David Bowie’s 5 Most Iconic Michigan Moments
As the world remembers David Bowie, here is a look back at his 5 most memorable Michigan moments.
Plays First Michigan ShowOct 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'1973
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 Palace1973
According to MotorCityMusicArchives.com, Bowie's 1973 tour included an incredible 6 night stand at the Michigan Place Theater in downtown Detroit from October 15-20.
Plays Wings Stadium in KalamazooFeb 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.
Final Michigan ShowJanuary 9, 2004
2004's A Realty Tour was, according to Setlist.fm, 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.