An Innocent Man Tour

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An Innocent Man Tour
Tour by Billy Joel
Associated album An Innocent Man
Start date January 18, 1984
End date July 5, 1984
Legs 4
No. of shows 67
Billy Joel concert chronology
  • Glass Houses Tour (1980)
  • An Innocent Man Tour
    (1984)
  • The Bridge Tour
    (1987)

The An Innocent Man Tour was a 1984 concert tour by singer-songwriter Billy Joel. The tour began on January 18 in Providence, Rhode Island (which went on despite a snow storm[1]) and ended on July 5 with the last of seven shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The tour was Joel's first large world tour since a 1982 motorcycle accident.[2] The tour was very popular, with a contemporaneous report stating that finding tickets except through scalpers was "virtually impossible."[3] A report on the February 1, 1984 Toledo show stated that his band included Frank Simms, Peter Huwlett and Mark McEwan on backing vocals, a three-piece brass section of Larry Etkin, Bob Livingood on trumpets, Glenn Stulpin on saxophones as well as Joel's touring band of Liberty DeVitto (drums), Doug Stegmeyer (bass), Russell Javors (rhythm guitar), David LeBolt (keyboards), David Brown (lead guitar), and Mark Rivera (saxophones, percussion).[3]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
North American leg 1
January 18, 1984 Providence United States Providence Civic Center[1] 13,349 / 13,349 $190,462
January 20, 1984 Maine Cumberland County Civic Center 8,341 / 8,341 $125,420
January 22, 1984 Hershey Hersheypark Arena 8,212 / 8,212 $123,180
January 25, 1984 New Haven New Haven Coliseum [4] 21,693 / 21,693 $318,365
January 26, 1984
January 28, 1984 Landover Capital Centre 16,502 / 16,502 $247,530
January 30, 1984 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial 9,281 / 9,281 $135,432
February 1, 1984 Toledo Centennial Hall[3][5] N/A N/A
February 2, 1984 Notre Dame Athletic & Convocation Center 9,931 / 9,931 $132,111
February 4, 1984 Ann Arbor Crisler Arena 13,697 / 13,697 $196,607
February 5, 1984 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 15,727 / 15,727 $231,720
February 8, 1984 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 10,923 / 10,923 $147,460
February 10, 1984 Lexingtno Rupp Arena[6] 13,537 / 13,537 $183,427
February 11, 1984 Chattnooga UTC Arena 9,406 / 9,406 $126,981
February 13, 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum 37,416 / 37,416 $518,324
February 14, 1984
February 17, 1984 Norfolk Norfolk Scope N/A N/A
February 19, 1984 Murfreesboro Murphy Center 10,200 / 10,200 $143,636
February 21, 1984 Orlando Orange County Convention Center 10,596 / 10,596 $156,195
February 23, 1984 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 10,926 / 10,926 $147,501
February 24, 1984 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center 12,923 / 12,923 $188,145
March 15, 1984 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium[7] N/A N/A
March 17, 1984 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center 8,132 / 8,132 $120,810
March 20, 1984 Atlanta Omni Coliseum 13,848 / 13,848 $202,552
March 23, 1984 Richfield Richfield Coliseum N/A N/A
March 24, 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 16,629 / 16,629 $247,366
March 26, 1984 Boston Boston Garden 15,509 / 15,509 $221,225
March 28, 1984 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium N/A N/A
March 30, 1984 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon 14,210 / 14,210 $426,300
March 31, 1984
April 3, 1984 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum 12,000 / 17,000 N/A
April 4, 1984 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 17,005 / 17,005 $255,075
April 6, 1984 Iowa Coty Carver–Hawkeye Arena 14,973 / 14,973 $219,006
April 7, 1984 Saint Pail St. Paul Civic Center N/A N/A
April 9, 1984 Lincoln Bob Devaney Sports Center
April 11, 1984 Oklahoma City The Myriad
April 14, 1984 Dallas Reunion Arena 15,544 / 15,544 $231,270
April 15, 1984 Houston The Summit 13,398 / 13,398 $214,533
April 17, 1984 Kansas City Kemper Arena 13,318 / 13,318 $197,204
April 19, 1984 St. Louis St. Louis Arena 13,066 / 13,066 $190,298
April 21, 1984 Denver McNichols Arena 15,219 / 15,219 $225,872
April 23, 1984 Salt Lake City Salt Palace N/A N/A
April 26, 1984 Tempe ASU Activity Center 13,014 / 13,014 $191,395
April 27, 1984 Tucson Tucson Convention Center N/A N/A
April 29, 1984 Inglewood The Forum
April 30, 1984
May 3, 1984 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
May 5, 1984 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 13,799 / 13,799 $201,340
May 8, 1984 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 18,765 / 18,765 $277,590
May 9, 1984 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum 11,000 / 11,000 $164,045
Asia
May 21, 1984 Tokyo Japan Budokan N/A N/A
May 22, 1984
May 24, 1984 Osaka Osaka Castle Hall
May 26, 1984
May 28, 1984 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
May 30, 1984 Tokyo Budokan
May 31, 1984
Europe
June 6, 1984 London England Wembley Arena N/A N/A
June 8, 1984
June 9, 1984
North American leg 2
June 23, 1984 New York City United States Madison Square Garden 139,300 / 139,300 $2,100,000
June 24, 1984
June 26, 1984
June 27, 1984
June 29, 1984
July 1, 1984
July 5, 1984

Typical setlist[edit]

  1. "Prelude/Angry Young Man"
  2. "My Life"
  3. "Piano Man"
  4. "Don't Ask Me Why"
  5. "Allentown"
  6. "Goodnight Saigon"
  7. "Pressure"
  8. "Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
  9. "An Innocent Man"
  10. "The Longest Time"
  11. "This Night"
  12. "Just The Way You Are"
  13. "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"
  14. "Sometimes a Fantasy"
  15. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
  16. "Uptown Girl"
  17. "Big Shot"
  18. "Tell Her About It"
  19. "You May Be Right"
    encore
  20. "Only the Good Die Young"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hang the snow, on with show, says Billy Joel". Providence Journal. January 19, 1984. Retrieved June 2, 2013. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Bordowitz, Hank. Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man (Revised ed. 2011), p. 217
  3. ^ a b c Kisiel, Ralph (February 1, 1984). "Ticket Sales Show Billy Joel Tour The Hottest One Around". Toledo Blade. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Logan, Michael (January 27, 1984). "Joel is more fun without his piano". The Day. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kisiel, Ralph (February 2, 1984). "Billy Joel Mixes Old, New In Two-Hour Performance". Toledo Blade. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Jenkins, Allen (February 17, 1984). "Billy Joel Live At Rupp Arena". Harlan Daily Enterprise. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Piano Man Plays It Straight And Hard". Miami Herald. March 16, 1984. Retrieved June 2, 2013. (subscription required)
  8. ^ "Billy Joel: Wembley Arena 6-8-84". YouTube. August 14, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

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