After terminating his partnership with The Crickets, Buddy Holly
assembled a new band consisting of Waylon Jennings,Tommy
Allsup, and Carl Bunch to play on the Winter Dance Party tour
along with Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, and the Big
Bopper.The musicians set out on a twenty–four day tour of the
mid-western states by bus.
The first stop on the tour was a performance in Milwaukee, Wis.
at Devines Million Dollar Ballroom (now the Eagles Ballroom).