1972

05 JAN 1972
Public Halls
Blackburn, Lancashire, England

TUESDAY
TV SESSION (FR): Rockenstock
11 JAN 1972

Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England
Broadcast January 15, 1972
also
Pink Floyd vs Family football match

London, England

THURSDAY
familyempiretour7213 JAN 1972
Green’s Playhouse
Glasgow, Scotland
w/ Help Yourself

FRIDAY
14 JAN 1972
Caird Hall, City Square
Dundee, Scotland
w/ Help Yourself

SATURDAY
15 JAN 1972
Empire Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
w/ Help Yourself

15 JAN 1972 TV BROADCAST (FR): Rockenstock

  • A Song For Me
  • In My Own Time
  • Children
  • A Song For Me (Reprise)
     
  • Recorded at Olympic studios, January 11th 1971. Episode also features Pink Floyd.

MONDAY
17 JAN 1972 BBC SESSION: Sound of the Seventies
BBC Maida Vale 5

London, England
Broadcast: 27 JAN 1972

  • Between Blue And Me
  • Children
  • Spanish Tide
  • Blind
  • Holding The Compass

Ipswich 1972 ticket
FRIDAY
21 JAN 1972
Odeon
Ipswitch, England
w/ Linda Lewis, Help Yourself

SATURDAY
22 JAN 1972
Odeon
Cheltenham, England
w/ Help Yourself

MONDAY
24 JAN 1972

Top Rank
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

TUESDAY
25 JAN 1972
Guildhall
Southhampton, England

WEDNESDAY
26 JAN 1972
Town Hall
Watford, England

w/ B.B. Blunder

SATURDAY
29 JAN 1972
Manchester Metropolitan University
Crewe, Cheshire, England

THURSDAY
03 FEB 1972
Imperial College
London,
England

xx FEB 1972
Switzerland

07-19 FEB 1972
France Tour


THURSDAY
17 FEB 1972
Palais Des Sports
Nancy, France
w/ Emmanuel Booz, Tribu

FRIDAY
18 FEB 1972

Besançon, France
w/ Emmanuel Booz

SATURDAY
19 FEB 1972

Salle Des Fetes
Chalon-Sur-Saone, France
w/ Emmanuel Booz

WEDNESDAY
23 FEB 1972?
Planten un Blomen, Halle 7
Hamburg, Germany
w/ Home


25 FEB – 5 MAR 1972
Norway tour

TUESDAY
14 MAR 1972
The Marquee, 90 Wardour Street
Soho, West London, England

w/ Rory Gallagher, Stud, Atomic Rooster, If, Hardin & York, Beggar’s Opera

THURSDAY
16 MAR 1972
Orchid Ballroom
Purley, England

SATURDAY
18 MAR 1972
Imperial College
London, England
w/ Gravy Train

SATURDAY
25 MAR 1972
Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, Wales

TUESDAY
28 MAR 1972

Top Rank
Brighton, East Sussex, England

FRIDAY
31 MAR 1972

Top Rank
Reading, Berkshire, England

SUNDAY
02 APR 1972

Top Rank
Reading, Berkshire, England
w/ Byzantium

THURSDAY
06 APR 1972

TV BROADCAST (BE): Pop Shop

MONDAY
01 MAY 1972

Chalkhouse
Chalk Farm, London, England

w/ Sam Apple Pie, Byzantium

SATURDAY
06 MAY 1972

Bickershaw Festival
Lancashire, near Wigan, England
w/ The Kinks, Sam Apple Pie

SATURDAY
20 MAY 1972

Phillips Halle
Düsseldorf, Germany
w/ Hawkwind, Focus, Savoy Brown, Home, Mick Abrahams Band

brmMONDAY
22 MAY 1972

Second British Rock Meeting, Insel Grün
Germersheim, West Germany
w/ Wishbone Ash, Atomic Rooster, Buddy Miles Express, Osibisa, Pacific Gas & Electric, Eloy, Home, Amon Düül II, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, The Kinks, Humble Pie, Sam Apple Pie, Curved Air

TUESDAY
23 JUN 1972

Mayfair Ballroom
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
w/ Audience

SUMMER 1972
BBC SESSION: Bob Harris
BBC Studios
London, England

Broadcast: (MONDAY) 23 OCT 1972

  • Broken Nose
  • Ready To Go
  • Dark Eyes
  • Burlesque
  • My Friend The Sun
  • Coronation


SUNDAY
02 JUL 1972

Roskilde Festival
Roskilde, Denmark
w/ The Kinks, Sha Na Na

  • John Wetton leaves Family owing to the usual musical differences and is replaced by ex-Blossom Toes and Stud guitarist Jim Cregan.


