Alvin Lee Gigs 1976 - 1979

Alvin Lee settles into being "solo", tours the UK in 1976 with Alvin Lee Band, and then heads back into the studio, emerging in 1978 with a new band Ten Years Later.

Ten Years Later

Alvin Lee Band
Alvin Lee, Andy Pyle, Tim Hinkley, Bryson Graham)

April 24, 1976 - University/Cardiff, England


April 30, 1976 - University/Bradford, England


May 1, 1976 - Odeon/Birmingham, England


May 7, 1976 - University/Bristol, England


May 8, 1976 - Ipswich - Gaumont, England


May 15, 1976 - University/York, England


May 19, 1976 - Queensway Hall/Dunstable, England


May 22, 1976 - Polytechnic/Leicester, England


May 23, 1976 - Roundhouse - Chalk Farm/London, England


May 31, 1976 - Open Air Concert/Southend United Football Ground, England


June 6, 1976
Sunrise Festival, Offenburg, Germany
Also on the bill: Van De Graaf Generator, Man, War, Procol Harum, Wishbone Ash, Bob Marley, Scorpions.
Partial Set List: Gonna Turn You On, Friday the 13th, Midnight Special, Unreleased Song (10 minutes), Ain't Nothin' Shakin', The Devil's Screaming


Ten Years Later
(Alvin Lee, Tom Compton, Mick Hawksworth)

The album 'Rocket Fuel' is released in April 1978


April 4, 1978 - Audimax/Hamburg, Germany


April 5, 1978 - Stadthalle/Offenbach, Germany


April 6, 1978 - Sartory-Säle/Cologne, Germany


April 7, 1978 - Circus Krone/Munich, Germany


April 8, 1978 - Gustav-Siegle Haus/Stuttgart, Germany


April 9, 1978 - Stadthalle/Erlangen, Germany


April 10, 1978 - Hochschule der Künste/Berlin, Germany


April 13, 1978 - Eurogress/Aachen, Germany


April 14, 1978 - Rosengarten Musensaal/Mannheim, Germany


May 2, 1978 - IMA Auditorium/Flint, MI
also on the bill: BTO


May 3, 1978 - Cobo Arena/Detroit, Michigan
also on the bill: BTO


May 4, 1978 - Dane County Coliseum/Madison, WI
also on the bill: BTO


May 5, 1978 - Hammond Civic Center/Hammond, IN
also on the bill: BTO


May 6, 1978 - International Amphitheatre/Chicago, IL
also on the bill: BTO, Judas Priest


May 13, 1978 - St. Paul Civic Center/St. Paul, MN
also on the bill: Jefferson Starship


May 17, 1978 - Celebrity Theatre/Phoenix, AZ
also on the bill: Dudek Finnigan Krueger Band


May 19, 1978 - Winterland Ballroom/San Francisco, California
Partial Set List: I'm Gonna Turn You On, Good Morning Little School Girl, Help Me, Ain't Nuthin' Shakin', Scat Thing, Hey Joe, I'm Going Home.
also on the bill: Sammy Hagar, Hoodoo Rhythm Devils


May 20, 1978 - California Theatre/San Diego, CA


May 24, 1978 - Uptown Theatre/Kansas City, MO
also on the bill: Shooting Star


May, 1978 - Ritz Music Hall/Corpus Christi, TX
also on the bill: Ultra


May 28, 1978 - Dallas Convention Center/Dallas, TX
also on the bill: The Dixie Dregs


May 30, 1978 - Sam Houston Coliseum/Houston, TX
also on the bill: Dudek Finnigan Krueger Band


May 31, 1978 - Armadillo World Headquarters/Austin, Texas


July 3, 1978 - Long Beach Arena/Long Beach, CA


July 1978 - Stage West/Hartford, Connecticut


July 22, 1978 - Albany-Saratoga Speedway/Malta, NY
also on the bill: BOC, Nantucket, Derringer


July 23, 1978 - Calderone Concert Hall/Hempstead, New York
The concert is broadcast live on WLIR-FM radio: Gonna Turn You On, Good Morning Little School Girl , Help Me, It's a Gaz , Ain't Nuthin' Shakin' (includes a 25 minute drum solo by Tom Compton), Scat Thing, Hey Joe, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Rip It Up.


