Texas Flood Tour
|Worldwide tour by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble|
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble at New York City's Beacon Theatre on December 28, 1983
|Location||North America, Europe|
|Associated album||Texas Flood|
|Start date||June 22, 1983|
|End date||February 25, 1984|
|No. of shows||116|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble concert chronology|
The Texas Flood Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Presented in support of their debut studio album Texas Flood, it the group's first tour as an international act. After receiving positive reception for the album, the tour brought the band to further commercial and critical acclaim. Like all of the group's other tours, the Texas Flood Tour was a basic, minimalistic production. Although Vaughan and Double Trouble never followed a set list, all ten songs from Texas Flood were played at least once during the tour.
Consisting of four legs and 116 shows, the Texas Flood Tour began on June 22, 1983 in Bloomington, Indiana and concluded on February 25, 1984 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the first leg in North America, Vaughan and Double Trouble visited Europe, where they made an appearance at the Reading Festival in England. They then returned to North America where they opened for acts such as Men at Work and the Moody Blues. For the final show in Honolulu, the band opened for Bryan Adams and The Police.
After Texas Flood had been released on June 13, 1983 the tour began three days later at Club Tango in Dallas. The band played 38 shows which were mostly nightclubs. Their July 11 performance at the El Mocambo was recorded for what turned out to be a concert film entitled Live at the El Mocambo; a rendition of "Texas Flood" was included on the compilation album Blues at Sunrise in 2000. A sold-out performance at The Palace in Hollywood was recorded, with three songs from the concert released as bonus tracks on the re-release of Texas Flood in 1999.
The next leg went to Europe for five shows and a television appearance in Germany. They went back to North America to open 17 shows for The Moody Blues on October 17 through December 3. The Ripley Music Hall performance on October 20 was broadcast for the King Biscuit Flower Hour syndicated radio program. An Austin City Limits appearance on December 13 was also released on the video Live from Austin, Texas. The tour ended in the United States including a performance at the Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.
Out of all the concerts performed during the Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour, each show had a different set list, ranging from 7-21 songs performed by the band.
Each concert usually opened with "Testify", "So Excited", and "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)." The band went on to perform covers like Howlin' Wolf's "Tell Me" and "You'll Be Mine"; "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Texas Flood", and John Lee Hooker's "Hug You, Squeeze You." "Pride and Joy", "Love Struck Baby", and "Dirty Pool" were also played at most shows. The end of the set usually featured a Jimi Hendrix medley of "Little Wing / Third Stone from the Sun."
Vaughan sometimes covered Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used to Do", which was released on the band's next album Couldn't Stand the Weather, and also did an early version of "Honey Bee" in later shows. Other occasional performances included "Come On", "Hide Away", "Manic Depression", "The Sky Is Crying", and "Crosscut Saw."
On July 11, 1983, the concert in Toronto was filmed for television broadcast. In 2013 Epic and Legacy produced a double disc version of Texas Flood which featured a partial recording of the Ripley Music Hall performance. In November 1991, Sony released the video Live at the El Mocambo on VHS. The video was edited footage from the show, and featured many of Vaughan's greatest hits. The VHS releases have since been out of print; however, a DVD version was released for the first time in December 1999. In 2000, the album Blues at Sunrise was released and featured "Texas Flood" from the El Mocambo show. Although in 2014 Epic and Legacy released a box set of all of SRV's official studio and live recordings and it featured the complete El Mocambo performance on CD for the first time.
