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

January 15-16 Pasadena, CA, Pasadena Civic Center
February 3 Des Moines, Iowa, KRNT Theatre
February 10 Cedar Rapids, IA, Coe College Auditorium
February 19 Greencastle, IN, DePauw University
February 26 Athens, GA, University of Georgia Coliseum
February 27 Johnson City, TN, East Tennessee State University
March 18 Las Vegas, Nevada, Sands Hotel
April 21 Waco, Texas, Baylor University
April 22 COMMERCE, Texas, East Texas State University
April 23 Lubbock Texas, Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
April 24 Abilene, Texas, Taylor County Coliseum
April 29 Monroe, LA, Monroe Civic Center
May 2 Knoxville, Tennessee, Stokely Athletic Center (Mark Lindsay – opening act)
May 4 Greenville, South Carolina,  Greenville Memorial Auditorium
May 6 Columbia, South Carolina, Carolina Coliseum
May 9 Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Coliseum
May 10 BOSTON, Mass, The Boston Music Hall
May 14 NEW YORK, New York, Carnegie Hall
May 16 Detroit, Michigan, University of Detroit
May 18 Lansing, Michigan, Lansing Civic Center
May 20 Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gardens
May 21 St Louis, Missouri, Kiel Opera House
May 22 Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha Civic Auditorium
July 8 FRESNO, California, Selland Arena
July 10 SEATTLE, Washingotn, Seattle Center Coliseum
July 16 Los Angeles, California, Hollywood Bowl
August 11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
August 26-27 Columbus, OH, Ohio State Fairgrounds
October 21 Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University
October 22 College Station, Texas, G. Rolie White Auditorium
October 24 San Antonio, Texas, San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
November 10 Dayton, Ohio, University of Dayton Arena
November 13 Nashville, Tennessee, Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 23, Rochester, New York, Rochester Community War Memorial

January 14th PROVO, Utah, Brigham Young University, George Smith Fieldhouse
January 15th LOGAN, Utah, Utah State University, Assembly Center
January 18th ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Civic Auditorium
January 19th EL PASO, Texas, County Coliseum
January 20th TUCSON, Arizona, Convention Center
January 21st TEMPE, Arizona, Arizona State University, Grady Gammage Auditorium
January 22nd ANAHEIM, California, Convention Center
January 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 Houston, Hofheniz Pavilion
July 8th Shreveport, Louisiana, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
July 9th Tulsa, OK, Assembly Center
July 11th Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Festival
July 12 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Cambria County War Memorial
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, California, The Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
February 11th Anaheim, California, Anaheim Convention Center
April 13th Lubbock, Texas, Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
April 17th San Antonio, Texas, Convention Center Arena
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, Universal 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. 7-27th – European tour
February 18 – Apollo Theater, Glasgow, Scotland
February 24 – Hammersmith Odeon Theatre, London, England
February 27 – Odeon Theater, Birmingham, England
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, Onondaga War Memorial
April 21st – Niagara Falls, NY.
April 30th – Boston MA, Symphony Hall
May 8-21st Riviera, Las Vegas
May 27-June 12th – Japanese tour
June 14-15th – Honolulu, Hawaii
July 11th – Eugene, OR, McArthur Court
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

January 11-15 Stateline, Nevada, Harrahs Lake Tahoe
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 11th PENNSYLVANIA; Johnstown, Cambria War Memorial Arena
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 Austin, 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)

165 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

    • Bill Roots October 23, 2015 at 8:33 pm # Reply

      May 10. 1971 concert you identify as “Boston Music Hall”. Believe should be Boston Symphony Hall.

      • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm # Reply


        The May 10 show should read May 11, 1971. That show was, indeed, held at the Boston Music Hall, according to the May 11, 1971, issue of the Boston Globe newspaper.

        The Symphony Hall shows were held Apr 30 and May 01, 1974.

        Hope this helps!


  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.

    • Tommy April 19, 2015 at 1:43 am # Reply

      Who was the the opening act Feb. 9, 1973 in Sacramento, CA at the Memorial Auditorium??

      • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm # Reply


        Skiles and Henderson, a comedy duo, opened the Feb 09, 1973, show.

        The concert was reviewed in the next day’s Sacramento Bee newspaper.



    • Mary July 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm # Reply

      I was at that concert too! I don’t remember where we sat, but it was fairly close to the stage! I was in 7th grade and went with my best friend.

  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!

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm # Reply


      You are correct! According the the Reno Gazette Journal archives, Karen and Richard played Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe Jun 02-15, 1978.

      Hope this helps!


  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.

    • Dan February 7, 2018 at 12:46 pm # Reply

      T was at the May 1973 performance in Bozeman, MT, I agree, Karen’s’ vocal cords were kissed by God. She not only had the most beautiful voice I ever Heard she was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I still miss her terribly.

  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! :)

      • bob March 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm # Reply

        me too,Cherilyn(Voice struck)..Only a few voices of her caliber every hundred years,being born in late 1960..Always made me so happy as a kid..was happy anyway..Now I cry when I hear her,I don’t know why..I am not a crier,more like tough as they get .but have this soft spot for her..

  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!

    • hubieg May 8, 2019 at 10:20 am # Reply

      Hi, Thomas,

      The LSU Assembly Center show took place on Jul 08, 1972, with Skiles and Henderson opening.

