Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra loved working together but they only toured successfully once - in the summer of 1977. The short, one month run toook them to Cherry Hill NJ and upstate New York before culminating in Chicago.
I've included their set list... notice Frank liked to switch things up but Dean never varied in his selection of tunes - he did the same show night after night in Vegas without changes for decades.
Patti (Pivarnik) Gribow, Dean Martin Golddigger 1973-1985, on being on tour with Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra in 1977:
Robyn Whatley, Golddigger 1976-1987: I've been a photographer since I got my first camera, a Brownie, when I was nine years old. The girls used to say they didn’t recognize me without a camera in my face. I obtained permission to take photos of this history making reunion of Sinatra and Martin.
Two days later, I had the proofs and wanted to show them. By then we only had to go through Jilly, Sinatra had gained respect for us. The difference in the style of the two men, Sinatra and Martin, showed itself once again that night. Even though I was ushered in and announced, Sinatra wouldn’t look up so his lovely wife Barbara got to see the first photos taken of that rare performance. By contrast Dean put his arm around me and, in his smooth warm baritone, said,"Oh good, let me see those," and proceeded to look at all of them and asked for two enlargements. Such a dear.
Frank Sinatra, interview with Bill Boggs, WNEW, September 22, 1975: I will turn around and say to [conductor] Bill Miller, “Skip the next two tunes and go to the third one,” because there’s something about the audience—I'm not getting the vibes from anybody, so we go to something that might grab them a little bit more. And that not only amuses them but it mystifies them a little. They don’t quite understand why you're switching around like that.
Sunday night, May 22nd 1977 - Westchester Premier Theater
TOUR SET LIST: (Dean)
Monologue from The Bar (Frank & Dean)
YOUR GO-GO HOST: Billy Ingram
Monologue from The Bar - Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin live in the summer of 1977.
Dean's second monologue from his Las Vegas act: