David Bowie performed at the War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, New York, on 8 November 1974.
It was the 60th 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 War Memorial Stadium was known locally as The Rockpile. An outdoor sports stadium, it opened in 1937 and was demolished in 1989. Although Bowie returned to Buffalo in later years he never again performed at the venue.
- ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’
- ‘Rebel Rebel’
- ‘John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)’
- ‘Young Americans’
- ‘Foot Stompin”
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’
- ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Moonage Daydream’
- ‘Can You Hear Me’
- ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
Also on this day...
- 2003: Live: Le Galaxie, Amnéville
- 1993: Album release: The Buddha Of Suburbia
- 1974: Live: Capital Centre, Landover
- 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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