Live: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

David Bowie performed at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium on 29 June 1974.

This was the 13th date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June. The tour returned to Nashville on 30 November.

Paul and Linda McCartney were staying in Nashville in the summer of 1974, and attended the show. Linda McCartney photographed Bowie backstage.

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.

Bowie first performed at the Municipal Auditorium during the Ziggy Stardust Tour on 20 November 1972. He played there again on 7 March 1976 for the Isolar Tour, and 13 April 1978 during the Isolar II Tour.

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