David Bowie 1976-05-13 Rotterdam, The Netherlands (SK SBD)
David Bowie 1976-05-17 Paris ,France, Pavillion de Paris (Diedrich)
David Bowie 1976-05-18 Paris ,Paris Pavillon – Sure White Stains – SQ 7
David Bowie 1976-05-18 Paris ,The Pavillion – 1976 Finale – SQ-8
David Bowie 1976-05-18 Paris,Pavillon ,France (low gen) – SQ -8
THE STATION TO STATION TOUR
This show was quite different from anything he had ever done before. No more spectacular drama of the kind of Ziggy or Halloween Jack,but a show that was opened by a surrealistic black & white 1922 film called ‘Un Chien Andalou’ ,by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel. This surrealism had a firm hold upon his show,which it self was kept in black and white as it were,with Bowie being dressed in black trousers and shoes,white shirt and black waistcoat,and the lights being all white. No brightly coloured lighting,just white,but with different degrees of brightness. There was also a roof of neon-lights,the same that was – on a larger scale – used in the ’78 tour.
Bowie had created a totally new character,which fitted perfectly into the surrealistic atmosphere of this show: a frosty,unlaughing figure who never showed any emotion. He called him The Thin White Duke. It wasn’t always easy to play this part from beginning to end,and so,during many a concert Bowie stepped out of his role to greet the enthusiastic audience.
Besides the musicians listed below,Bowie had originally planned to take Ava Cherry and Claudia Lennear as backup singers,but later on he thought better of it ,deciding thut two joyfully dancing singers would be out of tune with his cold ,surrealistic show. As usual,the audience were quite stunned by his show and on the whole it was well received whereever it came. Bowie dubbed his band ‘Raw Moun’.
THE 1976 EUROPEAN TOUR
After 39 concerts in North America,Bowie set out on his very first tour of Europe in April. Most of the time he played in small houses for no more than 3,000 people and often when he did play in larger places these were not sold out. During the majority of the 25 concerts Bowie was as drunk as a judge and reeling off a lot of nonsense,but nonetheless he always got a good reception,and his popularity was much enchanced by the shows.
Tour by David Bowie Start date 2 February 1976 End date 18 May 1976 Legs 2 Shows 64
In March 1976, the band became known as Raw Moon.
David Bowie – vocals, saxophone Stacey Heydon – lead guitar Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar George Murray – bass guitar Dennis Davis – drums Tony Kaye – keyboards, synthesizers
Date City Country Venue North America 2 February 1976 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum 3 February 1976 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum 4 February 1976 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum 6 February 1976 Daly City, California Cow Palace 8 February 1976 Los Angeles, California The Forum 9 February 1976 Los Angeles, California The Forum
11 February 1976 Los Angeles, California The Forum
13 February 1976 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena 15 February 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16 February 1976 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum 17 February 1976 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena 20 February 1976 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Arena 21 February 1976 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium 22 February 1976 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium 23 February 1976 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum 25 February 1976 Montreal, Quebec Canada Montreal Forum 26 February 1976 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leaf Gardens 27 February 1976 Cleveland, Ohio United States Public Auditorium 28 February 1976 Cleveland, Ohio United States Public Auditorium
29 February 1976 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Arena 1 March 1976Detroit, Michigan Cobo Arena
3 March 1976 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre 5 March 1976 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium 6 March 1976 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum 7 March 1976 Nashville, Tennessee Municipal Auditorium 8 March 1976 Atlanta, Georgia Omni Coliseum 11 March 1976 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena 12 March 1976 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope 13 March 1976 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre 14 March 1976 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
15 March 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum 16 March 1976Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
17 March 1976 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden 19 March 1976 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 20 March 1976 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial 21 March 1976 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center 22 March 1976 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum 23 March 1976 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum 26 March 1976 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
Europe 7-apr-76 Munich Germany Olympiahalle 8-apr-76 Düsseldorf Philipshalle 10-apr-76 Berlin Deutschlandhalle 11-apr-76 Hamburg Congress Centrum 12-apr-76Hamburg Congress Centrum
13-apr-76 Frankfurt Festhalle 14-apr-76 Ludwigshafen (cancelled) 17-apr-76 Berne Switzerland (Cancelled) Festhalle Zurich Hallenstadion 24-apr-76 Helsinki Finland Messuhalli 26-apr-76 Stockholm Sweden Kungliga Tennishallen 27-apr-76Stockholm Sweden Kungliga TennishallenOslo Norway (Cancelled) Ekebergshallen 28-apr-76 Gothenburg Scandinavium Sweden 29-apr-76 Copenhagen Denmark Folketeatret 30-apr-76Copenhagen Denmark Folketeatret
3 May 1976 London England Empire Pool 4 May 1976 London England Empire Pool5 May 1976 6 May 1976 London England Empire Pool7 May 1976 8 May 1976 London England Empire Pool
11 May 1976Brussels Belgium Vorst Nationaal
13 May 1976 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis Ahoy 14 May 1976Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis Ahoy
17 May 1976 Paris France Pavillon de Paris 18 May 1976Paris France Pavillon de Paris