The 1980’s

1980


Pink Floyd
28 February 1980
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, Long Island, New York

Pink Floyd performing The Wall. I also lost this stub but found a scan from the same night online.
The last great Pink Floyd show with all key members present.


Heart
2 May 1980
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Fleetwood Mac
6 August 1980
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


America / The Dirt Band
24 October 1980
Sunrise Musical Theater
Sunrise, Florida

1981


The Romantics
12 January 1981
The Agora
Hallendale, Florida

So many years later and we’re still hearing “That’s What I Like About You”.


Styx
16 January 1981
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Bruce Springsteen
20 February 1981
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Heart / Blue Oyster Cult
19 April 1981
Miami Baseball Stadium
Miami, Florida


Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucia / John McLaughlin
29 April 1981
Gusman Cultural Center
Miami, Florida


Frank Sinatra
2 May 1981
Sunrise Musical Theater
Sunrise, Florida

Old Blue Eyes in his waning years but still one of the great performers of all time.


Styx
21 August 1981
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York


The Moody Blues
27 October 1981
Chicago Stadium
Chicago, Illinois


Genesis
13 November 1981
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Jerry Garcia Band
17 November 1981
Uptown Theater
Chicago, Illinois


Frank Zappa
27 November 1981
Uptown Theater
Chicago, Illinois

1982


Asia
14 May 1982
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, Illinois

A rare event this was. The Auditorium Theater is located in Roosevelt University and I was living
in the dorm at the time. We partied in our room, walked through some corridors, right into the venue
(which is breath taking) and into our front row seats.


The Who
10 June 1982
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Billy Joel
4 November 1982
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois

1983


The Kinks
9 April 1983
UIC Pavillion
Chicago, Illinois


Styx
25 April 1983
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, Illinois


Renaissance
3 May 1983
Park West
Chicago, Illinois


The Police
23 July 1983
Comiskey Park
Chicago, Illinois


Adrian Belew
3 September 1983
Park West
Chicago, Illinois


Pee Wee Herman
25 October 1983
Park West
Chicago, Illinois


The Band
4 November 1983
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, Illinois

1984


Yes
9 March 1984
Rosemeont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


David Gilmour
8 June 1984
UIC Pavillion
Chicago, Illinois

Another front row seat and right in front of David who was just a few feet away.
A religious experience!


Pee Wee Herman
15 June 1984
Park West
Chicago, Illinois


Roger Waters
26 July 1984
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois

Roger Waters’ 1st solo tour supporting “The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking” and
featuring Eric Clapton on guitar.


The Kinks
2 December 1984
UIC Pavillion
Chicago, Illinois

1985


Roger Waters
13 April 1985
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Warren Zevon

12 May 1985
Park West
Chicago, Illinois

Biggest shocking moment at a concert. I was taking a leak during intermission and look
over to the urinal next to me and who do I see? Warren Zevon!


Bruce Springsteen
9 August 1985
Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois


Farm Aid
22 September 1985
University of Illinois Memorial Stadium
Champaign, Illinois

The very 1st Farm Aid concert.


The Bears featuring Adrian Belew
5 November 1985
The Vic
Chicago, Illinois

1986


The Grateful Dead
28 June 1986
Alpine Valley
East Troy, Wisconsin


Steve Winwood

7 November 1986
UIC Pavillion
Chicago, IL

1987


The Kinks
8 March 1987
The Riviera
Chicago, Illinois


Eric Clapton
19 April 1987
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


David Bowie
22 August 1987
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Roger Waters
9 September 1987
Poplar Creek Music Theater
Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Pink Floyd
25 – 28 September 1987
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Pink Floyd
30 September 1987
Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


U2
30 October 1987
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Roger Waters
14 November 1987
Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, Illinois


Yes
25 November 1987
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois

1988


Bryan Ferry
28 August 1988
Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, Illinois


Elton John
17 September 1988
Poplar Creek Music Theater
Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Edie Brickell
29 November 1988
Park West
Chicago, Illinois

1989


REM
6 March 1989
Rosemont Horizon
Rosemont, Illinois


Jane’s Addiction
10 March 1989
The Riviera
Chicago, Illinois


Bruce Cockburn
18 March 1989
The Riviera
Chicago, Illinois


Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
29 June 1989
The Vic
Chicago, Illinois


Adrian Belew
22 July 1989
Park West
Chicago, Illinois