Live: Odeon, Manchester

The eighth and penultimate date of David Bowie’s tour with Humble Pie took place at the Manchester Odeon on 25 October 1969.

The 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.

The Odeon was located on Oxford Street, Manchester, in the city’s Civic Quarter. It was demolished in April 2017, and replaced by the 14-storey Landmark office block.

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).

Last updated: 23 March 2023
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