Black Sabbath: Mob Rules tour dates

Lots of thanks for figuring out many of these dates go to Rob Dwyer, webmaster of the Black Sabbath Live Project web site!

Pass pictures for the tour

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
15.11.1981 Coliseum Quebec City, PQ Canada Some sources incorrectly say this show was on November 18th
16.11.1981 Kitchener, PQ Canada
17.11.1981 Sudbury Arena Sudbury, PQ Canada Click here for ticket stub picture
19.11.1981 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, ON Canada Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) 14 000 people, riot after the show.
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20.11.1981 Forum Montreal, PQ Canada Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Sold out, 16000 people.
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21.11.1981 Civic Center Arena Ottawa, ON Canada Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor)
22.11.1981 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Binghamton, NY USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Might've been postponed to February 17th, 1982, which then was postponed until May 23rd, 1982
24.11.1981 Stabler Arena, Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources incorrectly list this as Allentown, PA
25.11.1981 Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, NY USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Capacity 6500, sold out show. Some sources incorrectly list this as Toledo, OH.
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27.11.1981 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture.
28.11.1981 Sports Arena Toledo, OH USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Power went out during the show for the whole venue, some sources say Nov 28th 1981 was Ann Arbor, MI
29.11.1981 Columbus, OH USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources list this as November 26th, might've been cancelled
30.11.1981 Charleston, WV USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Not confirmed
01.12.1981 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources list this as Kansas City, MO with Alvin Lee Band w/ Mick Taylor as the opener, some list this for December 6th and some claim the venue was War Memorial. Click here for ticket stub picture.
03.12.1981 Capital Centre Largo, MD USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture.
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04.12.1981 Spectrum Philadelphia, PA USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture
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05.12.1981 Wicomico Youth + Civic Center Salisbury, MD USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources list the venue as State University but ticket stub says Civic Center.
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06.12.1981 Richfield Coliseum Richmond, VA USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources claim this was Buffalo, NY. Click here for pass picture.
08.12.1981 Richfield Coliseum Cleveland, OH USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor)
09.12.1981 Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor)
10.12.1981 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture.
12.12.1981 T.H. Barton Coliseum Little Rock, AR USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources say December 13th. Click here for ticket stub picture.
13.12.1981 Mobile, AL USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources say December 14th
16.12.1981 Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for pass picture.
17.12.1981 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for blue pass picture.
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19.12.1981 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Some sources incorrectly list this as 18.12.1981.
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20.12.1981 International Amphitheatre Chicago, IL USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor) Click here for ticket stub picture.
21.12.1981 International Amphitheatre Chicago, IL USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor)
??.12.1981 Kansas City, MO USA Alvin Lee Band (featuring Mick Taylor)
31.12.1981 Hammersmith Odeon London UK
01.01.1982 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Some sources incorrectly list this as Remscheld, Germany.
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02.01.1982 Hammersmith Odeon London UK 720 Tygers Of Pan Tang were scheduled to appear too, but cancelled.
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03.01.1982 Hammersmith Odeon London UK 720 Click here for ticket stub picture.
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05.01.1982 City Hall Newcastle UK 720 Click here for ticket stub picture.
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06.01.1982 City Hall Newcastle UK 720 Click here for ticket stub picture
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07.01.1982 City Hall Newcastle UK
09.01.1982 New Bingley Hall Stafford UK Concert was stopped for about 15-25 minutes because technical problems with the smoke machine under the drum riser.
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10.01.1982 Granby Hall Leicester UK Not mentioned in the tour itineraries. Click here for ticket stub picture.
12.01.1982 Queen's Hall Leeds UK Click here for ticket stub picture
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14.01.1982 Cornwall Coliseum St. Austell UK
15.01.1982 Guildhall Portsmouth UK Not mentioned in tour itineraries.
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16.02.1982 Coliseum Greensboro, NC USA Doc Holliday Filmed for a video release that was later cancelled
17.02.1982 Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke, VA USA Doc Holliday
19.02.1982 Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Doc Holliday Some sources, apparently incorrectly claim that this was on 21.02.1982 and that the venue was Coliseum. Sold out show with 10 000 people.
