Live: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin

David Bowie performed at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany, on 22 September 2002, as part of the Heathen Tour.

It was the 23rd date of the tour, which began on 29 November at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Earl Slick was on guitar, Gerry Leonard played guitar and keyboards, and Mark Plati played guitar, bass guitar, and keyboards. Gail Ann Dorsey was on bass guitar, guitar, and backing vocals, and Mike Garson played keyboards. Sterling Campbell was on drums, and Catherine Russell played keyboards and percussion and sang backing vocals.

I remember one night, we were playing at this tiny place in Berlin, maybe 1,200 people or something like that. It was a real pressure cooker. We’re getting called back for a second and third encore, and after that David goes, ‘Let’s do the Low record.’ We were like, ‘Sure!’ The audience just freaked out. Can you imagine it’s the third encore and he just comes on and said, ‘We’re gonna play Low?’ It was totally spontaneous, but we had it in our back pocket by that point.
Gerry Leonard
Rolling Stone, 20 February 2013

Bowie returned to the Max-Schmeling-Halle on 3 November 2003 for A Reality Tour.

The setlist

  • ‘Rebel Rebel’
  • ‘Moonage Daydream’
  • ‘Survive’
  • ‘Alabama Song’
  • ‘Afraid’
  • ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi”
  • ‘Hallo Spaceboy’
  • ‘Let’s Dance’
  • ‘Ziggy Stardust’
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