After Argent, Russ Ballard started his solo career and did a huge tour in 1976. Since then, some more tours took place. You might find some 'gaps' in touring between 1976 and the early 90s, when you think of other musicians, who toured more frequently. There is a very simple Russ Ballard answer behind this ...'I wanted to see my kids grew up!'. Reason enough, not doing massive tours. Nevertheless he toured with Roger Daltrey in the 80s, as Roger asked him to play the guitar for him. On this tour, the audience saw Russ play some of his hits as well. Playing live is a buzz, as Russ said a couple of times and it looks, like he still loves being on stage.
2020 - EUROPE // EUROPE POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
as you all know, we were not able to play the European-Tour due to the worldwide Corona crises.
We would love to let you know new tour dates, but can’t do this at the moment, as none of us knows, when the crises will be over and we all are able to enjoy concerts again. An awful situation we are in, but as soon as we know more, we will share the information with you.
2020 - UK
Due to the Corona virus the tour will be re-scheduled later this year.
It's Good To Be Here UK Tour 2020
Finally, back on the road with the great Russ Ballard Band, the UK tour starts on 30th May in London.
2019 - UK & PORTUGAL
06.04.2019 - The RB Experience 2
25.05.2019 - Estoril, Casino Estoril
The Estoril show is the 3rd time, the team of Remember Minds and Emanuel managed to get a very special venue booked for Russ' show in Portugal.
2018 - UK
07.04.2018 - The RB Experience
An intimate evening with Russ, family and friends. With The Roulettes, Mike Berry, Chris Andrews and Bob Bradbury as special guests.
"I look forward to seeing you readers who will be travelling to Ware in April. We’ll have some fun……This is not something I've done very often - [arranging parties]. As it’s also The Roulettes anniversary , I’ve been in touch with some friends who played a big part in our careers and they’re coming, it’ll be fun…
(Russ Ballard in March 2018)
2016 - UK
20.01.2016 - London (An evening with Russ Ballard)
31.01.2016 - Giants of Rock Festival
08.03.2016 - Milton Keynes
11.03.2016 - HRH AOR Festival
12.03.2016 - Derby
13.03.2016 - Wolverhampton
18.03.2016 - London
UK Tour 2016 - for the first time in 40 years
"There’s only the music and what’s going on between the Stage and the Audience…It’s a wonderful energy… It’s only when the show is over and we get back to real life, that thoughts come again to the real World….Sad in a way, that it has to end…and…End it has to….But only until the next show….What a Gift!! - On behalf of Bob Henrit, Chris Winter, Steve Smith, Stuee RossI and myself, I’d like to Thank everyone who came to the shows in March it was so uplifting for us….xxx"
(Russ Ballard in March 2016)
2014 - JAPAN
05.05.2014 - Tokyo
06.05.2014 - Tokyo
"When a few months ago, Tetsuya, out of the blue, asked if I'd like to play Tokyo....I thought, ''If I don't go now, I will probably never go''. I phoned Bob, Steve and Chris W. and they all said yeah"
(Russ Ballard in May 2014)
2013 - PORTUGAL
28.09.2013 - Lisbon, Coliseo Lisboa
"Thanks everyone who travelled there....you were 'Magic' and certainly made it so memorable for us who were on stage."
(Russ Ballard in October 2013)
2010 - GERMANY
31.07.2010 - Rock of Ages Festival
2009 - GERMANY & PORTUGAL
26.06.2009 - Lisbon, Campo Pequeno
28.06.2009 - Nuremberg
29.06.2009 - Augsburg
30.06.2009 - Munich
The Lisbon show had a special guest with Vania Marotti of White Pearl, the band Russ and Chris Winter worked together with on their debut album 'Rising'
2007 - GERMANY
11.05.2007 - Baden-Baden
12.05.2007 - Regensburg
14.05.2007 - Augsburg
15.05.2007 - Munich
17.05.2007 - Nuremberg
18.05.2007 - Worpswede
19.05.2007 - Bochum
21.05.2007 - Hamburg
22.05.2007 - Aschaffenburg
2006 - GERMANY
06.09.2006 - Munich
"Book of Love" presentation for media representatives. This was an acoustic set! 8 songs were played .
2003 - GERMANY
28.06.2003 - Villabacho Open Air
19.07.2003 - Open Air SC Höhenrain
1996 - GERMANY
31.08.1996 - Bad Reichenhall
1994 - GERMANY
29.05.1994 - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
31.05.1994 - Heidenheim, Festzelt
01.06.1994 - Tuttlingen, Stadthalle
02.06.1994 - Cologne, Alter Wartesaal
05.06.1994 - Augsburg, Rockfabrik
08.06.1994 - Munich, Charterhalle
10.06.1994 - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
02.07.1994 - Open Air Festival Reichertsheim
Russ Ballard & Stan Bush "God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You" Tour
1985 - UNITED STATES
02.12.1985 - Passaic, Capitol Theatre
04.12.1985 - Washington, Constitution Hall
05.12.1985 - Philadelphia, Tower Theatre
08.12.1985 - Boston, Orpheum Theatre
09.12.1985 - New York, Madison Square Garden
12.12.1985 - Albany, Palace Theatre
A very special tour, as Russ was part of the Roger Daltrey band and not headlining this tour. Nevertheless, this is a very interesting tour to know about. This was the 'Under A Raging Moon Tour'. Roger Dayltrey invited Russ to join him on guitar and vocals and Russ played 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' and 'Voices' each of the nights.
1985 - GERMANY
25.05.1985 - Rock am Ring
01.06.1985 - Rock in Nuremberg
"Rock at the ring" is today one of the biggest festivals in the world and was held for the very first time in 1985. .
1984 - ITALY
13.09.1984 - Festivalbar Verona
Live show in Verona where Russ performed "Voices". Other artists were Chris de Burgh, Robin Gibb and Gianna Nannini, just to name a few.
1976 - EUROPE & UNITED STATES
The tour was the first Russ Ballard solo tour and took place in spring 1976. Russ played New York and Los Angeles five nights each!