MILESAGO - Performance - Australian tours by overseas artists
THE ROLLING STONES
[1965 tour][1966 tour] [NED KELLY] [1973 tour]
Stan Rofe (second from left) talks to The Stones backstage at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda.
[Photo: Laurie Richards Collection, Museum of Performing Arts]
1965 AUSTRALASIAN TOUR
Promoter: Harry M. Miller
The 1965 tour was a package tour with Roy Orbison and The Newbeats. There were different local support acts in each city.Parts of the Sydney leg of the tour were filmed by Movietone News and screened in cinemas. Footage in "Stones Roll Down Under" included their arrival at Kingsford Smith Airport, part of the airport press conference Sydney and part of the performance of Not Fade Away from their first Sydney show.
January 21: Sydney
- arrival at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport + Press conference.
January 22: Manufacturer's Pavilion, Sydney RAS Showground (2 shows).
Support band - Chris Hall & The Torquays. The Torquays took over from The Missing Links, who were sacked by promoter Harry M. Miller the night before the show. The Easybeats also auditioned for the Sydney show but were turned down.
Set list included: Not Fade Away, Walking The Dog, Under The Boardwalk, Little Red Rooster , Around And Around, Heart Of Stone, Time Is On My Side and It's All Over Now.
January 23: Manufacturer's Pavilion, Sydney RAS Showground (3 shows)
January 25: Brisbane.
- Press conference and TV appearance
January 29: Melbourne
- filming of "The Rolling Stones Special" for ATVO - Channel 10 (broadcast on12 February. Songs performed were Walking The Dog / Heart Of Stone / Little Red Rooster / Around And Around
-Palais Theatre, St. Kilda (3 shows) Support bands: Ray Columbus & The Invaders, The Flies.
January 30: Melbourne
- Australian radio (3KZ) - interview with Neville Wragg and Stan Rofe.
January 31: Christchurch
- NZBC radio interview (broadcast in February)
February 1: Theatre Royal, Christchurch (2 shows)
February 2: Civic Theatre, Invercargill (2 shows)
February 3: Dunedin Town Hall (2 shows)
February 6: Auckland Town Hall (3 shows)
February 8: Wellington
- Rongotai Airport - press conference.