Concerts Wiki


July 19, 1980 Vorpal Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (Joni attended the opening of an exhibit featuring her paintings as well as those of John Mayall, Klaus Voormann, Ron Wood & Commander Cody. These paintings were featured in the book Starart, designed and edited by Debby Chesher. The exhibit was on display from July 19-August 1)

October 4-5, 1980 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (Bread & Roses Festival of Music)

October 22, 1980 Los Angeles, CA (Joni was interviewed by Jim Ladd for a syndicated radio program. Broadcast December 29th)


February 5, 1981 O'Keefe Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON (Joni was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame)


February 18, 1982 Mudd Club, New York City, NY (Joni guests with Eric Andersen, adding harmony to "Blue River")

March ?, 1982 McCabe's Guitar Shop & Concert Hall, Santa Monica, CA (Joni made a guest appearance during Eric Andersen's concert)

April ?, 1982 Studio 54, New York City, NY (benefit for the Franklin Furnace Art Gallery with Howard Brofsky (Trumpet), David Levy (Alto Sax), Larry Rivers (Tenor Sax), Howard Kranovitz (Trombone), Myron Shwartzman (Piano), Charlie Toor (Bass) & Jeff Brown (Drums))

November 6, 1982 Los Angeles, CA (UK Radio "Rock On" Joni was interviewed by Richard Stanley for BBC Radio 1)

December ?, 1982 New York City, NY (Interview for WNEW-FM)


Joni Mitchell Refuge World Tour 1983

  • Joni Mitchell - Guitar, Dulcimer & Piano
  • Russell Ferrante - Keyboards
  • Michael Landau - Guitar
  • Larry Klein - Bass
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums

February 20, 1983 A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (Production Rehearsal)

February 28, 1983 Kouseinenkin Dai-Hall, Tokyo, JPN

March 2, 1983 Sunpalace Hall, Fukuoka, JPN

March 3-4, 1983 Festival Hall, Osaka, JPN

March 5, 1983 Shi Kokaido Hall, Nagoya, JPN

March 6-7, 1983 Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, JPN

March 11-12, 1983 Capitol Theatre, Sydney, AUS

March 14, 1983 Festival Hall, Brisbane, AUS

March 16-17, 1983 Palais Theatre, Melbourne, AUS

March 19, 1983 Festival Theatre, Adelaide, AUS

March 21, 1983 Concert Hall, Melbourne, AUS

March 23-25, 1983 Sydney Opera House, Sydney, AUS

March 27, 1983 St. James Theatre, Auckland, NZ

March 28, 1983 Town Hall, Wellington, NZ

March 30, 1983 Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ

April 11-12, 1983 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG (Tour Rehearsals)

April 14, 1983 NEC Arena, Birmingham, ENG

April 15, 1983 Dublin, IRE (IRISH Radio "The Dave Fanning Show" interviewed for RTE Radio 2)

April 16-17, 1983 RDS Music Hall, Dublin, IRE

April 19-20, 1983 Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, SCOT

April 22, 1983 BBC Broadcast House, London, ENG (UK Radio "My Top 12". Joni talks to Andy Peebles and chooses 12 all-time favorite music tracks for an imaginary album. Broadcast on May 29th)

April 22, 1983 BBC Broadcast House, London, ENG (UK Radio "Saturday Live" interviewed by Richard Skinner. Broadcast on May 23th)

April 22, 1983 Capital Radio, London, ENG (UK Radio interview)

April 23-24, 1983 Wembley Arena, London, ENG (Afternoon videotaping, without an audience present. No concert on the 23rd. The 24th evening concert was videotaped by the BBC, an edited version of which was broadcast on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" and simulcast by BBC Radio 1 on June 19th)

April 26, 1983 Brussels, BEL (DUTCH Radio "Domino" interviewed by Luxa Floor & Fred Brouwers)

April 26, 1983 Koninklijk Circus, Brussels, BEL (broadcast live on radio)

April 27, 1983 Congressgebouw, The Hague, NED

April 29, 1983 Theatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, SUI

April 30, 1983 Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris, FRA

May 1, 1983 Casino de Paris, Paris, FRA

May 3, 1983 Congress Centrum, Hamburg, GER

May 4, 1983 Alte Oper, Frankfurt, GER

May 5, 1983 Eberthalle, Ludwigshafen, GER

May 7, 1983 L'Arena di Verona, Verona, ITY

May 8, 1983 Palasport, Genova, ITY

May 9, 1983 Teatro Tanda Lampugnano, Milan, ITY

May 12, 1983 Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE

May 13, 1983 Konserthus, Oslo, NOR

May 14, 1983 Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, DEN

June 9, 1983 Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA

June 10, 1983 Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

June 12, 1983 Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA

June 13-14, 1983 Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA

June 16, 1983 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

June 17, 1983 Compton Terrace, Tempe, AZ

June 23, 1983 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX

June 24, 1983 Summit, Houston, TX

June 25, 1983 Frank Irwin Center, Austin, TX

June 27, 1983 LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA

June 29, 1983 Lloyd Noble Arena, Norman, OK

June 30, 1983 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

July 2, 1983 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

July 3, 1983 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI

July 4, 1983 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

July 6, 1983 Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL

July 9, 1983 RKO Palace Theater, Columbus, OH

July 10, 1983 Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

July 11, 1983 Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, ON (press conference with Joni & Larry Klein)

