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Although most of the various concerts and tours Sky played are mentioned on the narrative Story of Sky page, here is a listing of all the tours and individual stage appearances they made, including set lists as far as I'm able to determine/remember them. Tour entries in this list lead to separate pages which include a full listing of tour dates and, where appropriate, a copy of the tour programme booklet. I don't have complete details of several concerts and tours, so any information would be welcome. Please leave a message in the Forum.

March (?) 1979: Bremen, Germany (any details gratefully recieved!) NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!
7th March 1979: Live apparance on BBC TV ("Musical Chairs")
May 1979: First UK Tour (including TV appearances in Birmingham on Pebble Mill At One (BBC1 TV) and in London on the Tonight Show and Val Doonican (BBC1 TV)
September-October 1979: Sky at Night Tour
1st December 1979: Contribution to Royal Albert Hall UNICEF Concert (shown live on BBC1 TV)
March 1980: First Australian Tour
9th April 1980: BBC TV Top of the Pops live studio appearance (Toccata)
May 1980: Sky2 UK Tour (last date recorded by BBC TV and transmitted in two halves on 19th and 26th July on BBC2)
September/October 1980: First European Tour
December 1980: Third UK Tour (Steve Gray's debut on keyboards)
24th February 1981: Westminster Abbey Amnesty International Concert (shown on BBC1 on 12th March; also available on video)
April 1981: Sky3 Australian Tour
June 1981: Sky3 UK Tour
November 1981: Second European Tour
April 1982: Forthcoming UK Tour
July 1982: "A Little Night Music" (BBC1 TV) (transmitted 8th July)
October 1982: Third Australian Tour
February 1983: Five Live UK Tour
May 1983: Japan Tour
October 1983: Third European Tour, immediately followed by UK Tour
18 December 1983: Theatre Royal Christmas Concert - John Williams' last appearance on stage (two concerts on same day; televised by BBC1 TV on 24th December)
24th December 1983: Val Doonican's Christmas Show on BBC1 TV (Troika)
March 1984: Cadmium Australian Tour (First tour with guests - Ron Aspery and Lee Fothergill - replacing John Williams)
May/June 1984: Masterpieces UK Tour
April/May 1985: Great Balloon Race UK Tour
1st November 1987: Royal Albert Hall with Academy of St. Martin's in the Fields Mozart concert
24th June 1990: London Palladium
June 1991: Nottingham Central TV Studios concert filmed for Central TV's Bedrock late-night series aired on ?? ?? 1991 (available on DVD)
11 September 1992: London Barbican Centre CD launch concert (Richard Durrant's debut on guitars)
April 1993: Last UK Tour (schedule, please?) including 23rd April in London Royal Festival Hall
May 1995: RAF Tribute concert.

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