Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Grateful Dead Concerts Double Venue Size Between 1984 and 1987



The years from 1984 to 1987 show the Grateful Dead experience monsterous growth in popularity.

Average Ticket Sales per Show

1984   7,850
1985  11,843
1986  14,792
1987  16,774

Average Venue Capacity

1984  11,714
1985  13,036
1986  16,657
1987  18,584


Interesting to note that even with the Dylan/Dead tour in 1987, the venue sizes were similar to 1986. The Fall Grateful Dead Tour of the East Coast started to take shape as multiple night runs in Providence (tiny at 12,400), The Capital Centre (19,000), Madison Square Garden (18,200), the Spectrum (18,369) followed by a few nights back at home debuting at the Shoreline (22,500).
The charts below show the venue shows for every show from 1984 to 1987 folllowed by a list of these shows.  More interesting analysis to come.





Marin County Veterans Auditorium - March 28, 1984              1,960
Marin County Veterans Auditorium - March 29, 1984              1,960
Marin County Veterans Auditorium - March 31, 1984              1,960
Marin County Veterans Auditorium - April 1, 1984              1,960
Aladdin Theatre - April 6, 1984              6,700
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 7, 1984            16,085
Hampton Coliseum - April 13, 1984              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - April 14, 1984              9,777
Community War Memorial - April 16, 1984            13,000
Niagara Falls Civic Center - April 17, 1984            10,000
Civic Convention Hall Auditorium - April 19, 1984            12,037
Civic Convention Hall Auditorium - April 20, 1984            12,037
Civic Convention Hall Auditorium - April 21, 1984            12,037
Veterans Memorial Coliseum - April 23, 1984            11,171
Veterans Memorial Coliseum - April 24, 1984            11,171
Providence Civic Center - April 26, 1984            12,400
Providence Civic Center - April 27, 1984            12,400
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - April 29, 1984            17,686
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - April 30, 1984            17,686
Silva Hall - May 6, 1984              4,998
Silva Hall - May 7, 1984              4,998
Silva Hall - May 8, 1984              4,998
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - June 8, 1984            14,000
California Exposition Amphitheater - June 9, 1984            14,000
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - June 10, 1984            14,000
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - June 12, 1984              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - June 13, 1984              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - June 14, 1984              9,525
Kingswood Music Theatre - June 21, 1984              7,598
City Island - June 23, 1984              6,187
Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 24, 1984            25,100
Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 26, 1984            19,319
Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 27, 1984            19,319
Blossom Music Center - June 29, 1984              5,700
Indianapolis Sports Center - June 30, 1984              8,000
Pine Knob Music Theatre - July 1, 1984            15,274
Starlight Theatre - July 3, 1984              7,958
Five Seasons Center - July 4, 1984              8,600
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 6, 1984            37,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 7, 1984            37,000
Greek Theatre - July 13, 1984              8,500
Greek Theatre - July 14, 1984              8,500
Greek Theatre - July 15, 1984              8,500
County Fairgrounds - July 21, 1984            10,369
County Fairgrounds - July 22, 1984            10,369
Charlotte Coliseum - October 5, 1984            10,000
Richmond Coliseum - October 6, 1984            11,992
The Centrum - October 8, 1984            14,800
The Centrum - October 9, 1984            14,800
Augusta Civic Center - October 11, 1984              6,777
Augusta Civic Center - October 12, 1984              6,777
Hartford Civic Center - October 14, 1984            16,294
Hartford Civic Center - October 15, 1984            16,294
Meadowlands Arena - October 17, 1984            20,049
Meadowlands Arena - October 18, 1984            20,049
Carrier Dome - October 20, 1984            49,250
Berkeley Community Theatre - October 27, 1984              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - October 28, 1984              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - October 30, 1984              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - October 31, 1984              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - November 2, 1984              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - November 3, 1984              3,491
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - December 28, 1984              7,000
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - December 29, 1984              7,000
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - December 31, 1984              7,000
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 18, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 19, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 20, 1985              8,373
Berkeley Community Theatre - March 9, 1985              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - March 10, 1985              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - March 12, 1985              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - March 13, 1985              3,491
Hampton Coliseum - March 21, 1985              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - March 22, 1985              9,777
Springfield Civic Center Arena - March 24, 1985              8,000
Springfield Civic Center Arena - March 25, 1985              8,000
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - March 27, 1985            17,686
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - March 28, 1985            17,686
