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Friday, December 7, 2018

FM Cap June 19, 1976 With Video


This was one of my first five tapes (i think from Rick Sullivan), another classic from the 1976 June Radio Broadcasts. John Scher also was nice enough to video this one too. We can know see in in all its black and white glory with Donna's 4 foot long hair via the good folks from the Music Vault.

Hello to all you folks out in radio land.  Nice little Help Slip Frank Music to start the show exactly like they did at the Great America Music Hall.  I misses this by a week, having seen #2 of my shows on Saturday, June 12, 1976, also a FM broadcast. Listen here too

Had to go all the way up to the University of Buffalo to get a review, but its a great student review. A little fuzzy here but you can find the source here, a goldmine for rare upstate music news.
 http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/np00130006/1976-06-25/ed-1/seq-10/print/image_681x510_from_0%2C23_to_3376%2C2555/



The Golden Road: The Economics of 1987-1989's Grateful Dead Join the Stadium Set



It took the Grateful Dead 21 years from 1965 to Jerry Garcia's health related hiatus in 1986
to sell $80 million worth of tickets. Then it took them 36 months to match that.

This is the second of six posts I am doing regarding The Golden Road, the economics of the Dead.
I will follow with 1980-1986, 1975-1979, 1970-1974 and 1965-1969 (good luck on that Dave!).

Thanks to the GD organization, Deadbase, Billboard and various others sources and some
good guessing.

Concerts
Years  #   Tickets       Price    Revenues Per Show Fill

1987  86 1,504,585 $18.18 27,348,064 17,495 92.2%
1988 82 1,273,489 $20.09 25,583,967 15,530 87.8%
1989 74 1,463,920 $19.67 28,791,589 19,783 89.5%
242  4,241,994 $19.27 81,723,619 17,529 89.9%

Average Ticket Sales per Show

1987  $318,000
1988  $312,000
1989  $389,076

"The Eleven" Shows with Highest Ticket Sales
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1989 75,000
Giants Stadium - July 12, 1987 71,598
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 10, 1987 71,097
Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987 61,000
Sullivan Stadium - July 2, 1989 61,000
Giants Stadium - July 9, 1989 57,872
Giants Stadium - July 10, 1989 57,872
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - July 24, 1987 52,354
Anaheim Stadium - July 26, 1987 47,449
Rich Stadium - July 4, 1989 46,597
Autzen Stadium - July 19, 1987 40,470



















































