Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

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Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

Post by bertgangl » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:35 pm

Hi, all,

I recently visited a library near Nashville and browsed through several years of old issues of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine.

In the March 1988 issue, I found the following dates listed for Petra:
Sydney (Mar 05) Newcastle (06) Brisbane (07) Hobart (09) Aubrey (10) Melbourne (11) Perth (12) Adelaide (13) Auckland (15)

The Mar 04, 1988, issue of the Sydney Morning Herald Australian newspaper also advertises a show the following evening at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, which would seem to confirm that the band was at least scheduled to play in Australia during that same time frame.

So, does anyone know if the band did, indeed, play Australia and New Zealand in early 1988? I do know, from newspaper articles and fan recollections, that they toured Australia Feb/Mar of 1986, when Schlitt was first brought on board, and then again in Nov/Dec of that same year. But this is the first I've heard about a 1988 Australian tour.

I'm looking to add verified shows to our tour history page, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, all, and thanks, again, to everyone who has contributed so far to our tour archive. We are still adding lots of new information as folks chime in to tell us about the shows they've seen.

Bert

www.johnwschlitt.com/fans/tourlistpetra.htm
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Re: Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

Post by michaelc » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:48 am

Hi Bert.
Mate Petra toured Sep 1989 with On Fire.
I was at the Brisbane show 14 Sep 1989.

Cheers.
Michael.
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Re: Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

Post by bertgangl » Sun May 03, 2020 11:32 am

Michael,

Great info! Do you, by chance, happen to remember the venue for the Sep 14, 1989, Brisbane show?

Bert
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Re: Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

Post by michaelc » Sat May 30, 2020 2:25 am

Hey Bert.
Yeah mate Festival Hall Brisbane.
All manor of international acts played there...Stryper..Led Zeppplin,Beatles, Wings.. list goes on..
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Re: Petra - Australia/New Zealand Tour (?) 1988

Post by bertgangl » Sat May 30, 2020 9:13 pm

Excellent! Thanks, so much, for the Brisbane venue info.

Blessings!
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