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The tour opened at the Vorst Forest NationaalBrussels, on 18 May and ended in the Hong Kong Coliseum on 8 December ; 15 countries visited, 96 performances,  and over 2. The tour, designed to support Bowie's latest album Let's Dancewas initially designed to be a smaller tour, playing to the likes of sub,seat indoor venues around the world, similar to previous Bowie tours.
However, the success of Let's Dance caused unexpectedly high demand for tickets: there wererequests for 44, tickets at one show, for example, and as a result the tour was changed to instead play in China Girl - David Bowie - Moonlight variety of larger outdoor and festival-style venues.
The largest crowd for a single show during the tour was 80, in Auckland, New Zealand, while the largest crowd for a festival date wasat the US 83 Angie Stone - Black Diamond - Album Sampler in California.
The tour sold out at every venue it played. Bowie himself had a hand in the set design for the tour, which included giant columns affectionately referred to as "condoms" as well as a large moon and a giant hand. The weight of one set of which there were two was 32 tons. Bowie hired mostly musicians he'd used on his previous albums,  though some of the musicians from his tour were re-hired for this tour, including Carlos Alomarwho was the designated band leader for the tour.
Faced with high demand for tickets for the tour, Bowie decided to play his more recognizable songs from his repertoire, saying a few years later that his goal was to give the fans the songs that they'd heard on the radio over the past 15 years, calling the setlist a collection of songs that the fans "probably didn't realize when added up are a great body of work". Initially the band rehearsed in a studio in Manhattan  before moving near Dallas for dress rehearsals.
Each band member wore a costume which was designed "down to the smallest detail", as if a character in a play. To counteract counterfeiting, tickets and backstage passes were printed with small flaws that casual observers would not notice, but tour staff and security were trained to spot.
The 13 July Montreal Forum performance was recorded and broadcast on American FM radio and other radio stations worldwide. The concert on 12 September in Vancouver was recorded for the concert video Serious Leise Rieselt Der Schnee - Various - Stars Singen Und Spielen Zur Weihnachtszeitthat was released in and on DVD in Mick had only been asked to play the day before, and he later recalled:.
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It was funny afterwards because David said, 'You should have seen [Earl Slick's] face I had his prize guitar and I was swinging it around my head and Slick's going 'Waaaa I was banging into it and it was going round my head. Poor Slick. I mean, I All The Time - From The Broadway Production Oh Captain!
- Johnny Mathis - Johnnys Greatest Hits know it was his special guitar, I just thought it was a guitar, a lump of wood with six strings. The last show of the tour 8 December was the third anniversary of John Lennon 's death, whom Bowie and Slick had previously worked with in the studio. Slick suggested to Bowie a few days prior to the show that they play "Across the Universe" as a tribute; but Bowie said, "Well if we're going to do it, we might as Peter And The Wolf - A Musical Tale For Children Op.
67 (extract) - Myleene Klass - Myleenes Music do ' Imagine '. The tour was a high point of commercial success for Bowie, who found his new popularity perplexing. Bowie would later remark that with the success of Let's Dance and the Serious Moonlight Tour, he had lost track of who his fans were or what they wanted. Bowie later specifically tried to avoid repeating the formula for success from his Serious Moonlight Tour with his Glass Spider Tour. The 26 November show in Auckland became — at the time — the most attended concert in the Southern Hemisphere with over 80, people in attendance.
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