50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 31 – Toad’s Place, New Haven, Connecticut

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 31

Date:  November 22, 1981

Venue:  Toad’s Place.  300 York Street.  New Haven, CT.  06511.

Find it on Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/18k6gjLQQcQ2

Venue Exterior

Circa early 1990s:

31 New Haven Toads Place Exterior 1987 

Source:  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/toads-place-legendary-rock-club-johnny-as-wall-art.html

2015:

 31 New Haven Toads Place Streetview Exterior December 2015

Venue Interior:

1982

31 New Haven Toads Palace Interior 1982 Beau Bolero (Steely Dan Cover Band) on Stage 

Above:  Beau Bolero (a Steely Dan cover band) perform at Toad’s Place in June 1982.

Source:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWB9gTrnOs8

Opening Act:  Unknown.

Poster / Flyer / Handbill:  I have not yet seen a poster, flyer or handbill for this show.  If you have a copy or any information, please get in touch!

Press & Promotion:

31-george-thorogood-50-50-tour-toads-place-connecticut-music-magazine-cover-1981-nov

Source:  Connecticut Music Magazine.  November 1981.

31-george-thorogood-50-50-tour-toads-place-connecticut-music-magazine-pg-3-1981-nov

Source:  Connecticut Music Magazine.  November 1981.  Pg. 3.

31 Toads Place George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Concert Listing Conn Music Magazine 1981 Nov

Source:  Connecticut Music Magazine.  November 1981.

 31 Thorogood 50 50 Ad Toads Place New Haven Yale Daily News November 6 1981 Pg 3

Source:  Yale Daily News.  November 6, 1981.  Pg. 3.

 31 New Haven George Thorogood 50 50 Concert Toads Place Preview Hartford Courant Nov 20 1981 D5

Source:  Hartford Courant.  November 20, 1981.  Pg. D5.

Ticket Price:  Unknown.

Ticket Stub:  I have not seen a ticket stub from this show to date.  Please contact me if you have a ticket stub from this concert for sale.

Attendance:  600 (Sold Out). 

Source:  DJ introduction from concert radio broadcast recording.

Set List:  

  • Intro music:  Theme from Jaws (John Williams & the Boston Pops Orchestra)
  • Bye Bye Little Girl
  • Kids from Philly
  • Who Do You Love?
  • I’m Wanted
  • Cocaine Blues
  • One Way Ticket
  • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
  • It Wasn’t Me
  • Bottom of the Sea
  • Night Time
  • I’ll Change My Style
  • Madison Blues
  • I Can’t Stop Lovin’
  • The Sky is Crying
  • Delaware Slide
  • Same Thing
  • Bad to the Bone

Source:  Concert recording.  See below.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Yes.  A soundboard-quality bootleg recording of the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert from Toad’s Place exists.  See the set list above.

31 George Thorogood New Haven 1981 50 50 Tour Bootleg Recording Front Cover

Audio of One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer from the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in New Haven is currently posted on YouTube:

Concert Photos:  I have not come across any photos from this concert to date.

Concert Reaction:  I am still looking for a review of this 50-50 concert.  Please get in touch if you know of one. 

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  Toad’s Place continues to operate as a concert venue.

Read more about Toad’s Place at this link:  http://www.toadsplace.com/

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50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 30 – Edwards Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 30

Date:  November 21, 1981

Venue:  Edwards Auditorium.  University of Rhode Island.  64 Upper College Rd.  Kingston, RI.  02881.

Find it on Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/7XpeoHoK4ZT2

Venue Exterior

1987: 

30 Edwards Auditorium Exterior University of Rhode Island 1987 Renaissance Yearbook Pg 30

Source:  University of Rhode Island ‘Renaissance’ Yearbook.  1987.  Pg. 30.

2012:

30 Streetview Edwards Auditorium Exterior University of Rhode Island Sept 2012

Venue Interior:

2011:

20 Edwards Auditorium Interior 2011

Sourcehttp://brewsterthornton.com/institutional/educational-construction/uri-edwards-hall/

Opening Act:  Hometown Rockers

Read more about the Hometown Rockers at these links:

http://rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/site/?page_id=1702

https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Turkey-Band-and-Hometown-Rockers-130269487021970/

Poster / Flyer / Handbill:  I have not come across a poster, flyer or handbill for the Rhode Island 50-50 show to date.  Please get in touch if you have a scan that you can share.

Press & Promotion:

Source:  Standard Times newspaper.  November 18, 1981.  Pg. 1.

Source:  Standard Times newspaper.  November 18, 1981.  Pg. 12.

Ticket Price:  $5 for students, $7 for all others.

Ticket Stub

30 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Edwards Auditorium University of Rhode Island Ticket Stub 1981 Nov 21

My sincere thanks to Bob F. for sharing this ticket stub photo from the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in Rhode Island.

Attendance:  Unknown.  Edwards Auditorium currently has capacity for 920 people.

Set List:  Unknown.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Unknown.  Please get in touch if you have any information.

Concert Photos:

30 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour University of Rhode Island Renaissance 1982 pg 240

Source:  University of Rhode Island ‘Renaissance’ Yearbook.  1982.  Pg. 240.  Photo credit:  M. Haag.

Concert Reaction:  I am still looking for a concert review of the Rhode Island 50-50 show.  Please get in touch if you know of one.

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  Edwards Auditorium was renovated in 2011 to meet current safety codes and to restore the look of the building closer to its 1910 design.  Edwards Auditorium continues to host concerts, guest speakers, and other live events.