David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on 1 November 1972.
It was the 71st date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January 1972. The support act was Sweet Talkin’ Jones.
Tickets cost $3 in advance and $4 on the day. The show, however, was poorly attended, with only around a third of tickets sold.
Bowie returned to the Paramount Theatre on four other occasions, though only twice as a solo artist. His second show there was on 9 April 1977, when he played keyboards on Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life Tour. The third was on 20 December 1991 during Tin Machine’s It’s My Life Tour.
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