RANDY MEISNER CONCERT CHRONOLOGY

Last Updated: March 12, 2018

1961

Meisner forms the Dynamics with Larry Soto, Richard Rohnke, and John Ankeny

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
October (UD) Scottsbluff, NE   This was a private party  
October (UD) Scottsbluff High School, Scottsbluff, NE      
  Terry's Arena, Scottsbluff, NE Bobby Vee Band takes the name Dynamics for this gig.  
November 23     The band is officially formed on this date  
December 13 Little Moon Lake, Henry, NE      

1962

Rohnke leaves for the military late in the year. The band adds Paul Asmus on saxiphone and changes its name to Drivin' Dynamics. After a successful New Year's Eve show, John Ankeny announces he's leaving to join the Navy.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
December 31 Little Moon Lake, Henry, NE      

1963

Larry Soto's brother, Bobby is recruited to join the band.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
  VFW Hall, Ogallala, NE   This is the Dynamic's first out of town gig.  

1964

As their popularity continues to grow, they expand the group by including Dave Margheim on lead guitar and Steve Cassells on piano.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
         

1965

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
November 20 Western Exhibition Hall, Denver, CO Boenzee Cryque Battle of the Bands hosting nealry 50 local bands.  
November 24 Hungarian Hall, Omaha, NE    

1966

Meisner joins the Denver band, the Soul Survivors after losing to them in a Battle of the Bands in February. They play a few local gigs before packing up and leaving for California. They arrive and begin rehearsing as the North Serrano Blues Band but adopt the name The Poor when they signs with Greene and Stone for management.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February (UD) Denver, CO Soul Survivors At a Battle of the Bands, the Soul Survivors asks Meisner to join them. He does.  
February 26 Arvada High School, Arvada, CO      
November 21-27 Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles, CA Buffalo Springfield    

1967

 

Late in the year, Randy Naylor decides to leave the struggling band. The Poor reaches back to Colorado and recruits former Moonraker, Veeder Van Dorn. The Poor manages to establish a brief residency at the Magic Mushroom in Ventura but nothing else clicks for them.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
June 20-24 Bido Lido's, Los Angeles, CA                  
August 3-8 Salvation Club, New York City, NY Jimi Hendrix According to Meisner, the Poor were supposed to open for Hendrix but the reaction to him was so good that the club manager chose not to have them play. They wound up doing only a couple sets and having to threaten the club manager for money to get plane tickets back to LA. Shortly after their arrival back in LA, they fire frontman John Day.              
August (UD) Unknown venue, Universal City, CA   Decca Records Promotional Seminar              
October 5-8 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA Kalaidoscope                
October 12-15 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA W.C. Fields                
October 27 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA Spirit                
November 2-5 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA Spirit                
November 10-13 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA                  
November 26 LA Ecstasy Parade, Los Angeles, CA                  

1968

The Poor crumbles to an ignominious end. They have managed to survive by serving as session men for Curt Boettcher's multiple pop projects such as Millineum. But it is not enough. In the summer of 1968, Meisner auditions for a band being put together by former Buffalo Springfield members Richie Furay and Jim Messina. He is pleased to find former Boenzee Cryque guitarist Rusty Young is part of the band. He gets the job and joins Pogo.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
November 1 The Name of the Game airs   The Poor is seen and heard performing the background.              
November 7 Ironsides airs   The Poor performs during a scene in a bar performing an unknown tune. This clip has recently been posted on YouTube - The Poor is down to only 4 members at this point. Filming probably took place during the summer. By the time this airs, The Poor is no more and Meisner is a member of Poco.          

 

1969

After a dispute over mixing of Poco's first album, Meisner abruptly leaves the band. He is approached by Rick Nelson about putting a band together for him. Meisner recruits former Poor members Allen Kemp and Pat Shanahan. They initially have Sneaky Pete Kleinlow on steel guitar, but he departs for the Flying Burrito Brothers. Buddy Emmons takes over but is unwilling to commit full-time. Former Buckaroo Tom Brumley is recruited late in the year.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
April 1-6 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA                
August 22-September 1 Bitter End, New York City, NY Nannette Natal              
  Cellar Door, Washington DC                  
September 12-13 Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA Coasters, NRBQ                
September 17-22 Main Point, Philadelphia, PA   Nelson returns to LA with a throat ailment and after examination, cancels his next engagements.              
September 30-October 10 Venice Club, Baltimore, MD                  
October 24-25 JD's, Phoenix, AZ                
October 25 Della Reese airs                  
October 28 Joey Bishop Show airs                  
October 28-November 2 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA Steve Martin October 31 and November 1's shows were recorded for a live album released early next year.      

     
November 10 Joey Bishop Show airs Susan St. James, Barbara McNair                
November 24-29 Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA John Bassette Nelson performs a make-up gig for the dates he cancelled back in September            
December 10 Glen Cambell Show airs George Lindsey, Michelle Lee                
December Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA                  
December 19-20 The Old Mill, Salt Lake City, UT                
December 23 Joey Bishop Show airs Tom Smothers, Walter Brennan, Glenn Campbell                

1970

After the Stone Canyon Band's return from Europe, Meisner quits the group. Rick replaces him with former Raider Phil "Fang" Volk. Meisner wants a more steady income and considers sessions work. When that is a dry hole, he begins to form a new group, called Goldrush, with Steve Love and Dan Rossi. But the effort does not result in anything fruitful so he returns to the Stone Canyon Band.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 3 Scene '70 airs Lloyd Price                
January 7 Mike Douglas Show airs in syndication Janis Ian, Craig Hundley, Stan Kahn            

 
January 18 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA   Rick does a one night performance              
January 29 Canterbury Inn, Spokane, WA                  
January 31 Salem Armory-Auditorium, Salem, OR Morning Reign, Looking Glass                
February 8 Scene '70 airs Clay Cole, Jim and Ingrid Croce, New Colony Six,                
February 13 Aces Club, City of Industry, CA                  
February 21 Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, CA Flying Burrito Brothers, Glass Family  

           
March 3 Get It Together airs in syndication Illusion Performs She Belongs to Me and Easy to be Free.              
March 24 Darmstadt, West Germany                  
April London and Europe                  
April 1 The Special Gentry Two Bobby Goldsboro, Joe South, Sugar Shoppe                
April 12 Opry House, Nashville, TN   Taping for Johnny Cash Show              
April 20 Cellar Door, Washington DC                  
April 29 Johnny Cash Show airs Doug Kershaw, Chet Atkins, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson                
April 27-May 3 Lennie's, Boston, MA                
May 8-10 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA                  
May 16 Miss U.S.A. Pagent airs on CBS   Perform I'll Be Staying Here With You and Easy to be Free.          

