Live: Cobo Hall, Detroit

David Bowie performed at Detroit’s Cobo Hall on 21 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the second of two consecutive nights at the venue, and the 17th 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.

That night we did another exciting show, this time with no trouble, then Carlos and I met up with the girls and went to a bar with original ’30s decor just like classic Hollywood. Sitting around the place like extras from a sci-fi film were Detroit’s punks in all their spiky splendour.
Sean Mayes
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Bowie had previously performed at Cobo Hall on 23 June 1974, during the Diamond Dogs Tour.

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