Dio: Dream Evil tour dates

Helloween supported Dio at some festivals on the first European leg of the Dream Evil tour, while Warlock warmed up the second leg of the European tour. On the US tour in late 1987 to 1988 Savatage and Megadeth were the warming-up bands. Some sources also claim Armored Saint warmed up on the US tour, but no dates are known for those shows.

Pass pictures for the tour

Tour ads

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
01.08.1987 Children Of The Night Concert, Irvine Meadows Theatre Irvine, CA USA Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Don Dokken, Ron Keel, Frankie Banali and Rough Cutt on song "Stars".
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15.08.1987 Giants Of Rock Festival, Ahvenisto Motor Stadium Hameenlinna Finland O.S.S.Y, Catwalk, Mama Grande, Havana Blacks, Loud Crowd, Kirka, Gringos Locos, Zero Nine, Helloween 7000 people.
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22.08.1987 Monsters Of Rock Castle Donington UK Cinderella, Anthrax, W.A.S.P., Metallica, Bon Jovi Click here for gig poster picture.
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25.08.1987 Palatrussardi Milan Italy Helloween, Skanners
26.08.1987 Monsters Of Rock, Arena Del Chionso Reggio Emilia Italy Gow, Vanadium, Black Swan, Skanners, Helloween Click here for gig ad picture.
29.08.1987 Monsters Of Rock, Messegelande Nurnberg Germany Deep Purple, Metallica, Ratt, Pretty Maids, Helloween, Cinderella Click here for ticket stub picture.
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Click here for crew pass picture for Nurnberg and Pforzheim gigs.
30.08.1987 Monsters Of Rock, FCP Stadion Pforzheim Germany Deep Purple, Metallica, Ratt, Pretty Maids, Helloween, Cinderella Click here for ticket stub picture.
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Click here for crew pass picture for Nurnberg and Pforzheim gigs.
01.09.1987 Palacio Municipal Barcelona Spain Helloween Click here for ticket stub picture.
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03.09.1987 Pabellon del real Madrid Madrid Spain Helloween Click here for ticket stub picture.
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04.09.1987 Pabellon del real Madrid Madrid Spain Helloween
05.09.1987 Pabellon la Casilla Bilbao Spain Helloween Click here for ticket stub picture.
04.10.1987 2nd Japan Aid, Memorial Park Tokyo Japan Kuni Special Band, Graham Bonnett, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner, Time Machine, George Duke With All Star Band, Irene Cara, James Brown, Toshinobu Kubota, Pink
09.11.1987 Stadthalle Freiburg Germany Warlock
10.11.1987 Hall Rhenus Strasbourg France Warlock Venue might've been Tivoli
11.11.1987 Philipshalle Dusseldorf Germany Warlock 3500 people.
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12.11.1987 Carl Diem Halle Wurzburg Germany Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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14.11.1987 Hall 18 Lausanne Switzerland Warlock
16.11.1987 Palatrussardi Milan Italy Warlock Click here for pass picture
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17.11.1987 Sportpalace Padova Italy Warlock Click here for pass picture
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19.11.1987 Rudi-Sedlmeyer-Halle Munich Germany Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture
21.11.1987 Jaap Edenhal Amsterdam Netherlands Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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22.11.1987 Vorst Nationaal Brussels Belgium Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture
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23.11.1987 Le Zenith Paris France Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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25.11.1987 Stadthalle Offenbach Germany Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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27.11.1987 Scandinavium Gothenburg Sweden Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
28.11.1987 Isstadion Stockholm Sweden Warlock Click here for gig poster picture.
29.11.1987 K. B. Halle Copenhagen Denmark Warlock
30.11.1987 Niedersachsenhalle Hannover Germany Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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02.12.1987 N.E.C. Birmingham UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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03.12.1987 City Hall Newcastle UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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05.12.1987 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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06.12.1987 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
07.12.1987 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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09.12.1987 Royal Centre Nottingham UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
10.12.1987 Guildhall Portsmouth UK Warlock
11.12.1987 Newport Centre Newport UK Warlock
13.12.1987 Playhouse Edinburgh UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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14.12.1987 St. Georges Hall Bradford UK Warlock
15.12.1987 Apollo Theatre Manchester UK Warlock Click here for ticket stub picture.
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28.12.1987 Civic Centre Providence, RI USA Megadeth, Savatage
29.12.1987 Coliseum New Haven, CT USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources incorrectly claim the date was December 27th. Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for pass picture.
31.12.1987 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources incorrectly claim the city would be Hempstead, NY.
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01.01.1988 Cumberland County Civic Centre Portland, ME USA Megadeth Savatage was scheduled to play but missed their flight and couldn't play because of that.
02.01.1988 War Memorial Rochester, NY USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim the date was January 1st and that the show was actually at Broome County Arena, Binghampton, NY. However, there is a ticket stub from Rochester with January 2 as the date.
??.01.1988 Civic Centre Ottawa, ONT Canada Megadeth, Savatage This show is listed as January 7th, but it looks like Quebec show was on that date.
