ORION TOUR DATES
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SHOW DATES 1979
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September

29th.....Athens Ala(FIRST SHOW)


October

9th.....Bowling Green KY
Runaways

10th.....Dothan Ala
Carraige House

12th.....Washington NC

13th.....Newbern NC

14th.....Goldsboro NC

22nd.....Athens Ga
23th.....Athens Ga
24th.....Athens Ga
25th.....Athens Ga
26th.....Athens Ga
27th.....Athens Ga
Athens Fair

November

8th.....Louisville KY
9th.....Louisville KY
10th.....Louisville KY
Butch Cassidys Club

13th.....Bowling Green KY
Runaways

17th.....Moulton Ala
Lawrence County Colisium

23rd.....Dickson TN
VFW Club

24th.....Buras LA
The Happy Cajun Club

December

13th.....Goldsboro NC
(private show 1pm)

14th.....Huntsville Ala
Plush Horse Club

20th.....Pulaski TN

28th.....Jasper Ala
Jasper City Auditorium

29th.....Lewisburg TN

31st.....Dickson TN

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JANUARY 1980

11th.....Columbia. KY
Adair County High School

19th.....Florence, AL
Florence Lauderdale Coliseum

25th.....Cleveland, TN
American Legion Club




FEBURARY 1980

14th.....Kalamazoo, MI
Howard Chenery Auditorium

15th.....Port Huron, MI
McMorran Memorial Auditorium

16th.....Lansing, MI
Civic Center Arenna

17th.....Rochester, MI
Oakland University Field House

21st.....Dothan, AL
Dothan Civic Center

22nd.....McComb, MS
McComb High School

23rd.....Buras, LA
The Happy Cajun Club

24th.....Jefferson, LA
The Branding Iron Club

28th.....Beckley, West Virginia
El Cid Club/NOTE: CANCELED CLUB BURN DOWN

29th.....McMinnville, TN
Civic Auditorium



MARCH 1980

1st.....Athens, AL
Athens Middle School Auditorium

7th.....Moulton AL

15th.....Waldorf, Maryland
Thomas Stone High School Auditorium

20th.....Huntsville, AL
Jet Star Club

22nd.....Louisville, Ky.
Butch Cassidy's Night Club

23rd.....Lancaster, OH
Lancaster High School Auditorium

28th.....Cedartown, Georgia
Civic Center

29th.....Moulton, AL
Lawrence County Coliseum


APRIL 1980

2nd.....Athens, GA
J & J Center


4th.....Warren, OH
Packard Music Hall

7th.....Birmingham, AL
Brothers Music Hall

8th.....Birmingham, Al
Brothers Music Hall

11th.....Bristol, TN
The Hitchin' Post Club

12th.....Anniston, AL
The Switchyard Club

18th.....Tarrant City, AL
Tarrant City High School Auditorium


OVERSEAS.................................

20th.....ENGLAND SWITZERLAND GERMANY
27th.....PROMOTIONAL TOUR & PRESS INTERVIEWS
(ORION OVERSEAS TOUR NOTES)

April 20th 1980
2:30 pm meet at Sun Records go to airport check baggage
4:30 pm leave Nashville flight #447
6:10 pm arrive Atlanta go through customs
7:10 pm leave Atlanta on Delta flight #10
Monday April 21st 1980 London
8:45 arrive London Heathrow airport
go through customs Orion is met at airport by Joop Visser(managing director of Charley Records) and black limo
10:00 pm taken directly to Dorchestor Hotel overlooking Hyde Park
6:00 pm press party (Orion wears the Eagle suit) all the press from the English magazines is present they love Orion and his mask.
April 22nd 1980
8:00 am limo tour of London
11:00 pm meeting at Sonet offices
(Sun representative in Sweden) with Rod Buckle
1:30pm Shelby & Mac Wieman meet Joop Visser
April 23rd 1980
check out of Dorchestor Hotel at 8:00am
go to London Heathrow airport
leave London at 8:40 am on flight #724
arrive Frankfurt Germany airport
go through customs.
10:45 met by George Zeiss(international label manager at Bellaphone records) taken to the Intercontinental Hotel
12:00 noon meeting at George Zeiss
office and then Armed Force radio for interview
2:00pm interview with #1DJ in Frankfurt
5:00pm press party for Orion by the German music magazines
April 24
meet Doris Schafer, Tuck Shelby and
Mac Weiman go to estate for German interview
5:00 pm meeting in Bellaphone with various promotion people sales managers to palm promotion of Orion in the German market
April 25th 1980
check out of Intercontinental at 8:30am
go to Franfurt airport
11:00 leave Frankfurt on Swiss Air flight #533
11:04(different time zone) arrive in
Zurich Switzerland
meet Willi Muller(A&R representative mangaer for Bellaphone)
1:00pm interview with Orion at Swiss art gallery
3:30 pm back to Zurich and meeting with tv producer of show Orion will do
midnight Orion show at the Black Out Club
April 26th 1980
12:00 noon during lunch Orion is interviewed by Hei Lamner for tv news magazines
3:00pm go to tv rehersal Orion reherses for show
7:30pm tv show
Orion sings, "It Ain't No Mystery"
"Ebony Eyes" interview and closes with
"Washing Machine"
April 27th return to United States
via flight #128
A succsessful tour for Orion.


