Alvin Lee - Ten Years After Gigs 1972

The Ten Years After touring machine continues to crisscross the Atlantic with tours of the USA. UK and Europe, and the band also makes its first trip to Japan.
Alvin Lee 1972

January 8, 1972 - University/Reading, England
with: Stealers Wheel


January 13, 1972 - University/Birmingham, England


January 14, 1972 - University/Sheffield, England
also on the bill: Supertramp


January 15, 1972 - University/Lancaster, England
with: National Head Band


January 19, 1972 - University/Cardiff, England
with: Jude


January 21, 1972 - University/Liverpool, UK


January 22, 1972 - University/Leeds, UK
with: Spirogyra


January 25, 1972 - University/Brighton, UK
with: Jude


January 27, 1972 - University/Nottingham, UK
with: Jude


January 26, 1972 - Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, NL
Opening: Wild Turkey


January 27, 1972 - De Doelen/Rotterdam, NL


January 28, 1972 - University/Salford, UK
also on the bill: Supertramp


January 29, 1972 - University/Leicester, UK


February 21, 1972 - Konserthuset/Gothenburg, Sweden


March 3, 1972 - Deutschlandhalle/Berlin, Germany
One Of These Days, Once There Was A Time, Standing At The Station, Good Morning Little School Girl, Slow Blues In C, Jam, Sweet Little Sixteen, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You.


March 4, 1972 - Musikhalle (Großer Saal)/Hamburg, Germany


March 5, 1972 - Phillipshalle/Dusseldorf, GER


March 6, 1972 - Oberrheinhalle/Offenburg, GER


March 8, 1972 - Ebertshalle/Ludwigshafen, Germany
One Of These Days, Once There Was A Time, Standing At The Station, Silly Thing, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, Slow Blues In C, Jam (20+ minutes long!), Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You
also on the bill: Patto


March 10, 1972 - Messehalle/Nuremberg, GER


March 24, 1972 - Ahoy Hall/Rotterdam, NL


March 25, 1972 - Forest National/Brussels, Belgium
Partial Set List: Once There Was A Time, Let The Sky Fall, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen.
with: Supertramp


March 28, 1972 - Bolzano, Italy


March 29, 1972 - Reggio Emilia, Italy


March 30, 1972 - Rome, Italy


April 1, 1972 - Festhalle/Frankfurt, Germany
One Of These Days, Once There Was A Time, Standing At The Station, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit (introduced as "Frankfurt Express"), Slow Blues In C, You Give Me Loving, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You.
with: Patto


April 2, 1972 - Karlsruhe, Germany


April 3, 1972 - Festhalle/Bern, Switzerland
Supertramp opened this show
One Of These Days, Once There Was A Time, Standing At The Station, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, Slow Blues In C, You Give Me Loving (introduced by Alvin as "a new number"), Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You

April 17, 1972 - Winnipeg Arena/Winnipeg, MB
also on the bill: Fludd


April 27, 1972 - Tucson Community Center/Tucson, AZ
also on the bill: Procol Harum


April 28, 1972 - Santa Clara County Fairgrounds/San Jose, CA
with Chilliwack and High Flying Bird


April 29, 1972 - University of the Pacific/Stockton, California
Opening acts Wild Turkey, Tower of Power
Set List: One of These Days, Once There Was a Time, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, Slow Blues in “C”, Classical Thing, Scat Thing,I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes, I’m Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock and Roll You, Sweet Little Sixteen, Roll Over Beethoven:


May 4, 1972 - Nippon Budokan/Tokyo, Japan
With Procol Harum
One Of These Days, Once There Was A Time, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, Slow Blues In C, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home/Blue Suede Shoes, Sweet Little Sixteen.


May 6, 1972 - Koseinenkin Hall/Osaka, Japan


May 7, 1972 - Osaka Festival Hall/Osaka, Japan


June 5, 1972 - Hofheinz Pavilion/Houston TX


June 15, 16 & 17, 1972 - Boston Tea Party/Boston, Massachusetts
Mott the Hoople is the opening act.


August 13, 1972 - Berkshire - Reading, England
Ten Years After headlines on the third and last day of the 11th National Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock Festival. On the bill with Ten Years After were: Quintessence, Status Quo, Roy Wood's Wizard, Stray, Matching Mole, Vinegar Joe, Gillian McPherson, Stachridge, Sutherland Brothers, Mahatma Kane Jeeves and String Driven Thing


September 11, 1972 - Stadthalle/Bremen, GER


September 12, 1972 - Grugahalle/Essen, GER


September 13, 1972 - Circus Krone/Munich, GER


September 26, 1972 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Also on the bill were Edgar Winter & Frampton's Camel
Setlist: One of These Days, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Rock 'n Roll Music to the World,Hobbit, Standing at the Station, Turned Off TV Blues, I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama


September 28, 1972 - Onondaga County War Memorial/Syracuse, NY
also on the bill: J. Geils Band


September 29, 1972 - Nassau Coliseum/Uniondale, NY
also on the bill: Edgar Winter


September 30, 1972 - Baltimore Civic Center/Baltimore, MD
also on the bill: J. Geils Band


The ninth TYA album 'Rock & Roll Music to the World' is released in October 1972


October 1, 1972 - Academy of Music/New York City, New York
One Of These Days, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little School Girl, Jam in "G", Rock & Roll Music To The World, Hobbit (introduced as "Rambling Rose"), Standing At The Station, Turned Off TV Blues, brief Jam (introduced by Alvin as a "Fox Trot"), Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Choo Choo Mama, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You (instrumental only, an exhausted Alvin mis-cues on the vocal), Roll Over Beethoven/I Hear You Knockin' But You Can't Come In/Johnny B. Goode (medley).
with: Ramatam


