Bowie Tours and Concert Performances

Ziggy Stardust early 1972   1972

Opening on the 10th February 1972, the Ziggy Stardust Tours during 1972 produced ninety-three performances. The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar), Mick Ronson (lead guitar), Trevor Bolder (bass guitar) and Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey (drums).

22ndRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
23rdRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
24thRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
25thRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
26thRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
27thRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
28thRoyal BallroomTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals
29thBorough Assembly Hall (Friars)AylesburyEngland - Warm-Up Show

3rdLanchester Polytechnic Arts FestivalCoventryEngland - Cancelled

10thThe Toby JugTolworth, LondonEngland
11thTown HallHigh WycombeEngland
12thEssen Pop Carnival, GrugahalleEssenGermany - Cancelled*
12thGreat Hall, Imperial CollegeLondon SW7England
14thThe DomeBrightonEngland
18thUniversity (Lower Refectory)SheffieldEngland
23rdChichester CollegeChichesterEngland
24thWallington Public HallSutton, LondonEngland
25thAvery Hill CollegeEltham, LondonEngland
26thMayfair Suite, Belfry HotelSutton ColdfieldEngland
28thCity HallGlasgowScotland - Cancelled*
29thLocarno BallroomSunderlandEngland - Cancelled*

*12th Feb: Bowie was scheduled to perform at the Essen Pop Carnival at the Grugahalle in Essen, West Germany. Artists who did perform were: Deep Purple, Osibisa, Atomic Rooster, Palladin, Beggars Opera, Pretty Things, Linda Lewis, Curtiss/Maldoon and Principal Edwards Magic Theatre. Instead he performed at Imperial College in London, which was filmed by French TV film crew.

*28th Feb: The Glasgow gig was cancelled as the venue management wouldn't allow the band to use their full amplification equipment. David came outside and explained the situation to waiting fans later.

1stThe Anson Rooms, Bristol UniversityBristolEngland
4thSouthsea Pier PavilionSouthsea, PortsmouthEngland
7thYeovil CollegeYeovilEngland
10thTown HallHigh WycombeEngland - Cancelled*
14thChelsea VillageBournemouthEngland
17thTown HallBirminghamEngland
21stFree Trade HallManchesterEngland - Cancelled*
24thMayfair BallroomNewcastle Upon TyneEngland

*10th March: The concert at the Town Hall, High Wycombe was cancelled and rearranged for the following month.

*21st March: The concert at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester was cancelled and rearranged for the following month.

17thNew Lord's Club (Civic Hall)GravesendEngland - Cancelled*
20thHarlow PlayhouseHarlowEngland - *
21stFree Trade HallManchesterEngland
29thTown HallHigh WycombeEngland

*17th April: The advertised concert at the New Lord's Club in Gravesend was cancelled. The replacement band were Tir Na Nog.

*20th April: Matthew Fisher on piano joins the touring band on 20th April.

3rdAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythWales
6thKingston PolytechnicKingston, LondonEngland
7thThe PavilionHemel HampsteadEngland
11thAssembly HallWorthingEngland
12thPolytechnic of Central LondonLondonEngland
13thTechnical CollegeSloughEngland - Summer Ball
25thChelsea VillageBournemouthEngland
27thEbbisham HallEpsomEngland

*Robin Lumley replaces Matthew Fisher on piano starting from 2nd June.

2ndCity HallNewcastle Upon TyneEngland - *
3rdLiverpool StadiumLiverpoolEngland
4thPublic HallPrestonEngland
6thSt. George's HallBradfordEngland
7thOval HallSheffieldEngland
8thTown HallMiddlesbroughEngland
10thPolytechnicLeicesterEngland - Cancelled
13thColston HallBristolEngland
15th?CoventryEngland - Cancelled
16thTown HallTorquayEngland
17thTown HallOxfordEngland
21stCivic HallDunstableEngland
24thCivic HallGuildfordEngland
25thGreyhound, Park LaneCroydonEngland
30thHW Royal Grammar SchoolHigh WycombeEngland - Cancelled

1stWinter Gardens PavilionWeston-super-MareEngland
2ndRainbow PavilionTorquayEngland
8thRoyal Festival HallLondonEngland - Save The Whale
15thVillage RoundhouseDagenhamEngland - Cancelled
15thBorough Assembly Hall (Friars)AylesburyEngland

August sees the start of two week rehearsals for the Ziggy Stardust Show at the Rainbow Theatre. *Nicky Graham joins the backing band on piano.

