Angeles Times Hierin wordt echter met geen woord gerept over Golden Earring. Ik ben ervan overtuigd dat Golden Earring niet op 18 en 19 september heeft gespeeld in Santa Monica. Journalist Richard Cromelin die verantwoordelijk is voor de Nektar recensie was namelijk zeer bekend met Golden Earring. In het gerenommeerde Rolling Stone schreef deze journalist reeds in augustus '74 onder de titel "Light metal" een pagina groot artikel over Golden Earring. Dezelfde man schreef in de LA times een juichende recensie van het Golden Earring concert van 10 oktober 1974 (met Stray Dog in hetzelfde Santa Monica Civic) Richard Cromelin had in zijn Nektar recensie ongetwijfeld melding gemaakt van Golden Earring als ze daar hadden gespeeld.

    Ik denk het geheugen van de schrijver van de blog hem in de steek heeft gelaten. Hij zal ongetwijfeld Nektar hebben zien spelen in de Santa Monica Civic. Ook zal hij Golden Earring de pannen van het dak hebben zien spelen (mogelijk een maand later). Maar ik denk niet dat hij ze op dezelfde dag samen heeft zien spelen.

    Conclusie: geheugen van de blog schrijver laat hem in de steek, Golden Earring heeft niet op 18 en 19 september gespeeld in Santa Monica, groet Bart.

    The writer later on stated in a updated Wordpress article he still is convinced Golden Earring and Nektar performed on the same day together. Who has more info about this concert?

    It has come to 00individual's attention that Golden Earring / Nektar fans on the other side of the planet are questioning, no, stating that either the date of this concert is erroneous and/or that these two bands never played together at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. While they may have supposed dates from over four decades ago - 00individual has his own form of facts culled from his Hyperthymesia and remembers everything. With facts that only someone who LIVED the era would know, 00individual can assure that this concert happened just as stated - that is why he and his friend went to see Golden Earring AND Nektar - to see these two bands.

    Those who were probably not even born when this concert took place holding different claims weren't there, 00individual was. 00individual appreciates any comments AND corrections, but no matter how much of an authority someone believes they are of the 1970s, unless they lived it and had the memory to recall in detail life back then it remains to whether one wants to believe data accumu;ators or those who experienced these times personally. Much on the '70s are written and criticized by people who were not there - who did not participate, or who know not of what they speak. 00individual stands by all of his posts as true, correct and, well, you had to be there.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, internet publication, unconfirmed date - probably no Golden Earring show, might be October 10 1974 date!
    September 27, 1974

    Santana with Golden Earring show promo ad September 27 1974 Oklahoma City


    Santana with Golden Earring show handbill September 27 1974 Oklahoma City


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Golden Earring special guest for Santana, other source (ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974) mentioned September 27 1974 Dallas, Texas concert as well as the story in GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), ticket US$ 5,75 advance/Venue US$ 6,75. Promotors Concert West and Barry Fey.

    4e USA tour (Fall '74-tour) van Golden Earring 27 September 1974, All Sports Stadium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Santana met special guest Golden Earring. Het eerste Earring concert van de "Fall tour" vond waarschijnlijk plaats in Oklahoma (andere bronnen verwijzen naar Dallas). In het honkbal stadion van de Oklahoma City 89ers speelde Golden Earring als voorprogramma van Santana. Dit openlucht concert was zeer waarschijnlijk het eerste echte optreden van Robert Jan Stips als lid van Golden Earring. De live reputatie van Golden Earring was hen blijkbaar vooruitgesneld gezien een zeer positieve en uitgebreide voorbeschouwing in de studenten krant 'The Oklahoma Daily' Link here! Het Oklahoma concert van Golden Earring viel echter in duigen. Golden Earring mocht geen soundcheck doen, het geluid was slecht en tot overmaat van ramp viel na enkele nummers de stroom uit. Volgens een concert recensie mogelijk met opzet (Who pulled the plug?). Na deze ongelukkige afloop werden Barry en George in het spelershome van de 89ers om hun reactie gevraagd. Link here!

    Newspaper scans and ads thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974, The Oklahoma Daily Newspaper article October 04 1974 issue page 11 article Who pulled the plug?, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (page 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    September 27, 1974
    Dallas, Texas Venue unknown Golden Earring special guest for Santana, other source (ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974) mentioned September 27 1974 Dallas, Texas concert as well as the story in GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (page 27) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, internet publication, unconfirmed date - probably no Golden Earring show!
    September 28, 1974

    Santana with special guest Golden Earring show ticket September 28, 1974 Houston - Sam Houston Coliseum


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Santana.

    Ticket scan thanks to Bart van Alphen and Rock In Houston website!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974, show ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 96 & 265, confirmed show
    September 29, 1974

    Santana with Golden Earring show poster September 29 1974 Shreveport Hirsh Memorial Coliseum


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    Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Santana, other source (ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974) mentioned September 29 1974 New Orleans, LA.

    Fan info Donald Henderson: Casper, You have the September 29, 1974 Santana/GE concert listed as being held at Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Texas. Please be advised that Shreveport, and Hirsch Coliseum both were, and still are, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, not Texas. Shreveport is in the Northwest corner of Louisiana, very close to the Texas state line. In addition, you may confirm that show, because I was there. I, regrettably, do not have that ticket stub. Donald Henderson.

    Casper, I hope this finds you well. I hate to keep beating up the same show, but the arena for the 09/29/1974 Santana/GE is misspelled on your site (but at least now in the right state). It is spelled Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. It was built in 1954, and perhaps it's greatest claim to fame is that it is the venue where the famous (infamous?) words "Elvis has left the building" were first said, in 1957. The Santana/GE concert was one of the best concerts that I have ever seen, and I was a regular concert goer for 30 years. I miss those days. Sent from my Commodore 64.

    Show ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, unknown first source, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10 1974, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 02, 1974

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    Atlanta, Georgia Municipal Auditorium (OMNI) Golden Earring special guest for Santana. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 03, 1974

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    Tampa, Florida Curtis Hixon Hall Golden Earring special guest for Santana. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 04, 1974

    Santana and Golden Earring show ad Orlando, Florida - Sports Stadium October 04, 1974


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    Orlando, Florida Sports Stadium Golden Earring special guest for Santana, promotor Peter Grey Terhune & Gulf Artists Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 05, 1974

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    Jacksonville, Florida Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Santana. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 06, 1974

    Golden Earring and Santana show ad for October 06, 1974 Miami - Jay Alai Fronton show


    Santana and Golden Earring show grosses overview Variety Magazine October 16, 1974  Miami - Jay Alai Fronton show


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    Miami, Florida Jai-Alai Fronton Golden Earring special guest for Santana, tickets US$ 6,50, concert grosses US$ 38.500 out of potential US$ 42.000.

    Miami Hurricane newspaper October 04 1974 show announcement article: Santana at Jai-Alai.

    Golden Earring, the support act, are still back at the basic and raw level. Packing a lot of intensity MORE TO BE ADDED SOON!

    Show ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Santana site, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), Miami Hurricane newspaper Santana at Jai-Alai article September 04 1974, Variety magazine October 16 1974: Concert Grosses, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 265, confirmed show
    October 08, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket for October 08, 1974 NBC The Midnight Special TV recording


    Golden Earring show ticket for October 08, 1974 NBC The Midnight Special TV recording


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Burbank, California The Midnight Special concert TV TV recordings, 30 minute performance, songs performed Candy's Going Bad, Big Tree Blue Sea, She Flies On Strange Wings, Love Is A Rodeo, TV show recordings started 18.30 hr in Studio 2 with other acts Redd Foxx, Little Anthony and The Sparks, broadcast date November 09, 1974

    Ticket and newspaper scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), ticket and Daily Variety newspaper scans, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 09, 1974

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    Don Kirschners Rock concert TV Probably with Bad Company, Wizzard and Jo Jo Gunne, tv recordings, songs performed Big Tree Blue Sea, Candy's Going Bad, Vanilla Queen, Radar Love, broadcast date June 14, 1975 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 10, 1974

    Golden Earring show ad Santa Monica, California - Civic Center October 10, 1974


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    Santa Monica, California Civic Center Golden Earring headliner with special guest Stray Dog, attendance 3000 visitors.

    Show review by Steven Rosen: Earring - 7 years too late.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, show review unknown source, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 11, 1974

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    San Francisco, California Winterland With Jo Jo Gunne as special guest for Joe Cocker, ticket US$ 5 presale\Venue US $6 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), internet information, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 12, 1974

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    San Francisco, California Winterland With Jo Jo Gunne as special guest for Joe Cocker, ticket US$ 5 presale\Venue US $6 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, internet information, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 14, 1974

    Blue Oyster Cult show ticket with Golden Earring show Phoenix, Arizona - Show Palace October 14, 1974


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    Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Show Palace T-Rex and Golden Earring special guest for Blue Öyster Cult, advance ticket US$5\Venue US$6, Promotor Berry Frey. On this day two shows might have been performed in this venue at? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring Fall'74 tour ad Billboard Magazine September 28 1974, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, Blue Öyster Cult fansite, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 16, 1974

    Golden Earring October 16 1974 St. Paul - Civic Center show announcement


    Golden Earring October 16 1974 St. Paul - Civic Center show show ad


    Golden Earring Backstage pass October 16 1974 St. Paul - Civic Center show announcement


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota Civic Center Golden Earring headliner with special guest Mahogany Rush, advance ticket US$5\Venue US$6, promotor Schon Productions.

    Show ad scan summited by Ruud Mols who found it at Jeanne Andersen's Twin Cities Music Highlights website. Backstage pass authorised and signed by US tourmanager Larry Freeman submitted by Bart van Alphen. Thanks Ruud Mols, Bart van Alphen and Jeanne Andersen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, Jeanne Andersen's Twin Cities Music Highlights website, show ads, backstage pass scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 17, 1974

    Golden Earring October 17 1974 Milwaukee - Riverside Theatre show announcement


    Golden Earring October 17 1974 Milwaukee - Riverside Theatre show announcement


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Riverside Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guests Gentle Giant and Aerosmith, Tickets US$4\ US$5\ US$6,Promotor DayDream Productions.

    Email info Jack Skelly:

    Hello Casper, This is Jack Skelly again from the Gentle Giant Tour History website. Today, I found this ad and I thought you might be interested. This is the Milwaukee show of October 17, 1974. The scan is from the The Bugle American, an underground newspaper in Milwaukee. Jack.

    Show ad scan thanks to Jack Skelly of the Gentle Giant Tour History website.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, show ad The Bugle American newspaper, Gentle Giant tour history website, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 266, confirmed show
    October 18, 1974

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    Cleveland, Ohio Allen Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Gentle Giant Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 19, 1974

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum Golden Earring special guest with Foghat for Black Oak Arkansas Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 20, 1974

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    Baltimore, Maryland Civic Center Golden Earring special guest with Foghat for Black Oak Arkansas Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), internet concert website, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 22, 1974

    Santana show ad with Golden Earring show Erie, Pennsylvania - Country Fieldhouse October 22, 1974


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Erie, Pennsylvania Country Fieldhouse Golden Earring special guest for Santana, advance ticket US$ 5.50\Venue US$ 6.50, promotor Entertainment Concept Corp. Productions, promoted by WJET radio, show ad from my archives Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 23, 1974

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    Youngstown, Ohio Tomorrow Club Golden Earring headliner with special guest Law. Ticket US$ 3,50 advance/Venue US$ 4,50. Show might not fit in tour schedule as Golden Earring also performs in Ohio on October 29, 1974. More info about this show is needed!

    Hi Casper! Please see on this nice section of GENTLE GIANT Tour History an advert with both GENTLE GIANT and GOLDEN EARRING October 1974 in Youngstown - Tomorrow Club. http://ggconcerts.on-reflection.org/part4.htm I'll hope you will appreciate the info! All The Best, Alessandro

    Thank you Alesandro Borri!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper show ad, show not mentioned in the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, unconfirmed show
    October 25, 1974

    Book Kiss Alive Forever - The complete touring history


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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Passaic, New Jersey Capitol Center Special guests Kiss and John Hammond. Kiss was 2 times the opening act for Golden Earring. First time was during the Hotter than hell tour at Passaic, New Jersey. Headliner act: Golden Earring. Opening acts: Kiss and John Hammond. Promotor: John Scher Presents. Due to immigrations problems, original headliners Climax Blues Band canceled three days prior to the show. Blues guitarist John Hammond and Kiss where then added to the bill, and Golden Earring was moved up from their opening slot to that of headliner.

    Kiss Alive Forever book scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book "Kiss Alive Forever - The complete touring history" by Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 26, 1974

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    New York, New York Academy Of Music Popfestival Golden Earring headliner with special guest Carmen, benefit concert for New York Epilepsy Foundation, sponsored by WNEW radiostation New York.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 27, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Hampton Roads, Virgina The Coliseum - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 29, 1974

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    Columbus, Ohio The Agora Golden Earring headliner, support act Dragonwyck.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 30, 1974

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    Chicago, Illinois Auditorium Golden Earring headliner.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    October 31, 1974

    J. Geils Band with Golden Earring show ticket October 31, 1974


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    Indianapolis, Indiana Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for J. Geils band.

    Ticket scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, ticket scan, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, confirmed show
    November 01, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Binghamton, New York Broome Co. Coliseum Show not confirmed, more info needed! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, unconfirmed show
    November 02, 1974

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    Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre Gentle Giant performed first on a triple bill here, preceding Golden Earring and headliner Black Oak Arkansas. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 267, Gentle Giant tour history website, confirmed show
    November 03, 1974

    J. Geils band with Mountain and Golden Earring ad Ann Arbor Sun newspaper October 25 1974


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    Detroit, Michigan Cobo Arena Golden Earring and Mountain special guest for J. Geils band. Tickets US$ 6,50 and US$ 7,50. Golden Earring show recorded for King Biscuit Flower Hour. Tracks: 7 / Total Time: 50:11 Catalog: King Biscuit.
    Bertus Borgers - saxophone, trumpet
    Robert Jan Stips - keyboards
    Rinus Gerritsen - bass, keyboard
    Barry Hay - flute, vocals
    George Kooymans - guitar, vocals
    Cesar Zuiderwijk - percussion, drums

    1. She Flies On Strange Wings 10:44
    2. Big Tree, Blue Sea 11:28
    3. Candy's Going Bad 4:40
    4. Radar Love 12:02
    5. I Can't Get A Hold On Her 6:11
    6. Bass Solo 2:32
    7. I'm Going To Send My Pigeons To The Sky 2:34

    One of the most powerful rock music forces to ever emerge from the Netherlands, Golden Earring is one of few bands to achieve international chart success in three consecutive decades, first with their hit cover of the Byrds "Eight Miles High" in 1969, followed by "Radar Love" in 1973 and "Twilight Zone" in 1982. The latter two remain staples of classic rock radio today. As a band never content to follow any formula for very long, they approached each album like a new enterprise, often reinventing their music. In 1973, they released their most popular album, Moontan, which gained them a much larger fan base and allowed them to tour internationally as a headliner (with Kiss and Aerosmith among their opening acts).

    This performance, recorded Cobo Arena in Detroit, captures the band the year after the release of Moontan album. Golden Earring kicks the set off with "She Flies On Strange Wings," the George Kooymans-penned opus that became the single from their 1971 album, Seven Tears. Originally divided into two parts on the single, here it is expanded even further, clocking in at over ten minutes. Next up is "Big Tree, Blue Sea", a song originally featured on their self titled 1970 album that was revamped with an additional flute arrangement for Moontan. This is another highly adventurous modular piece, with obvious similarities to later era Jethro Tull and having a distinct progressive-rock bent. Initially mixing electronics and flute over a delicate groove, this eventually develops into a lengthy hard rocking guitar workout.

    Nowhere is the band's enthusiasm better reflected than on "Radar Love". This highly ambitious number is Golden Earring's biggest hit, and they perform with ferocity, displaying what they really are capable of in a live capacity. The song, of course, would of course go on to become a career defining moment for the group. The 50-minute set concludes with "I'm Going To Send My Pigeons To The Sky" from their 1970 self-titled release.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Mountain show overview internet, Wolfgangs Vault concert site, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 268, Ann Arbor newspaper October 25 1974, confirmed show
    November 04, 1974 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Arena Doubles another source which mentioned Rochester New York show on this date, after research this Detroit show wasn't performed.

    Received detailed information Golden Earring didn't perform a second show in Detroit.

    Email info Jack Skelly (Gentle Giant Tour History website): Hello Casper, My name is Jack Skelly and I run the Gentle Giant Tour History website. Maybe we have talked before. I don't remember but I have seen your website many times. Excellent job! I see that Golden Earring played Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan on November 3, 1974, broadcast on King Biscuit. You say GE and Mountain opened for J. Geils. Then on the next night, November 4, you say there was conflicting information, but you wanted to do more research.

    Recently, I did some of my own Gentle Giant research and I found that J. Geils originally planned to play in Detroit only on November 3. Here is an ad from way back on September 29 in the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. 19740929 - Flint Journal.jpg This ad ran all through October in a couple different Michigan newspapers. Then, on November 3, they stopped running the ad because the show was sold out for that night. Instead, they ran this ad. 19741103 - Flint Journal.jpg So J. Geils added one more night in Detroit for the next day, November 4. Notice it says "1st Show Sold Out". Mountain returned again but Golden Earring did not. I guess that was because they were booked in Rochester, New York, like your site says. Here is another ad on November 3 from the Saginaw News in Saginaw, Michigan - 19741103 - Saginaw News.jpg I like the way they spelled J. Geils. :-) These two ads only ran on November 3, for some reason, and I cannot find any reviews. But here are a couple other ads confirming the November 4 show (no Golden Earring and, unfortunately, Gentle Giant is not mentioned either.) The first is from the Ann Arbor Sun and the second is from the Findlay Republican Courier. concert listing 1 - Ann Arbor Sun.JPG concert listing 2 - Findlay Republican Courier.JPG So that's what happened. I hope this information helps. Greetings Jack Skelly

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (page 27), info Webmaster Gentle Giant tour website, Flint Journal Newspaper ads, confirmed date - no show
    November 04, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Rochester, New York War Memorial Show confirmed, other source mentioned Detroit - Cobo Arena show on this date, this is a second show J. Geils Band performed at Detroit but Golden Earring only performed at the first one. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 268, confirmed show
    November 05, 1974

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena Last show of Fall'74 USA tour, special guest with Robin Trower for Black Oak Arkansas. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 27), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 268, confirmed show

    please note: all mentioned USA tour dates were planned dates and may have been subject to changes or cancellations. Most of the above dates were mentioned in an ad Rolling Stone magazine USA October 10, 1974 but no venues were listed. These were added from another source (Story Golden Earring fanzine nr 4-1982, page 27). Some dates were added from another source. Many dates are checked with the summary in the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom (released 2012)


    USA Magazine ad for Golden Earring USA Fall Tour 1974


    NME UK Magazine announcement fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    New Musical Express November 11 1974 article: Earring tours open: Golden Earring fly into Britain this week for a lengthy concert tour, following hot on the heels of an exhaustive coast-to coast American tour. As you may have read in last week's NME, they are currently being augmented by ex-Supersisters keyboards man Robert John Stips. And to make the prospect of their concerts even more intriguing, they are being supported throughout the tour by the much-vaunted Lynyrd Skynyrd, paying their first-ever visit to this country. Their schedule during the coming week takes them to Glasgow (Thursday), Edinburgh (Friday), Newcastle (Saturday), Liverpool (Monday), Bradford (Tuesday) and Birmingham (Wednesday).

    Article scan thanks to and typed in by Berry Albers!

    GOLDEN EARRING AUF US-TOUR
    Nach der Wahnsinns-Tournee durch Deutschland und einer ebenso erfolgreichen Tour durch Grossbritannien, die durch einen Gig im bereits drei Wochen vorher ausverkauften Rainbow Theatre in London gekrönt wurde, halten sich Hollands Super-Ohrringe mementan in den Vereinigde Staaten auf. Dort steigen sie diesen Monat gleich volle in mit einer Riesen-Tournee, auf der sie unter anderem im Vorprogramm von Edgar Winter, Steve Miller und der J. Geils Band auftreten. Golden Earrings' neue Single mit dem Titel Instant Poetry wird sicher dafür sorgen, dass die Band unterdessen in Europa nicht allzusehr in Vergessenheit gerat.

    GOLDEN EARRING VOLL AUSGEBUCHT!
    Hollands supergroup Golden Earring ist inzwischen von der US-Tournee, die für sie der Start ihrer Welt-Karriere bedeutete, zurückgekehrt. Wir fragten uns etwas besortgt, ob die Band nach diesem sensationellen Erfolg wohl überhaupt nog Zeit hat, um in Deutschland Konzerte zu geben. Um uns und die ME-leser zu beruhigen, liessen die Ohrringe uns in ihren Terminkalender blicken, der nur zu deutlig zeigt, wie beschäftigt eine Gruppe sein kann, wenn sie in Amerika einen Single- und einen LP-Hit gelandet hat. Bis zum 20. September hielt sich Golden Earring im Plattenstudio auf, wo eine neue LP eingespielt wurde, deren Titel noch immer geheim ist. Ende dieses Monats dürfte sie jedoch in den Plattengeschäften liegen. Dann werden die Ohrringe allerdings schon wieder weit von uns entfernt sein, denn gleich nachzü Abschluss der Plattenaufnahmen begab sich die Gruppe erneut auf eine US-Tournee, bis zum 5. November, andauert.

    Der weitere Terminplan sieht wie folgt aus: 10. November - 4. Dezember: Arbeiten an einer neuen Show und England-Tournee.
    Im Februar '75: Konzerte in Holland.
    Von März bis Mitte Mai '75: US-Tour mit neuer Show.
    Juni und Juli '75: Europa-Tournee (also auch Deutschland).
    Es dauert wie man sieht also nog ganz schön lange, bis wir Golden Earring bei uns wiedersehen werden. MUSIK EXPRESS wird seine Leser jedoch immer auf dem neuesten Stand halten und auch rechtzeitig die Tournee-Daten füür Deutschland, Osterreich und die Schweiz bekanntgeben.

