Saturday, April 23, 2016

Journey's Concert Ticket Evolution Through Time part 2, 1979

Journey's Evolution Tour of 1979 was a big change for the band. The audience had now shifted to a younger audience and Journey was finally attracting young women to the concerts. Journey was also touring Europe and Japan.

Steve Perry had already been in the band for a year and this was the second second tour with him as lead singer. This was also bringing in the bigger audience. His song writing added a softer edge to an otherwise rock and roll band, creating these nice simple love songs.

The Infinity Tour had ticket prices anywhere from $4.00 to $8.00. The lowest ticket price for this "Evolution "tour is $7.00. The most expensive ticket being at $12.50 for "Day On The Green", it was high at the time but still obtainable.

Ticketron started to become the company for concert and sports tickets. They were starting to monopolize the ticket industry but they also made it easier for people to get the tickets. You could conveniently go to a nearby store to stand in line for tickets rather than the actual venue.

March 13, 1979 - Rosengarten. Mannheim, Germany - Pat Travers

March 22, 1979 – Glasgow Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland - Pat Travers

March 26, 1979 – Hammersmith Odeon. London, England - Pat Travers

June 15, 1979 - Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs, NY - The Sweet

June 30, 1979 - Long Beach Arena. Long Beach, CA - Thin Lizzy

July 2, 1979 – Selland Arena. Fresno, CA - Thin Lizzy

July 4, 1979 - Day On The Green. Oakland Coliseum Stadium. Oakland, CA
J. Geils Band, UFO, Dog #2, Thin Lizzy, Nazareth, Rockets

July 26, 1979 - Mid South Coliseum. Memphis, TN - Thin Lizzy, Eddie Money

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