Dio: Sacred Heart tour dates

Sacred Heart tour lasted from 1985 to 1986 - some may argue that there were Sacred Heart and Intermission tours, but I consider them here as one tour. There were a number of warming-up bands - Rough Cutt, Accept, Keel and possibly Twisted Sister, too. Some sources suggest that Accept would've played with them both in 1985 and 1986, but I haven't got confirmation about that yet.

Pass pictures for the tour

Tour poster pictures

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
10.08.1985 Super Rock Festival Tokyo Japan Rough Cutt, Foreigner, Sting, Mama's Boys, Earthshaker, a couple of Japanese bands 25000 people
13.08.1985 Oakwood Lake Amphitheatre Manteca, CA USA Rough Cutt 3600 people, some sources incorrectly say the venue was Coliseum and city was either Oakland, CA or Modesto, CA.
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14.08.1985 Cal Expo Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA USA Rough Cutt 3400 people
15.08.1985 Country Club Reseda, CA USA Rough Cutt Date not confirmed, most likely did not happen
16.08.1985 Pacific Amphitheater Costa Mesa, CA USA Rough Cutt
17.08.1985 Selland Arena Fresno, CA USA Rough Cutt 5000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture.
19.08.1985 Salt Palace Salt Lake City, UT USA Rough Cutt 6900 people
20.08.1985 I.S.U. Minidome Pocatello, ID USA Rough Cutt 3500 people
23.08.1985 Sandstone Amphitheatre Kansas City, MO USA Rough Cutt 5100 people
25.08.1985 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI USA Rough Cutt 7000 people. Date is often claimed to be 27th, but Hoffman Estates was on that date. Ticket stubs for the East Troy gig bear August 25th date.
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27.08.1985 Poplar Creek Music Theater Hoffman Estates, IL USA Rough Cutt 5500 people, some sources incorrectly suggest this would've been 26th or 29th instead. Some sources also incorrectly claim East Troy show as on 27th.
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28.08.1985 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH USA Rough Cutt 3300 people, some sources incorrectly suggest this was on 30th instead.
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30.08.1985 Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston, MI USA Rough Cutt 6300 people, some sources incorrectly suggest this was on 31st instead. Click here for ticket stub picture.
31.08.1985 CNE Grandstand Toronto, ON Canada Rough Cutt, Helix 12000 people, some sources incorrectly suggest this was on September 1st instead.
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01.09.1985 Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY USA Rough Cutt 5100 people, some sources incorrectly suggest this was on 2nd instead
03.09.1985 War Memorial Rochester, NY USA Rough Cutt 5100 people
04.09.1985 R.P.I. Fieldhouse Troy, NY USA Rough Cutt 2800 people, capacity 3000
06.09.1985 Forum Montreal, PQ Canada Rough Cutt 9500-10000 people, some sources claim it was sold out at 16000 but this is apparently incorrect.
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07.09.1985 Coliseum Quebec City, PQ Canada Rough Cutt 10500 people. Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for pass picture.
09.09.1985 Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, ME USA Rough Cutt 4500 people
10.09.1985 Sunken Gardens Boston, MA USA Rough Cutt
11.09.1985 Civic Centre Providence, RI USA Rough Cutt 6200 people, some sources incorrectly suggest Accept was the warming-up band.
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13.09.1985 Spectrum Philadelphia, PA USA Rough Cutt 3500 people or sold out according to different sources, the show was filmed, but never released.
14.09.1985 Coliseum New Haven, CT USA Rough Cutt Some sources incorrectly claim there were 2200 people, but the gig was sold-out/almost sold-out show with 10500 people.
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17.09.1985 War Memorial Syracuse, NY USA Rough Cutt 3100 people
18.09.1985 Civic Centre Baltimore, MD USA Rough Cutt 7000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
19.09.1985 Stabler Arena, Lehigh University Campus Betlehem, PA USA Rough Cutt 3000 people
20.09.1985 Broome County Arena Binghamton, NY USA Rough Cutt Date might be different - this is just an estimation of the date. The date is after the Syracuse gig (17.09.1985). Some sources list this as December 2nd, 1985, but that is almost certainly incorrect. This show was apparently cancelled?