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Headlining Act(s)||Opening Act(s)||Attendance||Revenue|
|Leg 1: North America|
|June 22, 1983||Bloomington||United States||Jake's||N/A||N/A|
|June 23, 1983||Cleveland||Pirate's Cove|
|June 28, 1983||Cincinnati||Bogart's||Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers|
|June 29, 1983||St. Louis||Mississippi Nights|
|July 1, 1983||Milwaukee||Marcus Amphitheater
|Short Stuff, Truc|
|July 2, 1983||Quincy||Quinsippi Island||Charlie Daniels Band|
|July 3, 1983||Chicago||Cabaret Metro||George Faber & Stronghold|
|July 6, 1983||Asbury Park||Asbury Park Convention Hall||Dave Edmunds, Marshall Crenshaw|
|July 7, 1983||New York City||First City||Eve Moon|
|July 8, 1983||Philadelphia||Ripley Music Hall|
|July 9, 1983||Providence||Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel|
|July 10, 1983||Boston||Paradise Club|
|July 12, 1983||Poughkeepsie||The Chance||The Lost Tropics|
|July 13, 1983||Auburn||Charlie's||Rick Medlocke and Blackfoot|
|July 14, 1983||Rochester||Red Creek Inn|
|July 15, 1983||Buffalo||Rooftop Skyroom|
|July 16, 1983||Toronto||Canada||CNE Bandshell||Steppenwolf|
|July 18, 1983||Montreal||The Spectrum|
|July 19, 1983||Ottawa||Barrymore's|
|July 20, 1983||Toronto||El Mocambo|
|July 22, 1983||Rome||United States||Colman's|
|July 23, 1983||New York City||Pier 84||Clarence Clemons, Buddy Guy|
|July 24, 1983||Scotia||Radio City|
|July 25, 1983||New Haven||Toad's Place||Current|
|July 27, 1983||Washington, D.C.||The Bayou||Bob Margolin|
|July 28, 1983||Pittsburgh||The Decade||Loan Sharks|
|July 30, 1983||Detroit||Saint Andrew's Hall||Street Light Knights|
|July 31, 1983||Dayton||Gilly's|
|August 1, 1983||Louisville||Stage II||Lonnie Mack|
|August 3, 1983||Montreal||Canada||Olympic Stadium||Talking Heads, Peter Tosh||38,617 / 40,000||$690,416|
|August 11, 1983||Lowell||United States||Lowell Showboat Amphitheater||Gary Myrick||N/A||N/A|
|August 12, 1983||Chicago||Soldier Field
|Vanessa Davis Band, Eddie Taylor|
|August 13, 1983||Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells, Clark Street|
|August 15, 1983||Colorado Springs||Rose's||Dave Drynan, Red Perry and Walter Chase|
|August 16, 1983||Denver||Rainbow Music Hall|
|August 19, 1983||Sacramento||California Exposition
(California State Fair)
|Sammy Hagar||Y&T||15,003 / 25,000||$262,177|
|August 20, 1983||San Francisco||The Stone||Northern Rockers|
|August 21, 1983||Palo Alto||The Keystone|
|August 22, 1983||Los Angeles||The Palace||Hodge Brothers Band|
|August 23, 1983||Huntington Beach||Golden Bear|
|Leg 2: Europe|
|August 27, 1983||Reading||England||Little John's Farm
|Fortune, Crazy Angel||N/A||N/A|
|September 1, 1983||Paris||France||Rock and Roll Circus|
|September 2, 1983|
|September 4, 1983||Berlin||Germany||Sektor|
|September 7, 1983||Hamburg||Fabrik|
|September 8, 1983||London||England||The Venue|
|September 9, 1983||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Paradiso||Harry Muskee Gang|
|Leg 3: North America|
|September 14, 1983||Norfolk||United States||The Boathouse||The Roadducks||N/A||N/A|
|September 15, 1983||Richmond||Much More|
|September 16, 1983||York||York Fair||Greg Kihn Band|
|September 17, 1983||Benson||Scott Lake Pavilion
|The Spongetones, Control Group|
|September 20, 1983||Charlotte||P.B. Scott's Music Hall||The Roadducks|
|September 21, 1983||Stone Mountain||Harlow's|
|September 22, 1983||Jacksonville||Playground South|
|September 23, 1983||Miami||James L. Knight Center
(WSHE Rock Awards)
|September 25, 1983||Cocoa Beach||Brassy's||The Roadducks|
|September 26, 1983||Orlando||Tom's Point After|
|September 27, 1983||Sarasota||Playground South|
|September 28, 1983||Clearwater||Mr. T's Club 19|
|September 30, 1983||Gainesville||University of Florida Bandshell||Artimus Pyle Band|
