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Caress Of Steel Tour Date Listing

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By-Tor X-1

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----------------Caress Of Steel Tour----------------

Dates: September 29, 1975 - March 8, 1976


Notes:
  • Like most of the early tours, information for the Caress Of Steel tour is minimal and based on the few pieces of documentation available. Therefore, neither the start nor end dates can be 100% accurately determined. The following information is as best as we are able to assume by examining audio recordings, reviews, interviews, and even photos. For further research information on the last date of the Caress Of Steel tour, please read "2112 Tour Start Date: February 6 or March 15?".
Recording Key: Audio | Video
Other Performers Key:
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DateVenueLocationOther PerformersNotes
September 29, 1975Melville StadiumMelville, Saskatchewan
  • Cambridge
September 30, 1975Civic AuditoriumEstevan, Saskatchewan
  • Cambridge
October 2, 1975Trianon BallroomRegina, Saskatchewan
  • Cambridge
Earliest setlist with documentation to confirm featuring
songs from Caress Of Steel.
October 4, 1975Tim Horton ArenaCochrane, Ontario
  • Max Webster
Rescheduled from September 15 due to Geddy being ill.
October 5, 1975Brock University Gym OneSt. Catharines, Ontario
  • Max Webster
  • Fat Rabbit
October 6, 1975War Memorial Hall at the University of GuelphGuelph, Ontario
  • Max Webster
Two shows performed.
October 11, 1975Franklin College GymnasiumFranklin, Indiana
  • Ginger
October 13, 1975Freedom Hall Civic CenterJohnson City, Tennessee
  • Aerosmith
  • Ted Nugent
October 14, 1975Indian Fieldhouse at the Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, Arkansas
  • Ted Nugent
  • Diamond Reo
October 16, 1975Joplin Memorial HallJoplin, Missouri
  • Ted Nugent
October 17, 1975Pershing Memorial AuditoriumLincoln, Nebraska
  • Ted Nugent
  • Head East
October 18, 1975Soldier and Sailor's Memorial HallKansas City, Kansas
  • Ted Nugent
October 21, 1975Century II Convention HallWichita, Kansas
  • Ted Nugent
  • Head East
October 24, 1975Tulsa Assembly CenterTulsa, Oklahoma
  • Ted Nugent
  • Head East
October 25, 1975Civic Center ColiseumAmarillo, Texas
  • Ted Nugent
October 28, 1975Randy's RodeoSan Antonio, Texas
  • Heyoka
Sold out concert promoted by local radio station
KISS-FM that played nothing but Rush the entire day.
October 29, 1975Armadillo World HeadquartersAustin, Texas
  • Ted Nugent
An attendee account claims with certainty that
Fountain Of Lamneth was played at one of the
Armadillo World HQ concerts they attended.
October 30, 1975Armadillo World HeadquartersAustin, Texas
  • Ted Nugent
An attendee account claims with certainty that
Fountain Of Lamneth was played at one of the
Armadillo World HQ concerts they attended.
October 31, 1975Ritz Music HallCorpus Christie, Texas
  • Novae
November 1, 1975Electric BallroomDallas, Texas
  • Iron Butterfly
November 4, 1975Silver Dollar SaloonLansing, Michigan
none
Despite a questionable review that copies several
lines of lyrics to Panacea verbatim and states Geddy
was "screaming" the words, the fact Rush headlined
with no opener could suggest some iteration of
Fountain of Lamneth could've been performed.
November 5, 1975The RaftersBattle Creek, Michigan
  • Star Trooper
Allegedly only 20 to 50 people in attendance,
said to be the lowest point in Rush's career.
November 7, 1975Akron Civic TheatreAkron, Ohio
  • Ted Nugent
  • Artful Dodger
Even though assumed a mainstay in the setlist,
fan accounts corroborate hearing The Necromancer.
November 8, 1975Allen TheatreCleveland, Ohio
  • Ted Nugent
  • Artful Dodger
Notable for being a "downgrade" from Rush's
previous Cleveland gigs at the Agora Ballroom
which usually recorded concerts for radio broadcasts.
November 9, 1975Kiel AuditoriumSt. Louis, Missouri
  • David Essex
  • Journey
  • Grinderswitch
November 10, 1975McElroy AuditoriumWaterloo, Iowa
  • Ted Nugent
Unconfirmed.
November 11, 1975John Hersey High School GymnasiumArlington Heights, Illinois
unknown
Unconfirmed.
November 14, 1975Allen County War Memorial ColiseumFort Wayne, Indiana
  • Frank Zappa and The Mothers
November 15, 1975Rockford ArmoryRockford, Illinois
  • Kiss
The Necromancer was part of the setlist.
Audio
November 16, 1975Dane County Veterans Memorial ColiseumMadison, Wisconsin
  • Aerosmith
  • Ted Nugent
November 17, 1975IMA AuditoriumFlint, Michigan
  • Kiss
November 18, 1975McMorran Place ArenaPort Huron, Michigan
  • Kiss
November 19, 1975Glacier DomeTraverse City, Michigan
  • Kiss
  • Styx
Concert prematurely ended as Styx was almost
finished peforming, due to an electric short
damaging Kiss's equipment, therefore
Kiss nor Rush actually performed.
November 21, 1975Hulman Civic University CenterTerre Haute, Indiana
  • Kiss
November 22, 1975Roosevelt University Auditorium TheatreChicago, Illinois
