Natty Dread Tour

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Natty Dread Tour 1975
Tour by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Start date 5 June 1975
End date 20 July 1975
Legs 2
Number of shows 34 in North America
4 in England
38 in total
Bob Marley & The Wailers concert chronology

The Natty Dread Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Natty Dread by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

The tour began in Miami, Florida, on 5 June 1975, and ended in Manchester, England, on 20 July 1975. In late June Marley did 14 shows in seven days at Paul's Mall in Boston. During the second tour leg in England, the first live album Live! was recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom in London. Before the tour started, Marley performed a concert along with Jackson Five in March in Kingston. After the tour, Marley performed the Wonder Dream Concert, featuring Stevie Wonder and his old bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

While on the Natty Dread Tour, Marley did his first performance outside Jamaica, England and the United States when playing the Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada.

Setlist[edit]

The standard setlist of the tour mostly looked like the following:

  • "Trenchtown Rock"
  • "Slave Driver"
  • "Burnin' and Lootin'"
  • "Concrete Jungle"
  • "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)"
  • "Them Belly Full (but We Hungry)" (frequently)
  • "I Shot The Sheriff"
  • "Kinky Reggae"
  • "Midnight Ravers"
  • "No Woman, No Cry"
  • "Natty Dread"
  • "Talkin' Blues"
  • "Lively Up Yourself"
  • "Get Up, Stand Up"

All songs from the Natty Dread album had been performed at least once, except for "Revolution" (which was a standard song during the Uprising Tour in 1980). There were performances of two earlier songs which are not featured on any of Marley's Island albums released at that time: "Trenchtown Rock" and "Nice Time".

From show to show sometimes an additional song was edged in the middle of the setlist, like "No More Trouble", "Nice Time", "So Jah Seh", "Bend Down Low" and "Stir It Up". Live performances of each of these songs happened very rarely during the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
5 June 1975 Miami United States Diplomat Hotel
8 June 1975 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
9 June 1975 Chicago United States Quiet Knight Club
10 June 1975
14 June 1975 Detroit Showcase Theater
16 June 1975 Cleveland Agora Theatre
18 June 1975 New York City Schaefer Music Festival
Wollman Skating Rink
20 June 1975 Philadelphia The Spectrum Theater
21 June 1975 New York City Manhattan Center
22 June 1975 Hartford Bushnell Memorial Hall
23 June 1975
2 shows
Boston Paul's Mall
24 June 1975
2 shows
25 June 1975
2 shows
26 June 1975
2 shows
27 June 1975
2 shows
28 June 1975
2 shows
29 June 1975
2 shows
4 July 1975 San Francisco The Boarding House
5 July 1975
6 July 1975
7 July 1975
8 July 1975 Oakland Paramount Theatre
9 July 1975 Los Angeles Roxy Theatre
10 July 1975
11 July 1975
12 July 1975
13 July 1975
17 July 1975 London England Lyceum Theatre
18 July 1975
19 July 1975 Birmingham The Odeon
20 July 1975 Manchester The Hard Rock