As the world remembers David Bowie, here is a look back at his 5 most memorable Michigan moments.

  • Plays First Michigan Show

    Oct 8, 1972

    The Fisher Theater in Detroit was the first time David Bowie played in Michigan during the 1972 Ziggy Stardust tour.

  • Releases 'Panic in Detorit'


    The city of Detroit and the aftermath of the 1967 riots became inspiration for a song on Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' album. 'Panic in Detroit' also sprang from the memories of Michigan musician Iggy Pop and the revolutionaries in Michigan Iggy knew growing up.

  • 6 Night Stand at Michigan Palace


    According to, Bowie's 1973 tour included an incredible 6 night stand at the Michigan Place Theater in downtown Detroit from October 15-20.

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  • Plays Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo

    Feb 21, 1976

    Bowie's 1976 Isolar Tour included a stop at Kalamazoo's Wings Stadium. The 15 song setlist included Station to Station, Suffragette City, a cover of Iggy Pop's Sister Midnight, Panic in Detroit, Fame, Changes and Rebel Rebel.

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  • Final Michigan Show

    January 9, 2004

    2004's A Realty Tour was, according to, the final Michigan performance for David Bowie. The night was a 32 song epic sweep through Bowie's catalog with an encore that closed with Ziggy Stardust.

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