Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby Journey2Infinity » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm

I don't know who opened for Steve on Jan. 20 in KC but it wasn't Sass Jordan. Some guy and his acoustic.
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:07 am

I've always been a big fan of Sass. She got some airplay from both her Racine and Rats albums on Philly radio (WMMR, especially), so when it was announced that she was the opening act for Steve, it was a win/win situation for me. I think what hurt her exposure in the States was that she started to hit at the same time Melissa Etheridge and the Black Crowes did. She was kind of a hybrid of both, and they were just bigger here.
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby HubieG » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 am

Journey2Infinity wrote:I don't know who opened for Steve on Jan. 20 in KC but it wasn't Sass Jordan. Some guy and his acoustic.


The Jan 16 Deseret News reported that David Broza opened the Jan 15 Salt Lake City concert, while Navarro attended the Jan 27 show in Buffalo, where Jesse Cook is believed to have opened, although that slot isn't 100% certain.

It probably was one of these artists, although picking one would be difficult, as they both are solo acoustic musicians. Perhaps you can look at their videos on YouTube and see if either one looks more familiar.

The Jan 24 Kansas City Star reviewed the Jan 20 KC show, but searches on "Steve Perry" AND "David Broza," or "Steve Perry" AND "Jesse Cook" come up blank, which may simply mean that the opening act was not mentioned in the review, not necessarily that neither of them opened.

I'll keep digging, but do let me know if either artist rings a bell...

Bert
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby KDOUBLEU » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:18 am

HubieG wrote:
Journey2Infinity wrote:I don't know who opened for Steve on Jan. 20 in KC but it wasn't Sass Jordan. Some guy and his acoustic.


The Jan 16 Deseret News reported that David Broza opened the Jan 15 Salt Lake City concert, while Navarro attended the Jan 27 show in Buffalo, where Jesse Cook is believed to have opened, although that slot isn't 100% certain.

It probably was one of these artists, although picking one would be difficult, as they both are solo acoustic musicians. Perhaps you can look at their videos on YouTube and see if either one looks more familiar.

The Jan 24 Kansas City Star reviewed the Jan 20 KC show, but searches on "Steve Perry" AND "David Broza," or "Steve Perry" AND "Jesse Cook" come up blank, which may simply mean that the opening act was not mentioned in the review, not necessarily that neither of them opened.

I'll keep digging, but do let me know if either artist rings a bell.
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I dont think it was Broza. Must have been Cook
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby HubieG » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:36 pm

So,

With all of the most excellent input I've received so far, here is the FTLOSM tour as best as I can recreate it.

There are still quite a few opening acts, and at least one venue, still unknonwn, so, if you have any information on those, please let me know. Also, I'm still trying to verify that the San Diego, Jacksonville and El Paso concerts actually took place. And, of course, the ever-elusive dates still remain for the LA pre-tour warmup show and the Puerto Rico concert, which, thanks to the folks here, we know actually took place, probably on Feb 28 or Mar 22.

Thanks, again, for your continued input. My goal is to list every location, venue, opening act and date on the tour. It's looking pretty doable so far!...

Bert

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10.21.94 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre, with Sass Jordan
10.22.94 Minneapolis, MN UM Northrop Auditorium, with Sass Jordan
10.24.94 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall (postponed to Jan 20)
10.25.94 St. Louis, MO, American Theatre
10.28.94 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre, with Sass Jordan
10.29.94 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Music Hall, with Sass Jordan
10.30.94 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theatre, with Sass Jordan

11.01.94 Pittsburgh, PA A. J. Palumbo Center, with Sass Jordan
11.02.94 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.04.94 Albany, NY Palace Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.05.94 Bethlehem, PA Lehigh University Stabler Arena, with Sass Jordan
11.06.94 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.09.94 New York, NY Beacon Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.10.94 New York, NY Beacon Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.12.94 Rochester, NY Rochester Auditorium Center (postponed to Jan 28)
11.13.94 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre (postponed to Feb 03)
11.15.94 Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
11.17.94 Lewiston, ME Central Maine Civic Center, with Sass Jordan
11.18.94 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.20.94 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Arena, with Sass Jordan
11.22.94 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.25.94 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, with Sass Jordan
11.26.94 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.27.94 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theatre, with Sass Jordan
11.29.94 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre (postponed to Feb 23)
11.30.94 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre, with Sass Jordan

12.02.94 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
12.03.94 Fort Worth, TX Will Rogers Auditorium, with Sass Jordan
12.06.94 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre (postponed to Mar 11)
12.07.94 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Theatre, with Sass Jordan
12.09.94 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre, with Sass Jordan
12.11.94 Fresno, CA Warnors Theatre, with Sass Jordan
12.15.94 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre, with Sass Jordan
12.16.94 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre, with Sass Jordan
12.18.94 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre, with Sass Jordan