 
May 23 Swing Auditorium, Orange Show Grounds, San Bernadino, CA Joe South                
May 23 Something Else airs in syndication Cuff Links                
August 1-2 The Big Surf, Tempe, AZ Waldrop & Roundtree              
September 2 Everly Brothers Show airs   Performs Violets of Dawn, I Shall Be Released and medley of I'm Walkin'/Good Golly Miss Molly/Hello Mary Lou/ and My Babe/Maybelline/My Bucket's Got a Hole/Oh Boy/I'm Movin' On with the Everly Brothers            
September 11-13 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA David Bevins                
September 16-18 Troubadour, San Francisco, CA                  
November 17-22 Paul's Mall, Boston                
November 27 Andy Williams Show airs Jimmy Durante, Mike Douglas, Linda Ronstadt                
December 3 Merv Griffin Show airs in syndication Pat Paulsen, Sidney Sheldon                

1971

At Rick Nelson's request, Meisner returns to the Stone Canyon Band. He stays long enough to record another album with Nelson but quits again. He returns to session work and works on Linda Ronstadt's album for Capitol. He is invited by John Boylan to join Ronstadt's backing back, which includes Glen Frey and Don Henley. They eventually decide to form their own group and become the Eagles.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 26 Dick Cavett Show airs on ABC                  
February 4 David Frost Show airs Dick Gregory, Trish Van Devere, Los Indios Tabajaras                
February 5 Mike Douglas Show airs in syndication Dick Shawn, Ben Gazarra, Rachel Roberts                
February 9 Memorial Gym, Louisiana Tech University, Shreveport, LA Classics IV                
February 12 King's Ballroom, Norfolk, NE The Cement Trycycle              
February 13 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE   Nebraska International Sports Vacation Travel Show            
February 14 Wayne State College, Wayne, NE                  
February 22-March 5 Mr. Kelly's, Chicago, IL                
  San Jose, CA   Backing Linda Ronstadt. She apparently doesn't like Meisner's bass playing and his stay with her is short-lived.              
June 12 Disneyland, Anaheim, CA The Rhythm Rebellion, The Sound Castle, Ltd. Backing Linda Ronstadt, this is the only time that the four original Eagles back Ronstadt. Bernie Leadon joins them onstage for this show.            
December (UD) The Gallery, Aspen, CO   Billed as Teen King and the Emergencies, these are the proto-Eagles working out their live sets.              
December 11-15 Tulagi's, Boulder, CO   Billed as Teen King and the Emergencies. Reportedly less than ten people attended each show. After each performance producer Glyn Johns and the group huddled at the bar to assess the band's material. After the last gig, the Eagles fly to London to begin recording their first album.              

1972

After a low-key debut, the Eagles spend the bulk of their first year opening for a host of English bands. Their debut album spawns three chart singles and gives them the basis for headline status by the end of the year.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
  Westlake School For Girls, Westlake, CA   First paying gig as the Eagles              
April 20 Coliseum, Spokane, WA Joe Cocker              
April 21 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR Joe Cocker, Jerry Lochran              
June 9 Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Canada                  
June 11 Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA Jethro Tull                
June 13 Coliseum, Spokane, WA Jethro Tull                
June 14 State Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City,, OK Jethro Tull              
June 15 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant              
June 16 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA Jethro Tull                
June 17 Convention Center Rotunda, Las Vegas, NV Jethro Tull              
June 18 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX Jethro Tull                
June 19 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX Jethro Tull                
June 20 Convention Center, Hemisfair, San Antonio, TX Jethro Tull              
June 21 Civic Coliseum, El Paso, TX Jethro Tull Recent information confirms this show was cancelled due to excessive heat. Seems the venue did not have air-conditioning!            
June 30 Community Theater, Berkeley, CA Procol Harum, Lamb              
July 2-3 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Procol Harum  

           
July 5 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA Procol Harum                
July 9 Coliseum, Richmond, VA Humble Pie                
July 10 Coliseum, Greensboro, NC Humble Pie, Black Oak Arkansas              
July 11 Memphis, TN                  
July 12 Birmingham, AL                  
July 13 Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA Procol Harum                
July 14 A Warehouse, New Orleans, LA Procol Harum            
July 15 Civic Center, Virginia Beach, VA Procol Harum              
July 17 Pierrefonds Arena, Montreal, Canada Procol Harum                
July 19 Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA Uriah Heep                
July 26 Mississippi River Fest, SIU, Edwardsville, IL Yes Show postponed and the Eagles do not participate in the rescheduled date.              
July 28 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN Yes Moved to August 20              
July 29 Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AK Yes                
July 30 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX Yes      

       
July 31 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX Yes      

       
August 1 Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK Yes                
August 3 Coliseum, Denver, CO Yes      

       
August 4 Arena, Long Beach, CA Yes, Edgar Winter  

 

       
August 6 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR Yes, Edgar Winter    

         
August 7 PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC Yes, Edgar Winter    

       
August 8 Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA Yes, Edgar Winter    

         
August 10 Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI Mahavishnu Orchestra              
August 11 Rubber Bowl, Akron, OH Yes, Mahavishnu Orchestra  

           
August 12 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ Yes, Edgar Winter      

       
August 13 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD Yes        

     
August 14 Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT Yes, Edgar Winter Concert was postponed due to rain - rescheduled to September 25              
August 15 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA Yes, Jo Jo Gunne  

       
August 17 Reflections, Cincinnati, OH   Solo gig in between Yes dates            
August 18 Convention Center, Louisville, KY Yes              
August 20 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN Yes                
August 21 Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA Jo Jo Gunne                
August 31 Indianpolis, IN                  
September 2 Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, WI Black Oak Arkansas, Dr. Bob and Headliners  

           
September 8 Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, MN Mahavishnu Orchestra  

         
September 10 Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY T-Rex, Doobie Brothers, Fabulous Rhinestones T-Rex cancels and Fabulous Rhinestones fill in.

