Live: Rolarena, Leeds

David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed two shows at the Rolarena in Leeds on 29 June 1973.

It was the 151st date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January. The setlist was the same for both shows.

The Leeds Rolarena had been slotted into our itinerary to make good the cancellation at Leeds University on June 2nd. A matinee show was added for good measure, and both shows were successful and unremarkable from the band’s point of view. We were all ready for a break, and we were about to get one, though none of us could have imagined the kind of break that it was to be.
John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
Bowie & Hutch

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Request: If anyone can help with the location of the Leeds Rolarena, please leave a comment. A Google/Apple Maps link to the precise place would be hugely helpful, but failing that a detailed description would be much appreciated.

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