Carpenters Concert Tour Schedule

Many people have requested a post of the Carpenters’ schedule of concerts and tours. After several hours of compiling this list I am happy to present this to you.

This list is not 100% complete, but it is the most complete list I was able to assemble.

I hope you enjoy this list of concert dates and tours.

Did you attends any of these concerts?

If there are any missing please let me know and if I can confirm it I will add it. I’d really like to add more from 1970 and ’71. You can contact me through the contact page on this website. Thank you!

Carpenters performed non-stop from 1971 to 1975

1971: 145 concerts

1972: 174 concerts

1973: 174 concerts

1974: 208 concerts

1975: 118 concerts plus 46 postponed dates

April 1971
22nd COMMERCE, Texas, East Texas State University.

May 1971
2nd KNOXVILLE, TN, Stokely Athletics Center (Mark Lindsay – opening act)
10th BOSTON, Mass, The Boston Music Hall

July 1971
8th FRESNO, California, Selland Arena
10th SEATTLE, Washingotn, Washington State Coliseum

January 1972:
14th PROVO, Utah, Brigham Young University, George Smith Fieldhouse
15th LOGAN, Utah, Utah State University, Assembly Center
18th ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Civic Auditorium
19th EL PASO, Texas, County Coliseum
20th TUCSON, Arizona, Convention Center
21st TEMPE, Arizona, Arizona State University, Grady Gammage Auditorium
22nd ANAHEIM, California, Convention Center
23rd SAN DIEGO, California, Convention Hall

March 31- April 8th – Miami Beach, Florida, Eden Rock Hotel
April 9th Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida
April 10th Hollywood, Academy Awards, TV appearance
April 11th Savannah, Georgia, Coliseum
April 12th Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium
April 13th Greenville, NC, East Caroline College Coliseum
April 14th Richmond, Virginia, Coliseum
April 15th Oxford, Ohio, Miami University
April 16th Cincinnati, OH, Music Hall
April 18th Bowling Green, KY, Western Kentucky University
April 19th Pittsburgh, PA, Civic Arena
April 20th Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall University, Memorial Fieldhouse
April 21st Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music
April 22nd Syracuse, NY, Onodaga County War Memorial Auditorium
April 23rd College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland-Cole Fieldhouse
April 25th Washington, DC, Record Industry Annual Awards Dinner, Hilton Hotel
April 29th Atlanta, Georgia, Municipal Auditorium
May 4th Honolulu, Hawaii, International Center
May 8-20th Sydney, Australia, Chevron Hotel
May 22nd Adelaide, Australia, Apollo Sports Center
May 24-25th Melbourne, Australia, Festival Hall
May 27th Brisbane, Australia, Festival Hall
May 30 Hong Kong
June 1-11th Japan, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo
July 7th Houston, TX, University of Texas, Hofheniz Pavilion
July 8th Shreveport, Louisiana, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
July 9th Tulsa, OK, Assembly Center
July 11th Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Festival
July 13-15th Holmdel, New Jersey, Garden State
July 16th Saratoga, New York, Performing Arts Center
July 20th Indianapolis, IN, Convention Center
July 21-23rd Chicago, IL, McCormack Place
July 26-29th Detroit, Michigan, Pine Knob
July 30th Saginaw, Michigan, Civic Auditorium
Aug. 1-3rd Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 4-5th Allentown, Pennsylvania, State Fair
Aug. 9-15th Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theater
August 18th Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
Aug. 22-28th Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Sahara Hotel
September 20th – October 3rd, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas
Oct. 4th Salt Lake City, University of Utah
Oct. 5th Boise, ID, Boise State College
Oct. 6th Seattle, WA, Center Arena
Oct. 7th Spokane, WA, Coliseum
Oct. 8th Portland, OR, Coliseum
Oct. 11th Lincoln, NB, Pershing
Oct. 12th Sioux City, IA, Muni. Auditorium
Oct. 13th Omaha, NB, Civic Auditorium
Oct. 14th Fargo, ND, Civic Auditorium
Oct. 15th Bismark, ND, Civic Arena
Oct. 16th Rochester, MN, Mayo Civic
Oct. 18th Duluth, MN, Arena
Oct. 19th Waterloo, IA, McElroy Auditorium
Oct. 20th Sioux Falls, SD, Arena
Oct. 21st Des Moines, IA
Oct. 22nd Davenport, IA, Masonic
Oct. 24th Milwaukee, WI, Auditorium
Oct. 25th Charleston, IL, Eastern IL Gym
Oct. 26th Owensboro, KY, Sports Center
Oct. 27th Peoria, IL, Bradley University
Oct. 28th Terre Haute, IN, Indiana State College
Nov. 10th Ft. Wayne, IN, Mem. Coliseum
Nov. 11th Lafayette, IN, Purdue
Nov. 12th Charleston, West Virginia, Civic Center
Nov. 14th New Haven, CT, War Memorial
Nov. 15th Boston, MA, Music Hall
Nov. 16th Utica, NY, Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 17th Scranton, PA, Catholic Youth Center
Nov. 18th Norfolk, VA, Scope
Nov. 19th Greensboro, NC, Coliseum
Nov. 20th Raleigh, NC, Dorton Arena
Nov. 21st Charleston, SC, Muni. Auditorium
Nov. 22nd Macon, CA, Coliseum
Nov. 23rd Jackson, MS, Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 24th Lake Charles, LA, Auditorium
Nov. 25th Shreveport, LA, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 26th Little Rock, AR, Robinson Theater
December – Christmas Vacation!

