Elvis On Tour April '72

  • The tour in April 1972 consisted of 19 shows, located in 15 different cities. Elvis visited a total of 12 States on this tour; New York, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico. It is estimated that more than 220.000 spectators attended these shows.

  • Aprilturnéen i 1972 besto av 19 show, fordelt på 15 forskjellige byer. Elvis besøkte i alt 12 stater på denne turnéen; New York, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Texas og New Mexico. Det er anslått at over 220.000 tilskuere overvar disse showene.

Elvis' spring tour in 1972 was filmed by MGM, for inclusion in the movie documentary Elvis On Tour... a movie that later was rewarded with a Golden Globe Award for best documentary. The film crew followed Elvis on occasional parts of the tour. The production began with test filming at the opening show in Buffalo, New York on April 5th. The primary filming began with the 8:30 pm show in Hampton Roads on April 9th. Furthermore, they continued with filming of the concerts Elvis did on the 10th, 14th and 18th of April.

The following concert footage was used in the movie; The Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia, April 9th/ The Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, April 10th/ The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, April 14th/ Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, April 18th.

There are also unused footage, but not from the actual concerts; Dayton, Ohio (April 7th), Roanoke, Virginia (April 11th) and Albuquerque, New Mexico (April 19th).

This tour, which lasted just over two weeks and a total of 19 shows, is considered to be a good one musically. Orchestra and band worked very well together, and Elvis was vocally in very good shape.


Elvis’ vår-turné i 1972 ble filmet av MGM, for inkludering i kinodokumentaren Elvis On Tour... en film som senere ble belønnet med en Golden Globe for beste dokumentar. Filmteamet fulgte Elvis på deler av turnéen. De startet med testfilming under åpningsshowet i Buffalo, New York 5. april, og fortsatte deretter med å gjøre opptak under showet i Hampton Roads 9. april 20:30. Videre fortsatte de med opptak av konsertene Elvis holdt den 10, 14 og 18. april.

Følgende konsertopptak ble benyttet i filmen; The Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 9. april/ The Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, 10. april/ The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, 14. april/ Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, 18. april.

Det eksisterer også ubenyttede opptak, dog ikke fra selve konsertene; Dayton, Ohio (7. april), Roanoke, Virginia (11. april) og fra Albuquerque, New Mexico (19. april).

Denne turnéen, som strakk seg over drøyt 2 uker og 19 show, regnes for å være god rent musikalsk. Orkester og band fungerte meget godt sammen, og Elvis var vokalt i toppform.

Sources; “Elvis In Concert 1945-1977” - Sebastiano Cecere / “Elvis: The Concert Years 1969-1977” – Stein Erik Skar / “Elvis On Tour” – Joseph A. Tunzi / www.elvisconcerts.com / www.elvis-in-concert.com