Elf: Elf tour dates

Elf toured in the UK and USA as a warming-up band for Deep Purple in 1972. The dates below have mainly been taken from Deep Purple's tour schedules, but they sometimes differ from the dates given elsewhere. Elf also played with Uriah Heep at some shows; most of those shows are missing. Many claim that Elf warmed up for Deep Purple in December 1972 too, but it looks like that the last show Elf did with Purple in 1972 was in Kansas City, MO. This is confirmed by a Ronnie James Dio interview in the US magazine "Rock" in late 1972.

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
01.07.1972 Cuba Lake Pavilion Cuba, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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22.07.1972 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL USA Uriah Heep (HL), Cactus According to some sources this show could've been in January and with T. Rex opening, but that probably refers to another Uriah Heep gig there.
31.07.1972 Oswego YMCA Oswego, NY USA Band advertised as "The Elves".
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22.08.1972 Capitol Theatre Passaic, NY USA Deep Purple, Curved Air Some sources claim this was at Kennedy Center in Washington DC, but gig ads prove otherwise.
24.08.1972 Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ USA Deep Purple, Silverhead
25.08.1972 "KQV Summer Festival of Rock", Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Silverhead Some sources claim the venue was Syria Mosque, but gig ads prove otherwise.
27.08.1972 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Deep Purple
28.08.1972 Municipal Auditorium Atlanta, GA USA Deep Purple, Silverhead
29.08.1972 Municipal Auditorium Atlanta, GA USA Deep Purple, Silverhead
31.08.1972 Gaelic Park Riverdale, NY USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Silverhead Rescheduled from 30.08.1972
01.09.1972 Scope Norfolk, VA USA Deep Purple
02.09.1972 Long Island Arena Commack, NY USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Silverhead
03.09.1972 Empire Dragway Leicester, NY USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Nazareth, Buddy Miles, Ginger Baker, Silverhead
02.11.1972 Lion's Den Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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03.11.1972 Lion's Den Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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06.11.1972 Coliseum Quebec City, PQ Canada Deep Purple, John Sebastian
07.11.1972 Forum Montreal, PQ Canada Deep Purple, John Sebastian Click here for gig ad picture.
09.11.1972 War Memorial Syracuse, NY USA Deep Purple, John Sebastian Some sources incorrectly claim Fleetwood Mac was the opener.
10.11.1972 Hersheypark Arena Hershey, PA USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
11.11.1972 The Palace Theater Waterbury, CT USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
12.11.1972 William & Mary College Hall Williamsburg, VA USA Deep Purple, Buddy Miles
17.11.1972 International Amphitheater Chicago, IL USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
18.11.1972 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, MO USA Deep Purple, John Sebastian
19.11.1972 Minneapolis, MN USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
21.11.1972 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL USA Uriah Heep Uriah Heep tour date listings list this show with Elf as the warming-up band, source is a concert goer.
22.11.1972 Tulsa, OK USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
23.11.1972 Oklahoma City, OK USA Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac
24.11.1972 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, TX USA Deep Purple, Buddy Miles
25.11.1972 Sam Houston Coliseum Houston, TX USA Deep Purple, Buddy Miles
26.11.1972 Memorial Auditorium Dallas, TX USA Deep Purple, Buddy Miles
29.11.1972 Memorial Auditorium Kansas City, MO USA Deep Purple, Buddy Miles
09.12.1972 Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Uriah Heep (HL), White Trash This show was originally listed as August or September of 1973. That is certainly incorrect. Judging from Uriah Heep tour date listings, this December 9, 1972 date is the most likely date for this show, but it could also be July 16, 1972.
15.12.1972 Academy of Music New York City, NY USA Uriah Heep (HL), Manfred Mann Click here for a ticket stub picture.
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16.12.1972 Academy of Music New York City, NY USA Uriah Heep (HL), Manfred Mann Click here for a ticket stub picture.
19.01.1973 Manheim Rock Theater Manheim, PA USA Josh Click here for gig ad picture.
01.02.1973 Shoreline Club Liverpool, NY USA Dove, Bib n Tucker Sold out.
09.02.1973 Baldwinsville High School Baldwinsville, NY USA Stompin Suede Greasers, Bib n Tucker
18.03.1973 Landmark Theater Syracuse, NY USA Fleetwood Mac (HL), Tempest Date might've been March 20th. Venue is also known under "Loews State Theater" name.
04.04.1973 Sports Center Owensboro, KY USA Fleetwood Mac Click here for a ticket stub picture.
03.05.1973 Lion's Den Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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04.05.1973 Lion's Den Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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15.05.1973 New York State Fair at Coliseum Syracuse, NY USA Jo Jo Gunne, Spooky Tooth Possibly somewhere Syracuse, NY area
19.05.1973 Watertown High School Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Elves".
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26.05.1973 USA NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) Might've been in Hartford, CT?
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10.06.1973 Bank Cortland, NY USA Recorded songs for The History of Syracuse Music LP series. Listed earlier on with incorrect date of June 6th, 1973. City and venue are not necessarily correct.
12.06.1973 Schoellkopf Stadium, Cornell University Ithaca, NY USA ZZ Top, Deep Purple (HL) ZZ Top opened the concert but a heavy thunderstorm hit the area causing Elf and Deep Purple to cancel. After this was announced, a riot erupted and both the venue and Deep Purple's equipment was damaged.
03.07.1973 War Memorial Syracuse, NY USA J.Geils Band
03.11.1973 Lion's Den Watertown, NY USA Band advertised as "Ronnie Dio And The Elves".
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31.12.1973 Brookside Club Dewitt, NY USA
16.01.1974 War Memorial Syracuse, NY USA J. Geils Band, Canned Heat
09.02.1974 Baker High High School Auditorium Baldwinsville, NY USA 2 other bands, possibly Stompin' Suede Greasers being one of them. Click here for gig ad/article picture.


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