01.09.95 Spokane, WA Spokane Opera House
01.11.95 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
01.13.95 Seattle, WA 5th Avenue Theatre
01.15.95 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall, with David Broza
01.17.95 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
01.19.95 Burlington, IA Burlington Memorial Auditorium
01.20.95 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall
01.22.95 Columbus, OH Franklin County Veterans Memorial
01.24.95 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
01.25.95 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium, with Sass Jordan
01.27.95 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
01.28.95 Rochester, NY Rochester Auditorium Center
01.31.95 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center

02.02.95 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
02.03.95 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre, with David Broza
02.05.95 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center
02.06.95 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre, with David Broza
02.08.95 Springfield, MA Springfield Symphony Hall, with Bonepony
02.09.95 New Haven, CT The Palace
02.11.95 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
02.12.95 Wheeling, WV Wheeling Civic Center
02.15.95 Johnstown, PA Johnstown War Memorial (postponed to Apr 05)
02.17.95 Charleston, SC Gaillard Municipal Auditorium (postponed to Apr 01)
02.20.95 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum (cancelled)
02.22.95 Nashville, TN Grand Old Opry House (postponed to Apr 03)
02.23.95 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre (postponed to Mar 26)
02.26.95 Austin, TX UT Frank Erwin Events Center (postponed to Mar 25)
02.28.95 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium (postponed to Apr 12)

03.02.95 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre (postponed to Apr 14)
03.07.95 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall, with Bonepony
03.08.95 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre, with Bonepony
03.11.95 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre, with Bonepony
03.13.95 Irvine, CA UC Irvine Bren Events Center, with Bonepony
03.14.95 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre, with Bonepony
03.16.95 Fresno, CA Warnors Theatre
03.17.95 Stateline, NV Caesar’s Lake Tahoe (cancelled)
03.18.95 Stateline, NV Caesar’s Lake Tahoe (cancelled)
03.24.95 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre (cancelled)
03.26.95 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre (cancelled)
03.31.95 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium (cancelled)

04.01.95 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum (cancelled)
04.03.95 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House (cancelled)
04.05.95 Johnstown, PA Johnstown War Memorial (cancelled)
04.10.95 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre (cancelled)
04.11.95 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre (cancelled)
04.12.95 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium (cancelled)
04.14.95 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre (cancelled)
04.15.95 Sunrise, FL Sunrise Musical Theatre (cancelled)
04.23.95 Fukuoka, JP Fukuoka Sanparesu (cancelled)
04.27.95 Nagoya, JP Nagoya Shimin Kaikan (cancelled)
04.29.95 Osaka, JP Festival Hall (cancelled)
04.30.95 Tokyo, JP Tokyo Bay NK Hall (cancelled)

Looking for verification that the following took place:
• 11.23.94 Jacksonville, FL Unknown Venue, with Sass Jordan
• 12.12.94 San Diego, CA Spreckles Theatre, with Sass Jordan
• 03.10.95 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Bonepony

Looking for the dates for these shows:
• Los Angeles, CA Unknown Venue (pre-tour warmup show)
• San Juan, PR Anfiteatro Tito Puente
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby DracIsBack » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:31 am

Cool threat.

Gotta say though, it must have been tough for his tour manager. I heard he was struggling with bronchitis, plus the obvious demands of the catalog relative to being older.
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby tj » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Seems like a lot of these dates were one right after the other without too much time in between. Sort of like when he was in Journey. I haven't done the detailed comparison, but if so many nights together without enough rest toasted his voice in Journey, I am surprised that the dates here were not spread out more.

Then again, perhaps he had not made the connection. For that matter, did anyone make the connection of singing the catalog nonstop and toasting a voice until Augeri did it?
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby bellairepark73 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 am

tater1977 wrote:This has got to be one of SP's best intros on his ftlosm tour ... up thru the 2.15 mark :P

https://youtu.be/31HVvnGCvtQ

OMG!!! I can't stop laughing. Oh my god. He's crazy and down home. Man, wow. God Steve don't hold back.
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Re: Steve Perry - For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour

Postby bellairepark73 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:27 pm

tj wrote:Seems like a lot of these dates were one right after the other without too much time in between. Sort of like when he was in Journey. I haven't done the detailed comparison, but if so many nights together without enough rest toasted his voice in Journey, I am surprised that the dates here were not spread out more.

Then again, perhaps he had not made the connection. For that matter, did anyone make the connection of singing the catalog nonstop and toasting a voice until Augeri did it?


Right on Tj! I thought that too and didn't get it. I thought he got that correlation and that's one of the reasons why he wanted a more intimate setting (hence video screens and then FLOTSM tour in mostly theaters instead of primarily arenas) and why he stopped in 1987? In fact, didn't he intimate that as much?
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