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1968 Moody Blues
Graeme Edge, Mike Pinder, Justin Hayward (seated), Ray Thomas, John Lodge

1968 CONCERTS




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1968 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 1968
JANUARY 1968
1BBC SessionsDavid SymondsLive broadcast
1-5BBC SessionsPete Brady 
6French TV"Bouton Rouge""Peak Hour"
8Paris, FranceSalle Pleyel 
8-12BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
20Dunstable, UKCalifornia BallroomWith Two of Each, The Associates
24Cannes, FranceMIDEM Festival With Procol Harum, Spooky Tooth, David McWilliams and Brian Auger Trinity
FEBRUARY 1968
3Nelson, UKImperial Ballroom 
3ABC TV (US"Doddy's Music Box" 
4BBC Sessions"Top Gear" 
8Yeovil, UKLiberal Hall 
9Nottingham, UKPortland Buildings 
10BBC Sessions"Pete's People" 
10Folkestone, UKLees Cliff Hall 
16Cambridge, UKFitzwilliam College 
17Grays, Essex, UKGrays Tech College 
17Terneuzen, HollandHet Patronaatcancelled - Pink Floyd played instead
18-23Vlissingen, HollandUnknowncancelled
18-23Groningen, HollandUnknowncancelled
24Nantwich, UKCivic Hall 
25Kirklevington, UKCountry Club 
26Paris, FranceOlympiaSet list includes Fly Me High, Bye Bye Bird, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Nights in White Satin, What am I Doing Here?
27Manchester, UKManchester UniversityWith Manfred Mann
28Newcastle, UKMayfair 
28French TV"Tilt Magazine"Broadcast Date
MARCH 1968
1Oxford, UKHeadington Tech CollegeWith The Move
2Weston-super-MareWinter Gardens 
5Birmingham, UKShenley Green Youth Club 
6Portsmouth, UKPortsmouth Tech College 
8Sheffield, UKSorby Hall 
9German TV"Beat Club"With Traffic, Manfred Mann, B.B. King, Georgie Fame
9Manchester, UKSloopy's 
10French TV"Dim Dam Dom""Nights in White Satin"
11-15BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
13Birmingham, UKTown HallWith Manfred Man, Spencer Davis Group, Picadilly Line
15Reading, UKUniversity of Reading 
22London, UKMiddle-earthWith Clouds
30BBC Sessions"Follow the Stars" 
MAY 1968
4Sheffield, UKSheffield UniversityWith "The Reception"
13-17BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
25BBC Sessions"Pete's People" 
27-31BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
JUNE 1968
21-22The Hague, HollandHoutrusthallenFestival: "The First Holiness Kitschgarden for the Liberation of Love and Peace in Colours"
With Pink Floyd, Cream, Traffic, The Move and others

Moody Blues are listed to the left of center, above Buddha's head

28Release of single: "Voices in the Sky / Dr. Livingstone, I Presume"
29London, UKQueen Elizabeth HallOpening act: Alan Stivell (Celtic Harpist)
29BBC Sessions"Saturday Club" 
JULY 1968
UNKBridlington, UKThe Spa TheaterWith Alan Bown Set and others
7BBC SessionsStuart Henry 
13BBC Sessions"Saturday Club"Broadcast Date. With The The Kinks, Rosetta Hightower and Richard Barnes with The Pete Smith Orchestra
13French TV"Le Soir en Danse" 
15-19BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
16BBC Sessions"Top Gear" with John PeelTaping Date
19Release of US single: "Tuesday Afternoon / Another Morning"
21BBC Sessions"Top Gear" with John PeelBroadcast Date
26Release of Album: "In Search of the Lost Chord"
29-31BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
30French TV"Tienerklanken"Broadcast Date 
30Dutch TV"Jazz Bilzen"Broadcast Date 
AUGUST 1968
1-2BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
12-16BBC SessionsJimmy Young 
17"The Continent"Unknown 
18"The Continent"Unknown 
19"The Continent"Unknown 
20Prague, Czechoslovakia"Europarty"With Peggy Lee and others (Taping date)
There are some clips of the Moody Blues playing in Prague - two are found HERE, on Yvonne Bouton's fabulous "Moody Blues Around the World" page. The Communist take-over occured on the night of August 21 (You can find out more about the history of this event HERE).

