Live: Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm

David Bowie performed at the Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 June 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the 45th 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.

So we flew up to Stockholm, further north than I’ve ever been. The airport is surrounded by thick pine forests. Recently I came across a bootleg of our show down Portobello Road. It’s called David Bowie Live In Stockholm ’79 but of course it’s us in Stockholm ’78. On the cover you can see my left boot and a hint of my silver jacket behind David’s shoulders. One track has a couple of interesting points: in the first instrumental break of ‘Breaking Glass’ he cries ‘Hell-God-Baby-Damn!’ – our all-purpose Texan exclamation, the catchphrase of the tour. At the end of the song he continues singing I never youch yoooou… with a definite Bolan warble. He told me one night he had the strange feeling of Marc’s presence at his shoulder – friendly, but it made him shiver.
Sean Mayes
Life On Tour With Bowie

Bowie had previously performed at the Kungliga Tennishallen on 26 and 27 April 1976 during the Isolar Tour.

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Last updated: 17 October 2023
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