      Hope this helps!

  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!!

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm # Reply


      The 1971 Boston Music Hall show was May 11, per the advert in that day’s Boston Globe newspaper.



  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.

  17. Bob Weeks January 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm # Reply

    I know for a fact that the Carpenters played in Lubbock, TX, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum on the campus of Texas Tech University as I worked a lot of the concerts as an usher. I cannot find the date but it had to be either 72 or 73. The closest thing I found was that it may have been April 8, 1973 but you don’t have any concerts listed in 1973 prior to May. Any updates to your concert dates?

  18. Roger April 1, 2015 at 4:48 am # Reply

    Carpenters made a television special in the Netherlands in 1971. It was broadcasted by VARA television in black and white in those days. . I remember very well this televison special. I became a fan at that moment!!!!

  19. Pascale April 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm # Reply

    My first concert ever was The Carpenters at Baylor University in 1971 with my brother (who died in 1973) Here is some archived info from the Baylor website.

  20. Matty June 4, 2015 at 1:43 am # Reply

    What was The Carpenters very last live concert like? Their Sound? Song selection? Mood of the performers?

    Was it recorded?

    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thank You Very Much!


  21. Mary July 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm # Reply

    I was at the Sacramento concert at the Memorial Auditorium on February 9, 1973. I was there with my best friend. I was 14 and it was the very first concert I’d ever been to. I already liked what music I had heard, but after that, I fell in love with their music!

    • Nanci August 21, 2015 at 6:20 am # Reply

      Does anyone remember who the opening act was in 1972? They were American comics, but I can’t remember who it was. Thanks!

      • Lee March 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm # Reply

        I saw them in Vegas and Ed McMahon was the comedian. He was great,
        And the carpenters played every instrument you could think of. Great night,
        Put 110% into every show. They worked too hard for too long. We loved them to death

      • John Alford May 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm # Reply

        Probably Skiles & Henderson…

  22. Jim August 6, 2015 at 6:49 am # Reply

    Saw the Carpenters, Nov. 11, 1973 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL. What guy did not have a ‘crush’ on Karen and that voice. Pure heaven.

  23. Ken London September 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm # Reply

    Hi, I saw them play the Liverpool Empire in England and fairly sure the Smothers Brothers were their warm up act. Brilliant night but regretfully can’t remember when it was. Any idea anyone?

    • Graeme June 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm # Reply

      Hi Ken, it’s likely you saw them during February 1974, when they did their UK/Euorpean tour.

  24. Sylvia H September 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm # Reply

    I saw them in San Antonio Tx, I was a teenager so would have been sometime between 1973-1976. Can’t find any information with the date. My dad loved their music and took me and my sister to the concert.

  25. Lynne Hoveerson September 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm # Reply

    We saw Karen Carpenter and her brother performing at Texas A&M University sometime between 1970 and 1972, probably the same 1971 tour you have listed at East Texas State University.

    • Jann Horswell December 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm # Reply

      I was at the Texas A&M performance also and can’t remember what exact year or month it was. Like you, it was between 1070 and 72.

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm # Reply


      The Texas A&M concert was held Oct 22, 1971, per the Oct 26, 1971, issue of the student newspaper.



  26. Robert Beck October 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm # Reply

    I attended thief concert as a wedding gift on July 31, 1971 in Great Falls MT state fair. Lynn Anderson opened. Grandstand venue in the rodeo arena!

    Great evening with the Carpenters!

  27. Bill October 19, 2015 at 11:08 pm # Reply

    There’s one tour you forgot, the tour they do very night in our souls, even though she left many years ago. No tour has lasted so long.

    • Bill October 19, 2015 at 11:10 pm # Reply

      every night, I meant

  28. Bob Crane November 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm # Reply

    I recall seeing the Carpenters in the fall of 1970 in the Mason City Iowa High School gymnasium. Paul Williams was the opening act. There were no seats but we all sat on the floor. The show was on a 12- 18 inch high platform on one end of the gym. Karen spent most of the show behind the drum kit but when she stepped our front she just took over the room. I’ll never forget it.

    • hubieg May 8, 2019 at 10:27 am # Reply

      Hi, Bob,

      The Mason City High School show was Feb 06, 1971, with Denny Brooks opening.

      The show was reviewed in the Feb 08 Globe-Gazette.

      Hope this helps!

  29. Don Witten November 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm # Reply

    I attended the Carpenters concert with a girl (first date) in 1971 at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. We just recently celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary, and I am try to find any memorabilia from that concert. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  30. Denise December 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm # Reply

    Yes, I was 13 when I went to their August 4, 1976 concert at Wing’s Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI. I am sitting here tonight watching a PBS special on the Carpenter’s, I will never forget that concert nor the day I heard Karen had died. I was working at K-mart in 1982 and we were closing and they had the radio on and they announced that she had died. Very sad.

    • Denise December 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm # Reply

      Sorry, it was 1983 in February when she died, I was remembering it to be 1982.

  31. Lisa December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm # Reply

    I saw the Carpenters at Ball State University, Muncie, IN in 1973.

  32. Melissa December 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm # Reply

    Thanks for posting the list — because I now know when I saw them — August 1975 in Columbia, Maryland. I believe Neil Sedaka was the opening act.