From an interview in Outre Magazine (Aug 14, 2000), Justin Hayward told Vincent Barajas what it was like:

"We did become involved [in the anti-war movement], and I think the thing that hit us most was that we were in Czechoslovakia when the Russians rolled in...." [During the “Prague Spring“ of 1968, Czech leader Alexander Dubcek reaffirmed Czechoslovak‘s alliance with the Soviet Union, and cemented Czechoslovakia‘s commitment to Communism] "The British Air Force very kindly got us out, and it wasn't until we got back to England that we realized what was going on. It left a big impression on us - and not only because we never got paid! ... We thought all that was over. It made a big mark, and then when we went to America..."
(The full interview can be found HERE.)

21"The Continent"Unknown 
22"The Continent"Unknown 
23"The Continent"Unknown 
24"The Continent"Unknown 
24BBC SessionsTony Brandon 
25"The Continent"Unknown 
SEPTEMBER 1968
6BBC TV"How It Is" 
7Paris, FranceL’Antenne de Chapiteau du Kremlin-Bicętre"Fęte de l'Humanité" - More than 300,000 attended. Broadcast on Nov 26 "Tous en Forme", and in 1969 as "Tous en Scene"
9-13BBC SessionsJimmy Young 
11Twickenham, UKEel-Pie Island Jazz Club 
14BBC TV"Colour Me Pop"Broadcast date
16BBC Sessions"Radio One O'Clock" 
20Canterbury, UKBridge Country Club 
27Hereford, UKHillside 
OCTOBER 1968
4Braintree, UKYouth Centre 
5Ryde, UKSeagull 
7BBC Sessions"Afternoon Pop" 
8London, UKThe Marquee Club With Keef Hartley
12Release of US single: "Ride My See-Saw / Voices in the Sky"
19BBC Sessions"Pete's Saturday People" 
21-25BBC SessionsDavid CashBroadcast Date
20Minneapolis, MNunknownCancelled: Equipment grounded in Boston after cargo plane loses engine over Atlantic
22Chicago, ILKinetic PlaygroundWith Ten Years After
23Chicago, ILKinetic PlaygroundWith Ten Years After
25Release of UK single: "Ride My See-Saw / A Simple Game"
25New York City, NYFillmore EastWith John Mayall, Rhinoceros (2 shows)
26New York City, NYFillmore EastWith John Mayall, Rhinoceros (2 shows)
NOVEMBER 1968
1Boston, MAPsychedelic SupermarketWith the Tom Swift Electrical Band (featuring Billy Squier)
2Boston, MAPsychedelic SupermarketWith the Tom Swift Electrical Band (featuring Billy Squier)
3Baltimore, MDCivic CenterWith Cream & Terry Reid
8Philadelphia, PAElectric FactoryWith Ars Nova (Pink Floyd cancelled)
9Philadelphia, PAElectric FactoryWith Ars Nova (Pink Floyd cancelled)
10Cleveland, OHCleveland Grande2 shows
11-15BBC SessionsDave CashBroadcast date
15Seattle, WAEagles AuditoriumPoster is incorrect
16Seattle, WAEagles AuditoriumPoster is incorrect
15Chicago, ILKinetic Playground 
16Chicago, ILKinetic Playground 
17Detroit, MIGrande BallroomWith The Move
18-22BBC SessionsJimmy YoungBroadcast date
21San Francisco, CAFillmore WestWith Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch
22San Francisco, CAFillmore WestWith Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch
23San Francisco, CAFillmore WestWith Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch
24San Francisco, CAFillmore WestWith Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch
26Pocatello, IDHigh School AuditoriumWith The Affection Collection
27San Diego, CAGrossmont College Gym With Spirit, Framework
29Los Angeles, CAShrine AuditoriumWith Jeff Beck, 10 Years After, Mint Tatoo
30Los Angeles, CAShrine AuditoriumWith Jeff Beck, 10 Years After, Mint Tatoo
DECEMBER 1968
6Seattle, WAEagle Auditorium 
7Seattle, WAEagle Auditorium 
7Detroit, MIDetroit GrandeConcert cancelled
8Detroit, MIDetroit GrandeConcert cancelled
8Vancouver, BCThe Garden AuditoriumOpening groups: Mother Trucker's Yellow Duck and Black Snake Blues Band.
Per the 1973 Tourbook this was last 1968 North American date
13Harrisburg, PAZembo MosqueWith Vanilla Fudge
Cancelled - Visa problems getting back into US
16-20BBC SessionsJimmy Young 
    


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