Winter Dance Tour, 1959

BUDDY HOLLY! RITCHIE VALENS! THE BIG BOPPER! DION AND THE BELMONTS! FRANKIE SARDO!
Winter Dance Party Jan 23 – Feb 15 in 1959

On January 20 1959, Buddy Holly, Tommy Allsup, Waylon Jennings, and Carl Bunch left New York City by train and arrived in Chicago where they met with Ritchie Valens, “The Big Bopper”, Dion and The Belmonts, Frankie Sardo, and other members of the Winter Dance Party tour. On January 23, the performers left Chicago by bus for Milwaukee embarking on a twenty five day tour accross one of the nation’s most frigid regions, with stops scheduled in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnosota, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.

Jan 23 – George Devine’s Ballroom – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jan 24 – Eagles Ballroom – Kenosha, Wisconsin
Jan 25 – Kato Ballroom – Mankato, Minnesota
Jan 26 – Fournier’s Ballroom – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Jan 27 – Fiesta Ballroom – Montevideo, Minnesota
Jan 28 – Promenade Ballroom – St. Paul, Minnesota
Jan 29 – Capitol Theater – Davenport, Iowa
Jan 30 – Laramar Ballroom – Fort Dodge, Iowa
Jan 31 – Duluth Armory – Duluth, Minnesota
Feb 01 – Riverside Ballroom – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Feb 02 – Surf Ballroom – Clear Lake, Iowa
Feb 03 – The Armory – Moorhead, Minnesota
Feb 04 – Shore Acres Ballroom – Sioux City, Iowa
Feb 05 – Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, Iowa
Feb 06 – Danceland Ballroom – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Feb 07 – Les Buzz Ballroom – Spring Valley, Illinois
Feb 08 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, Illinois
Feb 09 – Hippodrome Auditorium – Waterloo, Iowa
Feb 10 – Melody Hill – Dubuque, Iowa
Feb 11 – Memorial Auditorium – Louisville, Kentucky
Feb 12 – Memorial Auditorium – Canton, Ohio
Feb 13 – Stanbaugh Auditorium – Youngstown, Ohio
Feb 14 – The Armory – Peoria, Illinois
Feb 15 – Illinois State Armory – Springfield, Illinois

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