Afterburner World Tour

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Afterburner World Tour
World tour by ZZ Top
ZZTop AfterburnerPoster.jpg
Location North America, Europe, Australasia
Associated album Afterburner
Start date December 2, 1985
End date March 21, 1987
Legs 5
No. of shows 190
ZZ Top concert chronology

The Afterburner World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band ZZ Top. The tour took place in North America, Europe and Australasia. The set list featured material from the band's previous six studio albums. Venues were mostly arenas.

Set list[edit]

  1. "Got Me Under Pressure"
  2. "Sleeping Bag"
  3. "Waitin' for the Bus"
  4. "Jesus Just Left Chicago"
  5. "Gimme All Your Lovin'"
  6. "Ten Foot Pole"
  7. "Manic Mechanic"
  8. "Heard It on the X"
  9. "Rough Boy"
  10. "Cheap Sunglasses"
  11. "Arrested for Driving While Blind"
  12. "Legs"
  13. "Sharp Dressed Man"
  14. "Can't Stop Rockin'"
  15. "Party on the Patio"
  16. "Velcro Fly"
  17. "Tube Snake Boogie"
  18. "La Grange"
  19. "Tush"

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
Leg 1: arenas in Canada
December 2, 1985 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens The Headpins 28,000 / 28,000 $505,080
December 3, 1985
December 4, 1985 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre 8,765 / 9,000 $149,769
December 6, 1985 Montreal Montreal Forum N/A N/A
December 9, 1985 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
December 11, 1985 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
December 12, 1985 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
December 15, 1985 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
December 16, 1985
Leg 2: arenas in the United States
January 30, 1986 Lake Charles United States Lake Charles Civic Center Jimmy Barnes 8,309 / 8,309 $124,635
January 31, 1986 Little Rock Barton Coliseum 10,000 / 10,000 $150,000
February 1, 1986 Wichita Kansas Coliseum 12,200 / 12,200 $183,000
February 2, 1986 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $180,000
February 4, 1986 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center 9,856 / 9,856 $147,840
February 5, 1986 Madison Dane County Coliseum 10,100 / 10,100 $149,775
February 6, 1986 St. Paul St. Paul Civic Center 44,066 / 44,066 $660,990
February 7, 1986
February 8, 1986
February 11, 1986 Bismarck Bismarck Civic Center 7,145 / 7,145 $107,175
February 12, 1986 Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center N/A N/A
February 14, 1986 Ames Hilton Coliseum 12,505 / 12,505 $187,620
February 15, 1986 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre 9,072 / 9,072 $136,080
February 16, 1986 Kansas City Kemper Arena N/A N/A
February 17, 1986
February 19, 1986 St. Louis St. Louis Arena 29,069 / 29,069 $436,035
February 20, 1986
February 23, 1986 Chattanooga UTC Arena 12,000 / 12,000 $177,105
February 24, 1986 Lexington Rupp Arena 14,000 / 14,000 N/A
February 25, 1986 Champaign Assembly Hall N/A
February 26, 1986 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
February 27, 1986
March 1, 1986 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum 14,749 / 14,749 $224,922
March 2, 1986 Carbondale SIU Arena N/A N/A
March 5, 1986 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum 20,440 / 20,440 $306,600
March 6, 1986
March 7, 1986 Norman Lloyd Noble Center 23,340 / 23,340 $250,100
March 8, 1986
March 9, 1986 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 10,000 / 10,000 $150,000
March 11, 1986 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center N/A N/A
March 14, 1986 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 15,600 / 15,600 $225,090
March 15, 1986 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum 10,112 / 10,112 $151,680
March 16, 1986 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center 14,825 / 14,825 $222,375
March 18, 1986 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum 11,365 / 11,365 $170,475