21.09.1985 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY USA Rough Cutt 11000 people
22.09.1985 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Rough Cutt 6600 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
24.09.1985 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA USA Rough Cutt At least 10000 people, capacity 13000
27.09.1985 Coliseum Charlotte, NC USA Rough Cutt Click here for ticket stub picture.
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28.09.1985 The Omni Atlanta, GA USA Rough Cutt 9600 people.
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29.09.1985 Boutwell Auditorium Birmingham, AL USA Rough Cutt 4000 people
01.10.1985 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA USA Rough Cutt 4800 people. Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for gig poster picture.
02.10.1985 Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS USA Rough Cutt 3000 people
04.10.1985 Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL USA Rough Cutt Sold out, 10000 people.
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05.10.1985 Sportatorium Hollywood, FL USA Rough Cutt 8000 people.
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06.10.1985 Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL USA Rough Cutt 4000 people
08.10.1985 Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN USA Rough Cutt 6200 people
09.10.1985 Freedom Hall Louisville, KY USA Rough Cutt Capacity 19800, 17000, 8000 or 3100 people according to different sources.
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10.10.1985 Evansville, IN USA Rough Cutt
12.10.1985 U.I.C. Pavillion Chicago, IL USA Rough Cutt 4000 people.
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13.10.1985 Five Seasons Center Cedar Rapids, IA USA Rough Cutt 3600 people
14.10.1985 Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha, NE USA Rough Cutt 3500 people.
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16.10.1985 Met Center Bloomington, MN USA Rough Cutt 7000 people.
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18.10.1985 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, MI USA Rough Cutt 5500 people
19.10.1985 Lansing Civic Center Lansing, MI USA Rough Cutt 3800 people
20.10.1985 Saginaw Civic Center Saginaw, MI USA Rough Cutt 5200 people
22.10.1985 Ohio Center Columbus, OH USA Rough Cutt 5000 people
23.10.1985 Sports Arena Toledo, OH USA Rough Cutt 4000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
24.10.1985 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Rough Cutt 7000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture. Click here for gig poster picture.
25.10.1985 Richfield Coliseum Cleveland, OH USA Rough Cutt 11000 people
27.10.1985 Meadowsland Arena East Rutherford, NJ USA Rough Cutt 12000 people, sold out show. Some sources claim the venue was Brendan Byrne Arena - which is the official name for the venue.
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??.??.1985 Civic Center Saddlebrook, NJ USA Rough Cutt Date might be 28th or 29th of October, but some sources suggest November
30.10.1985 Capital Center Landover, MD USA Rough Cutt 8000 people
31.10.1985 Centrum Worcester, MA USA Rough Cutt 10000 people.
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02.11.1985 Cobo Arena Detroit, MI USA Rough Cutt 9000 people. Some sources list the venue as Joe Louis Arena, but ticket stub says Cobo Arena.
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03.11.1985 Hara Arena Dayton, OH USA Rough Cutt 6800 people
04.11.1985 SIU Arena Carbondale, IL USA Rough Cutt 3000 people, some sources incorrectly claim this was in Springfield, IL. Some sources give incorrectly the date as 1985-11-05.
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??.11.1985 Wichita, KS USA Rough Cutt
08.11.1985 Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa, OK USA Rough Cutt 3000 people.
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09.11.1985 Lloyd Noble Center Norman, OK USA Rough Cutt 4600 people
10.11.1985 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum Shreveport, LA USA Rough Cutt 4700 people
12.11.1985 County Coliseum El Paso, TX USA Rough Cutt 4100 people
13.11.1985 Ector County Coliseum Odessa, TX USA Rough Cutt 350 people, capacity 7349. Very low sales probably because of almost non-existing promotion.
14.11.1985 Convention Center Arena San Antonio, TX USA Rough Cutt 6500 people
15.11.1985 The Summit Houston, TX USA Coney Hatch, Rough Cutt 10200 people.
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17.11.1985 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX USA Rough Cutt 10200 people.
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??.11.1985 Amarillo, TX USA Rough Cutt
20.11.1985 McNichols Arena Denver, CO USA Rough Cutt 7200 people
22.11.1985 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM USA Rough Cutt 9400 people
23.11.1985 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix, AZ USA Rough Cutt Capacity 15600, although some sources say 25000. Sold out/almost sold out, other sources say 14000 people
24.11.1985 Tucson Community Center Arena Tucson, AZ USA Rough Cutt 5500 people.
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27.11.1985 Civic Auditorium Bakersfield, CA USA Rough Cutt 3200 people.
