Soul to Soul Tour

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Soul to Soul Tour
World tour by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
LocationNorth America, Europe, Australasia
Associated albumSoul to Soul
Start dateJune 7, 1985
End dateOctober 2, 1986
Legs
  • 7 in North America
  • 2 in Europe
  • 1 in Oceania
  • 9 total
No. of shows
  • 158 in North America
  • 25 in Europe
  • 18 in Oceania
  • 201 total, 13 cancelled
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble concert chronology

The Soul to Soul Tour was a concert tour through North America, Europe and Australasia, undertaken by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble from 1985 through 1986. At the beginning of the tour, the band had finished recording their album Soul to Soul. Their commercial and critical acclaim had been demonstrated during the Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour in 1984, when they had played before a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall. Longing for opportunities to expand the group's lineup, Vaughan and Double Trouble hired keyboardist Reese Wynans during the Soul to Soul recording sessions in Dallas, Texas. Throughout the tour, the band's success was confirmed as their performances consistently amazed and gratified their audiences.

The first leg of the tour's itinerary took the band to the United States and then on to Europe, where they performed for nearly two weeks. They then returned to North America where during a span of eight months, they alternated visits between the US and Canada, before the fifth leg took the group to Australasia. After two additional North American legs, the band made a second trip to Europe, where the schedule of performances was interrupted after Vaughan suffered a mental breakdown, although he continued to perform two more shows with Double Trouble. The final leg in Europe incorporated stops in seven countries, before the group's return to the US in October 1986.

Although the tour elicited a variety of reactions from music critics, it was generally well-received. Among several sold-out shows, the Farm Aid concert sold over 40,000 tickets. The band's 1986 live album, Live Alive, was recorded during select shows of the tour, and many of its songs were played in 1986 through 1988. The length of the Soul to Soul Tour, then Vaughan and Double Trouble's longest, exhausted the band as the final leg unfolded. However, the extended break at the tour's conclusion enabled both Vaughan and bassist Tommy Shannon to enter treatment for drug and alcohol addictions and successfully achieve sobriety. In Vaughan's case, this lifestyle would continue through further tours in the following four years, prior to his death in a helicopter accident in August 1990.

Background[edit]

Stevie Ray Vaughan is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important musicians in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Allmusic describes him as "a rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death."[1] Despite a mainstream career that spanned only seven years, Vaughan eventually became recognized among musicians as the future standard for success and promise in blues.[2] Biographer Craig Hopkins explains that Vaughan's talent was the result of the youth culture in the 1960s: "the popularity of playing instruments as a form of teen entertainment, the prevalence of teen dances, the success of his older brother, the practicality of playing guitar as an outlet for a shy boy and the singular, intense focus on the guitar all contributed to create one of the best electric guitar players of all time."[3]

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie Vaughan.[4] He was an apt pupil, no less quick to learn than his brother, and was playing the guitar with striking virtuosity by the time he was fourteen.[5] In 1971, he dropped out of high school and moved to Austin the following year.[6] Soon afterward, he began playing gigs on the nightclub circuit, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band, the Nightcrawlers, and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977.[7] He then formed his own group, Double Trouble, before performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in mid-July 1982 and being discovered by John Hammond, who in turn interested Epic Records with signing them to a recording contract.[8] Within a year, they achieved international fame after the release of their debut album Texas Flood, and in 1984 their second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, along with the supporting tour, brought them to further commercial and critical success; the album quickly outpaced the sales of Texas Flood.[9]

In October 1984, Vaughan and Double Trouble headlined a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.[10] For the second half of the concert, he added guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, keyboardist Dr. John, drummer George Rains, and the Roomful of Blues horn section.[11] The ensemble rehearsed for less than two weeks before the performance, and according to biographers Joe Nick Patoski and Bill Crawford, the big band concept never entirely took form.[12] However, Vaughan was determined to deviate from the group's power trio format: "We won't be limited to just the trio, although that doesn't mean we'll stop doing the trio. I'm planning on doing that too. I ain't gonna stay in one place. If I do, I'm stupid."[13] As recording began for the band's third studio album, Soul to Soul, Vaughan found it increasingly difficult to be able to play rhythm guitar parts and sing at the same time, and was longing to add another dimension to the band.[14] They hired keyboardist Reese Wynans to record on the album in April 1985; he joined the band soon thereafter.[15]