July 11, 1983 Sunday Morning—CBC RadioToronto, ON CANADIAN Radio "Sunday Morning" interviewed by Peter Gzowski for CBC. Broadcast July 17th)

July 12, 1983 CNE Bandshell, Toronto, ON

July 13, 1983 Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

July 15, 1983 Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA

July 16, 1983 Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

July 18, 1983 Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canadaigua, NY

July 19, 1983 Colt State Park Amphitheatre, Bristol, RI

July 20, 1983 Boston Common, Boston, MA (Concert On The Common)

July 22, 1983 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

July 24, 1983 Jones Beach Theatre, Wantaugh, NY

July 26, 1983 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

July 28, 1983 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

July 30, 1983 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

August 12, 1983 Culver City, CA ("Refuge Of The Roads" video recording session, without an audience present)



February 10, 1985 Manta Sound Recording Studio, Toronto, ON (Northern Lights, a group of Canada’s most accomplished artists, gathered to record the song “Tears Are Not Enough” for inclusion on the "We Are The World" benefit album)

February 26, 1985 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (27th Grammy Awards. Joni & Dionne Warwick presented the Grammy award for 'Album Of The Year' to Lionel Richie)

September 22, 1985 University of Illinois Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL (Farm Aid 1985)

October 28, 1985 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Geffen Records held a Dog Eat Dog release party. Billed as "“Joni Mitchell-–New Paintings New Songs”", the gathering was a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art. The paintings were on display from Oct. 28 until Oct. 30th)

October 31, 1985 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "Good Morning America")

November ?, 1985 Los Angeles, CA (Warner Bros. Music Show #131. An interview and music from the album Dog Eat Dog. Joni was interviewed by Bill Flanagan for ‘Musician’ Magazine)

November ?, 1985 New York City, NY (Joni was interviewed by Dennis Elsas for WNEW-FM)

November 26, 1985 London, ENG (UK TV "Old Grey Whistle Test" interview with Richard Skinner, recorded at home and in her art studio in early 1985)

December 6, 1985 London, ENG (UK TV "Wogan" performing "Good Friends" with Michael Mullins)

December 7, 1985 London, ENG (UK Radio "Saturday Live" interview)

December 29, 1985 Duke of York Theatre, London, ENG (UK Radio "Rock Master Class", Joni was interviewed and performed several songs accompanied by Larry Klein for Capitol Radio)


January 12, 1986 New York City, NY (US Radio "Mixed Bag", Joni was interviewed by Pete Fornatel for WNEW-FM and also performed one song)

April 1, 1986 London, ENG (UK TV "Whistle Test Extra" interview with Richard Skinner, recorded at home and in her art studio in early 1985. The program also featured video clips of live performances from 1970, 1974 and 1983)

June 15, 1986 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (A Conspiracy Of Hope)

August 28, 1986 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA ('Get Tough On Toxics', Joni joined other musicians including Neil Young and Warren Zevon in this benefit concert performing several songs)

November 3, 1986 New York City, NY (Joni was interviewed by Joe Smith for his book Off The Record: An Oral History of Popular Music)


August 29, 1987 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "Showtime Coast To Coast" hosted by Herbie Hancock. Joni was a guest on the first show for a jam session with Herbie, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn and Larry Klein)

October 27, 1987 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA (Cowboys For Indians–Justice For Leonard Peltier, benefit concert, with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and other socially conscious musicians. Joni performed with a band that included Larry Klein, Wayne Shorter, Mark Isham, Vinnie Colaiuta & Michael Landau)


March ?, 1988 Los Angeles, CA (Joni was interviewed by Mikael Nilsson for Swedish Radio P3)

March 17, 1988 North Hollywood, CA (Joni was interviewed by Timothy White for his book Rock Lives)

March ?, 1988 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "The Journal", Joni was interviewed by Paul McGrath. Broadcast on March 11th)

March ?, 1988 Vancouver, BC (CANADIAN TV "MuchWest", Joni was interviewed by Terry David Mulligan. Broadcast on April 5th)

March 22, 1988 Maple Leaf Gardens Hot Stove Club, Toronto, ON (press conference to promote the new album "Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm")

March 22, 1988 Toronto, ON (CANADIAN TV "New Music", Joni was interviewed by Denise Donlon shortly after the press conference at the Hot Stove Club. The interview took place at the home of Denise Donlon & (husband) Murray McLaughlin. Broadcast on April 21st)

March 25, 1988 Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, SK (press conference)

