Teenage Wildlife

Serious Moonlight World Tour

Thanks to Philip Obbard, Artur de Oliveira, and Russ Dean for providing most of this information. Sources include Moonage Daydream by Dave Thompson.

Serious Moonlight celebrates the release of David's first new album in three years, Let's Dance. The tour runs like a well-oiled machine and backstage gossip revolves, not around drugs and debauchery, but amusing incidents and the size of individual members' fees - for appearing at the three-day US Festival in San Bernardino, David earns a cool million dollars.

As with the Save the Whales benefit concert in 1972, David demonstrates his "high sense of social responsibility" by performing a charity concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in aid of the Brixton Neighbourhood Community Association. The £25 and £50 tickets are not enough to deter David's fans, who are keen to see their hero appear on the very same stage upon which Ziggy Stardust died exactly a decade before. However, wild rumours of Ziggy rising from the grave prove to be groundless.


Note: The following dates and venues are mostly, but not 100% accurate. If the name of the venue or city is spelt incorrectly, or the date is not correct, and you have incontrovertible proof (I seem to recall is not sufficient), then please email me with the corrected info.

European Leg

May 1983
May 18CheckSetlistVorst NationaalBrusselsBelgium
May 19CheckSetlistVorst NationaalBrusselsBelgium
May 20CheckSetlistFesthalleFrankfurtGermany
May 21CheckCameraSetlistOlympiahalleMunichGermany
May 22CheckCameraSetlistOlympiahalleMunichGermany
May 24CheckSetlistPalais Des SportsLyonFrance
May 25CheckSetlistPalais Des SportsLyonFrance
May 26CheckCameraSetlistLes ArenesFrejusFrance
May 27CheckSetlistLes ArenesFrejusFrance
May 30CheckCameraSetlistGlen Helen ParkSan Bernardino, CAUSA
June 1983
June 02CheckCameraSetlistWembley ArenaLondonEngland
June 03CheckCameraSetlistWembley ArenaLondonEngland
June 04CheckCameraSetlistWembley ArenaLondonEngland
June 05CheckCameraSetlistNEC ArenaBirminghamEngland
June 06CheckCameraSetlistNEC ArenaBirminghamEngland
June 08CheckCameraSetlistHippodrome D'AuteuilParisFrance
June 09CheckCameraSetlistHippodrome D'AuteuilParisFrance
June 11CheckSetlistUllevi StadiumGothenburgSweden
June 12CheckCameraSetlistReviewUllevi StadiumGothenburgSweden
June 15CheckCameraSetlistRuhrland StadiumBochumGermany
June 17CheckCameraSetlistFreilecht BuhneBad SegeburgGermany
June 18CheckSetlistFreilecht BuhneBad SegeburgGermany
June 20CheckSetlistWald BuhneBerlinGermany
June 24CheckCameraSetlistBieberer Berg StadiumOffenbachGermany
June 25CheckCameraSetlistFeyenoord StadiumRotterdamHolland
June 26CheckCameraSetlistFeyenoord StadiumRotterdamHolland
June 28CheckCameraSetlistMurrayfield StadiumEdinburghScotland
June 30CheckCameraSetlistHammersmith OdeonLondonEngland
July 1983
July 01CheckCameraSetlistMilton Keynes BowlMilton KeynesEngland
July 02CheckSetlistMilton Keynes BowlMilton KeynesEngland
July 03CheckSetlistMilton Keynes BowlMilton KeynesEngland