Concert Tickets Price Sales 
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 28, 1987 8,500 $16.50 $140,250 
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 29, 1987 8,500 $16.50 $140,250 
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 30, 1987 8,500 $16.50 $140,250 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 1, 1987 7,536 $16.50 $124,339 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 2, 1987 7,536 $16.50 $124,339 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 3, 1987 7,536 $16.50 $124,339 
Hampton Coliseum - March 22, 1987 13,800 $14.49 $199,945 
Hampton Coliseum - March 23, 1987 13,800 $14.49 $199,945 
Hampton Coliseum - March 24, 1987 13,800 $14.49 $199,945 
Hartford Civic Center - March 26, 1987 16,073 $15.14 $243,362 
Hartford Civic Center - March 27, 1987 16,073 $15.14 $243,362 
The Spectrum - March 29, 1987 18,253 $16.09 $293,754 
The Spectrum - March 30, 1987 18,253 $16.09 $293,754 
The Spectrum - March 31, 1987 18,253 $16.09 $293,754 
The Centrum - April 2, 1987 12,564 $16.20 $203,577 
The Centrum - April 3, 1987 12,564 $16.20 $203,577 
The Centrum - April 4, 1987 12,564 $16.20 $203,577 
Meadowlands Arena - April 6, 1987 20,610 $16.14 $332,690 
Meadowlands Arena - April 7, 1987 20,610 $16.14 $332,690 
UIC Pavilion - April 9, 1987 9,627 $17.34 $166,959 
UIC Pavilion - April 10, 1987 9,627 $17.34 $166,959 
UIC Pavilion - April 11, 1987 9,627 $17.34 $166,959 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 17, 1987 15,000 $15.48 $232,251 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 18, 1987 15,000 $15.48 $232,251 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 19, 1987 15,000 $15.48 $232,251 
Frost Amphitheatre - May 2, 1987 6,210 $17.90 $111,159 
Frost Amphitheatre - May 3, 1987 6,210 $17.90 $111,159 
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 9, 1987 18,000 $17.90 $322,200 
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 10, 1987 18,000 $17.90 $322,200 
County Fairgrounds - June 12, 1987 15,562 $16.17 $251,619 
County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987 15,562 $16.17 $251,619 
County Fairgrounds - June 14, 1987 15,562 $16.17 $251,619 
Greek Theatre - June 19, 1987 8,500 $17.50 $148,750 
Greek Theatre - June 20, 1987 8,500 $17.50 $148,750 
Greek Theatre - June 21, 1987 8,500 $17.50 $148,750 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 26, 1987 33,300 $17.90 $596,070 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 27, 1987 33,300 $17.90 $596,070 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 28, 1987 33,300 $17.90 $596,070 
Kingswood Music Theatre - June 30, 1987 6,838 $17.90 $122,404 
Silver Stadium - July 2, 1987 30,000 $17.09 $512,610 
Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987 61,000 $20.76 $1,266,111 
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - July 6, 1987 15,463 $17.90 $276,786 
Roanoke Civic Center - July 7, 1987 9,540 $17.90 $170,766 
Roanoke Civic Center - July 8, 1987 9,540 $17.90 $170,766 
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 10, 1987 71,097 $21.00 $1,493,037 
Giants Stadium - July 12, 1987 71,598 $20.65 $1,478,350 
Autzen Stadium - July 19, 1987 40,470 $20.00 $809,400 
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - July 24, 1987 52,354 $20.38 $1,067,000 
Anaheim Stadium - July 26, 1987 47,449 $20.00 $948,980 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 11, 1987 8,573 $18.15 $155,578 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 12, 1987 8,573 $18.15 $155,578 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 13, 1987 8,573 $18.15 $155,578 
Town Park - August 15, 1987 10,800 $17.90 $193,320 
Town Park - August 16, 1987 10,800 $17.90 $193,320 
Compton Terrace Amphitheatre - August 18, 1987 19,800 $17.90 $354,420 
Park West Ski Resort - August 20, 1987 15,000 $17.90 $268,500 
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 22, 1987 20,000 $21.00 $420,000 
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 23, 1987 20,000 $21.00 $420,000 
Providence Civic Center - September 7, 1987 13,320 $16.50 $219,775 
Providence Civic Center - September 8, 1987 13,320 $16.50 $219,775 
Providence Civic Center - September 9, 1987 13,320 $16.50 $219,775 
Capital Centre - September 11, 1987 17,532 $17.50 $306,810 
Capital Centre - September 12, 1987 17,532 $17.50 $306,810 
Capital Centre - September 13, 1987 17,532 $17.50 $306,810 
Madison Square Garden - September 15, 1987 18,582 $18.27 $339,518 
Madison Square Garden - September 16, 1987 18,582 $18.27 $339,518 
Madison Square Garden - September 18, 1987 18,582 $18.27 $339,518 
Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987 18,582 $18.27 $339,518 
Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1987 18,582 $18.27 $339,518 
The Spectrum - September 22, 1987 17,953 $17.27 $309,978 
The Spectrum - September 23, 1987 17,953 $17.27 $309,978 
The Spectrum - September 24, 1987 17,953 $17.27 $309,978 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 2, 1987 20,250 $17.90 $362,475 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 3, 1987 20,250 $17.90 $362,475 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 4, 1987 20,250 $17.90 $362,475 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 6, 1987 7,900 $20.00 $158,000 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 7, 1987 7,900 $20.00 $158,000 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 8, 1987 7,900 $20.00 $158,000 
