Live: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis

David Bowie performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, on 14 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the 12th date of the tour, which began on 29 March in San Diego. This was Bowie’s only show in Baton Rouge.

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.

In Memphis we stayed at a pleasant hotel built around two covered courtyards, one with a swimming-pool. After the show I jumped in the first taxi outside the hotel. The driver looked dour and his wife was sitting beside him with her knitting. I took a deep breath and asked, ‘Could you take me to a gay club please?’ I went to a couple of quiet clubs and had a pleasant evening chatting to friendly people including a few who had seen the show.
Sean Mayes
Life On Tour With Bowie

Bowie had previously performed at the venue during the Diamond Dogs Tour on 30 June and 28 November 1974, and during the Isolar Tour on 6 March 1976.

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