    Article typed in by Berry Albers!

    Fifth UK Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    November 12, 1974

    George Kooymans live photo as published in UK Sounds magazine November 23, 1974


    London Old Grey Whistle Test TV show Two songs performed: Candy's Going Bad & Love Is A Rodeo, Magazine article Sounds November 23, 1974 - page 11: Oh yes, Earring are still around
    Pete Makowski has a bite and a chat with Golden Earring before rehearsals for their British tour. "Somebody ought to give that guy a kick in the balls," said Golden Earring's George Kooymans regarding Bob Harris's critical comments when the band appeared on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'. "Everyone's entitled to their own opinion but I'm not sure if an announcer should do more than announce the bands. It's like the announcer at a concert saying 'sand now for the shittiest band in the world Golden Earring'. It wouldn't be right." Still despite that, there is a whole hunk of people who do like the band and they have worked hard to establish their position as one of the leading rock bands, in fact the first Dutch rock band. They've earned them selves a solid reputation for hard work and entertainment. The group are currently touring Britain and I managed to catch a few words with George and Robert Jan Stips over a meal before they went into rehearsals.

    Gold
    The group have recently returned from the second leg of their American tour which collectively amounted to a total of eighty dates which has proved to be successful, they have returned with a gold album and two chart singles. Kooymans is an amiable character who looks younger than his years and is a nervous bundle of energy, constantly moving back and forth with almost childlike enthusiasm, when answering questions. Stips looks even younger and seems quite unaffected by his sudden plunge into success. In fact the whole of Earring have a sobering level headed attitude to their new found success.

    Superstar
    They take their ten year slog in their stride and accept it as a form of schooling into professionalism. Even now, Kooymans points out, the band want to take careful steps and not let things go to their head. "Sure it does a lot for your ego playing headline concerts but it's no good if not many people turn up. We don't want that kind of superstar trip. In America we would only headline if we knew that we could fill the place." And they did.

    Tighten up
    I asked George how the audiences reacted to the band. "At first they didn't know any of the numbers but soon they were familiar with 'RADAR LOVE', next time it was much better they knew all the songs." Recently in America European bands have become immensely popular and Earring received a lot of attention from the Press. "They were interested in us initially because we sang our songs in English, which is understandable. I'm sure if there was a British band that song Dutch lyrics touring Holland the same would happen." Earring have toured the States previously in '69 and '70 but this only amounted to a few scattered club dates and couple of nights at the Fillmore. "This time the whole thing was organized much better. I think it has tightened the band up. I really wouldn't mind living in America, it has everything you want. One of the noticeable things is the music. You can turn on a radio and hear good music all the time while in Holland the radio stations play shit. There aren't any pirate stations anymore and even then they weren't much better. The stations in Britain aren't all that good either. People say there isn't much new talent coming out of Holland. It's not surprising when a kid turns on the radio and all he has is that shit to listen to - where can he turn to for his influences?" Where did George turn for his guitar influences? "I don't listen to the guitarists, I just listen to the music. If I started listening to the guitarist it would get me frustrated thinking how much better they are." On the second half of their American tour the band introduced their new keyboards man Robert. He formerly performed with a Dutch band called Supersister, who many people compared to Soft Machine. They recorded a couple of albums on Uncle Peel's Dandelion label. "Rinus used to play the keyboards but we realized that we needed something to fill out the sound," said George. "They asked me to join the same day our band split up," added Stips enthusiastically. Golden Earring was a totally different kettle of fish to Supersister. "Yes," agreed Stips, "but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time."

    Absurdia
    In between touring the band have managed to lay some tracks down for their forthcoming album tentatively titled "Up & Down Absurdia". "We've still got a lot of backing tracks to lay down, we're not really sure of the title," admitted George, "it changes every day but we're thinking about it. The tracks are much shorter on this album, tighter, I really like it." "Candy's Going Bad" has been lifted off the band's "MOONTAN" album and has been released as a single to commemorate the band's tour. "We were going to do a new show to go with the album, but as it's not ready yet we can't, although we will be featuring some new material. This tour's just to let people know we're still around."

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Sounds Magazine (UK) November 23 1974 issue with George Kooymans interview
    November 14, 1974

    Magazine ad for fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Golden Earring show ticket Glasgow - Apollo November 14 1974


    Golden Earring show ad Glasgow - Apollo November 14 1974


    Golden Earring show ad Glasgow - Apollo November 14 1974


    Glasgow Apollo Theatre Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, tickets UKpound 1,65 - 1,35 - 1.

    Show review in Melody Maker November 23, 1974: Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd. Playing a rock concert can be a bit like playing roulette - there is a good chance that any band, no matter how professional, will have a bad night. So when Golden Earring and Lynyrd Skynyrd performed the Apollo in Glasgow last week it was a win for Skynyrd but the numbers wouldn't come up for Earring. Skynyrd's tight sound identified them immediately as an American band. They have a lot in common with the Doobies or Little Feat in the punch and cleanliness of their sound, but they also share a lot with the Allmans. The confederate flag above the stage is as much a gesture of southern musical solidarity as it is a crowd pleaser. Their set was flabby in places, occasionally brilliant but not taking off until their last number. Three guitars wove a tapestry of complex licks and took the audience soaring to a high which had seldom been equalled at the Apollo. But Earring's image was a mistake even if they had suffered no sound problem. A Glasgow heavy rock-audience expects their band to be in denim with hair down to their fret boards. Earring present a glitter image, and maybe it is good that they have avoided the denim cliche. But they audience didn't take too kindly to the flash and the rather pretentious tempo changes in the opening numbers. The only number which really worked was the encore "Money". They seemed at home with the 3-minute format, extending it and doing some impressive bass work. "Radar Love," their own 3-minute song was filled with long boring solos. It is difficult to avoid (rest of the article is missing. Does anyone have the missing text? Please share it with me!)

    Another UK magazine review for this show (unknown origin) Golden Earring/Glasgow If their gig at the Glasgow Apollo is any yardstick, it seems Golden Earring are a classic example of just how easily a band can blow their musical validity purely by becoming to involved with image making. It can have been much more than a year ago that I personally believed they could potentially become one of the finest bands to come out of Europe. Then, the music was an gritty boogie rock, and purely because of their capabilities their act was both musically sound and invigorating. Now, with the addition of a fifth member, keyboard player Robert Jan Stips, their music has deteriorated to sheer heavy metal rock which is concerned with excessive volume rather than instrumental virtuosity. And their performance is not assisted by the arrogant posing of the singer, Barry Hay, or the dramatic ploys of the drummer, Cesar Zuiderwijk, who vaulted over his kit on cue with a blinding and deafening explosion of white light. Later the kit collapsed and the act deteriorated into pure farce. It's unfortunate this should be the case because Earring still have a great deal of talent. During "Big Tree Blue Sea" there was some consistently good flute work by Hay, and George Kooymans on guitar took some startling solos. But then the act was designed to give visual and dramatic impact and the priorities became distorted. Bass player Rinus Gerritsen sounded as though he was playing his instrument with a bread knife, while suggesting, because of his stance, that the bass was to heavy for him to hold anyway. Even with the inclusion of such Earring standards as "Radar Love" and "Vanilla Queen" the band failed to upgrade the standard of the set, although the high energy noise appealed to a good proportion of the audience. Musically, however, Golden Earring are slipping into a Heavy Metal straightjacket and are losing what was a distinctive style. Lynyrd Skynyrd (whom you read last week) was superior by far to the main act. Which made Earring look even worse than they were.

    Show ad scans thanks to Bart van Alphen and Brian Greer!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, NME magazine Nov. 16, 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Melody Maker magazine Nov.23, 1974, show ad scans, ticket scan, Apollo venue website, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show
    November 15, 1974

    Magazine ad for fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Golden Earring show ticket#E23 November 15, 1974 Edinburgh - Odeon Theatre


    Edinburgh Odeon Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, ticket UKpound 1,35 (Rear Stalls)
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28)
    November 16, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#E23 November 16, 1974 Newcastle - City Hall


    Golden Earring show ticket#P13 November 16, 1974 Newcastle - City Hall


    Newcastle City Hall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, ticket UKpound 1 (balcony)/UKpound 1,65 (Area)

    Ticket scans thanks to Ruud Mols (found on Ebay online auctions)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, ticket scans, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show
    November 18, 1974

    Sticker as sold during fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Liverpool Empire Theatre Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, setlist Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show
    November 19, 1974

    Tour shirt as sold during fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Bradford St. George's Hall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28)
    November 20, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket November 20, 1974 Birmingham - Town Hall


    Birmingham Town Hall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, ticket UKpound 1,35\UKpound 1, promotor John Smith Entertainments in association with Trinifold productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), ticket scan, fan info, confirmed show
    November 22, 1974

    Golden Earring Moontan sticker as sold during Moontan promotion tours


    Oxford New Theatre Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd was forced to cancel their appearance as lead singer Ronnie van Zant was suffering from a minor throat infection. Doctors advised him to rest his voice for 24 hours. Small tour review: "Promotor says tour started off shakily, but has now picked up and is doing good business. NME reports confirm some contradictions. In North, feeling was that number of people had come to see Skynyrd, but this wasn't backed up by London evidence. Sell out at Rainbow with touts out in force." (NME November 30, 1974) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974\NME magazine Nov. 30, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show
    November 23, 1974

    Golden Earring show Poster November 23 1974 London - Rainbow


    Golden Earring show ticket#O9 November 23 1974 London - Rainbow


    London Rainbow Theatre Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, (NME November 30, 1974), ticket UKPound 1,70, promotor John Smith Entertainments in association with Trinifold productions.

    Golden Earring Fans Facebook page Bart van Alphen info: Saturday 23rd November 1974, Rainbow Theatre, London: GOLDEN EARRING with special guests LYNYRD SKYNYRD De concert poster is te vinden op de website van het Victoria & Albert Museum. https://collections.vam.ac.uk/.../poster-blue-egg-printing/ Curieus weetje: Jethro Tull stond een week eerder geprogrammeerd in hetzelfde Rainbow theater. Tull zanger en fluitist Ian Anderson poseerde op 14 november naast de Rainbow met op de achtergrond de concertposters van Golden Earring. Ook op de foto: The PAN's PEOPLE dancers van het programma Top Of The Pops. Deze dames stonden samen met Jethro Tull eenmalig op het podium van de Rainbow. Enkele maanden later verscheen het Amerikaanse Circus magazine met in het midden een grote uitvouwbare poster van Anderson en Pan's People met op de achtergrond de Earring concertposter. Ook in het Japanse rockmagazine Life for music verscheen een foto van Ian Anderson.

    Ticket scan collection Casper Roos.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23 1974, NME magazine Nov. 30 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), ticket scan, confirmed show
    November 24, 1974 Norwich New Theatre Royal Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd scheduled, however on November 24, 1974 the gig at the Theatre Royal Norwich was called off for Lynyrd Skynyrd due to illness of two of their bandmembers. They were replaced by top London 'last minute replacement' band Isadora who was said to blew the Earring off the stage but the highlight of the show was Cesar's famous leap over his drum kit at the end of Golden Earring's set amidst fireworks! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show
    November 26, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#Stalls 47 November 16 1974 Leicester - De Montfort Hall


    Golden Earring tour announcement article detail NME November 1974


    Leicester De Montfort Hall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, ticket 1 UK pound (Stalls)

    New Musical Express November 11 1974 article: Earring tours open: Golden Earring fly into Britain this week for a lengthy concert tour, following hot on the heels of an exhaustive coast-to coast American tour. As you may have read in last week's NME, they are currently being augmented by ex-Supersisters keyboards man Robert John Stips. And to make the prospect of their concerts even more intriguing, they are being supported throughout the tour by the much-vaunted Lynyrd Skynyrd, paying their first-ever visit to this country. Their schedule during the coming week takes them to Glasgow (Thursday), Edinburgh (Friday), Newcastle (Saturday), Liverpool (Monday), Bradford (Tuesday) and Birmingham (Wednesday).

    Article scan thanks to and typed in by Berry Albers!

    Show ticket scan thanks to Patrick Orriens!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 11 and 16 1974 articles, ticket scan, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28)
    November 27, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket November 27, 1974 Manchester - Free Trade Hall


    Manchester Free Trade Hall (Peter Street) Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, ticket 1,65 UK pounds, promotor John Smith Entertainment in association with Trinifold Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), ticket scan, confirmed show
    November 28, 1974

    1974 UK magazine Lynyrd Skynyrd album ad


    Brighton The Dome Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28)
    November 29, 1974

    Golden Earring show ticket#F29 November 29, 1974 Bristol - Colston Hall


    Golden Earring fake show poster Bristol - Colston Hall November 29, 1974


    Bristol Colston Hall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd,

    Please be aware of the fact that on Ebay a fake poster for this concert is on auction. I think it originates from an Italian source which made a re-designed poster for this show. It looks great, but as far as I know it's fake!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), ticket scan, fake show poster, confirmed show
    November 30, 1974 Southend Kursaal Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd. Fan info Leonard Harris: Hi Casper, just found your site looks really interesting. Have been an Earring fan since 1974 when they came to Southend. Saw them again when they came back to Southend with Skynyrd and that gig still stands as the greatest gig I have seen. I still have the poster I bought in 1974 on my wall (but being 49 I have now put it in a frame) Best wishes, Len Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, not mentioned in 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, fan info, confirmed show
    December 01, 1974 Bournemouth Winter Gardens Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd, tickets 1, 1.35 and 1.65 UK Pound Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, Sounds magazine ad Nov. 23, 1974, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), ticket scan, confirmed show
    December 03, 1974 Portsmouth Guildhall Special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd couldn't perform and was replaced by Eno and The Winkies. Ticket 1 UKpound.

    Ticket scan collection Casper Roos.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, NME magazine Nov. 16 1974, 16 page 1974 Golden Earring\Lynyrd Skynyrd UK tourbook, ticket scan, story GE fanzine nr 4-1982 (pag. 28), confirmed show

    On the fifth UK Tour 1974 Golden Earring performed their show with special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd as their opener.
    For this tour a sixteen page tour booklet was made. One half contains tour information about Golden Earring and some ads, the other 8 pages are about Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    This tour was organised by Trinifold ltd. management in association with John Smith Entertainment.
    All above dates except the Nov. 30, 1974 date are also published in the UK magazines NME of November 02, 1974\November 16, 1974 and the Melody Maker dated October 26, 1974.

    Magazine ad for fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974 Magazine ad for fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974


    Here is some info about the fifth British Golden Earring Tour 1974 as published in UK SOUNDS magazine November 23, 1974 - page 11: Oh yes, Earring are still around.

    Pete Makowski has a bite and a chat with Golden Earring before rehearsals for their British tour. "Somebody ought to give that guy a kick in the balls," said Golden Earring's George Kooymans regarding Bob Harris's critical comments when the band appeared on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'. "Everyone's entitled to their own opinion but I'm not sure if an announcer should do more than announce the bands. It's like the announcer at a concert saying 'and now for the shittiest band in the world Golden Earring'. It wouldn't be right."

    Still despite that, there is a whole hunk of people who do like the band and they have worked hard to establish their position as one of the leading rock bands, in fact the first Dutch rock band. They've earned them selves a solid reputation for hard work and entertainment. The group are currently touring Britain and I managed to catch a few words with George and Robert Jan Stips over a meal before they went into rehearsals.

    Gold. The group have recently returned from the second leg of their American tour which collectively amounted to a total of eighty dates which has proved to be successful, they have returned with a gold album and two chart singles. Kooymans is an amiable character who looks younger than his years and is a nervous bundle of energy, constantly moving back and forth with almost childlike enthusiasm, when answering questions. Stips looks even younger and seems quite unaffected by his sudden plunge into success. In fact the whole of Earring have a sobering level headed attitude to their new found success.

    Superstar. They take their ten year slog in their stride and accept it as a form of schooling into professionalism. Even now, Kooymans points out, the band want to take careful steps and not let things go to their head. "Sure it does a lot for your ego playing headline concerts but it's no good if not many people turn up. We don't want that kind of superstar trip. In America we would only headline if we knew that we could fill the place." And they did.

    Tighten up. I asked George how the audiences reacted to the band. "At first they didn't know any of the numbers but soon they were familiar with 'Radar Love', next time it was much better they knew all the songs." Recently in America European bands have become immensely popular and Earring received a lot of attention from the Press. "They were interested in us initially because we sang our songs in English, which is understandable. I'm sure if there was a British band that song Dutch lyrics touring Holland the same would happen." Earring have toured the States previously in '69 and '70 but this only amounted to a few scattered club dates and couple of nights at the Fillmore. "This time the whole thing was organized much better. I think it has tightened the band up. I really wouldn't mind living in America, it has everything you want. One of the noticeable things is the music. You can turn on a radio and hear good music all the time while in Holland the radio stations play shit. There aren't any pirate stations anymore and even then they weren't much better. The stations in Britain aren't all that good either. People say there isn't much new talent coming out of Holland. It's not surprising when a kid turns on the radio and all he has is that shit to listen to - where can he turn to for his influences?" Where did George turn for his guitar influences? "I don't listen to the guitarists, I just listen to the music. If I started listening to the guitarist it would get me frustrated thinking how much better they are."

    On the second half of their American tour the band introduced their new keyboards man Robert. He formerly performed with a Dutch band called Supersister, who many people compared to Soft Machine. They recorded a couple of albums on Uncle Peel's Dandelion label. "Rinus used to play the keyboards but we realized that we needed something to fill out the sound," said George. "They asked me to join the same day our band split up," added Stips enthusiastically. Golden Earring was a totally different kettle of fish to Supersister. "Yes," agreed Stips, "but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time."

    Absurdia. In between touring the band have managed to lay some tracks down for their forthcoming album tentatively titled "Up & Down Absurdia". "We've still got a lot of backing tracks to lay down, we're not really sure of the title," admitted George, "it changes every day but we're thinking about it. The tracks are much shorter on this album, tighter, I really like it." "Candy's Going Bad" has been lifted off the band's "Moontan" album and has been released as a single to commemorate the band's tour. "We were going to do a new show to go with the album, but as it's not ready yet we can't, although we will be featuring some new material. This tour's just to let people know we're still around."

    Concerts 1975 City Venue Info Source\Status
    February 15, 1975 Amsterdam Paradiso George Kooymans, Cesar Zuiderwijk, Robert Jan Stips and Bertus Borgers performed along live with each other in the Sweet Okay Supersister project Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Fan info, confirmed show
    Two weeks February, 1975 Rijswijk Polydor Record Company building Two week of tour rehearsels according to Newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad February 19 1975 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad February 19 1975, confirmed date - no show
    February 27, 1975

    February March 1975 Golden Earring tourdates publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219


    Breda Het Turfschip Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket FL. 12,50, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions.

    Newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad February 19 1975: Golden Earring op toernee.Het (nog steeds) vrij nieuwe Polydorgebouw krijgt een ware vuurproef te doorstaan als Golden Earring in de ondergrondse oefenruimte neerstrijkt om de komende twee weken te repeteren voor de eerste tournee van dit jaar. Vier landen worden aangedaan volgens onderstaand toerschema, te beginnen met Nederland waar de concerten georganiseerd worden door Wim Bosman Promotions.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring show poster, concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29, 1975, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad February 19 1975, confirmed show
    February 28, 1975

    Image not yet available - to be added soon! Golden Earring concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29 1975


    Voorburg Sporthal de Vliegermolen Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket FL. 12,50, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions.

    Newspaper show review thanks to Joop Schutte!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29 1975, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, newspaper show review, confirmed show
    March 01, 1975

    Image not yet available - to be added soon! Golden Earring concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29 1975


    Golden Earring fanclub magazine show review Eijgelshoven


    Eygelshoven Socio Project Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket FL. 12,50, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions (Show mentioned in newspaper article as Heerlen - Sporthal!)

    Golden Earring Fanclub magazine March 1975 newspaper show review by Hein Roumen: Zaterdag 1 maart Eygelshoven GOLDEN EARRING. Het was half acht toen ik voor de zaal stond. Ik stond in het midden van een lange rij, omringd door allerlei soort Earring-fans. Om kwart over 8 ging de zaal open, na veel gedrang en geduw was ik reeds in de gevulde zaal. Aan weerszijden van de zaal stond een drie meter hoge installatie, in het midden van het drumstel van Cesar ernaast enkele gitaarversterkers etc. om half 9 begon Galaxy-Lin te spelen met voor mij onbekende nummers. De show en muziek waren voor een voorgroep goed, maar de lichtshow was dankzij de Earring technici uitstekend. Nadat ze hun laatste liedje gespeeld hadden was er even pauze waarin gedronken en gerookt werd, wat bovendien ook tijdens het concert gebeurde. Evenals het fotograferen en het maken van bandopnames.

