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50 Dates in 50 Posts – Tour Stop # 36 – Much More Club, Richmond, Virginia

50/50 Tour Stop:  # 36 (Concert # 37)

Date:  November 26, 1981

Venue:  Much More Club (aka Much More).  2729 West Broad Street.  Richmond, VA.  23220.

Find it on Google Maps:   https://goo.gl/maps/mULJAh5BXhH2

Venue Exterior

1981:

I have not yet found a photo of the exterior of the Much More Club as it looked circa the 50-50 tour.  Please get in touch if you know of one.

2016:

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Venue Interior:

1979:

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Above:  The group “Sandcastle” perform at the Much More Club in 1979.  Source:  YouTube.

Opening Act:  The One-400s.

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The One-400s were a Pennsylvania-based band with rockabilly and blues-rock influences.

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:  

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Ticket Price:  Unknown.

Ticket Stub:  I have not seen a stub to this concert.  If you have a scan or a stub for sale, please get in touch!    

Attendance:  Unknown.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that “Lonesome George and the boys played to a sold-out house”.

Source:  Richmond Times-Dispatch.  November 27, 1981.

Set List:  Unknown.

Was the Concert Recorded?  Unknown.    

Concert Photos:  I am still looking for any photos of the Destroyers in concert at the Much More Club during the 50-50 tour.  Please get in touch if you have any!  

Concert Reaction:

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Music columnist C.A. Bustard of the Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote a very positive review of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ 50-50 concert in Richmond, VA:

“[The] group seems more energized than on past forays, the energy more concentrated, the stage set more cohesive and pointed.  Whatever the exhaustion factor of this adventure on the road … the quartet seems to be taking to it like athletes on a winning streak.

Source:  Richmond Times-Dispatch.  November 27, 1981.

Other Notes:  None.  

Fate of the Venue:

The site where Much More once operated has been home to a number of night clubs and concert venues in recent years.

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