chronology

This page of the site provides a chronology of Bowie’s activity in 1976. Mainly tour dates and setlist and there are links to audio files and videos from the time.

Tour Rehearsals

The band rehearsed in Jamaica for two weeks at Keith Richards’ house and then moved to Vancouver. These final rehearsals were videotaped and a copy of the film was bootlegged.

Vancouver Pacific Coliseum 02.02.76

The first night of the tour in Vancouver. The surrealist film Un Chien Andalou was shown each night before the concert.

The band for the tour is called ‘Raw Moon’ and features :

David Bowie (vocals and saxophone)

Carlos Alomar (rhythm guitar)

Stacey Heydon (lead guitar)

George Murray (bass guitar)

Dennis Davis (drums)

Tony Kaye (keyboards)

The typical setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette CityWaiting For The Man/Word On A Wing/Stay/TVC 15/Sister Midnight/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Fame/Changes/The Jean Genie/Queen Bitch/Rebel Rebel

Crowd : 17,500

Seattle Centre Coliseum 03.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Waiting For The Man/Word On A Wing/Stay/TVC 15/Sister Midnight/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Fame/Changes/The Jean Genie/Queen Bitch/Rebel Rebel

Listen to ‘Station To Station’ from the Seattle recording here.

Crowd : 15,000

Good Morning America

Bowie appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ interviewed by Rona Barrett. Los Angeles, aired 3rd February 1976.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Memorial Coliseum 04.02.76

Crowd : 13,000

San Francisco Cow Palace 06.02.76

Crowd : 14,000

Bowie appeared on the Dinah Shore Show with his band and the other guest was Henry Winkler. Bowie performed ‘Five Years’ and ‘Stay’ and the full programme is also available to watch online.

Los Angeles Inglewood Forum 08.02.76

The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Waiting For The Man/Sister Midnight/Word On A Wing/Stay/TVC 15/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Fame/The Jean Genie/Queen Bitch/Rebel Rebel/Diamond Dogs/Queen Bitch

Crowd : 16,000

Los Angeles Inglewood Forum 09.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Panic In Detroit/Fame/Changes/Diamond Dogs/Waiting For The Man/Word On A Wing/Stay/TVC15

Listen to ‘Panic In Detroit’ from the Los Angeles show as released on the ‘Wish Upon A Star’ album.

Crowd : 16,000

Los Angeles Inglewood Forum 11.02.76

The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Waiting For The Man/Sister Midnight/Word On A Wing/Stay/TVC 15/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Fame/The Jean Genie/Queen Bitch/Rebel Rebel/Diamond Dogs/Queen Bitch

Crowd : 16,000

San Diego Sports Arena 13.02.76

Crowd : 15,000

Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 15.02.76

Crowd : 15,000

Albuquerque Civic Auditorium 16.02.76

Denver McNichols Sports Arena 17.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/TVC 15/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Queen Bitch/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen to ‘Suffragette City’ from the Denver show.

Crowd : 19,000

Milwaukee MECCA Arena 20.02.76

Crowd : 11,000

Kalamazoo Wings Stadium 21.02.76

Crowd : 7,000

Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium 22.02.76

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/TVC 15/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Queen Bitch/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

The ‘Station To Station’ album is released.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinatti Riverfront Coliseum 23.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station to Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/Jean Genie

Listen to ‘Fame’ from the Cincinnati show.

Montreal Forum 25.02.76

Crowd : 16,000

Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens 26.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/TVC-15/Life On Mars?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Queen Bitch/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie / Sister Midnight

Listen to ‘Word On A Wing’ from the Toronto show.

Crowd : 15,000

Cleveland Public Auditorium 27.02.76

Crowd : 8,000

Cleveland Public Auditorium 28.02.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station to Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On a Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic in Detroit/Changes/TVC15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen to ‘Stay’ from the Cleveland show.

Crowd : 8,000

Detroit Joe Louis Arena 29.02.76

Crowd : 16,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detroit Joe Louis Arena 01.03.76

Crowd : 16,000

 

 

 

 

Chicago International Amphitheatre 03.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen below to ‘Waiting For The Man’ from the Chicago show.

Crowd : 11,000

 

 

 

 

St Louis Kiel Auditorium 05.03.76

There is some 8mm silent film of the St Louis show.