    Toen, in het donker, kwamen Barry, George, Rinus, Cesar en Robert op en opeens stonden ze te midden van de felle spots. Iedereen was verrukt en probeerde zo dicht mogelijk bij het podium te komen. Toen Barry zei dat ze het nummer Lucky Number zouden gaan spelen, begon de zaal haast over zijn toeren te raken. Na deze B-kant van Ce Soir, speelden ze een van hun beste nummers: She Flies On Strange Wings. Na deze denderende goeie single werden de eigenlijke niet leden van de groep voorgesteld door Barry Hay, n.l. Bertus Borgers, saxofoon; Karl Kalf, trompet; R.J. Stips, keyboards. De laatste holde in sportief wielrennerskostuum over het podium. Hierop volgde een fantastische solo van Barry Hay in het nummer Big Tree Blue Sea op zijn dwarsfluit. Na deze prachtige solo kondigde Barry de song over de blanke, mooie striptease danseres, The Vanilla Queen aan. Barry was trouwens in topconditie en swingde over het podium als een volleerd danser, wat door het publiek wordt overgenomen. In The Vanilla Queen moest een stuk band te pas komen daar ze de stem van Marilyn Monroe en het geluid van de auto moesten laten horen. Opeens scheen een spot op een bol die al die tijd aan het plafond had gehangen. Dit gaf een buitengewoon mooi effect, de bol zond stralen uit en toverde gekleurde vlekken op alles en iedereen. Na dit betoverende nummer kondigde Barry Kill Me aan, de elpee versie van Ce Soir. Dit kon de zaal niet langer verdragen uitte haar gevoelens door geschreeuw, gefluit, geklap etc. Barry riep "show yourself". Waarop de echte Earring fans in extase raakten. Na dit super nummer volgde het nummer van de avond Radar Love waarin Cesar een te gekke drum solo liet weerklinken. Toen de solo bijna zijn laatste punt bereikt had klonk er een vreselijke knal waarop een grote steekvlam volgde en precies op dat moment vloog Cesar over zijn drumstel heen. Onvoorstelbaar. Op het einde van Radar Love klonken er weer een paar knallen waardoor het leek dat de versterkers uit elkaar ploften, helemaal het einde, het is nog steeds een machtige show van de Golden Earring, die sinds 1962 steeds beter is geworden. Tijdens Radar Love speelde Rinus een showrijke bassolo waarin hij alles op alles zette. Na deze solo volgden enkele nummers van hun nieuwe LP Switch die ik niet allemaal heb kunnen ontcijferen. Na deze nummers gaven ze nog een toegift, te weten Cool Jerk en Slow Down. Hierna vertrokken ze definitief tot grote spijt van het publiek. Om ons te troosten werden er enkele foto's in het publiek geworpen, en stroomden de mensen langzaam de zaal uit. Terug denkend wou ik dat het morgen pas zaterdag 1 maart was. Hein Roumen.

    Scan by and thanks to Nicole Krijger-Lacourt!

    Article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29, 1975, Golden Earring Fanclub magazine March 1975 newspaper show review, confirmed show
    March 02, 1975

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Groningen Evenementenhal Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket FL. 12,50, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions, attendance 1600 visitors, Setlist

    Newspaper ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29, 1975, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, confirmed show
    March 04, 1975

    Golden Earring show ticket#2-5 March 04 1975 Hamburg (Germany) - Kongress Zentrum


    Golden Earring Hamburg (Germany) - Kongress Zentrum show review Hamburger Abendblatt March 05 1975


    Hamburg (Germany) Kongress Zentrum Saal 1 Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket DM 14.

    Ebay ticket scan thanks to Tonny Steenhagen!

    Concert review in Hamburger Abentblatt March 05 1975, thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1984#05 (Terug in de tijd), newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, Ebay ticket scan, newspaper review Hamburger Abendblatt March 05 1975, confirmed show
    March 06, 1975

    Golden Earring show ticket Munchen (Germany) - Deutches Museum March 06, 1975


    München (Germany) Deutches Museum Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket DM 14.

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine info, ticket scan, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, confirmed show
    March 07, 1975

    Golden Earring Frankfurt March 07 1975 promotional show poster


    Golden Earring show ticket#5-19 March 07 1975 Frankfurt (Germany) - Jahrhunderthalle


    Frankfurt (Germany) Jahrhunderthalle Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket DM 14.

    Ticket scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, poster show announcement, ticket scan, Golden Earring fanclub magazine 1984#05 (Terug in de tijd), confirmed show
    March 08, 1975

    Golden Earring show ticket#00703 Düsseldorf (Germany) - Philips Halle March 08 1975


    Düsseldorf (Germany) Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket DM 13.

    Ticket scan thanks to Aart van Grootheest!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine info, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, ticket scan, confirmed show
    March 09, 1975

    Golden Earring show ticket#1242 Dortmund (Germany) - Westfalenhalle II March 09 1975


    Dortmund (Germany) Westfalenhalle II Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket DM 13\Venue DM 15, promotor Lippmann + Rau Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    March 11, 1975

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    Brussel\Brussels (Belgium) Ancienne Belgique Support act Galaxy-Lin, ticket BF 200, 27th birthday George Kooymans. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, ticket scan, magazine info, confirmed show
    March 15, 1975 Parijs\Paris (France) L'Olympia Support act Galaxy-Lin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine info, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219, confirmed show
    March 17, 1975

    February March 1975 Golden Earring tourdates publication Schiedams Stadsblad_19750219


    Golden Earring show tickets March 17 1975 Amsterdam - Theater Carré


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    Amsterdam Theater Carré Support act Galaxy-Lin, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions, ticket FL. 10,50\15,50\17,50\20,50.

    Show review in UK Record Mirror Magazine March 29, 1975: Golden Earring/Amsterdam If you're an Englishman in Amsterdam don't ask a local the way. Because although most of them speak English, most of them are also deaf. Well that's the only logical explanation I can come up with for the glass shattering decibel barrage Dutch band Golden Earring pass off for audible sound. Loud isn't the word really, there are no words to describe it because you're unable to hear yourself think nevermind speak. But even though I made a complete nonsense of the elaborate multi decked sound balance by sticking a finger in my ear, what filtered quietly through was good stuff.

    Visually the band are very exciting. What with lead singer Barry Hay, leather pant posturing, guitarist George Kooymans' athletic leaping and of course drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk's kit leap at the end, there's plenty of sweat flying about. And when they launch into a fast rocker - not infrequently - a lot of that energy comes out in their music.

    On stage the band is a seven piece - vocalist, lead guitarist, keyboards, bass, drums and a couple of horns. The basic principle with Earring is to layer the lead guitar underneath the blaring horns and with the usual accompaniment, stick Hay's vocals on top.

    The construction of most songs is very simple leaving plenty of rope for individual elaboration. Rarely do they use that rope to hang themselves. Only the drum solo and bass solo fell a bit flat, neither instrument is really meant to go it alone, and neither is capable of holding prolonged attention. But those were the low points. The highlight of course was Radar Love, even though it contained the drumsolo. On stage they fill it out. There's the basic essence of the single still detectable, plus a roaring instrumental rocker on top.

    This style contrasts vividly with their more cosmic material, like Big Tree Blue Sea which has flute echoes and everything. But at the end of all those type of numbers they always come back to the rock. The majority of the set was used to showcase their latest album Switch, the title track of which follows current trends by including a bit of funk. Like the other tracks it ultimately returns to Earring's staple diet of rock. Daddy's Gonna Save My Soul builds up in a crescendo and blooms out into a foot tapper - Can't Get A Hold On Her the same. Even Vanilla Queen, which sounded bottled up because of it's restricted chord changes, drove a stomping beat.

    Now even in London audiences would be up on their feet by now, but in Amsterdam they don't do things like that. Not even a head shake - nothing. Funny thing was just as I noticed the lack of activity they started clapping along to Ce Soir, the single taken from the Switch album. Wow I thought, what a concession. Supposedly it must be disconcerting for a Dutch audience to hear a band in their home country singing in English, not that you could understand much of the lyrics anyway. Earring's concession was to announce the tracks in Dutch, so the between track speil turned into a Radio Caroline sift-the-track competition. Anyway we managed to overcome it in the end and so did the audience shouting in fluent English "We want more" at the end of the set. You just can't win. Martin Thorpe.

    Another article about Golden Earring is found in the New Musical Express (UK) March 29 1975 issue. This concert review is from when Golden Earring were out touring in promotion of their album Switch released in March that year. One of the songs mentioned here, "Kill Me (Ce Soir)", was covered by Iron Maiden as a B-side on their 1990 single Holy Smoke. It shows you that Golden Earring made other songs than Radar Love that were of note. Check them out!

    Concert Review Golden Earring Amsterdam by Max Bell.

    Golden Earring's return to domestic base, fun loving Amsterdam, completed yet another highly successful European tour. Although they're undoubtedly Holland's most accomplished band, the audience they pull is still largely comprised of the faithful who latched on in 1965 when Earring were just your average Continental outfit struggling to keep up with an Anglo-American monopoly on rated music. Now it's different. Ten years is a long time for any group to survive, and this one is only just reaching commercial fruition. Naturally the Carré Theatre was packed but the lack of both atmosphere and spontaneous reaction to a very high energy act seemed to indicate that the Dutch aren't going to elevate their home team to the league reserved for visiting heavies. Something is lacking in Golden Earring's presentation that no amount of professionalism and shellshock volume can compensate for. The fault lies in a lack of variable material and their mistaken insistence on playing too bloody loud. Clearly balanced quadrophonic sound and razor sharp dynamics are fine, but they don't excuse unimaginative pacing.

    To their credit the visuals are neat and simple and occasionally they produce a real gem, but there's too much indifferent jetsam floating amongst the superior ballast. They bounced on stage like several Randolph Scotts and shot straight into "Suspicion". Fair enough with raunchy sax and trumpet breaks plus pretty George Kooymans flash'n-'mean guitar. A quick breather to get the standard formalities over and then an oldie, "She Flies On Strange Wings". Popular number this, lots of power chords and metallic stereo riffs ricocheting round the hall. It's all done by mirrors of course, though I've got to admit that Kooymans is pretty nifty on the fretboard, and what a lovely mover! Bit of buzz out front and they pulled "The Switch", from the new elpee to celebrate. It was here that I wondered why the hell my feet weren't moving of their own accord. Although new member Robert Jan Stips contributes a meaty keyboards passage and the others shove the coda about at high-speed it's really hard rock by numbers, throw out the bait and watch 'em salivate. Trouble is they didn't.

    Now this grouse with Earring's patchy repertoire is enforced when they do deliver the goods, because it's then that you realise you`re seeing three-quarters of a potentially excellent live act. "Big Tree, Blue Sea" is a genuine ace despite the sneaking suspicion that George is working through the "guitar heroes you have loved" routine. He does it with panache however, and Barry Hay's flute is a welcome diversion from the previous blast. At the climax they sound like some Rattles Shocking Blue hybrid, stupid but fun. "Kill Me (Ce Soir)" was better. Ostensibly about some geezer called Vick Timms it's actually a vague tribute to Jim Morrison. Long, long ago Hay copped a lot of the lizard king's mannerisms, not to mention the black leather trousers, and got them down pretty pat (the mannerisms, not the trousers). The song builds to a point that might be gripping were it not for the magnesium flashes at the end, an unnecessary extravagance considering the context. "Love Is A Rodeo" gets back to that old impression of deja vu; almost anachronistic lead and a definite nod to days of yore, acid and San Fran. The horn section, another recent acquisition, returned for "Daddy's Gonna Save My Soul", but didn't do anything other than add to a deafening welter of noise. If Van Gogh ever goes to Golden Earring concerts, he's probably glad that he did pull his left ear off after all.

    During "Vanilla Queen" slight tactical variations resulted in an enjoyable rocker that did not hurt. The band were super slick, tight and confident and oozing full-tilt arrogance. Enter "Radar Love" which, surprisingly, a fair section of the crowd had shouted for all evening. Now "Radar Love" was/is a great song and live they bring out the tension lurking behind the drum beat but when Cesar Zuiderwijk launches into his tortuously excessive and boring solo it ruins the atmosphere. Who wants to hear freaky blows at individual instruments which serve no purpose other than to show off how good or bad a musician is? Anyway the solo is barely a development of the actual rhythm before he gets the spotlight. After the banging and clanking, he still leaps over the huge kit, which is getting to look very contrived. Continuing that vein, Rinus Gerritsen, who'd been subdued most of the time, stuck his compulsory guide to the obscure regions of the bass guitar in the middle of "Can't Get A Hold On Her". Two encores "Cool Jerk" and "Back Home" then off. They kept them hanging on in there but they sure didn't take them all the way. Golden Earring are positively undermining their own possibilities when they stoop to rock cliches, because apart from that lack of invention there's a niche for them somewhere. Quite where I couldn't truly say.

    Tickets phot thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, tickets photo, UK NME Magazine March 29 1975 article, (Other source mentions article in Record Mirror March 29 1975 issue), concert ad Muziekkrant Oor#2 January 29, 1975, newspaper publication Schiedams Stadsblad February 19 1975, confirmed show



    Fifth USA Tour (Switch tour) City Venue Info Source\Status
    April - June 1975

    Golden Earring Switch MCA Record Company issued poster (Collection Edwin Knip)


    Various cities Several shows With Robert Jan Stips (keyboards) and guest musicians Bertus Borgers (saxophone) and Karl Kalf (trumpet)

    Switch MCA Record Company poster photo thanks to Edwin Knip!

    Source: Casper's Golden Earring Research
    April 03, 1975

    Golden Earring show announcement The Spirit newspaper March 28, 1975


    Golden Earring show ticket April 03, 1975 Buffalo - Kleinhans music hall


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Buffalo, New York Kleinhans Music Hall Auditorium First show during the fifth Golden Earring USA tour, Golden Earring headliner with special guest Barbara St. Clair, promotor Festival East. The initial planned special Guest Orleans was replaced at the last minute by special guest Barbara St. Clair due to several reasons (low ticket sales, a raging snow storm and the band needed at least two hours of setting up equipment which couldn't be allowed by the promotor. Show grossed only US $4.300 which shows an attendance figure of about 860 visitors (based on 5 dollar highest ticket price)

    Additional info by Bart van Alphen: With THE BARBARA SINCLAIR GROUP aka BARBARA ST CLAIR. Voorprogramma ORLEANS werd op het laatste moment vervangen door de lokale groep BARBARA ST CLAIR. Variety Magazine (een vakblad voor de muziekindustrie) publiceerde met regelmaat opbrengsten van concerten. De omzet van dit eerste Amerikaanse Earring concert in 1975 was slechts US $4.300. De Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo had een capaciteit van 2900 zitplaatsen. Er kwamen mede door een heftige sneeuwstorm slechts 860 muziekliefhebbers op af. Groeten Bart van Alphen.

    Newspaper and ticket scans thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, show announcement The Spirit newspaper March 28 1975, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 114-116 & 268, confirmed show
    April 04, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New Haven, Connecticut Veterans Memorial Coliseum Special guest for J. Geilsband, ticket US$ 6. promotors Jim Koplik, Shelly Finkle and WPLR Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, on line concert ticket info, magazine ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 117 & 268, confirmed show
    April 04, 1975

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    Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre Other source mentioned this concert with James Montgomery Band. Probably this show wasn't performed.

    Newspaper ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 268, confirmed date - probably no show
    April 05, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cleveland, Ohio Allen Theatre 2 shows on one evening ( 7.30 pm and 11 pm.) A first booked show sold out very quickly, second show booked after this quick sell out. Ticket US$5 advance\Venue US$6. The scheduled Special guest Murphy's Law failed to show and was replaced by local Cleveland band Reign. Photographers Janet Macoska and Bob Ferrell (for local magazine The Scene) were present and photographed the band live on stage. An article about this show and the bands USA manager Peter Rudge was published called "Earring and Rudge highlight the Allen". Another concert review is titled "Earring heading for superdom in U.S.".

    Amongst the songs performed are The Switch, Lucky Numbers, She Flies On Strange Wings, Big Tree Blue Sea, Kill Me (Ce Soir), Dady's Gonna Save My Soul, The Lonesome DJ, Vanilla Queen, Radar Love, Are You Receiving Me? (second show only encore)s

    Plain Dealer April 11 1975 Newspaper article Earring and Rudge highlight the Allen still to be typed in!

    Newspaper article Earring heading for superdom in U.S. still to be typed in!

    Newspaper scans thanks to Bart van Alphen and Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine show ads, Plain Dealer April 11 1975 Newspaper article Earring and Rudge highlight the Allen, newspaper review Earring heading for superdom in U.S., Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 117-118 & 268, confirmed shows
    April 07, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad for April 07 1975 Detroit, Michigan - Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium show with James Gang


    Golden Earring show ad WITH WRONG DATE for April 07 1975 Detroit, Michigan - Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium show with James Gang


    Golden Earring show ticket April 07 1975 Detroit, Michigan - Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Detroit, Michigan Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest James Gang and Special Guest star James Moon, tickets US$ 6,50\5,50\4,50, promotor Bamboo Productions.

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols.

    Newspaper scans thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring research, magazine ad Ann Arbor Sun newspaper, ticket scan, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 118 & 269, confirmed show
    April 08, 1975

    Golden Earring concert ad April 08 1975 Columbus - Veterans Memorial Auditorium.


    Golden Earring show ticket#1T62 April 08 1975 Columbus - Veterans Memorial Auditorium


    The Guardian newspaper concert ad April 08 1975 Golden Earring Columbus - Veterans Memorial Auditorium.


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Columbus, Ohio Veterans Memorial Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest James Gang, tickets US$ 5 advance\Venue US$ 6. Promotor Sunshine Promotions.

    Concert ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Ticket scan found on Ebay auction thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, ticket scan, Veterans Memorial website, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 118 & 269, confirmed show
    April 09, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad for April 09 1975 Indianapolis - Fairgrounds Coliseum show.


    Leidsche Courant newspaper article April 08 1975 Golden Earring boekt succes in Amerika


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Indianapolis, Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum Golden Earring headliner with special guests James Gang and Sugar Loaf, tickets US$ 5 advance\Venue US$ 6, Promotor Sunshine Promotions.

    Show ad scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 118 & 269, confirmed show
    April 11, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad for April 11 1975 Chicage - Aragon Ballroom show.


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom Golden Earring headliner, support acts Jerico and Baker-Gurvitz Army.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, Chicago Tribune newspaper April 04 1975 issue page B2 show announcement, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 119 & 269, confirmed show
    April 12, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Memphis, Tennesee Mid South Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Fan info: Great show! This was a really great show. I remember Golden Earring was warm up to Skynyrd, in support of their "Switch" LP. I saw Golden Earring about 4 times back then, and all 4 times they were the warm up band. Foghat did that a lot too.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 119 & 269, confirmed show
    April 13, 1975

    Golden Earring with KISS_Concert ad in The Kansas City Star newspaper March 30 1975


    Book Kiss Alive Forever - The complete touring history


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Kansas City, Missouri Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Hall Second time for Kiss as opener for Golden Earring was during the Dressed to kill tour on April 13, 1975 at the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Hall, Kansas City. Headlining act: Golden Earring with opening acts: Kiss and Joe Vitale's Madman, ticket US$5 advance\Venue US$ 5. Attendance: 3,531, promotor: Cowtown Productions, ticket scan at LookAtStubs.com.

    Concert ad, ticket scan and Kiss Alive Forever book scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book "Kiss Alive Forever - The complete touring history" by Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, The Kansas City Star newspaper ad March 30 1975, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 119 & 269, confirmed show
    April 15, 1975 Denver, Colorado Unknown venue Show date announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975 but is probably not performed. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 269, unconfirmed show.
    April 17, 1975

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    Spokane, Washington - Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975 mentioned this show but on this date the Medford, Oregon show at the Medford Armory was performed. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show not mentioned in the book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom, confirmed date - no show
    April 17, 1975

    Golden Earring show poster April 17 1975 Medford - Armory


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Medford, Oregon Medford Armory With special guests Leo Sayer and Masters of the Airwaves, ticket US$5 advance\Venue US$ 5,50, promotor 5SA and Get Down productions.

    Poster scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, poster scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 269, confirmed show
    April 18, 1975

    Golden Earring show ticket#2094 April 18 1975 Portland - Paramount Theatre


    Golden Earring show ticket#865 April 18 1975 Portland - Paramount


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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Portland, Oregon Paramount Theatre Ticket US$ 5 advance, promotor Northwest Releasing Corp. Sold out show grossing US$ 15000.

    Ticket#865 and newspaper scans thanks to Bart van Alphen. To be added in time.

    Ticket#2094 scan found on Ebay auction thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, ticket scans, newspaper article, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 269, confirmed show
    April 19, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Seattle, Washington Paramount Northwest Theatre With Leo Sayer.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, fan info, newspaper show announcement scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 269, confirmed show
    April 21, 1975

    Golden Earring show review Salt Lake city April 21, 1975 Salt Lake Tribune April 22 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Salt Lake City, Utah Terrace Ballroom Golden Earring headliner with special guest Leo Sayer.

    Newspaper show review in Salt Lake Tribune April 22 1975: Leo Sayer outshines ´Earring´ at Terrace. By Mike Carter. The Golden Earring-Leo Sayer concert at the Terrace Ballroom Monday night was not, perhaps, what the audience expected, but was good all the same. The real shocker of the night was Leo Sayer. The show that he did put on was unbelievable as he was danced and sang his way across the stage, reminiscent perhaps of Rod Stewart or even Joe Cocker. He startled the audience as he jumped from the stage to mingle and shake hands with those up front and he brought the entire crowd to their feet as he sang his hit song "Long Tall Glasses".

    Perhaps the great disappointment of the evening was the headlining group Golden Earring. They turned out to be little more that one of your average rock and roll bands, even with their fance clothes and glittering equipment they brought with them. It seemed that the only thing they had going for them was your run of the mill rockbeat and an awfull lot of noise. Perhaps next time Leo Sayer will come on his own, because it would be a concert you wouln't want to miss.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show review Salt Lake Tribune April 22 1975, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 270, confirmed show
    April 23, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Phoenix, Arizona Civic Plaza Golden Earring special guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 270, confirmed show
    April 24, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Diego, California Sports Arena Golden Earring special guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd with Charlie Daniels Band. Attendance 8000 visitors ticket US$ 5.75 advance\Venue US$ 6.25.

