The Who Tour 1966

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The Who Tour 1966
Tour by The Who
Associated album "My Generation"
Start date 1 January 1966
End date 31 December 1966
Legs 7
Shows 216 (approximately)
The Who concert chronology
The Who Tour 1965
(1965)
The Who Tour 1966
(1966)
The Who Tour 1967
(1967)

The Who Tour 1966 was a series of performances and tours by The Who, supporting releases such as My Generation (album and single), "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", and A Quick One.

History[edit]

The band played nearly non-stop in 1966, mostly shows in the United Kingdom with several short trips to European countries like Sweden and Germany mixed in. Performances during the early part of the year included material from the My Generation album (released in late 1965) and numerous cover songs; March saw the release of "Substitute", which would become one of the most performed songs in the Who canon, and "I'm a Boy" (released in August) would also remain in their act for several years. Later 1966 shows would feature material from the A Quick One album, as well as the single "Happy Jack".

Instrument destruction at the conclusion of "My Generation" remained an integral part of the group's stage show and would well into 1968. Meanwhile, the band suffered through some inner turmoil, with both Roger Daltrey and Keith Moon briefly quitting at different times during the month of May.

Highlights of 1966 included the May NME Poll Winners' Concert, where the band played "Substitute" and "My Generation". Their last performance of the year was a New Year's Eve show entitled "Psychedelicamania" at The Roundhouse in London, sharing the bill with The Move and Pink Floyd.

Band members[edit]

Typical set lists[edit]

January–May: UK and France[edit]

Aside from three days in France, the first half of the year was spent performing entirely in the United Kingdom. Staples in the act included "My Generation", "Heat Wave", and "Dancing in the Street", while "Substitute", "Barbara Ann" (sung by Keith Moon and based on the Beach Boys version), and the Everly Brothers' "A Man With Money" were also regularly featured in band's shows, along with versions of "Daddy Rolling Stone" that included some of Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)".

Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows:

  1. "Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  2. "Runaround Sue" (Dion DiMucci, Ernie Maresca)
  3. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter)
  4. "I Can't Explain" (Pete Townshend)
  5. "Substitute" (Pete Townshend)
  6. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert)
  7. "A Man With Money" (Don Everly, Phil Everly)
  8. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)/"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby)
  9. "My Generation" (Pete Townshend)

June–October: Scandinavia and UK[edit]

A flyer listing the concert of 21 July

Shows during this period featured much of the same material as earlier in the year, with the notable addition of the group's new single, "I'm a Boy", and early performances of "So Sad About Us", which would appear on their second LP, A Quick One. Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows (all written by Pete Townshend unless otherwise specified):

  1. "Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  2. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter)
  3. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert)
  4. "I Can't Explain"
  5. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey)
  6. "Daddy Rolling Stone" (Otis Blackwell)/"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby)
  7. "So Sad About Us"
  8. "Substitute"
  9. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey, Lena Arant)
  10. "Baby Don't You Do It" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  11. "A Legal Matter"
  12. "I'm a Boy"
  13. "My Generation"

October–December: Europe and UK[edit]

Performances at this stage of the year included more material from the band’s A Quick One album, such as "See My Way" and John Entwistle's "Whiskey Man". The single "Happy Jack" began appearing towards the end of the year and would be a regular part of the act well into 1970.

Songs documented as being played at this stage are as follows (all written by Pete Townshend unless otherwise specified):

  1. "Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  2. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter)
  3. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert)
  4. "So Sad About Us"
  5. "See My Way" (Roger Daltrey)
  6. "Whiskey Man" (John Entwistle)
  7. "Substitute"
  8. "The Kids Are Alright"
  9. "A Legal Matter"
  10. "I'm a Boy"
  11. "Happy Jack"
  12. "My Generation"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
United Kingdom
1 January 1966 Watford England Trade Union Hall
2 January 1966 Hassocks Ultra Club
7 January 1966 Middlesbrough Mister McCoy's
8 January 1966 Manchester Jigsaw Club
9 January 1966 Carlisle Cosmopolitan Club
13 January 1966 Skewen Wales Ritz Ballroom
Ammanford Regal Ballroom
14 January 1966 Pontypridd Municipal Hall
15 January 1966 Stratford England Big Beat Club
Hackney In Crowd
16 January 1966 Camberley Agincourt Ballroom
21 January 1966 Forest Hill Glenlyn Ballroom
22 January 1966 West Bromwich Adelphi
Staffordshire Smethwick Baths Ballroom
23 January 1966 Warrington Co-Operative Hall
26 January 1966 Stevenage Locarno Ballroom
28 January 1966 Birmingham Birmingham University
29 January 1966 Nelson Imperial Ballroom
30 January 1966 Leigh Beachcomber Club
31 January 1966 Cwmbran Wales Coed Eva Community College
1 February 1966 Nottingham England Brittania Rowing Club
4 February 1966 London Astoria Theatre (2 shows)
5 February 1966 Southend-on-Sea Odeon (2 shows)
6 February 1966 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre (2 shows)
8 February 1966 Farnborough Town Hall (unconfirmed)
11 February 1966 Wimbledon Palais
12 February 1966 Margate Dreamland Ballroom
13 February 1966 Southall Community Centre
14 February 1966 Liverpool Liverpool University, Valentine's Panto Dance Ball
15 February 1966 Sheffield Esquire Club
17 February 1966 Newcastle Club A Go-Go
18 February 1966 Dumfries Scotland Drill Hall (unconfirmed)
Galashiels Volunteer Hall
19 February 1966 Northwich England Memorial Hall
20 February 1966 Manchester Oasis Club
21 February 1966 Preston Beachcomber Club
25 February 1966 Wellington Ballroom
26 February 1966 Boston Starlight Room
28 February 1966 Eltham Eltham Baths
2 March 1966 Cheshunt Wolsey Hall
4 March 1966 Pontypool Wales British Nylon Spinners Club
5 March 1966 March England Marcam Hall
9 March 1966 Farnborough Town Hall
10 March 1966 Brixton Ram Jam Club
11 March 1966 Leicester Square Cavern
12 March 1966 Portsmouth Birdcage
13 March 1966 Greenford Starlite Ballroom
18 March 1966 Basildon Locarno Ballroom
19 March 1966 Stoke-on-Trent Kings Hall
23 March 1966 Great Yarmouth Tower Ballroom
24 March 1966 Crawley Starlite Ballroom
25 March 1966 Hertford Corn Exchange
26 March 1966 Hinckley St. George's Ballroom
27 March 1966 Morecambe Marine Ballroom, Central Pier
France
31 March 1966 Issy-les-Moulineaux France d'Ailleurs
1 April 1966 Paris La Locomotive Club – Place Blanche (2 shows)
2 April 1966 La Locomotive Club – Place Blanche (2 shows)
United Kingdom and Ireland
4 April 1966 Chatham England Town Hall
8 April 1966 Leeds Queens Hall
9 April 1966 Buxton Pavilion Gardens Ballroom
11 April 1966 Southport Floral Hall (unconfirmed)
14 April 1966 Southampton Gaumont Theatre (2 shows)
15 April 1966 Croydon Fairfield Halls (2 shows)
16 April 1966 Watford Odeon (2 shows)
17 April 1966 Edmonton Regal Theatre (2 shows)
19 April 1966 Walsall Walsall Town Hall
21 April 1966 Stevenage Locarno Ballroom
22 April 1966 Derby Odeon Cinema (2 shows)
23 April 1966 Rochester Odeon Cinema (2 shows)
24 April 1966 Birmingham Birmingham Theatre (2 shows)
25 April 1966 Bath Bath Pavilion
26 April 1966 Borehamwood Link International Club
28 April 1966 Catford Witch Doctor
19 April 1966 Oxford Street Tiles Club
30 April 1966 Chelmsford Corn Exchange
1 May 1966 Wembley Empire Pool (NME Poll Winners' Concert)
2 May 1966 Bath Bath Pavilion (unconfirmed)
4 May 1966 Stourbridge Town Hall
5 May 1966 Kidderminster Town Hall
6 May 1966 Lisburn Northern Ireland Top Hat Ballroom
7 May 1966 Dublin Ireland National Boxing Stadium
8 May 1966 Cork England Arcadia Ballroom
9 May 1966 Belfast Northern Ireland (unconfirmed)
11 May 1966 Bristol England Corn Exchange
12 May 1966 Worthing Pavilion Ballroom
13 May 1966 Wimbledon Wimbledon Palais
14 May 1966 Bury Palais
20 May 1966 Newbury Corn Exchange
21 May 1966 Southport Floral Hall
23 May 1966 Blackburn Locarno Ballroom
26 May 1966 Ashton-under-Lyne Locarno
27 May 1966 Leicester Granby Halls
28 May 1966 Blackpool South Pier (2 shows)
29 May 1966 Morecambe Morecambe Winter Gardens (2 shows)
30 May 1966 Lincoln Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Ground (Lincoln Pop Festival)