|October 1, 1983||Destin||Nightown||The Roadducks|
|October 2, 1983||New Orleans||McAlister Auditorium|
|October 6, 1983||Houston||Houston Music Hall||Eric Johnson & the Avenue|
|October 7, 1983||Austin||Austin City Coliseum|
|October 8, 1983||Dallas||Bronco Bowl|
|October 11, 1983||Portland||Veterans Memorial Coliseum||Men at Work|
|October 12, 1983||Seattle||Seattle Center Arena||6,000 / 6,000||$74,719|
|October 13, 1983||Vancouver||Canada||Pacific Coliseum||N/A||N/A|
|October 15, 1983||Edmonton||Northlands Coliseum|
|October 17, 1983||Hartford||United States||Hartford Civic Center||The Moody Blues|
|October 18, 1983||Worcester||Centrum in Worcester||10,391 / 11,000||$133,855|
|October 19, 1983||Buffalo||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium||N/A||N/A|
|October 21, 1983||Philadelphia||The Spectrum||12,832 / 15,000||$151,372|
|October 22, 1983||East Rutherford||Brendan Byrne Arena||N/A||N/A|
|October 23, 1983||Portland||Cumberland County Civic Center|
|October 25, 1983||Baltimore||Baltimore Civic Center|
|October 26, 1983||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|October 28, 1983||Cincinnati||Riverfront Coliseum|
|October 29, 1983||Ann Arbor||Crisler Arena|
|October 30, 1983||Rockford||Rockford MetroCentre|
|October 31, 1983||Saint Paul||St. Paul Civic Center|
|November 1, 1983||Cedar Rapids||Five Seasons Center|
|November 2, 1983||Omaha||Omaha Civic Auditorium|
|November 4, 1983||Dallas||Reunion Arena||8,816 / 9,663||$94,627|
|November 6, 1983||Austin||Frank Erwin Center||6,462 / 12,673||$67,095|
|November 7, 1983||Houston||The Summit||N/A||N/A|
|November 20, 1983||Seattle||Seattle Center Coliseum|
|November 21, 1983||Portland||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|November 22, 1983||Vancouver||Canada||Pacific Coliseum|
|November 24, 1983||Edmonton||Northlands Coliseum|
|November 25, 1983||Calgary||Olympic Saddledome|
|November 27, 1983||Denver||United States||McNichols Sports Arena|
|November 28, 1983||Casper||Casper Events Center|
|November 30, 1983||Tempe||Arizona State University Activity Center|
|December 1, 1983||San Diego||Montezuma Hall||The Paladins|
|December 2, 1983||Santa Barbara||Campbell Hall|
|December 3, 1983||Inglewood||The Forum||The Moody Blues|
|December 4, 1983||San Francisco||Kabuki Theatre||Ron Thompson & the Resistors, Pamela Rose & the Wild Kingdom|
|December 27, 1983||Washington, D.C.||Wax Museum||Bob Margolin|
|December 28, 1983||New York City||Beacon Theatre||The Outlaws, The Nighthawks|
|December 29, 1983||Upper Darby||Tower Theater||The Outlaws|
|December 30, 1983||Baltimore||Famous Ballroom||Skip Castro Band|
|December 31, 1983||Norfolk||The Boathouse|
|Leg 4: North America|
|February 4, 1984||Nashville||United States||Nashville Municipal Auditorium
|Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks, Ronnie Milsap||Grinderswitch, Rodney Crowell||9,900 / 9,900||$154,665|
|February 5, 1984||Knoxville||Alumni Memorial Gym||The Heartfixers||N/A||N/A|
|February 7, 1984||Charlotte||P.B. Scott's Music Hall||Robert Cray Band|
|February 8, 1984||Atlanta||Moonshadow Saloon||The Heartfixers|
|February 10, 1984||Athens||Tate Student Center|
|February 11, 1984||Carbondale||Shryock Auditorium|
|February 12, 1984||Kansas City||Uptown Theater||Dave Edmunds|
|February 15, 1984||Normal||Braden Auditorium|
|February 16, 1984||Peoria||Second Chance||Bernard Allison & Backtalk|
|February 17, 1984||Chicago||Embassy Ballroom|
|February 18, 1984||Ida Noyes Hall|
|February 25, 1984||Honolulu||Aloha Stadium||The Police, Bryan Adams|
- Hopkins 2011, pp. 24-33
- First North American leg boxscore data:
- First North American leg opening act information:
- June 28, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 25
