B.C. Place was brand spanking new in the spring of 1983. The first event held at the dome was a Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game (versus Seattle Sounders) on June 20th. The Beach Boys played a mini-concert at the end of the game.
On August 9th, it was David Bowie (plus opening acts Peter Gabriel and The Tubes) at B.C. Place. Bowie’s Serious Moonlight Tour turned out to be his longest, largest and most successful concert tour.
Bowie’s show at B.C. Place was big news. From the Global BC news archives, here’s a look back at the first big concert event to hit B.C. Place after it’s opening.
Did you go to see David Bowie at B.C. Place in 1983? We’d love to hear what you remember about the experience. Leave your comment below.
This weekend (January 15 – 17) 100.3 The Q! will pay tribute to David Bowie. We’ll remember one of the most influential musicians and artists of our era. We’d love to hear from you with a favourite Bowie song request or concert memory.