Burnin' Tour

Burnin' Tour 1973
Tour by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Start date mid October 1973
End date 30 November 1973
Legs 2
No. of shows 11 in England

14 in the U.S.

25 in total
Bob Marley and the Wailers concert chronology

The Burnin' Tour was a concert tour organised to promote the album Burnin' by Bob Marley and the Wailers (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs).

The tour began in Homestead, Florida, in mid October 1973, and ended in Northampton, England, in late November. Bunny Wailer, who had not participated in the American leg of the Catch a Fire Tour, was replaced by Joe Higgs. The first four shows of the second tour leg in England had been cancelled due to Tosh's illness. The tour ended in Northampton,at the Northampton College of further education. England; the rest of the tour was cancelled due to heavy snow.

During the tour, some crucial Bob Marley and the Wailers recordings had been made; the appearance at the Capitol Studios had been videotaped and has been used for several documentary movies. The appearance at Sausalito's Record Plant had been broadcast live by KSAN (FM) and later officially released on the album Talkin' Blues. Furthermore, the appearances at BBC's Top of the Pops and at Leeds University had been recorded as well and later were officially released on the second disc of the deluxe edition of the Burnin' album.

Setlist [ edit ]

Unlike later tours, the setlist varied on almost every show, but there were some common features:

  • all shows included one or two songs by Peter Tosh ("Stop That Train" and/or "Can't Blame The Youth"), played in the middle of the set.
  • songs like "Rastaman Chant", "Duppy Conqueror", "Slave Driver", "Burnin' And Lootin'" or "Bend Down Low" were played in the first part of the set.
  • songs like "Get Up, Stand Up", "Kinky Reggae", "Stir It Up" and "Lively Up Yourself" were played towards the end of the set or as encores.
  • some shows featured also songs prior to 1973 ("Rude Boy", "Lively Up Yourself", "Bend Down Low").

Tour dates [ edit ]

Date City Country Venue Notes
9 October 1973 Homestead, Florida United States ?
11 October 1973 Tampa, Florida Curtis Hixon Hall Opened for Sly & the Family Stone
13 October 1973 Lexington, Kentucky ?
14 October 1973 Denver, Colorado ?
15 October 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada ?
16 October 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bijou Café
19 October 1973 San Francisco, California The Matrix Club
20 October 1973
22 October 1973 Boulder, Colorado University of Colorado
24 October 1973 Los Angeles, California Capitol Records
29 October 1973 San Francisco, California The Matrix Club
30 October 1973
31 October 1973 Sausalito, California KSAN Broadcast The Record Plant
5 November 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum Theater
19 November 1973 Nottingham England ? cancelled
20 November 1973 Bradford ? cancelled
21 November 1973 Birmingham ? cancelled
22 November 1973 Stafford ? cancelled
22 November 1973 Blackpool The Locarno
24 November 1973 Liverpool Cavern Club
25 November 1973 Doncaster Doncaster Outlook
26 November 1973 London Top Gear BBC radio programme
23 November 1973 Leeds Leeds Polytechnic Recording forms Disc 2 of 2004 deluxe edition of Burnin'
28 November 1973 Manchester ?
30 November 1973 Northampton Northampton College of Education
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