April 1, 1988 Toronto, ON (CANADIAN Radio "Prime Time Live", Joni was interviewed by Ralph Benmergui for CBC Radio)

April 4, 1988 Los Angeles, CA (US TV "Good Morning America", Joni was interviewed by Hollywood reporter Chantal)

April 19, 1988 Los Angeles, CA (SWEDISH Radio "Avsminkat", Joni was interviewed for a program broadcast in Sweden)

May ?, 1988 London, ENG (UK Radio Joni was interviewed by Johnny Walker for BBC Radio One)

May ?, 1988 London, ENG (UK Radio Joni was interviewed by David Jensen for Capitol Radio)

May ?, 1988 London, ENG (UK TV "MTV-Britain")

May ?, 1988 Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam, NED (Joni was interviewed by Hubert van Hoof for a program broadcast on September 4th as "Joni Mitchell's All-Time Favourites")

May ?, 1988 Oslo, NOR (NORWEGIAN TV "TopPop Spesial", Joni was interviewed by Hege Duckert)

May 9, 1988 London, ENG (UK TV "Breakfast Time" Joni was interviewed by Caroline Righton)

May 9, 1988 London, ENG (UK TV "Rapido")

May 20, 1988 London, ENG (UK TV "Wired" interviewed)

May ?, 1988 Amsterdam, NED (UK TV "Kippevel" Joni was interviewed by Jan Douwe Kroeske and also performed two songs. Broadcast on May 26th)

May 20, 1988 Parco Gallery, Tokyo, JPN (An exhibition scheduled to coincide with the release of "Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm" titled "Eclection". This show was the first, and only exhibition, during which Joni actually sold paintings. Joni attended the opening reception on May 20th. The exhibit was on display until June 8th)

May ?, 1988 Australian Radio "The Album Show", Joni was interviewed by Billy Pinnell for Radio EON FM

May ?, 1988 Australian Radio "National Album Review", Joni was interviewed and played one song during a syndicated radio broadcast

May 31, 1988 Australian TV "Ray Martin Midday Show", for 9 Network

June 5, 1988 Australian TV "Sunday Program", for 9 Network

June 7, 1988 Sydney, AUS (Australian TV "Rock Arena Show", for ABC TV)

July 7, 1988 Avalon Studios, Wellington, NZ (NEW ZEALAND TV "Top Half", interviewed by Dylan Taite)

July 9, 1988 Toronto, ON (CANADIAN Radio "Vicki Gabereau Show" for CBC Radio)

July 31, 1988 Avalon Studios, Wellington, NZ (NEW ZEALAND TV "Radio With Pictures", interviewed by Dick Driver and also performed two songs. Broadcast date)

September 4, 1988 Amsterdam, NED (DUTCH Radio "Hubier On The Air" Joni spoke to Hubert van Hoof and chose 12 songs for a program titled "Joni Mitchell's All-Time Favourites" for KRO Radio)

October 22, 1988 Ariston Theatre, San Remo, ITY (San Remo Songfest. L'impegno, L'amore was the title of an Italian TV broadcast of Joni's concert at the 1988 San Remo Song Fest where she also received the 1988 Tenco Award for her songwriting)

December 9, 1988 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA g"A Benefit For Victims of Violent Crime" sponsored by the non-profit corporation Helping Innocent People. Organized by honorary chairman Larry Carlton, the concert also featured Christopher Cross, David Foster, Michael Franks, Stanley Jordan, Lyle Lovett, Michael McDonald, Michelle Pillar, Juice Newton & Take Six)


March ?, 1989 RCA Studios, New York City, NY (Recording session for the song "“Spirit Of The Forest" included on "Earthrise - The Rainforest Video")

May ?, 1989 Covina, CA (US TV "Quintessential Covina, Joni was interviewed by Jeff Plummer for a 'Local Access' Cable TV program)

June 3, 1989 Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY ("Our Common Future". A five-hour, live global telecast, featuring international celebrities and dignitaries, intended to create awareness of environmental issues and to urge universal cooperation in solving ecological problems. Broadcast primarily from Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York City, the telecast was relayed to over 100 countries. The program interspersed musical performances from New York, the Soviet Union, England, Australia, Poland, Norway and Brazil with taped pro-environmental messages from world leaders. Joni performed with Herbie Hancock, Larry Klein, Wayne Shorter, Andy Summers & Omar Hakim)

September 8, 1989 Pasadena Center, Pasadena, CA (Pan American Indian Art Show. Joni & Ali McGraw participated in the opening ceremony)

September 18, 1989 Newcastle, ENG (US TV "The Ghost Of Faffner Hall". A thirteen-part weekly series combining music education and puppetry. The series explores the world of music and illustrates the fundamental concepts of music education. Guest performances by a variety of international musical stars are featured, along with a whole new cast of Muppet characters, including Fughetta Faffner, a ghost with a love of music. The HBO series, produced by Jim Henson, featured Joni's lip-synched performance of "Night Ride Home")