October 3, 1972 - Rhode Island Auditorium/Providence, RI
also on the bill: Edgar Winter, Eggs Over Easy


October 4, 1972 - Music Hall/Boston, MA(1st of 2 nights)
Set List: One of These Days, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Jazz Jam, Rock 'n Roll Music to the World, Hobbit, Standing at the Station, Turned Off TV Blues, Silly Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Choo Choo Mama, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'n Roll You,


October 5, 1972 - Music Hall/Boston, Massachusetts
One Of These Days, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little School Girl, Jam (introduced by Alvin as a "Jazz Jam"), Rock & Roll Music To The World, Hobbit, Standing At The Station, Turned Off TV Blues, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Sweet Little Sixteen, Choo Choo Mama, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock & Roll You


October 6, 1972 - Civic Arena/Pittsburgh, PA
also on the bill: Edgar Winter


October 7, 1972 - Arie Crown Theatre/Chicago, IL


October 8, 1972 - Cleveland Public Hall/Cleveland, OH
also on the bill: Black Oak Arkansas


October 9, 1972 - Cobo Arena/Detroit, MI
also on the bill: Poco, Flo & Eddie


October 11, 1972 - Scope Arena/Norfolk, VA


October 12, 1972 - Atlanta Municipal Auditorium/Atlanta, GA
also on the bill: Ramatam


October 13, 1972 - Jacksonville Coliseum/Jacksonville, FL


October 14, 1972 - Hollywood Sportatorium/Hollywood, FL
also on the bill: Ramatam


October 15, 1972 - Bayfront Center/St. Petersburg, FL
also on the bill: Ramatam, Nils Lofgren


October 26, 1972 - Hard Rock/Manchester, England
also on the bill: Frankie Miller


October 28, 1972 - Town Hall/Birmingham, England


October 29, 1972 - City Hall/Newcastle, England


October 30, 1972 - Caley Cinema/Edinburgh, Scotland


November 2 & 3, 1972 - Rainbow/London, England


November 4, 1972 - Stadium/Liverpool, England


November 6, 1972 - DeMontfort Hall/Leicester, England


November 7, 1972 - St. George's Hall/Bradford, England


November 8, 1972 - Victoria Hall Hanley/Stoke On Trent, England
One Of These Days, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little School Girl, Jam, Rock & Roll Music To The World, Turned Off TV Blues, Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama.


November 9, 1972 - Colston Hall/Bristol, England


November 16, 1972 - Lubbock Municipal Coliseum/Lubbock, TX
also on the bill: Wild Turkey, B.W.Stevenson


November 17, 1972 - Hofheinz Pavilion/Houston, TX
with: Wild Turkey


November 18, 1972 - Myriad Convention Center/Oklahoma City, OK
also on the bill: ZZ Top, Wild Turkey


November 19, 1972 - Pershing Auditorium/Lincoln, NE
also on the bill: Wild Turkey, B.W.Stevenson


November 22, 1972 - Kiel Auditorium/St. Louis, MO
also on the bill: REO, Ted Nugent, Wild Turkey


November 24, 1972 - The Spectrum/Philadelphia, PA
also on the bill: Chuck Berry, Wild Turkey


November 25, 1972 - Cumberland County Memorial Arena/Fayetteville, NC


November 26, 1972 - Carolina Coliseum/Columbia, SC
also on the bill: Edgar Winter, Wild Turkey


November 28, 1972 - Salt Palace/Salt Lake City, UT
also on the bill: The Eagles, Wild Turkey


November 29, 1972 - Denver Coliseum/Denver, CO
also on the bill: ZZ Top


December 1 & 2, 1972 - Winterland/San Francisco, California
Dec. 2 setlist: One of these Days, You Give Me Loving, Spoonful, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Hobbit (Winterland Express), Rock 'n Roll Music to the World, Standing at the Station, Slow Blues in C, Jam in the key of C, Help Me, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Sweet Little Sixteen, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'n Roll You
also on the bill: ZZ Top, Wild Turkey


December 3, 1972 - Pacific Coliseum/Vancouver, BC
The support act is Chilliwack.


December 4, 1972 - Seattle Center Arena/Seattle, WA
One Of These Days, Silly Thing, You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little School Girl, Rock & Roll Music To The World, Hobbit, Standing At The Station, Turned Off TV Blues, Crossroads , Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes, I’m Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Sweet Little Sixteen.


December 7, 1972 - Forum/Inglewood, CA
with: Malo


December 8, 1972 - San Diego Sports Arena/San Diego, CA
with: Malo, Wild Turkey


December 10, 1972 - Honolulu Intl. Center Arena/Honolulu, HI
with: The Eagles


December 11, 1972 - Portland Memorial Coliseum/Portland, OR
with: Malo


December 13, 1972 - Palladium/Hollywood, California
Spoonful , You Give Me Loving, Good Morning Little School Girl, Rock & Roll Music To The World, Jam in the key of E, Hobbit, Standing At The Station, I May Be Wrong But I Won't Be Wrong Always (Alvin says "we would like to do something a bit different for old time's sake, this is something we used to do"), Classical Thing, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama
also on the bill: Wild Turkey, Roxy Music


"Choo Choo Mama" & "Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'n Roll You" (c1972)
Black and white video footage of these two songs being performed live by TYA in what is probably 1972 appeared in a 1989 Swiss TV Special about Ten Years After when the band reformed. Unfortunately, only about 30 seconds of each song is shown.