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1974

 

THE DIAMOND DOGS TOUR

 

The first leg of 'The Year Of The Diamond Dogs' Tour began on the 14th June 1974. The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals), Mike Garson (piano, mellotron), Earl Slick (lead guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass guitar), Tony Newman (drums), Pablo Rosario (percussion), David Sanborn (alto sax, flute), Richard Grando (baritone sax, flute), Michael Kamen (electric piano, moog, oboe), Geoffrey MacCormack (aka Warren Peace) and Gui Andrisano (vocal backing/dogs).

 

Date Venue Title Media Cover Art
1974 Alan Yentob's classic BBC 2 documentary Cracked Actor DVD 1 DVD
6-11 April 1974 SS France Impromptu set
? April 1974 RCA Studio Complex, New York, NYC, USA Rehearsals
1 May 1974 RCA Studio Complex, New York, NYC, USA Rehearsals start
31 May 1974 RCA Studio Complex, New York, NYC, USA Rehearsals finish

8 June 1974

Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York , NYC, USA Rehearsals
5 Minutes Mr Bowie 1 CD
Dawn Of The Dogs 1 CD
A Sweet Thing In LA 2 CD
The Band Was Altogether 1 CD

9 June 1974

Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York , NYC, USA Rehearsals

10 June 1974

Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York , NYC, USA Rehearsals

14 June 1974

The Forum, Montreal, QB, Canada Sweetly Reminiscent DVD 1 DVD
The Year Of The Diamond Dogs DVD 1 DVD

15 June 1974

Civic Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada Ottawa 74 1 CD

16 June 1974

O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada  (2 performances) A Sweet Thing In LA 2 CD
Diamonds In Space 1 CD
Halloween Jack Spooks 'Em In Toronto 1 CD x
Just A Hint Of Mayhem 1 CD x
Philly Dog 2CD x
Sweetly Reminiscent DVD 1 DVD
The Year Of The Diamond Dogs DVD 1 DVD
Toronto '74 Show 1 2 CD
Toronto '74 Show 2 2 CD

17 June 1974

Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY, USA Future Legend 1 CD
You're Knocking Me Dead 2 CD

18 June 1974

Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, USA You're Knocking Me Dead 2 CD

19 June 1974

Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH, USA A Guided Show 2 CD
Cleveland 74 2 CD

20 June 1974

Sports Arena, Toledo, OH, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x

21 June 1974

Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI, USA Show relocated

21 June 1974

Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA

22 June 1974

Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI, USA (Show relocated) Show relocated

22 June 1974

Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA Live Detroit 2 CD
Halloween Jack Live 3 CD
You're Knocking Me Dead 2 CD

23 June 1974

Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI, USA (Show relocated) Show relocated

23 June 1974

Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x

24 June 1974

Harra Arena, Dayton, OH, USA Ticket Stub N/A x

25 June 1974

Civic Arena, Akron, OH, USA

26 June 1974

Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x

27 June 1974

Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x

28 June 1974

West Virginia Civic Centre, Charleston, WV, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x

29 June 1974

Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA

30 June 1974

Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
1 July 1974 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA Atlanta Fox Theatre 1974 2 CD
Halloween Jack Live 3 CD
2 July 1974 Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL, USA 1974 2 CD
Halloween Jack Live 3 CD
Tampa '74 2 CD
3 July 1974 West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL, USA Show relocated
3 July 1974 Seminole Jai-Alai Fronton, Casselberry, Orlando, FL, USA
4 July 1974 Exhibition Hall, Jacksonville, FL, USA
5 July 1974 Park Centre, Charlotte, NC, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x
6 July 1974 Coliseum, Greensboro, NC, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x
7 July 1974 Scope Convention Centre, Norfolk, VA, USA
8 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
9 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x
10 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x
11 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
12 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA A Sweet Thing In LA 2 CD
David Bowie Is Alive And Well And Living Only In Theory 2 CD
13 July 1974 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA Matinee cancelled
13 July 1974

Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x
14 July 1974

Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, USA

Sweetly Reminiscent DVD 1 DVD
The Year Of The Diamond Dogs DVD 1 DVD

Ticket Stub

N/A x
15 July 1974

Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT, USA

Ticket Stub

N/A x
16 July 1974

Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA

Hunger Cities 3 CD
Subway 1 CD
17 July 1974

Coliseum, Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, USA

Cancelled N/A x
17 July 1974

Bushnell Auditorium, Harfort, New Haven, CT, USA

New Haven '74 2 CD
19 July 1974

Madison Square Garden, New York, NYC, USA

Halloween Jack In Hunger City 1 CD
20 July 1974

Madison Square Garden, New York, NYC, USA

Hunger Cities 3 CD
New York 74 2 CD
Ottawa 74 1 CD
 

Following a six week break and the recording of the "Young Americans" album, the tour moved to the west coast of the United States. By this time Bowie had had enough of the elaborate stage sets but agreed to keep them in place whilst the BBC filmed for the Cracked Actor documentary.

