MILESAGO - Performance - Australian tours by overseas artists


[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]


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.
- two TV interviews (one with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones), and
- two radio interviews including< 2UE, Sydney.

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
- Brisbane City Hall (2 shows)

January 26: Brisbane City Hall (2 shows)

January 27: Sydney, Manufacturer's Pavilion, Sydney RAS Showground (2 shows)

January 28: Melbourne

    • Essendon Airport. Press conference.
      - Melbourne TV interview with Jagger, Joones + Wyman + footage of arrival at Essendon Airporrt
      - backstage interview
      - Palais Theatre St. Kilda (2 shows) Support: Ray Columbus & The Invaders, The Flies.

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.
- recording of New Zealand TV ads and raadio plugs for the New Zealand-shows.

January 31: Christchurch

- NZBC radio interview (broadcast in February)
- TV interview

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.
- Wellington Town Hall (2 shows)

February 10: Melbourne.

- Press conference incl. interview with Jagger + Wyman.
- Palais Theatre, St. Kilda, Australia, (2 shows) 

February 12: Centennial Hall , Adelaide (2 shows)

February 13: Capitol Theatre, Perth (3 shows)