    • Steve December 26, 2018 at 8:11 pm # Reply

      I was at that show. I went on August 10th. They also played the next night August 11th. Each night sold out, 20,000 people for each. Neil Sedaka was opening act. I had row OO center pavillion seats. I was a member of the fan club and wore my yellow “old logo” fan club shirt. I was 13 years old. I was so excited the whole week leading up to it. The next day there was a photo in the Washington Star newspaper of Karen singing on stage wearing a “harem” outfilt. It showed her bare stomach. I cut it out and saved it but somehow lost in years later.
      Just FYI…’s NOT LISTED here but I saw them again at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland in the summer of 1976. Had row CC center pavillion seats. I think Skiles & Henderson opened. I think the date was on or about August 15th. One more thing, I had tickets to see them on June 20th, 1977 @ Shady Grove Music Theater in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They were playing there for 5 nights. I had 3rd row tickets for the 10:30 pm show. It was my birthday and they CANCELLED the entire run. I was so sick about it. 3rd row seats. I would’ve been so close. Karen & Richard were fantastic! Still a fan and miss the best female singer ever!

  33. Matt December 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm # Reply

    Thanks for this list. I just watched a PBS special on them and wondered if they had ever been to Tucson. Sure enough, 1972 and 1974. I must have seen them!

  34. Cammie December 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm # Reply

    I went to see The Carpentets in Lakeland florida on April 16th. I was 11 years old and it was the very first concert I ever attended.

    • Cammie December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm # Reply

      Attended the April 16, 1975 concert.

  35. Steven December 8, 2015 at 5:21 am # Reply

    The November 12, 1973 concert which I attended was in Oshkosh, Wi and not Lakosh. And it was at University of Wisconsin, not Wisconsin State University.

    I remember it well.

  36. Tal December 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm # Reply

    I can not tell you an exact date but in the fall of 1970 The Carpenters did a show at The Charlotte (NC) Coliseum. I believe Mark Lindsay was their lead in act. He said he was happy to be in South Carolina. One of his band members corrected him that he was in fact in North Carolina. .

  37. Rick G. December 8, 2015 at 5:53 pm # Reply

    November 1970 – they opened for Engelbert Humperdinck. My grade 6 teacher took us cause he wanted to see Engelbert Humperdinck. Everyone kid wanted to see the Carpenters. still remember.

  38. julie williams December 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm # Reply

    Aug 8 1976 is BINGHAMTON NY there is no “P”…I was at that concert…

    • Jeff Cooper February 28, 2018 at 3:07 pm # Reply

      I was there with my future wife. Great concert!

  39. James December 23, 2015 at 5:45 am # Reply

    I attended a Sunday Matinee concert at Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga on November 14, 1971. Karen was behind the drums at that time. I bought a ticket for someone I was dating at the time and they stood me up, so I still have the unused ticket. The cost of my orchestra seat was $6.00.

  40. Laura December 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm # Reply

    I remember as a child seeing the carpenters free concert. My mom took me to a high school stadium. If I have to guess maybe 1973. We sat in the stands they flew in by helicopter to played maybe 3 songs and left. I want to say if was JFK I. The WOODBRIDGE NJ area does anyone remember this. I know it was not a dream.

    • Anna Marie Jaworski May 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm # Reply

      I wonder if that is the same concert my parents went to? I remember I lived in Oakhurst, NJ but Woodbridge isn’t too far away. My parents were huge fans of the Carpenters and they went to see them in NJ or maybe NY in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I wish they had taken me!

  41. Elizabeth L December 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm # Reply

    Hello, all. I was in the cello section of the CSULB orchestra that accompanied the Carpenters on Dec. 3, 1978, and only realized recently that this was their last live concert together. What an honor! Does anyone have a copy of the program by any chance?

  42. Rob Pool December 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm # Reply

    I was in high school in Long Beach, CA during the early seventies. Our orchestra director said they needed violin players for the orchestra for a Carpenters benefit concert at CSULB. I was chosen. We had one rehearsal and then the concert. It had to be either 1971 (probably) or 1972. Anybody have any idea when?

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm # Reply


      The band played a benefit at CSU Long Beach on Dec 12, 1970, according to that day’s Los Angeles Times advert.

      Hope this helps!


  43. Laureen Bennett January 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm # Reply

    I was just watching a show about Karens death and i remembered as a young girl taking a tour of PLU and saw red and pink balloons all over campus and was told it was for the carpenters concert to be performed the next day.I just found this tour schedule and saw the concert was on May 3rd 1973. I was there.May 2nd. SO cool!

    • Laureen Bennett January 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm # Reply

      I was 11 years old. Am surprised I even remembered it i might add.hI nO

  44. Ted Butanowicz January 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm # Reply

    I saw the Carpenters live in Cleveland, Ohio. It had to be in the late 60’s or early 70’s.
    It was downtown in a old converted movie theater but I can’t find any reference of the performance. Can anyone help?

  45. John Tkacik January 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm # Reply

    According to the biography LITTLE GIRL BLUE, they performed a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall on May 14, 1971.

    In the Summer of 1974, they performed in a concert with the Boston Pops that was taped & televised in August 1974.

