Bowie Tours and Concert Performances

David Bowie HQ Club, Dublin 10th October 1999   MISCELLANEOUS MINI TOURS
  & CONCERT PERFORMANCES


Various Mini Tours, Concerts, Press Conferences, Guest Appearances and Impromptu Appearances - 1969 to 2002.


1969 NOVEMBER - Save Rave '69
30thThe PalladiumLondonEngland

1971 JUNE - Glastonbury Fayre
23rdGlastonbury FayreWorthy Farm, PiltonEngland

1972 JULY - Save The Whale Charity Show
8thRoyal Festival HallLondonEngland

1972 NOVEMBER - Mott The Hoople USA Tour
29thTower TheaterPhiladelphiaUnited States Of America

1973 OCTOBER - The 1980 Floor Show - NBC TV
18thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland
19thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland
20thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland

1975 SEPTEMBER - Peter Sellers' 50th Birthday Party
2ndPeter Sellers House, Beverly HillsHollywood, Los AngelesUnited States Of America

David playing saxophone jams with Bill Wyman, Keith Moon and Ron Wood for a couple of songs at Peter Sellers' Birthday Party. The full line-up who named themselves 'The Trading Faces' consisted of: David Bowie (saxophone), Bill Wyman (bass), Ron Wood (guitar), Joe Cocker (vocals), Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Bobby Keyes (saxophone), Nigel Olsson (drums), Keith Moon (organ, vocals, drums) and Steve Madaio (trumpet).


1976 APRIL - Impromtu appearance with Linus Band
16th? (Night Club)FrankfurtGermany

1976 MAY - Jack & The Beanstalk
30thCasinoMontreuxSwitzerland

David hires out the casino and narrates Jack & The Beanstalk for his son Duncan and his friends.


1978 MAY - Musikladen Extra TV Special
30thTV StudiosBremenGermany

1979 APRIL - 'The First Concert Of The Eighties'
1stCarnegie HallNew York CityUnited States Of America

WKCR-FM benefit concert. David Bowie and John Cale join Steve Reich and Philip Glass in their show 'The First Concert Of The Eighties'. They perform one number, a John Cale composition entitled 'Sabotage'. David Bowie (viola), Gregor Kitzis (1st violin).


1980 APRIL - Iggy Pop European Tour
27thMetropol, NollendorfBerlinGermany

David jumps on stage and performs on keyboards for two numbers with Iggy Pop's band.


1983 MAY - The US Festival
30thGlen Helen Park, San BernardinoCaliforniaUnited States Of America

David receives a fee of $1 million for appearing at The US Festival, during The Serious Moonlight World Tour.


1983 JUNE - Brixton Neighbourhood Community Association Charity Show
30thHammersmith OdeonLondonEngland

David raises over £90,000 with this special charity one-off performance during the Serious Moonlight World Tour.


1984 SEPTEMBER - MTV Video Music Awards
14thThe Wag ClubSoho, LondonEngland

A special afternoon performance with 'David Bowie and The Aliens' in aid of the MTV Awards.


1985 MARCH - Tina Turner 'Private Dancer' World Tour
23rdNational Exhibition CentreBirminghamEngland
24thNational Exhibition CentreBirminghamEngland

David's duetted with Tina Turner included the songs: 'Tonight' and a 'Let's Dance' medley that started off with the Chris Montez song of the same name. The first performance on 23rd was filmed by HBO for a US TV special and later a video release.


1985 JULY - Live Aid
?Bray StudiosWindsorEngland - Rehearsal 1
?Bray StudiosWindsorEngland - Rehearsal 2
?Bray StudiosWindsorEngland - Rehearsal 3
?Sound Stage, Elstree StudiosBorehamwoodEngland - Rehearsal
15thWembley StadiumLondonEngland

David rehearsed a total of seven songs for the Live Aid Show. He performed 'TVC 15', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Modern Love' and "Heroes". David dropped 'Five Years' in favour of a video screen showing of the BBC news broadcast report by Michael Buerk from Ethiopia of the famine disaster.

David's backing band for the performance was: Kevin Armstrong (lead guitar and backing vocals), Neil Conti (drums), Matthew Seligman (bass guitar), Thomas Dolby (synthesisers and keyboards), Clare Hurst (saxophone), Pedro Ortiz (percussion), Tessa Niles and Helena Springs (backing vocals).

