Live: Coventry Theatre, Coventry

David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at Coventry’s New Theatre on 3 June 1973.

It was the 128th date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January 1972. This was Bowie’s only appearance in Coventry.

Okay, I don’t remember Coventry. I mean, I may remember it, but by this time, I would not necessarily know which town or city we were in. We had played perhaps twenty more or less identical gigs (including matinees) and stayed in maybe sixteen almost identical Post House hotels so far, with another twenty or so yet to come, so there was the problem. The routine was incessant, though somehow we all still enjoyed the gigs, and we continued to make the best of the fringe benefits of touring with a world famous rock band.
John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
Bowie & Hutch

The 2,000-seat venue opened in 1937 as the New Hippodrome, and was renamed the Coventry Theatre in 1955. In 1979 it reopened as the Coventry Apollo, but was converted to a bingo hall in the 1980s. It was demolished in 2002.

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