1982 February Appearances
- February 1, 1982 - Rosemont Horizon - Chicago, Il
- February 2, 1982 - Met Center - Minneapolis MN
- February 4, 1982 - McNichols Sports Arena - Denver Co
- February 6, 1982 - Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo Japan
Write Ups, Reviews and Mentions
- February 8, 1982 Los Angeles Times (review of the Denver concert)
TV and other Media
- February 1, 1982 We got The Beat picture disc is released (500,000 made)
- February 23, 1982 Automatic picture disc is released (500,000 made)
- February 24, 1982 the 24th Annual Grammy Awards
February 1, 1982 We Got the Beat picture disc is released.
The Go-Go's tour with the Police continues...
Rosemont Horizon show
February 1, 1982
Rosemont Horizon (Allstate Arena)
Rosemont Horizon is located in the village of Rosemont between O'Hara International Airport and Chicago. The village of Rosemont consist primarily of office buildings and hotels. There are about 4,000 people that live in this closely guarded village.
Rosemont Horizon first opened in 1980 as a multi-purpose sports arena. Depending on the event, the arena can accomodate 18,000 to 20,000. Tragically, while it was under construction, five construction workers died when the roof collapsed.
Today the arena is called Allstate Arena.
February 2, 1982
7901 Cedar Avenue, South
Bloomington, Minnesota (near Minneapolis)
The Met Center was an indoor arena located in Bloomington Minnesota (near Minneapolis).
It was originally called the Metropolitan Sports Center. The Met Center opened in 1967 and seated 15,000. It was used primarily for ice hockey and basketball.
The Met Center was demolished in 1992.
Today the former site is part of the super-regional mall called Mall of America.
Met Center - Bloominton MN
Demolition of the Met Center in 1992.
Today the site is part of the mega Mall of America
February 4, 1982
McNichols Sports Arena
1635 Bryant Street
The McNichols Sports Arena (Big Mac) opened in 1975 and was used primarily as an ice hockey and basket ball arena. . It was located adjacent to the Mile High stadium. It seated about 17,000- depending on the sporting event.
Many rock concerts were staged here including Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead and U2.
The arena was demolished in 1999 to make space for a parking lot for INVESCO Field at Mile High. Mile High stadium was demolished in 2002.
February 6, 1982
adjacent to Legend City
Compton Terrace was a grassy outdoor concert facility located next to the wild west theme amusement park called Legend City. Legend City opened in 1963 as Arizona's version of Disneyland. In the '60's and '70's Legend City was a popular entertainment mecca. It was Arizona's first theme park and a regular destination for those seeking wild west fun. It closed in 1983.
Jess Nicks (Stevie's father) started Compton Terrace in 1979. He leased land from the Legend City owners for an outdoor amphitheater. For awhile it was the premier rock concert venue located between Phoenix and Tempe. Fleetwood Mac put on an unforgettable show at Compton Terrace, it was the only venue the band played in the Valley.
Jess named it Compton in honor of popular local radio personality and program director - Bill Compton (KDKB) who was killed in a car crash in 1977. The outdoor theater named in his honor has held many concerts including those by the Grateful Dead, Metalica, AC/DC, the Eagles and or course - Fleetwood Mac.
After Legend City went bankrupt and closed in 1983 it was dismantled, razed to the ground and the land sold to the Salt River Project (power company). Compton Terrace moved to another site in 1985 (Firebird Lake). However, it never recovered and closed for good in 1996. The original site of the Legend and Compton's Terrace is now the Corporate headquarters of Salt River Project (power company) and part of the Papago Park.
February 8, 1982
Los Angeles Times
Denver Fans Warm Up to Police and Go-Go's
by Robert Hillburn
The Go-Go's is scheduled to drop off the Police tour after a weekend show in Phoenix, leaving Oingo Boingo to open for the Police during the bands three day show at the Los Angeles Forum. The Go-Go's will be strictly headliners from now on.
After the Compton Terrace show in Phoenix, AZ - the Go-Go's drop out of the Police
Ghost in the Machine tour. They will now go on to headline their own shows.
January 24, 1982
24th Annual Grammy Awards
The 24th Grammy Awards
February 24, 1982
Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA
The Go-Go's were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
They all lose to - Sheena Easton.
Go-Go's in their thrift store finery
January 28, 1982
Nakano Sun Plaza
Nakano Sun Plaza is located in Tokyo. It is a hotel that also houses a concert hall. In the mid '70's to 1990 it was regarded as a premier concert venue. It was built in 1973 and has 2,200 seats .It is known for its excellent acoustics and sound systems. Bands who have played here include Cat Stevens, U2, the Cure and Iron Maiden.
The Go-Go's first trip to Japan
(photo's by Yan Yan)