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1970 Moody Blues
Graeme Edge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas, John Lodge, Justin Hayward

1970 CONCERTS




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1970 CONCERT DATES


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TOUR DATES FOR 1970
JANUARY 1970
3BBC"Moody Blues Christmas
on the BBC"
Broadcast date
MARCH 1970
9Sutton Coldfield, UKBelfrey Hotel 
19New York City, NYFillmore EastWith Argent, Lee Michaels, Joshua Light Show
In another show, Ray mentions that this show was postponed because the equpment did not arrive; the show was made up within the week.
20New York City, NYFillmore East (2 shows)With Argent, Lee Michaels, Joshua Light Show
21New York City, NYFillmore East (2 shows)With Argent, Lee Michaels, Joshua Light Show
24Boston. MABoston GardensWith Steve Miller Band, John Mayall, The American Dream
26Cleveland, OHAllen Theatre2 shows; opening acts: John Mayhall and Argent
31San Antonio, TXHemisphere Arena 
APRIL 1970
1Salt Lake City, UTTerrace BallroomWith Cold Blood
2Berkeley, CABerkeley Community CenterWith Tom Rush
3San Luis Obisbo, CACal Poly UniversityWith In Cold Blood
4Long Beach, CALong Beach ArenaWith Turley Richards, Steve Miller Band, Poco
5San Jose, CASanta Clara County FairgroundsWith Norman Greenbaum and Fritz (including Stevie Nicks)
14Paris, FranceTaverne de l'OlympiaFootage of this French broadcast became "The Lost Performance, Live in Paris - '70" DVD
24Release of single: "Question / Candle of Life"
MAY 1970
30ABC TV (US)"Get It Together"Broadcast date Hosted by Mama Cass Elliot and Sam Riddle. Other guests: Martha Reeves
JUNE 1970
19Salford, UKSalford University 
20Sheffield, UKSheffield University 
23Oxford, UKTrinity CollegeWith Family, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fotheringay
24York, UKYork Univeristy 
25Hull, UKHull University 
26Birmingham, UKKenley College 
27Leeds, UKLeeds University 
28Bath, UKBath Festival 

The Festival included: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Dr John, Steppenwolf, Santana, Johnny Winter, Country Joe, It's a Beautiful Day, Flock, Hot Tuna, and Maynard Ferguson's Big Band, John Mayall's Blues Breakers (featuring Pete Green), and Fairport. The Moody Blues were rained off but The Byrds made their UK reputation by going on instead, playing an acoustic set to ecstatic applause.

JULY 1970
22RIAA certifies "To Our Children's Children's Children" as the Moody Blues' first Gold Album
AUGUST 1970
24Release of single (Europe only): "Melancholy Man / Candle of Life"
7Release of album: "A Question of Balance"
24BBC SessionsDavid Symonds 
29BBC1 TV"It's Lulu" 
30Isle of Wight, UKIsle of Wight Festival 

This was the UK version of Woodstock; a total of 500,000 people participated in three days of music. Guests included The Doors; Jimi Hendrix; Jethro Tull; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; The Who, Ten Years After, Moody Blues, Taste, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis.

SEPTEMBER 1970
6BBC SessionsDave Lee Travis 
7Sutton ColdfieldBelfrey Hotel 
18Detroit, MICobo HallWith Van Morrison
19Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee ArenaWith the James Gang
20Syracuse, NYOnondaga War Memorial AuditoriumWith the James Gang and Dion
21Burlington, VTUniversity of Vermont 
22Boston, MABoston Music HallWith Poco
23New York City, NYMadison Square Garden, Felt ForumWith Poco
24Cleveland, OHPublic HallWith Poco

Cincinnati concert, Sept 25, 1970 - Photographer unknown - from the collection of J. Metz
25Cincinnati, OHCincinnati GardensWith Van Morrison
26Durham, NCDuke UniversityWith Dion
27Philadelphia, PASpectrumWith Dion and Van Morrison

At the beginning of this concert, Ray took a misstep and fell off the stage, breaking his flute. He injured a foot and one arm but insisted on playing. Someone in the audience provided a flute (!) and he was able to finish the show.

OCTOBER 1970
2RIAA certifies both "Days of Future Passed" and "On the Threshold of a Dream" as Gold Albums
14-17ItalyUnknownIncluding Rome and Milan

Concerts were cancelled because after the US Tour, Mike Pinder stayed in the US for surgery on his vocal chords.

23Amsterdam, HollandUnknown 
24Essener, GermanyPop & Blues FestivalWith Savoy Brown, Supertramp
25Saarbrücken, GermanyMessegeländeWith Uriah Heep, The Edgar Broughton Band
26Offenbach, GermanyStadhalleWith Uriah Heep, The Edgar Broughton Band
??London, UKRoyal Festival Hall 
NOVEMBER 1970
2RIAA certifies "A Question of Balance" as a Gold Album
28Sheffield, UKSheffield University 
DECEMBER 1970
3Palo Alto, CAStanford University, Maples PavilionWith Trapeze
4San Diego, CASan Diego Sports ArenaWith Trapeze
5Kansas City, MOMunicipal AuditoriumWith Trapeze
6Dallas, TXDallas Memorial AuditoriumWith Trapeze
7Austin, TXMunicipal AuditoriumWith Trapeze
8Oklahoma City, OKUniv of OK, Gregory GymWith Trapeze
9RIAA certifies "In Search of the Lost Chord" as a Gold Album
9Houston, TXSam Houston ColiseumWith Trapeze
10St. Louis, MOSt. Louis ArenaWith Trapeze
11Denver, CODenver ColiseumWith Trapeze
12Los Angeles, CAThe Fabulous ForumWith Spirit and Trapeze
14New York City, NYCarnegie HallTwo shows - With Trapeze
    


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