David Bowie performed at the Perth Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia, on 14 November 1978, as part of the Isolar II Tour.
This was the 67th date of the tour, which began on 29 March in San Diego, and the first of two consecutive nights in Perth.
His guitarists were Carlos Alomar and Adrian Belew. Simon House was on electric violin, Sean Mayes played piano, and Dennis Garcia was on keyboards and synthesizers for this and the next and previous Australian shows. George Murray played bass guitar and Dennis Davis was on drums.
We were playing indoors in the Perth Entertainment Centre, a new circular building seating 7,500.
Notes from Perth: First show, bloke in front row, short hair, drill shirt, leather strap (camera?) looking very serious and uninvolved. Later, crowds surge forward. Two bronzed blondes in black dresses. Someone throws a sleeveless pullover on-stage. Later D picks it up and puts it on.
Life On Tour With Bowie
- ‘What In The World’
- ‘Be My Wife’
- ‘The Jean Genie’
- ‘Sense Of Doubt’
- ‘Breaking Glass’
- ‘Beauty And The Beast’
- ‘Five Years’
- ‘Soul Love’
- ‘Hang On To Yourself’
- ‘Ziggy Stardust’
- ‘Suffragette City’
- ‘Art Decade’
- ‘Alabama Song’
- ‘Station To Station’
- ‘Rebel Rebel’
Also on this day...
- 1995: Live: Wembley Arena, London
- 1987: Live: Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney
- 1974: Live: Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
- 1972: Live: Loyola University, New Orleans
- 1969: Live: Frisco’s Club, Edinburgh
- 1969: Live: Adam Smith Hall, Kirkcaldy
- 1969: UK album release: David Bowie (Space Oddity)
- 1966: Recording: Uncle Arthur, She’s Got Medals
- 1964: Live: Davie Jones and the Manish Boys, Royal Star, Maidstone
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