           
September 15 Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL Yes      

       
September 16 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL Yes      

       
September 17 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL Yes, Eggs Over Easy  

           
September 19 Gardens, Cincinnati, OH Yes, Gentle Giant    

         
September 20 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN Yes, Gentle Giant  

           
September 21 Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI Yes                
September 22 Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, IL Yes                
September 23 Armory, Minneapolis, MN Yes  

           
September 24 Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI Yes                
September 25 Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT Yes, Gentle Giant Show postponed from August 14 due to rain            
September 26 Music Hall, Boston, MA Yes                
September 27 Coliseum, Richmond, VA Yes      

     
September 29 Felt Forum, New York City, NY Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther                
September 30 Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA Yes              
October 1 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Yes The Eagles are one hour late getting to the venue.            
October 2 Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC Yes  

           
October 3 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC Yes              
October 6 Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther              
October 7 Tarrant Co. Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther                
October 8 Music Hall, Houston, TX Jackson Browne                
November 25 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA Bee Gees, Sly & Family Stone, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder                
November 28 Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT Ten Years After, Wild Turkey                
December 1 Claremont College, Claremont, CA J. Giels Band                
December 2 Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Linda Ronstadt                

1973

The Eagles record a concept album DESPERADO that is a disappointing chart performer but gains critical acclaim. Their support tour includes a performance in Santa Monica where they perform the album as their live set.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
April 19 McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, TX                  
April 26 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY Ten Years After, Strawbs            
April 27 University of Ohio, Athens, OH Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Preston, Bruce Springsteen                
May 3 Flowers Hall, Florence State University, Florence, AL Grin                
May 4 Elon College, Elon, NC Grin                
May 10 Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Spooky Tooth                
May 11 Auditorium, Michigan State U., East Lansing, MI Gram Parsons, Lester Flatt                
May 13 University Center, University of Akron, Akron, OH Spooky Tooth A correction to the venue.            
May 18 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Livingston Taylor, Stankey Brown                
May 21 Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN Spooky Tooth              
May 23 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI Humble Pie                
May 25 Mississippi River Festival, SIU, Edwardsville, IL Livingston Taylor  

           
May 26 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA Lou Reed, Raspberries, Billy Preston, Slade                
May 27 Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA Spooky Tooth, J. Geils Band, Black Oak Arkansas                
June 2 A Warehouse, New Orleans, LA                
June 3 War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN Charlie Daniels Band                
June 6 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL REO Speedwagon                
June 8 Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL REO Speedwagon                
June 9 Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL                  
June 14 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ King Crimson                
June 16 Community Theater, Berkeley, CA King Crimson                
June 21 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA   The Eagles perform the album DESPERADO in sequence as their set              
June 22 Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA Tim Weisberg                
August 1-2 Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY Temptations, John Sebastian                
August 23 Good Vibrations From Central Park airs                  
November 14 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MO Dan Fogelberg                
November 30 Holy Cross College, Worchester, MA David Buskin                
December 7 Palace Concert Theatre, Providence, RI James Montgomery, Maria Muldaur              
December 8 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Linda Ronstadt, McKendree Spring                
December 10 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY                  
December 11 Atlantic Christian College Gym, Wilson, NC                  
December 13 Keil Opera House, St. Louis, MO Dan Fogelberg              
December 14 Memorial Auditorium, Kansas City, KS Maria Muldaur                
December 15 Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO                  
December 16 National Guard Armory, Springfield, IL Dan Fogelberg                
December 19 Community Center Music Hall, Tucson, AZ Jesse Colin Young                
December 20 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA Jesse Colin Young A correction to the venue.            

1974

Guitarist Don Felder is recruited as a session player to add some bite to a couple rock tracks on the band's ON THE BORDER album. The results are so impressive, Glenn and Don ask him to join the band. Ironically, it's the ballad Best of My Love that catch's the public's imagination.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
March 19 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada                  
March 21 PNE Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada                  
March 22 Paramount Northwest, Portland, OR              
March 23 Paramount Northwest, Seattle, WA                  
March 26 Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA Neil Young                
March 29 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Cold Blood, Journey Bert Grindl provided information that this show was cancelled.              
March 29 Student Center, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA                  
April 6 Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, ELP, Seals & Crofts, Filmed for "California Jam"              
April 7 Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara, CA Jesse Colin Young              
April 8 Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI Linda Ronstadt                
April 19 McFarlin Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, TX Jeffrey Comaner              
April 21 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX                  
April 22 Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, MI   Postponed one month            
April 23 Louisiana Tech, Memorial Auditorium, Ruston, LA                  
April 25 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Marshall Tucker Band                
April 26 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL Marshall Tucker Band                
April 28 INU Baseball Field, Cedar Falls, IA REO Speedwagon, Steely Dan Thanks to Jim Mullin for this addition and Joe Peterson for noting that Steely Dan did not perform            
May 3 Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY Leo Kottke                
May 4 Ice Arena, SUNY, Genesco, NY Leo Kottke  

           
May 7 Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA John Hartford, Pousette-Dart Band                
May 9 Pittsburgh, PA                  
May 10 Akron, OH   Preliminary booking later changed to Philadelphia              
May 10 Schubert Theatre, Philadelphia, PA Jeffery Comaner              
May 11 Academy of Music, New York City Jeffrey Comanor                
May 11 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ   postponed until May 18              
May 12 Dayton, OH   Preliminary booking later changed to Springfield              
May 12 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA Jesse Colin Young                
May 13 Columbus, OH   Show postponed until May 25              
May 16 Richmond, VA                  
May 17 Washington DC                  
May 18 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Jesse Colin Young Originally booked for May 11 with Dan Fogelberg opening, it is postponed to this date.              
May 19 Philadelphia, PA   Preliminary booking changed to May 10              
May 19 Dome Arena, Monroe Co Fairgrounds, Henrietta, NY                  
May 20 New York City, NY   Preliminary booking changed to May 11.              
May 20 Civic Center, Providence, RI REO Speedwagon                
May 22 Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, MI Linda Ronstadt  

   

     
May 24 Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH Michael Stanley Band                
May 25 Mershon Auditorium, Ohio State U., Columbus, OH        

       
May 26 Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI                  
June 7 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA                  
June 8 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA                  
June 9 Community Theater, Berkeley, CA Billy Joel                
June 27 Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV                  
June 30 Jeppson Stadium, Houston, TX Allman Brothers                
July 7 Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN Joe Walsh, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band                
July 17 Mississippi River Festival, SIU, Edwardsville, IL Joe Walsh                
July 19 Ozark Music Festival, Sedalia, MO                  
July 24 Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd                
July 25 Civic Theatre, Akron, OH Souther-Hillman-Furay Band                
July 26 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Allman Brothers                
July 27 Take it Easy Ranch, Callaway, MD Harry Chapin, Rennaisance, Stories, Bo Diddley, Chamber Brothers              
July 28 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN Joe Walsh                
July 30 Omni, Atlanta, GA                  
August 10 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC   Bert Grindl informs us the Eagles did not play.              
August 20 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI                  
August 22 Music Inn, Lenox, MA                
August 23 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ Beach Boys                
August 24 Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT Snafu                
August 25 Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA Beach Boys, Marshall Tucker Band                
August 30 Performing Arts Center, Sarasota Springs, NY Jose Feliciano, Suzi Quatro, Stampeders Part of the American Song Festival

           
September 1 Assembly Hall, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN Beach Boys, Kansas                
September 2 Smoky Mountain Raceway, Marysville, TN Rufus, Goose Creek Symphony, Grinderswitch, Rich Mountain Tower, Linda Hargrove, Shanton & Witt, Hunger                
September 27 Omni, Atlanta, GA                  
October 16 Coliseum, University of Georgia, Athens, GA                  
October 19 Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC                  
December 27 Santa Barbara, CA                  
December 28 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA Dan Fogelberg                
December 29 Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall, Phoenix, AZ Dan Fogelberg                
December 31 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA Dan Fogelberg Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh and J.D. Souther join the band onstage.            

