Here is What Bowie Played in His Only Providence Civic Center Appearance in 1978
Monday, January 11, 2016
Bowie played in Providence at the Civic Center on May 5, 1978 as part of his Isolar II Tour. This was Bowie's only appearance at the Civic Center during his career.
Bowie's set list on that night included some of his biggest hits such as "Heroes," "The Jean Genie," "Fame," and one of his greatest songs "Ziggy Stardust."
Bowie came out for a two song encore, in which he played "Stay," and "TVC15."
Bowie's Full Set List
3. What in the World
4. Be My Wife
5. The Jean Genie
7. Sense of Doubt
8. Speed of Life
9. Breaking Glass
10. Beauty and the Beast
12. Five Years
13. Soul Love
15. Hang on to Yourself
16. Ziggy Stardust
18. Art Decade
19. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
20. Station to Station
David Bowie passed away late Sunday night, January 10 at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer.
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