DELIVERIN'

 

Poco begins to scale back their maniacal roadwork beginning this year. Although they are playing concerts for nearly six months straight, it is a quiet year in comparison to the band's previous history. The change from Epic to ABC Records gives the band enough financial stability to allow them some time off from the road. Poco also makes its second visit to England and Europe late in the year.

 

 

1975
Date Venue/City Also Performing Notes Concert Ad Poster Ticket Review Concert Memory Photo Set List
January 24 Midnight Special airs   Poco performs Hoedown, Bad Weather, Sagebrush Seranade, Rocky Mountain Breakdown, High and Dry and Whatever Happened To Your Smile              
July 1975 (UD) Electric Ballroom, Dallas, TX   Poco was tentatively scheduled to play this venue. No confirmation on whether they actually fulfilled it.              
July 15 Tarrent Co. Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX Stephen Stills Only 2,500 show up for show.              
July 17 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA BTO & Kansas Show grossed $106,000 of a possible $110,000 with 18,000 people in attendance..              
July 18 Music Hall, White Plains, NY   Originally booked for the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Thanks to Corey Bearak for confirming the White Plains location.            
July 19 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ Eagles and Seals & Crofts This was a sell out with 30,000 people in the stands. The gross was a whopping $225,000.            
July 22 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN Dave Mason This show was a sellout with a gross of $24,000.              
July 23 Mississippi River Festival, S. Illinois U., Edwardsville, IL Dave Mason 20,838 attend this show.            
July 24 Convocation Center, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN Eagles              
July 25 Dayton Hydroglobe Music Festival, Dayton, OH Seals & Crofts  

           
July 26 Places Des Nations, Montreal, Canada Dave Mason            
July 27 New England Folk Festival, Stoneham, ME Richie Havens, Seals & Crofts, others Fan recollection (Eddie G.) This was the final date of a three-day event.              
July 28 Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA Dave Mason                
July 29 Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD Dave Mason                
July 30 Schaeffer Music Festival, Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY Kinderhook Creek A tremendous sellout for a gross of $18,000.

A tape circulates

       
August 1 Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, L.I., NY Livingston Taylor Show grosses $23,000 of a possible $29,000.

An audience tape of a portion of this show exists from the live WLIR-FM broadcast.

           
August 2 Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT              
August 4 Freedom Hall, Johnson City, TN Eagles Kevin Blanton recalls seeing Poco open for the Eagles at this venue in 1975 and we have confirmed it.              
Summer (UD) Coliseum, New Haven, CT Livingston Taylor, Dave Mason Poco's set was plagued with technical problems, resulting in some impromptu jams while roadies scurried to fix things (Paul Gagne)              
August 7 Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL Eagles One of those few times when the master and the subject shared the same bill. (Mark Hamilton)            
August 11 (?) Unknown venue, Springfield, IL America This date appears on America’s tour itinerary. It is unconfirmed if Poco joined the tour at this point or a few days later.              
August 13 Cumberland County Auditorium, Fayetteville, NC America Appearance confirmed by ticket stub. 4,500 attend the show for a gross of $24,000.            
August 14 Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC America 4,600 in attendance for a gross of $25,000.              
August 15 Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC America The venue for this date has been called into question by Poco fan Danny Jones who informs us he saw Poco and America at the Charlotte Coliseum, not in Columbia.            
August 16 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami Beach, FL America An audience tape exists of this show. I had these two Florida shows reversed in the database but just discovered that Miami happened on the 16th and Lakeland on the 17th.            
August 17 Civic Center, Lakeland, FL America An audience tape exists of this show. It runs fast.            
August 19-20 Blossom Music Festival, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Seals & Crofts              
August 21 Garden State Arts Festival, Holmdel, NJ                  
August 22 Schaefer Music Festival, Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY Deadly Nightshade This show was taped for the King Bisquit Flower Hour, aired later in the year.

(Thanks Jon R. for the correction)

           
August 23 Civic Center, Springfield, MA America              
August 24 New Jersey State Fairgrounds, Trenton, NJ Aerosmith, Kingfish, Nils Lofgrin, Slade, Mahogany Rush          
August 24 Red Rocks, Denver, CO   Poco canceled this appearance. Richie Furay had intended on attending and sitting in on a tune or two, which would have been his first appearance with Poco since he left the band back in September 1973.              
August 25 Paramount Theater, Wilkes-Barre, PA Peter Frampton              
August 27 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN Eric Clapton              
August 28 Civic Center, Charleston, WV Eric Clapton This is often cited as taking place in South Carolina. However, West Virginia is the correct location.    

