DELIVERIN'

A schitzophrenic year as the new Poco is on the road and trying to redefine itself. Rusty Young unleashes the Bear and begins to play more standard guitar on stage, as well as banjo. Fans and critics alike are puzzled by the apparent new direction the band tries to take early in the year (one critic called it sludge-rock). But by the fall, a solid country-rock Poco is back on stage. As if to celebrate their return to their roots, Poco cuts a live album during the fall tour. Unfortunately, their record label chooses to hold on to it and does not release it until 1976 in a vain attempt to undercut the sales of their ABC Records release, ROSE OF CIMARRON.

 

 

1974
Date Venue/City Also Performing Notes Concert Ad/Press Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo/Video Set List
.February 22 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR    

         
February 23 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA   Just found confirmation that this show was cancelled. No reason was given in the press.

         
February 24 PNE Gardens, Vancouver, BC                  
February 27 Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA Leo Kottke Show starts at 8 pm            
February 28 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm            
March 1-2 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Maggie Bell, Copperhead One of my favorite Poco reviews. Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle incorrectly identifies Richie Furay as a member of the band.

Show starts at 8 pm

           
March 3 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Maggie Bell and Peter Frampton An audience tape of this show circulates.

Show starts at 8 pm

Robert Kemnitz of the Herald-Examiner wrote, "Their show was great in every respect but one: it was too short. Next time around they should try to fill the entire show without support acts."

       
March 24 Unknown venue, Madison, NJ   Although reported in Billboard, no confirmation that this show was played.              
March 24 Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, IL   Postponed until April 9.              
March 29 Kirby Field House, Lafayette College, Lafayette, PA Strawbs Show was cancelled in early March.            
March 30 St. Mary’s College, St. Mary's City, MD   As with the previous date, this show was listed in Billboard but show was subsequently cancelled.              
April 1 Connecticut Central State College, New Britain, CT                  
April 2 Atwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester, MA   Show starts at 8 pm.            
April 3 Farleigh Dickerson University, Rutherford, NJ Chad Stuart Show starts at 7:30 pm            
April 4 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI The Kinks Show starts at 8 pm          
April 5 Academy Of Music, New York City, NY James Cotton Band Poco grossed $32,000 of $38,000 potential.

Two shows, 8 and 10 pm.

         
April 6 Cortlandt State College, Cortlandt, NY                
April 7 Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT David Bromberg Show starts at 8 pm .        
April 9 Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, IL Robin Trower 2,300 attend this show for a gross of $15,600 of a potential $26,000.

Show starts at 8 pm

             
April 10 Civic Theatre, Akron, OH Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm

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April 12 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Commander Cody Two shows, 8 and 10 pm.        
April 13 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA Commander Cody Show starts at 8 pm            
April 14 Kennedy Center, Washington DC Peter Frampton Show starts at 8 pm

Show as a sellout.

           
April 16 SUNY, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY   Show starts at 8 pm              
April 16 Ward Melville High School Chad Stuart                
April 17 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA Robin Trower, Super Gris, Grin Show starts at 8 pm            
April 19 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL Robin Trower, King Crimson Show starts at 8 pm

Approximately 5,500 attend this show

         
April 20 Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL Robin Trower, King Crimson Show starts at 8 pm

         
April 21 Hi Lai Fon Ton Ocala, Gainesville, FL   Recent confirmation that this show was canceled.              
April 23 Omni, Atlanta, GA J.Geils Band 4,000 of a potential 10,000 attended this show. They posted a gross of $26,000.

         
April 25 Regents Hall, N. Kentucky State, Highland Heights, KY Pure Prairie League, Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm    

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April 26 Millett Hall, Miami Of Ohio, Oxford, OH Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm

       
April 27 Davis Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA   Thanks to Robert Neumann for adding the opening act of Mountain. However, Greg from the Mountain Tour Archive disputes Robert's memory and informs us that Mountain headlined Bucknell a month later, so we've removed the notation.

Show starts at 8 pm

           
April 28 Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada Robin Trower Toronto Globe & Mail reviewer Robert Martin was not kind in his review of the show. "Poco is the sort of group which is described as 'professional.' Professional is a euphamism meaning the band's music is awful but at least the guys show up on time."

Poco sold out the venue for a gross of $14,321.

Show starts at 8 pm

           
April 29 Opera House, Ottawa, Canada Valdy This was Poco's first show in Ottawa and they went down well with a gross of $10,200 of a potential $12,000.

