1980

August 24, 1980 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA (Benefit For The Children Of Lula Love & The "Gathering") September 1-3 & 5-7, 1980 Wembley Arena, London, ENG (poss 1-8) October 23, 1980 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY October 30-31, 1980 Summit, Houston, TX November 1, 1980 Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA November 2-3, 1980 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX November 7, 1980 Forum, Montréal, QC November 9, 1980 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA November 11, 1980 Boston Garden, Boston, MA November 12-13, 1980 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY November 16, 1980 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH November 17, 1980 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Gil Scott-Heron) November 20, 1980 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN November 22, 1980 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL November 23, 1980 Checkerdome, St. Louis, MO November 26, 1980 Capital Centre, Landover, MD November 28, 1980 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC November 29, 1980 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN November 30, 1980 Omni, Atlanta, GA December 2, 1980 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN December 4, 1980 University of Colorado Balch Fieldhouse, Boulder, CO December 5, 1980 McNichols Arena, Denver, CO December 7, 1980 Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (poss 7-8) December 8, 1980 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA December 11, 1980 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA December 12-13, 1980 Forum, Los Angeles, CA December 16, 1980 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ December 18, 1980 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC December 19-20, 1980 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA

1981

January 11, 1981 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI January 16, 1981 Capital Centre, Landover, MD January 17, 1981 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT January 24, 1981 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY January 27, 1981 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH (supported by Gil Scott-Heron) March 29, 1981 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN (Tokyo Ongakusai 1981) March 31-April 1, 1981 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN April 11, 1981 Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, NZ April 13, 1981 Athletic Park, Wellington, NZ May 6, 1981 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED May 9, 1981 Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen, DEN May 10, 1981 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, SWE May 11, 1981 Drammenshallen, Drammen, NOR May 13, 1981 Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm, SWE May 15, 1981 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, GER May 17, 1981 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SUI May 18, 1981 Olympiahalle, Munich, GER May 19, 1981 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, AUT May 21, 1981 Festhalle, Frankfurt, GER May 22, 1981 Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, GER May 24, 1981 Forest National, Brussels, BEL May 28, 1981 Les Arenes, Frejus, FRA May 31, 1981 Patinoire de Boulogne, Boulogne, FRA June 1, 1981 Palais des Sports, Grenoble, FRA October 30, 1981 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "American Bandstand" performing "Master Blaster (Jammin')")

1982

January 15, 1982 National Mall, Washington DC (MLK National Holiday March) June 6, 1982 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA (Peace Sunday Committee Benefit 1982) June 12, 1982 Astrodome, Houston, TX (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones with Patti Austin & James Ingram, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Millie Jackson & Luther Vandross) June 19, 1982 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones with Patti Austin & James Ingram, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Ashford & Simpson, Skyy) July 10, 1982 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Quincy Jones with Patti Austin & James Ingram, Ashford & Simpson, Kool & The Gang, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Sister Sledge) August 1, 1982 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones with Patti Austin & James Ingram, Luther Vandross, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Ashford & Simpson, Third World) August 4, 1982 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, JAM August 14, 1982 Superdome, New Orleans, LA (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Quincy Jones with Patti Austin & James Ingram, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Kool & The Gang, Ashford & Simpson) August 30, 1982 Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI (1982 Michigan State Fair) September 2, 1982 CNE Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, ON October 28, 1982 Kokusai Center, Fukuoka, JPN October 29, 1982 Aichi-ken Taiikukan, Nagoya, JPN October 31-November 2, 1982 Festival Hall, Osaka, JPN November 4-5, 1982 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN November 6, 1982 Bunka Taiikukan, Yokohama, JPN November 8, 1982 Miyagi-ken Sports Center, Sendai, JPN November 9, 1982 Kooriyama Sougou Taiikukan, Kooriyama, JPN November 14, 1982 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1983

March 25, 1983 Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA (Motown 25) May 7, 1983 New York City, NY (US TV "Saturday Night Live" performing "Overjoyed" & "Go Home") September 1, 1983 Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, ON September 2, 1983 Forum, Montreal, QC September 4, 1983 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS September ?-?, 1983 Resorts International Superstar Theater, Atlantic City, NJ (week long engagement) October 13-16, 1983 Opera House, Boston, MA October 18-23, 1983 Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY November 2-4, 1983 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL

November 28-29, 1983 Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA November 28-December 4, 1983 Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA

December 14-15 & 17-18, 1983 Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, CA

1984

January 15, 1984 Capital Centre, Landover, MD April 12-15, 1984 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI June 2, 1984 Stade de Schaerbeek Stadion, Brussels, BEL June 4-5, 1984 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, FRA June 10, 1984 Freilichtbuhne Loreley, St. Goarshausen, GER June 20-22, 1984 NEC, Birmingham, ENG June 24, 1984 Vetch Field, Swansea, WAL June 27, 1984 Brighton Centre, Brighton, ENG June 29-30, 1984 Earls Court, London, ENG (2 shows on the 30th)