Tour itinerary[edit]

For the opening leg, 21 concerts in the United States and Europe were scheduled from June through July 1985. The second leg of the tour consisted of 23 shows in North America from July to September. Two additional US legs were planned: the third leg from September–December 1985, and the fourth leg from January–March 1986. The fifth leg, which began in March, was the band's second full tour of Australasia and marked the first time they had visited certain venues. Scheduling for the sixth and seventh legs in North America from April–August allowed the band more off-days between shows than previous legs, but this amplified the exhaustion that had set in by the tour's end.

Typical Setlist[edit]

[16]

  1. "Scuttle Buttin'"
  2. "Say What!"
  3. "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up on Love"
  4. Lookin' Out the Window
  5. "Look at Little Sister" (Hank Ballard cover)
  6. "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Buddy Guy cover)
  7. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
  8. "Pride and Joy"
  9. "Cold Shot"
  10. "Come On (Part I)" (Earl King cover)
  11. "Couldn't Stand the Weather"
  12. "Love Struck Baby"
  13. "Life Without You" or "Testify" (The Isley Brothers cover) or "Third Stone From the Sun" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) or "Rude Mood'

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening act(s)
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
United States[17][18]
June 7, 1985 Chicago United States Petrillo Music Shell Koko Taylor, Sugar Blue N/A N/A
June 8, 1985 Grand Rapids Welsh Auditorium Flash Kahan 2,653 / 3,354 $35,815
June 9, 1985 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center Ray Charles, Bobby "Blue" Bland N/A N/A
June 14, 1985 Santa Fe Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Gary Eckard
June 16, 1985 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Horace Silver Quintet, Chico Freeman
June 19, 1985 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre B.B. King, Albert King 8,886 / 8,886 $140,707
June 21, 1985 Del Mar Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand N/A N/A
June 25, 1985 New York City Avery Fisher Hall Benny Goodman, Carrie Smith
June 26, 1985 Red Bank Count Basie Theatre The Shades
June 28, 1985 Hampton Hampton Coliseum Jeffrey Osborne, The Manhattans
June 29, 1985 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall
June 30, 1985 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center Dave Brubeck Quartet, Woody Herman
Europe[17][19]
July 5, 1985 Hamburg West Germany Fabrik N/A N/A
July 7, 1985 Stockholm Sweden Skeppsholmen
July 8, 1985 Oslo Norway Chateau Neuf
July 9, 1985 Bergen Oleana
July 11, 1985 Pori Finland Kirjurinluoto Mezzoforte
Rantasipi Yyteri Mombasa, New Jungle Orchestra
July 12, 1985 Vienne France Theatre Antique de Vienne Johnny Otis Show, Johnny Copeland & Arthur Blythe
July 13, 1985 The Hague Netherlands Nederlands Congresgebouw B.B. King, Miles Davis Septet
July 14, 1985 Perugia Italy Piazza IV Novembre Bushrock, Umbria Jazz All-Stars
July 15, 1985 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Casino Duke Robillard and the Pleasure Kings, Johnny Otis Show
North America[17][20]
July 23, 1985 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum N/A N/A
July 24, 1985 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
July 25, 1985
July 26, 1985 Toronto Varsity Arena
July 27, 1985
July 28, 1985
July 29, 1985
July 31, 1985 Rochester Hills United States Baldwin Memorial Pavilion James Cotton Blues Band
August 9, 1985 Baltimore Pier Six Pavilion 3,133 / 3,133 $32,563
August 10, 1985 New York City Pier 84 N/A N/A
August 12, 1985 Albany Palace Theatre The Sharks 2,997 / 2,997 $37,463
August 16, 1985 Kingston Ulster Performing Arts Center Jump Street N/A N/A
August 17, 1985 West Hartford Agora Ballroom Shaboo All-Stars