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - March 29, 1985            17,686
Cumberland County Civic Center - March 31, 1985              6,733
Cumberland County Civic Center - April 1, 1985              6,733
Providence Civic Center - April 3, 1985            12,400
Providence Civic Center - April 4, 1985            12,400
The Spectrum - April 6, 1985            18,369
The Spectrum - April 7, 1985            18,369
The Spectrum - April 8, 1985            18,369
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 13, 1985            16,085
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 14, 1985            16,085
Frost Amphitheatre - April 27, 1985              6,900
Frost Amphitheatre - April 28, 1985              6,900
Greek Theatre - June 14, 1985              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 15, 1985              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 16, 1985              8,500
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 21, 1985            37,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 22, 1985            37,000
River Bend Music Center - June 24, 1985            20,500
Blossom Music Center - June 25, 1985              5,700
Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 27, 1985            25,100
Hershey Park Stadium - June 28, 1985            25,000
Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 30, 1985            19,319
Merriweather Post Pavilion - July 1, 1985            19,319
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - July 2, 1985            17,181
County Fairgrounds - July 13, 1985            10,369
County Fairgrounds - July 14, 1985            10,369
Boreal Ridge Ski Resort - August 24, 1985            30,000
Southern Star Amphitheatre - August 30, 1985            20,000
Manor Downs - August 31, 1985            45,000
Zoo Amphitheatre - September 2, 1985              8,500
Starlight Theatre - September 3, 1985              7,958
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - September 5, 1985              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - September 6, 1985              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - September 7, 1985              9,525
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - September 10, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - September 11, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - September 12, 1985              8,373
Devore Field - September 15, 1985              7,275
Sportatorium - October 25, 1985            15,532
Sun Dome - October 26, 1985            11,500
Fox Theatre - October 28, 1985              4,678
Fox Theatre - October 29, 1985              4,678
Carolina Coliseum Arena - October 31, 1985            12,400
Richmond Coliseum - November 1, 1985            11,992
Richmond Coliseum - November 2, 1985            11,992
The Centrum - November 4, 1985            14,800
The Centrum - November 5, 1985            14,800
Community War Memorial - November 7, 1985            13,000
Community War Memorial - November 8, 1985            13,000
Meadowlands Arena - November 10, 1985            20,049
Meadowlands Arena - November 11, 1985            20,049
Long Beach Arena - November 16, 1985            13,500
Long Beach Arena - November 17, 1985            13,500
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 20, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 21, 1985              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 22, 1985              8,373
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 30, 1985            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1985            19,596
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 8, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 9, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 11, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 12, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - February 14, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 9, 1986              8,373
Hampton Coliseum - March 19, 1986              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - March 20, 1986              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - March 21, 1986              9,777
The Spectrum - March 23, 1986            18,369
The Spectrum - March 24, 1986            18,369
The Spectrum - March 25, 1986            18,369
Cumberland County Civic Center - March 27, 1986              6,733
Cumberland County Civic Center - March 28, 1986              6,733
Providence Civic Center - March 30, 1986            12,400
Providence Civic Center - March 31, 1986            12,400
Providence Civic Center - April 1, 1986            12,400
Hartford Civic Center - April 3, 1986            16,294
Hartford Civic Center - April 4, 1986            16,294
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 12, 1986            16,085
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 13, 1986            16,085
Berkeley Community Theatre - April 18, 1986              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - April 19, 1986              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - April 21, 1986              3,491
Berkeley Community Theatre - April 22, 1986              3,491
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - May 3, 1986            14,000
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - May 4, 1986            14,000
Frost Amphitheatre - May 10, 1986              6,900
Frost Amphitheatre - May 11, 1986              6,900
Greek Theatre - June 20, 1986              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 21, 1986              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 22, 1986              8,500
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - June 26, 1986            50,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 28, 1986            37,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 29, 1986            37,000
River Bend Music Center - June 30, 1986            20,500
The Rubber Bowl - July 2, 1986            35,000
Rich Stadium - July 4, 1986            71,870
