ABBA Australian Tour 1977


February 27th - March 13th

ABBA & Management:

Promoter: Paul Dainty

Tour Leader: Michael Barnett

Australian Tour Manager: Michael Chugg

Asst. Tour Manager: Graham Maddigan

Production Manager: Eric Robinson

Publicity: Patti Mostyn

Australian Musical Director: Graeme Lyall


Play Dates:

Thursday March 3rd Sydney Showgrounds 8.30 p.m.

Friday March 4th Sydney Showgrounds 8.30 p.m.

Saturday March 5th Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl 8.30 p.m.

Sunday March 6th Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl 2.30 p.m. & 8.30 p.m.

Tuesday March 8th Adelaide Westlakes F'ball Stadium 8.30 p.m.

Thursday March 10th Perth Entertainment Centre 6.00 p.m. & 9.00 p.m.

Friday March 11th Perth Entertainment Centre 9.00 p.m.

Saturday March 12th Perth Entertainment Centre 2.30 p.m. & 8.30 p.m.

'ABBA' & Management Touring Party

Björn & Agnetha Ulvaeus

Benny & Anni-Frid Andersson/Fredriksson

Peter Grönwall

Hans Fredriksson

Bo Norling

Stig Anderson

Paul Dainty

Mr & Mrs Thomas Johansson

Michael Barnett

Åke Olsson

Bob Jones & Richard Norton (ABBA personal security)

J. Spaulding & C. Broughton

Hugh Lynn

Mr & Mrs Morris Smith (RCA)


'ABBA' & Management - Itinerary

Sunday 27th February Arrive Sydney, Australia

Flight QF 8

Time 9.15 p.m.

Limousines To Hotel

Hotel The Sebel Town House

Elizabeth Bay Road

Elizabeth Bay NSW

Phone (02) 358 3244

Telex: 20067

Monday February 28th

Press conference The Sebel Town House

11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. New Zealand Radio & Television

12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. 4BC Radio Brisbane

3.30 to 4.00 p.m. Television news & current affairs progs

4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Press & radio

5.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sounds Unlimited & Flashez TV programmes

6.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. Daily Mirror newspaper winners

6.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Countdown TV programme

The above is subject to slight alteration

Tuesday March 1st

Limousines 9.30 a.m. to:

'ABBA' life story interview EMI Sound Studios

231 Miller Street,

10.00 a.m. to 12 noon North Sydney

Phone: (02) 922 7866

Interviewer: Trevor Smith

Limousines Back to hotel

Sound rehearsal: Sydney Showgrounds

Driver Avenue, Paddington

Backstage phone: (02) 33 3520

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Depart Hotel 7.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Wednesday March 2nd

Sound & string rehearsal: Sydney Showgrounds

Driver Avenue, Paddington

Backstage phone: (02) 33 3520

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Depart Hotel 7.30 p.m.

Return to hotel When ready

Thursday March 3rd

Concert One performance

Venue Sydney Showgrounds

Driver Avenue, Paddington

Backstage phone: (02) 33 3520

Sound rehearsal: 2.00 p.m.

Depart hotel 1.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Depart hotel 7.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Friday March 4th

Concert One performance

Venue Sydney Showgrounds

Driver Avenue, Paddington

Backstage phone: (02) 33 3520

Sound rehearsal: 2.00 p.m.

Depart hotel 1.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Depart hotel 7.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Saturday March 5th Sydney to Melbourne

Luggage in lobby 8.00 a.m.

Depart hotel 8.45 a.m.

Depart Sydney 9.30 a.m.

Flight AN 1065

Arrive Melbourne 10.45 a.m.

Limousines To hotel

Hotel The Old Melbourne Motor Inn

Flemington Road, North Melbourne

Phone (03) 329 9344

Telex: 32057

Town Hall reception: To meet the Lord Mayor

Councillor Donald Osborne

Limousines depart hotel 12.30 p.m.

Reception 12.45 p.m.

Return to Hotel 1.30 p.m. (approx.)

Concert One performance

Venue Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Kings Domain, Melbourne

Phone: (02) 63 8547

Sound Rehearsal: 4.00 p.m.

Depart Hotel 3.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Depart hotel 7.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Please note: before retiring for the night please put your watches back one

hour as daylight savings finishes on Sunday March 6th at 3.00 a.m.

Sunday March 6th

Concerts Two performances

Venue Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Kings Domain, Melbourne

Phone: (02) 63 8547

Sound rehearsal: 12 noon

Depart hotel 11.30 a.m.

Show time (no. 1) 2.30 p.m.

Return to hotel 5.00 p.m. (if required)

Depart hotel 7.00 p.m.

Show time (no. 2) 8.30 p.m.

Return to hotel When ready

Monday March 7th

Day off

Tuesday March 8th Melbourne to Adelaide

Luggage in lobby 12.30 p.m.

Depart hotel 1.00 p.m.

Depart Melbourne 1.50 p.m.

Flight AN 204

Arrive Adelaide 2.25 p.m.

Limousines To hotel

Hotel The Parkroyal Motor Inn

South Terrace, Adelaide

Phone: (08) 223 4355

Telex: 81256

Concert One performance

Venue West Lakes Football Stadium

Turner Drive, West Lakes

Phone: (08) 268 2088 or 268 2254

Sound rehearsal: 4.00 p.m.

Depart hotel 3.30 p.m.

Return to hotel When ready

Depart hotel 7.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Wednesday March 9th Adelaide to Perth

Luggage in lobby 10.30 a.m.

Depart hotel 11.15 a.m.

Depart Adelaide 12 noon

Flight AN 6754

Arrive Perth 1.30 p.m. (Perth time)

Limousines To hotel

Hotel The Parmelia

Mill Street, Perth

Phone: (092) 22 3622

Telex: 92365

Thursday March 10th

Concerts Two performances

Venue Perth Entertainment Centre

Wellington Street, Perth

Phone: (092) 22 4766

Sound & string rehearsal: 3.00 p.m.

Depart hotel 2.30 p.m.

Show times 6.00 p.m. & 9.00 p.m.

Limousines available for return to hotel at anytime before, during and after performances

Friday March 11th

Concert One performance

Venue Perth Entertainment Centre

Wellington Street, Perth

Phone: (092) 22 4766

Sound check: at artiste's discretion

Depart hotel 8.00 p.m.

Show time 9.00 p.m.

Return to hotel when ready

Saturday March 12th

Concerts Two performances

Venue Perth Entertainment Centre

Wellington Street, Perth

Phone: (092) 22 4766

Sound rehearsal: at artiste's discretion

Depart hotel 2.00 p.m.

Show times 3.00 p.m. & 8.30 p.m.

Limousines available to return to hotel at anytime before, during and after performances

Sunday March 13th Perth to London

Luggage in lobby 5.15 p.m.

Depart hotel 5.45 p.m.

Depart Perth 7.30 p.m.

Flight QF 7

Arrive London 7.10 a.m. on Monday March 14th

Thanks to Graeme Read.


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