Charlie Whitney, Jim Cregan, Rob Townsend, Poli Palmer, Roger Chapman

FAMILY Mk VI
Roger Chapman: vocals, tenor saxophone, harmonica, percussion

John ‘Charlie’ Whitney: guitars, keyboards, mellotron, sitar
Rob Townsend: drums, percussion
Poli Palmer: flute, piano, vibes, synthesizers
Jim Cregan: bass, guitars, vocals

WEDNESDAY
19 JUL 1972
Torquay Town Hall
Torquay, England

THURSDAY
20 JUL 1972
The Garden
Penzance, Cornwall, England


FRIDAY
21 JUL 1972

Queen’s Hall
Barnstaple, Devon, England

SATURDAY
22 JUL 1972
Guildhall
Plymouth, Davenport, England

  • possibly rescheduled from July 8th (see flier, plus hand written note)

FRIDAY
04 AUG 1972

Cavendish Hall, The University of Nottingham, University Park
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

FRIDAY
18 AUG 1972
SINGLE RELEASE (#13, UK)

  • Burlesque / The Rockin’ R’s

SATURDAY
19 AUG 1972

Kursaal
Southend-on-Sea, Essex

MONDAY
04 SEP 1972

Austria, Vienna (unconfirmed)

TUESDAY
05 SEP 1972

Germany, Heidleburg (unconfirmed)

TUESDAY
12 SEP 1972

Iceland (unconfirmed)

SEP 1972
ALBUM RELEASE Bandstand (#15, UK)


SATURDAY
16 SEP 1972

Buxton Pop Festival
Buxton, Derbyshire, England
w/ Slade, Steppenwolf, Curved Air, John Kay Band, Uriah Heep, Wizzard, Wishbone Ash, Vinegar Joe, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine, Cold Comfort Farm


SUNDAY
17 SEP 1972

Locarno Electric Village
Bristol, England
w/ Man

SUNDAY
24 SEP 1972

Torquay Town Hall
Torquay, Devon, England

MONDAY
25 SEP 1972

Van Dike Club
Plymouth, Davenport, England


SUPPORTING ELTON JOHN ON THE 2ND LEG OF HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 1972
TUESDAY
26 SEP 1972
Cornell University, Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY, New York

“Another British group, Family, began the evening with an ambiguous assortment of sounds that often defied clarity and resonance. The vibraphone was used as if it were a second guitar. The lead singer limited himself to emitting raucous screeches and raspy throat vibratos. At one point the vibes were plugged into a synthesizer and one got the impression that the band had never used one before. A person sitting next to me on the floor suggested that it really was not music at all. But I knew they were through when the singer spun around and fell over the drums and onto the floor” –  The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 22, Number 89, 28 September 1972

WEDNESDAY
27 SEP 1972

Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA, United States

THURSDAY
28 SEP 1972

Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA, United States

FRIDAY
29 SEP 1972

New Haven Arena
New Haven, CT, United States

  • Show reviewed by Gary Lucas for Yale newspaper. Read here.

SATURDAY
30 SEP 1972

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA, United States

01 OCT 1972
Memorial Auditorium

Rochester, NY, United States

  • Family did not perform according to attendee: “So we’re there at the concert and the DJ/MC comes out and announces that Family will not be playing and that another act, David Bromberg will open. I was devastated.”

02 OCT 1972
Montreal Forum
Montreal, Canada

  • Family did not perform according to potential attendee: “The Montréal FORUM show had at first advertised Family as opening act. THAT was the only reason for me to go. Then it was changed to a local (?) act, a female singer. Cannot recall her name…(could be Lori Lieberman or similar act)”

THURSDAY
05 OCT 1972

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Canada

  • Good News Bad News
  • Burlesque
  • My Friend The Sun
  • Holding The Compass
  • Top Of The Hill
  • The Weaver’s Answer

