David Bowie performed at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, on 11 October 1974.
It was the 42nd date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June. This leg of the tour was known as the Soul Tour.
The musical director was Mike Garson, who also played piano and Mellotron. Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar played guitar, the bass guitarist was Emir Ksasan, and the drummer was Dennis Davis.
The backing singers were Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Geoff MacCormack (billed as Warren Peace), Luther Vandross, Diane Sumler, and Anthony Hinton. The line-up was completed by David Sanborn on saxophone and flute, and percussionist Pablo Rosario.
This was the second of two consecutive nights at the Dane County Coliseum. They were Bowie’s only shows in Madison. Dane County Coliseum was later renamed the Alliant Energy Center.
- ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’
- ‘Rebel Rebel’
- ‘John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)’
- ‘Moonage Daydream’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’
- ‘Love Me Do’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Future Legend’
- ‘Diamond Dogs’
- ‘Young Americans’
- ‘Can You Hear Me’
- ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’
- ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
Also on this day...
- 1987: Live: Reunion Arena, Dallas
- 1972: Live: Kiel Auditorium, St Louis, Missouri
- 1969: Live: Brighton Dome, Brighton
- 1969: Radio: Belgian Radio Service
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, King’s Hall, Aberystwyth
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