February 23, 1974
HUGE CAT TOUR
CAT STEVENS makes his
first public appearances here since Autumn 72 when he starts a marathon four-month
world tour at Glasgow Apollo on March 19.
Cat will be touring with
the same band he used for his newly-finished album and that means hes back
with his original accompanist, guitarist Alun Davies, who subsequently left to join
The full band is Alun
Davies (guitar), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Bruce Lynch (bass), Gerry Conway (drums), and
backing singers Sue Lynch and Joy Yeats, and the album, produced by Cat and Paul
Samwell-Smith, is expected out to coincide with the start of the tour, with a single being
taken from it.
the band plays Newcastle Odeon 21, Liverpool Empire 23, Oxford New Theatre 24, London
Drury Lane Theatre 27 and 28 and Coventry Theatre 31.
There is a possibility of a
third Drury Lane date. Linda Lewis is expected to be special guest star,
playing the first half of the concerts. The tour will also include Continental and US
dates, with a possible extension to take in Australia and Japan.