☆ 40 years ago ...... in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada .... ABBA played the first date of its one and only North American concert tour .... They'd been to America several times for television promotional appearances and such .... but this time it was to perform 18 full-length concerts with a large band ...... September 13, 1979 Edmonton AB - Northlands Coliseum September 15, 1979 Vancouver BC - Pacific Coliseum September 17, 1979 Seattle - Seattle Center Coliseum September 18, 1979 Portland OR - Paramount Theatre September 19, 1979 Concord CA - Pavilion September 21, 1979 Anaheim CA - ACC Arena September 22, 1979 San Diego - Sports Arena September 23, 1979 Tempe AZ - ASU Activity Center September 24, 1979 Las Vegas - Aladdin Theatre September 26, 1979 Omaha NE - Civic Auditorium September 27, 1979 Saint Paul MN - Civic Center September 29, 1979 Milwaukee Auditorium September 30, 1979 Chicago - Auditorium Theatre October 2, 1979 New York City - Radio City Music Hall October 3, 1979 Boston - Music Hall October 4, 1979 Washington D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall October 6, 1979 Montreal - Forum October 7, 1979 Toronto - Maple Leaf Gardens ☆ Their current single at the time was "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", featured on the forthcoming Greatest Hits Vol.2 ........ Their most recent original LP was Voulez-Vous , released the previous April .... Six songs from Voulez-Vouz were performed in the shows . So then ...... here is a thread to discuss this era of ABBA's history ..... 1979 ! I plan on posting pics, links, video, and various things as the shows anniversary-dates tick by .... and will continue through with the European tour including Wembley Arena, London, which produced the live album and video .... and then, finally, the Japan dates of March 1980, which ended up being their final concerts. → It'd be awesome to hear some first-hand accounts from anyone here who actually saw them ! Also, I'd also like to try and get more clear on what recordings really exist from this tour.... I've got a few . I understand how things can go around here... but it's my hope to keep things fairly on-topic and not have it turn into an "All Things ABBA" type thread..... This is not the place to talk about their supposed forthcoming new music or "ABBA-tar" show -- that belongs here: New music by ABBA! ABBA to tour as holograms in 2019 Okay then ..... thoughts, anyone ?