August 18, 1985 Newport Fort Adams State Park Wynton Marsalis Quartet, Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin
August 27, 1985 Edmonton Canada Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Colin Munn
August 28, 1985 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
August 29, 1985 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom Mud Bay Blues Band
August 30, 1985 Victoria Royal Theatre The Wardells
August 31, 1985 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom Mud Bay Blues Band
September 1, 1985 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum Slamhound Hunters
September 2, 1985 Salem Oregon State Penitentiary
September 6, 1985 South Bend Morris Civic Auditorium Spandex
September 7, 1985 Pittsburgh Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts Albert King
September 19, 1985 Tucson McKale Center 9,914 / 10,000 $120,555
September 21, 1985 Passaic Capitol Theatre N/A N/A
United States[17][21]
September 24, 1985 Dayton United States Hara Arena Johnny Copeland N/A N/A
September 25, 1985 Fort Wayne Foellinger Theatre
September 26, 1985 Cleveland Cleveland Music Hall 3,000 / 3,000
September 27, 1985 Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium N/A
September 28, 1985 Louisville Louisville Gardens
September 29, 1985 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 1, 1985 Toledo Masonic Auditorium
October 2, 1985 Kalamazoo Miller Auditorium
October 4, 1985 Davenport The Col Ballroom
October 5, 1985 Springfield McDonald Arena
October 7, 1985 Laramie Arts & Sciences Auditorium Lonnie Mack
October 8, 1985 Boulder Colorado University Events Center
October 9, 1985 Salt Lake City Utah State Fairgrounds Coliseum
October 11, 1985 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre 6,240 / 8,000 $87,993
October 12, 1985 Los Angeles Greek Theatre 6,187 / 6,187 N/A
October 13, 1985 San Diego UCSD Gymnasium N/A
October 15, 1985 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88's
October 16, 1985 Santa Barbara Arlington Theatre
October 18, 1985 Albuquerque Albuquerque Civic Auditorium Lawyers, Guns and Money
October 19, 1985 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 24, 1985 Stillwater Gallagher Hall Jason & the Scorchers
October 26, 1985 Beaumont Montagne Center 1,334 / 7,000 $16,008
October 30, 1985 Memphis Orpheum Theatre N/A N/A
October 31, 1985 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
November 2, 1985 Miami James L. Knight Convention Center The Fabulous Thunderbirds
November 3, 1985 Orlando Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
November 4, 1985 Jacksonville Jacksonville Civic Auditorium
November 5, 1985 Tampa Curtis Hixon Hall
November 7, 1985 Atlanta Fox Theatre 4,513 / 4,513 $62,053
November 8, 1985 Fayetteville Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium N/A N/A
November 9, 1985 Norfolk The Boathouse
November 10, 1985 Richmond The Mosque Terry McNeal 2,381 / 3,667 $32,144
November 12, 1985 Springfield Springfield Symphony Hall The Fabulous Thunderbirds N/A N/A
November 13, 1985 Providence Providence Performing Arts Center
November 14, 1985 New Haven Palace Theater
November 15, 1985 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
November 17, 1985 Boston Orpheum Theatre 2,800 / 2,800
November 18, 1985 Burlington Burlington Memorial Auditorium N/A
November 19, 1985 Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Civic Center
November 21, 1985 Upper Darby Tower Theater Shaboo All-Stars
November 22, 1985 Albany JB's Theatre
November 23, 1985 Rochester Auditorium Theatre The Fabulous Thunderbirds 2,464 / 2,464 $30,800
November 24, 1985 Syracuse Landmark Theatre Shaboo All-Stars N/A N/A
United States[17][22]
December 6, 1985 Chicago United States Aragon Ballroom Eddy Clearwater N/A N/A
December 7, 1985 Milwaukee Oriental Theatre R&B Cadets 2,074 / 2,200 $30,073
December 8, 1985 Madison Oscar Mayer Theater Paul Black and the Flip Kings 2,170 / 2,170 N/A
