Bowie does 'ballroom'


September 05, 1996|By J.D. Considine

He may not be the trend-setter he once was, but David Bowie still seems full of surprises. A year ago, he and his band were sharing arenas with Nine Inch Nails; this Saturday, Bowie moves to the opposite end of the spectrum, playing a "ballroom" show at Washington's Capitol Ballroom.

Unlike the last tour, which focused on his "Outside" album, this mini-tour -- just four shows altogether, with two in New York and one in Philadelphia in addition to the D.C. date -- promises an eclectic and unpredictable mix of material. There's no word on what he has in store for this American jaunt, but similar shows in Europe, Japan and Israel found him pulling such tunes as "All the Young Dudes," "Moonage Daydream" and "Under Pressure" out of mothballs, as well as playing such cover tunes as the Drifters' "On Broadway" and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life."

The concert is Saturday at the Capitol Ballroom. Tickets are $25, and doors open at 7 p.m. D-Generation will open. Call (202) 554-1500 for details.

Pub Date: 9/05/96

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