Live: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh

David Bowie performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh on 19 November 1974.

It was the 67th 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.

Bowie returned to the Civic Arena on 11 March 1976 during the Isolar Tour, and on 26 April 1978 for the Isolar II Tour.

The venue closed in 2010 and was demolished in the following two years.

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