1975

The Eagles release a schitzophrenic album that touches on some disco but with tracks solidly in the country-rock vein. It is during the recording of ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS that Frey and Henley decide to take the creative reins more firmly in hand as Leadon and Meisner's songwriting contributions are, in their opinion, less than stellar.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
April 22 Austin, TX                  
April 23 Houston, TX                  
April 25 Campus Center Ballroom, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Emmy Lou Harris This show was cancelled due to recording conflicts according to local press.              
April 26 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN Minnie Riperton                
April 27 Drake Stadium, Drake University, Des Moines, IA Dan Fogelberg, Minnie Riperton              
April 28 Macomb, IL                  
April 29 Chattanooga, TN                  
April 30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN   Show moved to June 2            
May 3 Kent State University, Kent, OH Dan Fogelberg              
May 4 ISU Hulman Center, Terra Haute, IN Dan Fogelberg                
May 6 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO Dan Fogelberg                
May 7 St. John's Arena, Columbus, OH Dan Fogelberg                
May 10-11 Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, IL Dan Fogelberg                
May 14 Music Hall, Boston, MA Dan Fogelberg      

       
May 15 Civic Center, Springfield, MA Dan Fogelberg              
May 16 Academy of Music, New York City, NY Dan Fogelberg                
May 17 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA Dan Fogelberg                
May 19 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ Dan Fogelberg                
May 20 Herseypark Arena, Hershey, PA Dan Fogelberg                
May 22 Capital Centre, Largo, MD Linda Ronstadt                
May 23 Civic Center, Roanoke, VA Linda Ronstadt                
May 24 Coliseum, Hampton, VA Linda Ronstadt                
May 25 Coliseum, Richmond, VA Linda Ronstadt                
May 27 Atlanta, GA                  
May 28 Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL        

       
May 30 Jacksonville, FL                  
May 31 Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL Seals & Crofts, Linda Ronstadt, Charlie Daniels Band              
June 4 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN Michael Stanley Band        

     
June 5 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN Michael Stanley Band                
June 6 Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO Rolling Stones, Billy Preston, Rufus                
June 8 County Stadium, Milwaukee, WI Rolling Stones, Rufus                
June 21 Wembley Stadium, London, England Elton John, Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus, Stackridge                
June 26-27 Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkson, MI Michael Murphey                
June 29 Coliseum, Oakland, CA Doobie Brothers, Commander Cody, Kingfish                
June 30 Sacramento, CA                  
  Forum, Los Angeles, CA                
July 3 Sellend Arena, Fresno, CA                
July 4 Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ                  
July 6 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX Rolling Stones, Trapeze, Montrose                
July 19 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY Joe Walsh                
July 19 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ Seals & Crofts, Poco                
July 20 Rich Stadium, Buffalo, NY Seals & Crofts, Judy Collins                
July 22 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH Dan Fogelberg              
July 23 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH                  
July 24 Convocation Center, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN Poco              
July 27 Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA Ozark Mt. Daredevils, Dan Fogelberg, J.D. Souther, Bonnie Koloc Thanks to Joe Peterson for the Souther cancellation.          
July 29 Mississippi River Festival, SIU, Edwardsville, IL J. D. Souther                
July 30 Civic Center, Charleston, WVA Dave Mason                
August 1 Coliseum, Greensboro, SC Seals & Crofts      

       
August 3 Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC Jimmy Buffett              
August 4 Freedom Hall, Johnson City, TN Poco              
August 5 Portland, ME                  
August 6 Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL Dan Fogelberg                
August 7 Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL Poco  

 

       
August 8 Indianapolis Convention & Exposition Center, Indianapolis, IN Dan Fogelberg                
August 9 Washington Park, Chicago, IL Linda Ronstadt                
August 18-19 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO Dan Fogelberg                
August 21 Paramount Northwest, Seattle, WA Roger McGuinn                
August 22 Coliseum, Portland, OR Roger McGuinn                
August 26 Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT Roger McGuinn                
August 27 Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV                  
August 28 Community Center, Tucson, AZ Roger McGuinn                
August 29 Civic Center, El Paso, TX                  
September 1-3 The Roxy, North Hollywood, CA                  
September 4 Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI Dan Fogelberg      

       
September 21 Edgewater Raceway Park, Cincinnati, OH Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Fleetwood Mac, REO Speedwagon, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Earl Scruggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rankin                
September 25 Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, AZ Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Toots & Maytals This show was moved from Tempe Stadium            
September 27 Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt                
September 28 Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt                

1976

Bernie Leadon exits the band as the Eagles decide to leave country-rock behind for more a stadium-rock sound. His replacement is former James Gang guitqrist and current solo artist Joe Walsh. This year's album produces the band's pinnacle, Hotel California.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 18 Western Springs Auditorum, Auckland, New Zealand                  
January 20 Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia                  
January 22 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia   Two shows performed as ticket demand adds a second show.              
January 24 Leederville Oval, Perth, Australia                  
January 27 Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia                  
January 28-29 Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia                
February 2-3 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan                  
February 4 Kyuden Kinen Taiikukan, Fukuoka, Japan                  
February 5 Kakusai Kaiken, Kobe, Japan                  
February 7 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan                  
February 9 Nagoya-shi Kokaido, Nagoya, Japan                  
February 12 Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI                
April 21 Texas Opry House, Houston, TX                  
May 1 Hughes Stadium, Sacramento, CA Linda Ronstadt This show was a benefit for the Yes on Prop. 15 campaign.            
May 14 Capital Centre, Largo, MD Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg Benefit for Jerry Brown              
July 2 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC Fleetwood Mac              
July 3 Omni, Atlanta, GA Fleetwood Mac                
July 4 Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina              
July 5 Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL                  
July 20 Olympic Stadium, Detroit, MI J.D. Souther                
July 21 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY J.D. Souther      

     
July 22 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH J.D. Souther  

   

