May 2, 1970 Making a second stop in Wisconsin, this time at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum in Madison, The Experience perform in front of a crowd roughly 5,000 strong.
Making a second stop in Wisconsin, this time at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum in Madison, The Experience perform in front of a crowd roughly 5,000 strong. The Experience's 85-minute set featured renditions of "Fire," "Room Full Of Mirrors," "Hear My Train A Comin'," "Lover Man," "Red House," "Message To Love," "Ezy Ryder," "Machine Gun," "Star Spangled Banner," "Foxey Lady," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," and "Purple Haze."
The Cry of Love Tour was a 1970 concert tour by American rock guitarist and singer Jimi Hendrix. It began on April 25, 1970, at the Forum in Inglewood, California, and ended on September 6, 1970, at the Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. The majority of the 37 shows were in the United States, with two each in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, and one in England, where Hendrix was the final act at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.
After experimenting with different lineups following the breakup of the original lineup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hendrix brought back drummer Mitch Mitchell with bassist Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding to record and tour. The trio would perform older tunes along with newer material from the live Band of Gypsys album and songs that Jimi was developing for a fourth album. Soon after their performance at the Isle of Wight, the tour was cut short due to Cox's illness and Hendrix was left considering his options. However, he died twelve days after the Fehmarn concert.
Shortly before the tour began, Hendrix was interviewed for Melody Maker, the British music magazine: "I called the tour the 'Cry of Love' because that is what it's all about", which the writer also thought was the name of the new group. However, a new name was never officially adopted, but concert promoters often billed them as the "Jimi Hendrix Experience".
At this time, Hendrix was also writing and recording songs for a planned fourth studio album. In early June after many delays, his new recording facility, Electric Lady Studios, was operational. Hendrix was able to get his manager, Michael Jeffery, to agree to limit his concert appearances to three-day weekends, so the group could return to New York City to record during the rest of the week. There were some stretches when the group took time off: they only performed twice between May 10 and June 5 (three gigs were cancelled due to illness); and twice between June 27 and July 17. The group spent most of August recording at Electric Lady, before the official opening party on August 26.
Afterwards, Hendrix departed for England and the European segment of the tour. For his first appearance in England in eighteen months, Hendrix was one of the top-billed events at Isle of Wight Festival 1970. A few dates later, Cox became ill and had to return to the US to recover. So, after performing at only seven European concerts, the tour was canceled. Hendrix stayed in London, where he attended parties and jammed with other musicians. He was considering whether to find a new bass player and met with Chas Chandler, the producer of Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold as Love. However, Hendrix died on September 18, 1970.
The 2nd printing is on uncoated matte stock and has "W 2021" in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2021 by the Wolfgang's in a 250 copy r and measures 17 7/16" x 22 7/16".