Alvin Lee - Ten Years After Gigs 1970
Alvin Lee & Ten Years After stay faithful to their Fillmore audiences, tour the U.K., appear at the summer's hottest festivals (including the Isle of Wight) and find themselves booked into hockey arenas around the U.S., packing venues like L.A.'s Forum and NYC's Madison Square Garden.
February 26, 1970 - Fillmore East/New York City, New York
The other acts on the bill were Tommy Bolin & Zephyr.
February 27 & 28, 1970 - Fillmore East/New York City, New York
The other acts on the bill were Doug Kershaw and John Hammond.
March 1, 1970 - University Of Hartford/Hartford, Connecticut
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, Working On The Road, Hobbit, Spider In My Web, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home.
Also on the bill: James Taylor
March 6 & 7, 1970 - Eastown Theatre/Detroit, MI
Other acts on the bill: Pig Iron, Fiddler Crab
March 8, 1970 - P.N.E. Gardens/Vancouver, B.C.
Also on the bill: Seeds of Time
March 12-15, 1970 - Fillmore West/San Francisco, California
Other acts on the bill are Buddy Rich, Sea Train and Kimberly.
This concert, obviously in deference to the great Buddy Rich, who preceded TYA on stage, did not include a drum solo
March 21, 1970 - Olympic Auditorium/Los Angeles, California
Love Like A Man (introduced as "A new thing called..."), Good Morning Little School Girl, Working On The Road (introduced as "another one off our new album which is just escaping, it’s a short one called Working On The Road”), Spider In My Web (introduced by Alvin as "Jack Nasty Blues"), Hobbit, 50000 Miles Beneath My Brain (Alvin says "this is another new one"), I'm Going Home.
Also on the bill: Quicksilver Messenger Service
The TYA album 'Cricklewood Green' is released on April 17, 1970
April 29, 1970 - Portland Memorial Coliseum/Portland, Oregon
May 8, 1970 - Lyceum Ballroom/London, England
Ten Years After start a British tour. The supporting acts are Matthews Southern Comfort and Writing On The Wall.
May 9, 1970 - Guildhall/Southampton, England
May 11, 1970 - Town Hall/Birmingham, England
May 13, 1970 - City Hall/Newcastle, England
May 21, 1970 - Music Hall/Aberdeen, Scotland
The supporting act is T-Rex.
May 22, 1970 - Greens Playhouse/Glasgow, Scotland
With Wilde Horse
May 24, 1970 - Caird Hall/Dundee, Scotland
May 25, 1970 - Free Trade Hall/Manchester, England
May 26, 1970 - Usher Hall/Edinburgh, Scotland
June 13, 1970 - Crosley Field/Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Pop Festival, featuring Mighty Quick, Zephyr, Blood Rock, Ten Years After, Grand Funk Railroad, Mountain, Savage Grace, Bob Seger, Mott the Hoople, Iggy & the Stooges, Cradle, Traffic, Alice Cooper and The Sky
June 19 & 20, 1970 - Eastown Theatre/Detroit, MI
The other acts are Ambergris and Salvage.
June 24 & 25, 1970 - Fillmore East/New York City, New York
The other act is Illinois Speed Press.
June 26, 1970 - Aragon Ballroom/Chicago, Illinois
Also on the bill: B.B. King
June 27 & 28, 1970 - Canadian National Expo Grandstand/Toronto, Canada
Dates are part of the Trans Continental Pop Festival
In addition to Ten Years After, other bands on this tour included: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Delaney & Bonnie, Traffic, Buddy Guy, Mountain, Tom Rush, Sea Train and Melanie.
July 2, 1970 - The Playhouse/Westhampton Beach, NY
July 3, 1970 - Stony Brook University/Stony Brook, NY
Also on the bill: MC5, Stalk Forest Group
July 4, 1970 - Asbury Park Convention Hall/Asbury Park, NJ
Also on the bill: Mott the Hoople
July 5, 1970 - 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival/Byron, Georgia
Ten Years After perform at the three day festival which also included Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers, Mountain, Procol Harum, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Jethro Tull, Chambers Brothers and several others.
July 15 1970 - Hampton Beach Casino/Hampton Beach, NH
July 16, 1970 - The Spectrum/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Also on the bill: Mott the Hoople
July 18, 1970 - Randall's Island Pop Festival@Downing Stadium/New York City
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, No Title, Hobbit, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen
The festival featured Delaney & Bonnie, Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Ten Years After and Tony Williams Lifetime
July 19, 1970 - Baltimore Civic Center/Baltimore, MD
Also on the bill: Cactus
July 22, 1970 - The Forum/Inglewood, California
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, No Title, Hobbit, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen.
Also on the bill: Grand Funk, Pacific Gas & Electric
July 23, 1970 - Tarrant County Convention Center/Fort Worth, Texas
July 24, 1970 - Dallas Memorial Auditorium/Dallas, Texas
July 25, 1970 - Sam Houston Coliseum/Houston, TX
Also on the bill: Procol Harum
July 26, 1970 - Convention Center/San Antonio, TX
Also on the bill: Procol Harum
July 27, 1970 - Swing Auditorium/San Bernardino, California
Partial Set List: Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, No Title, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes.
Also on the bill: Crabby Appleton, Flight
July 28-30, 1970 - Fillmore West/San Francisco, California
The other acts on the bill with Ten Years After are Cactus and Toe Fat.
July 31, 1970 - Arizona Veterans Meml. Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
Festival of Rock, featuring Ten Years After, Cactus, Poco, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Crabby Appleton and Poland
August 6, 1970 - Curtis Hixon Hall/Tampa, Florida
August 7, 1970 - Goose Lake Park/Jackson, Michigan
Goose Lake Park Festival, featuring The John Drake Shakedown, SRC, Chicago, John Sebastian, Small Faces and Ten Years After.
August 8, 1970 - Allen Theater/Cleveland, Ohio
Partial Set List: Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, No Title, Hobbit, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes.
Also on the bill: Charade
August 9, 1970 - Mosport Park, Bowmanville, ON
Strawberry Fields Festival
August 10 & 11, 1970 - Capitol Theatre/Port Chester, NY
with Cactus and Haystacks Balboa
August 30, 1970 - Isle Of Wight Festival/Afton Down - I.O.W., England
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, No Title, Hobbit, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little 16.
September 4, 1970 - Deutschlandhalle/Berlin, Germany
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, No Title, Hobbit, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home.
This event was billed as the "Super Concert '70" and the other performers on the bill included Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Cat Mother and Murphy Blend.
September 5, 1970 - Hamburg, Germany
September 6, 1970 - Flügge Lighthouse/Isle
of Fehmarn, Germany
Love and Peace Festival: although TYA was scheduled and ready to play this festival, severe rains and winds brought the stage down, making it impossible for them to go on.
October 27, 1970 - l'Olympia/Paris, France
Love Like A Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, I Say Yeah, Hobbit, She Lies In The Morning, Spider In My Web, I'm Going Home.
October 30, 1970 - Mayfair Ballroom/Newcastle, UK
October 31, 1970 - Winter Gardens Pavilion/Weston-Super-Mare, UK
November 1, 1970 - Pavilion/Bournemouth, England
November 2, 1970 - Civic Hall/Dunstable, England
November 3, 1970 - St. George's Hall/Liverpool, England
November 12, 1970 - Winterland/San Francisco, California
Ten Years After begin their eighth tour of America.
November 13, 1970 - Madison Square Garden/New York, NY
November 14, 1970 - The Spectrum/Philadelphia, PA
with Procol Harum, Leon Russell
November 16, 1970 - Moody Coliseum/Dallas, Texas
Love Like A Man, I'm Coming On, Slow Blues (not "Slow Blues in C"), "Since y Baby Left Me" (traditional blues tune, actual title not known - very similar to the song performed at the 3/7/69 Fillmore West concert), Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, She Lies In The Morning, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen.
November 17, 1970 - Municipal Auditorium/San Antonio, Texas
November 18, 1970 - Sam Houston Coliseum/Houston, Texas
November 19, 1970 - Jai Alai Fronton/Miami, Florida
with Joel Osner
November 20, 1970 - The Syndrome/Chicago, Illinois
with Quarter Mass, Mylon, Skid Row
November 21, 1970 - Berkeley Community Center/Berkeley, California
Love Like A Man, I’m Coming On, Slow Blues, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, She Lies In The Morning, I’m Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen.
November 22, 1970 - Honolulu Int'l. Center Arena/Honolulu, Hawaii
November 25, 1970 - Seattle Center Arena/Seattle, Washington
November 26, 1970 - Freedom Palace/Kansas City, Missouri
November 27, 1970 - The Warehouse/New Orleans, Louisiana
November 28, 1970 - San Jose, California
November 29, 1970 - Sports Arena/San Diego, California
with Paul Butterfield and Mylon
December 1, 1970 - Atlanta Municipal Auditorium/Atlanta, Georgia
"Groupies"/Documentary Film - Maron 1970
Includes backstage and concert footage of Ten Years After, Terry Reid, Spooky Tooth and Joe Cocker & The Grease Band. The TYA footage includes comments from Alvin and live clips of Help Me and Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.