July 3, 1984 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, FRA July 3-5, 1984 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, FRA

July 7-8, 1984 Wembley Arena, London, ENG July 11, 1984 Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, FRA July 12, 1984 Le Stade Coubertin, Cannes, FRA July 14, 1984 Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg, FRA July 18, 1984 Waldbühne, Berlin, GER July 20, 1984 Eisstadion, Mannheim, GER July 21, 1984 Carl-Diem-Halle, Würzburg, GER July 24, 1984 Palasport di San Siro, Milan, ITY July 27, 1984 Olympiahalle, Munich, GER July 29, 1984 Olympiahalle, Munich, GER July 30, 1984 Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, GER August 1, 1984 Freilichtbühne, Bad Segeberg, GER August 4, 1984 Malmö Stadion, Malmö, SWE August 7, 1984 Jäähalli, Helsinki, FIN August 10, 1984 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED August 14, 1984 Estadio Municipal De Football, Marbella, SPA August 17, 1984 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, POR August 19, 1984 RDS Arena, Dublin, IRE August 20, 1984 Estadio Del Rayo Vallecano, Madrid, SPA August 22, 1984 Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, SPA August 30, 1984 Sporthalle, Cologne, GER September 1, 1984 Palasport di San Siro, Milan, ITY September 3, 1984 Wembley Arena, London, ENG September 7, 1984 Festhalle, Frankfurt, GER September 9, 1984 Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, GER September 11, 1984 Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, FRA

1985

May 14, 1985 New York City, NY (US TV "Late Night With David Letterman" performing "Tossin' and Turnin'", "There's Something on Your Mind", "Love Me Do", "Hitch Hike" & "I Was Made to Love Her") June 16, 1985 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA July 1, 1985 Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY October 11, 1985 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "Solid Gold" peforming "Go Home") October 23-25, 1985 Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, JPN October 27, 1985 Kokusai Center, Fukuoka, JPN

October 29, 1985 Yoyogi Stadium, Shibuya, JPN October 29-31, 1985 Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan, Tokyo, JPN

November 2-3, 1985 Kourakuen Kyuujou, Tokyo, JPN November 3, 1985 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN ? November 5, 1985 Sendai-shi Taiikukan, Sendai, JPN November 7-8, 1985 Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo, JPN

1986

By network broadcasting standards, the night of January 20th, 1986, had more than its share of rarely-seen-on-TV highlights. Bob Dylan and his band glided through a gently pulsing, almost R&B take on “I Shall Be Released,” and Dylan joined Peter, Paul and Mary for “Blowin’ in the Wind” — remarkably, the first time all four had ever sung that song together onstage. Whitney Houston, energized and vocally stirring, bounded onstage to join Ashford and Simpson for “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Even with all that star power, the night belonged to Stevie Wonder. At the end of the two-hour telecast, which was titled “An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.,” all those performers — along with Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, Eddie Murphy, Gregory Hines, and others — gathered onstage with Wonder to sing “Happy Birthday,” his jubilant tribute to King. Before it began, Wonder told the audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to grab some of the green glowsticks under the seats; once they lit them up, he added, somewhat whimsically, “You look marvelous.” But it was also a serious night, a triumphant climax for Wonder’s nearly decade-long quest to ensure that his hero’s birthday was honored as a national holiday.


February 24, 1986 Forum, Inglewood, CA February 25, 1986 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (28th Grammy Awards 1986 peforming "Part-Time Lover") June 17, 1986 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA June 18, 1986 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR June 21, 1986 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA June 26, 1986 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA June 27-28, 1986 Forum, Inglewood, CA June 29, 1986 Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA June 30, 1986 ASU Activity Center, Tempe, AZ July 3, 1986 Summit, Houston, TX July 5, 1986 Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA July 10, 1986 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA July 12, 1986 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX July 13, 1986 Montagne Center, Beaumont, TX July 18, 1986 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO July 19, 1986 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO July 24, 1986 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI July 26-27, 1986 Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL August 2, 1986 Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI August 3, 1986 Centennial Hall, Toledo, OH August 8, 1986 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA August 10, 1986 Capital Centre, Landover, MD August 15, 1986 Civic Center, Hartford, CT August 16-17, 1986 Centrum, Worcester, MA August 21, 1986 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA August 23, 1986 Omni, Atlanta, GA August 24, 1986 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL August 28, 1986 Cajundome, Lafayette, LA August 30, 1986 Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum, Birmingham, AL September 5, 1986 Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA September 6, 1986 Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA September 7, 1986 Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, NE September 12, 1986 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH September 13, 1986 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY September 14, 1986 MTSU Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, TN September 19, 1986 Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY September 26, 1986 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY October 1, 1986 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY October 2, 1986 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY October 3, 1986 Civic Center, Providence, RI October 4, 1986 RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY October 7, 1986 Colisée de Québec, Quebec City, QC October 8, 1986 Forum, Montreal, QC October 9, 1986 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC October 10, 1986 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON October 12, 1986 Civic Centre, Ottawa, ON October 15, 1986 Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, MB October 17, 1986 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, AB October 18, 1986 Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AB October 20, 1986 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC October 22, 1986 Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, WA October 26, 1986 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA November 2, 1986 McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO November 8, 1986 McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, AZ