David also joined in a rendition of The Beatles 'Let It Be' along with Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, Pete Townshend and Alison Moyet. For the finale David also sang the opening lines of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'


1985 NOVEMBER - Impromptu Set
19thChina ClubNew York CityUnited States Of America

David appeared on stage at the China Club in New York City. The event was drummer Steve Ferrone's birthday party. On that night, they all decided to stage an impromptu jam session but were in need of a guitarist, so David phoned up Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones and 20 minutes later he turned up. The jam lasted for over an hour, singing hit after hit. The band consisted of: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Carlos Alomar, Carmine Rojas and Steve Ferrone.


1986 JUNE - The Prince's Trust: The Birthday Party
20thWembley ArenaLondonEngland

For The Prince's Trust 10th Birthday Party, David and Mick Jagger perform 'Dancing In The Street', along with an all-star backing band that included Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Mark King, Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Howard Jones and Bryan Adams.


1987 MARCH - Glass Spider Tour Press Conferences
17thDiamond ClubTorontoCanada
18thCat ClubNew York CityUnited States Of America
20thPlayers' TheatreLondonEngland
21stLa LocomotiveParisFrance
24thHalquera PlateauxMadridSpain
25thPiperRomeItaly
26thParkcafe LowenbrauMunichGermany
28thRitzStockholmSweden
30thParadiso ClubAmsterdamHolland

1988 JULY - ICA 'Intruders At The Palace'
1stDominion TheatreLondonEngland

Only one song performed at this benefit gig. A new version of 'Look Back In Anger' was performed featuring La La La Human Steps. David's first live appearance with Reeves Gabrels.


1990 JANUARY - Sound+Vision Tour Press Conference
23rdRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland - Solo Performance

1990 MAY - Sound+Vision Tour Press Conference
12thKeio Plaza HotelTokyoJapan

1990 SEPTEMBER - Sound+Vision Tour Press Conference
20thRio Palace HotelRio de JaneiroBrazil

1991 MAY - Morrissey World Tour
26thInglewood ForumLos AngelesUnited States Of America

David joined Morrissey on stage for an encore of Marc Bolan's 'Cosmic Dancer'.


1992 APRIL - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for Aids Awareness
?Bray StudiosWindsorEngland - Rehearsals
19thWembley StadiumLondonEngland - Rehearsals
20thWembley StadiumLondonEngland

1993 DECEMBER - Concert Of Hope
1stWembley ArenaLondonEngland

David was co-compere for this AIDS Charity Benefit Show and did not sing. Other guests included George Michael, Mick Hucknell and kd Lang.

1995 SEPTEMBER - Benefit for The Joseph Papp Public Theater
18thThe Grand Ballroom, Manhattan CenterNew YorkUnited States Of America

David performed 'A Small Plot Of Land' and 'My Death' with Mike Garson accompanying him on keyboards. Other artists performing at this fundraising event included: Iggy Pop, Heavy D and Salt-N-Pepa.


1996 SEPTEMBER - USA East Coast Ballroom Tour
6thElectric FactoryPhiladelphiaUnited States Of America
7thCapitol BallroomWashington, DCUnited States Of America
13thAvalon BallroomBostonUnited States Of America
14thRoseland BallroomNew York CityUnited States Of America

The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone), Reeves Gabrels (lead guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals), Zachary Alford (drums) and Mike Garson (keyboards).


1996 OCTOBER - Bridge School Benefit Concert
19thShoreline AmphitheatreMountain View, CaliforniaUnited States of America - 6pm
20thShoreline AmphitheatreMountain View, CaliforniaUnited States of America - 2pm

The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar and bottle caps), Reeves Gabrels (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals, bottle caps).


1997 JANUARY - 50th Birthday Benefit Show
3rdSIR StudiosNew York CityUnited States Of America - Rehearsals
4thSIR StudiosNew York CityUnited States Of America - Rehearsals
7thMeadows Music TheaterHartfordUnited States Of America - Rehearsals
9thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States Of America

The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone), Reeves Gabrels (lead guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals), Zachary Alford (drums) and Mike Garson (keyboards). Special Guests: Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith, Lou Reed and Billy Corgan. All proceeds from the show were donated to the 'Save The Children' charity organisation.


