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Japan Live in 1982

"Sons Of Pioneers" Tour

Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan

  • 5/10/82 - Munich Alabama Halle
  • 8/10/82 - Brussels Flemish University. Bootleg exists, including soundcheck..
  • 11/10/82 - Paris, Le Palace
  • 20 ~ 21/10/82 - Portsmouth Guildhall (2 nights)
  • 22/10/82 - BBC TV "Old Grey Whistle Test" - "Nightporter" & "The Art Of Parties".
  • 24 ~ 25/10/82 - Glasgow Apollo (2 nights)
  • 26/10/82 - Edinburgh Playhouse
  • 27 ~ 28/10/82 - Newcastle City Hall (2 nights)
  • 30 ~ 31/10/82 - Sheffield City Hall (2 nights).  Review here. Tour advert
  • 1/11/82 - Leicester De Montford Hall
  • 2 ~ 4/11/82 - Birmingham Odeon (3 nights)
  • 6/11/82 - Lancaster University
  • 7 ~ 8/11/82 - Liverpool Empire (2 nights) - at one of these shows there was a technical problem during "Sons Of Pioneers" so the show was re-started.
  • 10 ~ 12/11/82 - Manchester Apollo (3 nights)-Photos here
  • 14 ~ 15/11/82 - Bristol Colston Hall (2 nights)
  • 17 ~ 22/11/82 - London Hammersmith Odeon (6 nights)
  • 29/11/82 - Bangkok Youth Welfare Centre
  • 3~4/12/82 - Hong Kong AC Halls (2 nights)
  • 9~10/12/82 - Tokyo Nakano Sun Plaza. Japanese bootleg CD exists from one show.Japanese tour advert
  • 12/12/82 - Tokyo Koesi Nemkin Hall (1 matinee, 1 evening performance)
  • 14/12/82 - Osaka Festival Hall
  • 15/12/82 - Kyoto kaikan Daiichi Hall

Masami Tsuchiya played on this tour and the support band was Sandii & The Sunsetz, who made the occasional guest appearance during Japan's set for Life In Tokyo and Fall In Love With Me. Set list: Burning Bridges, Sons Of Pioneers, Alien, Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Swing, Cantonese Boy, Visions Of China, Nightporter, Canton, Ghosts, Still Life In Mobile Homes, Methods Of Dance, Quiet Life, European Son (new arrangement), The Art Of Parties, Life In Tokyo (new arrangement, with a long ambient guitar intro from Masami), Fall In Love With Me. During the Budokan show, Bamboo Music, Taking Islands In Africa and Akiko Yano's song Goodnight were also performed, with Sakamoto, Takahashi and Akiko onstage.

1982 tour programme

Tour programme

Thanks to Masamichi, Henk and Craig for updated information on this tour.

View images from the tour here

Maxell tour advert

This YouTube clip is of Masami performing "September Love" but includes backstage and audience footage shot during the tour. Enjoy!



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