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Earthling Tour

The David Bowie Earthling Tour (83 Shows) opened on 7 June 1997 at Flughafen Blankensee in Lübeck, Germany continuing through Europe, North America before reaching a conclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 November 1997.

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David Bowie 1997 Earthling Tour

The David Bowie Earthling Tour opened on 7 June 1997 at Flughafen Blankense – Lübeck, Germany continuing through Europe, North America before reaching a conclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 November 1997.

 History

Bowie and his band began rehearsing for the tour in April 1997, and expected the tour to last “from May through Christmas” (1997). Bowie expected it to be “really extensive, a long, long tour.

The original concept of the tour was to perform two separate set lists, one regular, and one dance-oriented set incorporating drum and bass. The two set-lists was abandoned, due to media critics and audience apathy, after the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg – Utrecht performance on 11 June 1997 with elements of each incorporated into the one set.

The 19 July 1997 Phoenix Festival performance, was billed as Tao Jones Index, in the BBC Radio 1 dance tent preceded the regular performance on the main stage the following day. The 14 October 1997 show at the Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY, broadcast on MTV’s Live from the 10 Spot, was added at short-notice due to cancellation by The Rolling Stones. The following show on 15 October 1997 at the Radio City Music Hall – New York City was as part of the GQ Awards. The set-list for the shows included a version of the Laurie Anderson work O Superman with lead vocals by Gail Ann Dorsey. Tour Publicist Tony Michaelides handled press, radio & television for Bowie.

 Tour band

David Bowie – vocals, guitar, alto & baritone saxophone

Reeves Gabrels – guitar

Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, vocals, keyboards

Zachary Alford – drums, percussion

Mike Garson – keyboards

Tour dates

 Date – City – Country – Venue

 Warm-up shows

17 May 1997 Dublin ,Ireland ,The Factory Studios

02 June 1997 London ,England ,Hanover Grand

03 June 1997 London ,England ,Hanover Grand

05 June 1997 Hamburg ,Germany ,Grosse Freiheit

Europe

07 June 1997 Lübeck ,Germany ,Flughafen Blankense

08 June 1997 Offenbach am Main,Germany ,Bieberer Berg Stadion

10 June 1997 Amsterdam ,Netherlands,Paradiso

11 June 1997 Utrecht ,The Netherlands Muziekcentrum,Vredenburg

13 June 1997 Essen ,Germany ,(Cancelled) Essen Stadium

13 June 1997 Dortmund ,Westfale ,Germany ,Westfalehalle

14 June 1997 Paris ,France ,Parc des Princes

16 June 1997 Rezé ,France ,La Trocadiere

17 June 1997 Bordeaux ,La Medocquine

19 June 1997 Clermont-Ferran d,Maison des Sports

21 June 1997 Leipzig,Germany ,Go Bang Festival

22 June 1997 Munich,Germany

24 June 1997 Vienna,Austria,Sommer Arena

25 June 1997 Prague,Czech Republic,Congress Centre

28 June 1997 Oslo,Norway  Kalvoeya Festival

29 June 1997 Turku,Finland,Ruisrock Festival

01 July 1997 Zagreb,Croatia,Dom Sportova

02 July 1997 Pistoia  Italy,Piazza del Duomo

04 July 1997 Torhout,Belgium,Torhout Festival

05 July 1997 Werchter,Werchter Festival

06 July 1997 Ringe,Denmark,Midtfyns Festival

08 July 1997 Brescia,Italy,Stadio Mario Rigamonti

10 July 1997 Napoli,Neapolis Festival

11 July 1997 Arbatax,Rocce Rosse Festival

13 July 1997 Frauenfeld,Switzerland,Out in the Green

15 July 1997 Madrid,Spain,(Cancelled) Las Ventas

16 July 1997 Zaragoza,Pabellón Príncipe Felipe

17 July 1997 San Sebastián,Velodromo De Anoeta

19 July 1997 Stratford upon Avon,England,,Phoenix Festival

20 July 1997 Stratford upon Avon,England,,Phoenix Festival

22 July 1997 Glasgow,Scotland,Barrowlands

23 July 1997 Manchester,England,Manchester Academy

25 July 1997 Malmö,Sweden,Mölleplatsen

26 July 1997 Stockholm,Lollipop Festival

27 July 1997 Gdańsk,Poland, (Cancelled) Stadion Lechii

29 July 1997 Lyon,France,Fourvière

30 July 1997 Juan-les-Pins,Pinede Gould

01 August 1997 Birmingham,England,Que Club

02 August 1997 Liverpool,Royal Court

03 August 1997 Newcastle upon Tyne,Riverside

05 August 1997 Nottingham,Rock City

06 August 1997 Leeds,Town & Country Club

08 August 1997 Dublin,Ireland,Olympia Theatre

09 August 1997 Dublin,Ireland,Olympia Theatre

11 August 1997 London,England,Shepherds Bush Empire

12 August 1997 London,England,Shepherds Bush Empire

14 August 1997 Budapest,Hungary,Student Island Fest

North America

06 September 1997 Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada,Plaza of Nations

07 September 1997 Seattle, Washington ,US ,Paramount Theater

09 September 1997 San Francisco, California,The Warfield

10 September 1997 Los Angeles, California,Hollywood Athletic Club

12 September 1997 Universal City, CA,Universal Amphitheatre

13 September 1997 Universal City, California,Universal

15 September 1997 San Francisco, California,The Warfield

16 September 1997 San Francisco, California,The Warfield

19 September 1997 Chicago, Illinois,The Vic Theater

21 September 1997 Detroit, Michigan,State Theater

22 September 1997 Detroit, Michigan,State Theater

24 September 1997 Montreal, Quebec,Canada,Metropolis

25 September 1997 Montreal, Quebec,Canada,Metropolis

27 September 1997 Toronto, Ontario,Warehouse

28 September 1997 Toronto, Ontario,Warehouse

30 September 1997 Boston, Massachusetts ,US ,Orpheum Theatre

01 October 1997 Boston, Massachusetts ,US ,Orpheum Theatre

03 October 1997 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Electric Factory

04 October 1997 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Electric Factory

07 October 1997 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,Chili Pepper

08 October 1997 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,Chili Pepper

10 October 1997 Atlanta, Georgia,International Ballroom

12 October 1997 Washington, D.C.The Capitol Ballroom

13 October 1997 New York City,The Supper Club

14 October 1997 Port Chester, NY,Capitol Theatre (MTV 10-Spot)

15 October 1997 New York City,Radio City Music Hall (GQ Awards)

17 October 1997 Chicago, Illinois,Aragon Ballroom

18 October 1997 St. Paul, Minnesota,Roy Wilkins Auditorium

23 October 1997 Mexico City,Mexico,Foro Sol

South America

31 October 1997 Curitiba,Brazil,Paulo Leminski Concert and Entertainment Hall

01 November 1997 Sao Paulo,Ibirapuera Arena

02 November 1997 Rio de Janeiro,Citibank Hall

05 November 1997 Santiago,Chile,Estadio Nacional de Chile

07 November 1997 Buenos Aires,Argentina,Estadio Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverri

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