  46. Liz February 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm # Reply

    This is great I believe they were at o’keefe Centre in Toronto Ontario , Canada on June 25th 1977

  47. Steve Arnett February 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm # Reply

    My wife and I saw Karen and Richard at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium on the Texas Tech campus. I have seen two lists so far and neither included that concert. It would have been between 1974 and 1977 when we got married.

    • admin February 19, 2016 at 7:46 am # Reply

      I will include it in the list here if you can come up with the exact date and some sort of proof of performance such as a ticket stub or official website listing.

  48. john roper February 18, 2016 at 9:50 am # Reply

    I was at Blackpool in Nov 76


  49. Martyn February 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm # Reply

    I saw the Carpenters on February 27th, 1974 at the Odeon in Birmingham, England. How do I know? I still have the ticket stub.

    • admin February 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm # Reply

      Thank you for the info Martyn.

      • Joe Fox February 29, 2016 at 11:15 am # Reply

        “Aug. 13-19th Los Angeles, California, University Studios”
        Hi : I believe this should be: “Universal Studios”.

        btw–My favorite live concert to view is 1974 “Budokan” – with Karen wearing the “Raggedy-Ann” demin outfit.

        She just looks so relaxed, PRETTY, & happy.

        The casual & relaxed outfit was probably a nice change for her, rather than those frilly, lacey, “old lady” dresses that she had to wear during the more formal occasions.

        Offstage, I’ll bet she preferred simply wearing jeans, boots, a casual top (and chewing gum!)…given the choice (i.e. as seen in the Budokan rehearsal footage). Can anyone confirm?

        The world misses you, Karen!

        • michael July 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm # Reply

          Back then it was known as the Universal Ampitheatre, it was an outdoor venue. Many years later they overhauled it and added a roof. I was very fortunate to have been in attendance. This was my first concert, I was seventeen!

    • Maureen Knight September 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm # Reply

      I was also at that concert. Remember queuing overnight for tickets. I believe Gallagher and Lyle were the support act?

  50. Scott Canfield March 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm # Reply

    Rochester NY 11/23 1971 at the community war memorial .

    • Scott Canfield March 6, 2016 at 8:54 pm # Reply

      I can send you a newspaper ad and a review from the Rochester Times Union from 11/24/ 1971

  51. John Winter March 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm # Reply

    I remember seeing the carpenters at the State Fair Grounds in Great Falls Montana in the early 1970s. Sorry I can’t remember the year or month although I think it was in the fall.

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:20 pm # Reply


      The Carpenters, along with Anne Murray, played the Montana State Fairgrounds on Jul 31, 1971.

      The show was reviewed in the next day’s Great Falls Tribune newspaper.


  52. Kelliesnyderpugh March 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm # Reply

    October 5th 1972 Boise state college gym for my 12 th Birthday Present it was magical to me to hear the songs live that I loved.

  53. Terry and Sue Ann McDonell March 20, 2016 at 10:22 am # Reply

    My bride and I also attended their 1971 concert at Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Many thanks for your list! They have a special place in our hearts, as Karen was born only two weeks before my wife!

  54. Nancy B Boyd May 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm # Reply

    I saw the Carpenters at the Air Force Academy sometime between Fall 1970 and Fall of 1973, but I don’t see it on the list.

    • KC January 8, 2017 at 9:25 am # Reply

      Yes, I was the 13 year old.boy in attendance standing in front of.her as she sang to “just”.me.

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm # Reply

      Hi, Nancy,

      Karen and Richard played the Academy on Apr 29, 1973.



  55. Sheylyn Jaymes May 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm # Reply

    I was so blessed to attend their January 21st 1972 concert at Grady Gammage at ASU. My boyfriend at the time had gotten tickets for my birthday present. Karen and Richard opened for John Denver. I remember she wore blue overalls with a white shirt and her hair was about shoulder length. I remember being impressed with her drum playing, and of course her voice knocked us all out. Their performance was fairly laid back and very delightful They were only on about 30-40 minutes. The whole show was phenominal. It was in my top 5 best birthday presents ever! I still have the program book about them.

  56. Karin Bergthold May 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm # Reply

    I saw the carpenters in January 1973 in Omaha Nebraska. I did not see that concert listed. I still have the souvenir.

  57. joyce June 4, 2016 at 6:03 am # Reply

    Hi – Watched a programme on the Carpenters recently on TV and it triggered memories of the concert at the London Palladium – Capital Radio’s “Help a London Child Appeal” which we were fortunate enough to attend Tickets were exchanged earlier in the week by taking toys to Capital Radio. As you can imagine the queues were very long and extended round the block but well worth the time and effort as was a “never to be forgotten” occasion listening to Karen’s sublime voice and a one off memorable experience. Unfortunately my memory of the date of this event has escaped me – I think it was November but not sure whether 1975 or 1976. Would really appreciate help on this.

    • Saint Wayne October 8, 2016 at 11:27 am # Reply

      Yes, the toys-for-tickets was in 1976.
      I was the fellow with the beard in the
      Santa Claus costume who worked for
      Karen Carpenter.
      Aloha, Saint Wayne

  58. Jeffery Weaver June 8, 2016 at 5:54 pm # Reply

    I went to their concert at the Air Force Academy in April, 1974 while attending the USAFA Prep School.

  59. lee stone June 10, 2016 at 10:11 am # Reply

    Dayton, Ohio, Wed. Nov. 10th, 1971 first date with my husband of 42 yrs!

