MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - 5.18.1979

May 28, 1979 – Cobo Hall. Detroit, MI – Graham Parker

May 29, 1979 – Cobo Hall. Detroit, MI – Graham Parker

May 30, 1979 – Louisville Gardens. Louisville, KY – Graham Parker

May 31, 1979 – University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH – Graham Parker

June 1, 1979 – Public Hall. Cleveland, OH – Graham Parker

June 2, 1979 – Stanley Theatre. Pittsburgh, PA – Graham Parker

June 4, 1979 – County Fieldhouse. Erie, PA

June 5, 1979 – Shea’s Theater. Buffalo, NY

June 6, 1979 – Rochester Dome Arena. Rochester, NY – Good Rats

June 8, 1979 – Palladium Theater. New York City, NY – The Sweet

June 9, 1979 – Capital Theater. Passaic, NJ – The Sweet

June 10, 1979 – Corten Park, NJ – The Sweet

June 12, 1979 – Broome County Arena – Binghamton, NY – The Sweet

June 13, 1979 – Merriweather Post Pavillion. Columbia, MD – The Sweet

June 15, 1979 – Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, NY – The Sweet

June 16, 1979 – Orpheum Theater. Boston, MA – The Sweet

June 17, 1979 – Merriweather Post Pavillion. Columbia, MD – The Sweet

June 18, 1979 – Civic Center. Baltimore, MD – The Sweet

June 20,1979 – Tarrant County Convention Center. Fort Worth, TX – AC/DC, New England

June 21, 1979 – Palmer Municipal Auditorium. Austin, TX – AC/DC, New England

June 22, 1979 – San Antonio Convention Center Arena. San Antonio, TX – AC/DC, New England

June 23, 1979 – Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, TX – AC/DC, New England

June 24, 1979 – Corpus Christi Coliseum. Corpus Christi, TX – AC/DC, New England

June 26, 1979 – Albuquerque Civic Auditorium. Alburquerque, NM – AC/DC

June 27, 1979 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Phoenix, AZ – AC/DC

June 29, 1979 – Swing Auditorium. San Bernardino, CA – Thin Lizzy

June 30, 1979 – Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, CA – Thin Lizzy

July 1, 1979 – Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, CA – Thin Lizzy

July 2, 1979 – Selland Arena. Fresno, CA – Thin Lizzy

July 3, 1979 – Selland Arena. Fresno, CA – (Thin Lizzy)

July 4, 1979 – Day On The Green. Oakland Coliseum Stadium. Oakland, CA – J. Geils Band, UFO, Dog #2, Thin Lizzy, Nazareth, Rockets

July 6, 1979 – Coliseum. Reno, NV – Thin Lizzy

July 12, 1979 – Kansas Coliseum. Wichita, KS – Shade

July 13, 1979 – Assembly Theater. Tulsa, OK – Thin Lizzy

July 14, 1979 – Myriad Convention Center. Oklahoma City, OK – Thin Lizzy

July 15, 1979 – Barton Coliseum. Little Rock, AR – Thin Lizzy

July 16, 1979 – Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City, MO – Blackfoot

July 17, 1979 – Memorial Hall. Joplin, MO – Blackfoot

July 18, 1979 – The Warehouse. New Orleans, LA – Thin Lizzy

July 19, 1979 – Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Shreveport, LA – Thin Lizzy

July 21, 1979 – Bayfront Center. St Petersburg, FL – (Thin Lizzy)

July 22, 1979 – Jai Ali Fronton. Miami, FL – Thin Lizzy

July 24, 1979 – Fox Theater. Atlanta, GA – Thin Lizzy

July 25, 1979 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Nashville, TN – Thin Lizzy, Eddie Money

July 26, 1979 – Mid South Coliseum. Memphis, TN – Thin Lizzy, Eddie Money

July 28, 1979 – “World Series of Rock” Municiple Stadium. Cleveland, OH – Ted Nugent, Aerosmith,Thin Lizzy, Scorpions

July 29, 1979 – Welsh Auditorium. Grand Rapids, MI – Thin Lizzy

July 30, 1979 – Wendler Arena. Saginaw, MI – Thin Lizzy

August 4, 1979 – Checkerdome. St. Louis, MO – Thin Lizzy

August 5, 1979 – Comiskey Park. Chicago, IL – Santana, Molley Hatchet, Thin Lizzy

