Humble Pie Tour Archive

(last updated 4/13/2014)

 

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Background

This is a website dedicated to the archival of Humble Pie tour dates from the beginning in August 1969 until March 1975 when the classic Humble Pie ended with their “Goodbye Tour”. Over time we hope this archival collection will include setlists, photos, ticket stubs, posters, performance reviews and of course details of each concert date,including location, venue, headlining/support acts, number of shows, cancellations,etc. We will only achieve this with your help. So that is why we have included links to the Humble Pie Tour Archive as it exists today.

History

Steve Marriott (guitar & vocals) formerly of The Small Faces formed Humble Pie in early 1969. He recruited Peter Frampton formerly of The Herd (guitar & vocals), Greg Ridley formerly of Spooky Tooth (bass & vocals) and Jerry Shirley formerly of Little Women (drums) in the middle of the rock and roll explosion known as the British Invasion, Part II. Humble Pie #1 released their debut album in July 1969 “As Safe As Yesterday” on the Immediate label. This album and the December 1969 follow up “Town & Country” could be best described as mellow, countrified, acoustic anything but hard driving rock & roll/R&B based that Humble Pie later became famous for. They toured under these albums until early 1970.

Upon the bankruptcy of their Immediate record label, Humble Pie hired new management, Dee Anthony and signed on with A&M Records, a label familiar to Greg Ridley as they were Spooky Tooth’s record label, as well as the label for Procol Harum, Free, Joe Cocker and Fairport Convention. In July 1970 Humble Pie released “Humble Pie" on the A&M label which began to display the power that most rock & roll fans would come to know and love about the live Humble Pie. Under new management and a new record label they began to tour and conquer the U.S. They toured exhaustively beginning in July 1970 and continued almost non-stop until September 1971 when Peter Frampton left the band. During this period Humble Pie #1 released two more albums, “Rock On” in March 1971 and the historic “Performance-RockinThe Fillmore” live album in November 1971. This album, culled from four performances over two nights at the famed Fillmore East in New York on 5/28 & 5/29/1971, put Humble Pie on the rock & roll map to stay.

Ironically, just prior to the release of their definitive live album, Peter Frampton left the band to go solo. In October 1971, Steve recruited guitarist Dave “Clem” Clempson formerly of Colosseum and Bakerloo to replace Frampton. Shortly after Clempson joined the band, this version of Humble Pie began touring and basically did not stop until they broke up in March 1975. They recorded four additional albums, “Smokin’” in March 1972, “Eat It” in April 1973, Thunderbox” in February 1974 and “Street Rats” in February 1975. “Street Rats” was released while Humble Pie #2 was on their “Goodbye Tour”.

Tour Archive

If a show listing is unconfirmed by us and the source is another tour archive website, click on the underlined city and venue and it will take you to the respective tour archive. Once the show is independently confirmed by Humble Pie Tour Archives we will remove the link. Several shows were gathered from the tour date list from the old Humble-Pie.org.uk website. A list of those dates that are included in the Humble Pie Tour Archive can be found at the link below:

In Search Of

Our goal is to assemble the most accurate, comprehensive tour archive for Humble Pie from the beginning in 1969 to March 1975. Ultimately we hope to confirm all dates with newspaper ads, performance reviews, ticket stubs and posters. If you have any information on any Humble Pie concert during this time period please let us know. Send us an email of your information, or scan or send a copy of a newspaper ad, performance review, ticket stub or poster. If any of the information in the tour archive is incomplete or inaccurate please email us with the corrections.

  • Posters, handbills, newspaper ads, listings & reviews

If you taped the show, possess a tape or otherwise know the setlist for any show, please provide us with that information. We also need to know the headlining or opening acts that Humble Pie played with. If you know the live source for any live track on a Humble Pie official release, please provide the track and the location.

If you have any information to help us or any questions please email us at:

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