February 9th Sacramento, CA, The Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
May 3rd Tacoma, Washington, Pacific Lutheran University
May 4th Corvallis, Oregon, Gill Coliseum, Oregon State University
May 5th Pullman, Washington, Washington State University
May 6th Portland, Oregon
May 11th Bozeman, Montana, State Fieldhouse
May 12th Missoula, Montana, University of Montana State Fieldhouse
May 13th Twin Falls, Idaho, University of Southern Idaho
May 18th San Diego, California, Sports Arena
May 19th Claremont, California, Claremont College
May 20th Bakersfield, California
May 23rd Fresno, California, Selland Arena
May 24-28th San Carlos, California, Circle Star Theater
June 22nd Lake Charles, Louisiana Auditorium
June 23rd Shreveport, Louisiana, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
June 24th Birmingham, Alabama, Municipal Auditorium
June 25th Atlanta, Georgia, Civic Center Auditorium
June 26th Chattanooga, Tennessee, Memorial Auditorium
June 27th Knoxville, Tennessee, Civic Coliseum
June 28th Roanoke, Virginia, Civic Center
June 29 – July 1st – Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 3-7 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
July 10-15th Wallingford, Connecticut
July 16-21st Garden State, New Jersey
July 22nd Saratoga Springs, New York
July 24th Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Fair
July 25-29th Detroit, Michigan, Pine Knob
Aug. 10th – Santa Barbara, CA
Aug. 13-19th Los Angeles, California, University Studios
Aug. 21 – Sept 3rd – Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Sahara Hotel
Sept. 26 – Oct. 9th – Las Vegas, Nevada, Riviera Hotel
Oct. 9th – Las Vegas. Nevada
Oct. 10th – Ogden, Utah, Weber State College
Oct. 11th – Rexburg, Idaho, Ricks College
Oct. 12th – Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University
Oct. 17th – Portland, Maine, Exposition Building.
Oct. 18th – Bangor, Maine, Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 19th – SpringField, Massachusetts, Civic Center
Oct. 20th – Troy, New York, RPI Fieldhouse
Oct. 21st – Singhampton, New York, Broom City Vets Memorial
Oct. 22nd – Buffalo,. New York, Kleinhans Hall
Oct. 23rd – Kitchener, Ontario, Memorial Auditorium (Canada)
Oct. 24th – London, Ontario, Treasure Island Auditorium
Oct. 25th – Kalamazoo, MI, Western Michigan University
Oct. 26th – Muncie, IN, Ball State University-Emens Auditorium
Oct. 27th – South Bend, IN, University-Convocation
Oct. 28th – Evansville, IN, University of Evansville
Nov. 9th & 10th – Chicago, Illinois, Arie Crown Theater
Nov. 11th – Rockford. Illinois, Rock vE1lsy College
Nov. 12th – Lahkosh, Wisconsin, Wisconsin State University
Nov. 13th – Macomb. Illinois, Western III University
Nov. 14th – Columbus. Ohio, Mershon Auditorium
Nov. 15th – Louisville, Kentucky, Convention Center
Nov. 16th – St. Louis, Missouri, Kiel Opera House
Nov. 17th – Nashville, Tennessee, Auditorium
Nov. 18th – Memphis, Tennessee, Mid South College
Nov. 19th – Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi State University
Nov. 20th Jackson, Mississippi, Coliseum
Nov. 21st Moblie, Alabama, Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 22nd Macon, Georgia, Coliseum
Nov. 23rd Savannah, Georgia, Convention Center
Nov. 24th Orlando, Florida, Sports Stadium
Nov. 25th St. Petersburg, Florida, Bayfront Center