March 19, 1986 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center 19,904 / 19,904 $298,560
March 20, 1986
March 21, 1986 Hollywood Hollywood Sportatorium 23,363 / 23,363 $350,445
March 22, 1986
March 26, 1986 Atlanta The Omni 46,752 / 46,752 $701,280
March 27, 1986
March 28, 1986
March 29, 1986 Columbia Carolina Coliseum 12,162 / 12,162 $178,830
March 30, 1986 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 12,647 / 12,647 $189,705
April 2, 1986 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center 10,840 / 10,840 $162,600
April 3, 1986 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 15,887 / 15,887 $266,605
April 4, 1986 Charleston Charleston Civic Center 12,691 / 12,691 $190,365
April 5, 1986 Richmond Richmond Coliseum 12,500 / 12,500 $185,100
April 6, 1986 Hampton Hampton Coliseum 13,602 / 13,602 $204,030
April 9, 1986 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena 43,107 / 43,107 $657,771
April 10, 1986
April 11, 1986
April 12, 1986 Toledo Centennial Hall 9,213 / 9,213 $135,810
April 15, 1986 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 13,398 / 13,398 $200,970
April 16, 1986 Richfield Coliseum at Richfield 18,701 / 19,329 $280,515
April 17, 1986 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 30,774 / 30,774 $461,610
April 18, 1986
April 19, 1986 Wheeling Wheeling Civic Center 9,756 / 10,000 $147,885
April 21, 1986 Worcester Centrum in Worcester 37,500 / 37,500 $567,006
April 22, 1986
April 23, 1986
April 25, 1986 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 38,673 / 38,673 $589,680
April 26, 1986
April 28, 1986
April 30, 1986 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 28,816 / 28,816 $432,240
May 1, 1986
May 4, 1986 Murfreesboro Murphy Center 11,190 / 11,190 $117,412
May 5, 1986 Knoxville Stokely Athletic Center 10,687 / 10,687 $155,996
Leg 3: arenas and amphitheaters in North America
May 24, 1986 Landover United States Capital Centre The Del Fuegos 62,924 / 62,924 $975,322
May 25, 1986
May 26, 1986
May 27, 1986
May 28, 1986 Philadelphia The Spectrum Honeymoon Suite 31,288 / 31,288 $471,851
May 29, 1986
June 1, 1986 Providence Providence Civic Center The Del Fuegos 22,391 / 24,000 $342,732
June 2, 1986
June 3, 1986 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center 19,000 / 19,000 $285,000
June 4, 1986
June 6, 1986 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jimmy Barnes N/A N/A
June 7, 1986
June 9, 1986 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena The Del Fuegos 45,862 / 48,000 $728,217
June 10, 1986
June 11, 1986
June 13, 1986 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 15,956 / 15,956 $263,274
June 15, 1986 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre The Call N/A N/A
June 16, 1986 Charlevoix Castle Farms
June 17, 1986 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 18, 1986
June 20, 1986 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre The Call 106,504 / 106,504
June 21, 1986
June 22, 1986 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium 12,419 / 12,419 $186,285
June 25, 1986 Peoria Peoria Civic Center Jimmy Barnes N/A N/A
June 26, 1986 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater The Call
June 28, 1986 Thornville Buckeye Lake Music Center
July 5, 1986 Williamsburg William & Mary Hall The Smithereens
July 7, 1986 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
July 10, 1986 Tulsa Tulsa Convention Center The Unforgiven 17,275 / 17,984 $259,640
July 11, 1986
July 15, 1986 Casper Casper Events Center N/A N/A
July 16, 1986 Pocatello Minidome The Unforgiven 8,723 / 8,723 $130,845
July 17, 1986 Boise BSU Pavilion N/A N/A
July 19, 1986 Angels Camp Calaveras County Fairgrounds
(Mountain Aire Music Festival)
Night Ranger, Missing Persons 36,426 / 36,426 $911,379
July 20, 1986
July 22, 1986 Portland Memorial Coliseum The Unforgiven 19,288 / 19,288 $298,964
July 23, 1986
July 24, 1986 Pullman Beasley Coliseum 7,204 / 7,204 $108,060