    University of Dayton Arena

  60. Cathy Gerstenschlager June 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm # Reply

    My husband and I attended a concert April 7 1973 in San Antonio Texas. I still have the program.

  61. Gayle McGee July 9, 2016 at 4:03 am # Reply

    Didn’t they perform in Massachusetts at the Brockton Fair in the 70’s?
    I could have sworn I heard them playing when I was not even a teen then.
    Could someone confirm this memory, or not confirm it for me, please?
    Thank you, Gayle.

    • Norman Allie October 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm # Reply

      Hey Gayle – YES – I was there. I do not know the date, but I remember it. It was a nighttime concert remember? I remember sitting in the Grandstand at night, watching her play the drums. I have been wanting to find the date but nobody seems to know.

    • Brian Burgoyne November 19, 2018 at 2:26 am # Reply

      Yes they did. 1970 or 1971. With Paul Revere and the Raiders. I was up against the stage between Karen and Richard. Both bands were excellent. Will never forget Karen.


  62. Dennis July 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm # Reply

    Like many, I grew up with the Carpenters. But, unless I’m mistaken, I recall seeing them during one of the summer months in 1967 or 1968, in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds. It wasn’t a sophisticated stage or production.

    Am I recalling this correctly?

    • admin September 30, 2016 at 5:37 am # Reply

      The Fair Grounds appearance was in 1971. In 1967 and 1968 they were basically only doing local gigs in the Los Angeles, CA area. They did not become famous until the late summer part of 1970.

  63. Paul September 13, 2016 at 4:18 am # Reply

    I attended one of the the July, 1975, Carpenters’ concerts at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto with my wife Olga and her family members.
    At one point Karen came off the stage and walked down the aisle into the audience. She stopped right beside me, since I had an aisle seat, sang a little while just feet from where I sat and made eye contact. It was an intimate moment and felt like she was serenading me!
    This a very special memory, since “We’ve only Just Begun” was the chosen bridal dance song for our wedding in August of 1972., as it was for countless weddings of that era.
    sadly, both Karen and Olga have passed, but memories of both live on, forever linked in song and mind, deep within my heart.

  64. Ed Hesner September 17, 2016 at 7:25 am # Reply

    I attended a Carpenters performance in a tavern (believe it or not) east of Seattle, an area called Eastgate. Man, I wish I could remember the date. Must have been in 1970 or maybe 1971. At the time, my best friend happened to work in this tavern, and he invited me to come over because he knew I liked the Carpenters. He got me in to the place for free. After the performance, I actually got an opportunity to sit down in a booth with Karen and talk to her for a few minutes. Today I have a large size ticket from a previous performance that was autographed for me by Karen, Richard, and all three of the original band members. It’s one of my very few prized possessions. I also attended the Carpenters concert at Washington State University in 1973 when I was a student there. It was a great concert, as I’m sure all of their concerts were.

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm # Reply


      The duo played three nights at the Impact Tavern in Bellevue, near Seattle: Jul 30-Aug 01, 1971.

      Hope this helps!


  65. Manny September 21, 2016 at 5:35 am # Reply

    The Nov 2 and 3, 1977 concert in Manila Philippines didnt pushed through…..the manila dates for the 1975 concerts were among those cancelled due to Karen’s health, but back then it was reported that they met an accodent

  66. Helen September 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm # Reply

    I am almost positive I saw the Carpenters in Fort Worth in 1971 at Will Rogers Coliseum. It was my first concert. I wish I had my ticket stub but I know I saw them that year.

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 11:54 am # Reply


      The duo played the Tarrant County Convention Center on Oct 23, 1971.


  67. Gail October 2, 2016 at 6:27 am # Reply

    We had tickets to see the carpenters in the Liverpool empire (U.K.) which was cancelled due to her ill health. Think this was 1982 ????

  68. Bryan November 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm # Reply

    I saw The Carpenters and Paul Williams October 13th 1976 at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. Absolutely one of the best concerts I have ever been to. Karen ‘s voice is to this day my absolute most favorite female vocalist.

  69. Brian November 10, 2016 at 9:30 am # Reply

    I saw them April 17th at the Jacksonville, Florida, Auditorium with my wife of almost 40 years now, whom I was dating. Great show.

  70. Stephen Walsh November 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm # Reply

    My twin brother and I saw The Carpenters in Portland Oregon at the Civic Auditorium. It must have been the May 6, 1973 performance. It was our first concert and I am happy to say that I am still a fan and we both still love The Carpenters. She had a delicious voice that touched your heart. Such a loss. I was watching a show Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters and I was amazed that Close to You hit it big in 1970 – dear god she was only 20. I could not have handled the fame, the focus and the intensity of that kind of stress. Bless her heart and bless your heart too for putting together this list of concerts.

  71. Lane December 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm # Reply

    Both my Wife and myself remember going to a Carpenter’s concert in Kearney, Nebraska in 1970. We didn’t know each other at the time. We think it was in the spring at then Kearney State College, Cushing Colleseum. It is still Cushing, but UNK, University of Nebraska at Kearney. Our daughter is a professor there.