North American Leg

July 1983
July 11CheckSetlistLe ColiseeQuebec CityCanada
July 12CheckSetlistForumMontrealCanada
July 13CheckSetlistForumMontrealCanada
July 15CheckSetlistCivic CenterHartford, CTUSA
July 16CheckSetlistCivic CenterHartford, CTUSA
July 18CheckSetlistSpectrumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
July 19CheckSetlistSpectrumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
July 20CheckSetlistSpectrumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
July 21CheckCameraSetlistSpectrumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
July 25CheckSetlistMadison Square GardenNew York, NYUSA
July 26CheckCameraSetlistMadison Square GardenNew York, NYUSA
July 27CheckCameraSetlistMadison Square GardenNew York, NYUSA
July 29CheckSetlistRichfield ColiseumRichfield, OHUSA
July 30CheckSetlistJoe Louis ArenaDetroit, MIUSA
July 31CheckSetlistJoe Louis ArenaDetroit, MIUSA
August 1983
August 02CheckCameraSetlistRosemont HorizonRosemont, ILUSA
August 03CheckSetlistRosemont HorizonRosemont, ILUSA
August 04CheckSetlistRosemont HorizonRosemont, ILUSA
August 07CheckSetlistCommonwealth StadiumEdmonton, ABCanada
August 09CheckSetlistReviewBC Place StadiumVancouver, BCCanada
August 11CheckSetlistTacoma DomeTacoma, WAUSA
August 14CheckSetlistForumLos Angeles, CAUSA
August 15CheckSetlistForumLos Angeles, CAUSA
August 17CheckCameraVeterans Memorial ColiseumPhoenix, AZUSA
August 19CheckReunion ArenaDallas, TXUSA
August 20CheckSetlistFrank Erwin CenterAustin, TXUSA
August 21CheckCameraSetlistSummitHouston, TXUSA
August 24CheckScope Convention HallNorfolk, VAUSA
August 25CheckScope Convention HallNorfolk, VAUSA
August 27CheckSetlistCapitol CenterLandover, MDUSA
August 28CheckCameraSetlistCapitol CenterLandover, MDUSA
August 29CheckSetlistHershey Park StadiumHershey, PAUSA
August 31CheckCameraSetlistFoxboro StadiumFoxboro, MAUSA
September 1983
September 03CheckCameraSetlistReviewCNE GrandstandToronto, ONCanada
September 04CheckCameraSetlistCNE GrandstandToronto, ONCanada
September 05CheckSetlistMemorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NYUSA
September 06CheckCarrier DomeSyracuse, NYUSA
September 09CheckCameraSetlistAnaheim StadiumAnaheim, CAUSA
September 11CheckSetlistPNE ColiseumVancouver, BCCanada
September 12CheckSetlistReviewPNE ColiseumVancouver, BCCanada
September 14CheckSetlistWinnipeg StadiumWinnipegCanada
September 17CheckCameraSetlistOakland Alameda ColiseumOakland, CAUSA

Pacific Leg

October 1983
October 20CheckSetlistBudokan ArenaTokyoJapan
October 21CheckSetlistBudokan ArenaTokyoJapan
October 22CheckSetlistBudokan ArenaTokyoJapan
October 24CheckSetlistBudokan ArenaTokyoJapan
October 25CheckSetlistYokohama StadiumYokohamaJapan
October 26CheckFuritsu TaiikukanOsakaJapan
October 27CheckSetlistFuritsu TaiikukanOsakaJapan
October 29CheckKokusai Tenji KaikanNagoyaJapan
October 30CheckExpo Memorial ParkOsakaJapan
October 31CheckSetlistFuritsu TaiikukanKyotoJapan
November 1983
November 04CheckEntertainment CenterPerthAustralia
November 05CheckEntertainment CenterPerthAustralia
November 06CheckEntertainment CenterPerthAustralia
November 09CheckSetlistAdelaide OvalAdelaideAustralia
November 12CheckVFL ParkMelbourneAustralia
November 16CheckLang ParkBrisbaneAustralia
November 19CheckCameraRAS ShowgroundsSydneyAustralia
November 20CheckSetlistRAS ShowgroundsSydneyAustralia
November 24CheckSetlistAthletic ParkWellingtonNew Zealand
November 26CheckSetlistWestern Springs StadiumAucklandNew Zealand
December 1983
December 03Check  Singapore
December 05CheckArmy StadiumBangkokThailand
December 07CheckHong Kong Coliseum Hong Kong
December 08CheckSetlistHong Kong Coliseum Hong Kong


Songs performed:


Note: Stevie Ray Vaughan was initially slated to play on the tour but was replaced by Earl Slick after a handful of rehearsals (reportedly due to differences over money and the promotion of SRV's own band as an opening act).

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