David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at the Shinjuku Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan (東京厚生年金会館) in Tokyo, Japan, on 10 April 1973.
It was the 104th date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January 1972.
We were faced with an audience that we presumed didn’t understand a word of what I was saying. There I was more physical than on any other tour that I’ve ever done. Literally, I activated the whole thing with my hands and my body. I needn’t have sung half the time. The Japanese are theatrical and far more aware than either England or America.
NME, 9 June 1973
- ‘Hang On to Yourself’
- ‘Ziggy Stardust’
- ‘Moonage Daydream’
- ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’
- ‘Watch That Man’
- ‘The Width Of A Circle’
- ‘Space Oddity’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Five Years’
- ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
Also on this day...
- 1968: Recording: In The Heat Of The Morning, London Bye Ta-Ta
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Marquee Club, London
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