    Show ad scan has bandname misspelled: Golden Earrings.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 270, confirmed show
    April 25, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Francisco, California Winterland Golden Earring headliner with special guests Earthquake, Yesterday & Today, show recorded for radio broadcast

    Additional info in Dutch as sent by Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, Bijgevoegd scans uit diversen Californische kranten. Ook bijgevoegd een unieke scan van gewild art-work van grafisch kunstenaar Randy Tuten. Dit artwork was bedoeld voor een advertentie in de San Francisco Chronicle op 30 maart 1975. De Tuten-scan vond ik op de veiling site van Bonhams. Art-work van Randy Tuten is gewild en gaat voor grof geld de deur uit. Ook interessant is de handbill/flyer die ik op Ebay vond. Ook deze flyer is van de hand van Randy Tuten. De Scan is afkomstig van de verkoper op Ebay en van matige kwaliteit. De handbill is voor veel geld verkocht aan een andere liefhebber. Deze handbills werden (helaas) op een erg matige kwaliteit papier gedrukt. Slechts weinig van deze handbills hebben de tand des tijds overleefd en zijn daarom een gewild en zeldzaam verzamel object. Ook vermeldenswaardig: Earrings voorprogramma Yesterday and Today maakte later als Y&T furore! Hun album "Earthshaker" uit 1981 is een must voor hardrockliefhebbers. De van dit album afkomstige nummers "I Believe In You" en "Rescue Me" werden destijds door Barry Hay's kameraad Alfred LaGarde grijs gedraaid in diens radioshow "Betonuur". Door toedoen van Alfred Lagarde werd Y&T ook in Nederland erg populair. In 1982 speelde Y&T zelfs op Pinkpop met bands als ZZ Top, Doe Maar en Mink de Ville. Met vriendelijke groet, Bart

    Scans will be added in time. Thank you Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, http://www2.cambridge.ma-usa. sugarmegs.org/billgrahm.txt, radio recording, fan info, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 120-121 & 270, confirmed show
    April 26, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Sausalito, California Record Plant studios Radio recordings for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ ConcertDetail.aspx? id=20052645|2681 book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 270, confirmed show
    April 27, 1975

    Golden Earring with The Strawbs show ad April 27 1975 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium show review


    Golden Earring with Montrose April 27 1975 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium show review


    Golden Earring with Montrose April 27 1975 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium show ticket


    Golden Earring with Montrose April 27 1975 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium show review


    Golden Earring with Montrose backstage pass April 27 1975 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Los Angeles (Jefferson at Royal), California Shrine Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest Montrose booked at the last moment, initially The Strawbs were announced as the special guest, ticket US$ 6,50. (The book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse Droom mentions The Strawbs as special guest but this is incorrect.) Promotor Steve Wolf and Jim Rissmiller.

    Additional info in Dutch as sent by Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, bijgevoegd enkele mooie scans van het volgende concert in het Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California met Montrose.

    De fraaie concert advertentie met prominente afbeelding van Golden Earring is afkomstig uit "The Daily Sundial". The Daily Sundial is een Student Newspaper van de California State University in Northridge (North - Los Angeles) Als special guest van headliner Golden Earring wordt in deze advertentie het Engelse The Strawbs aangekondigd. Echter, uit bijgevoegde recensie blijkt dat Ronnie Montrose met zijn gelijknamige band het voorprogramma heeft verzorgd.

    Na succesvolle rockklassiekers als "Bad Motor Scooter", "I Got The Fire" en "Space Station #5" was dit voor Ronnie Montrose zijn eerste tour zonder zanger Sammy Hagar. Deze legendarische rockzanger begon in 1975 een zeer succesvolle solo carriere. Nadat Sammy in februari 1978 alsnog kennis had gemaakt met Golden Earring (Sammy en Golden Earring verzorgde samen het voorprogramma van Ted Nugent) werd Sammy Hagar in 1985 door Van Halen gevraagd om de plaats in te nemen van David Lee Roth.

    Op zijn beurt verzorgde Ronnie Montrose met zijn band in 1975 enkele malen het voorprogramma van Golden Earring. Op 28 april 1976 waren voor even de rollen omgedraaid. In Richmond Virginia werd Golden Earring op het allerlaatste moment gevraagd om Montrose's special guest "Head East" te vervangen.

    Het Los Angeles optreden van Golden Earring in 1975 maakte (zoals bijna gebruikelijk in die tijd) de nodige indruk op het verzamelde Amerikaanse rock journaille. Dit blijkt uit bijgevoegde recensie die ik vond in "The Los Angeles Free Press". Deze krant werd ook wel "The Freep" genoemd en behoorde in de VS tot de zogenaamde underground newspapers. Een verzamelnaam in de VS voor "alternatieve media" met veel aandacht voor jeugdcultuur, politiek (anti-Vietnam), sex, drugs en rock 'n roll. De krant is aanwezig in mijn prive collectie. In de recensie wordt Golden Earring door Freep journalist Michael Davis uitvoerig geprezen met mooie woorden als "smooth visual stage act", "strong musically material", "well structured songs" en "clever, ironic lyrics". Davis constateert dat de hit Radar Love zeker geen toevalstreffer is.

    Bijgevoegd een link met informatie over het Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles waar Golden Earring in 1975 speelde. In deze fameuze zaal schaarde Golden Earring zich als headliner in een aardig rijtje met grote namen als The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa en andere giganten. Met vriendelijke groet Bart

    Setlist:
    01. Intro: Plus Minus Absurdio.
    02. Candy's Going Bad.
    03. Lucky Number.
    04. She Flies on Strange Wings.
    05. The Switch.
    06. Big Tree Blue Sea.
    07. Kill Me (Ce Soir).
    08. Love Is a Rodeo.
    09. Daddy's Gonna Save My Soul 10. The Vanilla Queen.
    11. Radar Love.
    12. I Can't Get a Hold on Her.
    13. The Lonesome D.J.

    Scans thanks to Bart van Alphen
    and Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan internet, fan info, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    April 30, 1975

    Robin Trower with Golden earring show ad April 30, 1975 Cincinnati - University Fieldhouse


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati University Fieldhouse Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower. Other support act Coal Kitchen. Ticket US$ 5,50 advance\US$ 6 day of show. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, show ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 01, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Louis, Missouri Fox Theatre - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 02, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Des Moines, Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium Golden Earring special guest with Leslie West & Corky Laing (Ex Mountain) for Foghat. Another source mentioned Davenport - RKO Orpheum Theatre but this is proven not correct. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, concert list online, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 03, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Uptown Theatre Golden Earring headliner with Leslie West & Corky Laing (Ex Mountain), ticket US$ 6.

    Hoi Casper, hierbij info voor May 03 1975, Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alle scans vrij beschikbaar via google Newspapers Archives (Milwaukee Sentinel + Milwaukee Journal), behalve de advertentie met foto van Golden Earring. Deze advertentie stond in de "Bugle-American", een wekelijks underground newspaper/magazine uit Milwaukee met veel concert advertenties. Het exemplaar van Bugle-American met Golden Earring advertentie komt uit mijn prive collectie Zie link voor meer info over dit magazine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bugle_%28newspaper%29 Met vriendelijke groet, Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 04, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Theatre Golden Earring headliner with Leslie West & Corky Laing (Ex Mountain) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 05, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Normal, Illinois Hancock Stadium Rites of Spring IV Rockfestival, performing bands: Pooh Bah, Joe Vitale's Madmen, Mason Profitt and Golden Earring.

    Fan info Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, 1975, May 5 Rites of Spring IV, Rockfestival, Illinois State University, Hancock Stadium, Normal, Illinois. Op internet kun je via onderstaande link een alumni magazine downloaden van de Illinois State University. In dit magazine een terugblik op het Rites of Spring IV rockfestival. Golden Earring zou een van de optredende artiesten zijn geweest. Golden Earring word ook gemeld in deze Rites of Spring Festival link. Ik heb geprobeerd om dit concert bevestigd te krijgen: The Daily Vidette is de Student newspaper van de Illinois State University. Ik heb daar een mailtje naar gestuurd. Ze hebben in hun archief gekeken maar geen vermelding gevonden van Golden Earring. Heb ook een mailtje gestuurd naar de openbare bibliotheek van Bloomington. Via hun kreeg ik wat bijgevoegde scans uit "the Pantagraph". Ook geen vermelding van Golden Earring. Met vriendelijke groet, Bart

    More info Bart van Alphen November 20 2021: May 5, 1975, Rites of Spring IV, Rockfestival, Illinois State University, Hancock Stadium, Normal, Illinois, USA Hi Casper I now found a confirmation of this festival with Golden Earring in the online archives of the Vidette student newspaper and the website of Illinois State university.Kind regards, BartShow info and links thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, The Vidette Student Newspaper Illinois State University (Issue Volume 87, Number 139, 6 May 1975 page 3), show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 06, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Evansville, Indiana Evansville Coliseum Golden Earring headliner, ticket USD 5.50, promotor Roger's attractions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 07, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Dayton, Ohio The Palace Golden Earring headliner Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 09, 1975 Dallas, Texas - Show announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975. Show not performed on this day. Actual show on May 11 planned but performed on May 13 1975. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, confirmed date - no show
    May 10, 1975

    Golden Earring show photo May 10 1975 Boulder (Colorado) - Folsom Field Stadium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Boulder, Colorado Folsom Field Stadium, University of Colorado Golden Earring special guest with Henry Gross for Doobie Brothers and War. Golden Earring performed from 12.45 to 13.35 hr at Folsum Field Stadium, University of Colorado. Open Air concert with attendance over 47.000 visitors! Tickets US$5 (students) US$6 (presale), US$7 (day of show)

    Concert Adverts in: The Colorado Daily, Student newspaper, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2, 1975, Page 24
    The Mirror, Student newspaper, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, April 30 1975, Page 17
    Golden Earring invading... Announcement in The Colorado Daily, Student newspaper, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 9 1975.

    Show ads and detailed info thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show ads, Announcement in The Colorado Daily, Student newspaper, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 9 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 10, 1975 Houston, Texas - Show announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975. Show was not performed as a show in Boulder, Colorado was performed. Houston show performed on May 12 1975. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, confirmed date - no show
    May 11, 1975 Austin, Texas - Show announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975. Not confirmed if this show took place? Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, confirmed date - unconfirmed show
    May 11, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Dallas, Texas McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Golden Earring headliner, with special guest Montrose. Ticket was originally printed for May 11, but the actual concert was on May 13. Ticket was marked this way by the distributor. Radio commercial for this Golden Earring show mentioned show on Tuesday (which is May 11, 1975) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, book de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed date - no show
    May 12, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Houston, Texas Houston Music Hall Golden Earring headliner, with special guest Montrose. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 13, 1975

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    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Dallas, Texas McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Golden Earring headliner, with special guest Montrose. Ticket was originally printed for May 11, but the actual concert was on May 13. Ticket was marked this way by the distributor. Radio commercial for this Golden Earring show mentioned show on Tuesday (which is May 11, 1975) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 271, confirmed show
    May 15, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Atlanta, Georgia Municipal Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 16, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 17, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Miami, Florida Jai-Alai Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 18, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Tampa, Florida Curtis Hixon Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower, E-mail with info: Hi, Casper, I just found your site searching for information about the Golden Earring concert in Tampa Stadium in 1983 released on Wolfgang's Vault in May 2009. I saw your note for May 18, 1975 Concert in Tampa, Florida (USA) - Venue unknown. I was there as a senior in high school: Curtis Hixon Auditorium. (The Led Zeppelin sites all call it Curtis Hickson, but that is not correct.) Golden Earring supported Robin Trower but I was there to see Golden Earring. The Curtis Hixon Auditorium has been torn down and is now a park. Bill Gibbs Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Wolfgang's Vault, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 19, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Charleston, South Carolina Municipal Auditorium Golden Earring headliner, special guest Hydra Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, concert review The News And Courier May 20 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 21, 1975

    Robin Trower show ticket#00743 & Gol den Earring May 21, 1975 show Warehouse - New Orleans


    Robin Trower show announcement with Golden Earring May 21, 1975 show Warehouse - New Orleans


    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New Orleans, Louisiana The Warehouse Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower (For Earth Below tour) with Bonaroo, ticket US$ 6, promotor Beaver Productions, date confirmed by Robin Trower fansite as well. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, ticket scan, Robin Trower fan site, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 22, 1975

    Robin Trower & Golden Earring show contract May 22, 1975 show Independence Hall - Baton Rouge


    Robin Trower show ticket#01209 & Golden Earring May 22, 1975 show Independence Hall - Baton Rouge


    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Baton Rouge, Louisiana Independence Hall Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower (For Earth Below tour), Robin Trower show ticket#01209, Golden Earring received a fee of US$ 2500 for this 50 minute show plus encore according to a contract photo found by Ruud Mols.

    Special thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, fan info, ticket scan, show contract photo, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 23, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Birmingham, Alabama Municipal Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower (For Earth Below tour) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 24, 1975

    Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower show poster May 24 1975 Charlotte - Park Center Auditorium


    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Charlotte, North Carolina Park Center Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower (For Earth Below tour), advance ticket US$ 5\Venue US$6.

    Poster photo thanks to Jan Sander!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, show poster photo, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 25, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center Golden Earring special guest for Robin Trower (For Earth Below tour) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 27, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Golden Earring with Lynyrd Skynyrd show ad May 27 1975 Pittsburg - SyriaMosque


    Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Syria Mosque Golden Earring special guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd (This date is important to Skynyrd fans as it's the daythat guitarist Ed King left the band after the concert in Pittsburgh!) Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, fan info, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 28, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


     Golden Earring show photo Barry Hay Toronto - MasseyHall May June 1975. Photo by John Catto.


     Golden Earring show photo Rinus Gerritsen Toronto - MasseyHall May June 1975. Photo by John Catto.


     Golden Earring show photo George Kooymans Toronto - MasseyHall May June 1975. Photo by John Catto.


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Massey Hall Golden Earring headliner with special guest Goddo, Setlist.

    fan info: Hello there Casper, hope you're fine. That's a great website you have going there. I was at the Golden Earring concerts at Massey Hall in 1975, I believe it was and 1983, if I have the years right. The support act in 1975 was a band called Goddo and the support in 1983 was Rick Santers band also Johnny Winter. One show at Massey Hall was May 28th, however the year isn't on the ticket, I am assuming it is 1975 as the setlist looks right. This is the show Goddo opened for them. Also on the ticket, only the last two letters of the band's name are visible "ng" The cost was $5.50 I hope this helps in a small way to your concerts page. Thanks, take it EZ, Ian S. Palmer

    Original show photo's found on the internet made by John Catto.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, fan info, ticket scan, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, original show photo' John Cattos, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 272, confirmed show
    May 30, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Golden Earring show ad for May 30 1975 Erlanger Theatre - Philadelphia show


    Golden Earring show ticket#RGT-G-2 May 30 1975 Erlanger Theatre - Philadelphia


    Golden EarringBackstage Pass May 30 1975 Erlanger Theatre - Philadelphia


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Erlanger Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Ace. (Paul Carrack's Ace had a USA top 3 hit with their song How Long) Tickets US$ 5 and US$6, Promotor Electric Factory Concerts.

    Show ad, Ticket and Stage Pass scans courtesy Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, Ebay ticket scan, Stage pass scan, show ad, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    May 30, 1975 Hampstead, Long Island - Show announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975. This show wasn't performed as the band performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the same day. The Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975 already had a disclaimer at the end of the ad: "Dates and places subject to change, please watch for further additions." Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, confirmed date - no show
    May 31, 1975

    Barry Hay (Golden Earring) Ronnie van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) New York May 31 1975


    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Black Oak Arkansas with Golden Earring show ad May 31, 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    New York, New York Academy of Music Golden Earring special guest with Thee Image for Black Oak Arkansas, promotor Howard Stein.

    On a Lynyrd Skynyrd Facebook Fanpage I came across a photo from Barry Hay with the following text: Pic taken @ "The American Hotel" in NYC on June 6th, 1975. Golden Earring (Radar Love) was staying in this hotel, and appeared @ The Academy of Music on May 31st. Lynyrd Skynyrd was staying in the same hotel @ the same time preparing for their upcoming concert. After interviewing Barry Hay on May 31st, RVZ, and the other members of Skynyrd on the afternoon of their concert. When walking out of their Hotel, Ronnie saw Barry in the lobby. Barry is over 6Feet tall, and Ronnie was 5feet 7 inches tall. Ronnie grabbed Barry's arm, and pulled himself up to Plant a Big, Fat, Wet Kiss on Barry's cheek.....(Photo courtesy of Susan Cross, TY SC)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975?, newspaper scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    June 01, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Bowling Green, Ohio Perry Stadium Bowling Green University Poe Ditch Music Festival with Styx, Johnny Winter, Montrose, Golden Earring, Ritchie Havens, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League, The Outlaws, over 33.000 attended! Ticket US$ 8 presale/Venue US$ 10, Promotor Ross Todd Productions. Ticket scan at LookAtStubs.com. Golden Earring didn't perform as a huge thunderstorm broke out and the rest of the program was cancelled.

    Another fan mentioned he saw the show: Terrific Golden Earring website. Saw them several times in the 1970's. Would like to make one correction to your tour dates. On June 01, 1975 they performed at Bowling Green University in Ohio, not Kentucky! I was there! Thanks, Doc Lehman

    This show was not performed by Golden Earring according to the Sentinel Tribune website.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival ad, fan info, Sentinel Tribune newspaper website, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed date - no show
    June 01, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Rochester, New York Dome Other source (Circus Magazine) mentioned this location but is most likely incorrect! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, confirmed date - unconfirmed show
    June 02, 1975

    Golden Earring show poster June 02 1975 Pekin (USA) - Ice Arena


    Pekin, Illinois Pekin Ice Arena Golden Earring headliner with special guests Montrose and Cotton Hill, Tickets US$ 5 advance\Venue US$ 6, Promotor Len Trumper for Whatever Productions.

    Golden Earring show poster found on Len Trumper's Whatever Productions Facebook page, thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, fan imnfo, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    June 03, 1975

    Black Oak Arkansas with Golden Earring show ad June 03, 1975 Lansing, Michigan


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Lansing, Michigan Metro Ice Arena Golden Earring special guest for Black Oak Arkansas. Tickets US$ 5,50 advance\Venue US$ 6, Promotor Paul Stanley.

    Show might be cancelled according to book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    June 04, 1975

    Black Oak Arkansas with Golden Earring show ad June 04, 1975 Detroit, Michigan


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Detroit, Michigan Michigan Palace Golden Earring special guest for Black Oak Arkansas. Tickets US$ 5.50 advance\Venue US$ 6.50, promotor Steve Glantz and WWWW. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, show ad scan, confirmed show
    June 05, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Washington D.C. Lisner Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest Ace. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    June 06, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Washington D.C. J.F.K. Center Show announced in Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975 and Circus Magazine #112 June 1975 but show was canceled and on this date the band performed in Hempstead, New York as special guest with Henry Gross for Fleetwood Mac. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, confirmed date - no show
    June 06, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Hempstead, New York Calderone Theatre Golden Earring special guest with Henry Gross for Fleetwood Mac, show released as a bootleg. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 273, confirmed show
    June 07, 1975

    Fleetwood Mac with Golden Earring show ticket#105X June 07, 1975 Passaic - Capitol Theatre


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Passaic, New Jersey Capitol Theatre Golden Earring special guest with Henry Gross for Fleetwood Mac.

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    June 08, 1975

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre Golden Earring special guest with Atlantis for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    June 09, 1975

    Golden Earring show ad May June 1975


    Saratoga, New York Performing Arts Center Mentioned as to be the last show for this USA tour in the Golden Earring Fanclub Magazine Info May 1975. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Circus Magazine #112 June 1975, Rolling Stone magazine tour ad April 10 1975, Golden Earring Fanclub Magazine Info May 1975, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, unconfirmed show

    The band performed with or as an opener for the following bands at this USA tour:
    Black Oak Arkansas, War, The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, J. Geils Band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Foghat to name a few.
    (Source: Bertus Borgers interview Jan Sander for Golden Earring Fanclub magazine)

    Pop magazine Germany December 17, 1975 with German Golden Earring tourdates

    Concerts 1975 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
    December 26, 1975

    Pop magazine Germany December 17, 1975 with German Golden Earring tourdates


    Neumünster (Germany) Holstenhalle With Nektar, Kraan, Curved Air, Pretty Things, Trace. The same line up performed on December 27 1975 as well in Hannover (Germany) at the Niedersachsenhalle and December 28 1975 in Heidelberg (Germany) at the Rhein-Neckarhalle. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Police fan website, Ad Pop magazine Germany December 17 1975, Golden Earring Info fanzine December 1975 page 1, confirmed show
    December 27, 1975

    Pop magazine Germany December 17, 1975 with German Golden Earring tourdates


    Hannover (Germany) Niedersachsenhalle With Nektar, Kraan, Curved Air, Pretty Things, Trace. The same line up performed on December 26 1975 as well in Neumünster (Germany) at the Holstenhalle and December 28 1975 in Heidelberg (Germany) at the Rhein-Neckarhalle. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Police fan website, Ad Pop magazine Germany December 17 1975, Golden Earring Info fanzine December 1975 page 1, confirmed show
    December 28, 1975

    Christmas Meeting poster December 28, 1975 with Golden Earring tourdate Heidelberg (Germany)


    Pop magazine Germany December 17, 1975 with German Golden Earring tourdates


    Golden Earring Fanzine 1975-12 page 1 December 28 1975 with Golden Earring tourdate Heidelberg - Eppelheim (Germany)


    Heidelberg (Germany) Rhein-Neckar-halle Christmas Meeting with Nektar, Kraan, Curved Air, Pretty Things, Trace. The same line up performed on December 26 1975 as in Neumünster (Germany) at the Holstenhalle and on December 27 1975 as well in Hannover (Germany) at the Niedersachsenhalle.

    Golden Earring fanzine December 1975 page 1 mentioned Heidelberg - Eppelheim, it should be Heidelberg (Germany). Wikipedia info: Eppelheim is situated in the valley of the Upper Rhine southwest of the hills of the Odenwald and directly on the Bundesautobahn 5. The location of the city within the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis is almost completely surrounded by the urban district of Heidelberg. Eppelheim borders the Heidelberg boroughs of Wieblingen in the North, Pfaffengrund in the East, and Kirchheim in the South. To the West lies the municipality of Plankstadt, also within the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Police fan website, Ad Pop magazine Germany December 17 1975, Christmas Meeting poster, Golden Earring Info fanzine December 1975 page 1, confirmed show

    Golden Earring Emmen show ticket#555 January 28, 1976

    Concerts 1976 City Venue Info Source\Status
    January 16, 1976

    Golden Earring show picture January 1976 Winterswijk - Cultureel Centrum


    Winterswijk Cultureel Centrum First try out for Ahoy 1976 show, ticket FL. 10, recording of Toppop Clip for Sleepwalkin'.

