Live: Sports Arena, San Diego

David Bowie performed at San Diego’s Sports Arena on 11 September 1974.

This was the 39th date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June.

The musical director was Michael Kamen, who also played electric piano, Moog synthesizer, and oboe. Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar played guitar, and Mike Garson was on piano and Mellotron. The bass guitarist was Doug Rauch, and the drummer was Greg Errico.

The backing singers were Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Geoff MacCormack (billed as Warren Peace), Gui Andrisano, Luther Vandross, Diane Sumler, and Anthony Hinton. The line-up was completed by David Sanborn and Richard Grando on saxophone and flute, and percussionist Pablo Rosario.

Bowie returned to the Sports Arena on 13 February 1976 during the Isolar Tour, and on 29 March 1978 for the Isolar II Tour.

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