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1987

THE GLASS SPIDER WORLD TOUR

The show was generally thought of as overblown and overproduced, featuring a big spider hanging over the centre of the stage, and with an accompanying troupe of dancers.  I, for one, thought it was spectacular!

Opening on the 30 May 1987, The Glass Spider World Tour visited fifteen countries and produced eighty six performances, as well as nine promotional press shows. The band consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone), Carlos Alomar (guitar), Peter Frampton (lead guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass), Alan Childs (drums), Erdal Kizilcay (keyboards, trumpet, congas, violin) and Richard Cottle (keyboards, saxophone).

The dancers were: Melissa Hurley, Constance Marie, Craig Allen Rothwell (aka Spazz Attack), Viktor Manoei and Stephen Nichols. In March before the tour started, a number of Press Shows were given in various countries. The band for these performances consisted of: David Bowie (vocals), Carlos Alomar (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar), Alan Childs (drums), Carmine Rojas (bass) and Richard Cottle (keyboards).

Date Venue Title Media Cover Art
17 March 1987 Diamond Club, Toronto, ON, Canada Press Show
18 March 1987 Cat Club, New York, NYC, USA Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
The Glass Spider Tour 1 CD
20 March 1987 Players' Theatre, London, UK The Glass Spider Tour 1 CD
21 March 1987 La Locomotive, Paris, France Mourousi 1 CD x
24 March 1987 Halquera Plateaux, Madrid, Spain Press Show
25 March 1987 Piper Press Show, Rome, Italy Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
26 March 1987 Parkcafe Lowenbrau, Mnchen, Germany Press Show
27 March 1987 Stina Med Flera Press Show, Sweden Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
27 March 1987 Otto Bisgard Special, Swedish TV Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
28 March 1987 Ritz, Stockholm, Sweden The Glass Spider Tour 1 CD
30 March 1987 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
The Glass Spider Tour 1 CD
March/April 1987 1st Rehearsals, New York, NYC, USA New York's A Go Go 2 CD

18 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

2nd Rehearsals

19 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam Rehearsals 1 CD x

20 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam Rehearsals 1 CD x
Rotterdam Rehearsals Volume 1 1 CD x
Rotterdam Rehearsals Volume 2 1 CD x

21 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

2nd Rehearsals

22 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

2nd Rehearsals

23 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam Rehearsals 1 CD x
Rotterdam Rehearsals Volume 2 1 CD x

24 May 1987

Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland

2nd Rehearsals

27 May 1987

Feyenoord Stadium, De Kuip, Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam Rehearsals Volume 3 1 CD x

28 May 1987

Feyenoord Stadium, De Kuip, Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam Rehearsals Volume 4 1 CD x

30 May 1987

Feyenoord Stadium, De Kuip, Rotterdam, Holland

Live At 'De Kuip' 2 CD

31 May 1987

Feyenoord Stadium, De Kuip, Rotterdam, Holland

Live In Rotterdam 31 May 1987 2 CD

2 June 1987

Festival Terrein, Werchter, Belgium

Live In Belgium 87 2 CD

6 June 1987

Hansa Tonstudios, Berlin, Germany

Rehearsal

6 June 1987

Hansa Tonstudios, Berlin, Germany

Press Conference

6 June 1987

Platz der Republik, Berlin, Germany

Bang Bang 2 CD
Glass Idol In Berlin 2 CD
7 June 1987 Rock AM Ring, Nuremberg, Germany
9 June 1987 Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy

10 June 1987

San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy

A Night With The Duke 2 CD

13 June 1987

Stadt Park, Hamburg, Germany

Live At Stadt Park 2 CD

15 June 1987

Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy

Demanding Billy Dolls 1 CD
Waiting In The Wings 2 CD

16 June 1987

Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy

17 June 1987

Rehearsal, Wembley Stadium, London, UK

18 June 1987

Rehearsal, Wembley Stadium, London, UK

19 June 1987

Rehearsal, Wembley Stadium, London, UK

Wembley Stadium, London, UK

Wembley Stadium 87 First Night

2 CD

20 June 1987

Wembley Stadium, London, UK

Wembley Stadium 87 Second Night

2 CD

21 June 1987

Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Arms Park 87 2 CD x
23 June 1987

