The Young American
U.S. Tour 4 - July Concerts
1 JULY 1974 - ATLANTA, FOX THEATRE  Audio Recording At some point between the Detroit show and this one, "Drive-In Saturday" had been dropped from the set: 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Space Oddity; Future Legend / Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie; Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
3 JULY 1974 - CASSELBERRY, SEMINOLE JAI-ALAI FRONTON  Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as West Palm Beach, Auditorium.
5 JULY 1974 - CHARLOTTE, PARK CENTER  Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being Charleston, Municipal Auditorium.
8 JULY 1974 - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE 
11 JULY 1974 - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE 
12 JULY 1974 - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE  This was the first of two shows recorded for the ‘David Live’ album.
13 JULY 1974 (EVENING) - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE 
17 JULY 1974 - CAPE COD, COLISEUM 
19 JULY 1974 - NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
2 JULY 1974 - TAMPA, CURTIS HIXON HALL  The show opened with the following announcement - "Good evening. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. The concert you're going to see tonight is not the show we had planned for you. Due to an unfortunate road accident, half of our stage scenery, costumes, lighting equipment is in a local swamp fifteen miles north of here. There was talk of cancelling tonight's performance but David Bowie would not hear of it and insisted we go on in the remaining half condition. So, in a few minutes we'll go on with the concert - thank you.” As reported in Circus Raves (November 1974) “In one Florida town, Tampa, however, the troupe was forced to perform without their sets – since a bee’s untimely attack on the truck driver sent their props barrelling into a snake-infested swamp. Nonetheless, from all reports, including David’s own excited version, the show was exhilarating, and the ovation, thunderous. David performed his only encore of the tour there.”
4 JULY 1974 - JACKSONVILLE, EXHIBITION HALL  Show cancelled.
Courtesy of Hunter Desportes
6 JULY 1974 - GREENSBORO, COLISEUM  Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being Charlotte, Park Center.
9 JULY 1974 - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE 
10 JULY 1974 - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE 
13 JULY 1974 (MATINEE) - PHILADELPHIA, TOWER THEATRE  This performance was cancelled at short notice because nobody had told David himself. The story is detailed in Circus Raves November 1974.
14 JULY 1974 - NEW HAVEN, VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM  .
15 JULY 1974 - WATERBURY, PALACE THEATRE 
16 JULY 1974 - BOSTON, MUSIC HALL 
A special programme was printed for the shows at Madison Square Garden on July 19 and 20. It is a single sheet folded in half and lists the tour personnel inside. It was given away free.
20 JULY 1974 - NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 
Audio Recording 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Space Oddity; Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie; Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
7 JULY 1974 - NORFOLK, SCOPE CONVENTION CENTRE 
Audio Recording 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Space Oddity; Future Legend / Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie.
Video recording A video recording from one of the Philadelphia shows - believed to be this one - exists but is not in general circulation.
Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being Cape Cod, Coliseum. This was the second show recorded for the ‘David Live’ album.
Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being Providence, Palace Theatre.
Audio Recording 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Future Legend / Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie; Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
Video recording Rebel Rebel; Sweet Thing; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother; Time; Width Of A Circle; and Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
Cancelled.
Audio Recording 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Knock On Wood; Space Oddity; Future Legend / Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie; Rock’n’Roll Suicide.
Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being Hartford, Bushnell Auditorium but neither show actually took place.
Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being New York, Radio City Music Hall.
Courtesy of Mark Russell
Listed on MainMan Newsletter #19 dated 16/04/74 as being New York, Radio City Music Hall.
Audio Recording 1984; Rebel Rebel; Moonage Daydream; Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise); Changes; Suffragette City; Aladdin Sane; All The Young Dudes; Cracked Actor; Rock'n'Roll With Me; Watch That Man; Knock On Wood; Space Oddity; Future Legend / Diamond Dogs; Panic In Detroit; Big Brother / Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family; Time; Width Of A Circle; The Jean Genie; Rock’n’Roll Suicide.