David Bowie gigs in Sheffield remembered

David Bowie in concert at the Sheffield Arena in 1995
David Bowie in concert at the Sheffield Arena in 1995
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The death of music legend David Bowie has sent shockwaves around the world today.

The music icon, who celebrated his 69th birthday last week with the release of album Blackstar, lost his 18-month battle with cancer and died surrounded by his family.

During his 40-plus-year career the influential singer-songwriter and producer performed all over the world, including the Steel City.

Bowie visited Sheffield five times, the first in February 1972, during his Ziggy Stardust Tour, as part of University Rag week. He returned twice again in the same year first playing the City Hall in June and then visiting the Top Rank Suite in September.

The Ziggy Stardust Tour again played the City Hall in June 1973. Bowie performed two shows, a matinee and evening performance, in the Oval Hall.

It took 22 years for Bowie to return to Sheffield. In December 1995 he played the Sheffield Arena as part of the Outside Tour.

David Bowie in concert at the Sheffield Arena in 1995

David Bowie in concert at the Sheffield Arena in 1995