Dating a touring musician
The 13 July 1983 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 Moonlight, that was released in 1984 and on DVD in 2006.At the Canadian National Exhibition Stadium performance on 4 September 1983 in Toronto, Bowie introduced special guest Mick Ronson, who borrowed Earl Slick's guitar and performed "The Jean Genie" with Bowie and band.Mick had only been asked to play the day before, and he later recalled: I was playing Slick's guitar ...The weight of one set (of which there were two) was 32 tons.Each band member wore a costume which was designed "down to the smallest detail".The last show of the tour (8 December 1983) was the third anniversary of John Lennon's death, whom Bowie and Slick had previously worked with in the studio.
Prior to his performances in Washington DC, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington produced a video criticizing Waters' support of BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that compares the country's treatment of Palestinians to apartheid.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.Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been." The tour is named after the track "Us and Them," from Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.The tour has been highly praised for its setlist, which is heavy on songs from Waters' tenure in Pink Floyd, along with its visuals and technology.
The Us Them Tour is an ongoing concert tour by Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd.