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.
The venue closed in 2010 and was demolished in the following two years.
- ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’
- ‘Rebel Rebel’
- ‘John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)’
- ‘Young Americans’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Moonage Daydream’
- ‘Can You Hear Me’
- ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
- ‘Future Legend’
- ‘Diamond Dogs’
Also on this day...
- 2015: Single release: ★ (Blackstar)
- 2003: Live: NEC Arena, Birmingham
- 1983: Live: Sydney Showground, Sydney
- 1969: Live: Brighton Dome, Brighton
- 1967: Live: Dorchester Hotel, London
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer
- 1965: Live: David Bowie and the Lower Third, Marquee Club, London
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