Teenage Wildlife

Glass Spider World Tour

Thanks to Russ Dean and Trinia del Rosario for providing this information.

The show was generally thought of as overblown and overproduced, featuring a big spider hanging over the center of the stage, and with an accompanying troupe of dancers.

You can see some photos taken by Susan Kaplan at her Bowie site.


May through November 1987


Note: The following dates and venues are mostly, but not 100% accurate. If the name of the venue or city is spelt incorrectly, or the date is not correct, and you have incontrovertible proof (I seem to recall is not sufficient), then please email me with the corrected info.

European Leg

May 1987
May 30CheckCameraSetlistFeyenoord StadiumRotterdamHolland
May 31CheckCameraSetlistFeyenoord StadiumRotterdamHolland
June 1987
June 02CheckCameraSetlistFestival TerreinWerchterBelgium
June 06CheckCameraSetlistReichstag GelandeBerlinGermany
June 07CheckSetlistRock AM RingNurembergGermany
June 09CheckSetlistStadio ComunaleFlorenceItaly
June 10CheckSetlistStadio San SiroMilanItaly
June 13CheckCameraSetlistStadt ParkHamburgGermany
June 15CheckSetlistStadio FlaminioRomeItaly
June 16CheckSetlistStadio FlaminioRomeItaly
June 19CheckCameraSetlistWembley StadiumLondonEngland
June 20CheckCameraSetlistWembley StadiumLondonEngland
June 21CheckCameraSetlistArms ParkCardifWales
June 23CheckCameraSetlistRoker ParkSunderlandEngland
June 27CheckCameraSetlistEriksbergsvarvetGothenburgSweden
June 28CheckSetlistStade GerlandeLyonFrance
July 1987
July 01CheckCameraSetlistPraterstadionViennaAustria
July 03CheckSetlistParc De La CorneuveParisFrance
July 04CheckSetlistLe StadiumToulouseFrance
July 06CheckSetlistVincente Calderon StadiumMadridSpain
July 07CheckCameraSetlistMinistadio CFBarcelonaSpain
July 08CheckSetlistMinistadio CFBarcelonaSpain
July 11CheckSetlistSlane CastleDublinIreland
July 14CheckCameraSetlistMaine Road StadiumManchesterEngland
July 15CheckCameraSetlistMaine Road StadiumManchesterEngland
July 17CheckSetlistStade De L'OuestNiceFrance
July 18CheckSetlistStadio ComunaleTurinItaly

North American Leg

July 1987
July 30CheckCameraSetlistVeterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
July 31CheckSetlistVeterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAUSA
August 1987
August 02CheckCameraSetlistGiants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJUSA
August 03CheckSetlistGiants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJUSA
August 07CheckSpartan StadiumSan Jose, CAUSA
August 08CheckAnaheim StadiumAnaheim, CAUSA
August 09CheckAnaheim StadiumAnaheim, CAUSA
August 12CheckMile High StadiumDenver, COUSA
August 14CheckCivic StadiumPortland, ORUSA
August 15CheckBC Place StadiumVancouverBritish Columbia
August 17CheckCommonwealth StadiumEdmontonAlberta
August 19CheckWinnipeg StadiumWinnipegManitoba
August 21CheckSetlistRosemont HorizonRosemont, ILUSA
August 22CheckRosemont HorizonRosemont, ILUSA
August 24CheckSetlistCNE StadiumTorontoOntario
August 25CheckSetlistCNE StadiumTorontoOntario
August 28CheckSetlistLansdowne ParkOttawaOntario
August 30CheckSetlistOlympic StadiumMontrealQuebec
September 1987
September 01CheckCameraMadison Square GardenNew York, NYUSA
September 02CheckCameraSetlistMadison Square GardenNew York, NYUSA
September 03CheckCameraFoxboro StadiumFoxboro, MAUSA
September 06CheckDean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NCUSA
September 07CheckDean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NCUSA
September 10CheckMarcus AmphitheatreMilwaukee, WIUSA
September 11CheckMarcus AmphitheatreMilwaukee, WIUSA
September 12CheckCameraSetlistSilverdomePontiac, MIUSA
September 14CheckRupp ArenaLexington, KYUSA
September 18CheckOrange BowlMiami, FLUSA
September 19CheckTampa StadiumTampa, FLUSA
September 21CheckCameraOmniAtlanta, GAUSA
September 22CheckOmniAtlanta, GAUSA
September 25CheckCivic CenterHartford, CTUSA
September 28CheckCapital CentreLandover, MDUSA
September 29CheckCapital CentreLandover, MDUSA
October 1987
October 01CheckSt. Paul Civic CenterSt. Paul, MNUSA
October 02CheckSt. Paul Civic CenterSt. Paul, MNUSA
October 04CheckKemper ArenaKansas City, MOUSA
October 06CheckSuperdomeNew Orleans, LAUSA
October 07CheckSummitHouston, TXUSA
October 08CheckSummitHouston, TXUSA
October 10CheckReunion ArenaDallas, TXUSA
October 11CheckCameraReunion ArenaDallas, TXUSA
October 13CheckLA Sports ArenaLos Angeles, CAUSA
October 14CheckSetlistLA Sports ArenaLos Angeles, CAUSA

Australasian Leg

October 1987
October 29CheckBoondall Entertainment CentreBrisbaneAustralia
October 30CheckBoondall Entertainment CentreBrisbaneAustralia
November 1987
November 03CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 04CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 06CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 07CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 09CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 10CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 13CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 14CheckEntertainment CentreSydneyAustralia
November 18CheckKooyong StadiumMelbourneAustralia
November 20CheckKooyong StadiumMelbourneAustralia
November 21CheckKooyong StadiumMelbourneAustralia
November 23CheckCameraSetlistKooyong StadiumMelbourneAustralia
November 28CheckWestern Springs StadiumAucklandNew Zealand


Eventually, there will be setlists for each of the concerts listed in the table above. In the meantime, here's an aproximate setlist used during the tour.
  1. Up The Hill Backwards
  2. Glass Spider
  3. Up The Hill Backwards (reprise)
  4. Day In Day Out
  5. Bang Bang
  6. Absolute Beginners
  7. Loving The Alien
  8. China Girl
  9. Rebel Rebel (added during the US leg)
  10. Fashion
  11. Scary Monsters
  12. All The Madmen
  13. Never Let Me Down
  14. Big Brother
  15. '87 And Cry
  16. "Heroes"
  17. Time Will Crawl
  18. Young Americans (added during final portion of European leg)
  19. Beat Of Your Drum
  20. Sons Of The Silent Age
  21. Dancing With The Big Boys (dropped after the European leg)
  22. New York's In Love (dropped after a few shows)
  23. Zeroes (dropped after the European leg)
  24. Let's Dance
  25. Fame


  26. Time
  27. Blue Jean
  28. I Wanna Be Your Dog (latter portion of tour)
  29. White Light White Heat (played only occasionally)
  30. Modern Love


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