Legendary English singer and musician David Bowie passed away this morning after an 18 month battle with cancer.
As far as we can assert, he played Dublin a total of 18 times. This includes a sizeable number of secret gigs, his 1987 Slane Castle headine show and a perfomance on RTE in 1969.
22/23 November 2003 at The Point Theatre with The Dandy Warhols.
10 October 1999 at The HQ Club (now The Academy) with Placebo.
8/9 August 1997 at The Olympia Theatre.
Ticket for 1997 Factory gig. Credit – Vince Donnelly.
17 May 1997 at The Factory Studios, Ringsend (Secret Show)
David Bowie on Wellington Quay, 1997. Credit – Tracey Emin via Broadsheet.ie
24 November 1995 at The Point Theatre with Morrissey.
10-15 August 1991 at The Factory Studios, Ringsend (Tour rehearsals)
David Bowie, Waterfront, Dublin (1991). Credit – D.Carroll. (Classic Dublin Gigs).
19 August 1991 at The Waterfront, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (Secret tour warm up show)
16 August 1991 at The Baggot Inn (Secret tour warm up show)
9/10 August 1990 at The Point Theatre.
11 June 1987 at Slane Castle, Meath with Big Country and Aslan.
13 December 1969 – Bowie performs ‘Space Oddity’ on RTÉ Television’s popular music programme ‘Like Now!’. Recorded in Dublin, the show was produced by Bil Keating and hosted by broadcaster and DJ Danny Hughes.
David Bowie, RTE 1969. Credit – RTÉ Stills Library: Online Photographic Archive