Live: Arie Crown Theater, Chicago

David Bowie performed at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater on 18 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the second of two consecutive nights at the venue, and the 15th 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.

When the house lights went down, David asked for them to be turned back up a little, ‘so I can see you all out there.’ He got a cheer and the show went much better.
Sean Mayes
Life On Tour With Bowie

Bowie had previously performed at the Arie Crown Theater on 22 and 23 October 1974 during the Diamond Dogs Tour.

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Last updated: 16 October 2023
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