July 25, 1986 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 36,899 / 36,899 $575,779
July 26, 1986
July 30, 1986 Denver McNichols Sports Arena N/A N/A
July 31, 1986
August 1, 1986 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum 10,454 / 10,454 $162,037
August 2, 1986 Las Cruces Pan American Center 12,311 / 12,311 $190,546
August 5, 1986 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center Honeymoon Suite 10,545 / 10,545 $163,448
August 6, 1986 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 12,507 / 12,507 $200,112
August 8, 1986 Daly City Cow Palace 42,952 / 42,952 $708,708
August 9, 1986
August 10, 1986
August 11, 1986 Reno Lawlor Events Center 10,308 / 10,308 $170,082
August 14, 1986 Inglewood The Forum 43,721 / 43,721 $758,903
August 15, 1986
August 16, 1986
August 19, 1986 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16,088 / 16,088 $257,408
August 21, 1986 Odessa Ector County Coliseum Van Wilks 8,488 / 8,488 $140,052
August 22, 1986 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center 11,797 / 11,797 $202,338
August 23, 1986 Austin Frank Erwin Center 16,700 / 16,700 $286,807
August 25, 1986 Houston The Summit Honeymoon Suite 39,968 / 39,968 $699,440
August 26, 1986
August 27, 1986
August 30, 1986 Dallas Reunion Arena 62,113 / 62,113 $1,086,978
August 31, 1986
September 1, 1986
September 2, 1986
Leg 4: arenas and amphitheaters in Europe ("Can't Stop Rocking")
September 12, 1986 Stockholm Sweden Isstadion Bonfire N/A N/A
September 14, 1986 Gothenburg Scandinavium
September 16, 1986 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall 7,000 / 7,000
September 18, 1986 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen N/A
September 20, 1986 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
September 21, 1986 Cologne Sporthalle
September 22, 1986 Mannheim Eisstadion
September 23, 1986 Frankfurt Eissporthalle
September 24, 1986 Nuremberg Frankenhalle
September 26, 1986 Würzburg Carl-Diem-Halle
September 27, 1986 Munich Olympiahalle
September 29, 1986 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 48,000 / 48,000
September 30, 1986
October 1, 1986
October 2, 1986 Lyon Palais des Sports N/A
October 3, 1986 Grenoble Palais des Sports
October 4, 1986 Fréjus Arena of Fréjus
October 5, 1986 Nîmes Arena of Nîmes
October 6, 1986 Bordeaux Patinoire de Mériadeck
October 8, 1986 Clermont-Ferrand Maison des Sports
October 9, 1986 Lille Espace de la Foire
October 11, 1986 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle
October 12, 1986 Brussels Belgium Forest National
October 13, 1986 Arnhem Netherlands Rijnhal Dr. Feelgood
October 14, 1986 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Bonfire
October 15, 1986 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
October 18, 1986 Stafford England Bingley Hall
October 20, 1986 London Wembley Arena Terraplane
October 21, 1986
October 22, 1986
October 23, 1986
October 25, 1986 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle Bonfire
Leg 5: arenas and stadiums in Australasia
February 17, 1987 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan N/A N/A
February 18, 1987 Yokohama Yokohama Stadium
February 19, 1987 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
February 25, 1987 Melbourne Australia Olympic Park Stadium Rose Tattoo 30,000 / 30,000
February 27, 1987 Gold Coast Surfers Paradise International Raceway The Angels, Rose Tattoo N/A
March 1, 1987 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre Rose Tattoo
March 2, 1987
March 3, 1987
March 4, 1987
March 6, 1987 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
March 7, 1987
March 9, 1987 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
March 10, 1987
March 14, 1987 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium Jimmy Barnes, Knightshade 70,000 / 70,000
March 21, 1987 Honolulu United States Aloha Stadium Run-D.M.C., Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble 19,860 / 21,000 $343,515

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