    Den Brink: Dolf haalde Golden Earring in 1976 naar Winterswijk: 'Bluf, ballen en balorigheid' WINTERSWIJK - Oud-Winterswijker Dolf Ruesink organiseerde 45 jaar geleden drie uitverkochte concerten van Golden Earring in zijn woonplaats. En regelde twee vakantiehuisjes op bungalowpark Het Rommelgebergte, waar de Haagse popsterren een week lang logeerden. Erik Hagelstein 21-02-21, 10:00 Alles is in plakboeken en mappen opgeborgen. Dolf Ruesink (68), journalist in ruste, boekenschrijver en muziekkenner bij uitstek, laat niet graag iets over aan het toeval. Laat staan aan de vergetelheid. Als liefhebber raakt het hem dat rockband Golden Earring noodgedwongen stopt, omdat gitarist en componist George Kooijmans lijdt aan de spierziekte ALS. Hij is in 1976 pas 23 jaar, heeft ervaring als programmeur van jongerencentrum Eucalypta en schrijft regelmatig over popmuziek, als Ruesink een telefoontje krijgt van Rob Gerritsen. Broer van bassist Rinus en vanaf de oprichting vijf jaar daarvoor manager van de dan al zeer succesvolle band. "Rob vroeg: ken jij in de Achterhoek niet een boerderijtje of een vakantiepark waar we een week lang kunnen logeren? Als voorbereiding op een toer, eerst in Nederland, daarna in Amerika." Concerten in mum van tijd uitverkocht Ruesink werkt op dat moment als assistent in het huidige theater De Storm, dan nog Cultureel Centrum. CC, in de Winterswijkse volksmond. Dolf zegt zijn medewerking toe en polst of het verblijf niet kan worden gecombineerd met een concert in de feestzaal van de toko waar hij werkt. De datum zaterdag 17 januari 1976 wordt geprikt. Als het concert in minder dan geen tijd uitverkocht raakt, wordt besloten vrijdag de 16de er aan vast te plakken. "Laten we maar doen. We zijn er dan toch", zei manager Rob. De kaartjes kosten 10 gulden per stuk. De zaal heeft een capaciteit van twaalfhonderd bezoekers en ook het tweede optreden zit meteen bomvol. Uiteindelijk wordt zondagmiddag 18 januari toegevoegd, waardoor de jonge rockers uit Den Haag drie keer voor een stijf uitverkochte en laaiend enthousiaste Winterswijkse zaal spelen. Een piepjonge Barry Hay voor een uitverkochte zaal in Winterswijk. Winterswijk als voorbereiding op VS. "Ik had twee huisjes op bungalowpark Het Rommelgebergte gehuurd waar de band en hun roadies konden logeren", zegt Dolf Ruesink, die inmiddels al jaren in Haaksbergen woont. "De lp To the Hilt was net uit. Echt een goeie plaat. Ze wilden zich voorbereiden op de toer. Eerst in Nederland, later in de Verenigde Staten. Al hun derde toer daar." Het verblijf in Amerika is van korte duur. Geen commercieel succes, de Haagse rockers keren vroegtijdig terug naar huis. Een jaar later verschijnt een dubbelelpee van de Earring, getiteld Live. Een complete plaatkant bestrijkt de nummers Eight miles high en Vanilla Queen. Opgenomen in, jazeker, het Cultureel Centrum in Winterswijk. Bluf, ballen en balorigheid Het historische weekeinde van de grootste Nederlandse rockband aller tijden in de Oost-Achterhoek staat Ruesink nog steeds bij. Al was het contact met de bandleden beperkt. "Ik ben niet een type dat die mannen in de kleedkamers opzoekt. In de huisjes waar ze logeerden ben ik nooit geweest. Best gek." Bijzonder detail: kortstondig Earring-toetsenman Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Sweet d'Buster, The Nits) speelt mee in Winterswijk. In september van hetzelfde jaar 1976 begint de journalistieke carrière van Dolf Ruesink. Hij zal, als popverslaggever voor de Gemeenschappelijke Pers Dienst (GPD) 126 interviews maken met grote namen uit de internationale popmuziek. Onder hen: George Kooymans en Cesar Zuiderwijk van Golden Earring. Ruesink is de band altijd blijven volgen. "Ik heb groot respect voor wat ze gedaan hebben, in twee verschillende eeuwen. Voor mij staat de Earring model voor bluf, ballen en balorigheid. Een paar jaar geleden heb ik ze nog zien spelen in Enschede. Nee, ik ben niet backstage of in de kleedkamers gegaan. Daar heb ik niks mee."

    Earring heeft Winterswijk 'overleefd'. Dolf Ruesink haalde Golden Earring in 1976 naar Winterswijk. Of het echt gebeurd is valt niet meer te achterhalen. Feit is dat Dolf Ruesink van de roadies van The Golden Earring te horen kreeg dat er zich bijna een ramp heeft afgespeeld op bungalowpark Het Rommelgebergte, waar de band zich in 1976 een week lang voorbereidde op een toer. De technische crewleden waren op een avond wezen stappen in Winterswijk, toen ze terugkeerden in de vakantiebungalow waar de band verbleef. "Wat is het hier rustig en bedompt, dachten ze. Misschien was er iets niet in orde met de luchtafzuiging, zelfs de term koolmonoxide is gevallen. Ze hebben de bungalow meteen gelucht."

    Manager Rob Gerritsen van Golden Earring gelooft niet in het verhaal, hij heeft er nooit iets over vernomen. Ook organisator Dolf Ruesink durft er zijn hand niet voor in het vuur te steken. "De jongens hebben mij het verhaal serieus verteld. Wat er ook wel of niet is gebeurd: zeker is dat Golden Earring Winterswijk heeft overleefd."

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Red Bullet Ahoy 1976 press info, Newspaper article De Gelderlander February 21 2021, confirmed show
    January 17, 1976 Winterswijk Cultureel Centrum Second try out for Ahoy 1976 show, ticket FL. 10. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Red Bullet Ahoy 1976 press info, Newspaper article De Gelderlander February 21 2021, confirmed show
    January 18, 1976 Winterswijk Cultureel Centrum Third try out for Ahoy 1976 show, ticket FL. 10.

    Reviews for these Winterswijk shows in Oor magazine January 28 1976: GOLDEN HILTS. Als voorbereiding op de internationale toernee en het konsert in de Rotterdamse Ahoy hal hield de Earring op 16, 17 en 18 januari enige try-outs in het kleine zaaltje van het Winterswijkse culturele centrum. Men had deze lokatie o.a. gekozen om het nieuwe programma te toetsen aan publiek, zonder dat de komplete show van te voren al bekend zou zijn in Nederland. Het voorprogramma zou n.l. een verrassing zijn. Ik had dit geheimpje graag achter gehouden, maar aangezien de lokale pers er toch uitgebreid over heeft geschreven, heeft dit geen zin dit nu nog te doen. De verrassing zat hem hier in: er zou geen voorprgramma zijn. Wat dan wel? De Earring speelde nu twee sets, eerst enige oude hits en na de pauze de nieuwe show. In de eerste set werden hits en bekend elpee-werk vertolkt zoals Back Home en From Heaven From Hell en zelfs een akoestiese versie van Please Go, dat echter niet in Ahoy te horen zal zijn. In de eerste set toonde de groep dat ze in de tussenliggende periode, (tussen het uitkomen van bovengenoemde nummers en nu) in allerlei opzichten beter was geworden. Toch konden de nieuwe versies me niet helemaal overtuigen. Er bleef iets hangen van, wel leuk, maar zo had het enkele jaren geleden al moeten klinken. Bovendien miste ik enkele oudjes, b.v. nummers als That Day, The Sound Of The Screaming Day en She Flies On Strange Wings hadden mi. in dit histories overzicht opgenomen kunnen worden.

    Na de pauze eskaleerde het konsert naar een interessanter niveau. In dit tweede gedeelte bracht de Earring haar nieuwe show, waarin hoofdzakelijk nieuwe nummers van de binnenkort te verwachten elpee To The Hilt en natuurlijk Radar Love werd gespeeld. In deze set bewees de Earring één van de weinige Nederlandse groepen te zijn, die garant staat voor een spectaculaire show. Alles kwam uiterst professioneel over. De nummers volgden elkaar in een sneltreinvaart op en de belichting liep qua sfeer prima synchroon met de muziek. Ook het showelement is een belangrijk aspect van het optreden, met name Barry Hay's mimiek en bewegingen leken af en toe op die van een pantomimespeler. Door deze elementen en de variatie in het repertoire - een stevige stamper met jankend gitaar- en synthesizerwerk werd b.v. afgewisseld met een sfeervolle geëchoplexte dwarsfluitsolo van Barry Hay - bleef het geheel boeien. De twee enige zwakke momenten vond ik de ouderwetse soli van Rinus en Cesar, alhoewel ze technisch niet onaardig waren. In de beginperiode van de popmuziek speelde de bas en de drums beperkte functionele partijen, waardoor het logisch was dat ze een solo mochten geven om te kunnen etaleren wat ze in hun mars hadden. Momenteel zijn beide instrumenten echter geëmancipeerd en is er ruimte genoeg om technisch kunnen in de nummers zelf kwijt te worden. Jammer van deze soli uit de oude doos dus. Robert-Jan Stips bewees opnieuw een aanwinst te zijn voor de groep. Zijn keyboardpartijen zijn inmiddels niet meer weg te denken in de muziek van de Earring.

    De show eindigde met enige harde knallen, die elkaar precies in het ritme van de muziek opvolgden. De roadie van het munitiemagazijn had kruit in de kokers gedaan voor een ruimte ter grootte van de Ahoy-hal, waardoor de groep met tintelende oren van het podium van de kleine zaal liep. De Earring blijkt nog steeds dezelfde stabiele groep, die voor een puik stukkie muziek staat. Kortom jongens die je zonder een rooie kop te krijgen naar het buitenland kunt sturen, wat ook impliceert dat je ze naar internationale maatstaven moet beoordelen. De door deze try-outs opgedane ervaringen zullen het concert in de Ahoy-hal zeker nog beter maken. Ik verwacht op zaterdag 31 januari dan ook een spektakelstuk. Roberto Palombit.

    Article scan by and thanks to Gery Van den Berg - Hoetmer!

    Newspaper article typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Red Bullet Ahoy 1976 press info, Show Review in Oor magazine January 28 1976: Golden Hilts, Newspaper article De Gelderlander February 21 2021, confirmed show
    January 28, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket January 28, 1976 Emmen - Muzeval


    Golden Earring show review Earring: Nog steeds een klasse apart. January 28, 1976 Emmen - Muzeval


    Emmen De Muzeval Fourth try out for Ahoy 1976 show, ticket 13 guilders with name typo Muzenval

    Golden Earring: Nog steeds een klasse apart. Voor een juichende en dansende volle zaal van de Muzeval in Emmen gaf de Haagse popformatie Golden Earring een daverend concert. Het optreden was bedoeld als try-out (uitproberen) voor het concert dat zaterdag in de Ahoyhal te Rotterdam gegeven wordt. Dit dan ter gelegenheid van de nieuwe langspeelplaat "To The Hilt", die deze week op de markt is verschenen. De muziek beperkte zich voor de pauze tot een aantal oude nummers. Daarna kwam het "betere" werk aan bod en was het duidelijk dat de Earring-jongens daar meer zin in hadden. Ondanks het uitbrengen van een nieuwe LP, kan men niet zeggen dat het geluid veranderd is. Organist Robert Jan Stips was voor het Emmer publiek de enige nieuwe factor en heeft in de formatie een onmisbare plaats ingenomen. Hoogtepunt is ondermeer een lange bühne-versie van Sleepwalking waarbij Barry Hay als saxofonist duidelijk door de mand viel. Het blaaswerk van Hay is duidelijk een van de weinige muzikale dissonanten in het zeer volumineuze geheel. De absolute topper was toch wel weer een oudje: Radar Love. Hierin kwam eigenlijk alle typische Earring aspecten als dynamiek, show, climaxen en het "bespelen" van het publiek aanbod. De grote zaal van de Muzeval leek geen stoelen meer te hebben en slagwerker Cesar Zuiderwijk zorgde na een solo voor een absolute letterlijke en figuurlijke knaller door een "dodensprong" over zijn drumstel. In Rotterdam zal zaterdag een achtduizend koppig publiek zeker niets te kort komen. Kortom, het was prima.

    Article scan by and thanks to Gery Van den Berg - Hoetmer!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Red Bullet Ahoy 1976 press info, ticket scan, newspaper article Earring: Nog steeds een klasse apart (January 1976 unknown newspaper), confirmed show
    January 29, 1976

    Golden Earring show tickets January 29, 1976 Sittard - Stadsschouwburg


    Sittard Stadsschouwburg Fifth try out for Ahoy 1976 show, ticket FL. 13.

    Limburgs Dagblad January 22 1976: The Golden Earring in Stadsschouwburg Sittard - Donderdagavond 29 januari treedt in de Sittardse schouwburg de bekende Nederlandse rock 'n rollband The Golden Earring op. Tijdens dit concert dat om 20.30 uur begint, zal de formatie zijn nieuwste elpee "To Hilt" (To The Hilt) introduceren.

    Limburgs Dagblad newspaper January 22 1976 show announcement thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper articles, confirmed show
    January 31, 1976

    Golden Earring show tickets January 31, 1976 Rotterdam - Ahoy


    Rotterdam Ahoy Large mirror behind band, 2 sets, quadrofonic sound, attendance 8000 visitors, new stage show performed, tickets FL. 10.50, FL. 12.50, Fl. 15.50, FL. 17.50, sold out, promotor Wim Bosman Promotions.

    NAGENOEG UITVERKOCHT HUIS VOOR DE EARRING. De popgroep Golden Earring geeft zaterdagavond in het Rotterdamse sportpaleis Ahoy een avondvullend concert. Voor dit optreden van de Earring bestaat zoveel belangstelling van het publiek dat organisator Wim Bosman nu al verzekerd is van een volle bak, te weten achtduizend popliefhebbers. Het Rotterdams concert betekent voor de Haagse popformatie de start van een tournee door Europa, de V.S. en Canada. Volgende week komt van de Earring tevens een nieuwe elpee, getiteld "To The Hilt" (tot de helft) uit.

    Newspaper review: Golden Earring voor eigen parochie. De Earring speelde voor eigen parochie. En dat betekende een uitverkocht huis (een achtduizendkoppig publiek), een enthousiaste ontvangst en naar "meer" verlangend afscheid. Golden Earring bracht zaterdagavond in het Rotterdamse Sportpaleis Ahoy een avondvullend concert. Het concert diende als voorloper voor een uitgebreide Europese en Amerikaanse trip en voor de nieuwe, deze week uit te brengen Earring-elpee "To The Hilt". Avondvullend betekende voor de Earring, nog steeds behorend tot de beste podiumgroep die ons land kent, het laten horen van de kassuccessen van weleer in een duidelijk volwassener geworden benadering en het etaleren van het nieuwe werk, zoals te vinden op "To The Hilt", een nieuw vervolgverhaal binnen de Earringstory, nog sterker uitgekristalliseerd en spectaculairder opgediend dan genoegzaam bekend was.

    At least performed during this show: Please Go.

    Tickets scan thanks to Joop Schutte!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Red Bullet Ahoy 1976 press info, show ad, tickets scan, newspaper review, confirmed show
    February 25, 1976

    Golden Earring To The Hilt ad (UK) with February 25 1976 show announcement London


    London (UK) Hammersmith Odeon Support act Pat Travers, I got several sources who mention a planned show on February 24 was cancelled and an ad in NME February 21, 1976 mentioned the concert would be February 25! The Golden Earring fanclub magazine mentioned a February 25 date as well.

    Linda Mallon send me this info: Hi Casper, great site been on it for hours - just so interesting! I would like to bring to your attention the cancelled tour date for Hammersmith London in 1976, it was definitely on Wednesday the 25th of February. I know I travelled down from Glasgow to see the guys (8 hours on a very slow train) and cried bitterly when it didn't go ahead. In fact I was so angry I phoned up Track Records and demanded to speak to Freddie Haayen to find out what the hell was going on!!!!! Needless to say I didn't get to talk to him, only got the tea boy and he didn't have a clue. Keep up the good work. Linda Mallon

    Show was cancelled due to flu Barry Hay and Cesar Zuiderwijk!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine February 1976, fan info, UK Sounds magazine March 13, 1976, confirmed date - no show

    April 24, 1976 Golden Earring Painter's Mill show handbill


    Sixth USA Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    March - May 1976 Various cities Several shows Robert Jan Stips on keyboards Source: -
    March 26, 1976
    - - Golden Earring left Holland for their sixth USA tour, about 30 shows planned as well as some televisions show performances.

    At the end of February 1976 the To The Hilt album was released in the USA and Canada. Promotional ads in American magazines had to promote this album release. During the first week of 1976 the single Sleepwalkin' with b-side Babylon was released. After the band flew to the USA they rehearsed for two days at the Los Angeles (California) Pirate Sound Studio. Golden Earring was now ready to perform for two weeks as a headliner in venues with a capacity from 2000 - 5000 visitors. (Hitkrant article Earring op USA-tv mentioned four rehearsel days. It also mentioned Golden Earring would do 12 shows with Be-Bop Deluxe.)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1976, Hitkrant article Earring op USA-tv
    March 30, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Medford, Oregon National Guard Armory Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 01, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show ticket#281 April 01 1976 Vancouver - P.N.E Gardens


    Golden Earring newspaper show review April 01 1976 Vancouver - P.N.E Gardens


    Golden Earring show photo April 01 1976 Vancouver - P.N.E Gardens photo Neil Park


    Golden Earring show photo April 01 1976 Vancouver - P.N.E Gardens photo Neil Park


    Golden Earring show photo April 01 1976 Vancouver - P.N.E Gardens photo Neil Park


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) P.N.E Gardens Auditorium () Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe.

    Newspaper show review: Europeans breathe life into The Gardens. By Nick Colier. Over the course of the past year The Queen Elizabeth Theatre has become increasingly an attraction to rock groups that appeal to a "small" audience of 2.000 or 3.000. As a result, that venerable barn, the PNE Gardens Auditorium, has been as quiet as a cemetery during the Festival of Life. On Thursday night it was rejuvenated and left vibrating by two European bands. The first was Be-Bop Deluxe, an English group that yet has yet to seriously prod the North American market. The second band, the star atraction of the evenimg, was Golden Earring. Golden Earring is one of the few bands of continental Europe to succeed in the Anglophone market. Originating in Holland, the band had an admirable....

    Robert Jan Stips was on keyboards with Cesar Zuiderwijk on drums. The guitar player, with an entrancing, out-to-lunch Keith Richards demeanour, was George Kooymans, the bass player was Rinus Gerritsen. Barry Hay, the band's lead vocalist, prpelled himslef around the stage in a manner that might lead one to

    If one is to make a major complaint against the band it must be directed against it's avoidance of some interesting numbers. Amongst those missed are Kill Me (Ce Soir), the depiction of onstage death as a rock attraction, and

    Be-Bop Deluxe

    Granted, it suffered

    It is one of the better avant-garde

    It all was a mixed bag: Golden Earring ....


    Review text needs to be typed in still. Who volunteers on this job? Download the picture, typ in the text and mail me please!

    Original audience taken show photo's by Neil Park, published on his Facebook page!

    Show review thanks to Kevin J. Julie!

    Setlist:

  • 01. Violins (Intro from tape
  • 02. Sleepwalkin'
  • 03. To the Hilt
  • 04. Latin Lightning
  • 05. The Switch
  • 06. Big Tree Blue Sea
  • 07. Why Me?
  • 08. The Vanilla Queen
  • 09. Radar Love
    Encores:
  • 10. I Can't Get a Hold on Her
  • 11. Bass solo
  • 12. The Lonesome D.J.
  • 13. Violins (Outro from tape)

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

  • Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, ticket scan, newspaper show review, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 02, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show ticket#1451 April 02 1976 Seattle, Washington


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Seattle, Washington Paramount Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guests Be-Bop Deluxe and Paris, promotor John Bauer Concert Company, advance ticket US$6.
    This show is the first show mentioned on this date but another (more recent) ad and ticket show that this date Golden Earring has performed in Woodinville, Washington.
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, different venue mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed date - no show
    April 02, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad April 02 1976 Woodinville, Washington


    Golden Earring show ticket#3020 April 02 1976 Woodinville, Washington


    Golden Earring show review April 02 1976 Woodinville, Washington


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Woodinville, Washington Gold Creek Dome Golden Earring headliner with special guests Be-Bop Deluxe and Paris, promotor John Bauer Concert Company, advance ticket US$5. Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, two shows scheduled on one day? Show is performed at Woodinville according to found online visitor show "review". (Woodinville is about 30 km from Seattle, probably the venue has been altered!)

    Online show "review": Sunday afternoon, April 3, 1976. Sunny, cloudless afternoon... so warm, in fact, that I've jumped into an ancient pair of cutoffs and a T-shirt, slathered myself with cocoa butter, dragged my old lawn chair into the middle of the backyard and have to proceeded to enjoy the first really summery weather of 1976. Birds are singing from the trees all around me, and everything is pleasant and relaxed. An indication, perhaps, of the kind of summer 1976 will be...? Last night wasn't much fun. Joada and I went to the Golden Earring concert out at the Gold Greek Dome in Woodinville. We drove out there with Dan Peycke, Peri D. and a few of their friends in Dan's old "beater" station wagon. Smokes some pot and got a little high, but other than the entire evening was a waste. For one thing, it was a 40 minute drive each way. Then, we finally managed to find the Dome (after a few wrong turns here and there), we had to stand in an incredibly long line for nearly two hours in freezing cold. The show was originally supposed to start at 8.00, but the doors weren't even opened until ten minutes to nine. By the time we finally got shoved through the door, I was frozen to the bone, my back ached from standing so long.

