David Bowie performed at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, on 8 November 1974.
It was the 61st 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.
The Capital Centre was an indoor arena which opened in 1973 and was demolished in 2002.
- ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’
- ‘Rebel Rebel’
- ‘John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)’
- ‘Young Americans’
- ‘Foot Stompin”
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’
- ‘Love Me Do’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Moonage Daydream’
- ‘Can You Hear Me’
- ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
Also on this day...
- 1993: Album release: The Buddha Of Suburbia
- 1974: Live: War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo
- 1971: Recording: Star, Hang On To Yourself
- 1969: Live: Grand Hall, Kilmarnock
- 1969: Live: Community Centre, Auchinleck
- 1967: Television: Fan Club
- 1964: Live: Davie Jones and the Manish Boys, Eel Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham
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