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SOME TRIVIA

Monday 19th August, 2002 - in the Farnham Room at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, John announced his decision to tour nationally on a large scale for the final time. On its first day of sale, (August 26th) THE LAST TIME tour sold 100,000 tickets. The first two shows to be held at Rod Laver Arena sold out in 55 minutes, third and fourth shows were announced that same day.

12th October - John returned to Cohuna where he had been 'discovered' by Darryl Sambell in 1967. Following the announcement of regional dates John and the band performed a free concert. Cohuna was certainly glad to have John back in town performing. There were signs, yellow balloons, streamers and his music playing from speakers. The all day event was capped off with a huge party featuring the music of John's former band, Strings Unlimited and fireworks.

The LAST TIME tour capital city concerts were held in large entertainment centres, whereas the regional concerts were performed in a 4000 seat air-conditioned tent. Two tents leapfrogged the country to enable the shows to set up on time. The site took 100 workers 1 1/2 days to set up but only 6 hours to pull down and the equipment was carried by a fleet of 6 semi-trailers, 13 trucks, 4 four-wheel drives and 2 cars.

Thursday 21st November - there was a special presentation at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to honour John Farnham. All the arenas across Australia renamed their meet and greet rooms 'The Farnham Room'. John holds the record for the number of shows and the number of patrons in all the venues by an Australin artist across Australia. He was presented with a special plaque to commemorate the occasion.

John and the band said farewell to Lisa Edwards in Adelaide on 25th November. She left the band to prepare for the birth of her baby daughter.
Dannielle Gaha joined the band in Sydney on November 29th.

The LAST TIME tour included 6 states, 7 capital cities and 28 regional centres beginning with the preview show in Melbourne on November 6th 2002. After 89 shows and more than 210 days on the road the Last Time Tour returned to Melbourne for the home town finale fans were hoping for. The final concert on June 15th 2003 at Rod Laver Arena was telecast on Channel 7 enabling millions of people to witness John's final "last time " concert. When John left the stage, the crowd gave him a standing ovation that lasted more than 10 minutes, they just didn't want to leave, it was breathtaking. The night brought a close to the most extensive and finest tour Australian has ever and will ever see.

THE LAST TIME TOUR

November 6, 2002 to June 15, 2003

CAPITAL CITIES

6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 &16 Nov 2002
12, 14 & 15 June 2003 - Home Town Finale
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

21, 22, 23 & 25 Nov 2002
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

29, 30 Nov, 1, 3, 4 & 5 Dec 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre

11, 12, 13, 14 Dec 2002
Newastle Entertainment Centre

16, 17, 19, 20, 21 & 22 Dec 2022 Brisbane Entertainment Centre

14 & 15 February 2003
Burswood Dome, Perth

21 & 22 March
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

UNDER THE BIG TOP/
REGIONAL CENTRES

31 Jan, 1 Feb 2003
Kalgoorlie - Cruickshank Sports Arena

4 & 5 Feb 2003
Geraldton - Eadon Clarke Sports Ground

8 & 9 February 2003
Bunbury - Hay Park North

11 & 12 February 2003
Albany - Centennial Oval

18 & 19 February 2003
Whyalla - Schultz Reserve

22 February 2003
Broken Hill - Memorial Oval

25, 26 & 27 February 2003
Mildura - Aerodrome Oval

1 March 2003
Griffith - Showgrounds

4, 5 & 6 March 2003
Wagga Wagga - Boulton Park

8, 9 & 10 March 2003
Albury/Wadonga - Gateway Island

12 & 13 March 2003
Bendigo - Tom Floods Sports Centre

15, 16 & 17 March 2003
Ballarat - Showgrounds

4, 5 & 6 April 2003
Canberra - Opposite Questacon In The Parliamentary Zone

8, 9 & 10 April 2003
Wollongong - J.J. Kelly Park

13 April 2003
Bathurst - Learmonth Park

16 & 17 April 2003
Dubbo - Ollie Robins Oval

19 & 20 April 2003
Tamworth - Gipps Street Oval

24, 25 & 26 April 2003
Port Macquarie - West Port Park

2 & 3 May 2003
Coffs Harbour - International Sports Stadium

6 & 7 May 2003
Lismore - Showgrounds

9 & 10 May 2003
Toowoomba - Queens Park

13 & 14 May 2003
Caloundra - Quad Park

16 & 17 May 2003
Bundaberg - Kendall's Flats

20 & 21 May 2003
Rockhampton - Junior Rugby & Football Club

23 & 24 May 2003
Mackay - Showgrounds

28 & 29 May 2003
Townsville - Loulister Park

31 May & 1 June 2003
Cairns - West Barlow Park

SET LIST

  • CAPITAL CITIES - 2002

  • Simple Life
  • Rose Coloured Glasses
  • Sometimes
  • Chain Reaction
  • Raindrops
  • Burn for You
  • Romeo's Heart
  • Talk of the Town
  • Two Strong Hearts
  • Have a Little Faith
  • Reasons
  • No Ordinary World
  • Hearts on Fire
  • When the War is Over
  • Age of Reason
  • Keep Talking
  • Man of the Hour
  • Trying to Live My Life Without You
  • Don't You Know It's Magic
  • Angels
  • Help
  • Everytime You Cry
  • Playing To Wn
  • That's Freedom
  • Pressure Down
  • You're The Voice
  • Sadie
  • One
  • The Last Time

SET LIST

  • CAPITAL CITIES 2003
    & UNDER THE BIG TOP

  • Simple Life
  • Sometimes
  • Raindrops
  • A Touch Of Paradise
  • Burn for You
  • Romeo's Heart
  • Talk of the Town
  • Two Strong Hearts
  • Have a Little Faith
  • Chain Reaction
  • Reasons
  • Hearts on Fire
  • No Ordinary World
  • When the War is Over
  • Age of Reason
  • Keep Talking
  • Trying to Live My Life Without You
  • Man of the Hour
  • Don't You Know It's Magic
  • Everytime You Cry
  • Please Don't Ask Me
  • Help
  • Playing To Wn
  • Pressure Down
  • That's Freedom
  • Sadie
  • You're The Voice
  • The Last Time
  • One

The setlist changed during the lengthy tour. Songs listed may not have been played in every venue each night.


BAND

  • Chong Lim
  • Angus Burchall
  • Lisa Edwards
  • Lindsay Field
  • Brett Garsed
  • Craig Newman
  • Stuart Fraser
  • Steve Williams
  • Dannielle Gaha
  • Bob Coassin
  • Lex Tier

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