Virtually what Dan said. Apart from he missed out Liverpool, which is bigger than most of those places.
You don't expect to see bands playing small places like Folkestone, but when you see bands play tiny places and then miss out everywhere in the North and the Midlands then it's baffling. You play the smaller places as a bonus to the major cities.
A good example is Anthrax's Among The Living Tour. 18 dates that cover the country including a one off London gig and a festival date. They also played a comprehensive tour with Metallica the year before.
15/02/1987; Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
22/08/1987; Castle Donington, Donington, England.
29/10/1987; The Royal Court, Liverpool, England.
30/10/1987; SFX, Dublin, Ireland.
31/10/1987; Avonial Leisure Centre, Belfast, Ireland.
02/11/1987; De Montford Hall, Leicester, England.
03/11/1987; Nottingham Rock City, Nottingham, England.
04/11/1987; St. George`s Hall, Bradford, England.
05/11/1987; The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
06/11/1987; The City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
07/11/1987; The City Hall, Sheffield, England.
09/11/1987; St. Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales.
10/11/1987; The Powerhouse, Birmingham, England.
11/11/1987; The Apollo, Oxford, England.
13/11/1987; The Victoria Hall, Hanley, England.
14/11/1987; The Apollo, Manchester, England.
15/11/1987; Colston Hall, Bristol, England.
16/11/1987; Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
17/11/1987; Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
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