David Bowie 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour

Tour by David Bowie
Start date 14 June 1974
End date  02 december 1974
Legs 3
Shows 73

The band

June–July:

David Bowie – vocals
Earl Slick – guitar
Michael Kamen – electric piano, moog synthesizer, oboe
Mike Garson – piano, mellotron
David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
Richard Grando – baritone saxophone, flute
Herbie Flowers – bass
Tony Newman – drums
Pablo Rosario – percussion
Gui Andrisano – backing vocals
Warren Peace – backing vocals

September:

David Bowie – vocals
Earl Slick – guitar
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar
Mike Garson – piano, mellotron
David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
Richard Grando – baritone saxophone, flute
Doug Rauch – bass
Greg Errico – drums
Pablo Rosario – percussion
Gui Andrisano – backing vocals
Warren Peace – backing vocals
Ava Cherry – backing vocals
Robin Clark – backing vocals
Anthony Hinton – backing vocals
Diane Sumler – backing vocals
Luther Vandross – backing vocals

“The Soul/Philly Dogs Tour” – October–December:

David Bowie – vocals
Earl Slick – lead guitar
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar
Mike Garson – piano, mellotron
David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
Emir Kasan – bass
Dennis Davis – drums
Pablo Rosario – percussion
Warren Peace – backing vocals
Ava Cherry – backing vocals
Robin Clark – backing vocals
Anthony Hinton – backing vocals
Diane Sumler – backing vocals
Luther Vandross – backing vocals

Rehearsals
1974/06

8th   Port Chester, Capitol Theatre – USA USA
9th   Port Chester, Capitol Theatre – USA USA
10th Port Chester, Capitol Theatre – USA USA

Diamond Dogs Tour
1974/06

14th Montreal, Montreal Forum – Canada Canada
15th Ottawa, Ottawa Civic Centre – Canada Canada
16th Toronto, O’Keefe Auditorium – Canada (Two Shows) Canada
17th Rochester, Memorial Auditorium – USA USA
18th Cleveland, Public Hall – USA USA
19th Cleveland, Public Hall – USA USA
20th Toledo, Sports Arena – USA USA
21st Detroit, Ford Auditorium (Cancelled due to re-located) – USA USA
21st Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA USA
22nd Detroit, Ford Auditorium (Cancelled due to re-located) – USA USA
22nd Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA USA
23rd Detroit, Cobo Arena (Cancelled due to re-located) – USA USA
23rd Detroit, Cobo Arena – USA USA
24th Dayton, Harra Arena – USA USA
26th Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque – USA USA
27th Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque – USA USA
28th Charleston, Charleston Civic Centre – USA USA
29th Nashville, Municipal Auditorium – USA USA
30th Memphis, Mid-South Coliseum – USA USA

1974/07
1st   Atlanta, Fox Theatre – USA USA
2nd   Tampa, Curtis Hixon Hall – USA USA
3rd   West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Auditorium (Cancelled) – USA USA
3rd   Casselberry, Seminole Jai-Alai Fronton – USA USA
5th   Charlotte, Charlotte Park Center – USA USA
6th   Greensboro, Greensboro Coliseum – USA USA
7th   Norfolk, Scope Convention Centre – USA USA
08th   Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
09th   Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
10th Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
11th Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
12th Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
13th Philadelphia, The Tower – USA USA
14th New Heaven, Veterans Memorial Coliseum – USA USA
16th Boston, Music Hall – USA USA
17th South Yarmouth, Cape Cod Coliseum (Cancelled) – USA USA
17th New Haven, Bushnell Auditorium – USA USA
19th New York, Madison Square Garden – USA USA
20th New York, Madison Square Garden – USA USA

The Philly Dogs Tour
1974/09

2nd   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
3rd   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
4th   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
5th   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
6th   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
7th   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
8th   Los Angeles, Universal Amphitheater – USA USA
11th San Diego, Sports Arena – USA USA
13th Tucson, Convention Centre – USA USA
14th Phoenix, Arizona Coliseum – USA USA
16th Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Centre – USA USA
17th Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Centre – USA USA

