50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 40 – Saenger Theatre, Mobile, Alabama

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 40 (Concert # 41)

Date:  December 1, 1981

Venue:  Saenger Theatre. 6 South Joachim Street.  Mobile, Alabama.  36602.

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Venue Exterior

December 1988:

41 Saenger Exterior 1988

Source:  Mobile Register.  May 5, 1988.  Pg. 20-A.


41 Saenger Theatre Street View 2016 Nov

Venue Interior:

Date unknown (Pre-1999):

Photo credit:  http://www.angelfire.com/al/saenger/

Read more about the history of Saenger Theatre (Mobile) here:  http://www.saengeramusements.com/theatres/mobile/saenger/mobile.htm

Opening Act:  Cruis-o-matic

Photo credit:  http://theancestors.com/cruisearlyyears.htm

Read more about Cruis-o-matic here:  https://www.cruis-o-matic.com/bio

Poster / Flyer / Handbill:  

Source:  http://www.shaggytexas.com/board/showthread.php/86806-Fox-Bros.-BBQ-Atlanta-GA

Press & Promotion:  The Mobile 50 50 Tour stop was well promoted in regional newspapers.

Source:  Pensacola News Journal.  November 27, 1981.

Source:  Mobile Register.  November 27, 1981.

Source:  Mobile Register.  November 27, 1981.

Ticket Price:  $7 in advance.  $8 on the day of the show.

Source:  Pensacola News Journal.  November 20, 1981.

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 to share or for sale.

AttendanceUnknown.  Saenger Theatre had seating capacity for 1,970 in 1987.  

Source:  Mobile Press Register.  June 14, 1987.  Pg. 2-G.

Set List:  Unknown.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Unknown.  If you have any information, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this post.

Concert Photos:  I have not come across any photos from the Destroyers’ 50 50 concert in Mobile thus far.  Please send me a note using the comment box if you can point me in the right direction.

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

Other Notes: There was much speculation leading up to the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in Mobile that the Rolling Stones would put in an appearance at the Saenger Theatre.  In the end, the Stones did not attend the show.

Source:  Pensacola News Journal.  November 20, 1981.

Fate of the Venue:  Saenger Theatre underwent an extensive renovation in 2004.  The theatre continues to host concerts and other public events.

Read more about the Saenger Theatre here:  http://www.mobilesaenger.com/history/