Odeon Theatre Southend-on-Sea, Essex
UK & Ireland Package Tour with Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar
Keith Relf – Vocals / Harmonica
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass
Jim McCarty – Drums
The Yardbirds' first package tour was headlined by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas. The tour travelled through the UK and Ireland from 18 September to 18 October. (The first date, scheduled for the Granada Theatre in Walthmstow, Essex was cancelled). Other bands on the bill were The Ronettes, Bill Black's Combo, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and The Kinks or The Nashville Teens depending on the city. Two shows were performed nightly.