Bowie Tours and Concert Performances

Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia   1978

Opening on 29th March, 'The 1978 World Tour' visited fifteen countries and produced a total of seventy-nine performances. The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, keyboards), Carlos Alomar (rhythm guitar), Adrian Belew (lead guitar), Dennis Davis (drums, percussion), Simon House (electric violin), Sean Mayes (piano, string ensemble), George Murray (bass) and Roger Powell (keyboards, synthesizers). On the 11th and 14th November, Dennis Garcia (keyboards, synthesizers) replaced Roger Powell.

20thDorchester HotelLondonEngland - Press Conference

16thThe Studios at Las Colinas (Soundstage)Las Colinas, IrvingUnited States - Rehearsals Start
25thThe Studios at Las Colinas (Soundstage)Las Colinas, IrvingUnited States - Rehearsals Finish
29thSports ArenaSan DiegoUnited States Of America
30thVeterans' Memorial ColiseumPhoenixUnited States Of America

2ndSelland ArenaFresnoUnited States Of America
3rdInglewood ForumLos AngelesUnited States Of America
4thInglewood ForumLos AngelesUnited States Of America
5thColiseum ArenaOaklandUnited States Of America
6thInglewood ForumLos AngelesUnited States Of America
9thThe SummitHoustonUnited States Of America
10thConvention Center ArenaDallasUnited States Of America
11thLouisiana State Univ Assembly CtrBaton RougeUnited States Of America
13thMunicipal AuditoriumNashvilleUnited States Of America
14thMid-South ColiseumMemphisUnited States Of America
15thMunicipal AuditoriumKansas CityUnited States Of America
17thArie Crown TheaterChicagoUnited States Of America
18thArie Crown TheaterChicagoUnited States Of America
20thCobo ArenaDetroitUnited States Of America
21stCobo ArenaDetroitUnited States Of America
22ndRichfield ColiseumClevelandUnited States Of America
24thMilwaukee ArenaMilwaukeeUnited States Of America
26thCivic ArenaPittsburghUnited States Of America
27thCapital CentreLandover, MarylandUnited States Of America
28thSpectrum ArenaPhiladelphiaUnited States Of America
29thSpectrum ArenaPhiladelphiaUnited States Of America

1stMaple Leaf GardensTorontoCanada
2ndCivic CentreOttawaCanada
5thCivic CenterProvidenceUnited States of America
6thBoston GardenBostonUnited States Of America
7thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States Of America
8thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States Of America
9thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States Of America
14thFesthalleFrankfurtWest Germany
15thCongress CentrumHamburgWest Germany
16thPhilipshalleDusseldorfGermany - Cancelled
19thKolner SporthalleCologneGermany
22ndWiener StadthalleViennaAustria
24thPavillon de ParisParisFrance
25thPavillon de ParisParisFrance
26thPalais des Sports de GerlandLyonFrance
27thParc ChaneauMarseilleFrance - Relocated
27thPalas des SportsMarseilleFrance

2ndSkansenStockholmSweden - Cancelled
2ndKungliga TennishallenStockholmSweden
5thEkeberg IdrettshallOsloNorway
7thSport Paleis AhoyRotterdamHolland
8thSport Paleis AhoyRotterdamHolland
9thSport Paleis AhoyRotterdamHolland
11thVorst NationaalBrusselsBelgium
12thVorst NationaalBrusselsBelgium
14thCity HallNewcastleEngland
15thCity HallNewcastleEngland
16thCity HallNewcastleEngland
19thApollo TheatreGlasgowScotland
20thApollo TheatreGlasgowScotland
21stApollo TheatreGlasgowScotland
22ndApollo TheatreGlasgowScotland
24thNew Bingley Hall, CSStaffordEngland
25thNew Bingley Hall, CSStaffordEngland
26thNew Bingley Hall, CSStaffordEngland
29thEarls Court ArenaLondonEngland
30thEarls Court ArenaLondonEngland

1stEarls Court ArenaLondonEngland


For the Australian leg of the tour, officially named "The Oz Tour", Dennis Garcia replaced Roger Powell on keyboards and synthesizers for two shows on the 11th and 14th November.

5thHordern PavilionMoore Park, SydneyAustralia - Rehearsals Start
10thHordern PavilionMoore Park, SydneyAustralia - Rehearsals Finish
11thOval Cricket GroundAdelaideAustralia
14thPerth Entertainment CentrePerthAustralia
15thPerth Entertainment CentrePerthAustralia
18thMelbourne Cricket GroundMelbourneAustralia
21stLang ParkMilton, BrisbaneAustralia
24thR.A.S. ShowgroundsSydneyAustralia
25thR.A.S. ShowgroundsSydneyAustralia
29thQueen Elizabeth II ParkChristchurchNew Zealand

2ndWestern Springs StadiumAucklandNew Zealand
6thKoseinenkin KaikanOsakaJapan
7thKoseinenkin KaikanOsakaJapan
9thBanpaku KaikanOsakaJapan
11thNHK HallTokyoJapan
12thNHK HallTokyoJapan

Concert Performances 1958 to 1969 | Concert Performances 1970 to 1971
1972 Ziggy Stardust Tours | 1973 Ziggy Stardust Tours
1974 Diamond Dogs and Philly Dogs Tour | 1976 On Stage! World Tour | 1977 The Idiot Tour
1978 World Tour | 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour | 1987 The Glass Spider Tour
1989 Tin Machine Tour | 1990 Sound+Vision Tour | 1991-1992 Tin Machine "It's My Life" Tour
1995-1996 Outside Tour and Festivals | 1997 Earthling Tour and Festivals
Other Mini Tours and Concert Performances

1977 The Idiot Tour Top 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour
Created: July 1997 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 30/5/11