1980 Gig List: Spokane Memorial Coliseum

. . . Date . . . . .  . . . . . . Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attendance . . . .
         
January 2   Foreigner   na
February 6   Willie Nelson   7,218
March 21   Rush   6,972
March 27   Van Halen   7,948
May 29   Ted Nugent   6,679
June 1   Country Music Special II   3,754
June 9   Lawrence Welk   7,218
June 17   Grateful Dead   4,050
June 19   Kenny Rodgers   7,538
June 29   Blue Oyster Cult   4,283
July 18   Black Sabbath   Cancelled (July 17)
September 27   John Denver   7,321
September 29   Fog Hat   5,444
October 8   Doobie Brothers   8,500
October 29   Randy Hansen & Head East   1,800
October 31   Commodores   6,342
December 14   Cheap Trick   6,453

Top grossing concerts: Kenny Rogers $90,198; John Denver $85,245; Doobie Bros. $72,887.

Willie Nelson, Van Halen and Ted Nugent were in the low $60,000, and Blue Oyster Cult bombed at $37,542

Source: Spokane Arena Office Binder: “Coliseum Concerts” typed, handwritten and word processor documents 1975 to 1994. 14 Jan., 2011.

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