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1978, February 19 - 1978, March 28

Cyclone Tour


Line-upEdgar Froese, Chris Franke, Steve Jolliffe, Klaus Krüger


February 19Berlin Eissporthalle (Germany)
February 20Offenbach Stadthalle (Germany)
February 21Mannheim Musensaal (Germany)
February 22Munich Deutsches Museum (Germany)
February 23Erlangen Stadthalle (Germany)
February 24Hamburg Audimax (Germany)
February 25Düsseldorf Philipshalle (Germany)
February 26Nancy Foire des Expositions (France)
February 27Reims Opera (France)
February 28Rouen Parc des Expositions (France)
March 01Nantes Palais de la Beaujoire (France)
March 03Dijon Palais des Congrès (France)
March 04Lille Chapiteau Parking de la Foire International (France)
March 06Paris Palais des Congrès (France)
March 08Bordeaux Chapiteau Campus de Talence (France)
March 09Toulouse Parc des Expositions (France)
March 10Pau Parc des Expositions (France)
March 11Pamplona Pabellón Anaitasuna (Spain)
March 12Valencia Pabellón Deportivo Marcol (Spain)
March 13Barcelona Nuevo Pabellon (Spain)
March 15Marseille Chapiteau (France)
March 17Brussels Cirque Royal (Belgium)
March 19Oxford Apollo Theatre (UK)
March 20London Hammersmith Odeon (UK)
March 21Portsmouth Guild Hall (UK)
March 22Birmingham Birmingham Odeon (UK)
March 23Newcastle City Hall (UK)
March 24Glasgow Apollo Theatre (UK)
March 25Manchester Apollo Theatre (UK)
March 26Liverpool Empire Hall (UK)
March 27Croydon Fairfield Hall (UK)
March 28London Hammersmith Odeon (UK)


Immediately after the album Cyclone had been recorded and released, Tangerine Dream did an extensive European tour throughout Europe, that was already booked before Steve Jolliffe and Klaus Krüger had joined the band. They performed a total of 32 gigs in Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and the UK. The concerts were not based on the vocal side of Cyclone at all, just music in the same vein as Madrigal Meridian; three long heavy tracks with occasional shouting rather than singing.


Edgar Froese: "It was a try [and] it was successful -- whatever 'successful' means to the audience, but success means identifying the situation. The music needs to feel something and I couldn't feel anything. It was just harsh. There were no new directions -- just going backwards. But not back to the roots. And so right after the tour we split up. [...] I've been working for ten years now, and I want things to be more experimental. He [Steve Jolliffe, ed.] was running things backwards, so with all these acoustic and mike troubles there was a strange atmosphere, and my way of thinking was totally different." (Interview with Neumusik, January 1980)


The 1978 Tourbook

For the 1978 tour a tourbook was published. The cover photo obviously comes from the same photo session as the inner photography of the Cyclone album. From left to right: Steve Jolliffe, Chris Franke, Edgar Froese and Klaus Krüger.

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