July 25, 1978 - Scarborough Downs/Scarborough, ME
also on the bill: BOC, Dr. Hook, British Lions


July 27, 1978 - Stanley Theatre/Pittsburgh, PA


July 30, 1978 - Richfield Coliseum/Richfield, OH
also on the bill: Iron City House Rockers


August 2, 1978 - Riverside Theatre/Milwaukee, WI


August 6, 1978 - Oklahoma State Fairgrounds/Oklahoma City, OK
The 'Oklahoma Jam' took place with Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later, Head East, Black Oak Arkansas and Wet Willie


August 11, 1978 - Municipal Auditorium/San Antonio TX
also on the bill: Black Oak Arkansas


August 16, 1978 - Boutwell Auditorium/Birmingham, AL


August 18, 1978 - West Palm Beach Auditorium/West Palm Beach, FL
also on the bill: Black Oak Arkansas


August 19, 1978 - Plant Field/Tampa, FL
The 'Tampa Jam' took place with Alvin Lee & Ten Years After, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Black Oak, Seals & Crofts, Joe Cocker and The Cooper Brothers


August 26, 1978 - Donaupark/Ulm, Germany
Other acts on the bill included:
Genesis, Frank Zappa, Joan Baez, John McLaughlin & The One Truth Band, Scorpions and Brand X.


September 1, 1978 - Radrennbahn-Müngersdorf/Cologne,Germany


September 3, 1978 - Ludwigsparkstadion/Saarbrücken, Germany


September 8, 1978 - Hammersmith Odeon/London, England
Gonna Turn You On, Good Morning Little School Girl, Help Me, It's a Gaz, Ain't Nuthin' Shakin', Scat Thing, Hey Joe, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Rip It Up, Sweet Little Sixteen, Roll Over Beethoven.


September 13, 1978 - Grugahalle/Essen, Germany
Gonna Turn You On, Help Me, Ain't Nuthin' Shakin', It's a Gaz, Hey Joe, Scat Thing, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Rip It Up, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven. This concert is taped and several songs are broadcast on the "Rockpalast" TV program:


September 29, 1978 - Deutschlandhalle/Berlin, Germany


The album 'Ride On' is released in April 1979


May 12, 1979 - Upsala College/East Orange, NJ


May 13, 1979 - Stockton State College/Galloway Township, NJ


May 15, 1979 - IMA Auditorium/Flint, MI
with: Jay Ferguson


May 16, 1979 - Wendler Arena/Saginaw, MI
with: Jay Ferguson


May 17, 1979 - Cobo Arena/Detroit, MI
with: Jay Ferguson


May 22, 1979 - Fox Theatre/Atlanta, GA
with: Blackfoot


May 23, 1979 - Dothan Civic Center/Dothan, AL
with: Blackfoot


May 27, 1979 - Lee County Arena/Fort Myers, FL
with: Black Oak Arkansas, Blackfoot


May 31, 1979 - The Warehouse/New Orleans, LA
with: Black Oak Arkansas, Blackfoot


June 2, 1979 - Municipal Auditorium/Nashville, TN
with: Black Oak Arkansas, Blackfoot


June 6, 1979 - Hara Arena/Dayton, OH
with: Michael Stanley Band, Blackfoot


June 9, 1979 - Stanley Theatre/Pittsburgh, PA


June 10, 1979 - Capital Centre/Largo, MD


June 15, 1979 - Calderone Concert Hall/Hempstead, New York
Partial Set List: Good Morning Little School Girl, Help Me, It's a Gaz, Ain't Nuthin' Shakin', "Rock & Roll" (impromptu jam), Scat Thing ,Hey Joe, I'm Going Home, Choo Choo Mama, Rip It Up.
also on the bill: Blackfoot


June 16, 1979 - Fitchburg Theatre/Largo, MD


June 26, 1979 - Paramount Theatre/Portland OR


June 27, 1979 - Paramount Northwest Theatre/Seattle, WA
also on the bill: The Heaters


June 28, 1979 - Oakland Auditorium/Oakland, California
also on the bill: Blackfoot, SVT


June 29, 1979 - Long Beach Arena/Long Beach, CA
also on the bill: Blackfoot


June 30, 1979 - Raincross Square/Riverside, CA


August 1979 - Mainz, Germany
Ten Years Later performs "Hey Joe" and "Ain't Nuthin Shakin" on the Rock Pop TV show.


August 18, 1979 - Open Air Festival, Ludwigsparkstadion/Saarbrücken, Germany
The other acts were Molly Hatchet, Rory Gallagher, The Commodores and Queen


August 19, 1979 - Jazz-Bilzen Festival/Bilzen, Belgium
also on the bill: , Van Morrison, Nils Lofgren, Inner Circle, Molly Hatchet, Voyager and Darling.


August 24, 1979 - Altstadt-Open-Air/Winterthur, Switzerland
also on the bill: The Cimarons


October 22, 1979 - Düsseldorf, Germany


October 30, 1979 - Rock n Blues@Hemmerleinhalle/Neunkirchen, Germany
also on the bill: Louisiana Red


November 20, 1979 - London, England
Ten Years Later perform “Hey Joe” on the BBC-2 Old Grey Whistle Test TV show.


November 26, 1979 - Odeon/Birmingham, England


November 27, 1979 - De Montfort Hall/Leicester, England


November 28, 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon/London, England


November 29, 1979 - City Hall/Newcastle, England


November 30, 1979 - Colston Hall/Bristol, England