1stTheatre RoyalStratford EastEngland - Rehearsals Start*
14thTheatre RoyalStratford EastEngland - Rehearsals Finish

16thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland - Rehearsal
17thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland - Rehearsal
18thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland - Rehearsal
19thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland
20thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland
27thLocarno Centre, Electric VillageBristolEngland
30thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland
31stStarkers Royal BallroomsBoscombe, BournemouthEngland

1stTop Rank SuiteDoncasterEngland - St. Leger Festival
2ndThe Hardrock Concert TheatreStretford, ManchesterEngland
3rdThe Hardrock Concert TheatreStretford, ManchesterEngland
4thTop Rank SuiteLiverpoolEngland
5thTop Rank SuiteSunderlandEngland
6thTop Rank SuiteSheffieldEngland
7thTop Rank SuiteHanley, Stoke-on-TrentEngland

*Mike Garson joins the band on piano after being auditioned by Mick Ronson.

22ndMusic HallClevelandUnited States Of America - *
24thEllis Auditorium (North Music Hall)MemphisUnited States Of America
28thCarnegie HallNew York CityUnited States Of America
29thThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsWashingtonUnited States Of America - Cancelled

1stMusic HallBostonUnited States Of America
7thAuditorium TheatreChicagoUnited States Of America
8thThe New Fisher TheatreDetroitUnited States Of America
11thKiel AuditoriumSt. LouisUnited States Of America
15thMemorial HallKansas CityUnited States Of America
16th?ChicagoUnited States Of America - Cancelled
20thCivic AuditoriumSanta Monica, LAUnited States Of America
21stCivic AuditoriumSanta Monica, LAUnited States Of America
27thWinterland AuditoriumSan FranciscoUnited States Of America
28thWinterland AuditoriumSan FranciscoUnited States Of America
31stParamount TheatrePortlandUnited States Of America

1stParamount TheatreSeattleUnited States Of America
4thCelebrity TheatrePhoenixUnited States Of America
5thCelebrity TheatrePhoenixUnited States Of America - Cancelled
11thMajestic TheatreDallasUnited States Of America
12thMusic HallHoustonUnited States Of America
14thLoyola UniversityNew OrleansUnited States Of America
17thPirates World Amusement ParkDaniaUnited States Of America
20thMunicipal AuditoriumNashvilleUnited States Of America
22ndThe WarehouseNew OrleansUnited States Of America
25thPublic AuditoriumClevelandUnited States Of America
26thPublic AuditoriumClevelandUnited States Of America
28thStanley TheatrePittsburghUnited States Of America
29thTower TheatrePhiladelphiaUnited States Of America - Mott*
30thTower TheatrePhiladelphiaUnited States Of America

*29th Nov: Mott The Hoople play at the Tower Theatre on 29th November, David joins them on stage.

1stTower TheatrePhiladelphiaUnited States Of America
2ndTower TheatrePhiladelphiaUnited States Of America

23rdRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland
24thRainbow TheatreFinsbury Park, LondonEngland
28thThe Hardrock Concert TheatreStretford, ManchesterEngland
29thThe Hardrock Concert TheatreStretford, ManchesterEngland

Concert Performances 1958 to 1969 | Concert Performances 1970 to 1971
1972 Ziggy Stardust Tours | 1973 Ziggy Stardust Tours
1974 Diamond Dogs & 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

Concert Performances 1970 to 1971 Top 1973 Ziggy Stardust Tours
Created: July 1997 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 12/4/22