- July 1, 1983: "Summerfest schedule". The Milwaukee Journal. July 1, 1983. p. 6. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- July 3, 1983: "1983 Metro Chicago Flyer (second thumbnail)". WorthPoint Corporation. 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- July 7, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 26
- July 27, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 30
- July 30, 1983: LeLievre, Roger (April 18, 2013). "Hot '80s Ann Arbor ska band SLK releases old tunes digitally for new audience". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- August 1, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 31
- August 12–13, 1983: Walek, Gordon (August 6, 1983). "ChicagoFest VI at Soldier Field". Daily Herald. 111 (296). Arlington Heights, IL. p. 22.
- August 15, 1983: Jarvis, Elena (August 12, 1983). "Stevie Ray Vaughan tends the blues with his guitar". The Gazette Telegraph. Colorado Springs. p. B1.
Opening the show around 8:30 p.m. will be an acoustic trio, with Dave Drynan, Red Perry and Walter Chase.
- August 19, 1983: (see Billboard boxscore data reference)
- August 20, 1983: "Events". The Stanford Daily. August 19, 1983. p. 15.
- August 22, 1983: "Calendar: Pop Music—Concerts". Los Angeles Times. August 21, 1983. p. 72.
- Hopkins 2011, pp. 33-36
- European leg opening act information:
- September 9, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 36
- Hopkins 2011, pp. 36-45
- Second North American leg boxscore data:
- Second North American leg opening act information:
- September 17, 1983: "Something's going on..." (PDF). The Pendulum. 10 (2). Elon, North Carolina. September 15, 1983. p. 12. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- September 23, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 36
- September 30, 1983: Haldin, Ken (September 23, 1983). "Concert Listings". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 2C. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- October 6-8, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 38
- December 1, 1983: "Montezuma Hall newspaper advertisement". The Daily Aztec. 65 (66). November 30, 1983. p. 6. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- December 4, 1983: "List of concerts promoted by Bill Graham". SugarMegs Audio. 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
12/4/83 Kabuki - Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ron Thompson & The Resistors, Pamela Rose & The Wild Kingdom
- December 27, 1983: Hopkins 2011, p. 44
- December 28, 1983: "Jazz / Folk / Rock Concerts, Personal Appearances, Etc.". The New Yorker. Advance Publications. December 26, 1983. p. 7.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble-With Outlaws and Nighthawks. (Beacon Theatre, Broadway at 74th St ... Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 8.)
- December 29, 1983: "Tower Theater newspaper advertisement". eBay. 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
- December 30, 1983: "In concert". The Baltimore Sun. 294 (37). December 30, 1983. p. C1.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and the Skip Castro Band will appear in concert tonight at the Famous Ballroom...
- Hopkins 2011, pp. 47-49
- Third North American leg boxscore data:
- Third North American leg opening act information:
- February 4, 1984: (see Billboard boxscore data reference)
- February 5 and 7, 1984: Hopkins 2011, p. 48
- February 10, 1984: "Tate Student Center newspaper advertisement". The Red and Black. February 9, 1984. p. 7.
- February 12, 1984: Hopkins 2011, p. 48
- February 16, 1984: "Bernard Allison: Across the Water, and Back Again". Swampland.com. January 2001.
He said, 'What I'm going to do is, I'm playing Peoria tomorrow night.'... So from there, we finished the show...