     
July 24 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs                
July 25 Schaeffer Stadium Foxboro, MA Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs                
July 27-28 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA Boz Scaggs                
July 29 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ Boz Scaggs                
August 3 Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA Linda Ronstadt, Loggins & Messina                
August 5 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR J.D. Souther              
August 6 Kingdome, Seattle, WA Linda Ronstadt              
August 8 Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO Linda Ronstadt, Pure Prairie League                
August 9 City Auditorium Arena, Omaha, NE   The band cancels the remainder of their summer tour to go back into the recording studio.              
October 14 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA J.D. Souther                
October 16 McKale Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ J.D. Souther                
October 19-22 Forum, Los Angeles, CA J.D. Souther                
October 29 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM   Show moved to December 10              
October 30 Civic Center, El Paso, TX   Show moved to December 11              
November 1 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX J.D. Souther                
November 2 Convention Center, San Antonio, TX                  
November 3 Tarrant Co. Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX J.D. Souther              
November 6 The Summitt, Houston, TX                  
November 7 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA J.D. Souther                
November 8 Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK J.D. Souther                
November 10 ISU Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA J.D. Souther                
November 11-12 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL   November 12ths show was cancelled              
November 12 Crisler Arena, University of MI, Ann Arbor, MI J.D. Souther                
November 14 Civic Center Auditorium, Omaha, NE                  
November 15 Kansas State University, Wichita, KS                  
November 16 Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK                  
November 18 Metropolitan Sports Center, Minneapolis, MN J.D. Souther                
November 19 Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, WI                  
November 20 Lafayette, LA                  
November 22 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN J.D. Souther                
November 23 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO J. D. Souther  

           
November 24 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO J.D. Souther                
December 10 Arena, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM J.D. Souther              
December 11 Civic Center, El Paso, TX J.D. Souther              

1977

The band has an exciting year as they file suit against David Geffen, their original manager and label owner over royalty payments. Randy Meinser finally gives up on the rock and roll roller coaster and leaves the band after their summer tour. Ironically, he's replaced in the band by his replacement in Poco, Timothy B. Schmit. He spends the remainder of of the year deciding on a solo career or not. He decides that a slower-paced solo career might be what suits him best.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 14 Cleveland, OH                  
March 14 Civic Center, Springfield, MA Jimmy Buffett                
March 15-16 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY Jimmy Buffett                
March 18 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY Jimmy Buffett                
March 19 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY Jimmy Buffett              
March 21-22 Capital Centre, Largo, MD Jimmy Buffett              
March 23 Coliseum, Richmond, VA Jimmy Buffett              
March 25 The Scope, Norfolk, VA Jimmy Buffett                
March 26 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT Jimmy Buffett                
March 27 Broome Co. Coliseum, Binghampton, NY Jimmy Buffett                
March 29 Forum, Montreal, Canada Jimmy Buffett                
March 30 Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, Canada                  
March 31- April 1 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH Jimmy Buffett              
April 25-28 Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England Dan Fogelberg              
April 30-May 1 Apollo Center, Glasgow, Scotland Dan Fogelberg              
May 3-4 Bingley Hall, Stafford, England Dan Fogelberg              
May 7 Olympic Hall, Munich, Germany        

       
May 8 Fest Halle, Frankfort, Germany                  
May 9 Phillips Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany                  
May 11-13 Ahoy Complex, Rotterdam, Denmark                  
May 15 Congress Center, Hamburg, Germany                  
May 17 Grona Lund, Trivoli Hall, Stockholm, Sweden                  
May 18 Stadium Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden                   
May 28, 30 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA Heart, Steve Miller Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Foreigner                
June 18 Civic Center, Roanoke, VA Heart                
June 19-20 Omni, Atlanta, GA Andrew Gold                
June 21 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD Andrew Gold                
June 23 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN Andrew Gold                
June 24 Civic Center, Birmingham, AL Andrew Gold                
June 25 Municpal Auditorium, Mobile, AL Andrew Gold              
June 27 Coliseum, Greensboro, NC Andrew Gold              
June 28 Coliseum, Knoxville, TN Andrew Gold Meisner and Frey have a fistfight backstage. Meisner decides to leave the Eagles after the tour is completed.              
June 29 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN Andrew Gold                
July 1 Civic Center, Savannah, GA Andrew Gold                
July 2 Miami Baseball Stadium, Miami, FL Jimmy Buffett, Andrew Gold                
July 3 Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, FL Jimmy Buffet, Andrew Gold, Hall & Oates                
July 6 Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK Jimmy Buffett                
July 7-8 Tarrant Co. Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX Jimmy Buffett              
July 9 Jeppeson Stadium, Houston, TX Jimmy Buffett According to Rolling Stone, Frey and Meisner have another altercation after this show. Tim Schmit of Poco is rumored to be Meisner's replacement as the Eagles postpone their August and September shows.            
September 1-3 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI                  

1978

Randy Meisner Group forms with Kelly Shanahan (d), Kerry Morris (b), Jerry Swallow (g) and John Hobbs (k). His solo album is completed in April . He does a short tour and is frustrated with the lack of response and sales to his solo album. In December, Meisner announces he's leaving the music business and returns to Scottsbluff.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
July 21 Cabaret Club, Aspen, CA                  
July 25 Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL                  
July 27 Coliseum, Biloxi, MS                  
July 28 Centroplex, Baton Rogue, LA                  
July 29 Convention Center Arena, Pine Bluff, AK                  
July 30 Coliseum, Nashville, TN Jimmy Buffett, Little River Band                
August 1 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN                  
August 2 Mississippi River Festival, SIU, Edwardsville, IL                  
August 4 Miami Stadium, Miami, FL                  
August 5 Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, FL Jimmy Buffett, Steve Miller, Little River Band Meisner cancelled and local band Southpaw replaced him              
August 8 Coliseum, Nashville, TN                  
Augugust 23 Centennial Coliseum, Reno, NV Marshall Tucker Band Meisner cancelled and was replaced by Jay-Boy Adams              
August 25-26 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA                  
September 1-3 Roxy, Los Angeles, CA Bill Champlin              
September 5-7 Boarding House, San Francisco, CA                
September 8 Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA Bob Welsh      

     

1979-1980

Randy spends the bulk of the next two years in Nebraska, laying low and trying to decide whether to continue in the music business. In November 1980, he returns with a solid solo album, ONE MORE SONG.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
December 5 Midnight Special, NBC-TV airs   Meisner performs Hearts on Fire and Deep Inside My Heart with Kim Carnes.              
December 11 Riverboat President, New Orleans, LA                

 

