Live: Alameda Coliseum, Oakland

David Bowie performed at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, on 5 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the sixth date of the tour, which began on 29 March in San Diego.

His 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.

I went out for postcards and razor-blades and was tempted to jump on a cable car climbing one of those San Francisco hills, but we soon had to leave for the gig.

We nosed on to a flyover rising to circle a couple of ’scrapers and headed out over the bay on a mile of multistorey bridge bound for Oakland Coliseum.

Sean Mayes
Life On Tour With Bowie

Bowie returned to the Alameda Coliseum on 17 September 1983 during the Serious Moonlight Tour.

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