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Set List For Los Angeles Second Night 2004

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA on 2 February 2004

 

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Here the 31-song set list, including a brilliant six-song encore.

 

Track Listing

 

01 Rebel Rebel

02 New Killer Star

03 Blue Jean

04 Fame

05 Cactus

06 All The Young Dudes

07 Reality

08 China Girl

09 Slip Away

10 Loving The Alien

11 The Man Who Sold The World

12 A New Career In A New Town

13 The Loneliest Guy

14 Hallo Spaceboy

15 Sunday

16 Under Pressure

17 Life On Mars?

18 Be My Wife

19 Days

20 Battle For Britain (The Letter)

21 Looking For Water

22 Ashes To Ashes

23 White Light, White Heat

24 I'm Afraid Of Americans

25 "Heroes"

 

Encore:

26 Bring Me The Disco King

27 Starman

28 Hang On To Yourself

29 Five Years

30 Suffragette City

31 Ziggy Stardust

 

I was really feeling good...

Another truly great show at The Shrine Auditorium in LA again last night. I'm utterly convinced about this audience thing now... I know it doesn't take a genius to work it out, but I just feel David gives a better show to a warmer audience... Now I see it on the screen, it's obvious, but you wouldn't think so with some audiences. (Hallo, The Joint!)

 

The usual audience participation for All The Young Dudes took on a new turn, when David offered the microphone to an enthusiastic young fan who sported a large 'BOWIE 4 EVER' sticker on her derriere. Her contribution was a lovely moment that will obviously stay with her for ever. (If anybody knows who she was, btw, I'll send her a print of the picture below.)

 

It was easy to see that David and the band were having as much fun as everybody else in the building, every band member glowing with a confidence and pride that was touching to witness... and when you're responsible for night's like this, you should be very proud indeed.

 

 

Here follows an extract of a review from the Los Angeles City Beat, that, if nothing else, is a good opportunity to include a few more pictures from the show. You can read the whole thing by clicking on the shortcut...

 

Los Angeles City Beat - HUNKY DORY by Steve Appleford

The billionaire on stage looked like one happy man. David Bowie remains a big, smiley, charismatic rock star, and it doesn’t seem like much of a struggle for him. Which is an unusual place for any rocker of a certain age. Often, pop-music heroes just don’t age very well. Bowie does.

Like his contemporary Mick Jagger, Bowie’s voice has only grown richer and more powerful with time, but he is making better use of it, still staking a legitimate claim as a contemporary artist with something more than oldies in his repertoire. That was clear enough during the third of his four local shows (second actually - Blammo) – at the Shrine Auditorium on Monday (February 2) – where early classics mingled easily with recent work, and his delivery often carried the newest material much further than the original recordings.

 

He began by stepping back, opening with 1974’s “Rebel Rebel,” a fiery early rocker that had Bowie singing in silhouette against the bright stage lights and fog as his crowd of young and old clapped to an urgent beat. This wasn’t AC/DC. Bowie has never shown much interest in simple, straight-ahead rockers. He’s a man forever in search of a raw, leading edge, a celebrity obsessed with fame and fashion and the next new thing.

He picked up an electric guitar for “New Killer Star,” the driving opening track from his latest album, Reality – and a convincing sign that the man was in the here and now, as he shouted, “Ready! Set! Go!”

He realized, of course, what brought them in, delivering a faithful “All the Young Dudes,” and fans sang along as he requested, many swaying to the anthem with both hands in the air, as if attending a revival meeting. When it was over, Bowie smiled and joked, “Didn’t you enjoy that? Wasn’t that good?”

 

His rendition of “The Man Who Sold the World” began very nicely but was almost restrained, initially lacking the desperate flair Kurt Cobain brought to Nirvana’s version. But then Bowie took on a messianic quality, his arms outstretched, a beautiful, deep howl rising from within him. The quartet of Ziggy Stardust tunes that closed the show two hours after it began may have been the ultimate reward for the true, long-suffering fan, and it was a dazzling finish. But the concert’s real reward was seeing an artist reborn and revitalized, ready to deliver again.