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 6, 1986            45,596
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1986            45,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 15, 1986            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 16, 1986            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 17, 1986            19,596
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - December 27, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - December 28, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - December 30, 1986              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - December 31, 1986              8,373
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 28, 1987              7,000
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 29, 1987              7,000
San Francisco Civic Auditorium - January 30, 1987              7,000
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 1, 1987              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 2, 1987              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - March 3, 1987              8,373
Hampton Coliseum - March 22, 1987              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - March 23, 1987              9,777
Hampton Coliseum - March 24, 1987              9,777
Hartford Civic Center - March 26, 1987            16,294
Hartford Civic Center - March 27, 1987            16,294
The Spectrum - March 29, 1987            18,369
The Spectrum - March 30, 1987            18,369
The Spectrum - March 31, 1987            18,369
The Centrum - April 2, 1987            14,800
The Centrum - April 3, 1987            14,800
The Centrum - April 4, 1987            14,800
Meadowlands Arena - April 6, 1987            20,049
Meadowlands Arena - April 7, 1987            20,049
UIC Pavilion - April 9, 1987              6,958
UIC Pavilion - April 10, 1987              6,958
UIC Pavilion - April 11, 1987              6,958
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 17, 1987            16,085
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 18, 1987            16,085
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 19, 1987            16,085
Frost Amphitheatre - May 2, 1987              6,900
Frost Amphitheatre - May 3, 1987              6,900
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 9, 1987            20,000
Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 10, 1987            20,000
County Fairgrounds - June 12, 1987            10,369
County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987            10,369
County Fairgrounds - June 14, 1987            10,369
Greek Theatre - June 19, 1987              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 20, 1987              8,500
Greek Theatre - June 21, 1987              8,500
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 26, 1987            37,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 27, 1987            37,000
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - June 28, 1987            37,000
Kingswood Music Theatre - June 30, 1987              7,598
Silver Stadium - July 2, 1987            40,000
Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987            60,292
Pittsburgh Civic Arena - July 6, 1987            17,181
Roanoke Civic Center - July 7, 1987            10,600
Roanoke Civic Center - July 8, 1987            10,600
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 10, 1987          102,000
Giants Stadium - July 12, 1987            80,242
Autzen Stadium - July 19, 1987            54,000
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - July 24, 1987            63,132
Anaheim Stadium - July 26, 1987            73,000
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 11, 1987              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 12, 1987              9,525
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 13, 1987              9,525
Town Park - August 15, 1987            12,000
Town Park - August 16, 1987            12,000
Compton Terrace Amphitheatre - August 18, 1987            22,000
Park West Ski Resort - August 20, 1987              5,000
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 22, 1987              5,000
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 23, 1987              5,000
Providence Civic Center - September 7, 1987            12,400
Providence Civic Center - September 8, 1987            12,400
Providence Civic Center - September 9, 1987            12,400
Capital Centre - September 11, 1987            19,000
Capital Centre - September 12, 1987            19,000
Capital Centre - September 13, 1987            19,000
Madison Square Garden - September 15, 1987            18,200
Madison Square Garden - September 16, 1987            18,200
Madison Square Garden - September 18, 1987            18,200
Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987            18,200
Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1987            18,200
The Spectrum - September 22, 1987            18,369
The Spectrum - September 23, 1987            18,369
The Spectrum - September 24, 1987            18,369
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 2, 1987            22,500
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 3, 1987            22,500
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 4, 1987            22,500
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 6, 1987              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 7, 1987              8,373
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - November 8, 1987              8,373
Long Beach Arena - November 13, 1987            13,500
Long Beach Arena - November 14, 1987            13,500
Long Beach Arena - November 15, 1987            13,500
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 27, 1987            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 28, 1987            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 30, 1987            19,596
Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1987            19,596