Feb. 1st – Phoenix, Arizona
Feb. 2nd- Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 3rd – El Paso, Texas
Feb. 7-26th – European tour
March 2nd – Grammy Awards. LA
April 4th – Bowling Green, KY
April 5th – Pittsburgh. PA
April 6th – Philadelphia. PA
April 7th – Utica, NY
April 8-14th – Westbury Music Fair, NY
April 15th – Raleigh, North Carolina.
April 16th – Richmond, VA
April 17th – Beckley, West VA
April 18th – Wheeling, West VA
April 19th – Hershey, PA
April 20th – Syracuse. NY
April 21st – Niagara Falls, NY.
May 8-21st Riviera, Las Vegas
May 27-June 12th – Japanese tour
June 14-15th – Honolulu, Hawaii
July 12th – Seattle, WA
July 13th – Portland. OR
July 14th – Spokane. WA
Aug. 14-27 – Sahara/Lake Tahoe
Oct. 9-22nd – Riviera. Las Vegas
Oct.24.- Davenport/Iowa
Oct. 25th – Minneapolis, EN
Oct. 26th – Champagne, IL
Oct. 27. – Carbondale/Illinois
Oct. 28. – Indianapolis/Indiana
Oct. 29. – Muskegon/Michigan
Oct. 30 – Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 31. – Naperville/Illinois
Nov. 1-3rd – Chicago, IL
Nov. 14th – Boise, ID
Nov. 27th – Dec.1 Circle Star, San Carlos, CA

April 5th Ames, Iowa State
April 4th Hayes, Kansas, Kansas State
April 5th Denver, Colorado, Auditorium
April 7th Colorado Springs, Colorado, Air Force Academy
April 15th West Palm Beach, Florida, Auditorium
April 16th Lakeland, Florida, Arena
April 17th Jacksonville, Florida, Auditorium
April 18 & 19th Atlanta, Georgia, Civic Auditorium
April 20th Columbia, South Carolina, Coliseum
April 21st – Fayetteville, N.C. at the Cumberland County Memorial Arena
April 22-27th Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Music Theater
May 9th – Topeka, Kansas – Municipal
May 10th & 11th – Kansas City, Kansas – Memoria1 Hall
May 12th – Sioux City, Iowa – Municipal Aud.
May 13th – Bismark, ND – Civic Arena
May 29th to June 11th Las Vegas, Nevada, Riviera Hotel
July 11th Toronto, Canada
July 12-15th Toronto, Canada, O’Keefe Center
July 14-15th Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 16-19th Independence, Michigan, Pine Knob
July 20th Erie, Pennsylvania, County Field House
July 21-26th Wallingford, Connecticut, Oakdale
July 27th Saratoga Springs, New York, Performing Arts
July 28-Aug. 5th Ararwick, Rhode Island, Music Theater
Aug. 4-9th Holmdel, New Jersey, Garden State Arts
Aug. 10-11th Columbia, Maryland
Aug. 12-13th Chicago, Illinois-Ravinia
Aug. 15th – Duluth, Minn. – Arena
Aug. 16th – Omaha, Neb. – Civic Auditorium
Aug. 17th – Minneapolis, Minn. – Auditorium
Aug. 19th thru 25th – Westchester, N.Y. – Premiere Theater
Aug. 21-Sep. 5th Las Vegas, Nevada-Riviera

The 1975 Japanese and European Tour Dates have been canceled.

