David Bowie 1976 Isolar 1 Tour

David Bowie Isolar – 1976 Tour was a concert tour in support of the album Station To Station. It opened on 2 February 1976 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, and continued through North America and Europe, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on 18 May 1976. The tour is commonly referred to as Thin White Duke Tour,The Station to Station Tour, and The White Light Tour.

Bowie performs at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 26 February 1976.

The performances began with a projected sequence of surrealist images, depicting a razor blade cutting into an eyeball, from the 1928 film Un Chien Andalou, by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. The visual element of the performances incorporated banks of fluorescent white light set against black backdrops creating a stark spectacle on a stage largely devoid of props or other visual distractions.

The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio performance on 28 February 1976 was recorded by a concert-goer and released as the bootleg entitled “NeoExpressionism” on the TSP (The Swinging Pig) label. It would be digitally re-mastered in 2007 and the entire set released on 2 CD’s. The only song not done at this performance is “Sister Midnight.”

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, performance on 23 March 1976 was recorded by RCA Records with extracts broadcast by The King Biscuit Radio Network. Two songs from the performance were later included on the 1991 Rykodisc re-issue of the Station to Station album. The entire Nassau performance is available on the 2010 deluxe edition of Station to Station.

Tour band

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

 Tour date

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 1976 Detroit,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 1976 Philadelphia,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,Madison Square Garden

Europa 

7 April 1976 Munich,Germany,Olympiahalle

8 April 1976 Düsseldorf,Philipshalle

10 April 1976 Berlin,Deutschlandhalle

11 April 1976 Hamburg,Congress Centrum

12 April 1976 Hamburg,Congress Centrum

13 April 1976 Frankfurt,Festhalle

14 April 1976 Ludwigshafen(cancelled)

17 April 1976 Bern,Switzerland(Cancelled)Festhalle

ZurichHallenstadion

24 April 1976 Helsinki,Finland,Messuhalli

26 April 1976 Stockholm,Sweden,Kungliga Tennishallen

27 April 1976 Stockholm,Sweden,Kungliga Tennishallen

28 April 1976 Gothenburg,Sweden,Scandinavium

29 April 1976 Copenhagen,Denmark,Falkoner Salen

30 April 1976 Copenhagen,Denmark,Falkoner Salen

3 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

4 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

5 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

6 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

7 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

8 May 1976 London,England,Empire Pool

11 May 1976 Brussels,Belgium,Vorst Nationaal

13 May 1976 Rotterdam,Netherlands,Sportpaleis Ahoy

14 May 1976 Rotterdam,Netherlands,Sportpaleis Ahoy

17 May 1976 Paris,France,Pavillon de Paris

18 May 1976 Paris,France,Pavillon de Paris

19 May 1976 (Cancelled) Pavillon de Paris

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