Eliminator Tour

The Eliminator Tour was a concert tour by American rock band ZZ Top. Presented by Schlitz Beer, the tour took place in the North America and Europe. The set list featured material from the band's past studio albums.

Eliminator Tour
Tour by ZZ Top
ZZTop EliminatorPoster
LocationNorth America, Europe
Associated albumEliminator
Start dateMay 6, 1983
End dateFebruary 12, 1984
ZZ Top concert chronology


The tour followed the March 1983 release of the band's album Eliminator and began on May 12, 1983 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Quiet Riot was the opening act in June 1983 and was booed in Kansas City. Jon Bon Jovi opened in St. Louis in June 1983 perhaps due to the unfavorable response in Kansas City earlier that same month.

Sammy Hagar was the opening act in July and August, one of the highlights was being joined on stage by Brad Delp from the band Boston at the Worcester Centrum show (they performed Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"). Quiet Riot again joined the tour for the Canadian leg in September.[1]


Set list

  1. "Got Me Under Pressure"
  2. "I Got The Six"
  3. "Gimme All Your Lovin'"
  4. "Waitin' For The Bus"
  5. "Jesus Just Left Chicago"
  6. "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"
  7. "Francine"
  8. "Sharp Dressed Man"
  9. "Legs"
  10. "Ten Foot Pole"
  11. "TV Dinners"
  12. "Manic Mechanic"
  13. "A Fool For Your Stockings"
  14. "Heard It On The X"
  15. "Pearl Necklace"
  16. "Cheap Sunglasses"
  17. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"
  18. "Dust My Broom"
  19. "Just Got Paid"
  20. "Arrested for Driving While Blind"
  21. "Party On The Patio"
  22. "Tube Snake Boogie"
  23. "Jailhouse Rock"
  24. "La Grange"
  25. "Tush"