August 6, 1979 – Wings Stadium. Kalamazoo, MI – Thin Lizzy

August 7, 1979 – Dane County Coliseum. Madison, WI – Thin Lizzy

August 8, 1979 – Alpine Valley Music Theater. East Troy, WI – Steppenwolf

August 9, 1979 – Cominsky Park. Chicago, IL – Steppenwolf

Full Concert Audio 8.9.1979 

August 10, 1979 – Civic Center. Lansing, MI – Thin Lizzy

August 11, 1979 – Cobo Hall. Detroit, MI – St. Paradise

August 12, 1979 – Cobo Hall. Detroit, MI – St. Paradise

August 13, 1979 – Pinecrest Country Club – Shelton, CT – Thin Lizzy

August 14, 1979 – Central Park. New York City, NY – Thin Lizzy

August 17, 1979 – Convention Center. Las Vegas, NV – The Lawyers

March 1, 1979 – Antwerp, Belgium – Pat Travers

March 5, 1979 – The Odeon. London, England – Pat Travers

March 6, 1979 – The Odeon. London, England – Pat Travers

March 8, 1979 – Audimax. Hamburg, Germany – Pat Travers

March 9, 1979 – Sartory Saele. Colone, Germany – Pat Travers

March 10, 1979 – Hemmerleinhalle. Nuernberg , Germany – Pat Travers

March 12, 1979 – Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany – Pat Travers

March 13, 1979 – Rosengarten. Mannheim, Germany – Pat Travers

March 15, 1979 – Main-Tauber-Halle. Wertheim, Germany – Pat Travers

March 16, 1979 – Stadthalle. Offenbach, Germany – Pat Travers

March 17, 1979 – Zurich, Switzerland – Pat Travers

March 19, 1979 – Le Stadium. Paris, France – Pat Travers

March 21, 1979 – The Apollo. Manchester, England – Pat Travers

March 22, 1979 – Glasgow Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland – Pat Travers

March 23, 1979 – Mayfair Ballroom. New Castle upon Tyne, England – Pat Travers

March 24, 1979 – City Hall. Sheffield, England – Pat Travers

March 26, 1979 – Hammersmith Odeon. London, England – Pat Travers

March 27, 1979 – De Montfort Hall. Leicester, England – Pat Travers

March 28, 1979 – Birmingham Odeon. Birmingham, England – Pat Travers

April 2, 1979 – Nederlands Congresgebouw. Hague (Amsterdam), Holland – Pat Travers

April 3, 1979 – Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen. Sittard, Holland – Pat Travers

April 5, 1979 – Tivolis Koncertsal. Copenhagen, Denmark – Pat Travers

April 7, 1979 – Stockholm, Sweden – Pat Travers

April 12, 1979 – Nagoya Kokai-do. Nagoya, Japan

April 13, 1979 – Koseinenkin Hall. Osaka, Japan

April 14, 1979 – Koseinenkin Hall. Osaka, Japan

April 15, 1979 – Shibuya Shikokai-do. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

April 16, 1979 – Shibuya Shikokai-do. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

April 18, 1979 – Shibuya Shikokai-do. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

May 2, 1979 – Jackson County Expo Center. Medford, OR

May 3, 1979 – McArthur Court/University of Oregon. Eugene, OR

May 4, 1979 – Seattle Center Arena. Seattle, WA – Bighorn

May 5, 1979 – Paramount Theater. Portland. OR

May 6, 1979 – Fairgrounds Exposition Building. Buise, ID

May 7, 1979 – Salt Palace Assembly Hall. Salt Lake City, UT

May 8, 1979 – Rainbow. Denver, CO

May 9, 1979 – Rainbow. Denver, CO

May 11, 1979 – Memorial Hall. Kansas City, MO – Blackfoot

May 12, 1979 – Memorial Hall. Kansas City, MO – Blackfoot

May 13, 1979 – Kiel Center. St. Louis, MO – Blackfoot

May 15, 1979 – St. Paul Theater. St. Paul, MN

May 17, 1979 – Auditorium. Milwaukee, WI – Blackfoot

May 18, 1979 – Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL – Blackfoot

May 19, 1979 – Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL – Blackfoot

May 20, 1979 – Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL – Blackfoot

May 22, 1979 – Notre Dame Athletic & Convocation Center. South Bend, IN – Faith

May 23, 1979 – IMA Arena. Flint, MI

May 25, 1979 – McMoran Arena. Port Huron, MI – Graham Parker

May 26, 1979 – Toledo Sports Arena. Toledo, OH – Graham Parker

May 27, 1979 – Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Columbus, OH – Graham Parker

