George Harrison–Ravi Shankar 1974 North American Tour

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George Harrison–Ravi Shankar 1974 North American Tour
Harrison Shankar 1974 tour programme.jpg
Tour programme
Tour by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar
Location United States, Canada
Start date 2 November 1974
End date 20 December 1974
Legs 1
Shows 45
George Harrison tour chronology
George Harrison–Ravi Shankar 1974 North American Tour George Harrison–Eric Clapton 1991 Japanese Tour
Ravi Shankar tour chronology
Music Festival from India (1974) George Harrison–Ravi Shankar 1974 North American Tour

The George Harrison–Ravi Shankar 1974 North American Tour was a 45-show[1] concert tour of the United States and Canada undertaken by English musician George Harrison and Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar in November and December of 1974.[2][3] It is often referred to as the Dark Horse Tour,[4][5] since it served as a launch for Harrison's record label Dark Horse Records, to which Shankar was one of the original signings,[6][7] and Harrison's concurrent single was the song "Dark Horse".[8] The release of Harrison's delayed album of the same name followed towards the end of the tour.[9][10] The shows featured guest spots by Harrison's band members Billy Preston and Tom Scott.[11][12]

Tour dates[edit]

The tour itinerary was as follows:[13]

Date City Country Venue
2 November 1974 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
4 November 1974 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum
6 November 1974 San Francisco, California Cow Palace
7 November 1974
8 November 1974
2 shows
Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
10 November 1974 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
11 November 1974 Los Angeles, California The Forum
12 November 1974
2 shows
14 November 1974 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Community Center
16 November 1974 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
18 November 1974
2 shows
Denver, Colorado Denver Coliseum
20 November 1974 St Louis, Missouri The Arena
21 November 1974 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Assembly Center
22 November 1974
2 shows
Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Convention Center
24 November 1974 Houston, Texas Hofheinz Pavilion
26 November 1974 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LSU Assembly Center
27 November 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
28 November 1974
2 shows
Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
30 November 1974
2 shows
Chicago, Illinois Chicago Stadium
4 December 1974
2 shows
Detroit, Michigan Olympia Stadium
6 December 1974
2 shows
Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
8 December 1974
2 shows
Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
10 December 1974
2 shows
Boston, Massachusetts United States Boston Garden
11 December 1974 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
13 December 1974
2 shows
Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
15 December 1974
2 shows
Uniondale, Long Island Nassau Coliseum
16 December 1974 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
17 December 1974
2 shows
19 December 1974 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
20 December 1974
2 shows

Setlist[edit]

The setlist for the shows was taken from the following songs (the name of each selection's main performer appears in parenthesis):[14]

Tour personnel[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Madinger & Easter, p. 446.
  2. ^ Lavezzoli, pp. 195–96.
  3. ^ Leng, p. 148.
  4. ^ Rodriguez, p. 58.
  5. ^ The Editors of Rolling Stone, p. 44.
  6. ^ Clayson, pp. 345–46.
  7. ^ Leng, pp. 138, 147–48.
  8. ^ Spizer, p. 259.
  9. ^ Madinger & Easter, p. 443.
  10. ^ Spizer, p. 263.
  11. ^ Schaffner, pp. 176, 177.
  12. ^ Leng, p. 172.
  13. ^ Badman, pp. 137–38.
  14. ^ Madinger & Easter, p. 447.

Sources[edit]

  • Keith Badman, The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After the Break-Up 1970–2001, Omnibus Press (London, 2001; ISBN 0-7119-8307-0).
  • Alan Clayson, George Harrison, Sanctuary (London, 2003; ISBN 1-86074-489-3).
  • The Editors of Rolling Stone, Harrison, Rolling Stone Press/Simon & Schuster (New York, NY, 2002; ISBN 0-7432-3581-9).
  • Peter Lavezzoli, The Dawn of Indian Music in the West, Continuum (New York, NY, 2006; ISBN 0-8264-2819-3).
  • Simon Leng, While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison, Hal Leonard (Milwaukee, WI, 2006; ISBN 1-4234-0609-5).
  • Chip Madinger & Mark Easter, Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium, 44.1 Productions (Chesterfield, MO, 2000; ISBN 0-615-11724-4).
  • Robert Rodriguez, Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970–1980, Backbeat Books (Milwaukee, WI, 2010; ISBN 978-1-4165-9093-4).
  • Nicholas Schaffner, The Beatles Forever, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY, 1978; ISBN 0-07-055087-5).
  • Bruce Spizer, The Beatles Solo on Apple Records, 498 Productions (New Orleans, LA, 2005; ISBN 0-9662649-5-9).

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