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50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 48 – Shakey Drakes, Flagstaff, Arizona

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 48 (Concert # 49)

Date:  December 9, 1981

Venue:  Shakey Drakes.  110 S. San Francisco Street.  Flagstaff, AZ.  86001.

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Venue Exterior

1981: 

I have not been able to find a photo of the outside of Shakey Drakes as it looked circa 1981.  Please get in touch if there is a picture from the 50-50 tour era that you can point me to.  

2015:

49 Street View Flagstaff Shakey Drakes 2015

Venue Interior:

1981: 

I have not been able to find a photo of the inside of Shakey Drakes as it looked circa 1981.  Please get in touch if there is a picture from the 50-50 tour era that you can point me to.  

Opening Act:  The Refrigerators.

49 Opening Act Refrigerators Shakey Drakes

The Refrigerators were a New Wave band from Taos, New Mexico.

Read more about the Refrigerators at these links:

http://dirtcitychronicles.blogspot.ca/2010/05/refrigerators.html

http://dirtcitychronicles.blogspot.ca/2012/04/taos-home-companion.html

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

Press & Promotion:

49 George Thorogood Flagstaff 50 50 Tour Ad Lumberjack Oct 30 1981 Shakey Drakes

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  October 30, 1981.

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  October 30, 1981.

49 George Thorogood Flagstaff 50 50 Tour Ad Lumberjack Dec 04 1981 Concert Promo w Band Photo

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  December 4, 1981.

Ticket Price:  $9.50.

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:  “Over 400”.

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  December 11, 1981.  Pg. 8. 

Set List:  

  • Move It On Over*
  • Ride on Josephine*
  • Reelin’ and Rockin’*

* 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:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  December 11, 1981.  Pg. 8.

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

Concert Photos:

49 George Thorogood Flagstaff 50 50 Tour Ad Lumberjack Dec 11 1981 Concert Review w Photo

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  December 11, 1981.  Pg. 8. Photo credit:  Sue Bonneville.

Concert Reaction:

See concert review posted above.

Other Notes:  None.

Fate of the Venue:  This version of Shakey Drakes was closed in 1986 as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

49 Shakey Drakes closing NAU Lumberjack 1986 January 23

Source:  Northern Arizona University “Lumberjack” Newspaper.  January 23, 1986.  Pg. 1.

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