07.01.1988 Coliseum Quebec City, PQ Canada Megadeth, Savatage Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Forum. Some sources claim the date was January 5th, but ticket stubs list this as January 7th instead. Click here for ticket stub picture.
08.01.1988 Forum Montreal, PQ Canada Megadeth, Savatage 8000 people
09.01.1988 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, ON Canada Megadeth, Savatage Click here for gig ad picture.
11.01.1988 Civic Centre Glens Falls, NY USA Megadeth, Savatage Capacity 6500, some sources list this show incorrectly as Baltimore, MD
12.01.1988 Spectrum Philadelphia, PA USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture.
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14.01.1988 The Coliseum Charlotte, NC USA Megadeth, Savatage
16.01.1988 Greenville Memorial Stadium Greenville, SC USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for pass picture.
17.01.1988 The Scope Norfolk, VA USA Megadeth, Savatage 5000-6000 people, capacity 9500-10000
18.01.1988 Municipal Coliseum Nashville, TN USA Megadeth, Savatage
19.01.1988 Tennessee Coliseum Knoxville, TN USA Megadeth, Savatage
21.01.1988 The Coliseum Greensboro, NC USA Megadeth, Savatage
22.01.1988 The Omni Atlanta, GA USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for pass picture
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23.01.1988 State Fair Arena Birmingham, AL USA Megadeth, Savatage
26.01.1988 The Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Megadeth, Savatage
27.01.1988 The Ocean Center Daytona Beach, FL USA Megadeth, Savatage Capacity 9000, sold 7500, some sources claim the date was 28th.
28.01.1988 The USF Sun Dome Tampa, FL USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim the date was January 25th, but ticket stubs have date as January 28th. Click here for ticket stub picture.
29.01.1988 Sportatorium Miami, FL USA Megadeth, Savatage
30.01.1988 Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, FL USA Megadeth, Savatage
31.01.1988 Mississippi Coliseum Biloxi, MS USA Megadeth, Savatage
02.02.1988 Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage
03.02.1988 The Summit Houston, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage
04.02.1988 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture
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05.02.1988 Convention Center Arena San Antonio, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources say the venue was Hemisphere Arena. Click here for ticket stub picture
06.02.1988 Municipal Coliseum Lubbock, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage Originally scheduled for Little Rock, AR?
07.02.1988 Lloyd Noble Center Norman, OK USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture.
08.02.1988 Hara Arena Dayton, OH USA Megadeth, Savatage
09.02.1988 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, MO USA Megadeth, Savatage
10.02.1988 Ohio Center Columbus, OH USA Megadeth, Savatage Some incorrectly sources suggest this was in St. Louis, MO
11.02.1988 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, MI USA Megadeth, Savatage
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12.02.1988 Wendler Arena Saginaw, MI USA Megadeth, Savatage
13.02.1988 Sports Arena Toledo, OH USA Megadeth, Savatage Date could've been 16th?
16.02.1988 Public Hall Cleveland, OH USA Megadeth, Savatage
17.02.1988 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Megadeth Savatage was scheduled to play but cancelled for some reason.
18.02.1988 Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH USA Megadeth, Savatage
19.02.1988 UIC Pavillion Chicago, IL USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for pass picture.
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21.02.1988 Cobo Hall Detroit, MI USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim the date was 14th of February instead, but ticket stubs have the Feb 21st printed on them
21.02.1988 Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, IN USA Megadeth, Savatage Date most likely not correct
22.02.1988 Mecca Arena Milwaukee, WI USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture
23.02.1988 Brown County Arena Green Bay, WI USA Megadeth Savatage was scheduled to play but didn't
24.02.1988 Dane County Coliseum Madison, WI USA Megadeth, Savatage
25.02.1988 Minneapolis, MN USA Megadeth, Savatage
27.02.1988 McNichols Arena Denver, CO USA Megadeth Savatage was scheduled to play but cancelled.
29.02.1988 Salt Palace Salt Lake City, UT USA Megadeth Savatage was scheduled to play but cancelled.
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02.03.1988 Special Events Center El Paso, TX USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim this would've been in Albuquerque, but radio ads confirm the El Paso gig for this date. Some sources incorrectly list El Paso also for March 7th.
03.03.1988 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim this gig would've been on March 2nd, some sources claim that Dio played in Albuquerque two shows in row, but most likely the March 3rd gig was the only one
04.03.1988 Compton Terrace Phoenix, AZ USA Megadeth, Savatage
05.03.1988 San Bernardino, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage
07.03.1988 Sports Arena San Diego, CA USA Megadeth Some sources incorrectly claim the show was on March 6th. Savatage did not play for some reason.
08.03.1988 Thomas & Mack Arena Las Vegas, NV USA Megadeth Savatage did not play for some reason.
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??.03.1988 Bakersfield, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage Some sources claim the show would've been on 8th
09.03.1988 Fresno, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage
10.03.1988 Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture.
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12.03.1988 Long Beach Arena Los Angeles, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for ticket stub picture
13.03.1988 Arco Arena Sacramento, CA USA Megadeth, Savatage Click here for pass picture.
15.03.1988 Seattle, WA USA Megadeth, Savatage
17.03.1988 Portland, OR USA Megadeth, Savatage
18.03.1988 Spokane, WA USA Megadeth, Savatage
21.03.1988 Edmonton, AB Canada Megadeth, Savatage
22.03.1988 Calgary, AB Canada Megadeth, Savatage
25.03.1988 Allentown, PA USA Megadeth, Savatage Date most likely incorrect
26.03.1988 Brooklyn, NY USA Megadeth, Savatage Date most likely incorrect


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