Live: Bingley Hall, Stafford

David Bowie performed at Stafford’s Bingley Hall on 25 June 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.

He performed three consecutive nights at the venue on 24, 25, and 26 June. They were Bowie’s only shows in Stafford.

This was the 61st 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.

The second night after the show there was a party for the crew like the one I missed in Los Angeles at The Forum. They had a disco and some strippers, stage style but in danger of falling flat. Then Dennis took over the mike while the strippers were on and gave a hilarious fashion show commentary. At first the girls were a bit put out but soon got the joke and played along.

The evening’s top performer was a beautiful black woman and later she joined David at his table.

A few fans managed to get in through a kitchen window and mingled happily with the crowd.

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Last updated: 18 October 2023
Live: Bingley Hall, Stafford
Live: Bingley Hall, Stafford
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