Concert History

Audio Rumble is in the process of compiling a list of EVERY SINGLE performance date for Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers in concert.

(If you have any dates and/or locations not mentioned here, contact Audio Rumble and help us complete this list!)

Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers (3-piece)

1984
{month?}{date?}, 1984 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Deer Park Tavern

1985
02 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
03 MAY 1985 ::::: Newark, DE, USA – Harrington Beach
04 MAY 1985 ::::: Carlisle, PA, USA – Dickenson College
* Opening for The Hooters *
09 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
10 MAY 1985 :::: Lancaster, PA, USA – Village Nightclub
* w/ Beru Revue *
11 MAY 1985 :::: Wayne, PA, USA – Central Park
15 MAY 1985 :::: Levittown, PA, USA – Kenwood Tavern
* w/ Billy Price and the Keystone Rhythm Band *
16 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
17 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – Drexel University [Drexel Grand Hall]
* Pi Kap benefit - Children's Hospital *
18 MAY 1985 ::::: Wilmington, DE, USA – Minggles
23 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
24 MAY 1985 ::::: Baltimore, MD, USA – The Barn
25 MAY 1985 ::::: Baltimore, MD, USA – The Marble Bar
26 MAY 1985 ::::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – JC Dobbs
30 MAY 1985 ::::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
31 MAY 1985 ::::: Ambler, PA, USA – Ambler Cabaret
01 JUNE 1985 ::::: Ambler, PA, USA – Ambler East Cabaret
06 JUNE 1985 ::::: Dewey Beach, DE, USA – 2 Bottle and Cork
02 JULY 1985 ::::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – JC Dobbs

1986
01 SEP 1986 ::::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Veterans Stadium
* Labor Day *
04 DEC 1986 :::: Trenton, NJ, USA – Trenton State University
08 DEC 1986 :::: Lock Haven, PA, USA – Lock Haven University

17 DEC 1986 :::: Ambler, PA, USA – Ambler Cabaret
18 DEC 1986 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East
19 DEC 1986 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Empire Rock Club
* 93.3 WMMR Live Radio Broadcast *
20 DEC 1986 :::: Swarthmore, PA, USA – The Grapevine
25 DEC 1986 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
* 3rd Annual Christmas Benefit for the Homeless *
26 DEC 1986 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East
27 DEC 1986 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East
31 DEC 1986 - 1 JAN 1987 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon
* Happy New Year! *

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers 

1987
20 FEB 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Spectrum
* Performance after a Philadelphia 76ers game live on PRISM *
26 FEB 1987 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret (2-night stand)
27 FEB 1987 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret (2-night stand)
5 MAR 1987 :::: Allentown, PA, USA – Green Pine Inn
17 MAR 1987 :::: Towson, MD, USA – Maxwell's
1 APR 1987 :::: Baltimore, MD, USA – Towson Center, Towson State University
* WIYY 10th Anniversary Concert featuring K.B.C. Band, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Great Train Robbery and the Cold Sweat Horns *

10 APR 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Gatsby's [Penn State University]
13 MAY 1987 :::: Washington, DC, USA – The Bayou
02 MAY 1987 :::: Newark, DE, USA – University of Delaware
* Spring Fling at U of D *

09 MAY 1987 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon
23 JUN 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Spectrum * Opening for Bryan Adams *
30 JUL 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Veterans Stadium (2-night stand)
* Opening for David Bowie [Glass Spider Tour] * {w/ Squeeze}

31 JUL 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Veterans Stadium (2-night stand)
* Opening for David Bowie [Glass Spider Tour] * {w/ Squeeze}

07 AUG 1987 :::: Garden State Park, Cherry Hill, NJ – New Jersey State Fair
02 SEP 1987 :::: Sea Isle City, NJ, USA – Shenanigan's
11 SEP 1987 :::: Amble, PA, USA – Ambler Cabaret
12 SEP 1987 :::: Lancaster, PA, USA – Chameleon
17 SEP 1987 :::: Levittown, PA, USA – Kenwood Tavern
19 SEP 1987 :::: Wildwood, NJ, USA – London Ale House
24 SEP 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Veterans Stadium
* 6 pm - Prior to Temple vs. Akron football game *

25 SEP 1987 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret (2-night stand)
26 SEP 1987 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret (2-night stand)
18 DEC 1987 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Empire Rock Club

1988
1 JAN 1988 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East Cabaret
2 JAN 1988 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Chestnut Cabaret 
14 FEB 1988 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Spectrum
* The Electric Factory Concerts' 20th Anniversary Dance Party *

