Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour

Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour
World tour by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Location North America, Europe, Oceania
Associated album Couldn't Stand the Weather
Start date February 5, 1984 (1984-02-05)
End date December 31, 1984 (1984-12-31)
Legs 10
Shows 144
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble tour chronology
Texas Flood Tour
Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour
Japan Tour 1985

The Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Texas blues band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Launched in support of the group's second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, the tour's shows were performed in arenas and concert halls from February through December 1984. The Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour comprised seven legs and 144 shows. The tour took the band to Scandinavia[1], Australia and New Zealand for the first time.[2][3] A concert from Carnegie Hall was released on the CD Live at Carnegie Hall.


Concert overview

Out of all the concerts performed during the Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour, each show had a different set list, ranging from 8-17 songs performed by the band. The concerts began with The Fabulous Thunderbirds song "Can't Tear It Up Enuff" played through the PA system. During the song, the band members would walk on stage and begin the show.

Main set

Each concert usually opened with "Scuttle Buttin'." Following "Scuttle Buttin'," the band performed covers like The Isley Brothers' "Testify," Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)," and Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used to Do." "Honey Bee," "Love Struck Baby," "Cold Shot," and "Couldn't Stand the Weather" were also played at most shows. The band also did blues covers of "Tin Pan Alley," "The Sky Is Crying," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and "Texas Flood." The end of the set sometimes featured a Jimi Hendrix medley of "Little Wing / Third Stone from the Sun."


The encores typically consisted of "Lenny" and "Rude Mood," with an occasional cover of Lonnie Mack's "Wham!"

Additional songs

In later shows, "Say What!," which was later released on the Soul to Soul album, preceded "Scuttle Buttin'." There were several covers not normally played, including "Last Night," Guitar Slim's "Letter to My Girlfriend," and "Collins' Shuffle" by Albert Collins, as well as Albert King's "C.O.D." and "Lonely Teardrops" with vocalist Angela Strehli.

A total of about 48 different songs were played throughout the tour.[4] Out of the 8 songs on Couldn't Stand the Weather, each was played in full at least once.


