Horizontal Tour – February 1968

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Anaheim Convention 27.01.68

 

 

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First Bee Gees concerts (two on the same day) in the USA.

1968 January 27 Anaheim, CA USA Anaheim Convention Center

 

Anaheim Convention Center January, 27 1968

 

Scandinavian tour: six gigs

February: 6 concerts in Scandinavia, Copenhaguen, Stockholm
Copenhaguen | Denmark
Stockholm | Sweden

 

German tour  | From February 27 to March 8: 18 concerts. | The support  act was Procul Harum | Ticket price: 7 DM

March Hannover
March Bremen
March Munster
March Cologne

 

 

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Nurenberg (Nürnberg) Meistersinger Halle  – 3 de março de 1968 | Ticket Köln | 6 de março de 1968 | Ticket Bern, Switzerland | 10 de março de 1968 | Ticket

 

Feb 27 and 28 Hamburg Musikhalle
März 1 Stuttgart
März 3 Nürnberg
März 5 Frankfurt-Höchst Jahrhunderthalle
März 6 Köln Messehalle
März 7 Berlin Sportpalast
März 8 Braunschweig Stadthalle

 

March 10: Switzerland (Festhalle in Bern)
March 27-May 3: British Islands (support act: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich)
March 27th London’s Royal Albert Hall
March 29th Leeds Victoria Hall
March 30th Chester ABC Theatre
March 31st Manchester Palace
April 4 Cambridge ABC Theatre
April 5th Slough Adelphi
April 6th Sheffield Oval
April 7th Birmingham Theatre
April 10th Carlisle ABC Theatre
April 11th Glasgow Playhouse
April 12th Edinburgh ABC Theatre
April 13th Stockton ABC Theatre
April 14th Liverpool Empire
April 17th Portsmouth Guildhall
April 18th Tooting Granada
April 19th Hanley Rank Theatre
April 20th Bolton Rank Theatre
April 21st Hull ABC Theatre
April 24th Salisbury Rank Theatre
April 25th Romford Rank Theatre
April 26th Exeter Rank Theatre
April 27th Cardiff Rank Theatre
May 1st Cork The Savoy
May 2nd Dublin ABC Theatre
May 3rd Belfast ABC Theatre

 

USA tour | The line up for the Ohio State Fair also included Bob Hope, James Brown, Johnny Carson and Sly and the Family Stone. | Ticket $2.50

 

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EUA, San Francisco, 3 Aug 1968 EUA, New York, 10 Aug 1968

 

August 1 Sacramento, CA USA
August 3 San Francisco USA Cow Palace
August Los Angeles USA
August 10 New York USA Forest Hills stadium
August 14 Rhode Island Providence
August 26 Columbus USA Ohio State Fair

 

 

Citações:

“The screamers and squealers among American teen-agers once again had something to scream about: the Bee Gees gave their first American concerts here last night.
Despite a string of No.1 records in both Britain and the United States, the Bee Gees and their manager, Robert Stigwood, deliberately try to create a demand for live concert appearances – and to increase the volume of screaming when they do appear.
The choice of Anaheim’s Convention Center for their first American concerts ( at 6 PM and 9.30 PM) was calculated. The group had had four No 1 hits in a row in Los Angeles.”

[New York Times, January 29, 1968]

 

“The Bee Gees are to headline their own show at the Hollywood Bowl on July 26 to start their 25 city USA tour.
The tour is to extend over seven weeks and is expected to gross a minimum of a million dollars for the group. The Bee Gees and their manager Robert Stigwood returned from Los Angeles last week with news of this tour, after two appearances at the Anaheim Convention Centre – where they grossed 70,000 dollars for their one night- and appearances on two American Network television shows.
The Bee Gees will be appearing in concert in America with an orchestra -as in their last appearance in this country, at the Saville. Said Robert Stigwood: “As  far as I know, this will be the first time in America a group will have appeared live, before an audience, with an orchestra to back them.”
The group’s next appearance in England will be on Wednesday, March 27, where they will be in concert with a 60-piece orchestra.
The Bee Gees have just returned from Scandinavia, where they played six concerts to capacity audiences. They were backed by a 25-piece orchestra. They are the first group to have three records in the Swedish Top Twenty, and also the first group to have records at numbers one and two in the German charts.”

[Record Mirror, February 17, 1968]

Playlist

(Hamburg)

New York Mining Disaster 1941
To Love Somebody
Jumbo
The Singer Sang Has Song
I Have Decided To Join The Airforce
I Started A Joke
Let There Be Love
Words
I Can’t See Nobody
Morning Of My Life
Really And Sincerely
Massachusetts
I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You
Spicks And Specks
World

 

Hamburg Musikhalle  February, 27 1968

 

London’s Royal Albert Hall March, 27 1968

 “Idea Tour” – September 1968

 

Holland and Germany tour | On Nov 18 a concert had to be cancelled when Barry and Robin Gibb came down with tonsillitis.

1968 October The Hague Holland Houtrust Hallen
1968 October 31 Bremen Germany
1968 November Hamburg Germany
1968 November Frankfurt Germany
1968 November Cologne Germany Sporthalle
1968 November Munich Germany

Horizontal Tour (1968)

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