Roker Park, Sunderland, UK

Roker Park 2 CD
27 June 1987

Eriksbergvarvet, Gothenberg, Sweden

Jones Versus Osterberg 3 CD
Swedish Spider 2 CD
28 June 1987

Stade Gerlande, Lyon, France

Ticket Stub N/A x
1 July 1987

Praterstadion, Wien, Austria

More Idols Than Realities 2 CD
3 July 1987

Parc Departemental de la Corneuve, Paris, France

God It's Dark 2 CD
4 July 1987

Le Stadium, Toulouse, France

6 July 1987

Vincente Calderon Stadium, Madrid, Spain

The Glass Spaniard 3 CD
7 July 1987

Ministadio CF, Barcelona, Spain

Live In Barcelona 7 July 1987 2 CD
8 July 1987

Ministadio CF, Barcelona, Spain

Live In Barcelona 8 July 1987 2 CD

11 July 1987

Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland

He's Not An Absolute Beginner 2 CD

14 July 1987

Maine Road Stadium, Manchester, UK

Maine Road Manchester 14 July 1987 2 CD x

15 July 1987

Maine Road Stadium, Manchester, UK

We Ain't Going Nowhere 1 CD

17 July 1987

Stade De L'Oeuest, Nice, France

Ticket Only

18 July 1987

Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy

Goodbye Europe 2 CD

30 July 1987

Veterans' Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Live In Philadelphia 31 July 1987 2 CD

31 July 1987

Veterans' Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2 August 1987

Giants' Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA

Live At Giants' Stadium - East Rutherford 2 CD

3 August 1987

Giants' Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA

The Glass Spider Live At Giant Stadium 2 CD

7 August 1987

Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA, USA

Ticket Stub N/A x

8 August 1987

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA, USA

Mighty Spider Of Anaheim 1 CD

9 August 1987

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA, USA

12 August 1987

Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA

14 August 1987

Civic Stadium, Portland, OR, USA

Portland 87 2 CD x

15 August 1987

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ticket Stub N/A x

17 August 1987

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB, Canada

19 August 1987

Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

21 August 1987

Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago 87 First Night 2 CD x

22 August 1987

Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Chicago, IL, USA

24 August 1987

CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON, Canada

25 August 1987

CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON, Canada

28 August 1987

Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Smiling Through The Darkness 2 CD

30 August 1987

Forum (or Olympic Stadium), Montreal, QB, Canada

Let's Dance 1 CD
Montreal '87 2 CD
Montreal Connection 3 CD
Never Let Me Down 2 CD
Spyder Glass 2 CD
1 September 1987 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA Broadway Spider 2 CD
2 September 1987 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA
3 September 1987 Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, USA Foxboro 87 2 CD x
6 September 1987 Dean Smith Centre, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
7 September 1987 Dean Smith Centre, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Tar Heel Spider 2 CD
10 September 1987 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Milwaukee 87 First Night

2 CD x
11 September 1987 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI, USA
12 September 1987 Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, USA Pontiac '87 2 CD
14 September 1987 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, USA RUPP! 2 CD
18 September 1987 Orange Bowl, Miami, FL, USA
19 September 1987 Tampa Auditorium, Tampa, FL, USA
21 September 1987 Omni Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
22 September 1987 Omni Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
25 September 1987 Civic Centre, Hartford, CT, USA Hartford 87 2 CD x
28 September 1987 Capitol Centre, Landover, MD, USA Capital Spidre 2 CD
29 September 1987 Capitol Centre, Landover, MD, USA
1 October 1987 St Paul Civic Centre, St Paul, MN, USA Minneapolis 87 2 CD
2 October 1987 St Paul Civic Centre, St Paul, MN, USA Minneapolis 87 Second Night 2 CD x
4 October 1987 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO, USA Ticket Stub N/A x
6 October 1987 Superdome, New Orleans, LA, USA New Orleans 87 2 CD
7 October 1987 Summit, Houston, TX, USA
8 October 1987 Summit, Houston, TX, USA
10 October 1987 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, USA Dallas 10 Oct 87 2 CD
11 October 1987 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, USA
13 October 1987 LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USA
14 October 1987 LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USA Hollywood Spider 2 CD
27 October 1987 Tivoli Club, Sydney, Australia

I Keep A Good Friend...On Video Tape Volume One

1 CD
29 October 1987 Boondall Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
30 October 1987 Boondall Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia Live In Brisbane 30 Oct 87 2 CD

3 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

Smiling Through The Darkness 2 CD

4 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

Smiling Through The Darkness 2 CD

6 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

Victorian Connection 3 CD

7 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

Glass Spider Tour VCD 2 CD

9 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

Glass Spider Tour VCD 2 CD

10 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

13 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

14 November 1987

Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

18 November 1987

Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

20 November 1987

Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

21 November 1987

Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

23 November 1987

Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

He Never Let Us Down 1 CD
87 & Cry 1 CD

28 November 1987

Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand