The Tour of Life




Here you will find the entire tour programme scanned in, along with first generation photographs taken by photographer Pete Still, as well as some reprint sets from various tour dates. I've also included some other tour merchandise and some real tour passes, tickets, etc.










I've seen quite a few of these over the years that hadn't been used. Apparently there was a huge blunder with the cards at the time, which you can read more about in the first issue of the KBC Magazine on page 2.






Some prints of Kate's tour that I picked up in London back in the '90s. I may add more here over time.

May 12, 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon (Photography Pete Still)
May 12, 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon (Photography Pete Still)
May 12, 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon (Photography Pete Still)
April 19, 1979 - London Palladium (Photography Pete Still)
April 19, 1979 - London Palladium (Photography Pete Still)
April 19, 1979 - London Palladium (Photography Pete Still)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)





Below are original photographs from the Tour of Life by photographers Pete Still and Alan Perry. These are the original first generation photos taken directly from the original negatives. These were bought directly from Pete Still.

There's also an original set of photographs in my blog page for the Bill Duffield benefit concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, which you can see right “here”. 

I've listed the photographer and concert date of the photos that I'm absolutely sure about. The rest I'm not even going to make a guess at.


April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)
April 3, 1979 - Liverpool Empire Theatre (Photographer Alan Perry)





30 photos from the Hammersmith Odeon show taken by photographer Pete Still.











Measuring 23" x 16" this particular poster seems to be the most difficult poster to find these days from all the ones that were sold during the tour. It also tends to be the most expensive.





Considered the rarest of all Kate badges, it's also the most sought after one these days.





The less desirable hand-painted version of the Lionheart badge.






Similar to the early club badge, this one still turns up from time to time.






Guest Pass

Original and unused guest pass from the Tour of Life. It's a peel and stick adhesive sticker measuring 4" x 5".



Promoters Facility Pass

Original and unused promoters facility pass from the Tour of Life. It's a peel and stick adhesive sticker measuring 4" x 5". While this one has remained in unused condition, you can see it's not without its faults. It's suffered from staining and discolouration over the years, not to mention glue bleeding from the adhesive.






A few ticket stubs from the '79 tour at various venues, along with a couple of other random concert appearances underneath. I may post more at a later date if I can come up with a better solution for them. Many of the tickets I have are in pretty rough shape and don't seem to scan well due to deteriorating ink, fading and other age related issues. Saturating the colour just to get them to show better doesn't really appeal to me. But for now here are a few.



Manchester, UK
Manchester Apollo
April 10, 1979



Edinburgh, Scotland
Usher Hall
April 13, 1979



London, UK
London Palladium
April 19, 1979



Mannheim, Germany
Mannheimer Rosengarten
May 8, 1979



London, UK
Hammersmith Odeon
May 14, 1979



RANDOM APPEARANCES (NOT PART OF THE TOUR OF LIFE):



London, UK
Royal Albert Hall
November 18, 1979

*Kate performed Blow Away.



London, UK
Earls Court
June 28, 1987

*Kate performed Don't Give Up with Gabriel.