Feb-March – Japanese Tour
May 29th, CALIFORNIA; Fesno, Selland Arena
June 10-23th NEVADA; Lake Tahoe, Sahara
July 1-7th NEVADE; Las Vegas, Riviera
July 27th CANADA; Edmonton, Coliseum
July 29th MINNEAPOLIS; Northrup, Auditorium
July 30th WISCONSIN; Madison, Cane County Auditorium
July 31st ILLINOIS; Chicago, Arie Crown Theater
AUGUST 1st ILLINOIS; Chicago, Arie Crown Theater
August 2nd INDIANA; Indianapolis, Convention Center
August 3rd INDIANA; Fort Wayne, Coliseum
August 4th MICHIGAN; Kalamazoo, Wings Stadium
August 5,6,7th CANADA; Toronto, O’Keefe Center
August 8th NEW YORK; Binghampton, Broome County Memorial auditorium
August 9th MASSACHUSETTS; Fitchburg, Wallace Civic Center (Tentative)
August 10th NEW YORK; Saratoga Springs, Performing Arts Center
August 12&13th MICHIGN; Pine Knob, Pine Knob Theater
August 28th through Sep. 8th NEVEDA; Las Vegas, Riviera
Oct. 13th Rexburg, Idaho, Ricks College
Oct. 14th Saltlake City, Utah, University, of Utah
Oct. 15th Logan, Utah, Utah State University
Oct. 16th Pravo, Utah Brigham Young University
Oct. 19th Searcy, Arkansas, Harding College
Oct. 20th Longview, Texas, Longview H. S. Auditorium
Oct. 21 Nocogdoches, Texas, Stephen Austin Coliseum
Oct. 22 Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State University
Oct. 23rd Norman, Oklahoma
Oct. 24th Houston, Texas, University of Texas
Oct. 25th Lake Charles, Louisiana, Civic Auditorium
Nov. 10th Munich, Germany, Deutches Museum
Nov. 12th Dusseldorf, Germany, Philipshalle
Nov. 13th Hamburg, Germany, Congress Centrum
Nov. 14th Amsterdam, Holland, Eden Hall
Nov. 15th Frankfurt. Germany-Jahrhunderhalle
Nov. 16th Edinburgh, Scotland U.K.
Nov. 18th Manchester, U.K., A.B.C.
Nov. 19th Blackpool, U.K., Opera House
Nov. 20th Birmingham, U.K., Hippodro
Nov. 22-27th London, Palladium
Nov. 25th London, BBC TV Special

August 2nd-15th, Harrah’s Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
October 12th-2lst, Tour of Japan.
November 2nd and 3rd, Manila, Philippines.
November 5th-l7th, Tour or Australia
November 24th and 25th, Sheraton Ballroom. Honolulu, Hawaii.
December 24 through January 4, MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada

March 2-15, MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada
June 29 through July 12, MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada
August 31 through September 13, MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada
December 3 – The Terrace Theatre, California State University Long Beach – Long Beach, CA

September-October – European Tour, England, Germany, France, Holland (This tour was a tour of television appearances)
October – Brazil (This tour was a tour of television appearances)

19 Responses to “Carpenters Concert Tour Schedule”

  1. Dana Countryman July 10, 2013 at 6:26 am # Reply

    I was at their last show at Long Beach Pacific Terrace Theatre on December 3, 1978. It was the Winter Festival Concert at Cal State Long Beach. That’s a performance you don’t have listed. – Dana

  2. Dana Countryman July 10, 2013 at 6:46 am # Reply

    I don’t believe that there was any touring in 1981. I believe this listing is incorrect. All records show that the single benefit performance at Cal State’s Long Beach Pacific in the Terrace Theatre, on December 3, 1978 was their last performance. Both Richard and Karen were at the height of their individual personal health issues during this concert. The years after this 1978 date were filled with rehab for Richard, and heavy psychiatric counseling for Karen.

    She did sing at her own 1980 wedding, however, and at a charity benefit on December 17, 1982, in the multi-purpose room of the Buckley School. But both of these performances were very private, and not for the general public.

    Incidentally, the same Terrace Theatre at Cal State Long Beach where Karen gave her last public performance is now known as the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, – Richard being the prime benefactor.

    • admin July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am # Reply

      Thank you Dana, the Long Beach State performance is now listed. Plus the 1981 tour was a tour of television appearances instead of live performances. I have noted that.