December 9, 1985 West Lafayette Loeb Playhouse Contact Blues Band N/A
December 11, 1985 Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire Arena J.D. and the Back Alley Madmen 721 / 2,373 $7,502
December 12, 1985 Des Moines Easy Street The Jailbreakers N/A N/A
December 13, 1985 Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre
December 15, 1985 Dallas Fair Park Coliseum The Fabulous Thunderbirds
December 16, 1985 Austin Palmer Auditorium Omar & the Howlers
December 31, 1985 San Antonio HemisFair Arena The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns
United States[17][23]
January 23, 1986 Utica United States Stanley Theater The Fabulous Thunderbirds N/A N/A
January 24, 1986 Pittsburgh Syria Mosque 3,774 / 3,774 $48,119
January 25, 1986 Charlottesville University Hall N/A N/A
January 27, 1986 Athens Georgia Coliseum
January 28, 1986 Nashville Grand Ole Opry House 4,425 / 4,425 $60,445
January 29, 1986 Birmingham Boutwell Auditorium N/A N/A
January 30, 1986 Jackson Jackson Municipal Auditorium
February 1, 1986 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
February 4, 1986 Fort Worth Will Rogers Auditorium 2,964 / 2,964 $48,906
February 5, 1986
February 7, 1986 St. Louis Kiel Opera House N/A N/A
February 8, 1986 Kansas City Kansas City Memorial Hall 3,314 / 3,314 $40,703
February 9, 1986 Omaha Omaha Music Hall 2,608 / 2,608 $37,164
February 11, 1986 Athens Alumni Memorial Auditorium N/A N/A
February 12, 1986 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre 4,953 / 4,953 $79,248
February 13, 1986
February 14, 1986
February 16, 1986 Bloomington Indiana University Auditorium N/A N/A
February 18, 1986 Champaign Virginia Theatre
February 19, 1986 Merrillville Holiday Star Theatre The Fabulous Thunderbirds, René Martinez
February 20, 1986 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre The Fabulous Thunderbirds 4,953 / 4,953 $79,248
February 21, 1986
February 22, 1986 Walk the West
March 2, 1986 Honolulu Blaisdell Arena The Fabulous Thunderbirds N/A N/A
Australasia[17]
March 6, 1986 Auckland New Zealand Logan Campbell Centre The Fabulous Thunderbirds, René Martinez N/A N/A
March 8, 1986 Palmerston North Arena Manawatu
March 10, 1986 Dunedin Dunedin Town Hall
March 11, 1986 Christchurch Christchurch Town Hall
March 12, 1986 Wellington Wellington Town Hall
March 13, 1986
March 14, 1986 Auckland Auckland Town Hall
March 16, 1986 Sydney Australia Hordern Pavilion The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Weddings Parties Anything
March 17, 1986
March 19, 1986 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall The Fabulous Thunderbirds, René Martinez
March 20, 1986
March 22, 1986 Melbourne Melbourne Festival Hall The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Weddings Parties Anything
March 23, 1986
March 24, 1986 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre The Fabulous Thunderbirds, René Martinez
March 25, 1986
March 27, 1986 Perth Perth Concert Hall
March 29, 1986
United States[17][24]
April 13, 1986 Montclair United States Panzer Gymnasium Shaboo All-Stars N/A N/A
April 15, 1986 Piscataway Livingston Gymnasium
April 16, 1986 Amherst Fine Arts Center
April 18, 1986 Ithaca Bailey Hall
April 19, 1986 Oneonta SUNY Oneonta
April 20, 1986 West Long Beach Alumni Memorial Gymnasium
April 22, 1986 Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center The Fabulous Thunderbirds 1,942 / 8,420 $26,217
April 23, 1986 Cedar Rapids Paramount Theatre Lonnie Brooks 1,913 / 1,913 N/A
April 25, 1986 Norman Lloyd Noble Center Edgar Winter N/A
April 26, 1986 Tulsa Brady Theater
April 27, 1986 Monroe Ewing Coliseum The Producers
May 3, 1986 New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course Will Soto, Dave Bartholomew
May 25, 1986 Liverpool Long Branch Park The Band, Pure Prairie League
June 7, 1986 Wichita Falls Lucy Park Red River Lyric Theater, Take To
North America[17][25]