  72. Dana Goetz December 12, 2016 at 2:51 pm # Reply

    The University in Wisconsin is Oshkosh and the county for Madison is Dane County. I saw Karen in an elevator in Milwaukee back in 1974. She was hiding behind a gentleman and looked very thin. She was not only a very talented woman, she was a sweet person too.

  73. Evelyn T December 15, 2016 at 6:45 pm # Reply

    I’m not sure of the date but it was 1971-time frame in Las Vegas, NV. It was when Ed McMahon was the warm-up comedian. For some reason, a special very small table was set up and my husband and I were seated at it. Ed McMahon, upon his entrance, came right to our table, asked me to stand and asked the standard ‘who are you and where are you from’ questions. Then he kissed me and continued his journey to the stage. I have always wondered if I was set up because at one time I sang with Danny Woodhams, an original to their group.

  74. Ray Weber December 28, 2016 at 11:56 am # Reply

    My first concert ever was The Carpenters at the Arie Crown Theatre in 1973. Karen I believe is the finest female vocalist EVER!!! Tragic how she died so young.

  75. Larry December 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm # Reply

    I saw The Carpenters at Westbury Music Fair NY.

    I’m not sure of the year but it was very early during their success.

    I do remember a few things about the show I went to, including Richard mentioning the 4 B’s. Bach, Beethoven, Beatles and Beach Boys

  76. Darin Carney January 12, 2017 at 7:09 am # Reply

    My parents took me too see The Carpenters on October 20th1971 in Wichita Kansas at Henry Levitt Arena. I’ll never forget becsuse it was my first concert and I’ve always loved The Carpenters! When they were singing Close To You, my Mom leaned over to me and told me they were singing about me. I thought it was such a sweet little lie.
    I can send you a pic of the poster, i just found it online today.

  77. Sheree Crotty January 22, 2017 at 7:59 am # Reply

    The Carpenters performed at the Roanoke Civic Center 1971. I ended up on stage to participate in a joke with Doug Strawn, then met Karen & Richard backstage.

  78. howard bancroft February 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm # Reply

    i went to the concert in Blackpool nov 1976 it ws amazing

  79. Jim February 27, 2017 at 10:10 am # Reply

    I was fortunate to see them at the war memorial in Johnstown Pa.
    In about 1976 I am sure I just can’t pin the date I was sitting less than ten feet from the stage on the left side. I got into a conversation with the gentleman next to me and he said he would get me their autographs as he turned out to be their road manager. I not only did get a signed photo but was able to take pictures of them from my seat and have some of her leaving the stage and singing out front. I still have the pictures but gave the signed photo away(dumb) it is my hope you will be able to find the concert date. thanks,

    • admin July 12, 2017 at 6:06 am # Reply

      Jim, I will be adding the info about the 1976 War Memorial concert soon.

  80. Rhonda April 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm # Reply

    I saw The Carpenters in Odessa Texas. In either 1972 or 1973. I was in junior high school and some of us were chosen to sing the chorus to “Sing’ on stage with them. Did I just dream this? I thought others might have had the same experience?

    • Anna December 4, 2018 at 6:14 am # Reply

      They quite often had local kids on stage singing, which I always thought was really nice. Did you get to be part of the chorus? That must’ve been a wonderful experience!

    • hubieg May 10, 2019 at 11:48 am # Reply

      Hi, Rhonda,

      The Odessa show was Apr 01, 1973, at the Taylor County Coliseum with Skiles and Henderson opening.



  81. Debra Harris June 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm # Reply

    the hubby and I remember seeing them when we were dating, believe it was 77 or 78 in Jacksonville, Fl…just were talking about this tonight and wanted to look up “when” it was…can’t find it on your schedule though??

  82. Frank February 9, 2018 at 9:16 am # Reply

    Thanks for listing so many concerts! My very first concert was The Carpenters in 1973 (11/22/73 Macon, GA). I‘ve wondered for years the exact date and NOW I know! I went with a friend who not only was smart and capable enough to get tickets ( we were only 10 – I was clueless) but figured out that if we went backstage after the concert and saw them close up as Richard and Karen were leaving the concert ( we were among many fans looking through a metal fence but I will ALWAYS remember how Karen smiled and waved to fans. She looked beautiful and happy ! ) I can’t remember specific songs from concert (again I was only ten years old ) but I’m pretty sure we heard “Top of the World” because I remember saying to others how much I liked that song which was a hot on radio around same time as concert. I do remember walking around during “oldies songs” part of concert since wasn’t into songs but remember looking for Karen who seemed to be adding a lot to whatever band was singing (I think it was “Book of Love” that I was watching her sing ). Anyway what a fantastic group that I feel priveledged to have heard live. So sad Karen’s angelic voice cannot be experienced in live performances anymore.

    • chris Mara August 2, 2018 at 11:01 pm # Reply

      Wow, I was wondering if she like the “oldies” as I am an old Doo Wopper my self. “Book of love” was one of the best. Thanks for answering that question for me.

  83. Donna March 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm # Reply

    I was at the April 23, 1971 concert in Lubbock Texas. I was 12 and sat on the 3rd row with my older sister. This was my first concert and to this day I do not know how my daddy scored those tickets!

  84. Robin April 5, 2018 at 9:16 am # Reply

    June 27th Knoxville, TN with my friend Karen. We had just graduated from 9th grade.