20.02.1982 Hollywood Sportatorium Hollywood, FL USA Doc Holliday Click here for ticket stub picture.
21.02.1982 Civic Center Lakeland, FL USA Doc Holliday Sold out, 10000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture.
24.02.1982 Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL USA Doc Holliday
25.02.1982 Civic Coliseum Knoxville, TN USA Doc Holliday
26.02.1982 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, NC USA Doc Holliday, Molly Hatchet Click here for ticket stub picture.
27.02.1982 The Omni Atlanta, GA USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from December 15th, 1981. Click here for gig ad picture.
02.03.1982 Veterans Memorial Coliseum New Haven, CT USA Wrabit Postponed from February 4th. Click here for ticket stub picture with Feb 4th date. Click here for 2nd version of ticket stub picture with Feb 4th date.
03.03.1982 Civic Center Baltimore, MD USA Wrabit, Alvin Lee Band Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for another ticket stub picture. Some sources claim the venue was 1st Mariner Arena, but that is the current name of the venue. The name of the venue was still Civic Center in 1982.
04.03.1982 Boston Garden Boston, MA USA Wrabit Click here for pass picture
06.03.1982 Cobo Arena Detroit, MI USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
07.03.1982 Hara Arena Dayton, OH USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
08.03.1982 Wendler Arena / Saginaw Civic Center Saginaw, MI USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
09.03.1982 Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY USA Alvin Lee Band Capacity 7500
10.03.1982 Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Green Bay, WI USA Wrabit
12.03.1982 Dane County Exposition Center Coliseum Madison, WI USA Wrabit
13.03.1982 Metropolitan Sports Centre Minneapolis, MN USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
15.03.1982 Five Seasons Center Cedar Rapids, IA USA Wrabit Capacity about 5000
16.03.1982 Prairie Capital Convention Center Springfield, IL USA Wrabit Capacity 7800.
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17.03.1982 Checkerdome St. Louis, MO USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
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19.03.1982 Civic Auditorium Arena Omaha, NE USA Wrabit Click here for ticket stub picture.
21.03.1982 Henry Levitt Arena Wichita, KS USA Wrabit Sold out show.
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22.03.1982 Municipal Auditorium Arena Kansas City, MO USA Wrabit Capacity 10400
09.04.1982 Sports Arena San Diego, CA USA The Outlaws Sold out.
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10.04.1982 Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA USA The Outlaws Sold out.
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12.04.1982 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix, AZ USA The Outlaws Postponed from 11.04. (Easter Sunday). Some sources incorrectly claim they played in Las Vegas, NV instead.
13.04.1982 Orange Pavillion - National Orange Showgrounds San Bernardino, CA USA The Outlaws Some sources list this as Las Vegas, NV but that show possibly happened on 11th or 12th instead. Sold out show.
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14.04.1982 Convention Center Reno, NV USA The Outlaws Some sources incorrectly list this as Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15.04.1982 Forum Inglewood, CA USA The Outlaws Sold out.
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17.04.1982 The Cow Palace San Francisco, CA USA The Outlaws Capacity 20000, sold out.
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18.04.1982 Selland Arena Fresno, CA USA The Outlaws Some sources claim this was on April 16th instead
20.04.1982 Freeborn Recreation Hall, University of California Davis, CA USA The Outlaws No encore (Paranoid) played. Click here for gig poster picture.
21.04.1982 Medford, OR USA
22.04.1982 Memorial Coliseum Complex Portland, OR USA The Outlaws Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for another ticket stub picture.
23.04.1982 Seattle Center Arena Seattle, WA USA The Outlaws Live Evil recordings, sold out show with 6000 people.
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24.04.1982 Seattle Center Arena Seattle, WA USA The Outlaws Live Evil recordings, sold out show with 6000 people
26.04.1982 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC Canada The Outlaws Click here for ticket stub picture.