June 20, 1986 Hoffman Estates United States Poplar Creek Music Theatre The Fabulous Thunderbirds N/A N/A
June 21, 1986 Indianapolis Indianapolis Sports Center
June 22, 1986 Ionia Ionia Fairgrounds
June 23, 1986 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center 7,387 / 16,289
June 24, 1986 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center N/A
June 26, 1986 New York City Pier 84
June 27, 1986 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 28, 1986 Philadelphia Mann Music Center The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roy Buchanan
June 29, 1986 McCreary Canada Beaver Dam Lake John Anderson, Eddy Raven
July 2, 1986 Milwaukee United States Summerfest Grounds The Fabulous Thunderbirds 22,500 / 22,500
July 4, 1986 Manor Manor Downs Delbert McClinton, John Conlee 40,500 / 40,500 $810,000
July 9, 1986 Toronto Canada Kingswood Music Theatre Johnnie Lovesin N/A N/A
July 11, 1986 Saint Paul United States Harriet Island Regional Park The Blasters
July 17, 1986 Austin Austin Opera House 2,000 / 2,000
July 18, 1986
July 19, 1986 Dallas Park Central Amphitheater René Martinez N/A
July 20, 1986 Mansfield Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts James Cotton Blues Band, Roy Buchanan
July 22, 1986 Bonner Springs Sandstone Center for the Performing Arts Bonnie Raitt
July 24, 1986 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal 8,897 / 8,897 $137,513
July 27, 1986 Los Angeles Greek Theatre Bonnie Raitt 6,187 / 6,187 N/A
July 29, 1986 Tucson Tucson Music Hall René Martinez N/A
July 31, 1986 San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre Bonnie Raitt
August 2, 1986 Sacramento Sacramento Community Center Theater
August 3, 1986 Concord Concord Pavilion 8,350 / 8,350 $127,763
August 4, 1986 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium René Martinez 1,964 / 1,964 N/A
August 6, 1986 Salem Oregon State Penitentiary N/A
August 7, 1986 Eugene Cuthbert Amphitheater Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray Band
August 8, 1986 Portland Portland Civic Auditorium Bonnie Raitt
August 9, 1986 Spokane Spokane Opera House
August 10, 1986 Seattle Paramount Theatre
August 11, 1986 Vancouver Canada Expo Theatre
August 23, 1986 Syracuse United States New York State Fair Grandstand René Martinez
August 24, 1986 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 26, 1986 Memphis Orpheum Theatre Marshall Chapman
August 29, 1986 Montreal Canada Parc Jarry Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 12,035 / 40,000 $132,385
Europe[17]
September 12, 1986 Copenhagen Denmark Saga Cinema René Martinez N/A N/A
September 14, 1986 Hamburg West Germany Große Freiheit 36
September 15, 1986 Berlin Metropol
September 16, 1986 Offenbach am Main Stadthalle
September 17, 1986 Essen Saalbau
September 18, 1986 Bonn Biskuithalle
September 19, 1986 Kerkrade Netherlands Rodahal
September 20, 1986 Deinze Belgium Brielpoort
September 21, 1986 Utrecht Netherlands Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
September 23, 1986 Paris France Paris Olympia
September 24, 1986
September 25, 1986 Sindelfingen West Germany Stadthalle
September 26, 1986 Munich Circus Krone Building
September 28, 1986 Ludwigshafen Pfalzbau
September 29, 1986 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
October 2, 1986 London England Hammersmith Palais Electric Bluebirds
October 4, 1986 Doetinchem Netherlands Markthal N/A
October 5, 1986 Amsterdam Haarlem
October 6, 1986 Helsinki Finland Kulturehuset
October 8, 1986 Örebro Sweden Park Teatern
October 9, 1986 Lund Akademiska föreningen
October 10, 1986 Stockholm Gröna Lund
October 12, 1986 Bergen Norway Olena
October 13, 1986 Stavanger De Rode Sjohus
October 14, 1986 Oslo Circus
October 16, 1986 London England Hammersmith Palais
October 17, 1986 Newcastle Mayfair Ballroom
October 18, 1986 Manchester Manchester Apollo
October 20, 1986 Dublin Ireland National Stadium

