The Jerry Lee Lewis Tour (1972)

In 1972, 'Country Fever' toured with legendary country rocker Jerry Lee Lewis on the UK leg of his tour.  They did 15 dates / two performances a day - although not all the venues were in fact billed on press advertisements due to additional dates being added nearer the time.  The tour went on to Europe straight after the final gig in Coventry.  Country Fever only did the first of those dates - the 'Olympia' in Paris. 

 

Unfortunately, fellow supporting artists on the tour, James Royal and Liz Christian were both slated in the press for being too 'pop' for the tour!  Journalist and broadcaster, Bob Powel wrote in the journal 'Country Music People' - "It is a difficult thing to put on acts that would appeal to both Rock and Country fans so this tour came up with a novel approach, James Royal and Liz Christian were pure Pop and appealed to neither.  That's one way to solve the problem." 



ADDITIONAL DATES:

 

30th APRIL - SOUTHAMPTON GUILD HALL

3rd MAY - STOKE FESTIVAL

 

8th MAY - OLYMPIA, PARIS - FRANCE

 

19th MAY - WALTHAMSTOW GRANADA - LONDON

20th MAY - ADELPHI - SLOUGH

 

JERRY LEE LEWIS (1972)