    I was ravenously hungry, and I looked terrible. Joada and I bought a hot dog and Coke from the concession stand and ate it like the starving people we were - only to find someone had taken our seats while we were eating. So we had to stand up during the entire concert - all three bands (Paris and B Bop Deluxe were the other two). To matters worse (as if they could be), the bands were boring and repetitious. The first group (Paris) had one good song, but their costumes, stage decorations (a skull and burning red candle) and dialogue between songs were so tacky and tasteless, it ruined what could have been the only real moment of entertainment. The concert dragged on and on, and when it FINALLY came to a close - after Golden Earring performed an incredibly bad ten minutes encore - there was still the long ride home to endure. By the time I finally collapsed into bed at 2.15 a.m., I was paralyzed with pain; my whole back hurt from standing up all night.

    Show ad and ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Show "review" text typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, Not mentioned in USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 03, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show ticket#123 April 03, 1976 Portland - Paramount


    Golden Earring show ticket#265 April 03, 1976 Portland - Paramount


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Portland, Oregon Paramount Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guests Be-Bop Deluxe and Paris, promotor John Bauer Concert Company, ticket US$ 7.

    Ticket scans found online and second ticket thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 05, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Redding, California Civic Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 06, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring  April'76 USA tour ad


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Fresno, California Warner Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 274, confirmed show
    April 07, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show flyer April 07, 1976 San Diego - Civic Theatre


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Diego, California Civic Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guests Be-Bop Deluxe and Slade, Promotor California Concerts. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, concert flyer, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, San Diego Concert Archive, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 &274, confirmed show
    April 08, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 275, confirmed show
    April 09, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show Show ad April 09 1976 Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Golden Earring show Show ad April 09 1976 Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Golden Earring show ticket#BB-B-106 April 09 1976 Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium


    Golden Earring backstagepass April 09 1976 Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium


    Golden Earring show Show review April 09 1976 Santa Monica - Civic Auditorium Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Santa Monica, California Civic Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guest Be-Bop Deluxe, ticket US$ 6,50.

    Newspaper show ad scans, ticket and backstage pass scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, ticket scan Ebay, Newspaper show ads, Backstage pass, Newspaper show review Variety Magazine April 26 1976, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 &275, confirmed show
    April 10, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Golden Earring show ad April 10, 1976 San Francisco - Winterland


    Golden Earring show announcement April 10, 1976 San Francisco - Winterland The Argus newspaper April 02 1976 p25


    Golden Earring show announcement April 10, 1976 San Francisco - Winterland Oakland Tribune newspaper April 09 1976


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    San Francisco, California Winterland Golden Earring headliner with special guests Be-Bop Deluxe and Slade. ticket US$5 advance\US$6 at door, promotor Bill Graham.

    Email with additional info by Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, Op je website zag ik dat je voor dit Golden Earring concert in het fameuze Winterland een artwork scan had staan van de hand van Randy Tuten. Deze grafisch kunstenaar heeft ontzettend veel concertposters, handbills en concert advertenties ontworpen voor de legendarische concertpromotor Bill Graham. Voor origineel artwork van Randy Tuten wordt op on-line veilingsites als Ebay en Bonhams grof geld geboden. Bedragen ver boven $1.000 zijn geen uitzondering! Voor het Winterland concert van 10 april 1976 heb ik op internet nog twee Randy Tuten ontwerpen gevonden. Het betreft original press artwork bedoeld voor advertenties in de San Francisco Chronicle. In deze krant zijn in 1976 respectievelijk op 21 maart, 28 maart en 4 april advertenties verschenen voor door Bill Graham georganiseerde concerten van Golden Earring. Ook bijgevoegd enkele scans van aankondingen in lokale kranten van het Golden Earing concert in Winterland.

    Show scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, show scans as found by Bart van Alphen, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 &275, confirmed show
    April 14, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Opera House Auditorium Golden Earring special guest with Journey for Electric Light Orchestra.

    Email with scans from Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, Hierbij scans van de volgende concerten: 1976 04 14 Kiel Auditorium, St Louis, Missouri met ELO en JOURNEY/1976 04 15 Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska met Joe Cocker en KGB. De USA tour van 1976 mocht dan financieel een drama zijn, Golden Earring maakte op het podium indruk. Zie de review van het concert in St Louis. Uit dit verslag blijkt dat Golden Earring minder dan 4 uur voor aanvang van de show in St Louis arriveerde. Gekkenwerk dat touren in Amerika! Wederom zijn het niet de minste namen waarmee Golden Earring in Amerika heeft gespeeld. ELO, Journey en Joe Cocker zijn internationale top acts. Met vriendelijke groet, Bart van Alphen.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 &275, confirmed show
    April 15, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Lincoln, Nebraska Pershing Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for Joe Cocker with KGB Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 & 275, confirmed show
    April 16, 1976
    Dallas, Texas Coliseum Show mentioned in Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview but Golden Earring performed in another city on April 16 1976. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, confirmed date - no show
    April 16, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Rosemont, Illinois O'Hare International Trade and Exposition Center Golden Earring special guest for J. Geils Band Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 & 275, confirmed show
    April 17, 1976
    Houston, Texas Hofheinz Pavillion - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, confirmed date - no show
    April 17, 1976

    J. Geilsband with Golden Earring show ad April 17, 1976 Youngstown - Beeghly Center Youngstown State University


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Youngstown, Ohio Beeghly Center Youngstown State University Golden Earring special guest with Stampeders for headliner J. Geils Band. Promotor Windy City productions in cooperation with YSU Major Events.

    Fan info Bart van Alphen: Hoi Casper, dit is een confirmed show, zie bijgevoegd concert review uit "The Jambar". J. Geils Band was de headliner maar Golden Earring stal de show! Overigens The Jambar was de "student newspaper" van Youngstown university.

    Thank you Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, Jambar student newspaper scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 &275, confirmed show
    April 18, 1976

    Golden Earring April 1976 tourdates ad from USA Music Magazine


    Lynyrd Skynyrd with Golden Earring show ad April 18, 1976 Cleveland - Richfield Coliseum unknown origin


    Lynyrd Skynyrd with Golden Earring show ad April 18, 1976 Cleveland - Richfield Coliseum


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum Golden Earring with The Outlaws special guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd (Gimme Back My Bullets Tour), advance tickets US$6\US$ 7 day of show. Promotor Belkin Productions and WMMS 101 FM radio station.

    Many MCA record company executives witnessed this show (Both Golden Earring and Lynyrd Skynyrd were MCA signed artists). Golden Earring performed a one hour show and was photographed for Scene magazine by photographer Bob Ferrell who also introduced the band on stage. Another photographer attending was Janet Macoska who also made band live photo's as well.

    Thank you Bart van Alphen for the show ad scans!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April 1976 tourdate overview, USA Magazine Sleepwalking ad with April'76 tour dates, show ads, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 134 & 275, confirmed show
    April 21, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad in Providence Journal for April 21 1976 North Providence - North Providence Arena show


    Golden Earring Concert advert in Boston Phoenix (weekly newspaper) for April 21 1976 North Providence - North Providence Arena show


    Golden Earring show ad in Boston Phoenix newspaper for April 21 1976 North Providence - North Providence Arena show


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    North Providence, Rhode Island North Providence Arena Golden Earring headliner with special guests Lawrence Talbot and James Montgomery. Golden Earring live in Rhode Island (a.k.a. the ocean state). Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA. Compared to the North of Holland in terms of size.

    Thank you Bart van Alphen for the show ad scans!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show ad scan Providence Journal, show ad scan Boston Phoenix newspaper, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 135 &276, confirmed show
    April 23, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad April 23, 1976 Charleston - Civic Center


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center Golden Earring headliner with special guests Thin Lizzy, The Cate Brothers and Bob Seeger. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 135 & 276, confirmed show
    April 24, 1976

    Golden Earring Painter's Mill April 24 1976 show handbill


    Golden Earring Painter's Mill April 24 1976 show ad


    Golden Earring Painter's Mill FAKE show poster April 24 1976


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Owing Mills (Baltimore County), Maryland Painter's Mill Music Fair Golden Earring headliner with special guests Thin Lizzy, The Cate Brothers, ticket US$ 6 presale\Venue US$ 7.

    show info with message to Thin Lizzy Fansite webmaster Peter Nielsen: Saturday, April 24, 1976. Cactus Productions w/ Hal Abramson. co-promoted with Multi-Media Concepts The internet brings miracles! So cool to hear of you and this great work you are doing. At the time, my company, Cactus Productions, Inc. of Las Vegas was partnered with Marc Corwin and Multi Media Concepts. Golden Earring was the headliner, then Thin Lizzy, then The Cate Brothers. The show was at the 2,500 seat in-the-round Painters Mill Music Fair in Baltimore County, Maryland in an area called Owings Mills. This venue is no longer there.

    Tickets were $6.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door. Don't think we sold out but probably around 1,800 - 2,000 attended. I was in the front row with a bottle of Jack Daniels and remember how powerful the band was. It WAS a magical show. Met the boys backstage and I remember getting a call from the hotel, something about somebody throwing a TV out the hotel room window, but not sure which band that was. I remember wearing a plaid suit. we dressed up back then. I lived just a couple miles away from the venue and put on about 6 concerts there. Jailbreak was getting airplay on local FM station. I thought the band was professional the way they handled themselves and being a young guy still learning the business, realized the historic nature of what I was experiencing. We really rocked that night!

    I looked like I was 14 then about 125 pounds, and 4 months later promoted Stompin 76, one of the biggest music festivals in US history, see www.stompin76.com Sorry, I have no ticket from that event, but attached here, see the black and white handbill and a small print ad that appeared in the Baltimore Sun for about 5 weeks. The entire event budget was about $12-14,000. back then. My web sites are: www.concert-promotions.com, www.concert-promotions.net, www.rentapromoter.com Thanks again for keeping the memories and history alive, Very good hearing from you, Hal Abramson Marketing Consultant Concerts/ Festivals Rockville, MD

    Please be aware of the fact that on Ebay a fake poster for this concert is on auction. I think it originates from an Italian source which made a re-designed poster for this show. It looks great, but as far as I know it's fake!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Thin Lizzy Fansite Webmaster Peter Nielsen, Hal Abramson (concert promotor), book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom pages 135 & 276, fake show poster on Ebay auction, confirmed show
    April 26, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Allentown, Pennsylvania Agriculture Hall Allentown Golden Earring special guest with KGB for Joe Cocker Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    April 28, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Richmond, Virginia Mosque Theatre Golden Earring possibly special guest with Steve Marriot All Stars for Montrose. Head East was replaced by Golden Earring at the last moment.

    Newspaper scan thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    April 29, 1976

    Golden Earring show announcement April 29 1976 show Detroit - Masonic Temple Auditorium


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Detroit, Michigan Masonic Temple Auditorium Golden Earring special guest for The Tubes, ticket US$ 8/ 7,5/ 6,5/ 5,5 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, internet concert overview, newspaper scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    April 30, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket#B-6-9 April 30 1976 Chicago - Uptown Theatre


    The Tubes with Golden Earring show ad April 30, 1976 Chicago - Uptown Theater


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Chicago, Illinois Uptown Theatre Golden Earring special guest for The Tubes, ticket US$ 6.5, promotor Bruce Kapp\Windy City.

    Ticket scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 1976 tour itinerary page 14, show ad, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    May 01, 1976

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Chicago, Illinois - Day off in Chicago. On this day off there was a meeting from management, band and crew during which the band decided to cancel immediately all planned Golden Earring tour dates for this USA tour due to financial losses on this tour. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 1976 tour itinerary page 15, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 136, confirmed information - no show
    May 02, 1976 Wheeling, West Virginia Capitol Music Hall Golden Earring scheduled as special guest for Montrose, second support act might have been Steve Marriot All Stars, promotor Phil Lashinsky. Show was cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. The sixth Golden Earring American tour was cancelled from this show on and the band returned home to Holland. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, 1976 tour itinerary page 15, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show
    Unknown ?, 1976 Atlanta, Georgia Electric Ballroom Golden Earring with Nektar. Show cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, unknown date - no show
    May 12, 1976

    Foghat concert ticket May 12 1976 Kansas City - Municipal Auditorium


    Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium Golden Earring scheduled as special guest for Foghat, promotor Cowtown Productions. Show cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons.

    Ticket scans courtesy Bart van Alphen and Lookatstubs.com website.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Lookatstubs.com ticket scan site, another ticket scan, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show
    May 18, 1976

    Foghat with Golden Earring concert ticket May 18 1976 Owensboro - Sports Center


    Owensboro, Kentucky Sports Center Golden Earring special guest for Foghat, promotor Midwest presentations. Show cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show
    May 21, 1976 New York, New York Beacon Theatre Golden Earring with Nektar. 2 shows at 8 pm and 11.30 pm? Shows cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, shows not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show
    May 21, 1976 Elizabeth, New Jersey Regent Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Earl Slick Band. Show cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show
    May 29, 1976 Elizabeth, New Jersey Regent Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Styx. Show cancelled by Golden Earring due to financial reasons. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper scan, show not mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed date - no show

    This 1976 tour was broken off earlier due to financial reasons.

    Golden Earring show ticket#2384 October 08, 1976 Berlin - Eissporthalle October 02, 1976 Golden Earring Dortmund show ticket Golden Earring show ticket#2384 October 08, 1976 Berlin - Eissporthalle



    Concerts 1976 (continued) City Venue Info Source\Status
    July 09, 1976

    Het Vrije Volk newspaper article Eelco Gelling naar Golden Earring July 03, 1976


    Drachten De Lawei First show with Eelco Gelling. Show was performed before Zwolle show, probably before July 16, 2011 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article Het Vrije Volk, newspaper article Pop in 't Noord'n, confirmed show
    July 10, 1976

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Hot Rock Night festival flyer July 10 1976 Koln (Germany) - Open Air


    Hot Rock Night festival flyer July 10 1976 Koln (Germany) - Open Air


    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Cologne\Keulen\Koln (Germany) Open Air Hot Rock Night festival, promotor Octopus Konzertburo.

    Flyer photo thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, flyer photo, confirmed show
    July 17, 1976

    Summer Rock Meeting Festival poster July 17 1976 Rötz, Bavaria (Germany) - Open Air Bayerischer Wald


    Rötz, Bavaria (Germany) Open Air Bayerischer Wald Summer Rock Meeting festival, Bands that played at least at the Festival: Cry Freedom, Stan Webb's Broken Glass, Larry Coryell, Back Street Crawler, Golden Earring (Headliner), Curved Air, Climax Blues Band.

    Email info German Golden Earring fan Gerhard Panzner: Hello Casper! As an old (since 1971) Golden Earring Fan I wanna send you an Update for your very interesting Site (IMO the best Site for GE devotees!) In a second mail I will send you information of the Summer Rock Meeting 1976 in Germany (Location Rötz, Bavaria, 17th July 1976) Enjoy! Gerhard.

    Hello Casper! Now the Info of the GE Gig in 1976:
    Event: Summer Rock Meeting
    Date: 17. Juli 1976
    Location: Rötz (Germany, Bavaria)
    Festival visitors: 5000.
    Bands that played at least at the Festival: Cry Freedom, Stan Webb's Broken Glass, Larry Coryell, Back Street Crawler, Golden Earring (Headliner), Curved Air, Climax Blues Band. In the annex I send you the original Festival poster. Focus and Amon Düël II did not appear, Chicken Shack appears as Stan Webb's then new band Broken Glass. Hope you like it! Gerhard Panzner.

    Show info thanks to Gerhard Panzner!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, poster photo, confirmed show
    July 23, 1976 Geleen IJshal Show with Eelco Gelling, attendance 1500 visitors Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine June 1976, confirmed show
    July 24, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad July 24, 1976 Zwolle - IJsselhal


    Zwolle IJsselhal Support act Cake, attendance 3500 visitors, ticket FL. 15, said to be 4th show with Eelco Gelling Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine June 1976, show ad, confirmed show
    August 06, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad August 06, 1976 Schagen - Zaal Nic Raven


    Schagen Zaal Nic Raven Support act Cake, ticket FL. 12,50 presale\Venue FL. 15.

    Show poster photo found on Ebay auction, thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, confirmed show
    August 07, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad August 07, 1976 Sneek - Veemarkthal


    Sneek Veemarkthal Ticket FL. 12,50\Venue FL. 15, ad newspaper Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ad, newspaper article, confirmed show
    August 08, 1976
    Nijmegen De Vereeniging Attendance 2000 visitors Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper article, confirmed show
    August 14, 1976

    Golden Earring show ad August 14, 1976 Zandvoort - Beachclub


    Golden Earring show ad August 14, 1976 Zandvoort - Beachclub


    Zandvoort Beach Club Stationsplein Support act Cake, ticket FL. 20 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ad, confirmed show
    August 28, 1976

    Golden Earring show poster August 28 1976 Popfestival Groningen - Sportpark Vinkhuizen


    Groningen Sportpark Vinkhuizen Groninger festival: with Swizzle, Boomtown Rats, Magna Carta, Budgie and several other bands. Ticket FL. 12,50\Venue FL. 16, Promotor Animoes.

    Info Golden Earring fan Jan Karstens: Dit betreft een popfestival in Groningen op 28 augustus 1976. Ik speelde indertijd in de band Swizzle, en we waren als enige Groningse band geprogrammeerd. Er stonden twee PA-s. Een kleine van ons, en de grote van de Earring. Op onze PA hebben o.a. de Boomtown Rats gespeeld, met Bob Geldof. De grotere goden speelden op de Earring PA.

    Info Poparchief Gromningen: Het Groninger Pop-Festival vindt plaats in sportpark Vinkhuizen op 28 augustus 1976. Het festival wordt georganiseerd door bureau Animoes (Siem Akkerman) samen met het Zwolse organisatiebureau Circle en heeft als grote acts Golden Earring, G.T. Moore, Magna Carta, the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, de dan nog onbekende Boomtown Rats en de Engelse zanger Michael Chapman, terwijl Groningen vertegenwoordigd wordt door Sundown, Swizzle, Pearl Ash en Boozy. Het festival wordt in de pers gekenschetst als een bescheiden succes, maar de 3000 bezoekers zijn niet voldoende en dit leidt uiteindelijk tot een dreigend faillissement dat maar ternauwernood afgewend kan worden.

    Groninger Popfestival poster scan info received from and thanks to Jurie van Loosen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper ad, fan info, poster scan, confirmed show
    August 29, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket#1048 August 29, 1976 Eindhoven - Jubileumhal


    Eindhoven Jubileumhal Support act unknown, ticket FL. 15, promotor Fullhouse - Helmond Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 04, 1976
    Düsseldorf (Germany) Philipshalle Sensational Sunshine Festival. Bands included Procul Harum, Golden Earring, Atomic Rooster, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Message, The crazy world of Arthur Brown, Scorpions, Eela Craig, Martin Griffiths, John Kirkside Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival poster photo, confirmed show
    September 10, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket#1247 September 10, 1976 Basel - Sporthalle


    Golden Earring show ticket#1247 September 10, 1976 Basel - Sporthalle


    Basel (Switzerland) Grosse Sporthalle St. Jakob With Scorpions and Doctors Of Madness, ticket DM 19.

    Concert ticket by email from Scorpions fan Christian Constans from France: Hello Casper, I'm Christian Constans from France. I'm a Scorpions fan and I'm working on Scorpions tourhistory. I found a ticket of the Scorpions and Golden Earring playing together: 1976/09/10 in Basel, see attached file. I hope it will help you. And congratulations for your work!! Best regards, Christian Constans.

    Ticket scan thanks to Christian Constans!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 11, 1976
    Vaduz (Liechtenstein) Vaduzer Saal Support act Doctors Of Madness, promotor Eagle Productions.

    Fan info Ruus Mols: Hallo Casper in een tweetal Liechtensteinse kranten vond ik informatie over een concert in Vaduz. Krant is niet openbaar. Kon echter net voldoende info hieruit halen: 11-9-1976 concert in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) - Vaduzer Saal, support act Doctors of Madness. Tevens een korte review op hitparade.ch van oa het concert in Vaduz. Bleek niet in de smaak te vallen van de betrokkene. Hartelijke groeten, Ruud Mols.

    Article scan thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show ticket scan, fan info, confirmed show
    September 12, 1976

    Golden Earring show poster München - Circus Krone September 12 1976


    München (Germany) Circus Krone

    Poster scan thanks to Ruud Mols, found on Albino Moon website.

    Email info Ulf Jensen: Hi Casper, as a big Earring fan specially in the the time 1975-85 i have some informations for the tourdates. I have seen more than 50 shows in Germany and the Netherlands, most of them in the mentioned period. I will write about some German concerts. 12.09.76 München Circus Krone My first Rock-concert ever! Arriving at the venue disappointment was big, because the gig was postponed to the next day! Later, when I also knew some people from the crew, Vincent Vaillant (former mixer) told me, wether the truck had problems at the frontier, coming from Lichtenstein. So the concert was played on 13.09.76. Because my brother was too young, my mother had to accompany us! Funny. I think support act was Leo Sayer.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, fan info, confirmed date - no show
    September 13, 1976

    Golden Earring show poster München - Circus Krone September 12 1976


    München (Germany) Circus Krone Postponed concert from September 12, 1976 due to equipment problems then.

    Info thanks to Ulf Jensen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, fan info, confirmed show
    September 18, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket Bison Rock Festival Essen - Gruga halle  September 18 1976 STYLE="border:solid 5px; border-color:#EE2222;padding:5px;background:">


    Essen (Germany) Grugahalle Bison Rock Festival with Golden Earring, Focus and Alquin, ticket DM 8, promotor Lippmann + Rau.

    Ticket photo and info found on the internet by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket photo, fan info, confirmed show
    September 24, 1976
    Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Support act Cake, ticket FL. 15 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, fan info, confirmed show
    September 25, 1976

    Golden Earring show poster September 25 1976 Dordrecht - Sterrenburg Sporthal


    Dordrecht Sporthal Sterrenburg Support act Cake, ticket FL. 12,50\FL. 15 venue, Promotor Jan Bek.