Live releases

On October 4, 1984, the concert in Carnegie Hall was recorded for future audio release. In July 1997, Legacy and Epic Records released Live at Carnegie Hall on CD. The recording was edited from the show, and featured an expanded line-up of musicians.[2] In 2000, the SRV box set was released, which included live versions of "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and "The Sky Is Crying" from the Carnegie Hall show, both of which were also on The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble CD. In addition to the Carnegie Hall recordings, a live concert from The Spectrum in Montreal was released on the legacy edition of Couldn't Stand the Weather in 2010.[5]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
February 5, 1984 Knoxville United States University of Tennessee
February 7, 1984 Blowing Rock P. B. Scott's Music Hall
February 8, 1984 Tucker Moon Shadow Tavern
February 9, 1984
February 10, 1984 Athens Tate Student Center
February 11, 1984 Carbondale Southern Illinois University
February 12, 1984 Kansas City Uptown Theater
February 13, 1984 St. Louis Fox Theatre
February 15, 1984 Normal Braden Auditorium
February 16, 1984 Peoria Second Chance
February 17, 1984 Chicago Embassy Theatre
February 18, 1984 University of Chicago
February 25, 1984 Honolulu Aloha Stadium
March 10, 1984 Southampton Long Island University
March 11, 1984 Sunderland Rusty Nail
March 13, 1984 Poughkeepsie The Chance
March 14, 1984 Union Kean College
March 15, 1984 Scotia Radio City
March 16, 1984 Providence Rhode Island College
March 17, 1984 New Haven Twilight Zone
March 19, 1984 Honolulu CBS Records Convention
March 21, 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Alexandra Rock Theater
March 22, 1984 Oslo Norway Club 7
March 23, 1984 Voss Voss Jazz Festival
March 24, 1984 Bergen Hulen
March 25, 1984 Trondheim Skansen
March 27, 1984 Helsinki Finland The Culturehouse
March 28, 1984 Espoo HUT Auditorium
March 29, 1984 Oulu Urheilutalo
March 30, 1984 Stockholm Sweden The Ritz
March 31, 1984 Lund Pub Sparta
North America
April 15, 1984 Austin United States Austin Opera House
April 16, 1984 Greenville The Greenleaf
April 20, 1984 Williamsburg The College of William & Mary
April 22, 1984 Roslyn My Father's Place
April 24, 1984 Memphis Memphis Blues Festival
April 25, 1984 North Brunswick The Metro
April 27, 1984 Plattsburgh SUNY Plattsburgh
April 28, 1984 Poughkeepsie The Chance
April 29, 1984 New Paltz SUNY New Paltz
May 2, 1984 Garden City Nassau Community College
May 4, 1984 Bristol Roger Williams University
May 5, 1984 Carlisle Dickinson College
May 6, 1984 Oneonta Hartwick College
May 9, 1984 Dallas The Mistral
May 12, 1984 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater
May 13, 1984 Tulsa Mohawk Park
May 15, 1984 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
May 16, 1984 St. Louis Kiel Opera House
May 17, 1984 Davenport Palmer Auditorium
May 18, 1984 Dubuque Five Flags Arena
May 19, 1984 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
May 20, 1984 Wichita Kansas Coliseum
May 23, 1984 Austin Austin Opera House
June 15, 1984 Irvine Irvine Meadows
June 16, 1984 Hollywood Hollywood Palladium
June 17, 1984 Los Angeles Kabuki Theater
June 19, 1984 The Dalles The Civic
June 20, 1984 Seattle Paramount Theatre
June 21, 1984 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
June 22, 1984 Victoria Royal Theatre
June 24, 1984 Calgary Max Bell Arena
June 25, 1984 Edmonton Edmonton Convention Centre
June 26, 1984 Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium
June 28, 1984 Regina Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts
June 29, 1984 McCreary Beaver Dam Lake Festival
July 3, 1984 Milwaukee United States Marcus Amphitheater
July 5, 1984 Rockford Coronado Theatre
July 6, 1984 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
July 8, 1984 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 10, 1984 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
July 11, 1984 Lubbock Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
July 12, 1984 Dallas Fair Park Band Shell
July 13, 1984 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
July 15, 1984 Temple Mayborn Civic Center
July 18, 1984 Houston Houston Music Hall
July 19, 1984
July 20, 1984 Corpus Christi Bayfront Plaza Center
July 21, 1984 Austin Palmer Auditorium
July 27, 1984 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
July 28, 1984 Boston The Channel
July 29, 1984 Salem Winter Island
July 30, 1984 New York City The Ritz
August 1, 1984 Pier 84
August 3, 1984 Tampa USF Sun Dome
August 4, 1984 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
August 5, 1984 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
August 6, 1984 Charlotte Park Center
August 8, 1984 Atlanta The Omni
August 9, 1984 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
August 10, 1984 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
August 11, 1984 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
August 12, 1984 Harrisburg City Island
August 14, 1984 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
August 16, 1984 Ottawa National Arts Centre
August 17, 1984 Montreal The Spectrum
August 25, 1984 Sankt Goarshausen Germany Loreley Freilichtbühne
August 27, 1984 Munich Alabamahalle
North America
September 2, 1984 Shreveport United States Veterans Park
September 7, 1984 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
September 8, 1984 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 9, 1984 Trotwood Hara Arena
September 10, 1984 Indianapolis Clowes Memorial Hall
September 12, 1984 Hilton Head Island Record Bar Convention
September 13, 1984 Nashville Memorial Gym
September 14, 1984 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
September 15, 1984 Greenville Delta Blues Festival
September 16, 1984 Fort Worth Will Rogers Auditorium
September 29–October 21: Fall Foliage Tour
October 26–November 9: First Tour of Australia
New Zealand
November 11, 1984 Palmerston North New Zealand Arena 1
November 12, 1984 Wellington Wellington Town Hall
November 13, 1984 Christchurch Christchurch Town Hall
November 14, 1984 Auckland Logan Campbell Centre
North America
November 20, 1984 Santa Barbara United States Arlington Theater
November 21, 1984 Universal City Universal Amphitheatre
November 22, 1984 Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion
November 23, 1984 Fresno Warnors Theatre
November 24, 1984 San Francisco The Warfield
November 25, 1984
November 26, 1984 Arcata Humboldt State University
November 27, 1984 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
November 28, 1984 Davis Freeborn Hall
November 29, 1984 Oroville Butte College Gym
December 15, 1984 Dallas Fair Park Coliseum
December 31, 1984 Houston Astroarena



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