  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rush cancelled at the last minute, apparently due to
Rainbow's crew not allowing Rush's crew sufficient
space to set up their equipment.
November 23, 1975Roberts Municipal StadiumEvansville, Indiana
  • Kiss
  • Mott
November 24, 1975Brown County Veterans Memorial ArenaGreen Bay, Wisconsin
  • Black Oak Arkansas
  • Montrose
November 26, 1975Veterans Memorial FieldhouseHuntington, West Virginia
  • Kiss
  • Mott
November 27, 1975Alex Cooley's Electric BallroomAtlanta, Georgia
  • Artful Dodger
November 28, 1975Alex Cooley's Electric BallroomAtlanta, Georgia
  • Artful Dodger
Two sets allegedly performed by both bands.
An attendee account purports with certainty that
Fountain Of Lamneth was played.
November 29, 1975Alex Cooley's Electric BallroomAtlanta, Georgia
  • Artful Dodger
Two sets allegedly performed by both bands.
An attendee account purports with certainty that
Fountain Of Lamneth was played.
November 30, 1975Capital CentreLargo, Maryland
  • Kiss
  • Styx
  • Mott
Unconfirmed.
December 5, 1975The OmniAtlanta, Georgia
  • Kiss
  • Leslie West
  • Styx
December 7, 1975Morris Civic AuditoriumSouth Bend, Indiana
  • REO Speedwagon
December 14, 1975Turner HallQuincy, Illinois
  • Smokehouse
December 15, 1975Toledo Sports ArenaToledo, Ohio
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Leslie West Band
December 16, 1975Mill Run TheatreNiles, Illinois
unknown
Unconfirmed.
December 17, 1975Hemmens AuditoriumElgin, Illinois
unknown
Unconfirmed.
December 18, 1975Silver Dollar SaloonLansing, Michigan
none
Like Rush's November 4 visit to this venue, the
fact Rush headlined with no opener could
suggest some iteration of Fountain of Lamneth
could've been performed.
December 19, 1975Broome County War Memorial ArenaBinghamton, New York
  • Kiss
  • Styx
Unconfirmed.
December 20, 1975Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Kiss
  • Mott
This was Rush's last of many concerts shared with Kiss.
Fly By Night was the encore.
December 21, 1975Tomorrow ClubYoungstown, Ohio
  • Mojo
December 22, 1975Agricultural HallAllentown, Pennsylvania
  • Styx
  • Mott
I Think I'm Going Bald was included in the setlist.
December 26, 1975Aragon BallroomChicago, Illinois
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Artful Dodger
Setlist claimed to be identical to November 15 in Rockford.
December 27, 1975Wings StadiumKalamazoo, Michigan
  • REO Speedwagon
December 28, 1975Indianapolis Convention CenterIndianapolis, Indiana
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Ted Nugent
  • Mott
  • The Outlaws
  • Peter Frampton
  • Black Sheep
Part of a local "Holiday Festival".
December 29, 1975Cobo Hall ArenaDetroit, Michigan
  • Ted Nugent
Even though assumed a mainstay in the setlist,
fan accounts corroborate hearing The Necromancer.
January 2, 1976L.C. Walker Sports ArenaMuskegon, Michigan
  • REO Speedwagon
January 3, 1976Veterans Memorial AuditoriumColumbus, Ohio
  • Mott
Rescheduled from December 30.
January 4, 1976Capitol CentreLargo, Maryland
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Ted Nugent
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Leslie West
Part of a six hour "Holiday Spectacular" concert.
January 10, 1976Massey HallToronto, Ontario
  • McKenna Mendelson Mainline
Rush allegedly performed for a solid hour and a half.
Multiple rumors have been around for decades
which claim Fountain Of Lamneth was performed.
Following this concert, Rush took a four week break
from touring to spend time in the studio to record
their upcoming album 2112, not to be released
until around mid-late March.
February 6, 1976Centennial HallLondon, Ontario
unknown
February 7, 1976Centennial HallLondon, Ontario
unknown
February 9, 1976Great Hall at Hamilton PlaceHamilton, Ontario
  • Ian Thomas
February 14, 1976Wilfrid Laurier University TheatreWaterloo, Ontario
  • Max Webster
Two shows performed.
The Necromancer was part of the setlist.
February 19, 1976Kingston Memorial Centre ArenaKingston, Ontario
  • Thundermug
February 21, 1976BCI Triple Gym at the Brantford Collegiate InstituteBrantford, Ontario
  • Max Webster
Setlist still featured only songs from the first three albums.
February 26, 1976Pershing Memorial AuditoriumLincoln, Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • Head East
February 27, 1976RKO Orpheum TheaterDavenport, Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Head East
Unconfirmed.
March 2, 1976Ottawa Civic CenterOttawa, Ontario
  • Electric Light Orchestra
Allegedly performed a 45 minute set.
March 5, 1976Randhurst Ice ArenaMount Prospect, Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Starcastle
I Think I'm Going Bald was part of the setlist.
Audio
March 8, 1976Municipal AuditoriumSioux City, Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Head East
Last of a chain of shows with Kansas.
Following this concert, Rush would take a week break
before resuming touring on March 15 to debut new
material from 2112 at a chain of gigs at The Starwood.
 
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