1985 Concert Ticket Stubs

Concert ticket stubs 1980-2015
These are all of my concert ticket stubs from 1980-2015 that I managed to hang on to – I decided to inventory them by year(s). Enjoy the trip back in time to 1985 below…

Micheal Bolton, Accept, Helix, Keel, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and Autograph. 

1985 appears to have been a rather slow arena concert year for me, probably because as of December ’84 I was old enough to get into the rock bars to see local bands ;o). I recently came across this great old rock club website, In the 80s, with a review of the 49th Street Mining Company, a Tampa Bay area club that featured many great bands and many, many good times in 1985. Check out my other post that includes a bunch of 1982-1987 Tampa Bay Area Band Flyers for more on that scene. 

Michael Bolton 5-31-1985
Michael Bolton on 5-31-1985 at Adventure Island in Tampa, Florida. One of the bffs loves Micheal Bolton. Cost $9.95. 
Accept Helix Keel 8-14-1985
Accept, Helix, and Keel on 8-14-1985 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $9.95. We’re starting to see  handling charges with this one…only $1. 
REO Speedwagon Cheap Trick 8-22-1985
REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick on 8-22-1985 at the Orange County Civic Center in Orlando, Florida. Cost $14.40. I’m drawing a complete blank on this show – I don’t think I ever went to any other shows at this venue.
Ratt 12-9-1985
Ratt and Bon Jovi on 12-9-1985 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $13.50.
Motley Crue with Autograph 12-20-1985
Motley Crue and Autograph on 2-20-1985 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $13.50.

4 thoughts on “1985 Concert Ticket Stubs

  1. That REO/Cheap Trick concert ticket was my favorite of all time. Went to see REO and came out a huge Cheap Trick fan.

  2. Why is the December 9,1985 Motley Crue concert in Augusta Ga. ticket missing? I still have my ticket stub and was trying to find out how much I paid for the ticket.

    1. Hi Michael – Thanks for checking out my post ;o). Of course these are only my ticket stubs so I wouldn’t have any from GA. Based on these stubs, I’m guessing you paid around $13.95 plus Ticketmaster fees (which were only a couple of bucks back then). I seem to recall that there were some rescheduled dates for the 1985 tour. I don’t see that 12-9-85 show listed on any concert sites I normally use for research (setlist.fm, theconcertdatabase.com), but I do see from this website “Chronological Crue” at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~cruekiss/gigs.htm that there was a show at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, GA on 11-20-1985. You may want to reach out to someone at that or another hard-core Crue fan website to see if they remember what happened with the rescheduled dates, and if they have any cost info. If I find anything out I’ll post it here.

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