Ziggy Stardust Tour

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Ziggy Stardust Tour
David-Bowie Early.jpg
Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust Tour.
Tour by David Bowie
Associated album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars & Aladdin Sane
Start date 29 January 1972
End date 3 July 1973
Legs 6
Shows 182
David Bowie concert chronology
Ziggy Stardust Tour
(1972–73)
Diamond Dogs Tour
(1974)

The Ziggy Stardust Tour was a concert tour by David Bowie in United Kingdom, North America, and Japan in 1972–73, to promote the studio albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane.

The band[edit]

  • David Bowie – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Mick Ronson – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Bolder – bass
  • Mick "Woody" Woodmansey – drums
  • Matthew Fisher – piano (20 Apr 1972 – 27 May 1972)
  • Robin Lumley – piano (2 Jun 1972 – 15 Jul 1972)
  • Nicky Graham – piano (1 Aug 1972 – 7 Sep 1972)
  • Mike Garson – piano, mellotron, organ (22 September 1972 – end of tour)
  • John Hutchinson – rhythm guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar (8 Apr 1973 – 20 Apr 1973)
  • Aynsley Dunbar – additional drums (8 Apr 1973 – 20 Apr 1973)
  • Geoffrey A. MacCormack – backing vocals, percussion (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
  • Ken Fordham – saxophone (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
  • Brian Wilshaw – saxophone, flute (19 January 1973 – end of tour)

The crew[edit]

  • Sound – Ground Control – Front of House Engineer – Robin Mayhew, Stage hands – Will Palin – Mick Hince
  • Lights – 1972 Heavy Light – Nigel Olif and crew, 1973 See Factor Industries NY Bob See, Steve Hurston – Mick Fussey
  • Stage Equipment – Peter Hunsley
  • Wardrobe/ Makeup and hair – Suzi Fussey


