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[venue]: Kiel Auditorium, 1401 Clark Avenue (14th and Market Street)
[city/province]: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
[date/time]: 1984 July 14, Saturday, 8:00 PM
[info]: Vices tour, opener for Judas Priest
[attendance]: 6,748 (10,532)

Kick Axe, a new band with an album on CBS Records, opened the show. They were quite impressive, if a bit generic, in the heavy metal style. It was particularly nice to see a young metal band refrain from the excessive soloing and posturing that so many bands fall prey to these days.

The following are among the top concert grosses nationwide reported through the survey week. Included are act(s), gross, attendance, capacity of facility, ticket prices, promoter, facility, city, number of shows, number of sellouts and date(s).

Among the top concert grosses through July 17.

JUDAS PRIEST, KICK AXE - USD 123,075, 9,846, USD 12,50, Beach Club Concerts, Lakeland (Fla.) Civic Center, sellout, July 3.

JUDAS PRIEST, KICK AXE - USD 79,838, 6,748 (10,532), USD 12,50, Contemporary Prods., Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, July 14.

JUDAS PRIEST, KICK AXE - USD 72,207, 6,039 (9,900), USD 12,50 & 11,50, Sound Seventy Prods., Nashville Municipal Auditorium, July 7.

JUDAS PRIEST, KICK AXE - USD 59,843, 5,513 (15,000), USD 11,50 & 10,50, Sunshine Promotions, Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, July 10.