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1969 Tour Book
Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas, John Lodge

1969 CONCERTS




1969 TOUR BOOK


SETLISTS


1969 CONCERT DATES


This list is not complete. If you have any information (conflicting or additional), please let me know! My email address is at the bottom of this page.

TOUR DATES FOR 1969
JANUARY 1969
6-10BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
25Dunstable, UKCalifornia Ballroom 
27Manchester, UKCollege of Commerce 
FEBRUARY 1969
1Birmingham, UKMother's Club 
5Leicester, UKTop Rank SuiteWith The Nice, Fairport Convention, Alan Bown, & The Bedrocks
6Aberystwyth, UKKings Hall 
7ITV"This Is Tom Jones"Broadcast date
8Southampton, UKSouthampton University 
13Hull, UKSkyline Ballroom 
14London, UKGoldsmith's CollegeWith Alan Bown, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Deviants
15Liverpool, UKLiverpool University 
18BBC Sessions"Top Gear"Taping Date. Set list includes "Lovely to See You" & "Send Me No Wine"
21Sheffield, UKSheffield University 
22Uxbridge, UKBrunel UniversityWith Junior's Eyes, Game
23BBC Sessions"Top Gear"Broadcast Date
25Sheffield, UKSheffield UniversityWith the Hollies, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Fairport Convention
27London, UKLondon College Student Union 
28London, UKCommem Ball, Queen Elizabeth College, KensingtonWith Pink Floyd, The Settlers
MARCH 1969
1Manchester, UKManchester Tech College 
3London, UKJohn Peel's "Top Gear"Taping Date
7Amsterdam, HollandGrand Gala du DisqueWith Gladys Knight & The Pips
15Leicester, UKLoughborough UniversityWith Van Der Graff Generator, Legay
22Birmingham, UKAshton University 
23BBC-1John Peel's "Top Gear"Broadcast date. With Led Zepplin, Free and Deep Purple
28London, UKSeymour HallWith Rainbows
APRIL 1969
2Release of single (UK): "Never Comes the Day / So Deep Within You"
2BBC SessionsTony BrandonTaping date
14-18BBC SessionsTony Brandon 
25Release of Album (UK): "On The Threshold of a Dream"
25Nottingham, UKNottingham Regional College of Technology 
26Birmingham, UKMother's 
27London, UKSadler's WellsWith Pentangle, East of Eden
28-30BBC SessionsTony Brandon 
30Amsterdam, HollandHotel KrasnapolskyEverly Brothers and others
In the Netherlands, they celebrate "Queen's Day" on April 30 every year (even today!). The Moody Blues were a part of the celebration that occurred there in 1969.
MAY 1969
1-2BBC SessionsTony Brandon 
16TV Appearance"Twein"Video from "Nights in White Satin" DVD Never Comes the Day
30Release of Album (US): "On The Threshold of a Dream"
JUNE 1969
Reading, UKUniversity of Readinggraduation dance. Anyone have an exact date?
Amsterdam, HollandunknownBillboard reports 2 concerts and 1 TV appearance. Anyone have exact dates/venues?
2-6BBC SessionsJimmy Young 
23Kenilworth, UKChesford Grange Hotel 
27Exeter, UKExeter University Summer BallWith Colosseum, Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band and Orange Bicycle
27ORTF (French TV)"Tous en Scène"Broadcast Date: Filmed at Kremlin-Bicetre Sep 7, 1968
28Release of single (US): "Never Comes the Day / So Deep Within You"
30BBC SessionsTerry Wogan 
JULY 1969
1-4BBC SessionsTerry Wogan 
AUGUST 1969
2New York City, NYSinger Bowl Music FestivalWith Steppenwolf, Procol Harum and NRBQ
3Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City Pops FestivalWith Janis Joplin, Mothers of Invention, Canned Heat, 3 Dog Night, Joe Cocker and others
5Torquay, UKTown Hall 
7Plymouth, UKVan Dyke ClubWith Audience (the group)
15Upstate New YorkWoodstockCancelled - took a gig in Paris instead

The Moody Blues were invited to play at Woodstock in 1969 and in fact, several Woodstock posters show them as performers. They cancelled their appearance there and according to Justin Hayward, they played at a rally in Paris, France instead. If anyone has a poster/ad/concert ticket/rumor or other information about where the Moodies played in Paris, please write me at my address below.

