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CONCERT DATE: March 27 1977 (8:30 pm). Abilene TX.

Elvis To Return Here For March 27 Concert
by Robert Williams
The Abilene Reporter News
March 1, 1977

Elvis Presley is coming back to Taylor County Coliseum March 27. coliseum manager Dennis Templeton announced this morning. "Due to the appreciation of The Abilene audience on his first visit to the Big Country," Templeton said, "Elvis has agreed to a return engagement." The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, "and will be sold until all are gone," Templeton said. Prices are $10. $12.50 and $15. There will be a 25-cent handling charge on each ticket sold to pay the box office staff.

"The tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis," Templeton said, and no phone reservations or mail orders will be accepted. Although Presley performed for a sell-out crowd of 8,600 people on his last appearance in Abilene Oct. 9, 1974, only about 8,200 seats are available for this performance under direction of The Abilene Fire Department.

"Ever since I've been here, all I've heard is, "When are you going to get Elvis back?" Templeton said. "So now he's back." Expecting a large crowd at the opening of ticket sales, Templeton has moved two West Texas Fair ticket booths lo the front of the coliseum so eight ticket windows may be operated at once.

The tickets will he evenly divided between the eight windows, Templeton said, and all will have front-row tickets. "So it doesn't matter what line you get in," Templeton said. "If you don't get a front-row seat, it's because someone beat you to it."

Courtesy of Francesc Lopez