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Isolar II – The 1978 World Tour

THE 1978 WORLD TOUR It’s two years since he made his last tour; Japan is included after a lapse of five years,and Australia and New Zealand for the first time. He drew gigantic numbers of attendances there. Its 77 concerts reached nearly a million people

THE 1978 WORLD TOUR It’s two years since he made his last tour; Japan is included after a lapse of five years,and Australia and New Zealand for the first time. He drew gigantic numbers of attendances there. Its 77 concerts reached nearly a million people. Bowie was through with creating and playing characters; he was anxious to find out what it would be like to present his own self on stage. He found he quite liked it: he was often quite gay and, particularly in the smaller houses,he rejoiced in this contact with the audience. Still,there were enough moments of boredom, which of course is inevitable when one is taking a show around the world. A short interval divided the show into two parts,the repertory of the first part mainly consisting of the recent material of Low and Heroes,that of the second part being made up of numbers from Station to Station and,to everyone’s surprise,Ziggy Stardust. The greatest part of the audience had never had an opportunity of seeing and hearing Ziggy live,so the broad selection of numbers from the Ziggy LP was received with loud cheers in every city. Bowie had lined the stage with a large cage of neon lights,four vast walls of 292 tubes in all. When lit these produced a magni­ ficent effect which was a surprise to everyone; coloured lamps were also used. Altogether it was a happy, warm-hearted show.

 

Tour by David Bowie

Associated album Low & “Heroes”

Start date 29 March 1978

End date 12-dec-78

Legs 4 Shows 77

 

Tour band

David Bowie: Vocals, Chamberlain
Carlos Alomar: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Adrian Belew: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dennis Davis: Drums, Percussions, Backing Vocals
Simon House: Electric Violin
Sean Mayes: Piano, String Ensemble, Backing Vocals
George Murray: Bass, Backing Vocals
Roger Powell: Keyboards, Synthesizer (except 11/11-14)
Dennis Garcia: Keyboards, Synthesizer (11/11-14 only)

 

Tour dates  ,Date ,City ,Country ,Venue

North American & Canadian Leg of the Tour
1978/03

29th San Diego, San Diego Sports Arena – USA USA
30th Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum – USA USA

1978/04
2nd   Fresno, Convention Centre – USA USA
3rd   Los Angeles, The Forum – USA USA
4th   Los Angeles, The Forum – USA USA
5th   Oakland, Oakland Coliseum – USA USA
6th   Los Angeles, The Forum – USA USA
9th   Houston, The Summit – USA USA
10th Dallas, Dallas Convention Centre *TV broadcast – USA USA
11th Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Assembly Centre – USA USA
13th Nashville, Municipal Auditorium – USA USA
14th Memphis, Mid-South Coliseum – USA USA
15th Kansas City, Municipal Auditorium – USA USA
17th Chicago, Arie Crown Theatre – USA USA
18th Chicago, Arie Crown Theatre – USA USA
20th Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA USA
21st Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA USA
22nd Cleveland, Richfield Coliseum – USA USA
24th Milwaukee, Mecca Arena – USA USA
26th Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Civic Arena – USA USA
27th Washington , Capital Centre – USA USA
28th Philadelphia, The Spectrum – USA USA
29th Philadelphia, The Spectrum – USA USA

1978/05
1st   Toronto, Maple Leafs Garden – Canada Canada
2nd   Ottawa, Ottawa Civic Centre – Canada Canada
3rd   Montreal, Montreal Forum – Canada Canada
5th   Providence, Providence Civic Centre – USA USA
6th   Boston, New Boston Garden Arena – USA USA
7th   New York, Madison Square Garden – USA USA
8th   New York, Madison Square Garden – USA USA
9th   New York, Madison Square Garden – USA USA

European Leg of the Tour
1978/05

14th Frankfurt, Festhalle – Germany Germany
15th Hamburg, Kongress Zentrum – Germany Germany
16th Düsseldorf, Philipshalle (Cancelled due to re-scheduled) – Germany Germany
16th Berlin, Deutchlandhalle – Germany Germany
18th Essen, Grugahalle – Germany Germany
19th Cologne, Kölner Sporthalle – Germany Germany
20th Munich, Olympiahalle – Germany Germany
22nd Vienna, Stadthalle – Austria Austria
24th Paris, Pavillon de Paris – France France
25th Paris, Pavillon de Paris – France France
26th Lyons, Palais des Sports de Gerland – France France
27th Marseille, Parc Chaneau (Cancelled due to re-scheduled) – France France
27th Marseille, Palais des Sports – France France
31st Copenhagen, Falkoner Teatret – Denmark Denmark

1978/06
1st   Copenhagen, Falkoner Teatret – Denmark Denmark
2nd   Stockholm, Skansen (Cancelled due to re-scheduled) – Sweden Sweden
2nd   Stockholm, Kungliga Tennishallen – Sweden Sweden
4th   Gothenburg, Scandinavium – Sweden Sweden
5th   Oslo, Ekersberghallen – Norway Norway
7th   Rotterdam, Sportpaleis Ahoy – Holland Holland
8th   Rotterdam, Sportpaleis Ahoy – Holland Holland
9th   Rotterdam, Sportpaleis Ahoy – Holland Holland
11th Brussels, Vorst Forest Nationaal – Belgium Belgium
12th Brussels, Vorst Forest Nationaal – Belgium Belgium
14th Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle City Hall – UK UK
15th Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle City Hall – UK UK
16th Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle City Hall – UK UK
19th Glasgow, Apollo Theatre – Scotland Scotland
20th Glasgow, Apollo Theatre – Scotland Scotland
21st Glasgow, Apollo Theatre – Scotland Scotland
22nd Glasgow, Apollo Theatre – Scotland Scotland
24th Stafford, New Bingley Hall County Showground – UK UK
25th Stafford, New Bingley Hall County Showground – UK UK
26th Stafford, New Bingley Hall County Showground – UK UK
29th London, Earl’s Court – UK UK
30th London, Earl’s Court – UK UK

1978/07
1st   London, Earls Court – UK UK

The Oz Tour – Australian & New Zealand Leg of the Tour
1978/11

5th   Sydney (Rehearsals) – Australia Australia
6th   Sydney (Rehearsals) – Australia Australia
7th   Sydney (Rehearsals) – Australia Australia
8th   Sydney (Rehearsals) – Australia Australia
9th   Sydney (Rehearsals) – Australia Australia
11th Adelaide, Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground – Australia Australia
14th Perth, Perth Entertainment Centre – Australia Australia
18th Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground – Australia Australia
21st Brisbane, Lang Park – Australia Australia
24th Sydney, RAS Showgrounds – Australia Australia
25th Sydney, RAS Showgrounds – Australia Australia
29th Christchurch, Queen Elizabeth II Park – New Zealand New Zealand

The Oz Tour – Australian & New Zealand Leg of the Tour  1978/12
2nd   Auckland, Western Springs Speedway Stadium – New Zealand New Zealand

Japan Leg of the Tour 1978/12
6th   Osaka, Osaka Koseinenkin Kaikan – Japan Japan
7th   Osaka, Osaka Koseinenkin Kaikan – Japan Japan
9th   Osaka, Banpaku Kinen Hall – Japan Japan
11th Tokyo, Nippon Budokan – Japan Japan
12th Tokyo, NHK Hall *TV broadcast – Japan Japan

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