  3. Randy August 24, 2013 at 7:44 am # Reply

    The Terrace Theatre (site of the 1978 Christmas concert) is now called the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. This facility is miles from CSULB and located on Ocean Blvd. The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center was build in 1994 on the campus of CSULB,

  4. Steve October 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm # Reply

    Lol……i like how you put “tentative” for aug 9/76….as if it still might happen ;)

    • admin October 30, 2013 at 7:19 am # Reply

      Hi Steve, I did not put tentative on this list. This is exactly how it was listed in the monthly Carpenters Fan Club newsletter.

  5. Connie March 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm # Reply

    My first concert was the Carpenters Feb. 9, 1973 in Sacramento, CA at the Memorial Auditorium. It’s not listed here and I have news clippings to authenticate. It was right after Richard had a motorcycle accident that fractured both wrists and a leg according to news clippings. I vaguely remember he came limping out, but it was Karen who made the show. Gosh I miss her sweet voice and gentle demeanor.

  6. Michael April 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm # Reply

    My cousin saw them in Johnstown, PA at the Cambria County War Memorial, where they later shot “Slapshot” with Paul Newman. I think it was around 1973. Any way to identify the date? Thanks!

  7. william s May 11, 2014 at 10:41 am # Reply

    I saw them in June 1978 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe NV. (Not listed).In fact Karen sat on my lap and I sang the background vocals on SING which was recorded and then replayed a few minutes later during the song. I sure wish that recording was available. Way cool!

  8. Roger May 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm # Reply

    I was at the July 26th, 1975 concert at the Oakdale Musical Theater in the round in Wallingford, Connecticut (Wallingord with a ‘W’)

    Only 24 at the time, I was soooo excited to be seeing Karen Carpenter, the best pop vocalist I have ever heard…..still to this day !

    Karen was beautiful, Only a year older then me, and ‘yes’ i had an enormous crush. She came on stage behind the drums and was having awful vocal problems ( hoarseness and vocal breaks/cracking) and I felt just terrible for her. After about the 4th song she came out from behind the drums and her vocal issues disappeared. For the next hour or so I joined the angels. God truly kissed her vocal chords.
    Congratulations on such a detailed tour schedule.

  9. liz July 1, 2014 at 3:09 am # Reply

    They performed shows at Sahara Tahoe in the high sierra showroom in the early 80s. My daughter then 15 was seated at the stage and got to do some funny business singing with Karen

  10. John Stewart July 2, 2014 at 8:23 am # Reply

    I don’t see their 1974 concert in Eugene, Oregon at McArthur Court in July.

    • Cherilyn February 4, 2015 at 10:12 am # Reply

      I was there in 1974…..My dad had a music store in Eugene, Oregon and he was on the committee. He supplied the Baldwin Grand Piano that was used.
      I was 15 and star struck! :)

  11. Ellen July 6, 2014 at 5:31 am # Reply


  12. Thomas G August 15, 2014 at 5:26 am # Reply


    I remember they played in Baton Rouge, LA…..sometime in 1973 or 1974. I was 8 years old at that time. I still remember the night of the show, my sister and her friends were going!

  13. John Roper August 22, 2014 at 10:30 am # Reply

    Was at Blackpool on 19th Nov 1976


  14. Judy Pancoast September 15, 2014 at 6:25 am # Reply

    I saw Carpenters in concert with Karen still behind the drums in May, 1971, at the Music Hall in Boston. I think it was May 10th but I could be wrong about the exact date. But I know for sure it was May 1971 because that’s when I got completely HOOKED! I also attended the November 15th show at the same venue in 1972 and saw, and met them on Oct. 17th, 1973 in Portland, ME and attended again the next night in Bangor, ME and had a photo taken with them. These concerts were THE highlights of my young years!!

  15. Tom September 25, 2014 at 7:45 pm # Reply

    I attended a concert in the Gym at CSULB late ’73 or early ’74. I was just curious of the actual date and then found it not listed. I suppose there could have been many such impromptu dates @LB during that era. After perusing your list I suspect it was near the Grammy date or more likely just prior to the Japan tour. I saw my first Grateful Dead concert (@UCSB) about the same time (with the same girl anyway); a broad spectrum of greatness I witnessed that spring!?

  16. Frank Riddick October 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm # Reply

    I attended a show of the Carpenters on Sunday, May 2, 1971 at the Stokely Athletics Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark Lindsay was the opening act. I still have my ticket stub from that show.

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