1978 Gig List: Spokane Memorial Coliseum

. . . Date . . . .  . .      Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . .  . Attendance 
February 21 America 3,000
March 13 Nazareth 8,500
April 20 Fog Hat 7,068
May 13 Ted Nugent 8,500
May 16 Tom Jones 4.087
May 18 Bill Gaither Trio 2,828
June 14 Boz Scaggs 6,270
July 27 Aerosmith 7,800
August 5 Blue Oyster Cult 7,800
August 12 Tribute to Elvis 1,675
September 10 Boston 7,800
September 28 Black Sabbath 4,529
November 8 Rush 4,200
November 17 Commodores 7,242
November 26 David Gates & Bread 3,697

Top grossing show, Ted Nugent with $63,750; then Aerosmith and Boston at $62,400 each; and Blue Oyster Cult with $59,219.

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

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One response to “1978 Gig List: Spokane Memorial Coliseum

  • Dan

    Very cool site, thanks! I was at the Nugent show, and I watched a guy get arrested for lighting a 4 foot roman candle. By the looks of the numbers, it was well attended. I really enjoy reading the other articles as I am a Spokane native.

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