50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 9 – The Barbarian, Rapid City, South Dakota

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 9

Date:  October 31, 1981

Venue:  The Barbarian (aka The Bar-Barian).  808 Jackson Boulevard.  Rapid City, South Dakota.  57702.

Find it on Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/ZvyKixWCkEn

Venue Exterior

1980s: 

I have yet to find a good photo of the Barbarian as it looked in 1981.  Please send me a message if you know of one. 

2011:

09 Street View Barbarian Rapid City 2011

Venue Interior:

09 Barbarian Rapid City Interior Wakefield Band on Stage 1983

09 Barbarian Rapid City Interior Crowd Shot Wakefield Concert 1980s

Above:  Photos of the band Wakefield and their fans at the Barbarian.  The photo of the group on stage is from 1983.  Source:  https://www.facebook.com/Wakefieldsf/ 

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:

09 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Promotional Copy Rapid City Barbarian Great Falls Tribune Oct 21 1981 Pg 1D

Source:  Great Falls Tribune.  Oct. 21, 1981.  Pg. 1D.

09 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Ticket Price Attendance Stats Rapid City SD Argus Leader Oct 22 1981 pg 7C

Source:  Argus Leader newspaper.  Oct. 22, 1981.  Pg. 7C.

09 50 50 Tour Thorogood to Play the Barbarian Headline Rapid City Journal Oct 23 1981 pg V4

Source:  Rapid City Journal.  Oct. 23, 1981.  Pg. V4.

Ticket Price:  $8.00

Source:  Argus Leader newspaper.  Oct. 22, 1981.  Pg. 7C.

Ticket Stub:  I have not seen a stub to this concert thus far.  If you have a scan or a stub for sale, please contact me!   

Attendance:  250.

Source:  Argus Leader newspaper.  Oct. 22, 1981.  Pg. 7C.

Set List:  I can only confirm a partial set list for this show:

  • I’m Wanted*
  • Can’t Stop Loving*
  • Move It On Over*

* I am not able to confirm the order in which these songs were played, only that they were part of the Destroyers’ set list for this show.

Source:  Argus Leader newspaper.  August 15, 1982.  Pg. 21.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Yes.  The Destroyers’ 50/50 concert in Rapid City was recorded for South Dakota Public television.  The concert was broadcast on November 26, 1981 and then again on August 21, 1982. 

South Dakota Public TV tells me that they did not keep copies of shows from this time.  If you have a copy of either broadcast or know someone who does, please drop me a message.    

09 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Rapid City South Dakota Ad for Television Broadcast Aberdeen American News 1981 Nov 22 pg A15

Source:  Aberdeen American News.  Nov. 22, 1981.  Pg. A15.

09 South Dakota Public Television Ad No Cover No Minimum Argus Leader Aug 15 1982 pg 21

Source:   Argus Leader newspaper.  Aug. 15, 1982.  Pg 21.

Concert Photos:  

09 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Concert Photo Barbarian Rapid City South Dakota 1981 Oct 31 Rapid City Journal Nov 2 1981 pg 2

Source:  Rapid City Journal.  Nov. 2, 1981.  Pg. 2.

Concert Reaction:  I have not found a review of the Barbarian 50-50 concert thus far.   Please get in touch if you know of one.

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  The site where the Barbarian once stood is currently an auto glass business.

 

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50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 6 – New Faces Roadhouse, Salt Lake City, Utah

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 6

Date:  October 28, 1981

Venue:  New Faces Roadhouse.  829 South Main Street.  Salt Lake City, Utah.

Find it on Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/vqjCdfLA2n52

Venue Exterior

1981: 

I have yet to find a good photo of the New Faces Roadhouse as it looked in 1981.  Please send me a message if you know of one. 

2018:

06 New Faces Roadhouse Street View 2018 July

Venue Interior

1981:

06 New Faces Roadhouse Salt Lake City Utah Interior View 1981 Traveler Concert Stage

06 New Faces Roadhouse Salt Lake City Utah Interior View 1981 Traveler Concert Crowd Applause

06 New Faces Roadhouse Salt Lake City Utah Interior View 1981 Traveler Concert Tables

Above:  The band Traveler and their fans at the New Faces Roadhouse in 1981.  The tables and chairs were removed for the Destroyers’ concert in order to increase the venue’s capacity from 450 to 800.  Source:  https://youtu.be/s4NKo3B1_Zw & Daily Utah Chronicle.  November 5, 1981.  Pg. 8.

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:  I am still looking for any advertising relating to the Destroyers’ 50 50 concert in Salt Lake City.  Please send me a note if you have any leads.

Ticket Price:  $8.00

Source:  Daily Utah Chronicle.  November 5, 1981.  Pg. 8.

Ticket Stub:  I have not seen a stub to this concert thus far.  If you have a scan or a stub for sale, please contact me!   

Attendance:  800.

Source:  Daily Utah Chronicle.  November 5, 1981.  Pg. 8.

Set List:  Unknown.  Please get in touch if you have any information.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Unknown.  If you have any info, please drop me a note.

Concert Photos:  

06 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour New Faces Roadhouse Salt Lake City Concert Photo Daily Utah Chronicle Nov 5 1981 pg 8

Source:  Daily Utah Chronicle.  November 5, 1981.  Pg. 8.

Concert Reaction:  I have not found a review of the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in Salt Lake City thus far.   Please get in touch if you know of one.

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  

06 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour New Faces Roadhouse Closes Daily Utah Chronicle Jan 13 1984 pg

The New Faces Roadhouse location where the Destroyers played their 50 50 concert was closed as of October 1982 due to an expired lease.  The business relocated to 3734 South State Street in May 1983.  This second location of the New Faces Roadhouse was permanently closed by the Fall of 1983.

Source:  Daily Utah Chronicle.  October 28, 1982.  Pg. 1;  May 12, 1983.  Pg. 5;  Jan. 13, 1984. Pg. 9.