    • Carolyn van Aalst August 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm # Reply

      Saw The Carpenters at The Circle Star Theater in 1973. It was my first concert and I went with the orchestra from my junior high. I will forever remember this concert and how wonderful it was. Still love their songs.

    • Douglas Carlson February 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm # Reply

      I attended The Carpenters concert on August 6th, 1976 at the O’keefe Centre in Toronto. I had a good seat in the first row of the first balcony. My main memories of this fantastic concert were Karen playing the drums, and Karen singing while walking down the corridor on the main floor—getting close to her fans and audience. Wonderful memory!!!

  85. chris Mara August 1, 2018 at 7:24 pm # Reply

    I was lucky enough to have seen them on April 13, 1974 at the “Westbury Music Theater” on Long Island, N.Y.
    And She talked to us. I didn’t realize it then, but it has become one of the most precious moments of my life. My wife
    and I sat front row, center isle on two folding chairs. Maybe 10 feet from the stage (a long story, only in N.Y.). When
    “The Angel Of Music” came out and saw us there she said “Oh you must be one of the parents”. A local elementary
    school choir accompanied them on the song “Sing, Sing a Song” and she assumed we where the parents of one of
    the children.
    She was still in her best health then and she looked absolutely stunning.They where even better live then on the recordings.
    You cant say that for all bands. I feel especially close to her now and I am obsessed with her. She has THE most beautiful voice
    I ever heard. When I listen to her now I never listen to the big hits they had. I try to find new ones. I recently found a song called
    “EVE” which she record at the young age of 18 or 19. It was written by Richard and it highlights her unique vocals perfectly. Its
    important to remember that a great deal of thier success was due to Richard’s extreme talent. Some of my other lesser known
    favorites are “Make believe its your first time” ( my all time favorite) “You” (with the magical line “and since its all true how can
    anyone mean more to me than you”. The best rendition ever of “Don’t cry for me Argentina” and “Solitaire”. If you haven’t heard
    these treat you self and listen to them on Youtube. Sorry to ramble but I am obsessed.

  86. Scott Baker August 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm # Reply

    April 6, 1973 Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus in Dallas, TX. My sister and I saw the Caprenters live, sitting just above the stage on stage-left. I believe the opening act was comedians Skiles and Henderson. Karen started out playing the drums and then turned them over to Cubby O’Brien (former original mouseketeer) while she sang front and center. Great memories.

  87. Randy Hinkle August 26, 2018 at 8:17 am # Reply

    DuQuoin Illinois State Fair. Last two weeks of August
    To Labor Day. Can’t remember exactly what year
    Think it might be 1971.1972 or 1973
    Best guess. Thanks for helping us solve this

  88. Tracy M Verrone August 27, 2018 at 5:27 am # Reply

    July 12th 1972 Johnstown PA. My first concert, I was 8. Karen was remarkable! I lived seeing her play the drums!

  89. Andrea Moor September 3, 2018 at 9:14 pm # Reply

    I saw them in Oct. 1973. Nobody ever played here in Bangor, Me. It was my 1st concert…And what a show. It would have been even better had someone not put their hand up in front of me as I was taking a picture of Karen. It was blurred but you could make out her green print dress with the wide white belt waving to the crowd!

  90. kenn b. September 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm # Reply

    In college I attended (and took photos) for student newspaper of Carp concert April 19, 1973 on campus of Mizzou: Univ of Missouri – Columbia.

  91. Jim September 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm # Reply

    I was at her concert at the Air Force Academy in April 1975.

  92. Rich Cunningham October 6, 2018 at 9:54 am # Reply

    I saw them at the San Diego Sports Arena May 18th, 1973. I was in the Navy then, going though school at the base nearby. I have been in boot camp there during the winter, and when we marched around, I could the sign on the special services building advertising their concert on that date. I got my ticket and walked down to it. It was my first concert so I didn’t know what to expect. I don’t recall an opening act but was impressed with Karen’s drumming. They had just released Here and Now, so that was the majority of the songs. After the concert, I walked across the street to the Tower Records that was there, and I bought the cassette of it. As I was walking back to the base, I looked over in the parking lot (which had emptied out) and there were a couple of cars racing around it, burning rubber, typical hot rod stuff. As I was waiting to cross the street at Rosecrans, a red car that had been burning rubber in the parking lot stopped at the red light there. Turns out it was Karen and Richard in the same car that was on the album cover. Wow….I have always kicked my self for not trying to thumb a ride with them……

    • Rich Cunningham October 6, 2018 at 9:57 am # Reply

      I meant the album was Now and Then…….

  93. Kevin Talley October 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm # Reply

    I went to the Evansville Indiana concert with my mother but it was at Roberts stadium.

  94. Melissa Becker October 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm # Reply

    I saw them in Wichita Falls, Texas in the 70s at the auditorium. That’s not listed at all.

  95. Dennis Hermannes November 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm # Reply

    The Carpenters came to Meramec Community College in Kirkwood, MO (a suburb of St Louis) in November of 1973. It had to be the day before or after their concert at the Kiel Opera House in St Louis proper on November 16, 1973. It’s not listed on your list of conerts. My wife and I were there that night.

  96. Steve Curlee November 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm # Reply

    The Carpenters performed at the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum on the Auburn University (AL) campus on November 16, 1971. Tickets were $3/$4/$5. I was there.