The band was slightly re-arranged for September. David Bowie (vocals), Mike Garson (piano, mellotron), Carlos Alomar (guitar), Earl Slick (lead guitar), Doug Raunch (bass guitar), Greg Enrico (drums), Pablo Rosario (percussion), David Sanborn (alto sax, flute), Richard Grando (baritone sax, flute), Michael Kamen (electric piano, moog, oboe), Geoffrey MacCormack (aka Warren Peace), Ava Cherry, Gui Andrisano, Robin Clark, Anthony Hinton, Dianne Sumler and Luther Vandross (vocal backings).

 

2-8 September 1974

Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

David's Mystery Date 1 CD
2 September 1974 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA The Band Was Altogether 1 CD
The West Coast Shows 4 CD
3 September 1974 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
4 September 1974 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA The West Coast Shows 4 CD
5 September 1974 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA A Portrait In Flesh 2 CD
A Sweet Thing In LA 2 CD
Big Brother 1 CD
Cracked Actor 1 CD
Duke Of LA 2 CD
Strange Fascination 2 CD
Super Golden Radio Shows No 11 1 CD
Super Golden Radio Shows No 12 1 CD
Sweetly Reminiscent DVD 1 DVD
The Year Of The Diamond Dogs DVD 1 DVD
Wealth & Authority 2 CD
6 September 1974

Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x
7 September 1974

Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x
8 September 1974

Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

11 September 1974 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA Strangest Living Curiosities 2 CD
The West Coast Shows 4 CD
13 September 1974 Convention Centre, Tucson, AZ, USA Backstage Pass N/A x
14 September 1974 Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
16 September 1974 Anaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles, CA, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
17 September 1974 Anaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
? September 1974

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rehearsals *
 

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According to Tony Zanetta (MainMan) a total of seven shows were cancelled between 16th September & 5th October - there is some confusion over which dates were postponed.

*There was a two week rehearsal in a Los Angeles studio before resuming the tour.


THE PHILLY DOGS TOUR

 

Having disposed of the Diamond Dogs set, Bowie returned to the East Coast on the 5th October 1974 for the 2nd Leg of The Diamond Dogs Tour - renamed The 'Philly' Dogs Tour (also known as The Soul Tour).  The re-arranged line-up now named David Bowie And The Mike Garson Band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals), Mike Garson (piano, mellotron), Carlos Alomar (guitar), Earl Slick (lead guitar), Emir Ksasan (bass), Dennis Davis (drums), Pablo Rosario (percussion), David Sanborn (alto sax, flute), Richard Grando (baritone sax, flute), Michael Kamen (electric piano, moog, oboe), Geoffrey MacCormack (aka Warren Peace), Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Jean Fineberg, Anthony Hinton, Dianne Sumler and Luther Vandross (vocal backings).

 

5 October 1974 Civic Centre, St Paul, MN, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
8 October 1974 Convention Centre, Indianapolis, IN, USA Ticket Stub N/A x

10 October 1974

University Of Wisconsin, WI, USA

1974 2 CD
Somebody Up There Likes Me 1 CD
Dawn Of The Dogs 1 CD

11 October 1974

Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, USA

13 October 1974

Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, IL, USA

16 October 1974

Palace, Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

Detroit 74 First Night 2 CD x
Infected With Soul Love 2 CD
The Soul Tour 3 CD

17 October 1974

Palace, Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

18 October 1974

Palace, Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

19 October 1974

Palace, Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

20 October 1974

Palace, Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

21 October 1974

Arie Crown, Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

Plastic Soul 2 CD

22 October 1974

Arie Crown, Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

23 October 1974

Arie Crown, Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

28 October 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Infected With Soul Love 2 CD
A Sweet Thing In LA 2 CD

29 October 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

30 October 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

31 October 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

1 November 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

2 November 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

3 November 1974

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

6 November 1974

Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

8 November 1974

Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NYC, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

11 November 1974

Capitol Centre, Washington, DC, USA

14 November 1974

Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA

Boston 74 First Night 1 CD x

15 November 1974

Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA

Philly Dog 2 CD x

16 November 1974

Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA

18 November 1974

Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

19 November 1974

Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

22 November 1974

Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

23 November 1974

Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

24 November 1974

Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Philadelphia 24 Nov 74 2 CD x

25 November 1974

Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA

Show cancelled

25 November 1974

Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA

26 November 1974

Scope Convention Hall, Norfolk, VA, USA

Show cancelled

26 November 1974

Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYC, USA

Uniondale 74 2 CD

28 November 1974

Mid-South Auditorium, Memphis, TN, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

30 November 1974

Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA

1 December 1974 Omni Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA The Band Was Altogether 2 CD
The Soul Tour 3 CD
Win 1 CD
2 December 1974 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA Show cancelled

4 December 1974

Dick Cavett Show, NBC, New York, NYC, USA Alternative Young Americans 1 CD
Anthology 1 CD
Dick Cavett Show 74 VCD 1 VCD
Cracked Actor DVD 1 DVD
Pinups 3 1 CD
The Soul Tour 3 CD
Somebody Up There Likes Me 1 CD