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50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 39 – Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Tallahassee, Florida

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 39 (Concert # 40)

Date:  November 30, 1981

Venue:  Ruby Diamond Auditorium.  222 S. Copeland St.  Tallahassee, FL.  32304.

Find it on Google Maps:  

Copeland Street entrance:  http://tinyurl.com/RubyDiamond2

University Way entrance:  http://tinyurl.com/RubyDiamondAuditorium

Venue Exterior

Circa 1940s:

40 Westcott Building Postcard Ruby Diamond Auditorium


40 Street View Ruby Diamond FSU Copeland Entrance 2014 May

Venue Interior:

Exact Date Unknown (Pre-2010 Renovation):

40 Ruby Diamond Auditorium Interior Before Renovation

Source:  Screen grab from this news story:  https://vimeo.com/5131985

Opening Act:  John Kurzweg and the Night

40 John Kurzweg and the Night Concert Ad 1981 October 27

Read more about John Kurzweg here:  http://www.johnkurzweg.com

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:  The 50-50 tour stop at Ruby Diamond Auditorium was promoted in regional newspapers and Florida State University’s “Florida Flambeau” student newspaper.  A student organization also gave away tickets to the show in a contest.

40 George Thorogood 50 50 Tour Florida Grand Tour in a Taxi Tallahassee Democrat Nov 27 1981

40 Ruby Diamond Tallahassee Florida 50 50 Tour Preview Article Nov 30 1981

40 Ruby Diamond FSU UPO Awareness Ad w Thorogood Ticket Contest 1981 Nov 2

Ticket Price:  $6

Ticket Stub

40 George Thorogood 50 50 Ticket Stub Ruby Diamond Tallahassee Florida

A HUGE thank you to blog reader Tim L for sending this photo of his ticket stub to the Destroyers’ Ruby Diamond 50-50 concert. 

Please contact me if you have a ticket stub from this show for sale.

AttendanceUnknown.  Ruby Diamond Auditorium had a seating capacity of less than 1,172 in 1981.

Set ListUnknown.  If you have any information, please get in touch.

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 seen any photos from this show to date.  If you have any photos that can be shared, please drop me a note.

Concert Reaction:  None.

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  Ruby Diamond Auditorium lives on as a concert venue to this day.  The renovated venue was re-opened as the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall in October 2010.

40 Ruby Diamond Auditorium Renovation Aerial Photo 2009