1997 OCTOBER - MTV 10 Spot TV Concert
14thCapitol TheatrePort Chester, NYUnited States Of America

1997 DECEMBER
6thUniversal AmphitheatreLos AngelesUnited States Of America
7thKezar PavilionSan FranciscoUnited States Of America

1998 JANUARY - Howard Stern Birthday Party
29thHammersmith BallroomNew York CityUnited States Of America

This performance was in aid of Howard Stern's birthday party. David performed three songs: 'Fame', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'I'm Afraid Of Americans'.


1999 FEBRUARY - Brit Awards 1999
16thDocklands ArenaLondonEngland

At the Brit Awards 1999, David and Placebo performed Marc Bolan/T.Rex song '20th Century Boy'.


1999 MARCH - Placebo US Tour 1999
29thIrving PlazaNew York CityUnited States Of America

David joined Placebo for a two song encore of 'Without You, I'm Nothing' and the Marc Bolan/T.Rex song '20th Century Boy'.


1999 OCTOBER - 'hours...' Promotional Tour
7thJohn Henry Rehearsal ComplexKings Cross, LondonEngland
9thWembley Stadium (NetAid)LondonEngland
10thThe HQ ClubDublinIreland
14thÉlysée MontmartreParisFrance
17thLibro Music HallViennaAustria

1999 NOVEMBER - 'hours...' Promotional Tour
19thThe Kit Kat KlubNew York CityUnited States Of America

1999 DECEMBER - 'hours...' Promotional Tour
2ndThe AstoriaLondon WC2England
4thAlcatrazMilanItaly
7thVegaCopenhagenDenmark
31stGisborne 2000 'First Light' FestivalGisborneNew Zealand* - Cancelled

The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, acoustic guitar), Mark Plati (guitar, bass guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar), Page Hamilton (lead guitar), Mike Garson (keyboards), Sterling Campbell (drums), Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner (backing vocals).

*31st December: The Gisborne 2000 'First Light' Festival was to feature David Bowie, Split Enz, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Apparently, David had written a special 'Millennium song' that he had planned to perform at the concert. Four months earlier, on 9th August, the management representing David Bowie and Split cited their conviction that "the promoters do not have the ability or financing to complete the necessary infrastructure, production and marketing arrangements required for a safe and successful Festival. It is a great disappointment to the Artists that Year 2000 Festival Entertainment Company Ltd. cannot meet its obligations. All concerned have postponed this decision to the last possible moment, in the hopes that the Promoters would be able to solve their internal problems. Unfortunately, they have not."



2000 JUNE - Warm Up Shows and Glastonbury Festival
16thRoseland BallroomNew York CityUnited States of America
17thRoseland BallroomNew York CityUnited States of America - Cancelled
19thRoseland Ballroom (BowieNet Show)New York CityUnited States of America
25thGlastonbury FestivalWorthy Farm, PiltonEngland
27thBBC Radio Theatre (TV)London W1England

The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica), Mark Plati (guitar, bass guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar), Earl Slick (lead guitar), Mike Garson (keyboards), Sterling Campbell (drums), Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner (backing vocals and percussion).

19th June: The BowieNet members only show on the 19th June also featured guests Dennis Davis joining the backing on percussion for two songs and Thomas Dolby (keyboard and vocals) for one.


2000 JULY - Yahoo! Internet Music Awards
24thStudio 54 ClubNew York CityUnited States Of America

David Bowie (vocals) and Mike Garson (keyboards). Two songs performed 'Wild Is The Wind' and 'Life On Mars?' David received the '2000 Online Pioneer Honoree' and BowieNet won 'Best Artist Site'.


2001 FEBRUARY - Tibet House US Benefit Concert
26thCarnegie HallNew York CityUnited States Of America

David Bowie (vocals), Philip Glass (keyboards), Tony Visconti (bass), Moby (guitar), Sterling Campbell (drums) and a four piece string section. Two songs performed "Heroes" and 'Silly Boy Blue', David and the band also joined in with Patti Smith on the final encore of ''People Got The Power'.


2001 OCTOBER - 'Concert for New York City' Benefit Show
20thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States Of America

David Bowie (vocals, keyboards), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar), Mark Plati (guitar). Two songs performed Paul Simon's 'America' and "Heroes".