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
Leg 1: arenas and stadiums in the United States
May 6, 1983 Shreveport, Louisiana United States Hirsch Memorial Coliseum Danny Johnson & the Bandits 8,642 / 10,300 $99,383
May 7, 1983 Lake Charles, Louisiana Lake Charles Civic Center N/A N/A
May 12, 1983 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum Sammy Hagar
May 13, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum 9,522 / 9,931 $109,503
May 14, 1983 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum 9,413 / 9,413 $108,249
May 15, 1983 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Memorial Arena N/A N/A
May 19, 1983 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
May 20, 1983 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
May 21, 1983 Atlanta The Omni
May 22, 1983 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum 7,583 / 9,000 $87,204
May 25, 1983 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center N/A N/A
May 27, 1983 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
May 28, 1983 Orlando, Florida Tangerine Bowl
(Rock Super Bowl XVIII)
Triumph, Sammy Hagar 20,134 / 50,000 $325,617
May 29, 1983 Hollywood, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium Sammy Hagar, Foghat N/A N/A
June 1, 1983 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center Sammy Hagar
June 2, 1983 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
June 3, 1983 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Stadium Blackfoot 6,080 / 8,500 $68,266
June 4, 1983 Indianapolis Market Square Arena Zebra 12,021 / 12,500 $126,211
June 5, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall Sammy Hagar 15,153 / 15,153 $162,210
June 8, 1983 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum 6,916 / 10,000 $72,618
June 9, 1983 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion 8,000 / 8,000 $96,000
June 10, 1983 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena Quiet Riot 10,431 / 17,278 $119,956
June 11, 1983 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium N/A N/A
June 12, 1983 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
June 14, 1983 Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks
June 15, 1983
June 17, 1983 Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center
June 19, 1983 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
June 21, 1983 Reno, Nevada Centennial Coliseum
June 23, 1983 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
June 24, 1983 Inglewood, California The Forum
June 25, 1983 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
June 27, 1983 Fresno, California Selland Arena
June 28, 1983 Las Vegas Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts
June 30, 1983 San Francisco Cow Palace
July 2, 1983 Honolulu Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
July 8, 1983 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center Zebra
July 9, 1983 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
July 13, 1983 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena 2,911 / 8,000 $29,110
July 15, 1983 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon Sammy Hagar N/A N/A
July 16, 1983 Detroit Joe Louis Arena Blackfoot 12,504 / 15,900 $155,766
July 17, 1983 Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne Coliseum Sammy Hagar 7,364 / 9,672 $76,325
July 18, 1983 Richfield, Ohio Coliseum at Richfield N/A N/A
July 20, 1983 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22, 1983 Philadelphia The Spectrum
July 23, 1983 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
July 24, 1983 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum 17,176 / 19,800 $191,083
July 25, 1983
July 27, 1983 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center N/A N/A
July 28, 1983 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
July 29, 1983 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
July 30, 1983 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
July 31, 1983 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
August 2, 1983 Binghamton, New York Broome County Arena
August 4, 1983 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
August 5, 1983 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre Kick Axe
August 6, 1983 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre Sammy Hagar
August 7, 1983 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope Convention Hall
August 11, 1983 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center Krokus
August 12, 1983 Mecosta, Michigan Northern Star Live Stage Zebra
August 13, 1983 Bridgeport, Michigan Bridgeport High School Football Field Cheap Trick, Zebra
Leg 2: auditoriums and stadiums in Europe
August 18, 1983 Dublin Ireland SFX Concert Hall N/A N/A
August 20, 1983 Leicestershire England Donington Park
(Monsters of Rock)
Twisted Sister, Dio
Leg 3: arenas and amphitheaters in North America
September 1, 1983 Allentown, Pennsylvania United States Allentown Fair Kix N/A N/A
September 2, 1983 Toledo, Ohio Centennial Hall Axe
September 3, 1983 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 4, 1983 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Center Quiet Riot
September 8, 1983 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
September 9, 1983 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Poplar Creek Music Theatre
September 10, 1983 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
September 11, 1983 Vaughan, Ontario Canada Kingswood Music Theatre Grand Alliance
September 14, 1983 Huntsville, Alabama United States Von Braun Civic Center
September 15, 1983 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum
September 16, 1983 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
September 17, 1983 Tallahassee, Florida Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
September 18, 1983 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex
September 21, 1983 Glens Falls, New York Glens Falls Civic Center Duke Jupiter
September 23, 1983 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania City Island Kix
September 24, 1983 New York City Madison Square Garden Bon Jovi
September 25, 1983 Worcester The Centrum Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 12,618 / 12,618 $149,096
September 29, 1983 Dallas Reunion Arena Albert King 51,605 / 51,605 $669,573
September 30, 1983
October 1, 1983
October 2, 1983 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Ratt N/A N/A
October 4, 1983 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum Rocky Hill
October 5, 1983 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 17,369 / 17,369 $212,756
October 7, 1983 Houston The Summit 49,222 / 49,222 $640,076
October 8, 1983
October 9, 1983
Leg 4: auditoriums and arenas in Europe
October 19, 1983 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium Wendy & the Rocketts N/A N/A
October 20, 1983 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
October 21, 1983 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
October 23, 1983 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Teatret
October 25, 1983 Berlin Germany Eissporthalle
October 26, 1983 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
October 27, 1983 Rüsselsheim Walter-Köbel-Halle
October 28, 1983 Munich Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
October 29, 1983 Hamburg Congress Centrum
October 30, 1983
October 31, 1983 Würzburg Carl-Diem-Halle
November 1, 1983 Ludwigshafen Eberthalle
November 3, 1983 Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis France Palais des Sports
November 4, 1983 Clermont-Ferrand Maison des Sports
November 8, 1983 Grenoble Palais des Sports
November 10, 1983 Toulouse Palais des Sports
November 11, 1983 Bordeaux Patinoire de Mériadeck
November 12, 1983 Nantes Chapiteau
November 13, 1983 Dijon Palais des Sports
November 15, 1983 Brussels Belgium Cirque Royal
November 16, 1983 Lille France Espace de la Foire
November 19, 1983 Leeds England University of Leeds Refectory
November 20, 1983 Hanley, Staffordshire Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
November 22, 1983 Manchester Apollo Theatre
November 23, 1983 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
November 24, 1983 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
November 25, 1983 Birmingham England Odeon Theatre
November 27, 1983 London Hammersmith Odeon
November 28, 1983
November 30, 1983 Wembley Arena Girlschool
Leg 5: arenas in the United States
January 12, 1984 Phoenix, Arizona United States Veterans Memorial Coliseum Night Ranger N/A N/A
January 13, 1984 Las Cruces, New Mexico Pan American Center
January 14, 1984 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
January 15, 1984 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Community Center 8,590 / 9,713 $115,965
January 18, 1984 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center N/A N/A
January 19, 1984 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
January 20, 1984 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
January 21, 1984 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
January 22, 1984 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
January 24, 1984 Rapid City, South Dakota Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
January 28, 1984 Billings, Montana Yellowstone METRA
January 29, 1984 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
January 31, 1984 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
February 1, 1984 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
February 2, 1984 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
February 3, 1984 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
February 5, 1984 Missoula, Montana United States Adams Center
February 8, 1984 Rockford, Illinois Rockford MetroCentre Eric Martin Band
February 9, 1984 Notre Dame, Indiana Athletic and Convocation Center Arena
February 10, 1984 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
February 11, 1984 Fayetteville, Arkansas Barnhill Arena
February 12, 1984 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum Night Ranger, Eric Martin Band


  1. ^ Sammy Hagar opened at least one show earlier in the tour in Knoxville on May 14, 1983 at The Civic Colosseum. Date, venue, time and Mid-South Productions are on the ticket stubs.
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