1981

Meisner forms the Silverados touring group that includes Greg Palmer (b), Todd Smith (g), Sterling Smith (k, g), Don Francisco (d) and Therese Heston (vocals)

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
February 5 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA                
February 10 Ol' Man River's, Avondale, LA The Top Cats              
February 12 The Summitt, Houston, TX Beach Boys                
February 13 Special Events Center, Austin, TX Beach Boys              
February 14 Assembly Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Beach Boys              
February 18 Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA Beach Boys              
February 21 Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS Beach Boys              
February 22 Mabee Center, Tulsa, OK Beach Boys                
February 23 Greyhound Arena, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM Beach Boys                
February 24 University Arena, UNM, Albuquerque, NM Beach Boys              
February 27 Fridays, ABC-TV airs   Meisner performs Hearts on Fire              
February 27 Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO Jimmy Spheeris                
February 28 Ebbetts Field, Denver, CO   Show was broadcast live on local Denver FM station              
March 1 Electric Cowboy, Omaha, NE Jimmy Spheeris              
March 2 Sam's, Minneapolis, MN Jimmy Spheeris                
March 3 Headliners, Madison, WI Southbound              
March 4 Park West, Chicago, IL John McEwan  

           
March 5 The Palms, Milwaukee, WI Jimmie Spheeris                
March 7 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH                  
March 8 Agora Theater, Columbus, OH                
March 9 Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH Roseanne Cash              
March 11-12 Bottom Line, New York City, NY Roseanne Cash Show on the 11th was broadcast live on WNEW-FM            
March 13 My Father's Place, Roslyn, LI, NY                  
March 14 Emerald City, Cherry Hill, NJ                  
March 15 The Paradise, Boston, MA Cabin Fever              
March 18 Neighbors of Woodcraft, Portland, OR Pilot              
March 19 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA Skyboys            
March 22 Keystone, Palo Alto, CA Bob Dubac              
March 23 Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA Bob Dubac              
March 26 Country Club, Reseda, CA Bob Dubac      

   
March 25 Bacchanal, San Diego, CA                  
March 27-28 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA              
March 29 County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA America, Dave Mason              
April 8 PM Magazine airs                  
May 17 Nippon Seinenkan, Tokyo, Japan                  
May 18 Nippon Seinenkan, Tokyo, Japan                  
May 22 Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan                  
July 21 Merv Griffin Show airs                  
December 12 Bottom Line, New York City, NY                  

1982

Meisner revamps Silverados - Sterling Smith remains but the rest of the group consists of Dixon House (k), Howard Leese (g), Denny Carmassi (d), Tom Erak (b), John Corey (g)

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
September 3 Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA                  
Septembr 15 Distillery East, Escondido, CA   Show was postponed until October 15.              
September 16 Bronco Billy's, Cathedral City, CA   Meisner cancels due to illness              
September 17-18 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA                
September 19 Humphrey's, Half Moon Inn, San Diego, CA   Show was cancelled            
September 21 Rissmiller's, Reseda, CA                
September 29 Graham Central Station, Phoenix, AZ                  
October 8 Solid Gold airs                  
October 14 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA                  
October 15 Distillery East, Escondido, CA                  
October 19 Yank's, Tucson, AZ                
October 20 Graham Central Station, Phoenix, AZ          

     
October 21 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX                  
October 24 Billy Bob's, Ft. Worth, TX                
October 25 Graham Central Station, Oklahoma City, OK                  
October 29 Fieldhouse, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO Little River Band                
October 30 Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO Little River Band                
October 31 Arena, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Little River Band                
November 3 Arena, Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ Little River Band                
November 5 Dee Events Center, Weber State University, Ogden, UT Little River Band                
November 6 Arena Field House, Montana State University, Boseman, MT Little River Band                
November 7 Adams Fieldhouse, University of Montana, Missoula, MT Little River Band                
November 8 Nicholson Pavillion, Central Washington University, Ellensberg, WA Little River Band                
November 9 Parker's, Seattle, WA Skyboys              
November 12-14 Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA Little River Band        

     
November 16 Rissmiller's, Reseda, CA                
December 1 Nick's Uptown Theater, Dallas, TX   Show was recorded live. CD issued in Japan in 2002              
December 6 Club Foot, Austin, TX Current                
December 11 Riverboat President, New Orleans, LA                
December 12 UF Bandshell, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL The Night                
December 15 The Stage East, Stuart, FL                  

1983

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 25 Yubin Chokin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan                  
January 26 Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan                  
January 27 Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan                
January 28 Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan                  
January 30 Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo, Japan                  
June 25 College Grove Center, San Diego, CA The Steamers, Gerry Baze and Touch of Country              
June 30-July2 Gehring, NE                  
July 6 Denver, CO                  

1985

Randy forms a trio with Billy Swan and Jimmy Griffin under the name of Black Tie. They make a few low-key club appearances and prepare to make a major push with an album and national tour in the upcoming year.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
December 11 At My Place, Santa Monica, CA                  

1986

Meisner and Black Tie begin their first major tour. Blondie Chaplin, Dave Kemper and George Michalski round out the touring band.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 27-29 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY Bernie Leadon                
February 8 Harlow's, Stone Mountain, GA                  
February 9 Music Row Showcase Club, Nashville, TN                  
February 11 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO                  
February 14 Chicago, IL                  
June 17 Cinegrill, Hollywood, CA                
June 30 Beverly Hotel, Hollywood, CA Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, Dave Mason, Bobby Whitlock, Tommy Tutone, Donovan, Bekka Bramlett, Stone Canyon Band alumni Benefit for famililes of Stone Canyon Band

           
July 8 Cinegrill, Hollywood, CA    

           
September 5 Kono Hawaii, Santa Ana, CA   Just learned that this show was cancelled when the promoters stopped shows at the Kono.

