David Bowie 2004-02-26 Melbourne ,Rod Laver Arena – A Vicious Birthday – SQ -9

David Bowie 2004-02-26 Melbourne ,Rod Laver Arena - A Vicious Birthday - SQ -9

David Bowie 2004-02-26 Melbourne ,Rod Laver Arena – A Vicious Birthday –  
Sound Quality Rating

101. Intro.flac
102. Rebel Rebel .flac
103. New Killer Star.flac
104. Fame.flac
105. Cactus.flac
106. Reality.flac
107. All The Young Dudes.flac
108. China Girl.flac
109. Hang On To Yourself.flac
110. The Loneliest Guy.flac
111. The Man Who Sold The World.flac
112. Pablo Picaso.flac
113. Hallo Space Boy.flac
114. Sunday.flac
115. Heathen (The Rays).flac
116. Band Introduction.flac
117. Under Pressure.flac
118. Life On Mars.flac
201. Slip Away.flac
202. Looking For Water.flac
203. Starman.flac
204. Quicksand.flac
205. Days.flac
206. White Light White Heat.flac
207. Ashes To Ashes.flac
208. Panic In Detroit.flac
209. I’m Afraid Of Americans.flac
210. “Heroes”.flac
211. Try Some Buy Some.flac
212. Five Years.flac
213. Suffragette City.flac
214. Ziggy Stardust.flac

Label : Down Under Discs
Audio Source : Audience recording
Lineage : Unknown
Taping Gear : Unknown
Taper: Simone Metge ??
Recording Location: Unknown
Total running time : 2:29:28
Sound Quality : very good. Equals record or radio/TV apart from a slight noise and some dullness.
Attendance : 14,820
Artwork : Yes

David Bowie has just stepped off the stage at the Rod Laver Arena, and, as ever, the very lovely Charly has come through with the goods. Apparently David was back in the familiar stage outfit that he’s been wearing throughout A reality Tour. It seems the Zoot may have been a one off.

During the band introduction after Heathen David, accompanied by the band, sang Happy Birthday to Gerry. I have to hold up my hands and admit I’m not sure if it is actually Gerry’s birthday, (can’t find anything online) or whether this was just some kind of private joke?

In the event that it is Gerry’s birthday, perhaps you should take a look at yesterday’s news and go get a Spooky CD and Screwdriver for his birthday fund!


info Bowie DownUnder
The 14,820 capacity Rod Laver Arena had the honour of staging two back-to-back Reality concerts.

Built in 1988, the venue is well acquainted with international rock acts but most notably it is the home of The Australian Open tennis championship. The night of February 26, however, marked the first occasion that David Bowie would play a concert at the arena.

On the first night, Bowie’s bassist – Gail Ann Dorsey (a huge tennis fan) – made note of the venue they were playing in by appearing on stage with a giant sized tennis ball.

Early in the concert, Bowie noticed a girl wearing a tiara in the front rows and later on, he addressed more people for their ‘very cool outfits’. Bowie proceeded to play a solid show even if there were no new songs added from the previous downunder concerts.

Finally, Bowie closed the first night with a triple-header from Ziggy. Having already played Hang On To Yourself and Starman earlier in the set, Bowie approached the mic to sing Five Years, Suffragette City and Ziggy Stardust.


David Bowie Tour band 2003-2004 A Reality Tour

A Reality Tour was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie in support of the Reality album. The tour commenced on 7 October 2003 at the Forum Copenhagen, Denmark, continuing through Europe, North America, Asia, including a return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 1987 Glass Spider Tour. Bowie retired from performing live in 2006, making this tour his last.

The tour grossed US$46 million, making it the ninth-highest-grossing tour of 2004.

The Tour band
David Bowie – vocals and acoustic guitar
Earl Slick – lead guitar
Gerry Leonard – guitar, backing vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, vocals
Sterling Campbell – drums, percussion
Mike Garson – keyboards, piano
Catherine Russell – backing keyboards/backing vocals

Start date 11 June 2002
End date 23 October 2002


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