Success can be a fickle mistress. As different Rock bands come and go, Journey abides with amazing consistency. Millions of fans throughout the world will agree: this is the hardest working band in Rock and Roll. Last year, on their Infinity Tour, Journey played in one hundred and seventy-two cities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Now, having completed their new Columbia album Evolution, the group has embarked upon yet another World Tour. Early this Spring, audiences in Europe and the Far East thrilled to the sound of Journey. Sold out crowds from England to Germany, Switzerland to Scandinavia and Japan have greeted the new tour with multiple encores and standing ovations. Surely, few have returned to our shores with wider acclaim than the five stalwarts who are Journey.

The genius of Steve Perry is readily apparent in his recorded works. But unless you have seen Journey’s Lead Vocalist in concert, it is impossible to appreciate his emotion and intensity. His range and strength seem to grow with each tune. Steve Perry is truly unique among the singers of this world. A native of the San Joaquin Valley of California, Steve comes to Journey richly prepared for the task at hand. He has studied the greats in R n’ B and Rock and Roll all his life, and now with Journey, his great pipes have found a fitting home.

Ross Valory is the Bassits’ Bassist. In concert, Ross is an automatic standout, his animated playing mirrored in his ever changing expressions. Ross is classically trained and accomplished. Once the anchor of the Steve Miller Band, Ross has become a vital focus of Journey’s live show, as well as an important contributor to their albums. In every sense of the word, Ross Valory is a true professional.

Gregg Rolie is Journey’s premier Keyboard Player, and Vocalist. It is difficult to gauge the depth of Gregg’s feeling. He always displays complete devotion to his craft and his fans. An intense man whose heart is the greater part of his lyrics and tunes, Gregg has always been a dynamic element of Journey’s performances. The people remain the object of his concentration, a gratifying fact in an aloof and sometimes plastic world.

The backbone of Journey can be felt in the relentless, driving drumming of Steve Smith. A former student of the great Bernard Purdy, and the prestigious Berklee School of Music, this native Bostonian is one of the top five drummers in the world today. Steve hones his craft with such diverse artists as Jean-Luc Ponty, Focus, and Ronnie Montrose. Now, with Journey, all of his abilities are brought to bear. Boundless energy, and intense drive are the hallmarks of Steve’s playing as you will soon discover.

There are many great guitarists in the world, but none can rival the polish and majesty of Neal Schon, Journey’s Lead Guitarist. Throughout the world guitar players known and unknown continue to marvel at this man’s command of his instrument. He makes it all seem so effortless, solos building with sweep and precision, never a note out of place. A pro since the age of fifteen, Neal is utterly dedicated to his music. He practices constantly, and it shows in his flawless concert presentations. And, like his colleagues in Journey, Neal puts the people first, always.

Well, our show is about to begin. We thank you for coming tonight, and assure you that you will be glad you came. Our Journey show is put together by the best road production team ever assembled. Road Manager Pat Morrow, and Stage Manager Scott Ross, have worked diligently in advance to assure a smooth concert. The sweet sound you will hear is mixed by Kevin Elson, a veteran of eight years of mixing live and in the studio for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Ken Mednick, out brilliant Lighting Designer, has developed his abilities with such bands as Queen, Loggins and Messina, and Aerosmith, to name but a few. On stage, Head Technician Kevin Anderson, Drum Forman Jim McCandless, and Guitar Technician Craig Reed have worked all day long to make this evening’s show as perfect as they know how. And last but not least, our great truck drivers, Joe DeAnda and Jack Villanueva, had the hammer down all night last night, making sure that our sound, lights and production all arrived on time.

So get ready. Jump up and get down. As always, you are the reason Journey is here. We came to play, for you.

Journey uses Peavey Amplifiers and Speakers, Sonor Drums, Synare Percussion Synthesizers, EV Microphones, and Roland products to make our show sound as strong as it can be.