    Show poster photo thanks to Peet de Bruijn!

    https://www.dordrecht.net info: "Op 25 september 1976 speelde de band ook eens in sporthal Sterrenburg, zoals die toen bestond. De popgroep was toen een grote meneer in de muziekwereld geworden. De organisatie moest aan de nodige voorwaarden en eisen voldoen om het optreden mogelijk te maken. Daarbij ging het niet alleen om het geld, maar ook andere omstandigheden zoals een goede en prettige inrichting van de kleedkmer voor- en na het concert. Zelfs de lievelingsdrankjes van de bandleden waren in het contract opgenomen. Voor de ziekenomroep toen was de band ook benaderbaar met Henny Muller als technische leider."

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, fan info, show poster photo, ticket scan, www.dordrecht.net website, confirmed show
    September 26, 1976
    Opmeer Zaal Amazone Support act Cake, ticket FL.15 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, fan info, confirmed show
    October 02, 1976

    October 02, 1976 Golden Earring show ticket Dortmund - Westfalen Halle


    October 02, 1976 Golden Earring show ticket#4471 Dortmund - Westfalen Halle


    Dortmund (Germany) Westfalen Halle First Dortmunder Rock-Dream festival with Budgie, Camel, Caravan, Golden Earring, John Cale, Magna Carta, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Wallenstein, ticket DM 18\Venue 22 ticket 2, promotor Rowland Promotions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan, confirmed show
    October 08, 1976

    Golden Earring show ticket#2384 October 08 1976 Berlin - Eissporthalle


    Berlin (Germany) Eissporthalle Support act Omega, Ticket DM 15. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, confirmed show
    December 17, 1976 ? (Belgium) Venue unknown Support act Gruppo Sportivo Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1976 page 5, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 18, 1976 ? (Belgium) Venue unknown Support act Gruppo Sportivo Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1976 page 5, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 19, 1976 ? (Belgium) Venue unknown Support act Gruppo Sportivo Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1976, 1976 page 5, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 26, 1976

    Decemb, 1976</th>er 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Zutphen Hanzehal Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 10\FL. 12,50 venue Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, ticket scan, newspaper concert review, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 27, 1976

    December 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Den Haag Congresgebouw Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 15\FL. 17,50\FL. 20 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, newspaper concert review, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 28, 1976

    December 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Den Haag Congresgebouw Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 15\FL. 17,50\FL. 20 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, newspaper concert review, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 29, 1976

    Hitkrant magazine show review: Golden Earring: Groots Geweld!


    December 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Den Haag Congresgebouw Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 15\FL. 17,50\FL. 20, during this third out of three The Hague shows in a row a cassette bootleg was audience recorded and later on released on cd as "Contraband tour The Hague 1976". The show probably was longer than the 90 minutes of the cassette.

  • 01. To The Hilt
  • 02. Faded Jeans
  • 03. Mad Love
  • 04. Sueleen
  • 05. Fighting Windmills
  • 06. Vanilla Queen
  • 07. Bombay/drumsolo/Bombay
  • 08. Con Man
  • 09. Radar Love
  • 10. Just Like Vince Taylor

    Hitkrant magazine show review: Golden Earring: Groots Geweld!

  • Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, Newspaper concert review, Hitkrant magazine show review, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, confirmed show
    December 30, 1976

    December 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Breda Het Turfschip Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 15 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, Golden Earring show poster, Newspaper concert review, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, show review Golden Earring fanclub magazine Jan\Feb 1977, confirmed show


    Magazine article about for Golden Earring Contraband tour 1977



    Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert agenda


    Golden Earring show ticket#439 Mönchengladbach (Germany - Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle



    Concerts 1977 City Venue Info Source\Status
    January 01, 1977

    December 1976 Golden Earring tour dates ad


    Golden Earring show photo Amsterdam - Jaap Eden hal unknown photographer


    Amsterdam Jaap Eden hal Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 17,50 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, Gruppo Sportivo 1976 tour ad, show photo, confirmed show
    January 02, 1977

    Image not yet available - to be added soon! Show photo unknown photographer


    Dronten De Meerpaal Support act Gruppo Sportivo, show audience recorded and released as bootleg "Fighting Windmills". Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, confirmed show
    January 21, 1977

    Magazine article Extra Bombay noten


    Dalfsen Trefkoele Support act Gruppo Sportivo, ticket FL. 15, I Need Love performed live, different source : Himalya (article Meer Bombay Noten), promotor Circle Productions.

    Extra Bombay noten.
    De zeer grote belangstelling voor de Golden Earring optredens heeft geleid tot het organiseren van nog vier konserten. Men kan genieten van een professionele show en leuke nederrock in de Trefkoele, Dalfsen (21 januari), Evenementenhal, Borne (22), Sorgvliethal, Veendam (23) en Beynishal, Haarlem (5 februari). Bij de eerste drie konserten wordt het voorprogramma verzorgd door Himalaya, het Haarlemse konsert krijgt de steun van Sweet d'Buster en de Tioli huisband Lynx.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, magazine show ad, confirmed show
    January 22, 1977

    Magazine article Extra Bombay noten


    Borne Evenementenhal Support act Gruppo Sportivo, I Need Love performed live, ticket FL. 15, different source : Himalya (article Meer Bombay Noten), promotor Circle Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, Magazine article Meer Bombay Noten, magazine show ad, confirmed show
    January 23, 1977

    Magazine article Extra Bombay noten


    Veendam Sorghvliethal Support act Gruppo Sportivo, I Need Love performed live, ticket FL. 15, different source : Himalya (article Meer Bombay Noten), promotor Circle Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, magazine article Meer Bombay Noten, magazine show ad, confirmed show
    February 05, 1977

    Golden Earring show ad Haarlem - Beijneshal February 05, 1977 unknown magazine


    Magazine article Extra Bombay noten


    Golden Earring February 05, 1977 Haarlem - Beijneshal show photo unknown photographer


    Image not yet available - to be added soon! Show photo unknown photographer


    Image not yet available - to be added soon! Show photo unknown photographer


    Haarlem Beyneshal Support acts Sweet d'Buster, Lynx, ticket FL. 12,50 presale\Venue FL. 15, promotor Tioli & Paul Coops promotions, to celebrate Robert Jan Stips birthday he and Bertus Borgers performed with Golden Earring during Just Like Vince Taylor! Promotor Circle Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, Magazine article Meer Bombay Noten, magazine show ad, show review Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, show photo's, confirmed show
    February 17, 1977 Hasselt (Belgium) - - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine January\February 1977, confirmed show
    February 18, 1977 Brussel (Belgium) - - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine January\February 1977, confirmed show
    February 25, 1977

    Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 article Earring Toerschema


    Golden Earring show ad February 25 1977 Sliedrecht - Bonkelaar


    Sliedrecht De Bonkelaar Ticket FL. 15\CJP FL. 12,50. Show time 20.hr.

    Earring-toerschema.
    Hier volgt nog het gewijzigde toerschema van onze nationale trots, de Golden Earring:
    Februari 25, De Bonkelaer, Sliedrecht
    Februari 26, Cultureel Centrum, Winterswijk
    Februari 27, idem
    Maart 12, Schouwburg, Den Bosch
    Maart 13, Schouwburg, Sittard
    Maart 18, Zaal ter groene Poorte, St. Michiels Brugge
    Maart 19, Cultureel Centrum, Maasmechelen
    Maart 25, Rainbow theatre, Londen

    Newspaper ad thanks to Michiel van Houselt - Facebook WijBonkelaar!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine January\February 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, confirmed show
    February 26, 1977

    Golden Earring show picture February 1976 Winterswijk - Cultureel Centrum


    Golden Earring show picture February 1976 Winterswijk - Cultureel Centrum


    Winterswijk - Afternoon show. During the Winterswijk shows on February 26 and 27 1977 live LP recordings were made and from the Winterswijk shows Vanilla Queen and Eight Miles High were recorded and ended up on the 1977 Live 2LP album.

    Show picture thanks to Rene Wevers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine January\February 1977, fan info, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, confirmed show
    February 27, 1977

    Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert agenda


    Winterswijk - Evening show. During the Winterswijk shows on February 26 and 27 1977 live LP recordings were made and from the Winterswijk shows Vanilla Queen and Eight Miles High were recorded and ended up on the 1977 Live 2LP album. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine January\February 1977, fan info, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, confirmed show
    March 12, 1977

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Den Bosch Casino Live lp recordings, support act Himalaya, ticket FL. 15 presale\Venue FL. 17,50 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, Earring Amerikana article Muziekkrant Oor March 9, 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, show poster photo, confirmed show
    March 13, 1977

    Image not yet available - to be added soon!


    Sittard Stadsschouwburg Live lp recordings, support act Himalaya, ticket FL. 15 presale\Venue FL. 17,50, promotor Buro Pinkpop Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazines March 1977, Earring Amerikana article Muziekkrant Oor March 9, 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, confirmed show
    March 15, 1977

    Golden Earring show announcement London - Rainbow March 25, 1977


    Londen (UK) Supersonic TV show

    Liefdadigheids concert van Golden Earring in Britse hoofdstad.

    Na een afwezigheid van meer dan drie jaar geeft de Nederpop formatie Golden Earring op 25 maart weer een concert in Engeland. Die dag treden Barry Hay en zijn maatjes op in het Londense Rainbow Theater. Het concert, waarvan de baten ten goede komen aan een leidadigheidsinstelling voor kinderen in de Britse hoofdstad, wordt in zijn geheel door Capitol Radio opgenomen en op 8 april uitgezonden. Golden Earring was op 15 maart al in Londen om op te treden in het veel bekeken televisieprogramma "Supersonic" ..... Rest of article still to be typed in!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Magazine article March 19 1977, confirmed performance
    March 16, 1977 Düsseldorf (Germany) - - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, unconfirmed show
    March 17, 1977 Frankfurt (Germany) - - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, unconfirmed show
    March 18, 1977

    Golden Earring show poster Brugge (B) March 18 1977


    November 25 2022 10inch album release: Live The Outtakes


    Golden Earring Live double album 1977

    (Sint-Michiels) Brugge (Belgium) Zaal Ter Groene Poorte Live lp recordings, support act Himalaya.

    In 2022 several songs from these Live 2LP recordings were issued for the very first time. Red Bullet Record Label info: The 1977 Live double-album by legendary Dutch rock band Golden Earring is still regarded as one of their recorded milestones. While doing research for the original master tapes which are used on the expanded and re-mastered re-issue of Live (Catalogue Info Music On Vinyl MOVLP3067) three previously unreleased tracks were unearthed from the archives.

    Recorded in Brugge on 18th March 1977 Fightin' Windmills and Eight Miles High are fascinating alternatives to the versions that ended up on the original Live album, while I Need Love has been rarely performed by the band back in the days and luckily was caught on tape on that particular night in Belgium.

    This exclusive Black Friday 2022 Record Store Day 10-inch release Live - The Outtakes also offers the edited Live album version of Radar Love. Limited to 2500 individually numbered copies on bullet blade coloured vinyl, no repress will be made. (Catalogue Info: Music On Vinyl MOV 10039)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, Earring Amerikana article Muziekkrant Oor March 9 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25 1977 concert info, show poster, confirmed show
    March 19, 1977

    Setlist info from Yvonne Wingenbach for the Maasmechelen March 19, 1977 show


    Golden Earring show poster Maasmechelen (B) March 19 1977


    Golden Earring Live double album 1977

    Maasmechelen (Belgium) Kultureel Centrum Live lp recordings, during this concert the promotors put on the venue lights which resulted in small riot: doors got kicked in, chairs were broken and police had to take action, setlist, support act Himalaya Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977 & December 1976, Earring Amerikana article Muziekkrant Oor March 9, 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, show poster, confirmed show
    March 25, 1977

    Golden Earring show announcement London - Rainbow March 25, 1977


    Golden Earring show announcement London - Rainbow March 25, 1977


    Golden Earring show review London - Rainbow March 25, 1977 Hitkrant magazine article April 15, 1977


    Golden Earring Live double album 1977

    London (UK) Rainbow Radio Capitol benefit concert, with special guest Widowmaker, Capitol radio show broadcast (broadcast date April 08, 1977) & live lp recordings (Live 2lp album release date August 2 1977), tickets 2\1,50 \1 UK pounds.

    Hitkrant magazine article: Earring Liefdadig. De Golden Earring zal op 25 maart een benefietkonsert geven in het Londense Rainbow, waarvan het Londense Capitol Radio opnamen gaat maken, die 8 april in Engeland uitgezonden zullen worden. De opbrengst van het konsert zal niet in de zakken van de Golden Earring vloeien, maar overgemaakt worden aan de stichting "Help A London Child". Een opmerkelijke geste! Ook rond die tijd zal de elpee "Contraband" in Engeland worden uitgebracht.

    Hitkrant magazine article April 15, 1977: Earring speelt Rainbow plat. Ze hebben het em weer gelapt. Onze nationale trots de Golden Earring vloog onlangs naar Londen om voor een praktisch uitverkocht Rainbow Theater te bewijzen dat ze nog steeds tot de beste live-groepen ter wereld behoren. Met twee speciale prive-vliegtuigjes zijn George, Barry, Cesar, Rinus en Eelco en een aantal vaste vriendinnen naar Londen gevlogen om voor een dol enthousiast publiek hun complete set af te draaien. Het Engelse publiek, dat de Earring al twee jaar niet in haar midden had gehad, was duidelijk erg onder de indruk van het Hollandse geweld. Capitol radio heeft alles opgenomen en inmiddels op Goede Vrijdag uitgezonden. Naar het schijnt heeft de BBC het ook overgenomen, zodat Engeland weer weet waar de Earring staat. Verder zijn ze druk doende met de voorbereidingen van een dubbele live-elpee, waarvan de opnamen gemaakt zijn gedurende de recente Nederlandse toernee. Over twee maanden moet ie klaar zijn. Verder zal de groep zich toeleggen op het spelen op festivals in binnen- en buitenland.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine March 1977, show ticket scan, Contraband ad UK magazine Melody maker March 19 1977\Sounds magazine Contraband ad March 12 1977\Hitkrant magazine article April 15 1977, show review Golden Earring fanclub magazine April\May 1977, Hitkrant magazine February 25, 1977 concert info, show ticket scan, confirmed show
    April 18, 1977

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    Scheveningen Hans en Grietje Discotheque Cesar Zuiderwijl in session with Shell Schellekens and Niko Cristiaansen performing on Golden Earring Audio equipment.

    Photo thanks to Marjolijn van der Harst!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, confirmed performance
    April 30, 1977

    1977 Hitkrant magazine article: Earring-plaat


    Barneveld Feesttent Don't Stop The Show performed for the first time live, support acts Match, Alquin Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info reported feesttent, show first announced at Concertgebouw, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1976, confirmed show
    May 06, 1977

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    Würzburg (Germany) Mainlandhalle Support act Red Baron Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, tour date German Sounds magazine 05-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    May 13, 1977

    1977-05-13 Golden Earring show announcement for May 13 1977 Gouda - Kunstmin


    1977-05-13 Golden Earring show ticket#0145 May 13 1977 Gouda - Kunstmin


    Gouda Kunstmin Support act Sweet d'Buster, ticket FL. 15 presale\Venue FL. 17,50, promotor Jongeren societeit Over de brug. Show in celebration of 12,5 year existance of the youthclub Over de brug.

    Ticket photo thanks to Ted van Vliet!

    newspaper annoucement photo thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper show announcement, ticket photo, confirmed show
    May 30, 1977

    Poster Pinkpop festival 1977 May 30, 1977


    Pinkpop 1977 festival concert ticket#986, May 30, 1977


    Golden Earring at Pinkpop 1977 festival May 30, 1977


    Golden Earring sologuitarist Eelco Gelling at Pinkpop 1977 festival May 30, 1977


    Geleen Pinkpop festival Second time on this festival, I Need Love performed live, rarely performed at that time, with Eelco Gelling, I Need Love track only released in USA on Mad Love lp, poster, with Kinks, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and other bands, ticket FL. 15\Venue FL. 20, attendance: 45.000 visitors, promotor Buro Pinkpop, radio broadcast from this festival on June 22, 1977 on Hilversum 3 KRO radio Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Pinkpop site, festival poster, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April\May 1977, newspaper article, show photo's, confirmed show
    June 10, 1977
    Zoeterwoude Hal Kokbeheer With unknown support act, ticket FL. 15, promotor Wim Bosman Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, magazine ad, fan info, Golden Earring fanclub magazine April\May 1977, confirmed show
    June 19, 1977
    Holterhoek Open Air With unknown support act.
    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Hitkrant magazine 24 (June 16, 1977) Agenda, confirmed show
    July 02, 1977
    Mechelen Feesthal Feestweek harmonie Sint Cecilia Mechelen, show announced in fanzine June 1977 page 3 as Maasmechelen (Belgium) which show actually took place March 19, 1977! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, newspaper article scan Limburgs Dagblad June 18, 1977, Golden Earring fanclub magazine June 1977, confirmed show
    August 03, 1977
    Helden-Panningen Feesttent Support act Himalaya Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine July 1977, confirmed show
    August 06, 1977

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    Sneek Veemarkthal Promotor Wim Bosman Productions Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine July 1977, concert agenda scan, fan info, confirmed show
    August 07, 1977

    Newspaper article reporting Golden Earring August 07, 1977 Amsterdam - Vondelpark show cancelled due to safety reasons.


    Newspaper article reporting Golden Earring August 07, 1977 Amsterdam - Vondelpark show cancelled due to safety reasons.


    Amsterdam Vondelpark Free afternoon concert, the event was cancelled by Amsterdam Mayor Polak due to too many expected visitors (over 3000, exceeding the maximum capacity and causing serious safety problems). Hitkrant magazine 32 (August 1977) article "Konsert Golden Earring afgelast" gave more information about this cancelled event.

    Also two newspaper articles reported about this cancelled event. These articles were scanned and provided by Gery Van den Berg - Hoetmer! The text for the articles was typed in by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    GRATIS CONCERT GOLDEN EARRING GAAT NIET DOOR. Van onze kunstredactie AMSTERDAM - Het gratis concert dat de popgroep Golden Earring zondagmiddag in het Amsterdamse Vondelpark zou geven gaat niet door. Burgemeester Polak heeft hiertoe besloten omdat er veel meer publiek verwacht wordt dan de drieduizend man waarvoor plaats is. Hij heeft de organisatie beloofd binnen twee weken een ruimte in Amsterdam toe te wijzen waarin het concert alsnog gegeven kan worden.

    Concert 'Earring' gaat niet door. Amsterdam - In verband met de te verwachten zeer grote belangstelling voor het Golden Earring concert in het Vondelpark te Amsterdam zondagmiddag heeft de groep besloten, in overleg met de gemeente Amsterdam, dit concert niet te laten plaatsvinden. De capaciteit van het Vondelpark is te gering (plus minus 3000). De burgemeester van Amsterdam, de heer Polak, heeft persoonlijk toegezegd al het mogelijke te zullen doen om dit free concert van Golden Earring zo spoedig mogelijk (binnen enkele weken) op een daarvoor meer geschikte locatie, ter beschikking gesteld door de gemeente Amsterdam, te kunnen doen plaatsvinden.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, newspaper articles, Hitkrant magazine 32 article Konsert Golden Earring afgelast, confirmed date - no show
    August 26, 1977

    Reading festival 1977 weekend ticket Golden Earring performed August 27, 1977


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    Reading (UK) Reading festival Festival poster mentioned August 26 1977

    Fan reported Golden Earring performed as headliner on August 26 1977 due to the fact Uriah Heep pulling out as a headliner. Reviews mentioned about this festival 25.000 visitors attending, very bad weather circumstances and a muddy field visitors stood on.

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, festival program, ticket scan, confirmed show
    August 28, 1977
    Zwolle IJsselhal TV recordings for AVRO TopPop special, broadcasted on September 27, 1977 Nederland 2. Contraband tour. Magazine info stated this concert was recorded to make up for the cancelled (free concert) event at Amsterdam - Vondelpark. This way fans still could see a free concert of the band. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show review by Fred van Bruchem in Golden Earring fanclub magazine August\September 1977, confirmed show
    September 02, 1977

    Golden Earring show review September 02 1977 Rheinpark Festival Fachblatt Musik Magazin October 1977 issue


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    Cologne\Keulen\Koln (Germany) Rockmeeting Open Air Festival Rheinpark With Colloseum, Karthago, Hoelderlin, D'accord. PA-problems. Source: Musiker magazine (Germany) October 1977.

    Rheinpark Festival. Am 2. September fand in Köln im Rheinpark ein Benefizfestival für Behinderte statt. Die Konzertagentur Heuser & Klinkhammer wollte damit versuchen, eine Alternative zu den herkömmlichen Konzerten mit den Riesenprofiten für die Veranstalter zu bieten. Trotz der niedrigen Eintrittspreise, schönem Wetter und Gruppen wie Golden Earring, Colosseum II und Karthago kamen "nur" 2.500 zahlende Zuschauer, so dass die Agentur noch Geld drauflegen musste. Allerdings hatte die Agentur auf Rocker vom bekannten Schlage verzichtet und nur Schüler und Studenten als Ordner eingesetzt; diese wurden allerdings nicht so recht fertig mit der ihnen gestellten Aufgabe, was leider zur Folge hatte, dass etwa 2.000 Fans ohne zu zahlen Eintritt bekamen. Wäre der finanzielle Misserfolg nicht gewesen, so hätte man sagen können: Das war eines der angenehmsten und aufrich-tigsten Festivals seit langem. Ein Interview mit Jon Hiseman war übrigens auch drin, was im nächsten FACHBLATT zu lesen sein wird.

    Fachblatt Musik Magazin article scan thanks to Ruud Mols! He also typed in the text for me!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, show poster, Musiker magazine (Germany) October 1977, Fachblatt Musik Magazin article, confirmed show
    September 03, 1977

    1977-09-03 Golden Earring ticket#16427 September 03 1977 Scheessel - First Rider Open Air Festival


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    Scheessel (Germany) Speedway stadion Eichenring First Rider Open Air Festival Ticket DM 33, with Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers, Vandergraaff generator Colloseum II, Camel. Many groups on the bill but never performed due to failing organisation, riots one hour after Golden Earring closed the concert due to many not playing bands ending up in burning down the festival stage!

