Elf: Carolina County Ball tour dates

Elf toured in the USA as a warming-up band for Deep Purple in 1974. Some of the shows had other bands than just Deep Purple and Elf, too, and as far as I know, Elf warmed up for them as well. The dates below have mainly been taken from Deep Purple's tour schedules, but they sometimes differ from the dates given elsewhere.

Although the band was discontinued in 1975 as the members formed Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore, they did a handful of gigs still as Elf. They opened for Deep Purple in Dortmund on March 23rd, 1975 and in Cologne on March 29th, 1975; the rest of that Deep Purple European tour is listed below without any other confirmation than "if they did two shows, they probably did the whole tour." I'd appreciate any feedback concerning those dates you may have!

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Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
18.04.1974 Caird Hall Dundee UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
19.04.1974 Odeon Theatre Edinburgh UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
Click here for 2nd ticket stub picture.
21.04.1974 Apollo Glasgow UK Deep Purple
22.04.1974 Apollo Glasgow UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
29.04.1974 Amsterdam Holland Deep Purple Not confirmed if Elf warmed up the show
01.05.1974 Amsterdam Holland Deep Purple Not confirmed if Elf warmed up the show
04.05.1974 Odeon Birmingham UK Deep Purple
05.05.1974 Guildhall Preston UK Deep Purple
06.05.1974 City Hall Sheffield UK Deep Purple
07.05.1974 Trentham Gardens Stoke-On-Trent UK Deep Purple
09.05.1974 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
Click here for back side of the ticket stub picture.
10.05.1974 Theatre Royal Norwich UK Deep Purple
11.05.1974 Theatre Royal Norwich UK Deep Purple
12.05.1974 Odeon Theatre London UK Deep Purple Some sources claim the venue name was Lewisham Odeon.
Click here for ticket stub picture.
14.05.1974 Odeon Newcastle UK Deep Purple
15.05.1974 Kings Hall, Belle Vue Manchester UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
18.05.1974 Gaumont Southampton UK Deep Purple
19.05.1974 Winter Gardens Bournemouth UK Deep Purple
20.05.1974 Colston Hall Bristol UK Deep Purple
22.05.1974 Kilburn State Gaumont London UK Deep Purple
23.05.1974 Brangwyn Hall Swansea UK Deep Purple
24.05.1974 Civic Hall Wolverhampton UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
26.05.1974 Capitol Theatre Cardiff UK Deep Purple Click here for ticket stub picture.
28.05.1974 Civic Theatre Coventry UK Deep Purple
29.05.1974 Civic Theatre Coventry UK Deep Purple
24.08.1974 Orange Bowl Miami, FL USA J. Geils Band, Deep Purple
26.08.1974 Dillon Stadium Hartford, CT USA Deep Purple, Aerosmith
28.08.1974 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO USA J. Geils Band, Deep Purple
30.08.1974 Astrodome Houston, TX USA Deep Purple, J. Geils Band
02.10.1974 Baldwinsville High School Baldwinsville, NY USA Mickey Rat
11.10.1974 Baker High School Auditorium Baldwinsville, NY USA Mickey Rat Click here for gig ad/newspaper article (from Baldwinsville Messenger) picture.
Click here for 2nd gig ad/newspaper article picture (continues from the first one).
Click here for 3rd gig ad/newspaper article picture.
31.10.1974 Nanticoke State Theatre Nanticoke, PA USA Slim Pickings Elf headlined, 1st show at 7.30pm.
Click here for gig poster picture.
31.10.1974 Nanticoke State Theatre Nanticoke, PA USA Slim Pickings Elf headlined, 2nd show at 9.45pm.
Click here for gig poster picture.
13.11.1974 Cow Palace San Francisco, CA USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
15.11.1974 Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Some sources say the venue was Paramount.
16.11.1974 Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, WA USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Some sources claim the venue was Seattle Center Arena
17.11.1974 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC Canada Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Agrodome.
20.11.1974 Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Click here for backstage pass picture.
21.11.1974 Selland Arena Fresno, CA USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Date could've been 22nd?
29.11.1974 Cobo Arena Detroit, MI USA Deep Purple
01.12.1974 Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH USA Deep Purple
02.12.1974 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
03.12.1974 Kiel Convention Hall St. Louis, MO USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Some sources claim the venue was Kiel Auditorium
05.12.1974 International Amphitheater Chicago, IL USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
06.12.1974 Coliseum Cleveland, OH USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra Click here for gig ad picture.
09.12.1974 Met Center Bloomington, MS USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
13.12.1974 Greensboro, NC USA Deep Purple
14.12.1974 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
15.12.1974 Columbia, SC USA Deep Purple
17.12.1974 Scope Coliseum Norfolk, VA USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
18.12.1974 Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD USA Deep Purple, Electric Light Orchestra
20.12.1974 The Roxy Theater Northampton, PA USA Slim Pickings Elf headlined, first show at 7.30pm Click here for gig poster picture.
20.12.1974 The Roxy Theater Northampton, PA USA Slim Pickings Elf headlined, second show at 10.00pm Click here for gig poster picture.
07.01.1975 Brookside Club Syracuse, NY USA
14-15.02.1975 New York State Fair, Center Of Progress Syracuse, NY USA James Gang, Alligators, Cross Creek, Kane, Denim, Scarecrow Jones, Walrus, Timrick, Erie Street, Todd Hobin, Madstop, Harpy, Darlin, Crystal Blues Band, Toots Review, Magic Fingers, Stan Colella Orchestra Unknown on which day Elf played.
16.03.1975 Pioneer Hall Belgrad Yugoslavia Deep Purple, Smak
17.03.1975 Sportshalle Zagreb Yugoslavia Deep Purple
20.03.1975 Brondby Hallen Copenhagen Denmark Deep Purple
23.03.1975 Westfalenhalle 1 Dortmund Germany Deep Purple, Chicken Shack, East of Eden, Randy Pie Click here for ticket stub picture.
25.03.1975 Oster-Meeting '75, Boblingen Sporthalle Stuttgart Germany Deep Purple, Chicken Shack, East of Eden, Randy Pie Not confirmed
27.03.1975 Oster-Meeting '75, Friedrich Ebert Halle Ludwigshafen Germany Deep Purple, Chicken Shack, East Of Eden Not confirmed
29.03.1975 Oster-Meeting '75, Sporthalle Cologne Germany Deep Purple, Chicken Shack, Randy Pie, East Of Eden
30.03.1975 Oster-Meeting '75, Ernst Merck Halle Hamburg Germany Deep Purple, Chicken Shack, Randy Pie, East Of Eden Not confirmed
03.04.1975 Liebenauer Eishalle Graz Austria Deep Purple 4000 people.
05.04.1975 Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken Germany Deep Purple Not confirmed
07.04.1975 Palais Des Sports Paris France Deep Purple Not confirmed
??.04.1975 The Heater Wellsville, NY USA


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