JPS Australia


David Bowie Tour 1978

  This was 31 year-old David Bowie’s first tour of Australia. He brought along a Showco crew, FOH consoles and a custom built fluorescent light wall and ceiling structure. Unusually no coloured lighting was used. Instead the show relied on the different colour temperatures of incandescent, tungsten, fluorescent and other light sources to create contrast. […]

Bette Midler ‘The Divine Miss M Tour’ 1978

When Bette Midler and her entourage visited Australia, at the end of her 1978 world tour, she sold out 34 shows. Her infamous “trash with flash” act consisted of a sting of hits and jokes including her Delores Delago character – a beached mermaid, who zoomed on and off stage in a motorized wheelchair. Jands […]

Cliff Richard 1978

Tour Dates 1978 May 18 Regent Theatre Sydney May 20 Festival Hall Brisbane May 22, 23 Canberra Theare, Canberra May 25 Festival Hall Melbourne May 27 Apollo Theatre Adelaide May 29 Entertainment Centre Perth

George Benson 1978

Tour Dates 1978 March 17 Festival Hall Brisbane March 18 State Theatre Sydney March 19 Palais Theatre Melbourne March 21 Apollo Theatre Adelaide Promotor Garry Van Egmond

Electric Light Orchestra 1978

1978 was the peak of Electric Light Orchestra’s popularity with Out Of The Blue as their best selling album yet, a wildly popular stage show, and general high respect from radio and music critics. ELO brought their symphonic rock and laser lighting show to Australia in February 1978. Nothing on this scale had been seen […]