Long Beach Arena - November 13, 1987 11,333 $19.99 $226,529 
Long Beach Arena - November 14, 1987 11,333 $19.99 $226,529 
Long Beach Arena - November 15, 1987 11,333 $19.99 $226,529 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 27, 1987 14,000 $17.50 $245,000 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 28, 1987 14,000 $17.50 $245,000 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 30, 1987 14,000 $17.50 $245,000 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1987 17,636 $25.00 $440,910 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 13, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 14, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 16, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 17, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 16, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 17, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 18, 1988 7,536 $18.41 $138,750 
The Omni - March 24, 1988 16,201 $16.51 $267,430 
Hampton Coliseum - March 26, 1988 12,393 $18.33 $227,200 
Hampton Coliseum - March 27, 1988 12,393 $18.33 $227,200 
Hampton Coliseum - March 28, 1988 12,393 $18.33 $227,200 
Meadowlands Arena - March 30, 1988 18,499 $19.30 $357,049 
Meadowlands Arena - March 31, 1988 18,499 $19.30 $357,049 
Meadowlands Arena - April 1, 1988 18,499 $19.30 $357,049 
Hartford Civic Center - April 3, 1988 14,186 $19.44 $275,847 
Hartford Civic Center - April 4, 1988 14,186 $19.44 $275,847 
Hartford Civic Center - April 5, 1988 14,186 $19.44 $275,847 
The Centrum - April 7, 1988 11,261 $19.07 $214,748 
The Centrum - April 8, 1988 11,261 $19.07 $214,748 
The Centrum - April 9, 1988 11,261 $19.07 $214,748 
Joe Louis Arena - April 11, 1988 17,473 $17.22 $300,860 
Rosemont Horizon - April 13, 1988 17,410 $18.10 $315,092 
Rosemont Horizon - April 14, 1988 17,410 $18.10 $315,092 
Rosemont Horizon - April 15, 1988 17,410 $18.10 $315,092 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 22, 1988 14,945 $16.95 $253,329 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 23, 1988 14,945 $16.95 $253,329 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 24, 1988 14,945 $16.95 $253,329 
Frost Amphitheatre - April 30, 1988 9,500 $18.25 $173,350 
Frost Amphitheatre - May 1, 1988 9,500 $18.25 $173,350 
Metropolitan Sports Center - June 17, 1988 14,869 $17.40 $258,786 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 19, 1988 24,000 $16.68 $400,344 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 20, 1988 24,000 $16.68 $400,344 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 22, 1988 24,000 $16.68 $400,344 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 23, 1988 24,000 $16.68 $400,344 
Buckeye Lake Music Center - June 25, 1988 28,000 $23.64 $661,871 
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - June 26, 1988 17,572 $14.87 $261,357 
Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 28, 1988 30,000 $19.00 $570,000 
Silver Stadium - June 30, 1988 30,904 $18.12 $560,032 
Oxford Plains Speedway - July 2, 1988 33,000 $22.31 $736,319 
Oxford Plains Speedway - July 3, 1988 33,000 $22.31 $736,319 
Greek Theatre - July 15, 1988 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Greek Theatre - July 16, 1988 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Greek Theatre - July 17, 1988 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - July 29, 1988 15,000 $25.94 $389,083 
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - July 30, 1988 15,000 $25.94 $389,083 
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - July 31, 1988 15,000 $25.94 $389,083 
Tacoma Dome - August 26, 1988 20,000 $25.35 $507,000 
Autzen Stadium - August 28, 1988 28,000 $24.06 $673,552 
Capital Centre - September 2, 1988 16,000 $21.45 $343,233 
Capital Centre - September 3, 1988 16,000 $21.45 $343,233 
Capital Centre - September 5, 1988 16,000 $21.45 $343,233 
Capital Centre - September 6, 1988 16,000 $21.45 $343,233 
The Spectrum - September 8, 1988 18,454 $18.89 $348,583 
The Spectrum - September 9, 1988 18,454 $18.89 $348,583 
The Spectrum - September 11, 1988 18,454 $18.89 $348,583 
The Spectrum - September 12, 1988 18,454 $18.89 $348,583 
Madison Square Garden - September 14, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 15, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 16, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 18, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 22, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 23, 1988 18,854 $19.20 $362,046 
Madison Square Garden - September 24, 1988 17,617 $49.49 $871,875 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 30, 1988 16,894 $17.48 $295,384 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 1, 1988 16,894 $17.48 $295,384 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 2, 1988 16,894 $17.48 $295,384 
Miami Arena - October 14, 1988 12,000 $21.59 $259,101 
Bayfront Center Arena - October 15, 1988 6,500 $19.88 $129,252 
Bayfront Center Arena - October 16, 1988 6,500 $19.88 $129,252 
Keifer Lakefront Arena - October 18, 1988 8,000 $20.00 $159,963 
The Summit - October 20, 1988 9,000 $20.67 $186,043 
Reunion Arena - October 21, 1988 14,438 $16.97 $244,965 
Long Beach Arena - December 9, 1988 14,075 $17.66 $248,523 
Long Beach Arena - December 10, 1988 14,075 $17.66 $248,523 
Long Beach Arena - December 11, 1988 14,075 $17.66 $248,523 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 28, 1988 14,892 $18.50 $275,502 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 29, 1988 14,892 $18.50 $275,502 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1988 14,742 $30.00 $442,260 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 5, 1989 7,500 $18.50 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 6, 1989 7,500 $18.50 $138,750 
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 7, 1989 7,500 $18.50 $138,750 
Great Western Forum - February 10, 1989 17,555 $19.50 $342,329 
Great Western Forum - February 11, 1989 17,555 $19.50 $342,329 
Great Western Forum - February 12, 1989 17,555 $19.50 $342,329 
The Omni - March 27, 1989 16,309 $17.18 $280,169 
The Omni - March 28, 1989 16,309 $17.18 $280,169 
Greensboro Coliseum - March 30, 1989 15,588 $17.76 $276,860 
Greensboro Coliseum - March 31, 1989 15,588 $17.76 $276,860 
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - April 2, 1989 16,875 $16.59 $279,941 
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - April 3, 1989 16,875 $16.59 $279,941 
Crisler Arena - April 5, 1989 12,391 $18.28 $226,458 
Crisler Arena - April 6, 1989 12,391 $18.28 $226,458 
Riverfront Arena - April 8, 1989 16,229 $18.39 $298,501 
Freedom Hall - April 9, 1989 18,234 $16.25 $296,295 
Rosemont Horizon - April 11, 1989 16,398 $19.21 $314,932 
Rosemont Horizon - April 12, 1989 16,398 $19.21 $314,932 
Rosemont Horizon - April 13, 1989 16,398 $19.21 $314,932 
The Mecca - April 15, 1989 11,152 $18.18 $202,723 
The Mecca - April 16, 1989 11,152 $18.18 $202,723 
Metropolitan Sports Center - April 17, 1989 15,482 $17.91 $277,315 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 28, 1989 15,000 $17.78 $266,726 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 29, 1989 15,000 $17.78 $266,726 
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 30, 1989 15,000 $17.78 $266,726 
Frost Amphitheatre - May 6, 1989 9,000 $29.36 $264,275 
Frost Amphitheatre - May 7, 1989 9,000 $29.36 $264,275 
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - May 27, 1989 32,000 $25.59 $818,750 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 18, 1989 17,333 $17.28 $299,445 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 19, 1989 17,333 $17.28 $299,445 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 21, 1989 17,333 $17.28 $299,445 
Sullivan Stadium - July 2, 1989 61,000 $21.00 $1,281,000 
Rich Stadium - July 4, 1989 46,597 $20.59 $959,532 
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1989 75,000 $21.00 $1,575,000 
Giants Stadium - July 9, 1989 57,872 $20.86 $1,207,280 
Giants Stadium - July 10, 1989 57,872 $20.86 $1,207,280 
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 12, 1989 36,106 $20.46 $738,759 
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 13, 1989 36,106 $20.46 $738,759 
Deer Creek Music Center - July 15, 1989 18,515 $15.98 $295,947 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 17, 1989 35,224 $18.02 $634,690 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 18, 1989 35,224 $18.02 $634,690 
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 19, 1989 35,224 $18.02 $634,690 
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 4, 1989 14,000 $20.10 $281,357 
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 5, 1989 14,000 $20.10 $281,357 
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 6, 1989 14,000 $20.10 $281,357 
Greek Theatre - August 17, 1989 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Greek Theatre - August 18, 1989 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Greek Theatre - August 19, 1989 8,500 $30.00 $255,000 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 29, 1989 17,218 $19.57 $336,898 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 30, 1989 17,218 $19.57 $336,898 
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 1, 1989 17,218 $19.57 $336,898 
Hampton Coliseum - October 8, 1989 13,800 $18.43 $254,394 
Hampton Coliseum - October 9, 1989 13,800 $18.43 $254,394 
Meadowlands Arena - October 11, 1989 20,782 $18.33 $380,839 
Meadowlands Arena - October 12, 1989 20,782 $18.33 $380,839 
Meadowlands Arena - October 14, 1989 20,782 $18.33 $380,839 
Meadowlands Arena - October 15, 1989 20,782 $18.33 $380,839 
Meadowlands Arena - October 16, 1989 20,782 $18.33 $380,839 
The Spectrum - October 18, 1989 17,806 $19.41 $345,585 
The Spectrum - October 19, 1989 17,806 $19.41 $345,585 
The Spectrum - October 20, 1989 17,806 $19.41 $345,585 
Charlotte Coliseum - October 22, 1989 22,738 $18.04 $410,085 
Charlotte Coliseum - October 23, 1989 22,738 $18.04 $410,085 
Miami Arena - October 25, 1989 12,761 $18.50 $236,070 
Miami Arena - October 26, 1989 12,761 $18.50 $236,070 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 6, 1989 15,515 $20.00 $310,280 
Great Western Forum - December 8, 1989 17,759 $19.50 $346,294 
Great Western Forum - December 9, 1989 17,759 $19.50 $346,294 
Great Western Forum - December 10, 1989 17,759 $19.50 $346,294 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 27, 1989 14,846 $19.97 $296,452 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 28, 1989 14,846 $19.97 $296,452 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 30, 1989 14,846 $19.97 $296,452 
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1989 14,846 $30.00 $445,373 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