Scandinavia
2 June 1966 Stockholm Sweden Gröna Lund
3 June 1966 Uppsala Liljekonvaljeholmen
3 June 1966 Kungsör Kungsparken
4 June 1966 Söderhamn Berget
Sandviken Högbo Bruk
5 June 1966 Nyköping Träffen
Örebro Idrottshuset
6 June 1966 Helsinki Finland Kaivopuisto (unconfirmed)
7 June 1966 Copenhagen Denmark Hit House
Odense Fyens Forum
United Kingdom and The Netherlands
16 June 1966 Kingston upon Hull England Hull University
17 June 1966 Perth Scotland City Hall
18 June 1966 Carlisle England Market Hall
19 June 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
20 June 1966 Birmingham Gay Tower Ballroom
21 June 1966 Malvern Winter Gardens
23 June 1966 Leeds Leeds University
24 June 1966 Salisbury Salisbury University
25 June 1966 Chichester College of Further Education, Chichester College
26 June 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier (2 shows)
28 June 1966 Blackpool South Pier
29 June 1966 Sheffield Sheffield University
1 July 1966 Eastbourne Winter Gardens
3 July 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
4 July 1966 Ramsgate Marina Ballroom
7 July 1966 Streatham Locarno Ballroom
8 July 1966 Cardiff Wales Top Rank Suite
9 July 1966 London England Westminster Technical College
10 July 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
14 July 1966 Yeovil Liberal Hall
15 July 1966 Greenford] Starlite Ballroom
16 July 1966 Barnsley Civic Hall
17 July 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
21 July 1966 Bristol Locarno
22 July 1966 Morecambe Marine Ballroom, Central Pier
23 July 1966 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
24 July 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
27 July 1966 Redruth Flamingo Club
28 July 1966 Barnstaple Queen's Hall
29 July 1966 Oxford Street Tiles Club
30 July 1966 Windsor National Jazz and Blues Festival – Balloon Meadow
31 July 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier (unconfirmed)
18 August 1966 Douglas Palace Ballroom
20 August 1966 Torquay Town Hall
21 August 1966 Hastings Pier Ballroom
22 August 1966 Glasgow Scotland Odeon Cinema
23 August 1966 Nottingham England Sherwood Rooms
24 August 1966 Purley Orchid Ballroom
25 August 1966 Margate Dreamland Ballroom
28 August 1966 Great Yarmouth Brittania Pier
29 August 1966 Hassocks Ultra Club
1 September 1966 Coventry Locarno
2 September 1966 Basildon Locarno
3 September 1966 Grantham Drill Hall
4 September 1966 Belle Vue Elizabethan Hall
6 September 1966 Ilford Palais
8 September 1966 Stevenage Locarno Ballroom
9 September 1966 Felixstowe Pier Pavilion
10 September 1966 Bedford Corn Exchange
11 September 1966 Hassocks Ultra Club
15 September 1966 Stoke-on-Trent Gaumont Cinema (2 shows)
16 September 1966 Derby Odeon Cinema (2 shows)
18 September 1966 Leicester De Montfort Hall (unconfirmed)
1 October 1966 Nelson Imperial Ballrom
8 October 1966 Peterborough Palais de Danse
10 October 1966 Bath Bath Pavilion
12 October 1966 Scheveningen Netherlands Club 192
14 October 1966 Leeds England Queen's Hall
15 October 1966 Chelmsford Corn Exchange
16 October 1966 Greenford Starlite Ballroom
Europe
20 October 1966 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen (unconfirmed)
Herlev Hallen
21 October 1966 Gothenburg Sweden Lisebergs Konserthall
22 October 1966 Simrishamn Gislövs Stjärna
Höör Jägersbo-Höör
23 October 1966 Malmö Malmö Stadion
Odense Denmark Fyens Forum
24 October 1966 Halmstad Sweden Folkparken
25 October 1966 Stockholm Club Nalen
28 October 1966 Villeurbanne France Palais d'Hiver de Lyon
30 October 1966 Berlin Germany Berlin Deutschlandhalle
4 November 1966 Kassel (unconfirmed)
5 November 1966 Saarbrücken Messehalle 10
6 November 1966 Cologne Kongresshalle (2 shows)
7 November 1966 Düsseldorf Rheinhalle
United Kingdom
12 November 1966 Chelsea England Duke of York's Barracks
17 November 1966 Glasgow Scotland Locarno
18 November 1966 Perth City Halls
19 November 1966 Carlisle England Market Assembly Hall
24 November 1966 Worthing Pavilion
26 November 1966 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
29 November 1966 Malvern Winter Gardens
1 December 1966 Maidstone Town Hall
3 December 1966 Birmingham Midnight City
5 December 1966 Streatham Locarno Ballroom
9 December 1966 Dumfries Scotland Assembly Halls
10 December 1966 Sunderland England Empire Theatre (2 shows)
15 December 1966 Streatham Locarno Ballroom
17 December 1966 Nelson Imperial Ballroom
21 December 1966 Forest Gate Upper Cut Club
30 December 1966 Cheam Baths Hall
31 December 1966 London The Roundhouse

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