27.04.1982 Sportsplex Arena Lethbridge, AB Canada The Outlaws Some sources claim incorrectly that April 27th was in Calgary, AB
29.04.1982 Corral Arena Calgary, AB Canada The Outlaws Some sources list this as April 28th. Sold out show with 7500 people
30.04.1982 Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, AB Canada The Outlaws Some sources list this as April 29th. Almost sold out with 12975 people, capacity 13000. Venue called these days Skyreach Center.
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01.05.1982 Regina, SK Canada The Outlaws
04.05.1982 Yellowstone Metra Park Arena Billings, MT USA The Outlaws Click here for ticket stub picture.
05.05.1982 Casper Events Center Casper, WY USA The Outlaws Some sources claim this gig would've been on May 4th instead.
08.05.1982 McNichols Sports Arena Denver, CO USA The Outlaws 10529 people, capacity 18000.
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09.05.1982 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM USA The Outlaws 10656 people, sold out.
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11.05.1982 Sam Houston Coliseum Houston, TX USA The Outlaws Click here for ticket stub picture.
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12.05.1982 County Convention Center Arena Dallas, TX USA The Outlaws Live Evil recordings, the show was also filmed. Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for another ticket stub picture. Sold out show.
13.05.1982 Convention Center Arena San Antonio, TX USA The Outlaws Live Evil recordings, some sources incorrectly suggest that this would've been San Francisco, CA.
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17.05.1982 Madison Square Garden New York City, NY USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from February 10th.
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18.05.1982 Civic Centre Providence, RI USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from February 12th. Some sources incorrectly list this as Convention Center Arena and some incorrectly say the date was May 15th.
19.05.1982 Kingston Armory Kingston, PA USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from February 7th. This gig is sometimes incorrectly listed for May 18th. Some sources incorrectly list the city as Wilkes-Barre, which is across the river from Kingston, PA. Roughly 2000 people in audience.
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21.05.1982 Rochester Community War Memorial Rochester, NY USA Doc Holliday The venue was later renamed to Blue Cross Arena, capacity about 7500.
22.05.1982 War Memorial Auditorium Syracuse, NY USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from February 6th.
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Ronnie was handed the keys to the city during the show by Cortland's mayor, as Ronnie's hometown Cortland is close to Syracuse.
23.05.1982 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Binghampton, NY USA Doc Holliday Rescheduled from February 11th, although many sources claim it was from February 17th. Concert-goer claims this was the last show before the August tour. Click here for ticket stub picture.
28.05.1982 UIC Pavillion Chicago, IL USA
29.05.1982 UIC Pavillion Chicago, IL USA
01.06.1982 Milwaukee, WI USA Not confirmed
17.06.1982 Madison Square Garden New York City, NY USA Not same show as May 17th, Black Sabbath played Madison Square Garden twice on the Mob Rules tour
??.??.198? Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, IL USA
??.??.1982 Sportatorium Miami, FL USA
17.08.1982 International Amphitheater Chicago, IL USA From this point on the tour was also called as "Live Evil" tour
21.08.1982 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD USA Johnny Van-Zant Band
22.08.1982 Brendan Byrne Arena Meadowsland, NJ USA Johnny Van-Zant Band Click here for ticket stub picture.
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24.08.1982 CNE Grandstand Toronto, ON Canada Johnny Van-Zant Band ~15 000 people. Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Canadian National Exhibition Hall.
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25.08.1982 Central Canada Exhibition (CCEA), Landsdowne Park Ottawa, ON Canada Exciter, Johnny Van-Zant Band Johnny Van-Zant Band might've cancelled because of rain. Some sources claim this was on 27th, since apparently some ticket stubs have 27th printed on them. Click here for ticket stub picture for August 25th.
28.08.1982 Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston, MI USA Some sources incorrectly claim the date was August 2nd or 3rd.
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29.08.1982 Alpine Valley Amphitheater East Troy, WI USA Johnny Van-Zant Some sources incorrectly claim the show was on 28th instead
31.08.1982 Poplar Creek Music Theater Hoffman Estates, IL USA Ronnie's last show.
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