Thursday, December 29, 2011

UPDATE! 12.29.73 John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Toledo Sports Arena

Note to bands who wish to keep performing with their original lineup: Stay the hell out of private aircraft and Toledo.

John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra's December, 29th gig at the Toledo Sports Arena  was the fusion groups last performance with the original line up. For some reason, Elliott Sears -- the bands road manager and FOH engineer -- has repeatedly refereed to this historic Toledo date taking place on the 30th of December, not the 29th as advertised.
Does anyone know if the gig was rescheduled?

This just in (01/11/12), direct from the aforementioned Elliot Sears, Mahavishnu Orchestra road manager and sound engineer:
December 29, 1973 at the Toledo Sports Arena was the Mahavishnu Orchestra's second to last concert.  The following night, December 30, 1973 was the bands last performance which was held at the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit
The following link is a list of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra's concerts taken from my itineraries and verified other sources.  Although far from complete it is for the most part accurate.  There are 2 listing that came from outside sources but I question their validity especially April 9, 1972 at Philharmonic Hall in New York.

The MO gig list can be found at the link below.

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