The Fire Meets the Fury Tour

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The Fire Meets the Fury Tour
Tour by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Associated album Texas Flood
Start date October 25, 1989
End date December 3, 1989
Legs 1
No. of shows 29
Stevie Ray Vaughan concert chronology

The Fire Meets the Fury Tour is a 1989 concert tour by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck. Epic Records paired the two guitarists together for a 29-day concert tour starting in Bloomington, Minnesota. They rehearsed at Prince's Paisley Park Studios before beginning the tour at Northrup Auditorium. The two artists switched headline spots at different points during the tour. During the final December 3 show, in which Jeff Beck opened, Carlos Santana joined the stage playing a few songs on a borrowed Stratocaster.

Jon Fox Jul 08 2008 @ rateyourmusic.com wrote: Issued as a promotional compact disc by CBS Records, for the Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan 1989 tour. The Fire Meets The Fury lays out a total of sixteen cuts from the dynamic six string bending duo. Each legendary guitarist is showcased via eight songs, which alternate between the pair. Touring as a three piece, along with drummer Terry Bozzio and keyboardist Tony Hymas, Beck was out on the road in support of his Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop recording. The souped-up title track from the '89 release is included on the promo CD, along with "Stand On It" and "Savoy". In addition, retro Beck tracks, dating back to his days fronting The Jeff Beck Group ("Going Down"), fill out the collection, with "Beck's Bolero", "Freeway Jam", and "Blue Wind", adding depth to the release. Stevie Ray and his tight Double Trouble backing band counter Beck's fretboard prowess with "Tightrope", "Pride and Joy", the raucous "The House is Rockin'", the bluesy "Couldn't Stand the Weather" and "Crossfire", standing out. Like Beck, Vaughan's cover of "Superstition" is included on the limited edition tour sampler.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
October 25, 1989 Minneapolis United States Northrop Auditorium
October 27, 1989 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium
October 28, 1989 Chicago UIC Pavilion
October 29, 1989 St. Louis Fox Theatre
October 31, 1989 Columbus Battelle Hall
November 1, 1989 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
November 2, 1989 Toronto SkyDome
November 3, 1989 Detroit United States Cobo Hall
November 4, 1989 Pittsburgh A. J. Palumbo Center
November 6, 1989 Landover Capital Centre
November 7, 1989 Philadelphia The Spectrum
November 8, 1989 Worcester The Centrum
November 11, 1989 New York City Madison Square Garden
November 12, 1989 Troy Houston Field House
November 14, 1989 Cleveland Public Auditorium
November 15, 1989 Trotwood Hara Arena
November 16, 1989 Louisville Louisville Gardens
November 18, 1989 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
November 19, 1989 Atlanta The Omni
November 21, 1989 Miami Miami Arena
November 22, 1989 Tampa USF Sun Dome
November 24, 1989 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
November 25, 1989 Dallas State Fair Coliseum
November 26, 1989 Austin Frank Erwin Center
November 27, 1989 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
November 28, 1989 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
November 29, 1989 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
December 1, 1989 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
December 3, 1989 Oakland Oakland Coliseum Arena