David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at the Yubin Chokin Kaikan in Hiroshima, Japan, on 14 April 1973.
It was the 107th date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January 1972. As with all the shows outside of Tokyo during the Japanese leg of the tour, the venue was approximately half full.
The kids in Hiroshima were no different to kids anywhere else, and they went wild for David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars at the ‘Yubin Chokin’ Hall. I sometimes wondered if the translators ever had hysterics during their working days. Some Japanese names were just hysterically funny, while others were censurable.
Bowie & Hutch
- ‘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...
- 1983: Album release: Let’s Dance
- 1978: Live: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis
- 1970: Mixing: Memory Of A Free Festival
- 1967: Live: Marquee Club, London
- 1967: Live: David Bowie and the Riot Squad, Ludwick Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City
- 1967: UK single release: The Laughing Gnome
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Marquee Club, London
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