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Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:43 pm

My understanding is the tour was canceled at the last moment do to Alices health. My question is do any pictures of this stage show exsist? Was their a tour program book produced for this tour?

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Mr.Bluelegs » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:29 pm

I doubt that there was a completed tour program. This tour production seems like it would have been fantastic with the multi-levels and song possibilities.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by sumorider » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:48 pm

I believe that this tour concept is "Disco is hell".
It is a pity that the tour was canceled.

It would be a delight to see “Guilty” "Didn't We Meet" "You Gotta Dance" on stage.

You can see "GIVE THE KID A BREAK" "GO TO HELL / WISH YOU WERE HERE"
"I Never Cry" 1976 performance on Youtube.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:51 pm

I guess what i really want to know is how far along was the production of it before it was cancled? I would assume if the stage was built and ready to go or if their was rehearsals that pictures maybe a tour program might exsist. At the vary least photos of the stage.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:57 pm

What doesnt make sense to me (if i have the right info) is how did this show get cancled do to coopers bad health but he was able to continue on with the nightmare show and just add in i never cry. I think im missing something here. Lol. Sorry just learning about all this stuff. I wasnt born till 1980 lol i missed all the good shows.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Swinger » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:19 pm

Well I wasn't alive in the 70's either but wasn't the Nightmare show with I Never Cry added in Australia in 77, about a year after the Goes to Hell tour was planned? Seems like a fairly reasonable time to rest before going on tour again.

What I'm curious about regarding the tour is: was the stage and props and so on built by the time it was canceled? Was it scrapped altogether or was it used for something elese?
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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:29 pm

Swinger wrote:Well I wasn't alive in the 70's either but wasn't the Nightmare show with I Never Cry added in Australia in 77, about a year after the Goes to Hell tour was planned? Seems like a fairly reasonable time to rest before going on tour again.

What I'm curious about regarding the tour is: was the stage and props and so on built by the time it was canceled? Was it scrapped altogether or was it used for something elese?
So your saying he didnt tour in 76?

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Devon » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:25 am

Correct. No tour in 76. It was cancelled.

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/content.p ... /t-gth.php

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:43 am

Devon wrote:Correct. No tour in 76. It was cancelled.

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/content.p ... /t-gth.php
Then why does he say he toured nightmare for 2 years if there was no touring in 76? Bad memorie lol

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Si » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:05 am

Keith1980 wrote:
Devon wrote:Correct. No tour in 76. It was cancelled.

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/content.p ... /t-gth.php
Then why does he say he toured nightmare for 2 years if there was no touring in 76? Bad memorie lol
They did the WTMN show in 1977 in Australia before starting the L&W tour.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Mr.Bluelegs » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:48 am

Too bad the tour didn't happen, it really would have helped sales of the GTH album as well as providing an amazing show that could have rivaled or even surpassed the WTMN tour. Most of the album would have worked well on stage, too. A very underrated LP.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by pitkin88 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:02 am

The 77 tour was sub par and I have no doubt that a 76 tour would have been a poor one if based on ACGTH. A huge drop off after WTMN.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:31 am

Si wrote:
Keith1980 wrote:
Devon wrote:Correct. No tour in 76. It was cancelled.

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/content.p ... /t-gth.php
Then why does he say he toured nightmare for 2 years if there was no touring in 76? Bad memorie lol
They did the WTMN show in 1977 in Australia before starting the L&W tour.
Was their ever a reason given for the tour to be cancelled, was it alcahol? Or other things? Were their promos for the album or the cancelled tour? Did the album just appear on the shelfs kinda like dada?

Ignore this lol just read the time line. Lol.
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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by pitkin88 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:36 am

No the album received promotion with ads in the major music papers.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Devon » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:49 am

Keith1980 wrote: Was their ever a reason given for the tour to be cancelled, was it alcahol? Or other things?
It's mentioned in the link I provided.

"A 30 date tour was planned but canceled two days before rehearsals are set to start, Alice collapsed and was rushed to UCLA Hospital in L.A. and was diagnosed as suffering from Anemia. Doctors tell him to take a least a months break. He`s sent to Barbados for two weeks golf and recuperation. When he returned to LA, it was back to the parties and golf."

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by Keith1980 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:51 am

Devon wrote:
Keith1980 wrote: Was their ever a reason given for the tour to be cancelled, was it alcahol? Or other things?
It's mentioned in the link I provided.

"A 30 date tour was planned but canceled two days before rehearsals are set to start, Alice collapsed and was rushed to UCLA Hospital in L.A. and was diagnosed as suffering from Anemia. Doctors tell him to take a least a months break. He`s sent to Barbados for two weeks golf and recuperation. When he returned to LA, it was back to the parties and golf."

I know i read it after i posted lol sorry

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by recoop » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:35 am

A bit of trivia- from my memory it was reported that Jethro Tull took up at least some of the tour dates/venues when AC cancelled- I remember thinking this seemed odd because Alice to me was a huge act(probably overblown in my own mind)- of course I now realise Jethro Tull were a big live draw in the USA in mid 70s

I think the cancellation of this tour plus the emergence of Kiss was two parts of Alice's big popularity fall- the other part being 1974 (combined split up of band and taking most of 1974 off)- I know Welcome was a success but maybe after reflecting on the softening of the sound/image plus the other two factors mentioned a lot of fans jumped ship.

I think if the Hell tour had gone ahead, the fans would have got the joke as such re disco being Hell and enjoyed the show whilst waiting for the next album/tour.
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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by A_MichaelUK » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:08 am

From Keith1980:
"Was their a tour program book produced for this tour?"

No.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by A_MichaelUK » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:11 am

From Keith1980:
"I would assume if the stage was built and ready to go or if their was rehearsals that pictures maybe a tour program might exsist. At the vary least photos of the stage."

I don't think there was anything like that.

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Re: Goes to Hell tour

Post by A_MichaelUK » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:12 am

From Swinger:
"What I'm curious about regarding the tour is: was the stage and props and so on built by the time it was canceled?"

Almost certainly not.

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