2002 FEBRUARY - Tibet House US Benefit Concert
21stSIR StudiosNew York CityUnited States Of America - Rehearsals
22ndIssac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie HallNew York CityUnited States Of America

Two songs performed 'I Would Be Your Slave' and 'Space Oddity'. 'I Would Be Your Slave' - David Bowie (vocals), Scorchio Quartet (Martha Mooke, Gregor Kitzis, Meg Okura and Mary Wotten), Tony Visconti (bass), Sterling Campbell (drums).
'Space Oddity' - David Bowie (vocals), Tony Visconti (conducting), Sterling Campbell (drums), Adam Yauch (bass), Philip Glass (piano) and Kronos Quartet (David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt and Jennifer Culp). David and the band also joined in with Patti Smith on the final encore of 'People Got The Power'.


2002 MAY - The Robin Hood Foundation Auction
30thJacob K. Javits Convention CenterNew York CityUnited States of America

David was asked to perform 'America' before The Robin Hood Foundation auction started. He sang a solo performance to a backing track. The event took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. The evening was opened by Billy Crystal, with Diane Sawyer acting as MC. The celebrity auctioneer was Mike Myers.



2005 SEPTEMBER - 2005 Fashion Rocks Awards
8thRadio City Music HallNew York CityUnited States of America

David performed 'Life On Mars?' with Mike Garson on keyboards. Later Arcade Fire backed David on 'Five Years' which then segued into 'Wake Up'.

David Bowie (vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar), Mike Garson (keyboards). Win Butler (guitar, vocals), Régine Chassagne (keyboards, backing vocals), Richard Parry (guitar), Tim Kingsbury (bass), Will Butler (percussion) and Sarah Neufeld (violin), Jeremy Gara (drums).



2005 SEPTEMBER - CMJ 2005 SummerStage
18thCentral ParkNew York CityUnited States of America

David appeared with Arcade Fire performing his own song 'Queen Bitch' which was followed by 'Wake Up' for the encore. The full line-up: David Bowie (vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar), Win Butler (guitar, vocals), Régine Chassagne (keyboards, backing vocals), Richard Parry (guitar), Tim Kingsbury (bass), Will Butler (percussion) and Sarah Neufeld (violin), Jeremy Gara (drums). Also on the bill were Sound Team and Bell Orchestre.



2006 MAY - David Gilmour 'On An Island' Tour
29thRoyal Albert HallLondon SW7England

Special surprise appearance with David performing two encore songs 'Arnold Layne' and 'Comfortably Numb'.

David Bowie (vocals), David Gilmour (guitar, vocals), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals), Phil Manzanera (guitar, vocals), Dick Parry (saxophone), Jon Carin (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Guy Pratt (bass guitar, vocals) and Steve DiStanislao (drums, vocals).



2006 NOVEMBER - The 3rd Annual KCA Black Ball
9thHammerstein BallroomNew York CityUnited States of America

David performs three songs: 'Wild Is The Wind' (with Mike Garson on piano), 'Fantastic Voyage' (backed by Alicia Keys' band) and 'Changes' (duet with Alicia Keys).

Hosts Alicia Keys and Iman were joined by KCA founder Leigh Blake, emcee Wanda Sykes and honourees Richard Beckman, Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health, and "Mama" Carol Dyanti. Other musical performers were Alicia Keys, Damian Marley and Louis XIV.

The Black Ball is an Annual fundraiser for KCA (Keep A Child Alive), the non-profit organisation which brings dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV.



2007 MAY - The H&M High Line Festival
19thMadison Square GardenNew York CityUnited States of America

David performs a section of 'Pug Nosed Face', the audience join in with an impromptu sing-a-long, and he then introduces comedian Ricky Gervais onto the stage.

It was initially reported that David would be curating and performing at the festival, but on 22nd January 2007 it was announced that: "due to ongoing work on a new project that it will not be possible for him to perform. He will however continue to curate the event alongside producers David Binder and Josh Wood."

The festival ran for 11 days from 9th May to 19th May, with artist performances at various venues around New York including Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Irving Plaza.

Invited performers included: Air, Arcade Fire, Bang On A Can, Claude Cahun, Daniel Johnston, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, Ken Nordine, Laurie Anderson, Laurie McLeod, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Meow Meow, Mike Garson, Ricky Gervais, Robert Stillman's Horses, Spanish Film Retrospective, The Polyphonic Spree, The Secret Machines and many more. Other events included: High Line Neighborhood Walking Tours, High Line Design Preview and 'David Bowie's Ten Favourite Latin American and Spanish Films From The Last 100 Years'.



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


1997 Earthling Tour and Festivals Top Concert Performances 1958 to 1969
Created: July 1997 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 29/9/16