Bee Gees – Their next single will be their new album title track
“Idea” – will start a two weeks European tour on September 26 with
a major concert in London.
The London date – venue has still to be set – will be their only
British appearance and, following the European Fortnight, Bee Gees fly
to Japan for a further fortnight’s concerts. As usual, they will be
accompanied by their 30 piece orchestra.
Group was to have toured Japan in July but postponed the trip after
arranging to film “Frankie Howerd Meets The Bee Gees” which also
stars Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger, next week for Thames Tv showing in
the autumn, plus a Paris Tv spectacular.
Bee Gees, who are featured on “Time For Blackburn” this Saturday
singing two songs including “World”, release the new single “Idea”
on July 19th and it coincides with the release of the new album.
After issuing four singles and an album in six months, group has
waited four months to follow up the ill fated “Jumbo” which got no
higher than No. 27. Barry Gibb explains: “Jumbo” was a sad mistake,
although we didn’t select it ourselves. Anyhow the reason for the four
month delay is that we’ve become much more careful about what singles
to put out.”
Bee Gees will have less than two weeks to promote the single before
flying to the States for their million dollar tour which opens at
Phoenix Arizona on August 1. they play the Hollywood Bowl the following
Contrary to reports, paper dolls will not accompany the Bee Gees on
the American Tour. Only firm supporting act so far is Spanky And Our
Following the American, European and Japanese concerts, Bee gees
return at the end of October to record the music for their film “Lord
Kitchener’s Five Little Drummer Boys” before flying to South Africa
in November to start a four month filming schedule.