16 APR 1988 :::: Philadelphia, USA - Rutgers University’s Camden campus [4th and Penn streets]
27 APR 1988 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Spectrum
* WMMR 20th Anniversary Party * 
09 JUL 1988 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon
24 JUL 1988 :::: Hershey, PA, USA - Hersheypark Stadium
* Opening for Robert Plant [Now and Zen Tour] * {w/ Cheap Trick} 
04 AUG 1988 :::: Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA – Market Street Square
05 AUG 1988 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East
06 AUG 1988 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – 23 East
11 AUG 1988 :::: Shipbottom, NJ, USA – Joe Pop's
12 AUG 1988 :::: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA – Trump Plaza
* WMMR Live Broadcast *

13 AUG 1988 :::: Harrisburg, PA, USA – Metron
16 AUG 1988 :::: Camden, NJ, USA – Rutgers University [Camden campus], 4th and Penn streets
17 AUG 1988 :::: Sea Isle City, NJ, USA – Shenanigan's

18 AUG 1988 :::: Ocean City, MD, USA – Graffitti
19 AUG 1988 :::: Ocean City, Maryland, USA – Graffitti
20 AUG 1988 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon
27 AUG 1988 :::: Lebanon, Pennsylania, USA - OnStage
= Listed as 'tentative' on concert flyer =

01 SEP 1988 :::: Shipbottom, NJ, USA – Joe Pop's
13 SEP 1988 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Chestnut Cabaret
* 1st concert on TCYR's national 'Rumble' tour *

23 SEP 1988 :::: Boston, MA, USA – Paradise
03 OCT 1988 :::: New York City, NY, USA – Bottom Line
04 OCT 1988 :::: New York City, NY, USA – Bottom Line
11 OCT 1988 :::: Chicago, IL, USA – Park West
13 OCT 1988 :::: Houston, TX, USA – Rockefeller's
* Two sets beginning at 9 pm *

14 OCT 1988 :::: Austin, TX, USA – Back Room
17 OCT 1988 :::: Dallas, TX, USA - Dallas Alley Outdoor Plaza at the West End
22 OCT 1988 :::: San Diego, CA, USA – Bacchanal
30 OCT 1988 :::: Seattle, WA, USA – 99 Club
* Halloween broadcast on KISW-FM *
15 NOV 1988 :::: Tampa, Florida, USA – {unknown venue}
26 NOV 1988 :::: Newark, Delaware, USA – Stone Balloon

1989
06 JAN 1989 :::: Baltimore, MD, USA  Hammerjacks
18 JAN 1989 :::: Omaha, NE, USA Ranch Bowl Entertainment Center
{??} FEB 1989 :::: South Amboy, NJ, USA – Club BenĂ©
03 MAR 1989 :::: Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet 
04 MAR 1989 :::: Oslo, Norway – Sardine's
06 MAR 1989 :::: Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
10 MAR 1989 :::: Amsterdam, Netherlands – The Paradiso
{date?} MAR 1989 :::: Milan, Italy
23 MAR - 30 MAR 1989 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Theatre of Living Arts
* Eight sold-out shows *

08 APR 1989 :::: Asbury Park, NJ, USA – Stone Pony
22 APR 1989 :::: Norton, MA, USA – Wheaton College
23 APR 1989 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Penn State
29 APR 1989 :::: Syracuse, NY, USA – Syracuse University
05 MAY 1989 :::: New Haven, CT, USA New Haven University
06 MAY 1989 :::: Indiana, PA, USA – Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Fisher Auditorium
26 MAY 1989 :::: Ship Bottom, NJ, USA – Joe Pop's
29 MAY 1989 :::: Bensalem, PA, USA – Pennsylvania State Fair
24 MAY 1989 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Chestnut Cabaret (1st of 2-nights)
25 MAY 1989 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Chestnut Cabaret (2nd of 2-nights)
20 APR 1989 :::: College Park, MD, USA – University of Maryland, Ritchie Coliseum
Memorial Day, 1989 :::: Bensalem, PA, USA – Pennsylvania State Fair
* Memorial Day * 
03 JUN 1989 :::: Portsmouth, NH, USA – Harbour Festival
04 JUN 1989 :::: Manchester, NH, USA – D
ecadence Night Club
09 JUN 1989 :::: Hershey, PA, USA Hersheypark Stadium
* Opening for Rod Stewart [Out of Order Tour] *