1974/10
5th   Saint Paul, Saint Paul Civic Centre – USA USA
8th   Indianapolis, Indiana Convention Centre – USA USA
11th Madison, Dane County Coliseum – USA USA
13th Milwaukee, Mecca Arena – USA USA
15th Detroit, Michigan Palace – USA USA
16th Detroit, Michigan Palace – USA USA
17th Detroit, Michigan Palace – USA USA
19th Detroit, Michigan Palace – USA USA
20th Detroit, Michigan Palace – USA USA
22nd Chicago, Aerie Crown Theatre – USA USA
23rd Chicago, Aerie Crown Theatre – USA USA
30th New York, Radio City Music Hall – USA USA
31st New York, Radio City Music Hall – USA USA

1974/11
1st   New York, Radio City Music Hall – USA USA
2nd   New York, Radio City Music Hall – USA USA
3rd   New York, Radio City Music Hall – USA USA
6th   Cleveland, Public Hall – USA USA
8th   Buffalo, Memorial Auditorium – USA USA
11th Washington, Capital Centre – USA USA
14th Boston, Music Hall – USA USA
15th Boston, Music Hall – USA USA
16th Boston, Music Hall – USA USA
18th Philadelphia, Spectrum Theatre – USA USA
19th Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Civic Arena – USA USA
25th Uniondale, Nassau Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum (Cancelled) – USA USA
25th Philadelphia, Spectrum Theatre – USA USA
26th Norfolk, Scope Convention Hall (Cancelled) – USA USA
26th Uniondale, Nassau Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum – USA USA
28th Memphis, Mid-South Auditorium – USA USA
30th Nashville, Municipal Auditorium – USA USA

1974/12
1st   Atlanta, Omni Arena – USA USA
2nd   Tuscaloosa, University Of Alabama (Cancelled) – USA USA

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  1. Attended the San Diego Sports Arena show on 09/11/1974. As I recall, Bowie did two encores with the backup singers from the Dick Cavett Show. I remember them playing Foot Stomping along with John, I’m Only Dancin’.

  2. I saw Bowie in St Paul, Minn. Oct 5th 1974, I was 16. My gf & I drove from Iowa to MN knowing there would be a terrible snowstorm that day. We had front row seats and arrived early but felt out of place as we were in blue jeans & T-shirts & so many were dressed up, like Bowie! Just farm kids.. well, we were farm kids who were tripping- lol. Oh the lady in the pink & gray outfit.. wow! And the magician who did rope tricks & all of a sudden it was around my neck! Yikes! ALL setting the stage for one of the most remarkable concerts I have ever been to. Being in the front row- I didn’t feel I could make eye contact with anyone on stage- didn’t matter bc we all slammed to front when he started playing. Bowie had this beautiful backdrop screen with … colors & pictures? Lol! sang songs I knew by heart.. beautiful back up singers- a black lady with her hair dyed white I believe.. something this farm girl had never seen..it was all mesmerizing & memorable.. & Bowie’s eyes… OMG… 😍🫠
    And then we drove home in a blizzard.. took us 7 hours! There was no one on the backroads to Iowa.. except two 16 yr old girls..

  3. After Anaheim in September, Bowie scrapped the “Diamond Dogs” stage set and did a series of stripped down concerts, wearing the outfit he appeared in on the “Dick Cavett Show.”

  4. Saw the Diamond Dogs tour in Charlotte 7/5/74 followed by Greensboro the next night. Charlotte was packed and I was so faint with excitement I needed help to get to my seat. The Greensboro audience barely filled half of the auditorium and no one seemed to really know much about Bowie. I peered into the backseat of his limousine and saw his future. There was an 8 track James Brown tape.

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