Show starts at 8 pm

         
May 1 Passavant Center, Theil College, Greenville, PA Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm            
May 8 Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA Procol Harum Poco canceled this date to open for J. Geils on April 23              
May 10 Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL Doobie Brothers, Golden Earring Show starts at 8 pm

           
May 11 Grandstand Section Fairgrounds, Birmingham, AL Buckingham Nicks This was Buckingham Nicks final live appearance. They announced from the stage after their set that they were joining Fleetwood Mac

Show starts at 8 pm

           
May 14 Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AK Golden Earring Show was a disappointment with only 1,000 attending for a gross of $5,000.

Show starts at 8 pm

         
May 15 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO Commander Cody, Golden Earring Show starts at 8 pm            
May 16 Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Golden Earring Show starts at 8 pm            
May 17 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN Golden Earring Another disappointing turnout with only 1,300 in attendance for a gross of $7,000.

Show starts at 8 pm

         
May 18 Memorial Auditorium, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Rich Mountain Tower From the Denny Jones archives. Thanks to Bill Keys for the additional information.

           
May 21 Gardens, Cincinnati, OH Three Dog Night New information indicates that this show was cancelled due to low ticket sales.            
May 24 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA Honk, Fairport Convention Show was originally scheduled for May 25.            
May 25 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ   Poco canceled this show              
May 26 Warnor's Theater, Fresno, CA Golden Earring, Robin Trower            
May 27 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA Golden Earring, Robin Trower 3,000 attend this show for a gross of $15,000.

   

     
May 31-June 1 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA Robin Trower, Strawbs A tape of June 1 circulates

       
June 2 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR Robin Trower, Strawbs This was a sell-out performance with 3,000 in attendance.

   

   
June 30 Travel & Transportation Building, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK Procol Harum, Golden Earring New information that this show took place on this date instead of July 5.              
July 2 A Warehouse, New Orleans, LA Procol Harum Show starts at 8 pm          
July 3 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX Procol Harum, Golden Earring An unusual review in the British music magazine, Melody Maker noted, "Poco is a seemingly indestructable band and the loss of Richie Furay has done little, if anything, to hinder their music. In many ways, Furay's departure has turned Poco into a better band since ace steel guitarist Rusty Young has been brought front and centre in the new quartet."

Show grossed $12,954 of $59,000 potential.

Show starts at 8 pm

         
July 4 Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX Procol Harum, Golden Earring Another poor turnout as show grossed only $13,974 of potential $54,000.

Show starts at 8 pm

           
July 6 Fairgrounds Speedway, Springfield, MO Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer  

         
July 8 Midlands Theater, Kansas City, MO Procol Harum Show starts at 8 pm    

       
July 11 Civic Center, Savannah, GA Lynyrd Skynyrd, Outlaws The opening act was unbilled but would release their debut album the following year. Singer Henry Paul would cite Richie Furay as one of his inspirations.            
July 12 Tri-County Speedway, Cincinnati,OH Santanta, Marshall Tucker Band, Spooky Tooth, McKendree Spring Dave Puckett corrected the location of the venue and offered up that Marshall Tucker didn't show!. Santana was orginally booked but bowed out early.

           
July 13 Iroquois Amphitheatre, Louisville, KY Cowboy, Duke Williams & Extremes Show starts at 8 pm    

     
July 14 Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN. Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, ISIS 9,000 attend this show.

Show at 6 pm

           
July 17 Municipal Auditorium, Chattenooga, TN   From the Denny Jones archives

Show at 7:30 pm.

             
July 19 Civic Center, St. Paul, MN Santana, Mountain, Aerosmith Show starts at 8 pm

Thanks to Ian Rusten for providing the venue. Ian tells us this concert was billed as "Fillmore's Finest." He also corrected the date to the 19th. Recent documentary evidence is that this show was cancelled.

           
July 21 Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI Golden Earring From the Denny Jones archives            
July 22 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Jo Jo Gunne Show starts at 7:30 pm.            
July 24 Music Inn, Lenox, MA Aztec Two Step A tape of what appears to be a partial set circulates. Ian Rusten informs us that this show was delayed a day by rain and actually played on 25th.

Show at 5 pm.

   

   

July 26 Wollman Rink, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, NY Snafu This was a sellout performance with 7,000 in attendance.

Show starts at 8 pm

A tape of this show circulates

       
July 27 New Jersey Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ Peter Frampton Two shows at 7 and 10 pm.

Shows were sellouts

         
July 29 Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA Snafu replaced by Chad Stuart Show starts at 8 pm            
July 30 Tufts University, Medford, MA   Show starts at 8 pm            
July 31 Arena, Binghampton, NY PFM, Foghat Poco grossed $19,744 for this show.