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
29 January 1972 Aylesbury England Borough Assembly Hall
10 February 1972 London Tolworth, Toby Jug
12 February 1972 Imperial College
14 February 1972 Brighton Dome
18 February 1972 Sheffield University Rag
23 February 1972 Chichester Chichester College
24 February 1972 London Wallington, Public Hall
25 February 1972 Eltham, Avery Hill College
26 February 1972 Sutton Coldfield Belfry Hotel
1 March 1972 Bristol University
4 March 1972 Portsmouth Southsea Pier Pavilion
7 March 1972 Yeovil Yeovil College
11 March 1972 Southampton Guild Hall
14 March 1972 Bournemouth Chelsea Village
18 March 1972 Birmingham Town Hall
24 March 1972 Newcastle upon Tyne Mayfair Ballroom
20 April 1972 Harlow The Playhouse
21 April 1972 Manchester Free Trade Hall
30 April 1972 Plymouth Guild Hall
3 May 1972 Aberystwyth Wales University
6 May 1972 London England Kingston Polytechnic
7 May 1972 Hemel Hempstead Pavilion
11 May 1972 Worthing Assembly Hall
12 May 1972 London Polytechnic of Central London
13 May 1972 Slough Technical College
19 May 1972 Oxford Polytechni
25 May 1972 Bournemouth Chelsea Village
27 May 1972 Epsom Ebbisham
2 June 1972 Newcastle upon Tyne City Hall
3 June 1972 Liverpool Stadium
4 June 1972 Preston Public Hall
6 June 1972 Bradford St George's Hall
7 June 1972 Sheffield City Hall
8 June 1972 Middlesbrough Town Hall
13 June 1972 Bristol Colston Hall
16 June 1972 Torquay Town Hall
17 June 1972 Oxford Town Hall
19 June 1972 Southampton Civic Centre
21 June 1972 Dunstable Civic Hall
25 June 1972 Croydon Greyhound
1 July 1972 Weston-super-Mare Winter Gardens Pavilion
2 July 1972 Torquay Rainbow Pavilion
8 July 1972 London Royal Festival Hall
15 July 1972 Aylesbury Friars Borough Hall
19 August 1972 London Rainbow Theatre
20 August 1972
27 August 1972 Bristol Locarno Electric Village
30 August 1972 London Rainbow Theatre
31 August 1972 Boscombe Royal Ballroom
1 September 1972 Doncaster Top Rank Suite
2 September 1972 Manchester Hard Rock
3 September 1972
4 September 1972 Liverpool Top Rank Suite
5 September 1972 Sunderland Top Rank Suite
6 September 1972 Sheffield Top Rank Suite
7 September 1972 Hanley, Staffordshire Top Rank Suite
North America
22 September 1972 Cleveland, Ohio United States Music Hall
24 September 1972 Memphis, Tennessee Ellis Auditorium
28 September 1972 New York City Carnegie Hall
1 October 1972 Boston, Massachusetts Music Hall1
7 October 1972 Chicago, Illinois Auditorium Theater
8 October 1972 Detroit, Michigan Fisher Theater
11 October 1972 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
15 October 1972 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall
20 October 1972 Santa Monica, California Santa Monica Civic Auditorium2
21 October 1972
27 October 1972 San Francisco, California Winterland Auditorium
28 October 1972
1 November 1972 Seattle, Washington Paramount Theater
5 November 1972 Phoenix, Arizona Celebrity Theater
11 November 1972 Dallas, Texas Majestic Theater
12 November 1972 Houston, Texas Music Hall
14 November 1972 New Orleans, Louisiana Loyola University
17 November 1972 Miami, Florida Miami Jai-Alai
20 November 1972 Nashville, Tennessee The Municipal Auditorium
22 November 1972 New Orleans, Louisiana The Warehouse
25 November 1972 Cleveland, Ohio Public Auditorium3
26 November 1972
28 November 1972 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stanley Theater
30 November 1972 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tower Theater
1 December 1972
2 December 1972
Europe
23 December 1972 London England Rainbow Theatre
24 December 1972
28 December 1972 Manchester Hard Rock
29 December 1972
5 January 1973 Glasgow Scotland Green's Playhouse
6 January 1973 Edinburgh Empire Theatre
7 January 1973 Newcastle upon Tyne England City Hall
9 January 1973 Preston Guild Hall
14 February 1973 New York City United States Radio City Music Hall
15 February 1973
16 February 1973 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tower Theater
17 February 1973
2 shows
18 February 1973
2 shows
19 February 1973
2 shows
23 February 1973 Nashville, Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium
26 February 1973
2 shows
Memphis, Tennessee Ellis Auditorium
1 March 1973 Detroit, Michigan Masonic Temple
2 March 1973
10 March 1973 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
12 March 1973 Hollywood Palladium
Asia
8 April 1973 Tokyo Japan Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan
10 April 1973
11 April 1973
12 April 1973 Nagoya Kokaido
14 April 1973 Hiroshima Yubin Chokin Kaikan
16 April 1973 Kobe Kobe Kokusai Kaikan
17 April 1973 Osaka Koseinenkin Kaikan
18 April 1973 Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
20 April 1973
Europe
12 May 1973 London England Earl's Court
16 May 1973 Aberdeen Scotland Music Hall
17 May 1973 Dundee Caird Hall
18 May 1973
2 shows
Glasgow Green's Playhouse
19 May 1973 Edinburgh Theatre
21 May 1973
2 shows
Norwich England Theatre Royal
22 May 1973 Romford Odeon Theatre
23 May 1973 Brighton Dome
24 May 1973 Lewisham Odeon
25 May 1973 Bournemouth Winter Gardens
27 May 1973
2 shows
Guildford Civic Hall
28 May 1973 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
29 May 1973 Hanley Victoria Hall
30 May 1973 Oxford New Theatre
31 May 1973 Blackburn King George's Hall
1 June 1973 Bradford St George's Hall
3 June 1973 Coventry New Theatre
4 June 1973 Worcester Gaumont
6 June 1973
2 shows
Sheffield City (Oval) Hall
7 June 1973
2 shows
Manchester Free Trade Hall
8 June 1973
2 shows
Newcastle upon Tyne City Hall
9 June 1973 Preston Guild Hall
10 June 1973
2 shows
Liverpool Empire Theatre
11 June 1973 Leicester De Montfort Hall
12 June 1973
2 shows
Chatham Central Hall
13 June 1973 Kilburn Gaumont
14 June 1973 Salisbury City Hall
15 June 1973
2 shows
Taunton Odeon
16 June 1973
2 shows
Torquay Town Hall
18 June 1973
2 shows
Bristol Colston Hall
19 June 1973 Southampton Guild Hall
21 June 1973
2 shows
Birmingham Town Hall
22 June 1973
2 shows
23 June 1973 Boston Gliderdrome
24 June 1973
2 shows
Croydon Fairfield Hall
25 June 1973
2 shows
Oxford New Theatre
26 June 1973
27 June 1973 Doncaster Top Rank
28 June 1973 Bridlington Spa Ballroom
29 June 1973 Leeds Rolarena
30 June 1973
2 shows
Newcastle upon Tyne Civic Hall
2 July 1973 London Hammersmith Odeon4
3 July 1973
1972 tour dates Source: BowieWonderWorld.com
1973 tour dates Source: BowieWonderWorld.com

The songs[edit]

From David Bowie

From The Man Who Sold the World

From Hunky Dory

From The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

From Aladdin Sane

From Pin Ups

Other songs