Live: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield

David Bowie performed at Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, on 22 April 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the 18th 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.

The stadium was quite a place – 30,000 – and the dressing-room was large and comfortable. I had run out of gel so I poured beer on my hair – it was ideal as it dried nice and spiky but washed off easily and probably did it good!

We had a police escort out into the hall as we had to pass through public areas. The cops had the usual deadpan expressions which they wear around rock musicians and I got the usual tingle down my back that I get around cops. The show started quietly but built steadily as if the vast crowd was gathering momentum until the show was a landslide.

Sean Mayes
Life On Tour With Bowie

Bowie returned to the Richfield Coliseum on 29 July 1983 during the Serious Moonlight Tour, and 19 and 20 June 1990 for the Sound+Vision Tour.

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