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ABBA Australian Tour 1977

'ABBA' & Management - Itinerary

 

Sunday 27th February Arrive Sydney, Australia

Flight QF 8

Time 9.15 p.m.

Limousines To The Sebel Town House

 

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

 

Tuesday March 1st

Limousines 9.30 a.m. to: 'ABBA' life story interview EMI Sound Studios

10.00 a.m. to 12 noon North Sydney

Interviewer: Trevor Smith

Limousines Back to hotel

Sound rehearsal: Sydney Showgrounds

Time: 8.00 p.m.

 

Wednesday March 2nd

Sound & string rehearsal: Sydney Showgrounds

Time: 8.00 p.m.

 

Thursday March 3rd

Concert One performance Sydney Showgrounds

Sound rehearsal: 2.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

 

Friday March 4th

Concert One performance Sydney Showgrounds

Sound rehearsal: 2.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

 

Saturday March 5th Sydney to Melbourne

Arrive Melbourne 10.45 a.m.

Hotel The Old Melbourne Motor Inn

Town Hall reception: To meet the Lord Mayor Councillor Donald Osborne

Reception 12.45 p.m.

 

Concert One performance Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sound Rehearsal: 4.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

 

Sunday March 6th

Concerts Two performances Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sound rehearsal: 12 noon

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

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

 

Monday March 7th

Day off

 

Tuesday March 8th Melbourne to Adelaide

Arrive Adelaide 2.25 p.m.

Hotel The Parkroyal Motor Inn

 

Concert One performance West Lakes Football Stadium

Sound rehearsal: 4.00 p.m.

Show time 8.30 p.m.

 

Wednesday March 9th Adelaide to Perth

Arrive Perth 1.30 p.m. (Perth time)

Hotel The Parmelia

 

Thursday March 10th

Concerts Two performances Perth Entertainment Centre

Sound & string rehearsal: 3.00 p.m.

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

 

Friday March 11th

Concert One performance Perth Entertainment Centre

Sound check: at artist's discretion

Show time 9.00 p.m.

 

Saturday March 12th

Concerts Two performances Perth Entertainment Centre

Sound rehearsal: at artist's discretion

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

 

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

'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)

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:

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

 

Musicians:

Ulf Andersson - saxes

Ola Brunkert - drums

Anders Eljas - keyboards

Wojciech Ernest - keyboards

Malando Gassama - percussion

Rutger Gunnarsson - bass

Lars Karlsson - saxes

Finn Sjöberg - guitars

Lars Wellander - guitars

Lena Andersson, Lena-Maria Gårdenäs-Lawton, Maritza Hor -  backup vocals

Francis Matthews - narrator "The Girl With The Golden Hair"

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ABBA played to 160,000 people at 11 concerts in Australia 1977 -

out of a population of 14.1 million - and they could easily have tripled those numbers

Set List

1. Tiger

2. That’s Me

3. Waterloo

4. SOS

5. Sitting In The Palmtree

6. Money, Money, Money

7. He Is Your Brother

8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

9. Dum Dum Diddle

10. When I Kissed The Teacher

11. Knowing Me, Knowing You

12. Rock Me

13. I Am An A

14. I’ve Been Waiting For You

15. Mamma Mia

16. Fernando

17. Why Did It Have To Be Me

18. Intermezzo no. 1

19. "The Girl With The Golden Hair"

a. Thank You For The Music

b. I Wonder (Departure)

c. I’m A Marionette

d. Get On The Carousel

20. So Long

Encore:

21. Dancing Queen

22. Thank You For The Music (reprise)

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