           

1987

Meisner forms the Roberts-Meisner Band with former Burrito Brother and Firefall mainstay, Rick Roberts. Rounding out the band were Dewey Martin (d), Billy Darnell (g) and Cary Park (g). Ron Grinel replaces Dewey Martin after the Reno gigs. Despite recording some demos, the band never gains the attention of a record label.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
May 14 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA                  
May 28 The Carousel, Missoula, MT   Billed as Rick Roberts and Open Secret              
May 29 The Dugout, Post Falls, WA                  
May 30 Fairgrounds, Bozeman, MT Nicolette Larson, Eddie & The Tide, Skanksters Billed as Open Secret              
June 29 - July 12 Reno Hilton, Reno, NV   During this stand, Dewey Martin has to use oxygen to get through his sets. Roberts fires him and replaces him with Ron Grinel.              
August 7 Chautaqua Park, Boulder, CO   Fills in for Randy Newman, who cancelled due to illness.              
October 8 O.T. Price's Music Hall, Santa Cruz, CA                  
October 22-25 Casino Cabaret, Harrah's, Reno, NV                  
November (UD) Palace, Los Angeles, CA   Meisner sits in with Richard Marx at his concert. Timothy B. Schmit also appears.              
November (UD) Montana's, Seattle, WA                  
November 29 Bacchanal, San Diego, CA Gene Clark & Byrds              
December 5 DeAnza Theater, Riverside, CA                  
December 9 Oregon Electric Station, Eugene, OR                  
December 10 Auditorium, Marshfield High School, North Bend, OR                  
December 31 Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA                

1988

The Roberts-Meisner Band continues to gigs in clubs around the country but still are unable to secure a record deal. Late in the year, Rusty Young contacts Meisner and invites him to join a Poco reunion.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 2 O..T. Price's Music Hall, Santa Cruz, CA Stormin' Norman & Cyclones                
February 13-14 Brandy's Restaurant and Lounge, Bend OR   Two shows each day              
February 26 Holiday Inn, Ventura Beach Resort, Ventura, CA Atlanta Rhythm Section              
March 12 O.T. Price's Music Hall, Santa Cruz, CA Stormin' Norman & Cyclones                
March 13 Magnolia's, Santa Rosa, CA                  
March 15 Last Day Saloon, San Jose, CA                  
April 6 Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach, CA                  
May 13 Temple Theatre, Tacoma, WA Gene Clark & Byrds Cancellation was due to Clark's illness              
June 10-July 3 Players Lounge, Sands Casino, Atlantic City, NJ                
August 9-12 Gussie L'Amour's, Honolulu, HI Country Joe McDonald              
October 7 Grape Harvest Festival, Guasi Regional Park, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Strawberry Alarm Clock                
November 2 Entex, Toronto, Canada                  
November 3 California's Musical Roadhouse, Windsor, Canada                  
November 4 Odd Rock Cafe, Milwaukee, WI                  
November 9 Nashville Now, TNN-TV airs                  
November 9 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN                  
December 1 Cabaret Savignon, Sonoma, CA                

1989

The Roberts-Meisner Band disbands after a series of low-key shows early in the year.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
March 2 Backstage, Seattle, WA                  
May 23 Strawberry Festival, Oxnard, CA                  
July 1 Inn at Otter Creek, Newport, OR                  

1989-1991

Meisner rejoins Poco for the LEGACY project. They record the reunion album in 1989, tour in 1990 and some short appearances in 1991. Black Tie briefly reforms when a country DJ lifts their Buddy Holly cover of Learning the Game and it garners airplay in November 1990. James Griffin leaves shortly thereafter to form the Rivingtons. Billy Swan and Meisner continue as the Randy Meisner Group until Charlie Rich Jr. joins up and they form Meisner, Rich & Swan.

1992

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
July 20 Cowboy Boogie Co., Anaheim, CA Boy Howdy, Purple Sky Benefit for Boy Howdy member Hugh Wright              
August 20 The Strand, Rendondo Beach, CA Jim Messina Band                
August 27 Belly Up Tavern, San Diego, CA Jim Messina Band                
October 18 Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA Jim Messina Band              
November 21 Konocti Harbor Resort, Clear Lake, CA Jim Messina Band  

           

1993

Meisner, Rich and Swan continue to tour with Mark Craney on drums and Vern Monnet on lead guitar, pedal steel and vocals.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
February 6 Rhythm Cafe, San Diego, CA Jim Messina Band                
February 13 Ventura Concert Theatre, Ventura, CA Jim Messina Band                
May 15 Strawberry Festival, Ventura, CA                  
May 17 B.B. O'Brien's, Palm Desert, CA                
June 4-6 Park Plaza, Tooele, UT Harmony, Wasatch, Virgin River Band, , Oasis, Ronny Mark Peterson                
June 25 Paradiso Talentenshow, Amsterdam, Netherlands                  
July 3 Holiday Inn Surfside, Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL Jim Messina Band                
August 12 Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA                  
August 14 Washington County Fair, Hurricane High School football field, St. George, UT                  
October 7 Belly Up Tavern, Solano Beach, CA Jim Messina Band                
October 16 Great Mississippi River Balloon Fest, Natchez, MS Eric Burdon, Sha Na Na, Ozark Mountain Daredevils  

           

1994

Now known as Meisner, Rich and Swan, the band continues to play clubs but fails to secure a recording deal.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
March (UD) The Bay, Salt Lake City, UT                  
April 2 Wise Guys, Pasadena, CA    

           
April 6 Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA                  
April 9 Dixie Center, Cox Auditorium, St. George, UT Diamond Rio, Blackhawk                
May 21 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA                  
June 12 Anderson's Fifth Estate, Phoenix, AZ Gladys Knight, El Super Grupo Bronco Correction on the venue.              
June 24 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA Jim Messina Band                
June 25 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA Jim Messina Band                

1995

Meisner, Rich and Swan continue to tour sporatically. After six months of pursuasion, Nick St. Nicholas convinces Meisner to join the World Classic Rockers. They make only one appearance this year.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 12 Buffalo Rose, Golden, CO                  
January 19 Dee Event Center, Ogden, UT Colin Raye                
January 29 Crazy Horse, Santa Ana, CA Colin Raye                
August 27 Racine Festival Park, Racine, WI Chely Wright, Elvis Wade & Jordanaires                
September 18 Derby Dinner Theatre, Louisville, KY                

1996

The World Classic Rockers initially consist of Nick St. Nicholas, Randy Meisner, Michael Monarch, Rosalie, Fergie Fredrickson, and Denny Laine. Meisner continues to perform occassionally with Meisner, Rich and Swan.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
April 6 Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA   Meisner, Rich and Swan show              
August 31 Antelope Valley Fair, Lancaster, CA   Meisner, Rich and Swan show              
December 31 Lake of the Torches Casino, Lac du Flambeau, WI Robert Schimmel Meisner Rich and Swan show            

1997

Spencer Davis joins the lineup in the fall, as did Carmine Appice. The World Classic Rockers played a limited amount of shows this year with the vast majority of them for charity.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
July 15 Billboard Live, West Hollywood, CA                
October 5 Sentinel High School, Missoula, MT   Benefit for Missoula County Sheriff's Cadets              
October 31 Chilkoot Charlies, Anchorage, AK                  
November 1 Ft. Rich Buckner Center, Anchorage, AK   Benefit for MADD              

