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U2 J Geils US Backstage Pass 1982

An original unused linen backstage pass (3 1/4"x 4 3/4" max) for The J Geils Band with U2 as support for the Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 25th March 1982.

Early in U2's career Warners withdrew financial support after disappointing sales of the LP "October". This imperilled U2's intended US tour. After 13 small solo gigs a deal was done for U2 to open for J Geils who were the much bigger band at the time. This was fortunate for U2 giving them much wider exposure in the US & their first experience of Arena venues. They were forewarned that the Phoenix venue was rough & they were likely to be bottled off the stage but in the event they won the crowd over & performed two encores.

Pass with original card covering to reverse.

Price: £65.00

Artist: U2, J Geils Band
Year: '1982
Category: 80 - 90's / Rock
Format: Other
Condition: Very good +
Reference: 71298

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