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30.11.1985 Lawlor Events Centre Reno, NV USA Rough Cutt 3600 people
04.12.1985 Orange Pavillion San Bernardino, CA USA Rough Cutt 7500 people. Click here for ticket stub picture. Ronnie mentions "we are recording tonight for a live album" during the show, possibly Intermission recordings?
06.12.1985 Sports Arena San Diego, CA USA Rough Cutt 10000 people, Intermission recordings?
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07.12.1985 Forum Los Angeles, CA USA Rough Cutt 12000 people.
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08.12.1985 Cow Palace San Francisco, CA USA Rough Cutt 11000 people, sold out.
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11.12.1985 Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
28.12.1985 P.N.E. Coliseum Vancouver, BC Canada Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force 5500 people
30.12.1985 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force 6800 people. This gig was earlier on listed as 31.12.1985 but that date is incorrect. The correct date for the Tacoma date was most likely 30.12.1985.
31.12.1985 Coliseum Seattle, WA USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force 13500 people.
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03.01.1986 Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, AB Canada Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 7500, 5000 people
04.01.1986 Stampede Corral Calgary, AB Canada Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 7000, 3800 people. Click here for ticket stub picture.
06.01.1986 Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 9040, 5700 people
07.01.1986 Civic Center? Medford, OR USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
08.01.1986 Dee Events Centre Ogden, UT USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 6700, 3700 people
10.01.1986 Thomas & Mack Arena Las Vegas, NV USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 11898, 6500 people
12.01.1986 NBC Arena Honolulu, HI USA Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Capacity 7805, 5500 people. Click here for pass picture.
??.04.1986 The Tube Newcastle UK TV broadcast, studio audience. The show was broadcasted on TV on April 4th, but was recorded a couple of days before that.
14.04.1986 Icehall Helsinki Finland Keel Capacity 8000, 6000 people.
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16.04.1986 Drammenshallen Oslo Norway Keel Capacity 5000.
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18.04.1986 Scandinavium Gothenburg Sweden Keel Capacity 9500.
19.04.1986 Isstadion Johanneshov Stockholm Sweden Keel Capacity 9000, with 5500 or 6000 people in audience, depending on the source.
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20.04.1986 Isstadion Malmo Sweden Keel Click here for gig poster picture.
21.04.1986 Valbyhallen Copenhagen Denmark Keel Capacity 4000.
24.04.1986 Stadthalle Offenbach Germany Keel Capacity 4000, sold out. Some sources incorrectly claim this was in Frankfurt (Offenbach is located close to Frankfurt).
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25.04.1986 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle Munich Germany Keel Capacity 4680, possibly sold out show.
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26.04.1986 Friedrich Ebert Halle Ludwigshafen Germany Keel Capacity 5000, sold out.
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27.04.1986 Grugahalle Essen Germany Keel Capacity 8000.
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29.04.1986 Boblingen Sporthalle Stuttgart Germany Keel Capacity 6700.
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30.04.1986 Hemmerleinhalle Neunkirchen am Brand Germany Keel Capacity 4000, apparently sold out. Some sources claim this was in Nurnberg instead, but ticket stubs say Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen. Often listed as Nurnberg, but the venue is in Neunkirchen am Brand just outside of Nurnberg.
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02.05.1986 Eilenriedehalle Hannover Germany Keel Capacity 3000.
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03.05.1986 Ijsselhal Zwolle Netherlands Keel Capacity 7000, apparently sold out.
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04.05.1986 Vorst Nationaal/Forest National Brussels Belgium Keel Capacity 5500.
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05.05.1986 Le Zenith Paris France Keel Capacity 6500.
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07.05.1986 N.E.C. Birmingham UK Keel Capacity 6500.
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08.05.1986 City Hall Newcastle UK Keel Capacity 2200.
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09.05.1986 Playhouse Edinburgh UK Keel Capacity 3100.
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10.05.1986 Queens Hall Leeds UK Keel Capacity 7000.
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12.05.1986 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Keel Capacity 3459.
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13.05.1986 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Keel Capacity 3459.
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14.05.1986 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Keel Capacity 3459.
