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
No. of shows 132
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 N/A
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 N/A
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 United States Cumberland County Civic Center
August 27, 1981 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 28, 1981 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 29, 1981 Yarmouth Cape Cod Coliseum
August 31, 1981 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
September 1, 1981
September 3, 1981 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
September 4, 1981
September 5, 1981 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 6, 1981
September 8, 1981 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theater
September 9, 1981
September 11, 1981
September 12, 1981
September 13, 1981
September 14, 1981
September 15, 1981 St. Paul St. Paul Civic Center
September 16, 1981 Ames Hilton Coliseum
September 18, 1981 Kansas City Kemper Arena 31,373 / 34,331 $316,591
September 19, 1981
September 20, 1981 Wichita Levitt Arena 10,500 / 10,500 $105,000
September 21, 1981 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $114,000
September 23, 1981 St. Louis Checkerdome 17,517 / 17,517 $172,206
September 28, 1981 Terre Haute Hulman Center
September 29, 1981 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
September 30, 1981 Bloomington Assembly Hall
October 1, 1981 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
October 2, 1981 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 3, 1981 Lexington Rupp Arena 17,652 / 17,652 $179,726
October 6, 1981 Boston Boston Garden
October 8, 1981 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 16,198 / 16,198 $171,975
October 9, 1981 Syracuse Carrier Dome
October 10, 1981 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 11, 1981 Providence Providence Civic Center
October 12, 1981 Philadelphia The Spectrum
October 13, 1981 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
October 15, 1981 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum 11,512 / 11,512 $114,530
October 16, 1981 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
October 17, 1981 Atlanta The Omni
October 18, 1981 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
October 20, 1981 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
October 21, 1981 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
October 22, 1981 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center 20,000 / 20,000 $199,318
October 23, 1981
October 24, 1981 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
October 27, 1981 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
October 28, 1981 Nasvhille Municipal Auditorium 9,900 / 9,900 $98,460
October 30, 1981 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum 11,632 / 11,632 $122,136
October 31, 1981 Mobile Municipal Auditorium
November 1, 1981 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center
November 3, 1981 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center 14,735 / 14,735 $159,357
November 5, 1981 Houston 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 Tingley Coliseum
November 11, 1981 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
November 13, 1981 Las Cruces Pan American Center
November 14, 1981 Tucson Tucson Convention Center
November 15, 1981 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 21, 1981 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
November 22, 1981 Inglewood The Forum 70,000 / 70,000 $729,018
November 23, 1981
November 24, 1981
November 25, 1981
November 29, 1981 Fresno Ratcliffe Stadium
November 30, 1981 Daly City Cow Palace 41,710 / 41,710 $443,346
December 1, 1981
December 2, 1981
December 3, 1981 Pocatello Minidome
December 4, 1981 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum 44,910 / 44,910 $538,920
December 5, 1981
December 6, 1981
December 7, 1981 Portland Memorial Coliseum
December 8, 1981
December 10, 1981 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
December 11, 1981 Daly City 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 23, 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 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 Brendan Byrne Arena 41,224 / 41,224 $482,646
May 7, 1982
May 8, 1982 Landover 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 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 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 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 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 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 57,500 / 57,500 $957,851
July 2, 1982 Pasadena Rose Bowl 83,214 / 90,000 $1,373,031

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