David Bowie performed at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on 3 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.
It was the fourth date of the tour, which began on 29 March in San Diego.
Bowie’s guitarists were Carlos Alomar and Adrian Belew. Simon House was on electric violin, Sean Mayes played piano, and Roger Powell was on keyboards and synthesizers. George Murray played bass guitar and Dennis Davis was on drums.
The Forum is a huge sports auditorium – 19,000 and very impressive. A TV crew arrived for a brief interview with David. As we walked the long route to the stage, they scuffled backwards before him and the rest of us jostled cheerfully for camera angles. Then Eric gave the shout, cameras were forgotten and we strolled out to mount the scaffolding of our first real biggie. I felt as if my heart was pumping pure adrenalin round my system and it was an effort to breathe. The audience must have felt the same way as ‘Warszawa’ boomed round this space age forum.
Life On Tour With Bowie
- ‘What In The World’
- ‘Be My Wife’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Sense Of Doubt’
- ‘Speed Of Life’
- ‘Breaking Glass’
- ‘Beauty And The Beast’
- ‘Five Years’
- ‘Soul Love’
- ‘Hang On To Yourself’
- ‘Ziggy Stardust’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’
- ‘Art Decade’
- ‘Station To Station’
- ‘TVC 15’
Also on this day...
- 1990: Live: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
- 1974: Travel: Cannes to New York
- 1970: Recording: Memory Of A Free Festival
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Palais, Dundee
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