Live: Sports Arena, Toledo

David Bowie performed at the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio, on 15 June 1974.

It was the seventh date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June.

Bowie collapsed from heat exhaustion and was given oxygen as temperatures inside the arena soared to 130°F.

The musical director was Michael Kamen, who also played electric piano, Moog synthesizer, and oboe. Earl Slick played guitar, and Mike Garson was on piano and Mellotron. The bass guitarist was Herbie Flowers, and the drummer was Tony Newman.

The backing singers were Geoff MacCormack (billed as Warren Peace) and Gui Andrisano. The line-up was completed by David Sanborn and Richard Grando on saxophone and flute, and percussionist Pablo Rosario.

This was Bowie’s only performance in Toledo. The Sports Arena was demolished in 2007.

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