|Tour by David Bowie|
|Start date||11 June 2002|
|End date||23 October 2002|
|No. of shows||36|
|David Bowie concert chronology|
The Low album, not previously performed live in its entirety, was premiered on 11 June 2002 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, together with all the songs from the Heathen album. With other commitments ruling out the possibility of a major concert tour, the Heathen Tour became a mini-concert tour similar to the 1996 Outside Summer Festivals Tour.
On 11 February 2002, it was announced that Bowie had accepted the role of Artistic Director at the Meltdown Festival, an annual music and arts event held at the South Bank complex in London, England. David Bowie's Meltdown 2002 ran from 14 to 30 June, with a schedule of concerts and events including performances by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coldplay, The Waterboys and a London Sinfonietta performance of Philip Glass's Low and Heroes symphonies. The closing night was billed as The New Heathens Night with Bowie headlining the event with support by The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set from Jonathan Ross.
The Heathen Tour proper began at the Meltdown Festival with Bowie embarking on a series of European performances including a link-up with Moby for the 12-date North America Area:2 Festivals with a return to Europe for a further six performances. Before returning again to North America to perform a final seven shows with the first five in each of New York City's five boroughs, dubbed The New York Marathon Tour by Bowie, who quipped; I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates.
- "Life on Mars?"
- "Ashes to Ashes"
- "Slip Away"
- "China Girl"
- "I Wanna Be Your Slave"
- "I've Been Waiting for You"
- "I'm Afraid of Americans"
- "5:15 The Angels Have Gone"
- "Heathen (The Rays)"
- David Bowie – vocals, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, stylophone
- Earl Slick – guitar
- Gerry Leonard – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
- Mark Plati – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
- Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals
- Sterling Campbell – drums, percussion
- Mike Garson – keyboards
- Catherine Russell – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
|11 June 2002||New York City||United States||Roseland Ballroom|
|15 June 2002||New York City||United States||Sony Music Studios|
|29 June 2002||London||England||Royal Festival Hall -|
|1 July 2002||Paris||France||Paris Olympia|
|3 July 2002||Kristiansand||Norway||Quart Festival|
|5 July 2002||Horsens||Denmark||Horsens Ny Teater|
|7 July 2002||Ostend||Belgium||Seat Beach Rock Festival -|
|10 July 2002||Manchester||England||Move Festival -|
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
|12 July 2002||Cologne||Germany||E-Werk Festival|
|14 July 2002||Nîmes||France||Les Arenes de Nîmes|
|15 July 2002||Lucca||Italy||Summer Festival|
|18 July 2002||Montreux||Switzerland||Auditorium Stravinski|
|North America Festivals|
|28 July 2002||Bristow, Virginia||United States||Nissan Pavilion|
|30 July 2002||Camden, New Jersey||Tweeter Center at the Waterfront|
|31 July 2002||Holmdel, New Jersey||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|2 August 2002||Wantagh, New York||Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater|
|3 August 2002||Mansfield, Massachusetts||Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts|
|5 August 2002||Toronto||Canada||Molson Amphitheater|
|6 August 2002||Detroit, Michigan||United States||DTE Energy Music Center|
|8 August 2002||Tinley Park, Illinois||Tweeter Center|
|10 August 2002||Denver, Colorado||Pepsi Center|
|13 August 2002||Irvine, California||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|14 August 2002||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|16 August 2002||George, Washington||The Gorge Amphitheatre|
|22 September 2002||Berlin||Germany||Max-Schmeling-Halle|
|24 September 2002||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|25 September 2002|
|27 September 2002||Bonn||Germany||Museumsmeile|
|29 September 2002||Munich||Olympiahalle|
|2 October 2002||London||England||Carling Apollo Hammersmith|
|11 October 2002||New York City||United States||The Music Hall at Snug Harbour|
|12 October 2002||New York City||St. Anne's Warehouse|
|16 October 2002||New York City||Colden Center at Queens College|
|17 October 2002||New York City||Jimmy's Bronx Cafe|
|20 October 2002||New York City||Beacon Theater|
|21 October 2002||Philadelphia||Tower Theater|
|23 October 2002||Boston, Massachusetts||Orpheum Theatre|
From David Bowie
From Hunky Dory
From Diamond Dogs
From Young Americans
From Station to Station
- "Speed of Life"
- "Breaking Glass" (Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray)
- "What in the World"
- "Sound and Vision"
- "Always Crashing in the Same Car"
- "Be My Wife"
- "A New Career in a New Town"
- "Warszawa" (Bowie, Brian Eno)
- "Art Decade"
- "Weeping Wall"
- ""Heroes"" (Bowie, Eno)
- "Look Back in Anger" (Bowie, Eno)
From Let's Dance
- "Hallo Spaceboy" (Bowie, Eno)
- "I'm Afraid of Americans" (Bowie, Eno)
- "Survive" (Bowie, Gabrels)
- "Cactus" (originally from Surfer Rosa (1989) by the Pixies; written by Black Francis)
- "Slip Away"
- "Slow Burn"
- "I've Been Waiting for You" (originally from Neil Young (1968) by Neil Young; written by Young)
- "I Would Be Your Slave"
- "I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship" (originally by Norman Carl Odam)
- "5:15 the Angels Have Gone"
- "Everyone Says 'Hi'"
- "A Better Future"
- "Heathen (The Rays)"
- "Absolute Beginners" (from the Absolute Beginners soundtrack; written by Bowie)
- "Alabama Song" (released as a non-album single (1980); originally from Bertolt Brecht's opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1930); written by Brecht and Kurt Weill)
- "I Feel So Bad" (originally by Chuck Willis in 1953 and covered and released as a B-side to the "Wild in the Country" single (1961) by Elvis Presley; written by Willis)
- "One Night" (originally a single (1958) by Presley; written by Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King and Anita Steiman)
- "White Light/White Heat" (from White Light/White Heat (1968) by The Velvet Underground; written by Lou Reed)