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David Bowie Serious Moonlight tour, 1983

Poster
1983 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Poster advertising David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, 1983.

Bowie’s most commercially successful tour saw him perform 96 times in 15 countries, promoting his album Let’s Dance. Although this was Bowie’s longest and largest tour, the simple set design, few props and single costume change contrasted to some of his more extravagant outings, such as the Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs tours of previous years.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph
Brief Description
Poster advertising David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, 1983
Physical Description
Pictorial and typographic poster with the a stylised image of a man in a black evening suit, white shirt and bow tie against a blue background, dancing beneath a gold crescent moon. Printed with the words 'David Bowie' and 'Serious Moonlight / Tour '83'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 59.5cm
  • Width: 42.1cm
Gallery Label
Bowie’s most commercially successful tour saw him perform 96 times in 15 countries, promoting his album Let’s Dance. Although this was Bowie’s longest and largest tour, the simple set design, few props and single costume change contrasted to some of his more extravagant outings, such as the Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs tours of previous years. (16/08/2016)
Object history
Associated Production: David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour '83. Performers: David Bowie. 1983. Performance category: rock and pop.
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Summary
Poster advertising David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, 1983.



Bowie’s most commercially successful tour saw him perform 96 times in 15 countries, promoting his album Let’s Dance. Although this was Bowie’s longest and largest tour, the simple set design, few props and single costume change contrasted to some of his more extravagant outings, such as the Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs tours of previous years.
Collection
Accession Number
S.4618-1995

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record createdAugust 3, 2010
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