Ultravox US Tour November 1979

During my research into Ultravox tour of America with John Foxx in Feb/March 1979 (and for the sake of completeness) I have been looking into the band’s second visit to the States a few months later, in November 1979.

I can’t find a record of these anywhere online that corresponds, so I’ll leave it here and add dates as and when. If you can add dates or corrections, do let me know.
Especially with anecdotes or evidenced by adverts, listings, tickets etc

Thanks (especially to Simon Dell)


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Midge Ure and Billy Currie – University of Maryland, December 1979 © Grudnick

Ultravox with Midge Ure, USA November 1979

01 November – Cascade, Shrewsbury UK (support: Last Gang)
02 November – Eric’s, Liverpool UK (support: Modern Airs)
03 November – Porterhouse, Retford UK

?? November – Caird Hall, Dundee

09 November – Hot Club, Philadephia (support: the Cheaters)
10 November – Hot Club, Philadephia (support: the Cheaters)
11 November – My Father’s Place, Roslyn NY

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14 November – Hurrah, Manhattan NY (support: Dark Day)

16 November – Paradise Theater, Boston MA (support: Motels)
17 November – Paradise Theater, Boston MA (support: Motels)
19 November – 80s Club, Ottawa Canada
26 November – Harry Hopes, Cary IL
27 November – Park West IL (support: Motels)
28 November – B’Ginnings, Schaumburg, IL

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29 November – Palms, Milwaukee MW

?? November – Euphoria, Portland OR

04 December – Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA – two shows
05 December – Lawrence Opera House, Kansas City (supporting Buzzcocks)


Some sources suggest that Buzzcocks (not Ultravox) played this venue on this date, supported by the Cramps??
06 December – Norman Boomer Theatre, Oklahoma City (supporting Buzzcocks)

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08 December – Agora Ballroom, Atlanta GA (support: New Blood)
?? December – University of Maryland, College Park MD
12 December – Club 57, Irving Plaza, NY
13 December – Club 57, Irving Plaza, NY
14 December – Dooley’s, Phoenix AZ
18 December – Squeeze, Riverside CA
27 December – Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa CA

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28 December – Whisky-a-Go-Go, Hollywood CA
29 December – Whisky-a-Go-Go, Hollywood CA
30 December – Whisky-a-Go-Go, Hollywood CA (support: Great Buildings)
31 December – Whisky-a-Go-Go, Hollywood CA (support: Alleycats)

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3 thoughts on “Ultravox US Tour November 1979

  1. Hi there! One thing I may add is that the first picture is not from 1979 – it’s from 1980 tour of the USA (they played Maryland on 9th November). In late 1979 they sported more “futurist” look akin to Numan’s and Midge didn’t have a moustache yet 🙂

    Otherwise thank you very much for your research, I enjoy it!

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