Live: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

David Bowie performed at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on 22 October 1983, as part of the Serious Moonlight Tour.

It was the 76th date of the tour, which began on 18 May in Brussels, and the third of four nights at the Budokan.

Bowie’s guitarists were Carlos Alomar and Earl Slick. Dave Lebolt was on keyboards and synthesizers, and Steve Elson, Stan Harrison, Lenny Pickett played saxophones. Carmine Rojas played bass guitar and Tony Thompson was on drums and percussion. George and Frank Simms were the backing singers.

Bowie had previously played the Nippon Budokan on 11 December 1978 during the Isolar II Tour.

He returned to the venue on 17 February 1992 for Tin Machine’s It’s My Life Tour; 4 and 5 June 1996 for the Outside Tour; and 8 and 9 March 2004 for A Reality Tour.

The setlist

Last updated: 24 October 2023
Live: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
Album release: Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture
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