FRIDAY
06 OCT 1972

Cobo Hall
Detroit, MI, United States

SATURDAY
07 OCT 1972 Memorial Auditorium

Buffalo, NY, United States

MONDAY
09 OCT 1972

Nassau Coliseum
Nassau, NY, United States
WEDNESDAY
11 OCT 1972

Horton Field House, Illinois State University
Normal, IL, United States

THURSDAY
12 OCT 1972

Civic Culture Center
Wichita, KS, United States

FRIDAY
13 OCT 1972

University of Kansas, Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS, United States

SATURDAY
14 OCT 1972

Hilton Coliseum University of Iowa
Ames, IA, United States

SUNDAY
15 OCT 1972

Auditorium Arena
Denver, CO, United States

WEDNESDAY
18 OCT 1972

HIC Arena
Honolulu, HI, United States

FRIDAY
20 OCT 1972

Seattle Arena
Seattle, WA, United States 

SATURDAY
21 OCT 1972

U.C. Berkeley, Community Theater
Berkeley, CA, United States

SUNDAY
22 OCT 1972

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA, United States

MONDAY
23 OCT 1972

LA Forum
Inglewood, CA, United States

Billboard Magazine Concert Review, 23 DEC 1972 – With anything less than such an overwhelming headliner, Family could have walked off with the show. Vocalist Roger Chapman is spellbindingly bizarre combination of Richard Harris and Joe Cocker, with his spaced-out robot-like marching antics. The UA English group gets a riveting sound with the synthesizer-distorted vibraphone of Poli Palmer. They will be welcome return visitors to the U.S. as their word-of-mouth reputation spreads. NAT FREEDLAND

WEDNESDAY
25 OCT 1972

U.C. Berkeley, Community Theater
Berkeley, CA, United States

THURSDAY
26 OCT 1972

Civic Plaza
Tucson, AZ, United States

FRIDAY
27 OCT 1972

San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, CA, United States

SATURDAY
28 OCT 1972
Civic Assembly Plaza
Phoenix, AZ, United States

  • canceled for Elton to appear in London on 30 OCT 1972

WEDNESDAY
01 NOV 1972

Oklahoma State University, Gallagher Fieldhouse
Stillwater, OK, United States

THURSDAY
02 NOV 1972

Assembly Center Southwest
Tulsa, OK, United States

FRIDAY
03 NOV 1972

Fair Grounds Arena
Oklahoma City, OK, United States

SATURDAY
04 NOV 1972

Memorial Auditorium
Kansas, KS, United States


SUNDAY
05 NOV 1972

Municipal Auditorium
Dallas, TX, United States

WEDNESDAY
08 NOV 1972

Texas A & M Coliseum
College Station, TX, United States

THURSDAY
09 NOV 1972

Municipal Auditorium
San Antonio, TX, United States

FRIDAY
10 NOV 1972

Assembly Center, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, United States

SATURDAY
11 NOV 1972

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, TN, United States

SUNDAY
12 NOV 1972

Memorial Auditorium
Nashville, TN, United States

TUESDAY
14 NOV 1972

University of Alabama, Memorial Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

WEDNESDAY
15 NOV 1972

Atlanta Coliseum
Atlanta, GA, United States

THURSDAY
16 NOV 1972

Charlotte Coliseum
Charlotte, NC, United States

FRIDAY
17 NOV 1972

Charleston Civic Center
Charleston, WV, United States

SATURDAY
18 NOV 1972

The Coliseum
Hampton Roads, VA, United States

SUNDAY
19 NOV 1972

Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY, United States

MONDAY
20 NOV 1972

Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY, United States

TUESDAY
21 NOV 1972

Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, MD, United States

WEDNESDAY
22 NOV 1972

State Farm Arena
Harrisburg, PA, United States

FRIDAY
24 NOV 1972

Jacksonville Coliseum
Jacksonville, FL, United States

SATURDAY
25 NOV 1972

Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, FL, United States

SUNDAY
26 NOV 1972

Bay Front Center
St. Petersburg, United States

THURSDAY
30 NOV 1972

Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


02 DEC 1972
New Theatre, George St
Oxford, England

05 DEC 1972
The Free Trade Hall
Manchester, Lancashire, England

06 DEC 1972
Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square
Birmingham, West Midlands, England

08 DEC 1972
Colston Hall, Colston St
Bristol, England

09 DEC 1972
Capitol Theatre
Cardiff, Wales

10 DEC 1972
Winter Gardens
Bournemouth, England

15 DEC 1972
Green’s Playhouse
Glasgow, Scotland

16 DEC 1972
Edinburgh Empire
Edinburgh, Scotland

17 DEC 1972
Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

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