Escape Tour

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Escape Tour
Tour by Journey
Associated album Escape
Start date July 27, 1981
End date July 2, 1982
Legs 6
Journey concert chronology

The Escape Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Journey. It was one of Journey's most successful concert tours, in support of their first number one album, Escape. The tour included six consecutive sold out dates at the Pine Knob Theatre in Detroit, and four straight sold out shows at the Los Angeles Forum, and Chicago's Rosemont Horizon. Journey also made an appearance on July 2, 1982 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with Blue Öyster Cult, Triumph and Aldo Nova. The 8 12-month tour took Journey through Japan and North America. Point Blank, Billy Squier, the Greg Kihn Band and Loverboy were the opening acts during the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Over the course of the tour, Journey played the following dates:[1][2][3][4][5]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / Available Revenue
Asia
July 27, 1981 Osaka Japan Festival Hall
July 28, 1981 Nagoya Kokai-do
July 29, 1981 Tokyo Koseinenkin Hall
July 31, 1981
August 1, 1981 Nakano Sun Plaza
August 2, 1981
North America
August 15, 1981 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
August 16, 1981 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
August 17, 1981 Montreal The Forum
August 19, 1981 Quebec City Le Colisée
August 22, 1981 Montreal The Forum
August 25, 1981 Portland, Maine United States Cumberland County Civic Center
August 27, 1981 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 28, 1981 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 29, 1981 South Yarmouth, Massachusetts Cape Cod Coliseum
August 31, 1981 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
September 1, 1981
September 3, 1981 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Poplar Creek Music Theater
September 4, 1981
September 5, 1981 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 6, 1981
September 8, 1981 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob Music Theater
September 9, 1981
September 11, 1981
September 12, 1981
September 13, 1981
September 14, 1981
September 15, 1981 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
September 16, 1981 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
September 18, 1981 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena 31,373 / 34,331 $316,591
September 19, 1981
September 20, 1981 Wichita, Kansas Levitt Arena 10,500 / 10,500 $105,000
September 21, 1981 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $114,000
September 23, 1981 St Louis Checkerdome 17,517 / 17,517 $172,206
September 29, 1981 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
September 30, 1981 Bloomington, IN Assembly Hall
October 1, 1981 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
October 2, 1981 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 3, 1981 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena 17,652 / 17,652 $179,726
October 8, 1981 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center 16,198 / 16,198 $171,975
October 9, 1981 Syracuse, New York Carrier Dome
October 10, 1981 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 11, 1981 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
October 15, 1981 Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Coliseum 11,512 / 11,512 $114,530
October 20, 1981 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
October 22, 1981 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Center 20,000 / 20,000 $199,318
October 23, 1981
October 24, 1981 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
October 27, 1981 Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson–Boling Arena
October 28, 1981 Nashville, Tennessee Municipal Auditorium 9,900 / 9,900 $98,460
October 30, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum 11,632 / 11,632 $122,136
October 31, 1981 Mobile, Alabama Municipal Auditorium
November 1, 1981 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LSU Assembly Center
November 3, 1981 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center 14,735 / 14,735 $159,357
November 5, 1981 Houston, Texas The Summit 34,904 / 34,904 $377,577
November 6, 1981
November 7, 1981 Dallas Reunion Arena 38,025 / 38,025 $453,719
November 8, 1981
November 10, 1981 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
November 11, 1981 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
November 13, 1981 Las Cruces, New Mexico Pan American Center
November 14, 1981 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center
November 15, 1981 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 17, 1981 Denver McNichols Arena postponed to May 27
November 19, 1981 Salt Lake City Salt Palace postponed to May 29
November 21, 1981 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
November 22, 1981 Inglewood, California The Forum 70,000 / 70,000 $729,018
November 23, 1981
November 24, 1981
November 25, 1981
November 29, 1981 Fresno, California Ratcliffe Stadium
November 30, 1981 Daly City, California Cow Palace 41,710 / 41,710 $443,346
December 1, 1981
December 2, 1981
December 3, 1981 Pocatello, Idaho MiniDome
December 4, 1981 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum 44,910 / 44,910 $538,920
December 5, 1981
December 6, 1981
December 7, 1981 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
December 8, 1981
December 10, 1981 Oakland, California Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
December 11, 1981 Daly City, California Cow Palace
December 12, 1981
December 21, 1981 Honolulu Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
December 22, 1981
Asia
April 9, 1982 Fukuoka Japan Sun Palace Hall
April 11, 1982 Kyoto Kyoto Kaikan
April 12, 1982 Osaka Festival Hall
April 13, 1982 Prefectural Gymnasium
April 14, 1982 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
April 16, 1982 Tokyo Budokan
April 17, 1982 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
North America
April ??, 1982 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
April 25, 1982 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum 17,178 / 18,117 $214,787
April 26, 1982 Calgary Stampede Corral 7,500 / 7,500 $101,105
April 28, 1982 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena 14,646 / 17,230 $172,116
April 30, 1982 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens 12,792 / 19,307 $151,146
May 1, 1982 Buffalo, New York United States Memorial Auditorium 17,293 / 17,293 $176,046
May 3, 1982 Boston Boston Garden 31,000 / 31,000 $371,242
May 4, 1982
May 6, 1982 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena 41,224 / 41,224 $482,646
May 7, 1982
May 8, 1982 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre 18,896 / 18,896 $200,109
May 10, 1982 Philadelphia The Spectrum 37,226 / 37,226 $441,203
May 11, 1982
May 13, 1982 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum 37,221 / 37,221 $465,262
May 14, 1982
May 15, 1982 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 39,900 / 39,900 $461,316
May 16, 1982
May 18, 1982 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall 19,400 / 19,400 $217,548
May 19, 1982 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 18,178 / 18,178 $197,945
May 21, 1982 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon 73,080 / 73,080 $865,833
May 22, 1982
May 23, 1982
May 24, 1982
May 27, 1982 Denver McNichols Arena 33,900 / 36,000 $424,301
May 28, 1982
May 29, 1982 Salt Lake City Salt Palace 26,259 / 26,318 $244,222
May 30, 1982
June 2, 1982 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
June 3, 1982
June 4, 1982
June 12, 1982 Dallas Cotton Bowl 64,945 / 70,000 $1,199,310
June 13, 1982 Houston Astrodome 65,000 / 65,000 $1,160,504
June 26, 1982 Oakland, California Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 57,500 / 57,500 $957,851
July 2, 1982 Pasadena, California Rose Bowl 83,214 / 90,000 $1,373,031

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