Crowd : 10,000

Memphis Mid South Colisseum 06.06.76

Crowd : 12,000

Nashville Municipal Auditorium 07.03.76

Crowd : 9,000

Atlanta Omni Coliseum 08.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC 15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 16,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville Colisseum 09.03.76

Crowd :10,000

Pittsburgh Civic Arena 11.03.76

Crowd : 12,000

Norfolk Scope Convention Hall 12.03.76

Crowd : 13,000

Landover Capital Centre 13.03.76

Crowd : 19,000

Landover Capital Centre 14.03.76

Crowd : 19,000

Philadelphia Spectrum 15.03.76

Crowd : 17,000

Philadelphia Spectrum 16.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/me/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15 /Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/Sister Midnight/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 17,000

Listen below to ‘Queen Bitch’ from the Philadelphia show.

Boston The Garden 17.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 15,000

Listen below to ‘Life On Mars ?’ from the Boston show.

There is an 8mm film of ‘Stay’ from the Boston show.

Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 19.03.76

Crowd : 18,000

Rochester Community War Memorial 20.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC 15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 9,000

Listen to ‘Changes’ from the Rochester show.

After the concert in Rochester, Bowie, Iggy Pop and two others were arrested for possession of marijuana. No charges were made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springfield Civic Centre 21.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen below to ‘Five Years’ from the Springfield show.

Crowd : 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

New Haven Coliseum 22.03.76

Crowd : 11,000

Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 23.03.76

This concert was recorded by RCA Records with most of the concert broadcast on April 25th by The King Biscuit Radio Network. This means there are plenty of bootleg recordings available with the best-known one being the ‘Thin White Duke’ double album.

‘Word On A Wing’ and ‘Stay’ were released officially on the Rkyodisc release of ‘Station To Station’ CD in 1991. ‘Queen Bitch’ was released on the semi-bootleg ‘RarestOneBowie’. The entire concert was finally released in 2010 as part of the EMI deluxe reissue of Station To Station and then again in the ‘Who Can I Be Now ?’ boxset in 2016.

The concert was originally recorded by Harry Maslin for the ‘King Biscuit Flower Hour’ radio show.

The full setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC 15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 14,000

 

 

 

New York Madison Square Gardens 26.03.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station to Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word on a Wing/Stay/Waiting for the Man/Queen Bitch/Life on Mars ?/Five Years/Panic in Detroit/Changes/TVC 15/Diamond Dogs

Crowd : 19,000

Listen below to ’TVC 15’ from the New York show.

Munich Olympiahlle 07.04.76

Crowd : 2,000

Dusseldorf Philipshalle 08.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen below to ‘Diamond Dogs’ from the Dusseldorf show.

There is some 8mm film of the Dusseldorf show.

Crowd : 6,000

Berlin Deutschlandhalle 10.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

Hamburg Congresszentrum 11.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen below to “Jean Genie’ from the Hamburg show.

Crowd : 3,000

Frankfurt Festhalle 13.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

Zurich Hallenstadion 17.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

Helsinki UKK Hall 24.04.76

Stockholm Kungliga Tennishalle

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 5,000

Stockholm Kungliga Tennishalle 26.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 5,000

Gothenburg Scandinavium 28.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 7,000

Copenhagen Falkonersalen 29.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 3,000

Copenhagen Falkonersalen 30.04.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 3,000

London Empire Pool 03.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

London Empire Pool 04.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

London Empire Pool 05.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Empire Pool 06.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

London Empire Pool 07.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Empire Pool 08.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Listen below to ‘Rebel Rebel’ from the 08/05/76 London show.

Crowd : 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels Forest National 11.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 8,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotterdam Ahoy Sports Centre 13.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 5,000

Paris Pavillion de Paris 17.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 7,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Pavillion de Paris 18.05.76

There is a recording of this show. The setlist is :

Station To Station/Suffragette City/Fame/Word On A Wing/Stay/Waiting For The Man/Queen Bitch/Life On Mars ?/Five Years/Panic In Detroit/Changes/TVC-15/Diamond Dogs/Rebel Rebel/The Jean Genie

Crowd : 7,000

There is film of ‘Station To Station’ and ‘TVC 15’ from the Paris show which has been edited into several versions.