50/50 Tour Stop: # 38 (Concert # 39)
Date: November 29, 1981
Venue: The Agora (aka the Agora Ballroom). 665 Peachtree Street NE. Atlanta GA. 30308.
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Above: The Ramones on stage at Atlanta’s Agora Ballroom in January 1979.
Opening Act: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.
Photo credit: Lincoln Nebraska Journal Star. July 28, 1981. Pg. 8.
Learn more about Gatemouth Brown at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_%22Gatemouth%22_Brown
Poster / Flyer / Handbill:
I have never seen a poster for this concert. Please get in touch if you have a photo you can share.
Press & Promotion:
Source: Augusta Chronicle. November 11, 1981.
Source: Anniston Star. November 21, 1981.
Source: Atlanta Constitution. Nov. 28, 1981. Pg. 2.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser. December 4, 1981.
Ticket Price: $7.50.
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: Unknown. Atlanta’s Agora Ballroom had an official capacity of 1,200 in 1981.
Source: Billboard Magazine. September 26, 1981. Pg. G-10.
Set List: Unknown.
Was the Concert Recorded? Unknown. Please get in touch if you have any information.
Concert Photos: I have yet to uncover any photos from the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in Atlanta. Please get in touch if you have any to share.
Concert Reaction: I have never seen a published review for this concert. Please get in touch if you can point me in the right direction.
Other Notes: The Destroyer’s 50/50 concert at the Agora was an all-ages show because Atlanta’s laws of the day did not allow liquor sales on Sundays.
Fate of the Venue:
Atlanta’s Agora Ballroom closed as a concert venue in 1983. After laying derelict for several years, the site burned in a major fire on August 30, 1987.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal. September 2, 1987. Pg. 1B. & Atlanta Fire Department. History of Service Commemorative Yearbook. 1982.