David Gans Says "Dark Star in the First Set" Is Not A Bad Thing", August 16, 1991

Just read a funny @DavidGans tweet and it reminded me of this great unusual show.  In 1991, when Evan Moore's Dad sat in row two, the Dead pull out Dark Star>The Promise Land to end set one.  Last set one Dark Star, November 15, 1971 in Austin with Dark Star (1) [12:14] > El Paso [4:38] > Space [3:29] > Jam [3:59] according to deadlists.com

Here's the show





Jack Straw

I am thinking Jack Straw is my favorite song.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We Will Survive: The Economics of 1987's Dylan and the Dead Tour

I go back three years from last month's post on the 1990's to the year following Jerry Garcia's return.

After Jerry came back from his coma, The Touch of Grey Dead doubled their average yearly ticket sales from 600,000 a year range to an average of nearly 1.4 million in the last three years of 1980's.

The Dead moved up from an average venue size of under 10,000 in the earlier 1980s to the 18,000 range, including many more stadium shows, which would become de rigueur in the 1990's.

Leading the size growth in 1987 were the seven Dead/Dylan shows which sold 373,968 tickets over
seven shows. For comparison, all 41 shows in 1976 saw about 344,000 sold.

This "tour" (not including the Dead only shows in July) was the first tour that averaged $1 million per show. I only saw July 24, 1987, which was my 79th show of 80. I moved to LA to go to UCLA in August and only saw 12-16-1994 after.

Next I will be covering the economics of 1987-1989.


Silver Stadium     - July  2, 1987    30,000  $17.50 $  512,610
Sullivan Stadium - July  4, 1987 61,000  $21.00  $1,266,111
John F. Kennedy  - July 10, 1987 71,097  $21.00  $1,493,037
Giants Stadium -    July 12, 1987 71,598  $21.00  $1,478,350
Autzen Stadium -   July 19, 1987 40,470  $20.00  $  809,400
Oakland Coliseum-July 24, 1987 52,354  $20.00  $1,067,000
Anaheim Stadium -July 26, 1987   47,449  $20.00  $  948,980

Averages                                         53,424  $20.26         $1,082,213               

Totals                                             373,968                     $7,575,488