    Visitor information: Golden Earring were the last gig in the night, and, towards the end people called "Hey, the Angels have left, come on, we can freely enter the stage now." So we went on stage, standing bumptiously round the band in a semi-circle, and they went for their encore: Radar Love, what else. Then the band quickly left and we people also left the stage heading back into the crowd to party some more. Soon afterwards the stage went up in flames. What a night! And what a pity the festival didn't run as scheduled over the whole weekeend and with all those announced top acts, remember for example Steppenwolf?

    Am 3.und 4.September 1977 geriet Scheeβel mit dem First Rider Open Air Festival in die bundesweiten Schlagzeilen. Mit einem Schaden in Millionenhöhe nach Bühnenbrand, Plünderungen und Schlägereien wurde das Rider Festival zum heiβesten Wochenende des Jahres, zum Fiasko. Was waren die Ursachen? Veranstalter Jürgen Wigginghaus war organisatorisch hoffnungslos überfordert. Die Werbekampagne setzte bereits massiv ein, bevor angefragte Bands zugesagt hatten. Bands, die zugesagt hatten, erschienen nicht. Bands, die Wind von der Desorganisation bekamen, verlangten groβe Teile ihrer Gage im Voraus. Hinsichtlich der Preise für die Bühnenanlage und den Sicherheits- und Ordnungsdienst hatte man sich verkalkuliert. Scheeβel 1977 - was davon blieb Das Gerücht über ein Scheitern des Festivals machte die Runde. Der Gerichtsvollzieher war bereits auf dem Platz, Wigginghaus erwog eine Absage und der Gemeinderat berief eine Krisensitzung ein. Am Samstagnachmittag stellten die noch nicht bezahlten Ordnungskräfte ihre Arbeit ein. Mehrere Tausend Besucher kamen so, ohne zu bezahlen, auf den Eichenring. Wigginghaus setzte sich ab. Trotzdem machten zunächst Colosseum und Golden Earring auf der Bühne Dampf, länger als ihre Auftritte verabredet waren. Als dann aber keine Bands mehr da waren und begonnen wurde, die Büähnenanlage abzubauen, brach der Sturm los. Flaschen flogen auf die Bühne Die Bühne geriet in Brand. Die anrückende Feuerwehr wurde nicht zum Brand durchgelassen. Am nächsten Morgen wurden Getränkecontainer und Verkaufsstände geplündert. Gemeindedirektor Hellwig erklärte der Kreiszeitung: ,"So lange ich Gemeindedirektor bin, wird's kein Festival mehr in Scheeβel geben. Es sei denn ein arabischer Ölscheich ist der Veranstalter." Hellwig hat Wort gehalten: Das für 1992 geplante Festival wurde abgesagt, und der Start des Hurricane 1997 fiel nicht mehr in seine Amtszeit. Anfang September 1977 entstand beim "First Rider Open Air" ein Schaden in Millionenhöhe, als der Veranstalter die Bands nicht bezahlen konnte bzw. sich mit der Kasse aus dem Staub gemacht hatte. Ein Teil der angekündigten Bands kam gar nicht erst nach Scheeβel. Die wütenden Musikfans und die um ihren Lohn geprellten Ordner randalierten auf dem Festivalgelände, brannten die Bühne nieder, plünderten die Container und randalierten auch teilweise in dem Ort Scheeβel. Das Festival begann bei gutem Wetter mit Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers aus Holland und endete mit "Radar Love" von "Golden Earring" bevor es anfing zu brennen. Aufgetreten sind u. a. neben den vorgenannten Bands "Van der Graft Generator" und "Collosseum". Angekündigt war u. a. Ray Manzarek, der Pianist der Doors. Insgesamt gab es durch diese Ereignisse einige Verletzte und einen hohen Sachschaden. Seinerzeit gab es nur eine Bühne innerhalb des Eichenrings. Darauf hin fanden die Rock-Festivals in Scheeβel ein vorläufiges Ende. Zeitungsbericht: Chaos im Eichenring-Stadion: 20.000 Besucher fühlten sich betrogen.] Eine Neuauflage sollte das First-Rider-Open-Air am Samstag und Sonntag 3. und 4. September 1977 bringen. Rider präsentiert "das heiβeste Wochenende des Jahres", lautete die Vorankündigung, die später eine ganz andere Bedeutung bekommen sollte. Angekündigt wurden Rory Gallagher, Golden Earring, Quicksilver, The Sensational Alex Harvay Band und Barclay James Harvest sowie Nite City (featuring Ray Manzanarek, ehemals The Doors). Als Special Event auf dem Eichenring wurde zudem "Laser Media", die gröβte Laser-Light-Show der Welt angekündigt. Doch alles verlief anders, als in Scheeβel erhofft. Heinz Harmsen, Pressebetreuer vom MSC Eichenring, erinnert sich, dass "die Bands schon auf der Anreise im Radio von Gerüchten hörten, der Veranstalter könne nicht zahlen. Die sind dann zum Teil gar nicht hingefahren zum Stadion, was wiederum die Fans registrierten". Dass "das Ding kippt", hatte Harmsen schon eine ganze Weile im Gespür. Sonntagmorgen um vier klingelte dann sein Telefon, bestätigte die Annahme und hielt noch schlimmere Nachrichten bereit. Hans-Günther Meyer vom MSC berichtete aufgeregt, dass die Bühne brenne und jetzt der Sprecherturm des Vereins geschützt werden müsse. Harmsen machte sich auf den Weg und setzte sich mit Vereinskollegen vor den Turm. Und in der Tat stand die Bühne in Flammen, Harmsen sah, "wie ganze Bierladungen gekapert wurden". Er stellte fest, dass die Konzertbesucher zumindest die MSC-Vertreter und ihren Turm in Ruhe lieβen. "Die waren wütend auf den Veranstalter." Was Harmsen noch in Erinnerung hat, als wär's gestern gewesen: "Zwei Frauen aus Scheeβel hatten einen Verkaufsstand auf dem Gelände. Die haben mitten im Getobe weiter Obst verkauft." Das Programm soll am Samstag um 14 Uhr beginnen. Nach einer Dreiviertelstunde Wartezeit schallt das erste Pfeifkonzert der 20.000 Fans im Stadion. Veranstalter Jürgen Wigginghaus weilt zu diesem Zeitpunkt nach Information des Musikmagazins Joker noch im Scheeβeler Hotel Köster und gibt telefonisch die Absage der Bands Byrds, Nektar, Quicksilver, Nite City, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Fairport Convention, Iron Butterfly und The Damned durch. Vom Veranstalter-Team habe sich jedoch niemand bereiterklärt, all das dem Publikum mitzuteilen. The Long Tall Ernie eröffnen das Festival und die Verwirrung des Publikums über die weitere Programm-Abfolge bleibt ungeklärt. Während später am Nachmittag Peter Hammill und Co. spielen, erhält das Festival, so Joker, den entscheidenden Todesstoβ: Webendörfer, der Leiter eines Hamburger Ordnungsdienstes, taucht in Begleitung eines Polizeibeamten und eines Gerichtvollziehers auf, der einen dringlichen Arrestbefehl in Höhe von 115.000 Mark präsentiert. Der bleiche und immer undeutlicher sprechende Wigginghaus muss passen. Überdies verlangt der Manager der Gruppe Collosseum innerhalb der nächsten zehn Minuten die zweite Hälfte der Gage in Höhe von 5.000 Mark. Andernfalls werde die Band wieder abreisen. Gläubiger Webendörfer bleibt hart und dem Arm des Gesetzes nichts anderes übrig als unter wachsendem Polizeischutzes voll in die Tageskasse zu langen. Das Geld ist daraufhin "alle". Inzwischen werden, so berichtet das Musikmagazin weiter, auch die als Ordner engagierten Rocker aus Essen und Hamburg ungemütlich: "He Alter, jetzt die Kohle her! Oder wir binden euch an der Bühne fest und lassen alles hochgehen." Was folgt, sind Bier- und Limokästen, die gegen Wohnwagen krachen. Wigginghaus und seine Freundin werden in einem Caravan gefangen gehalten. Das Rote Kreuz holt die in Tränen aufgelöste Frau heraus, Wigginghaus fährt unbehelligt als Betreuer mit und wird nicht mehr gesehen. Schlieβlich treten nur noch Bands auf, die ihre volle Gage schon erhalten haben.

    Golden Earring soll sogar noch ein hervorragender Auftritt gelungen sein, bevor sich die Band gegen ein Uhr nachts eilig von der Bühne verabschiedet. Als sich kein weiterer Musiker mehr blicken lässt, wird gegen zwei Uhr das Lichtmischpult weggeschleppt. Daraufhin stürmen Unbekannte die Bühne und kippen die Boxen herunter. Aus den Trümmern müssen dann die ersten Flammen geschlagen sein. Nachdem die Fans die Absperrungen beseitigt haben, klettern sie selbst auf die Bühne. Was nicht niet- und nagelfest ist, verschwindet, der Rest wird zertrümmert. Schlieβlich erklimmen wagemutige das Dach und zünden auch dies an. Verstärker- und Lichtanlagen sowie Musikinstrumente im Gesamtwert von mindestens 900.000 Mark verkohlen im lodernden Feuer. Die 166 Mann starke Schutzpolizei sieht angesichts der Übermacht tatenlos zu. Als die Freiwillige Feuerwehr Scheeβel anrückt, wird sie mit einem Steinhagel empfangen. Die wütende Menge zerschneidet Schläuche, die Scheiben eines Löschfahrzeugs gehen zu Bruch. Vor der Bühne kommt es zu Schlägereien. Etwa 20 Verletzte will Gemeindebrandmeister Peters gezählt haben. Sieben Wohnwagen werden ins Feuer geschoben und brennen lichterloh. 13 Verkaufswagen werden geplündert, die Türen eingetreten, Lampen aus ihren Fassungen gerissen. Eine Pommesbude geht in Flammen auf.

    Polizei und Kripo nehmen 18 Randalierer wegen Körperverletzung, Widerstand gegen die Staatsgewalt und Diebstahl fest. Gegen vier wird Haftbefehl erlassen, zwei werden der US-Militärpolizei in Bremerhaven übergeben. "Der nächste Morgen bot ein Bild der Verwüstung", schreibt das "Fachblatt". Helmut Hellwig stellt hinterher fest: "Solange ich Gemeindedirektor bin, wird's kein Festival mehr in Scheeβel geben." Veranstalter Wigginghaus gibt den groβen Konzertagenturen die Schuld: "Die haben mich kaputtgemacht." Newspaper review of the Scheessel Germany 1977 festival disaster

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Musiker magazine (DL) October 1977, ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 12, 1977

    Golden Earring Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977


    München\Munich (Germany) Circus Krone At first I thought this show was performed on September 19 1977 as this date is mentioned on the Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977. Later on I found on Ebay part of a poster photo with date September 12 1976! That 1976 date is also a München\Munich (Germany) show! Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed date no show
    September 15, 1977

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    Mönchengladbach (Germany) Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle Ticket DM. 9,50.

    Ticket scan thanks to Klaus Henn!

    Show poster photo thanks to Aart van Grootheest!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket scan, show poster photo, confirmed show
    September 16, 1977

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    Würzburg (Germany) Huttensäle Special guest John Kirkbride, show poster pic Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, flyer internet, show poster photo, confirmed show
    September 17, 1977
    Alsfeld (Germany) Stadthalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, 1977, confirmed show
    September 18, 1977 Göppingen-Uhingen (Germany) Haldenberghalle Fan info by e-mail: Hi Casper, I was looking for an old concert date from Golden Earring and I found your superb homepage. But I have a small correction. I saw the concert show on 18.09.1977. Sadly I had no concert ticket from the show. But the show was in Uhingen in the Haldenberghalle. Uhingen is a small town in Southern Germany near Göppingen. Hope this helps you to correct the information. Regards, Thomas Martin. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 19, 1977

    Golden Earring show poster München - Circus Krone September 12 1976


    München (Germany) Circus Krone

    Email info Ulf Jensen (Germany): There was some confusion about this date. This photo of the ticket proves the correct date. In your list is also the date 12.09.77 that's where the confusion comes from, this is a 1976 date!

    Ticket scan thanks to Ulf Jensen (Germany)!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 20, 1977 Mannheim (Germany) Rosengarten - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 22, 1977

    Golden Earring show ticket September 22, 1977 Appenweier (Germany)


    Appenweier (Germany) Schwarzwaldhalle Special guest John Kirkbride, ticket DM 12,50/DM 14 venue Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, ticket scan internet, confirmed show
    September 23, 1977

    Golden Earring show ticket September 23, 1977 Zürich (Switzerland)


    Zürich (Switzerland\Schweiz\Suisse) Volkshaus With unknown support act, Ticket SW.Fr 22, Promotor Preconcert Production.

    Show ticket scan found online and thanks top Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, ticket scan, announcement Die Tat newspaper September 23 1977, confirmed show
    September 24, 1977 Feldkirch (Österreich) Stadthalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 25, 1977 Singen (Germany) Scheffelhalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 27, 1977 Kassel (Germany) Kurhessenhalle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    September 29, 1977

    Golden Earring show ticket#689 Berlin - Taverne am Lützowplatz


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    Berlijn/Berlin (Germany) Taverne am Lützowplatz Special guest John Kirkbridge, ticket DM 12,50 presale/DM 15 venue, promotor Otfried Laur Veranstaltungsmanagement.

    Ticket scan thanks to RockinBerlin website!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, promo ad internet, show poster photo, ticket scan, confirmed show
    September 30, 1977 Cloppenburg (Germany) Münsterland This show is listed in the Live 2LP ad with tour dates in German Sounds magazine 09-1977 but seems not to have been performed due to a online found show poster for Bremen - Stadthalle show on the same date. I assume that the show listed on a poster have been performed instead of the earlier published show in a magazine overview. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed date - no show
    September 30, 1977

    Golden Earring show poster October 30 1977 Bremen - Stadthalle II


    Golden Earring show info October 30 1977 Bremen - Stadthalle II


    Bremen (Germany) Stadthalle II Special guest John Kirkbridge, ticket DM 13/DM 15 venue. Show poster indicates this show was performed on September 30 1977 contrary to the listed show date Cloppenburg (Germany) Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977.

    Show poster found on the internet by and thanks to Aart van Grootheest!

    Small how info overview found on the internet by and thanks to Ruud Mols! Info seems to have been copied and pasted together several times (same info)

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show poster photo, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    October 01, 1977 Hamburg (Germany) Olympia - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    October 02, 1977 Cuxhaven (Germany) Hermann-Allmaes Halle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    October 04, 1977 Aken/Aachen (Germany) Euro Kress Halle - Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Live 2LP ad with tour dates German Sounds magazine 09-1977, fan info, confirmed show
    October 05, 1977

    Golden Earring show poster October 05 1977 Stolberg - Stadthalle


    Stolberg (Germany) Stadthalle Show review for this show by Rogate Savelkoul in Golden Earring fanclub magazine October 1977 (Page 3-5)

    Poster found on Ebay auction thanks to Werner Siffre!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, show review Golden Earring fanclub magazine October 1977, confirmed show
    October 15, 1977

    Golden Earring show ticket October 15, 1977


    Golden Earring show photo October 15, 1977


    Zaanstad De Speeldoos Ticket FL. 15, attendance: 800 visitors.

    Newspaper show review October 1977: GOLDEN EARRING GOED VOOR GOLF VAN ENTHOUSIASME. Zaandam. - Zaterdagavond 8 uur. Opvallend weinig auto's bij De Speeldoos. De meeste schouwburgbezoekers zijn duidelijk beneden de achttien, sommigen wellicht ook beneden de tien. Bier uit plastic bekertjes. Alleen in het amphitheater en op het balkon zitten mensen. Een brandweerman vraagt twee wat oudere bezoekers zich met hun stoel uit het gangpad te verwijderen. "Straks mag u daar op de grond zitten", zegt hij wijzend op de nu nog lege zaalruimte voor het podium. Het is duidelijk. Hier gaat een popconcert plaatsvinden. De staf van De Speeldoos heeft zich veel moeite getroost de zaak in de "juiste sfeer" te krijgen. Ja, en wat voor een popconcert. De Golden Earring in Zaandam! Dat ons dat hier mocht overkomen. Een groep die zich normaliter alleen nog maar verwaardigt in een omgeving als de Rotterdamse Ahoy op te treden. Als we George Baker even buiten beschouwing laten kunnen we met een gerust hart stellen dat de Earring Neerlands meest populaire popgroep is. Een groep die ook erg haar best doet internationaal wat te betekenen. Laat ik maar direct met de deur in huis vallen. De groep bewees waarom ze hier zo populair is, maar maakte tevens duidelijk waarom ze internationaal gezien een "B"-groep blijft. Individuele klasse is er genoeg maar aan het geheel ontbreekt iets. Misschien dat ik me daarom ook zo vreselijk heb staan ergeren aan de door veel jonge meisjes geadoreerde zanger Barry Hay.

    Hossen. Die vogel (ook ik blijf in de "juiste sfeer") komt op met een air alsof ie Onze Lieve Heer zelf is en alsof de Earring echt het beste is wat je als aankomend popliefhebber kan overkomen. Trouwens, wat de hele groep betreft kon ik me zeker in het begin niet aan de indruk onttrekken dat dit optreden "in de polder" louter op routine kon worden afgewerkt. Het publiek had er geen hinder van. Pakweg driehonderd enthousiastelingen maakten zich los van hun stoel, toen er nog maar een glimp van de heren te zien was. En vanaf het beginakkoord tot en met de laatste toon hebben ze voor het podium staan hossen. De rest zat echter vastgeplakt en wel zo stevig dat ook het "Kom tot mij"-gebaar van Barry Hay daar niets aan veranderde. Pas later, toen het ook naar mijn smaak wat begon te worden met een nummer als She Flies On Strange Wings, pas toen kwam men aarzelend overeind. En zeker toen de driehonderd enthousiastelingen als toegift Radar Love afdwongen, gevolgd door het eveneens erg swingende Just Like Vince Taylor. Nogmaals, naar Nederlandse maatstaven is de Earring echt wel een topper. Een Eelco Gelling is zelfs van wereldklasse, evenals een George Kooymans. Echt allen al vakmensen. Ook de visuele grappen met vlammen, rook, ballonnen en vooral niet te vergeten de spiegels achter de groep, deden het erg leuk. Maar als ze dan een nummer als Eight Miles High spelen, denk ik toch: dat deden de Byrds zelf tien jaar geleden een stuk beter. P.S. Er was ook een voorprogramma. De naam van de groep is me ontschoten en dat is maar goed ook. Alleen van de slechte vocalen, werd ik vannacht nog gillend wakker. JAN GROENEWOLD.

    Ticket, show photo and newspaper review by and thanks to Berry Albers!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, fan info, ticket, show photo, newspaper articles, confirmed show
    October 28, 1977 Scheveningen Gevangenis De Sprang Private show at prison Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine December 1977, confirmed show
    October, 1977 - - Veronica magazine 41 October 08, 1977 mentioned the band planned another UK tour. History learned this tour took never place. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Veronica magazine 41 October 08, 1977, confirmed date - no show


    Burnt down Scheessel festival stage


    Seventh USA Tour City Venue Info Source\Status
    Nov. 1977 - Feb. 1978 Various cities Several shows Eelco Gelling on guitar Mad Love and Live 2lp album promotion
    November 15, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    - - Hitkrant magazine 42 October 20, 1977 mentioned the planned October 1977 UK tour was cancelled at the last minute due to unknown reasons and the band planned to leave Holland for another USA tour on November 15, 1977 to perform with Ted Nugent and Aerosmith. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Hitkrant magazine 42 October 20, 1977, confirmed date - no show
    November 16, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Davenport, Iowa RKO Theatre Golden Earring special guest with Rex for headliner Nazareth Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    November 17, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Riverside Theatre Golden Earring special guest with Rex for headliner Nazareth, tickets US$ 7,50. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    November 18, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Waterloo, Iowa McElroy Auditorium Golden Earring and Rex special guests for headliner Nazareth, tickets US$ 6,50 advance\Venue US$ 7,50, Promotor Fox Promotions.

    Show review in Waterloo Courier Newspaper November 20 1977: European rock exciting.

    Scans thanks to Bart van Alphen!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    November 19, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Juliet, Illinois Rialdo Theatre Golden Earring headliner with special guest Holy Smoke Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, confirmed show
    November 20, 1977

    Nazareth with Golden Earring show ticket#CD11 November 20, 1977 Flint, Michigan (USA) - Armadillo World Headquarters


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Flint, Michigan The Industrial Mutual Association Auditorium (IMA) Golden Earring special guest for headliner Nazareth (Tour/Album Supported: Expect No Mercy), ticket Us$ 6.50, US$ 7.50, attendance 5200 (sold out)

    Ticket scan found on internet by and thanks to Ruud Mols!

    Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 276, ticket scan, confirmed show
    November 23, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Kansas City, Missouri Memorial Hall Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Legs Diamond Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    November 25, 1977

    Golden Earring backstage pass November 25, 1977 Tulsa - Fairground Pavillion


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Tulsa, Oklahoma Fairground Pavillion Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Legs Diamond, promotor Little Wing Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, backstage pass scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    November 26, 1977

    Golden Earring show ticket#1261 November 26, 1977 Austin, Texas (USA) - Armadillo World Headquarters


    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Austin, Texas Armadillo World Headquarters Golden Earring headliner with special guest Too Smooth, advance ticket US$4 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, ticket scan, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    November 27, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Houston, Texas The Music Hall Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Legs Diamond, ticket US$3 Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, Ticketmaster Deposit cheque picture, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    December 01, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Opera House Auditorium Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Law. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    December 02, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Legs Diamond. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    December 03, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Legs Diamond. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    December 04, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Windsor, Ontario (Canada) Coliseum Golden Earring headliner with special guests Rex, Missouri, Legs Diamond. Sources: Casper's Golden Earring Research, Golden Earring fanclub magazine November 1977, book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom page 277, confirmed show
    December 06, 1977

    Show mentioned in book Golden Earring de Amerikaanse droom


    Columbus, Ohio Fairground Colisseum Golden Earrin