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.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

North American Leg of the Tour
1976/02

02nd  Vancouver, Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum – Canada
03rd  Seattle, Seattle Centre Coliseum – USA
04th  Portland, Memorial Coliseum – USA
06th  Daly City, Cow Palace – USA
08th  Los Angeles, The Forum – USA
09th  Los Angeles, The Forum – USA
11th Los Angeles, The Forum – USA
13th San Diego, San Diego Sports Arena – USA
15th Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum – USA
16th Alberqurqe, Alberqurqe Civic Auditorium – USA
17th Denver, McNichols Sports Arena – USA
20th Milwaukee, Milwaukee Arena – USA
21st Kalamazoo, Wings Arena – USA
22nd Evansville, Roberts Municipal Stadium – USA
23rd Cincinnati, Riverfront Coliseum – USA
25th Montreal, Montreal Forum – Canada
26th Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens – Canada
27th Cleveland, Public Auditorium – USA
28th Cleveland, Public Auditorium – USA
29th Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA

1976/03
01st  Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA
03rd  Chicago, International Amphitheatre – USA
05th  St Louis, Henry W Kiel Opera Auditorium – USA
06th  Memphis, Mid-South Coliseum – USA
07th  Nashville, Municipal Auditorium – USA
08th  Atlanta, Omni Coliseum – USA
09th  Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum – USA
11th Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Civic Arena – USA
12th Norfolk, Scope Cultural and Convention Centre – USA
13th Landover, Capital Centre – USA  14th Landovern, Capital Centre – USA
15th Philadelphia, Spectrum Arena – USA
16th Philadelphia, Spectrum Arena – USA
17th Boston, New Boston Garden Arena – USA
19th Buffalo, Buffalo Memorial Auditorium – USA
20th Rochester, Rochester Community War Memorial – USA
21st Springfield, Springfield Civic Centre – USA
22nd New Haven, New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum – USA
23rd Uniondale, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum *FM broadcast – USA
26th New York, Madison Square Garden – USA

European Leg of the Tour
1976/04

07th  Munich, Olympiahalle – Germany
08th  Duesseldorf, Philipshalle – Germany
10th Berlin, Deutschlandhalle – Germany
11th Hamburg, Kongress Zentrum Halle – Germany
12th Hamburg, Kongress Zentrum Halle – Germany
13th Frankfurt, Festhalle – Germany
14th Ludwigshafen, Friedrich-Eberthalle – Switzerland
16th Frankfurt, Night Club – Germany
17th Berne, Festhalle (Cancelled due to re-scheduled) – Switzerland
17th Zurich, Hallenstadion – Switzerland
24th Helsinki, Nya Masshallen – Finland
26th Stockholm, Kungliga Tennishallen – Sweden
27th Oslo, Ekebergshallen (Cancelled due to re-scheduled) – Norway
27th Stockholm, Kungliga Tennishallen – Sweden
28th Gothenburg, Scandinavium – Sweden
29th Copenhagen, Falkoner Teatret – Denmark
30th Copenhagen, Falkoner Teatret – Denmark

1976/05
03th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
04th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
05th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
06th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
07th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
08th  London, Wembley Empire Pool – UK
11th Brussels, Vorst Forest Nationaal – Belgium
13th Rotterdam, Sportpaleis Ahoy – Holland
14th Rotterdam, Sportpaleis Ahoy – Holland
17th Paris, Pavillon de Paris – France
18th Paris, Pavillon de Paris – France
19th Paris, Pavillon de Paris (Cancelled) – France

 

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