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18.05.1986 S.F.X. Centre Dublin Ireland Keel Capacity 1500.
21.05.1986 S.F.X Centre Dublin Ireland Keel Capacity 1500.
31.05.1986 USA Location unknown, 1st show on this US leg, might have never happened although advertised
06.06.1986 Sportatorium Hollywood, FL USA Accept 5000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture.
07.06.1986 Bayfront Center Arena St. Petersburg, FL USA Accept Capacity 10000, sold out. Some sources incorrectly claim that this was in Tampa, FL with 5700 people; a fan confirms this sold out gig took place in St. Petersburg instead. Gig started late as the stage setup was running late.
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08.06.1986 Civic Centre Pensacola, FL USA Accept 2500 people
13.06.1986 Stabler Arena, Lehigh University Campus Betlehem, PA USA Accept 2600 people
14.06.1986 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Accept 5000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
15.06.1986 Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD USA Accept 4000 people.
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17.06.1986 Spectrum Philadelphia, PA USA Accept 10000 people, Sacred Heart: The Video filmings.
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18.06.1986 Civic Centre Providence, RI USA Accept 7000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
20.06.1986 Madison Square Garden New York City, NY USA Accept 13000 people.
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22.06.1986 CNE Grandstand Toronto, ON Canada Accept 5000 people
24.06.1986 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH USA Accept 2500 people.
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25.06.1986 Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN USA Accept Some sources claim this gig was unconfirmed, but Municipal Auditorium records and a concert goer confirm it.
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27.06.1986 IMA Sports Arena Flint, MI USA Accept Sold out, capacity 5913, 5500 or 4600 people depending on the source
28.06.1986 Welch Auditorium Grand Rapids, MI USA Accept 4600 people.
29.06.1986 Peoria Civic Center Arena Peoria, IL USA Accept Capacity 9400, 3000 people. Click here for ticket stub picture
02.07.1986 Met Center Bloomington, MN USA Accept 4000 people. Some sources claim the venue was Trout Aire Amphitheatre in Minneapolis, MN but according to a concert goer, the show was at Met Center in Bloomington, MH instead.
03.07.1986 Civic Centre La Crosse, WI USA Accept 2500 people
05.07.1986 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI USA Accept 6300 people.
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07.07.1986 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD USA Accept 2500 people
12.07.1986 Folsom Field Boulder, CO USA Van Halen (HL), Loverboy, BTO 25 000 people.
14.07.1986 County Coliseum El Paso, TX USA Accept 3500 people
17.07.1986 Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi, TX USA Accept 3500 people, some sources list this as 18.07.1986.
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19.07.1986 Texxas Jam, Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX USA Bachman Turner Overdrive, Keel, Krokus, Loverboy, Van Halen (headliner) 65000 people.
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21.07.1986 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM USA Accept 4500 people
23.07.1986 Compton Terrace Phoenix, AZ USA Accept 8300 people. Click here for pass picture
25.07.1986 Sports Arena San Diego, CA USA Accept 6000 people
26.07.1986 Irvine Meadows Theatre Irvine, CA USA Accept Hear 'N Aid show with various other artists singing the song Stars, 10000 people
27.07.1986 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA USA Accept 4800 people.
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29.07.1986 Oakwood Amphitheatre/Oakwood Lake Resort Manteca, CA USA Accept 3800 people. Some sources incorrectly claim the city was Modesto, CA. Click here for gig poster picture.
30.08.1986 Hokkaido Koseinenkin Hall Sapporo Japan 1500 people
01.09.1986 Koseinenkin Hall Osaka Japan 1700 people
02.09.1986 Koseinenkin Hall Osaka Japan 2200 people
03.09.1986 Nippon Budokan Hall Tokyo Japan 6500 people.
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05.09.1986 Yubin Chokin Hall Hiroshima Japan 1000 people
08.09.1986 Sun Palace Hall Fukuoka Japan 1100 people
09.09.1986 Shimin Nagoya Japan 1300 people
13.09.1986 Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia White Widow, Boss 6500 people
16.09.1986 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia White Widow 4100 people.
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??.09.1986 Brisbane Australia White Widow Not confirmed
11.10.1986 R.C. Coliseum San Juan Puerto Rico Rough Cutt 6000 people, some sources say the date was October 10th but according to an eyewitness, it was on 11th instead


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