Live: Forum, Inglewood

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.
Sean Mayes
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This was the first of three nights at the Forum. Bowie had previously performed there on 8, 9, and 11 February 1976 during the Isolar Tour.

He returned to the venue on 14 and 15 August 1983 for the Serious Moonlight Tour, and 28 and 29 October 1995 for the Outside Tour.

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