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Heathen Tour

Heathen Tour
Tour by David Bowie
Heathen Tour Beacon NYC 4.jpg
At the Beacon Theatre, New York on 20 October 2002. L to R: Earl Slick (guitar), Mark Plati (guitar), Sterling Campbell (drums), David Bowie, Catherine Russell (keyboards), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Gerry Leonard (guitar). Mike Garson (keyboards) is out of shot to the left.
Associated albumHeathen
Start date11 June 2002
End date23 October 2002
No. of shows36
David Bowie concert chronology

The David Bowie Heathen Tour was a 2002 concert tour in support of the album, Heathen, and was also notable for the performances of all songs from the 1977 Low album.


The Low album, not previously performed live in its entirety, was premiered on 11 June 2002 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, together with all the songs from the Heathen album. With other commitments ruling out the possibility of a major concert tour, the Heathen Tour became a mini-concert tour similar to the 1996 Outside Summer Festivals Tour.

On 11 February 2002, it was announced that Bowie had accepted the role of Artistic Director[1] at the Meltdown Festival, an annual music and arts event held at the South Bank complex in London, England. David Bowie's Meltdown 2002 ran from 14 to 30 June, with a schedule of concerts and events including performances by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coldplay, The Waterboys and a London Sinfonietta performance of Philip Glass's Low and Heroes symphonies. The closing night was billed as The New Heathens Night with Bowie headlining the event with support by The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set from Jonathan Ross.

The Heathen Tour proper began at the Meltdown Festival with Bowie embarking on a series of European performances including a link-up with Moby for the 12-date North America Area:2 Festivals with a return to Europe for a further six performances. Before returning again to North America to perform a final seven shows with the first five in each of New York City's five boroughs, dubbed The New York Marathon Tour by Bowie, who joked "I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates".[2]


This performance is from the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England show at 10 July 2002.

  1. "Life on Mars?"
  2. "Ashes to Ashes"
  3. "Cactus"
  4. "Slip Away"
  5. "Starman"
  6. "China Girl"
  7. "I Wanna Be Your Slave"
  8. "I've Been Waiting for You"
  9. "Changes"
  10. "Stay"
  11. "Fame"
  12. "I'm Afraid of Americans"
  13. "5:15 The Angels Have Gone"
  14. ""Heroes""
  15. "Heathen (The Rays)"


  1. "Everyone Says 'Hi'"
  2. "Hallo Spaceboy"
  3. "Let's Dance"
  4. "Ziggy Stardust"

Tour band

Bowie performing with Sterling Campbell in Mountain View, California

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Warm-up show
11 June 2002 New York City United States Roseland Ballroom
15 June 2002 New York City United States Sony Music Studios
29 June 2002 London England Royal Festival Hall -
Meltdown Festival
1 July 2002 Paris France Paris Olympia
3 July 2002 Kristiansand Norway Quart Festival
5 July 2002 Horsens Denmark Horsens Ny Teater
7 July 2002 Ostend Belgium Seat Beach Rock Festival -
Hippodrome Wellington
10 July 2002 Manchester England Move Festival -
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
12 July 2002 Cologne Germany E-Werk Festival
14 July 2002 Nîmes France Les Arenes de Nîmes
15 July 2002 Lucca Italy Summer Festival
18 July 2002 Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski
North America Festivals
28 July 2002 Bristow, Virginia United States Nissan Pavilion
30 July 2002 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
31 July 2002 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
2 August 2002 Wantagh, New York Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
3 August 2002 Mansfield, Massachusetts Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
5 August 2002 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheater
6 August 2002 Detroit, Michigan United States DTE Energy Music Center
8 August 2002 Tinley Park, Illinois Tweeter Center
10 August 2002 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
13 August 2002 Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
14 August 2002 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
16 August 2002 George, Washington The Gorge Amphitheatre
22 September 2002 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle
24 September 2002 Paris France Le Zénith
25 September 2002
27 September 2002 Bonn Germany Museumsmeile
29 September 2002 Munich Olympiahalle
2 October 2002 London England Carling Apollo Hammersmith
North America
11 October 2002 New York City United States The Music Hall at Snug Harbour
12 October 2002 New York City St. Anne's Warehouse
16 October 2002 New York City Colden Center at Queens College
17 October 2002 New York City Jimmy's Bronx Cafe
20 October 2002 New York City Beacon Theater
21 October 2002 Philadelphia Tower Theater
23 October 2002 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre


From David Bowie

From Hunky Dory

From The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

From Diamond Dogs

From Young Americans

From Station to Station

From Low

From "Heroes"

From Lodger

From Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

From Let's Dance

From Outside

From Earthling

From Hours

  • "Survive" (Bowie, Gabrels)

From Heathen

Other songs:



  • Nicholas Pegg, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2004, ISBN 1-903111-73-0

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