1972-03-17 Richmond Arena, Richmond, VA

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Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, quadruple bill, with The Bruce Springsteen Band opening the evening's festivities for Bang, The Mike Quatro Jam Band and Mitch Ryder & Detroit. This was a festival-styled show, with each act allocated 80-90 minute time slots. Although Mitch Ryder & Detroit were top-billed it was electronic space music favorite The Mike Quatro Jam Band (70s rocker Suzi Quatro's brother) who performed last. In an attempt to minimize the 6,500 seat Richmond Arena's lack of intimacy and notorious echo problems the promoter revamped the seating layout to house 4,500 by rotating the stage 90 degrees and placing it against the centre wall. The stage was also enlarged to allow two bands to be set up simultaneously, reducing the delay between acts. However, an article in the following day's paper noted a turnout of only about 1,000. A newspaper review of the show briefly mentions Springsteen and notes the wide variety of styles performed in his set.

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