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Home > Newspaper Articles > 1970 > November 14 1970 (8:30 pm). Los Angeles CA.
CONCERT DATE: November 14 1970 (8:30 pm). Los Angeles CA.
Elvis Presley in Concert at Forum on Nov. 14
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 1970
Elvis Presley will appear in concert Nov. 14 at the Inglewood Forum as part of a seven-city West Coast tour. It will be his first local appearance in 13 years.
Other stops on the tour will include Oakland, Nov 10; Portland, Nov. 11; Seattle, nov 12; San Francisco, Nov. 13; San Diego, Nov. 15 and Denver, Nov. 17.
The West Coast swing comes on the heels of a six-city tour that included Phoenix, St. Louis, Detroit, Miami Beach, Tampa and Mobile. His only other appearances in the past decade have been at the International Hotel in Las Vegas and at the Astrodome in Houston. Presley's last Los Angeles appearance was in 1957 at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.
Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. Forum concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Forum box office. Tickets will also go on sale Monday at Ticketron outlets. The Forum seats 18,699.
The tour was arranged by Col. Tom Parker, Presley's manager, in conjuction with Jerry Weintraub's Management III Ltd., a New york based concert promotion management firm. The Los Angeles concert will be presented by Management III in association with Concert Associates and Concert West.
Weintraub, who also handled the earlier Presley tour, said arrangements for this one were finalized Wednesday. While he will present plans for future tours to Parker for consideration, no future tours has been discussed.
However, Weintraub made it clear that he is pleased with the Presley-Parker association. "Presley's the greatest attraction in the world," he said. "I'll present him anywhere, any time."
Weintraub said the Forum appearance will be the largest arena of the two tours. Detroit's Kiel Auditorium, with 17,000 seats was the largest stop on the first tour. Presley's largest crowds were at the Astrodome where he drew more than 200,000 for six shows.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez