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Venue: Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto ON
Date: August 3, 1983
Members Of The Band
John Wetton (Vocals and Bass)
Steve Howe (Guitar and Vocals)
Carl Palmer (Drums and Percussion)
Geoff Downes (Keyboards and Vocals)
Comments: Exact date of concert is not known. I originally had it as August 31, 1983. Setlist.fm has it as July 12, 1983 and a site listing Kingswood Music Theatre concerts has the date as August 3. Since it is entirely possible I made a typo when first entering the information way back when I opted for the August 3rd date. 1983 was the inaugural year for Canada’s Wonderland, where the Kingswood Music Theatre is located. I would attend many concerts at the open air venue over the years.
On this particular night I went with two friends, anxious to see these four titans of prog rock sharing a single stage. Their debut album had stormed up the charts due in no small part to the lead single “The Heat of the Moment”. While the band quickly wore thin for me in intervening years, I enjoyed this particular summer evening listening to four musicians rediscovering their love of playing live once again with their new band mates. All in all, a fantastic concert.
Only Time Will Tell
The Last To Know
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Here Comes the Feeling
Heat of the Moment