1998

Appice leaves at the end of January. Bruce Gary of the Knack joins

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
June 12-13 Treasure Island Casino & Resort, Red Wing, MN                  
June 27 Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA                
July 3-5 Maxim Hotel Casino,                  
July 25 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA                  
August 6-7 Flamingo Hilton, Reno, NV                  
August 21 Kingdome, Seattle, WA   Perform after Seattle Mariners baseball game.              
August 23 Crossroads Bar & Grill, Yucaipa, CA                  
September 3 Antelope Valley Fair, Lancaster, CA                  
November 6 Balloon Classic, WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ                

1999

 

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
May 2 Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg, PA                
May 29 Great Midwest Fair, Balmoral Park, IL                  
July (UD) Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den                  
July 8-July 18 Palace Theater, Claridge Casino Hotel, Altantic City, NJ                  
September 18 Los Angeles, CA                  
October 13 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA                  

2000

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
June 4 Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX                  
June 16 Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX                
July 16 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA                  
July 21 Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, TX                  
July 26-30 Claridge Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ                  
August 8-9 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Linda Ronstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, David Lindley, Warren Zeavon, Chris Hillman, Colin Hay Fred Walecki Benefit              
August 19 Scotts Bluff County Fair, Scotts Bluff, NB Drivin' Dynamics, Rockits                

2001

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
July 3 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA                  
July 13-14 Oregon Trail Lounge, Scottsbluff, NB Drivin' Dynamics Meisner rejoins Dynamics for a 40th anniversary show in his hometown              
July 15 Beach Ride 10, San Buenaventura State Park, Ventura, CA Edgar Winter, Pat Rettig Band              
July 26-30 Claridge Casino, Atlantic City, NJ                  

2002

Randall Hall from Lynyrd Skynyrd joins in November.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
June (UD) Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA Eddie Money                
July 18 Seaside Park, Brooklyn, NY Alan Parsons, Christopher Cross, Mark Farner, Jack Bruce, Eric Carmen                
July 20 RockFest, Cadott, WI Loverboy, Blondie, George Thorogood, Robert Plant                
July 28 Fri after Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA Bill Cosby                
August 28 Laughlin,NV                  
August 30-September 1 Enschede, the Netherlands Meisner did not make this trip to Europe.                
September 4 Summerpop, Maassluis, Holland                  
September 6 Maassluis, Holland                  
September 7 Heerlen, Holland                  
September 11 Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV                  
September 12 Exxon Conference, Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN                  
October 18 Sun after Rock to the Rescue, Cleveland, OH Mark Farner, Felix Cavalieri, Sam & Dave, Eddie Money, Foreigner, Survivor, Bad Company, REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Edgar Winter                
October 24 Dubai                  
December 31 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Honolulu, HI                  

2003

Aynsley Dunbar joins on drums in May. Ron Wikso and Kurt Griffey leave to join the Greg Rolie Band.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
March 4 Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV                  
June 20 Phoenix, AZ   2 showcase gigs for corporations              
July 22 Vancouver, BC                  
July 26 Vancouver, BC                  
August 3 Paso Robles, CA                  
August 8 Ypsilanti, MI                  
August 16 Sam's Town, Las Vegas, NV   Harley Davidson party              
October 1 Salt Lake City, UT                  
October (UD) Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA   AHCA/CAHF Convention              
November 16 Phoenix, AZ                  
December 3 Chicago, IL                  
December 31                    

2004

Meisner suffers chest pains and is admitted to the hospital on August 6. Alex Ligertwood of Santana joins the group in October.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 12 Maui, HI                  
January 28 Scottsdale, AZ                  
February 17 Maui, HI                  
February 23 RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA                  
March (UD) Sam's Town, Las Vegas, NV                  
March 13 Scottsdale, AZ                  
March 19 Dana Point, CA                  
March 29 Dana Point, CA                  
April 17 Miccosukee Everglades Festival, Miccosukee Indian Village, Everglades, FL                  
May 13 Puerto Rico                  
May 19 Burmuda                  
June 3 Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, MO                  
June 5 Tyson's Corner, VA                  
June 12 Phoenix. AZ                  
June 16 Boston, MA                  
June 26 AOA Conference, Kissimmee, FL                  
June 29 Reno, NV                  
July 17 Music on Main Street, Frisco, CO                  
August 13 Circle R Ranch, Flower Mound, TX                  
Sept. 17th Lac du Flambeau, WI Lake of the Torches Casino                  
October 3 Amos's South End, Charlotte, NC   Private birthday party              
October 6 Maui, HI   Alex Ligertwood's first gig              
October (UD) Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA                  
November 5-6 Golden Phoenix Hotel and Casino, Reno, NV                  
December 18 Canyon Club, Agora Hills, CA                  

2005

Meisner suffers chest pains late in the previous year and decides to cut back on his commitments with the WCR. He becomes a featured performer that appears only on certain shows.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 6 Orlando, FL                  
January 8 Las Vegas, NV                  
February 12 Dallas, TX                  
February 18 Whistler, TX                  
April 10 Scottsdale, AZ                  
April 19 Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV Billy Swan, Charlie Rich Jr., Augie Meyers Corporate gig for Orban/CRL Systems Inc.              
May 6 Columbus,GA                  
May 19 Orlando, FL                  
May 21 Miami, FL                  
June 26 Hilton Beach Bar, Atlantic City, NJ                  
July 2 Wild West Festival, Hays, KS                  
July 3 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA                  
July 9 Westchester Fest, St. Josephs High School, Westchester, IL                  
July 11-17 Common Ground Festival, Lansing, MI   WCR perform one day              
August 6 Sunmer Concert Series, Camarillo, CA   Meisner returns for this gig.              
December 3 RE Council 14th Gala, Gaylord Texan Resort, Gaylord, TX                  
December 31 Hilton Waikoloa Village, Honolulu, HI   Meisner appears at this gig              

2006

Randy continues to perform with World Classic Rockers as a special guest artist.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 28 Flipper's, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA Roger Connelly and the Blues Merchants, Joey Stec, Spencer Davis Randy sits in with Roger Connelly, as does Stec and Davis              
May 11 Orlando, Fl   Meisner appeared as special guest of the World Class Rockers              
August 18 Summer Festival, Snow Valley, Lake Arrowhead, CA   Meisner was scheduled as special guest. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled due to a road closure.              
September 9 Belle Beach Party, Bella Terra, CA                  
October 7 Dallas, TX                  

 

2007

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
February 3 Lancaster, CA   Meisner appears as special guest with World Classic Rockers              
March 31 Cannery Casino, Las Vegas, NV   Meisner appears as a special guest with World Classic Rockers              

 

2008

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
April 6 Naples Music Festival , Naples, FL   Meisner appears as special guest with World Classic Rockers