Live: Colston Hall, Bristol

The fifth date of David Bowie’s tour with Humble Pie took place at Bristol’s Colston Hall on 13 October 1969.

The Changes ’69 tour also featured Love Sculpture and Samson. Humble Pie featured Bowie’s former schoolmate – and future collaborator – Peter Frampton on guitar.

Bowie had originally been asked to do a mime set, but instead performed an acoustic solo set. He was invited onto the tour by Andrew Loog Oldham, former manager of the Rolling Stones, who now looked after Humble Pie.

Following this date there was an eight-day break in the tour.

The nine dates of the Changes ’69 tour were: Coventry (8 October), Leeds (9), Birmingham (10), Brighton (11), Bristol (13), London (21), Edinburgh (23), Manchester (25), and Liverpool (26).

Bowie again performed at the Colston Hall (now the Bristol Beacon) during the Ziggy Stardust Tour on 13 June 1972 and 18 June 1973.

Last updated: 18 April 2023
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