   

   

August 2 Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA   This was a performance at the Epic Records Convention              
August 4 Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, HI                
October 17 Centennial Hall, Concord College, Athens, WVA Livingston Taylor Poco cancels this appearance with Dave Mason taking their place.            
October 18 Mayser Center, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA Knothole Gang Poco cancels this appearance, reportedly due to illness            
October 19 WVU Coliseum, West Virginia University, Dave Mason Poco cancels and Graham Central Station replaces them as opening act.

           
October 26 Waite Chapel, Wake Forest U., Winston-Salem, NC   Poco cancels reportedly due to illness - replaced by Richie Havens.

           
November 2 Reilly Center, St. Boneventure University, Olean, NY   Thanks to Mark Lamphier for providing this information. From the Denny Jones archives            
November 1 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ Chad Stuart 1,861 attend this show for a gross of $11,152 of a potential $18,000.            
November 3 Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA Loggins & Messina Another shared date with L&M. As Rusty noted, "This would never have happened with Richie in the band."

           
November 4 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY Loggins & Messina, John Sebastian              
November 5 Civic Center, Providence, RI                  
November 8 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA Roger McGuinn, John Martyn                
November 9 Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Gentle Giant This show was recorded live for a future live album. It was a sell out for a gross of $15,000.

F. Terry Arzola of the Yale Daily News wrote, "Nobody expected Poco to get off the ground at Saturday's Woolsey Hall concert. The group suffered a slump when guitarist -vocalist Richie Furay jumped to the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band last spring. However, some reason for optimism existed. The group was taping this concert for a live album, and they could be expected to try their best. They did just that. The group was more together an ever expected."

       
November 10 Clark Center, Wheaton College, Norton, MA Chad Stuart                
November 14 Felt Forum, New York City, NY J. Sebastian, PFM Chad Stuart and Friends were originally the opening act.        
November 15 Gammon Gym, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA   From the Denny Jones archives - Thanks to Mike Harrison who attended the show and provided a correction on the location and venue.              
November 16 Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA Dave Mason Show at 8 pm

           
November 17 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC John Sebastian, Mountain From the Denny Jones archives, this was originally a scheduled off day.              
November 19 Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, NC   Correction from the Denny Jones archives, show at 9:15 pm.              
November 20 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Grinderswitch Show at 8 pm.

         
November 21 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band Show at 8 pm.            
November 22 Mershon Hall, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 23 Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WVA   Thanks to John Liberty for clearing up the actual location of Elkins. Show at 8 pm.              
November 24 Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA Commander Cody, Average White Band Show at 8 pm.            
November 25 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC James Montgomery Schmit and Grantham were interviewed on WHFS-FM, Washington DC the afternoon of the show. A tape of that brief interview circulates.

Show at 8 pm.

           
November 26 Civic Center Arena, St Paul, MN America Show grossed $28,150 of a possible $42,000.

Show at 7:30 pm.

           
November 28 Uihlein Hall, Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI PFM Show was recorded live for a future live album. Show at 8 pm.        
November 29 Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, MO PFM Show was recorded live for a future live album. Several of the cuts eventually used on the live album were from this show.

Show at 8 pm.

   

   
November 30 Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, IL Billy Joel Show at 8 pm.

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December 1 Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH Michael Stanley Band Poco canceled this appearance

           
December 2 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC   Thanks to Ian Rusten for providing this date.              
December 3 Memorial Hall, Joplin, MO Crawdad  

           
December 5 Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI   Although Michael Seraphin informed us that the Beach Boys were the opening act, Ian Rusten assures us that the Beach Boys were in Denver on this night and did not open this show. Denny Jones archives confirms this show was cancelled              
December 6-7 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Dave Mason & PFM Clark Peterson of the Berkely Barb's review noted, "Sweet seventeeners galore sold out two weekend Winterland shows headlined by Dave Mason, fuzzy-faced refugee from Traffic, and darling of the airwaves, who owed much of the concert's success to Poco."

         
December 10 Olpin Union Ballroom, University Of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT PFM    

     
December 11 Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall, Phoenix, AZ Loggins & Messina 2,800 attend

   

     
December 12 Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM Loggins & Messina Show at 8 pm.

   

     
December 13 Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ Loggins & Messina Show at 8 pm.            
December 14 Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, CA Loggins & Messina, Honk Show at 8 pm.            
December 15 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA Loggins & Messina and Honk Show at 8 pm.

   

     
December 20 Unknown venue, San Francisco, CA   This was a tentatively scheduled date that was later canceled when the Winterland dates on December 6-7 were booked.              

Total Shows played: 96