30 JUN 1989 :::: Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
29 JUL 1989 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon
30 JUL 1989 :::: Wildwood, NJ, USA – The Oasis
28 DEC 1989 :::: Upper Darby, PA, USA - Tower Theater
* Opening for The Hooters *

31 DEC 1989 :::: Upper Darby, PA, USA – Tower Theater * cancelled *

1990
3 FEB 1990 :::: Asbury Park, NJ , USA – Stone Pony
23 MARCH 1990 :::: Cleveland, OH, USA – Peabody's Down Under
16 NOV 1990 :::: Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
21 NOV 1990 :::: Pittsburgh, PA, USA – The Graffiti Cafe Pub and Showcase
30 NOV 1990 :::: Cleveland, OH, USA – Empire Concert Club
03 DEC 1990 :::: Indianapolis, IN, USA – The Vogue Nightclub

1991
26 JAN 1991 :::: Baltimore, MD, USA – Hammerjacks
06 APR 1991 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Spectrum
* TCYR opening for George Thorogood and the Destroyers *

25 MAY 1991 :::: Baltimore, MD, USA – Hammerjacks
03 AUG 1991 :::: Wildwood, NJ, USA – [On the beach in front of Wildwood Convention Center]
* TCYR and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band opening for The Beach Boys *


1999 
31 DEC 1999 - 1 JAN 2000 :::: Merion, PA, USA – General Wayne Inn

2005
17 DEC 2005 :::: Newark, DE, USA – Stone Balloon

2008
26 NOV 2008 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA The Electric Factory
* TCYR open for The Hooters. Billed as WMMR GOBBLAROO 2008 * 


2010
21 AUG 2010 :::: Dewey Beach, DE, USA – Bay Center
06 NOV 2010 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Blockley Pourhouse
* Sold Out Performance*


2011
04 NOV 2011 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Blockley Pourhouse  [Opening act - The Peace Creeps]
05 NOV 2011 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Blockley Pourhouse  [Opening act - Smash Palace]
* Sold Out Performance* 


2012 
23 NOV 2012 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Electric Factory
[Opening act - Bricklin]


2013
05 OCT 2013 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Blockley Pourhouse
[Opening act - The Dirty Pearls]


2014
22 FEB 2014 :::: Lancaster, PA, USA – Lancaster Roots and Blues Music Festival
10 MAY 2014 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – The Ardmore Music Hall
14 JUNE 2014 :::: Ambler, PA, USA – Ambler Arts and Music Festival 2017

2017
13 MAY 2017 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA - The Ardmore Music Hall
[Special guest - Ben Arnold]

18 NOV 2017 :::: Ardmore, PA, USA – The Ardmore Music Hall

2018 
10 MARCH 2018 :::: Lancaster, PA, USA Lancaster Roots and Blues Music Festival
06 MAY 2018 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Hoagie Nation Music Festival  

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Tommy Conwell Solo Dates

2008
01 FEB 2008 :::: Springfield, PA, USA – Springfield High School
* Tommy Conwell with opening act comedian Joe Conklin*
Benefit Concert to raise money for the Save Darfur Fund


2009
6 MAY 2009 :::: Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Tritone
* Jazz trio Ellipsis perform the music of Ray Charles with special guest Tommy Conwell. *


2012
8 AUGUST 2012 :::: Haddon Heights, NJ, USA – McLaughlin-Norcoss Dell in Haddon Lake Park
* Tommy Conwell (backing band featuring Cliff Hillis on bass and Jim Hannum on drums) with opening guest Georgie Bonds. Part of The Sundown Music Series. *

2 comments:

MJT said...

Got a few more dates for the list, as supported by old clippings from the Philadelphia Inquirer. I'm happy to share the PDF via e-mail if you need additional verification. Here's what I have:

Friday, January 1, 1988: 23 East
Saturday, January 2, 1988: Chestnut Cabaret
Thursday, December 28, 1989: Tower Theater (opened for the Hooters)
Friday, December 29, 1989: Tower Theater (opened for the Hooters)
Friday, December 28, 1990: Chestnut Cabaret (with Dynagroove)
Saturday, December 29, 1990: Chestnut Cabaret

Also, Tommy's gig at the Tower on 12/31/89, which currently is on your master list, was cancelled. Again, this is from the newspaper.

Hope this helps. Love your site!

Mike

DJ Caterina said...

Thanks, Mike! So glad you like the site. Yes, the concerts are challenging and I’m WAY behind on the research. If you’d like to send me that pdf, you can email me at djcaterina@yahoo.com.

Otherwise, I’ll just make the concert updates from your list here. Thanks again!