     
August 29 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, SC Eric Clapton                
August 30 Scope, Norfolk, VA Eric Clapton Poco jams with Clapton on Let It Rain and is captured by a Clapton fan on tape. Paul Cotton is the source for the other Clapton shows, claiming Poco opened for him on the last 4 dates of Clapton’s tour.        
September 12 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Batdorf & Rodney Al Garth and John Brennan guest. 2,144 attend the show for a gross of $13,141.

"Poco's concert provided some of the best that country rock has to offer, but regrettable there were far too many empty seats. But Poco fans are intensely loyal and their involvement almost made up for those wide open spaces," noted Herald-Examiner reviewer Robert Kemnitz.

         
September 13 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA Crosby-Nash No confirmation on this show. Although listed on Poco’s itinerary, they were never billed to play this show.              
September 14 Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA Chicago, War, Tom Snow 12,912 attend this big outdoor show for a gross of $105,164.            
September 18 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England America An audience tape of this show exits            
September 20 Southport Theater, Liverpool, England America                
September 21 Newcastle Odeon, Newcastle, England America Our thanks to Leslie Hughes for sharing some great photos of Poco in action!            
September 22 Apollo Theater, Glasgow, Scotland America              
September 23 Hippodrome, Birmingham, England America An audience tape of this show exists.          
September 24-25 New Victoria Theater, London, England America Average audience tapes exist for each show.          
September 27 Pavillion De Paris, Porte De Pantin, Paris, France America A noisy audience tape exists for this show.          
September 28 Stadhalle, Offenbach, Germany America              
September 29 Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland America Jeffrey Middleton provided a correction to the venue. Jan Wessel also donated a great set of his photos from this show to the set.          
September 1975 (UD) Unknown venue, Mannheim, Germany America This was mentioned as a possible venue for America/Poco.              
October 12 Poco on King Bisquit Flower Hour airs their July 30 performance at Central Park.                  
October 29 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY Doobie Bros. and Outlaws $74,000 gross for this performance.            
October 31 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY Doobie Bros. and Outlaws $108,000 gross for this sellout performance.          
November 1 Proctor Theatre, RPI, Troy, NY McKendree Spring      

       
November 2 Laker Gym, SUNY, Oswego, NY Cross Creek Thanks to Alan Aronsen for providing this date.      

   

November 5 Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA Eric Carmen          
November 6 Exhibition Hall, Mobile, AL   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 7 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 8 Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 9 Century II, Wichita, KS   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 10 Ambassador Theater, St. Louis, MO J. Lee Stanley              
November 13 Haas Auditorium, Bloomsberg State College, Bloomsberg, PA Peter Frampton              
November 14 Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ Tom Waits Show grosses $12,659 of a possible $21,000 as 1,958 attend the show..    

       
November 15 Boston Garden, Boston, MA J. Geils Band              
November 16 Bouk Hall, SUNY, Cobleskill, NY   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 18 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Columbus, OH   From the Denny Jones archives              
November 19 Public Hall, Cleveland, OH ZZ Top, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band                
November 20 Island Music Center, Commack, Long Island, NY Marshall Tucker Band, Mama’s Pride Canceled per Denny Jones files              
November 22 Coliseum, New Haven, CT Dave Mason                
November 23 Pauly Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Stephen Stills and Flo & Eddie 9,470 attend this show for a gross of $46,702.          
November 28 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA Little Feat                
November 29 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR Little Feat                
November 30 Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR Little Feat                
December 2 Special Events Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Stephen Stills, Flo & Eddie                
December 8 McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, TX B.W. Stevenson                
December 10 City Center, Austin, TX B. W. Stevenson                
December 13 Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK                  
December 18 Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ Dave Mason Illness forces a cancellation by Poco, who are replaced by Steve Ferguson              
December 19-20 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Kingfish Poco canceled this show to appear at the New Years Eve show at the Cow Palace.              
December 31 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA Dave Mason, Santana, Automatic Man              

Total Shows played: 75