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Biography of Stevie Ray Vaughan". Allmusic. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Hopkins 2011, pp. xi, 44
  3. ^ Hopkins 2011, p. 320
  4. ^ Patoski & Crawford 1993, p. 10
  5. ^ Hopkins 2010, pp. 22–23
  6. ^ Hopkins 2010, p. 61
  7. ^ Hopkins 2010, pp. 23, 73, 109; Patoski & Crawford 1993, p. 83
  8. ^ Patoski & Crawford 1993, pp. 111, 145, 157–58
  9. ^ Hopkins 2011, pp. 21, 59, 85
  10. ^ Hopkins 2011, p. 72
  11. ^ Patoski & Crawford 1993, p. 177
  12. ^ Patoski & Crawford 1993, p. 178
  13. ^ Rhodes, Joe (October 11, 1984). "Even now, Stevie Ray has to pinch himself". Dallas Times-Herald.
  14. ^ Patoski & Crawford 1993, p. 190
  15. ^ Hopkins 2011, p. 89
  16. ^ "Stevie Ray Vaughan Average Setlists of tour: Soul To Soul | setlist.fm". www.setlist.fm. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Soul to Soul Tour Dates". SRV Archive. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  18. ^ First leg opening act references:
  19. ^ Second leg opening act information:
  20. ^ Second leg opening act references:
  21. ^ Fourth leg opening act references:
    • Willmot, Bob (n.d.). "??sep85 - Col Ballroom, Davenport, IA". SRV Gig Database.
    • Willmot, Bob (n.d.). "24sep85 - Hara Arena, Dayton, OH". SRV Gig Database.
    • Willmot, Bob (n.d.). "25sep85 - Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN". SRV Gig Database.
    • Willmot, Bob (n.d.). "30oct85 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN". SRV Gig Database.
    • "Listing of Bill Graham Presents Shows 1965-1989". SugarMegs Audio. n.d.
    • "Nightlife". Akron Beacon Journal. September 26, 1985. p. C3.
    • Pearlstein, Arona (September 27, 1985). "Texas bluesman lends insight to '80s sounds". The Michigan Daily. Vol. 96, no. 17. University of Michigan. p. 7.
    • Quinlan, Michael (September 29, 1985). "Music Review—Stevie Ray Vaughan". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. p. B6.
    • Knutson, Keri (October 4, 1985). "Rock guitarists Vaughan and Mack to play". The Branding Iron. Laramie, Wyoming: University of Wyoming. p. 7.
    • Loman, Pam (October 11, 1985). "Blues guitarist delights audience". Spotlight. Vol. 2, no. 7. Springfield, Missouri: Missouri State University. p. 7.
    • Collins, L. M. (October 10, 1985). "Vaughan sound's hot, despite arena woes". Deseret News. Vol. 136, no. 135. Salt Lake City. p. 10C.
    • "Greek Theatre newspaper advertisement". Los Angeles Times. October 6, 1985. p. 57.
    • Hellman, Marla (October 10, 1985). "Goings On" (PDF). Hiatus. Vol. 10, no. 3. UC San Diego. p. 4.
    • "Stevie Ray Vaughan Plays Civic" (PDF). The Daily Lobo. Vol. 90, no. 38. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico. October 16, 1985. p. 9.
    • "What's Going On". The Daily Oklahoman. Oklahoma City. October 24, 1985. p. 15.
    • "Montagne Center newspaper advertisement". University Press. Vol. 62, no. 12. Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University. October 24, 1985. p. 3.
    • Pickle, Betsy (November 1, 1985). "Audience gets taste of rock 'n' roll roots". Knoxville News Sentinel.
    • Gleason, Holly (November 2, 1985). "Fabulous Thunderbirds To Rock Miami". The Palm Beach Post. p. A12.
    • "A Hot Dose of Blazing Texas Blues". Orlando Sentinel. November 3, 1985. p. 265.
    • Graves, Lee (November 11, 1985). "Wizard wrings ghost of Jimi from guitar". Richmond Times-Dispatch. p. 20.
    • O'Hare, Kevin (November 14, 1985). "Symphony Hall concert review". The Springfield Union.
    • "Stevie Ray, Fab T-Birds put on a Lone Star-studded gala". The Providence Journal. November 15, 1985.
    • "Out of the Sunshine". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. November 17, 1985. p. 5D.
    • "Mid-Hudson Civic Center newspaper advertisement". Poughkeepsie Journal. November 19, 1985. p. 12B.
    • "Orpheum Theatre Boston newspaper advertisement". The Boston Phoenix. Vol. 14, no. 47. November 19, 1985. p. 13.
