Live: Forest National, Brussels

David Bowie performed at the Forest National in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 June 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

It was the 52nd 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.

In the dressing-room someone with a music paper saw Iggy was playing in London tomorrow, so David and I arranged to go.

After the gig, there was quite a crowd already at the hotel entrance when we arrived back, probably people who saw the show last night and now wanted a closer glimpse of the Man. We all swept in through them and I ended up in a lift with David, Tony and Coco. David’s face was shiny, his hair a little damp, but still elegant in his white stage outfit and blue dressing-gown round his shoulders. I probably looked like a weekend punk who’d got caught in the rain!

Sean Mayes
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This was second of two consecutive nights at the venue, also known as the Vorst Nationaal.

Bowie had previously performed there on 11 May 1976 during the Isolar Tour. He returned there on 18 and 19 May 1983 for the Serious Moonlight Tour; 20 and 21 April 1990 for the Sound+Vision Tour; and 27 January 1996 for the Outside Tour.

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