Live: Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee

David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, Tennessee on 24 September 1972.

It was the 60th date of the Ziggy Stardust tour, which had begun on 29 January 1972.

The next stop on the tour was Memphis, Elvis Presley’s home town, which obviously made it even more exciting for us. It was another sold-out show and again the audience was at fever pitch and incredibly loud. This was another great confidence boost ahead of our debut gig at Carnegie Hall in New York a couple of days later.
Woody Woodmansey
Spider From Mars: My Life With Bowie

They performed 18 songs: ‘Hang On to Yourself’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, ‘Changes’, ‘The Supermen’, ‘Life On Mars?’, ‘Five Years’, ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Andy Warhol’, ‘My Death’, ‘The Width Of A Circle’, ‘Queen Bitch’, ‘Moonage Daydream’, ‘Starman’, ‘White Light/White Heat’, ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’, ‘Suffragette City’, and ‘Round And Round’.

The show was a sell-out, with all 4,335 tickets sold. Afterwards a party was held at the Memphis Downtowner Motor Inn.

The Ziggy Stardust Tour returned to the Ellis Auditorium on 26 February 1973.

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