  97. Cathy Den December 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm # Reply

    I attended a concert in Liverpool at the Empire Theatre had to be 1970 or 1971

  98. Roy Archibald December 6, 2018 at 10:11 pm # Reply

    I was so glad to find this site. Through the years I had forgotten the exact date, so thanks for this site. I’ve been a fan since I first heard her voice. I was at the Nov. 18th, 1973 – Memphis, Tennessee, concert. Only it was at the Mid South Coliseum, not College. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I bet that angelic voice would be the same today.

  99. Steve December 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm # Reply

    Add this to your list.
    Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland.
    August 15th, 1976.

    Shady Grove Music Theater, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
    5 night run.
    June 15th – 20th, 1977
    CANCELLED (all shows)
    Had 3rd row for the 10:30 pm show.

  100. David Carroll January 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm # Reply

    They also played Chattanooga’s Memorial Auditorium on 11/4/71. Sellout crowd.

  101. Teresa Davis February 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm # Reply

    Oct 28 1973 was in Evansville but not st university of Evansville it was held in Roberts stadium.

  102. GARY JONES February 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm # Reply

    Carpenters had a concert in the spring of 1971 in Brookings S.D. Can’t remember the date.

  103. barbara penfold March 25, 2019 at 11:49 am # Reply

    Hi I’m in the uk and as a young girl back in 1973 or thereabouts
    I’m convinced that I went to see them at the royal festival
    Hall in London I have no other info than that
    I was sure Karen wore a red trouser outfit

  104. Joey Hunting April 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm # Reply

    I’ll never forget seeing my doll Karen Carpenter at Universal Studios in 1973. I had the biggest crush on her and her voice. She was so beautiful. Amazing, I can still smell the perfume of the gal sitting next to me! I was only 9 years old and loved Karen and Richard. Ironically I wound up having a #1 with Billy Joel years later as a guitar player and have worked with so many of my idols since childhood. I wish I could have worked with Richard and Karen. Another irony, my first album I recorded was in studio A at A&M with Mick Jones from Foreigner. Studio B was the Carpenters room “The Crystal Room”. Very special people and timeless recordings. I remember standing on the steps of A&M with Herb Alpert who was such a nice guy listening to his latest cuts which was really cool because I loved the Tijuana Brass as well and had listened to them at age 5! God bless Karen, what a doll.

  105. Lloyd Tarrell June 16, 2019 at 12:57 pm # Reply

    I saw the Carpenters at UW Platteville in Platteville, WI in 1972 or 1973. Was anyone else there?

  106. Dave Reynolds June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am # Reply

    I clearly remember seeing the Carpenters in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1973 (I think; MAY have been early 74). It was at the Pan American Center which was new at that time, and a superior venue to anything in El Paso. Many of the major concerts came through Las Cruces in that era.

    In reviewing your list, I don’t see any dates for Las Cruces, but do see one for El Paso in early 74. Either the NM date was excluded altogether ~or~ the 1974 date was in Las Cruces instead of El Paso. The two cities are only about 30-40 minutes from each other.

  107. Bleekman Pamela July 17, 2019 at 11:40 am # Reply

    The Carpenter’s were my first concert. On August 3rd my Dad drove my mother and I to to the Coliseum in Fort Wayne Indiana. I enjoyed watching. It was so much fun!

  108. Terry August 22, 2019 at 9:27 pm # Reply

    They performed two shows with Anne Murray at the Great Falls State Fair in Montana on 31 July 1971.

  109. Jim August 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm # Reply

    I recall seeing the carpenters at Meremac community college in Kirkwood Missouri in the gymnasium around 1969

  110. Ranee Davis September 11, 2019 at 4:36 am # Reply

    I saw them in Redding California at the Civic Auditorium. It is not listed here. I believe it was 1972

  111. Stephen Schweyen October 3, 2019 at 11:03 pm # Reply

    Attended concert in Minot, N.D. about 1970.

  112. Michael Priestley October 11, 2019 at 10:34 am # Reply

    I saw the Carpenter’s October 23re, 1976 in Norman, OK @ the Lloyd Noble Arena (BOOMER SOONER YA’LL!) and was fortunate to get Karen’s autograph on the back of the program as she was coming out of the building into the waiting limo…..priceless…

  113. Lawrence K Nahalea October 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm # Reply

    I was at The Neil Blaisdell Center on June 14, 1974, with some good friends, and will never forget how beautiful the music was. I was devastated when Karen lost her life and when my son was wrestling in High school, the coach always had his boys compete at a level below their weight which forced them to develop eating disorder habits. I told him the story about Karen, pulled him out of wrestling, which infuriated the coach, but I have a son today who is healthy and happy and has given me 3 wonderful grandchildren as a result.

    • Cindy Howes December 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm # Reply

      I was in attendance at the November 13, 1973 concert at Western Illnois University in Macomb, Illinois, where I was attending as a Freshman. Thank you for refreshing my memory as to the date.

  114. Helen Redfern November 18, 2019 at 9:48 am # Reply

    I remember seeing them on Liverpool Empire in the 70s. Not on your list. It was my first gig and was with my mum and dad. Apparently my eyes were out on stalks with wonder. Remember seeing Karen on her transparent drum kit!

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