1987

March 23, 1987 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA (Soul Train Awards 1987 peforming "I Can Only Be Me") May 19-21, 1987 NEC, Birmingham, ENG (Postponed until September) May 23-26 & 28-31, 1987 Wembley Arena, London, ENG (Postponed until September) June 8, 1987 Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles, CA July 4, 1987 Capital Centre, Landover, MD (Welcome Home 1987) July 12, 1987 Stade de la Bocca, Cannes, FRA September 3-6, 1987 Wembley Arena, London, ENG (rescheduled from May) September 8, 1987 NEC Arena, Birmingham, ENG September 10, 1987 Waldbühne, Berlin, GER September 13, 1987 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED September 15, 1987 NEC Arena, Birmingham, ENG September 28, 1987 Olympiahalle, Munich, GER October 12, 1987 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, GER October 13, 1987 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, GER October 30-November 1, 1987 Entertainment Centre, Perth, AUS November 3, 1987 Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, AUS November 6, 1987 Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin, AUS November 9, 1987 Cairns Showgrounds, Cairns, AUS November 10, 1987 Townsville Showgrounds, Townsville, AUS November 12, 1987 Athletic Park, Wellington, NZ November 14, 1987 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ November 18, 1987 Music Bowl, Rockhampton, AUS November 19, 1987 Mackay Showgrounds, Mackay, AUS November 20, 1987 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AUS

November 25-26, 1987 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, AUS November 23-27, 1987 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, AUS

November 28-29, 1987 Bruce Indoor Stadium, Canberra, AUS December 1-2, 1987 Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, AUS December 5, 1987 King George V Oval, Hobart, AUS

1988

March 1, 1988 Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX March 3, 1988 Mistral - Loews Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX April 12, 1988 Kokusai Center, Fukuoka, JPN April 13, 1988 Sun Plaza, Hiroshima, JPN April 15-17, 1988 Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, JPN April 19-20, 1988 Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, JPN April 21, 1988 Shizuoka-ken Kusanagi Sougou Undoujou, Taiikukan, Shizuoka, JPN April 23-24, 1988 Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, JPN April 25-27, 1988 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN April 29, 1988 Sendai-shi Taiikukan, Sendai, JPN May 7, 1988 Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon, CHN June 11, 1988 Wembley Stadium, London, ENG (Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute) June 24, 1988 Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, PR June 28, 1988 Grant Park, Chicago, IL June 30, 1988 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI (SummerFest) July 8, 1988 Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN July 9, 1988 Grant Park, Chicago, IL (Taste of Chicago 1988) July 10, 1988 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, DC (Budweiser Superfest, supported by Earth, Wind & Fire, Freddie Jackson, Teena Marie, The Deele & Al B. Sure) July 23, 1988 Bally's Grand Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ July 24-25, 1988 Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ July 29, 1988 Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH August 21, 1988 The Common, Boston, MA August 23, 25-28 & 31-September 1, 1988 Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY October 22, 1988 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA November 15-16 & 18-20, 1988 Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA November 25-28, 1988 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA December 5-7, 1988 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI

1989

March 5, 1989 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA (Concert Foundation & Concern II) April 5, 1989 Le Stadium, Bourges, FRA (Printemps de Bourges 1989) April 7-8, 1989 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, FRA April 11, 1989 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, GER April 12, 1989 Festhalle, Frankfurt, GER April 26, 1989 Olympiahalle, Munich, GER April 27, 1989 Eisstadion, Mannheim, GER April 30, 1989 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED May 2, 1989 Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, DEN May 9, 1989 SECC, Glasgow, SCOT May 11-14 & 17-19, Wembley Arena, London, ENG May 22, 1989 Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, SCOT May 24-25, 1989 Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, ENG May 27, 1989 Stadion X-lecia, Warsaw, POL May 29, 1989 Sparta Praha Stadion, Prague, CZR May 30, 1989 Štadion TJ Slovan, Bratislava, SLK June 1, 1989 Athens, GRE June 24, 1989 Palazzetto dello Sport, Saint-Vincent, ITY (La Grande Festa dell'estate 1989) June 29, 1989 PalaTrussardi, Milan, ITY July 13, 1989 Wembley Arena, London, ENG October 7, 1989 National Mall, Washington, DC (Housing Now! Rally 1989) October 27, 1989 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN (World Popular Song Festival 1989, performing "Parents of the World") November 13, 1989 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

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