22Bilzen, BelgiumBilzen Jazz Festival 
22Dutch TV"Jazz Bilzen"YouTube: Tuesday Afternoon
23ATV"Frank Howard Show" 
30Isle of Wight, UKWoodside BayThe British "Woodstock"
SEPTEMBER 1969
1ABC-TV (US)"John Davidson Show"Broadcast date Musical guests: The Committee and The Moody Blues
OCTOBER 1969
Moody Blues launch Threshold Record label in October, 1969
11Leeds, UKLeeds UniversityWith Spico
21BBC TV"Monster Music Mash" 
31Release of single: "Watching and Waiting / Out and In"

NOVEMBER 1969
1San Diego, CACal Western, Golden Gym 
2Los Angeles, CAElysian Park "Love In"With Jefferson Airplane
6TV Appearance"This is Tom Jones"Broadcast date
7Spokane, WAGonzaga UniversityOpening act: Shirley Loraine & The Track
8Seattle, WASeattle Center Arena 
9Vancouver, BCAgrodomeWith Canned Heat
??Salt Lake City, UTSalt Palace 
??Kansas City, KSVeteran's Memorial Auditorium 
13Houston, TXHouston Music TheatreWith Bodine
14San Bernadino, CASwing Auditorium 
15Sacramento, CACal ExpoWith AUM and Country Joe & The Fish
18Detroit, MIGrande-Riviera TheatreWith Humble Pie & The Flock
19Detroit, MIGrande-Riviera TheatreWith Humble Pie & The Flock
21Release of album: "To Our Children's Children's Children"
21Bronx, NYMaritime College 
22Stoney Brook, NYStoney Brook University Gym2 shows; Blodwyn Pig opened. During one show, Timothy Leary jumped up onstage and joined them for "Legend of a Mind"
27Grand Rapids, MIFountain Street Church2 shows; With Humble Pie
28Detroit, MIGrande BallroomWith Humble Pie, Savage Grace
28Buffalo, NYKleinhans Music HallWith Humble Pie
29Toronto, ONMassey HallWith Humble Pie
30West Palm Beach, FLInternational Raceway
30Chicago, ILThe AuditoriumWith Humble Pie
STOP THE PRESSES!! The SACD Liner notes for To Our Children's Children's Children are incorrect, the final concert for this tour was played in CHICAGO. There is a review of their Nov 30th concert in the Chicago Tribune (Dec 1, 1969). Thanks to Karl Speck who followed a hunch, and found the right place.
DECEMBER 1969
5Manchester, UKOdeon TheatreWith Trapeze, Timon
6Newcastle, UKOdeon TheatreWith Trapeze, Timon
7Edinburgh, UKUsher HallWith Trapeze, Timon
11Bristol, UKColston HallWith Trapeze, Timon
12London, UKRoyal Albert HallWith Trapeze, Timon

The December 12 concert was recorded in 1969 and released as "Caught Live + 5" in 1977. The "+ 5" were four previously unreleased songs plus "Late Lament", with Graeme Edge credited (which was not done on "Days of Future Passed").

13Southampton, UKGaumont TheatreWith Trapeze, Timon
14Birmingham, UKOdeon TheatreWith Trapeze, Timon
17BBC, Paris Cinema studio"David Symonds Show"Taping date - With Trapeze, Timon
27Radio One"David Symonds Show"Broadcast date - With Trapeze, Timon
27BBC, Royal Albert Hall"Christmas at the BBC"Taping date - Broadcast on Jan 3, 1970
    


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