MAY 1980

2nd.....Anniston, AL
The Switchyard Club

3rd.....Anniston, AL
The Switchyard Club

10th.....Dalton, GA
Carpet Country Jamboree

11th.....Chattanooga, TN
The Rock & Country Club

14th.....Lithonia, GA
Country Roads Supper Club

16th.....Athens, GA
J & J Center

17th.....Louisville, KY
Durrett High School

18th.....McCutcheonville, OH
Middle School Auditorium

21st.....Birmingham, AL
Concordia Club

24th.....Walker, LA
Old South Jamboree

25th.....Jefferson, LA
The Branding Iron Club

26th.....Biloxi, MS
Sanger Theatre

28th.....Meridian, MS
Jimmie Rodgers Memorial

29th.....Lincoln, AL
Lincoln School Auditorium
Benefit for Ambulance Service

30th.....Tuscumbia, AL
The Hayloft Opry
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JUNE 1980

1st.....Chattanooga Tn
Lake Winnepasauka

6th.....Ashville NC
7th.....Ashville NC

8th.....Raleigh NC
Fiesta Brava Supper Club

9th.....Nashville TN
Roy Acuff Theater Opryland
11th.....Nashville TN
CMA Fan Fair

14th.....Franklin GA
Franklin Music Park


26th.....Wilmington Ohio
Murphy Theater

27th.....Indianapololis Indiana
28th.....Indianapololis Indiana
Yesterdays Old Place

29th.....Lancaster Ohio
Lancaster Auditorium

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TOUR DATES & SCHEDULES

Aug 15......1987.....Lexington KY Rhinestone
Jan 8......1988.....Lesington KY
May 27.....1988.....Greensboro NC
May 28.....1988.....Semora NC
Aug..........1988.....Chesapeake VA
Aug 12......1988.....Springfield OH
Aug 13......1988.....Winesburg KY
Aug 14......1988.....Memphis Tn.
Oct...........1988.....Chesapeake VA

JANUARY 1989

15th.....Hickory NC

NOVEMEBER 1989

17th.....Alexandria VA
Lee's

18th.....Chesapeake VA
High Chappel

DECEMBER 1989
30 & 31st Little Rock AK
(tenative dates)
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JANUARY 1990

4th.....Columbus Ohio Fair
Managers Association

5th.....Williamsbury, VA
Fair Buyers Showcase

6th.....Pasadena, Maryland
Shane T's

7th.....Rose Dale, Maryland
Rose Dale Gardens

8th.....Laurel, Maryland
Round Table Restaurant

13th.....Jacksonville, Fla

14th.....Homosassa, Fla

19th.....Gastonia, NC
Rockin' Robbins

20th.....Burlington, NC
Churchills

21st.....Lorton, VA
Hillbilly Heaven

26th.....Athens & Atlanta GA
J & J Center/Fairbuyers showcase

27th.....Greenville, SC
Oprah House
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ORION/JIMMY ELLIS
The Man On The Move

TOUR DATES....
FEBUARY 1990

2nd.....Selma Ala

3rd.....Macon Ga
Whiskey River

17th.....Livonia Michigan
V.F.W Post

24th.....Ruffin NC

25th.....Fayette NC
Porky's Revenge

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MARCH 1990

8th.....Fredricksburg MD
Tiffany's

9th.....Tiffany's

10th.....Tiffany's

30th.....Gadsden Ala

31st.....Faunsdale Ala
Funsdale Bar&Grill
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APRIL 1990

1st.....Huntsville Ala
Cotton Club

2nd.....Anduluisa Ala

7th.....Greenville SC
Powdervile Opry

20th.....Clearwater Fla

21st.....DeLand Fla
Southern Lights

22nd.....Orlando Fla

30th.....Kokomo Indiana
Por' Folks Bar

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MAY 1990

12th.....Athens Ga
J&J center

13th.....Norcross Ga
Stonewalls

20th.....Lima Ohio
Memorial Hall

27th.....Rossville Ga
Lake Winnepaukauka
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JUNE 1990

23rd.....Reidersville NC
Segars

24th.....Norcross GA
Stonewalls

28th.....Atmore Ala
Club21

30th.....Vinton VA
Lancelots

JULY 1990

1st.....Lorton VA
Earl Dixon's Hillbilly Heaven

27th.....Shrevport LA
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AUGUST 1990

1st.....Bradenton Fla
Village Barn

2nd.....W Palm Beach Fla
Philly's

4th.....Brooksville Fla
HillTop Lounge

14th.....Louiville Ky
Desert Rose

18th.....North Carolina
Silver Dollar Lounge


19th.....Rose Dale Maryland
Rosedale Gardens

20th.....Luray VA
Page Valley Fair

24th.....Vinton VA
Lancelots

25th.....Rippon W VA
Rainbow Road

26th.....Lorton VA
Hillbilly Heaven


OCTOBER 1990

25th.....West Palm Beach FLA
Phillys Saloon

27th.....Selma Ala
National Guard Armory
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NOVEMBER 1990

17th.....Stafford VA
Palamino Club

31st.....Circleville Ohio

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DECEMBER 1990

29th.....Circleville Ohio

31st.....Opelousas LA

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JANUARY 1991

11th.....Nashville TN
Grand Ole Gospel Hour

18th.....Athens GA
J&J Center
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FEBUARY 1991

16th.....Allendale SC
Bea's Place
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MARCH 1991

2nd.....Indianapolis Indiana(tenative)

16th.....Edgewood Maryland
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AUGUST 1991

23rd.....Celina Ohio




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