In concert

David Bowie first performed ‘Wild Is The Wind’ live in April and May 1983 during the Serious Moonlight Tour, although it was dropped for later dates.

It was revived for Bowie’s Mini Tour in June 2000, where it was chosen as the opening song. This included his headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, which was released in 2018 on the album and DVD Glastonbury 2000.

It didn’t matter if David wrote the song or not, quite often, because when he interpreted something he made it his own. He had that ability. Think of ‘Wild Is The Wind’, say…
Mike Garson
The Mouth magazine, September 2017

Bowie also performed the song that month for UK broadcasters. On 23 June he sang it on Channel 4’s TFI Friday, and again on 27 June at the BBC Radio Theatre. That performance was included on the bonus disc with early copies of Bowie At The Beeb.

Bowie sang ‘Wild Is The Wind’ for the final time on 9 November 2006, his final stage performance. Accompanied by Mike Garson on piano, he sang the song at the Annual KCA Black Ball for Save a Child, at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The song was followed by ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and ‘Changes’, the latter a duet with Alicia Keys.

Previous song: ‘Stay’
Next album: Low
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