Dwayne sent us scans of some old Nick Lowe concert tickets. We love this stuff, so if you have any similar things you can scan and send along, like photos, mag covers, tickets, setlist, please do so! admin<at>itsoktolikenicklowe.com.
The Elvis Costello ticket is from a show at a high school in Long Beach, California. Mink DeVille opened the show, followed by Nick Lowe (and Rockpile). This was the very first time I saw Nick and may be the first time he played in the Southern California area. The tour went on to Hollywood High School a couple of days later and Elvis has released that performance on CD.
The second ticket is from a show in Hollywood, California, which was a GREAT show! This may be the only time they actually headlined as “Rockpile” in the LA area. This is the first time I remember Billy Bremner singing lead on some tunes. Pearl Harbor and the Waves from San Francisco opened.
This one is torn where you can only see part of the name, but it’s from 1982 and was billed as Nick Lowe and His Noise to Go.
The Country Club was in Reseda, California (the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles). I wish I could remember more about the show, like who opened, but that memory is lost.