Early November through Thanksgiving weekend is always the Chicago dates. They often visit one additional city on the way back to Florida for the Winter break in December. The other unit usually plays a big date in Michigan or elsewhere (they used to close out in St. Louis, but that seems to have changed) before ending the two year run by about the 2nd week of November; then returning to Winter Quarters to build a new show. There are always changes from year to year in the schedule. (For instance, this year they played Louisville - which is now possible because of the new basketball facility - and didn't play Madison Square Garden due to building renovations.) But generally, there are some typical patterns to their travel and the time of year when they regularly tour through cities. It isn't at all random and is actually quite well organized and largely predictable. Plus (unlike a lot of the mud shows) they publicize their appearances well in advance. So, usually, you can know when they are headed your way months before they arrive and plan accordingly. If the particular show which you're interested in seeing isn't on the schedule for this year, see if that city is being visited by the other big show sometime this year, and you'll know approximately when you might see the other unit next time around. The Red and Blue Units generally play larger cities and the Gold will, less frequently, visit some of the smaller places. That isn't entirely clear, at time. For instance, it is obvious that the major units would appear in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Or that it wouldn't play, say, Sound Bend. But Peoria? Yep, they're on the tour, too. And places like Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul are not. So, go figure!