    • "J.B.'s Theatre newspaper advertisement" (PDF). Albany Student Press. Vol. 72, no. 40. SUNY Albany. November 22, 1985. p. 13.
    • Knauss, Tim (November 22, 1985). "Vaughan Brings Roadhouse Blues To Syracuse". The Post-Standard. Vol. 157, no. 68. Syracuse, New York. p. C1.
    • Johnson, Linda A. (December 2, 1985). "Stevie Ray Vaughan's throat was raw, but his guitar playing was powerful". The Daily Intelligencer. Vol. 96, no. 593. Doylestown, Pennsylvania. p. 34.
  22. ^ Fifth leg opening act references:
    • "That's Entertainment". Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire, Wisconsin. December 6, 1985. p. 4B.
    • Christensen, Thor (December 8, 1985). "Guitarist Vaughan rides high". The Milwaukee Journal. Vol. 104, no. 23. p. 25.
    • St. John, Michael (December 9, 1985). "Guitarist Vaughan rides high". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, Wisconsin. p. 21.
    • Reilly, Jeff (December 10, 1985). "Vaughan enchants college group". The Exponent. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University. p. 3.
    • Davis, John T. (December 18, 1985). "Vaughan concert proves band coping with change". Austin American-Statesman. p. E12.
    • "New year welcomed in San Antonio". The Paris News. December 29, 1985. p. 16.
  23. ^ Sixth leg opening act references:
    • "After Hours". The Red and Black. Vol. 93, no. 51. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia. January 24, 1986. p. 6.
    • "Best Bets". The Montgomery Advertiser. January 24, 1986. p. 6A.
    • Searles, George J. (January 24, 1986). "Vaughan, Double Trouble transform Stanley into a party". The Observer-Dispatch. Utica, New York. p. 10.
    • Mervis, Scott (January 25, 1986). "Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan use guitars to chase away the blues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Vol. 59, no. 153. p. 16.
    • Aun, Leslie; Selden, Frank (January 27, 1986). "Vaughan wows with his guitar". The Cavalier Daily. Vol. 96, no. 76. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia. p. 3.
    • Goldsmith, Thomas (January 29, 1986). "'Summit' a night for blues fans". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. p. D1.
    • Spies, Michael (January 30, 1986). "The pick of Texas guitarists". Houston Chronicle. p. 4.
    • Williams, John (January 31, 1986). "Thunderbirds steal Vaughan's thunder". Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. C1.
    • "What to do, where to go in Central Illinois". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. February 1, 1986. p. 6.
    • "Will Rogers Auditorium newspaper advertisement". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. February 4, 1986.
    • Surkamp, David (February 9, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan Scores With Sellout Crowd At Kiel". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 2C.
    • Millburg, Steve (February 10, 1986). "Sellout Crowd Gives Vaughans Good Reception". Omaha World-Herald.
    • "Talent, truth and audience". The Post. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University. February 12, 1986. p. 8.
    • Harris, Shelly (February 14, 1986). "Thunderbirds' success well-earned". The Times. Munster, Indiana. p. B9.
    • Graff, Gary (February 15, 1986). "Vaughan brothers team up for concert tour". The Indianapolis Star. p. 15.
    • "Motor City Bound". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. February 20, 1986. p. 41.
    • Burlingame, Burl (March 4, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan Between Guitar Licks". Honolulu Star Bulletin. p. B3.
  24. ^ Eighth leg opening act references:
    • "C1C's spring concert lineup". The Montclarion. Vol. 60, no. 10. Montclair, New Jersey: Montclair State College. April 10, 1986. p. 14.
    • "Monmouth College newspaper advertisement". Asbury Park Press. Asbury Park, New Jersey. April 13, 1986. p. G10.
    • Serafino, Phil (April 18, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan solos right and left – Bluesman and his band make a hot combo". The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Vol. 116, no. 53. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts. p. 11.
    • Reiter, Eric H. (April 21, 1986). "Rare Power". The Cornell Daily Sun. Vol. 102, no. 129. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University. p. 15.
    • Serafino, Phil (April 23, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan can keep a crowd on its feet". The State Journal-Register. Springfield, Illinois. p. 7.
    • Rexroat, Dee Ann (April 24, 1986). "Authentic Vaughan performs with grit". Cedar Rapids Gazette. p. 11A.
    • "Ewing Coliseum newspaper advertisement". The Times. Shreveport, Louisiana. April 25, 1986. p. 6B.
    • Webb, Todd (April 27, 1986). "Stevie Ray's Blues End in Funk". The Daily Oklahoman. Oklahoma City.
    • "Jazz Fest 86". Wavelength. No. 67. University of New Orleans. May 1986. p. 21.
    • Wenzel, Art (May 22, 1986). "'Hands' join for weekend entertainment" (PDF). The Citizen. Auburn, New York. p. 23.
    • "FallsFest schedule". Times Record News. Wichita Falls, Texas. June 1986.
  25. ^ Ninth leg opening act references:
    • Quill, Greg (June 18, 1986). "Mellow Johnny Rotten abandons Mohawk set". Toronto Star. p. B3.
    • Winkelstern, David (June 21, 1986). "Vaughan brothers to share stage". Lansing State Journal. p. 7.
    • Hunt, Dennis (June 22, 1986). "Thunderbirds flying high". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 68.
    • Warren, Jill (June 22, 1986). "Vaughan's music easily weathers brutal summer heat". The Indianapolis Star. p. 22A.
    • Hoekstra, Dave (June 23, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan delivers a winner - Concert was long on sincerity, short on show-biz". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 39.
    • Faris, Mark (June 25, 1986). "Vaughan stages guitar clinic". Akron Beacon Journal. p. B8.
    • Hinckley, David (June 26, 1986). "He likes to play the field". Daily News. New York City. p. 68.
    • Knight, Jim (June 28, 1986). "Today a guide to what's going on in and around Philadelphia". Philadelphia Daily News. p. 16.
    • Aparicio, Nestor (June 30, 1986). "Cafferty, Vaughan brothers concerts had 'em cheering". The Evening Sun. Baltimore. p. B3.
    • Cory, Frain (June 30, 1986). "Country festival pleases 10,000". Winnipeg Free Press. Vol. 114, no. 209. p. 29.
    • Christensen, Thor (July 3, 1986). "On guitar, Stevie Ray says it all". The Milwaukee Journal. Vol. 104, no. 228. p. 2B.
    • "All-Star lineup for Farm Aid II". Austin American-Statesman. July 4, 1986. p. B1.
    • Surowicz, Tom (July 14, 1986). "RiverFest is waylaid by storms, Caravan's lackluster performance". Minneapolis Star and Tribune. p. 8C.
    • Wald, Elijah (July 21, 1986). "The blues heat up Great Woods". The Boston Globe. p. 10.
    • "Calendar - Pop Music". Los Angeles Times. July 27, 1986. p. 74.
    • Skinner, M. Scot (July 31, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan puts a lot of soul into his blues". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. B11.
    • Varga, George (August 1, 1986). "The fare was a bit too spicy". San Diego Union. p. D7.
    • Barton, David (August 4, 1986). "Stevie Vaughan restores '60s sound in hot style". The Sacramento Bee. p. B7.
    • Gingold, Dave (August 8, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan wields mean guitar". Santa Cruz Sentinel. p. 10.
    • Stout, Gene (August 11, 1986). "Vaughan and Raitt team up for a sizzling-hot concert". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. p. C7.
    • Mackie, John (August 12, 1986). "Staggering! that was Stevie Ray". The Vancouver Sun. Vol. 101, no. 80. p. D4.
    • Wolff, Carlo (August 23, 1986). "Vaughan, Double Trouble Are Static in SPAC Concert". The Schenectady Gazette. Vol. 92, no. 282. p. 10.
    • "Series Will Offer Musical Variety". The Leaf-Chronicle. Clarksville, Tennessee. August 27, 1986. p. 17.
    • Chodan, Lucinda (August 30, 1986). "Stevie Ray Vaughan delivers spine-tingling blues in emotional set". The Gazette. Montreal. p. E1.

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