25 years have passed since the only David Bowie concert in Mexico

// By: Rob Anaya

Sun 23 October, 2022

On October 23, 1997, Mexico City received David Bowie homeland to witness what would be the only concert that Bowie gave in his career at the Foro Sol.

25 years ago it was presented David Bowie in Mexico and without a doubt it is the concert of concerts, which for many of those who could not attend, would activate the time machine to have lived that moment. A night that has been marked in the historical record of Mexico City as one of the most magical nights but also one of the most enigmatic and with many urban legends around it.

The Earthling World Tour promoted the Earthlingthe in that conches new Bowie album and one of the most risky and little understood within his discography, it was about the visionary approach towards the avant-garde genres of the 90s, such as the drum n’ bass, IDM and an approach to industrial sounds in the style of Nine Inch Nails, a very powerful album with sonic overtones that combined sounds and electronic rhythms with saturated and powerful guitars.

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the night of Earthling World Tour at the Foro Sol, had as opening act the synthpop duet erasure led by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell and also the hip hop group Control Machete, who were well received by the attendees and appreciated the opportunity to share the stage with an artist of the stature of David Bowie. Here you can see a capsule and an interview that MTV did about it.

The concert featured some classics from Bowie such as “Quicksand”, “The Jean Genie”, “I’m Afraid of Americans”, “Strangers When We Meet”, “The Man Who Sold the World”, “Fashion”, Queen’s “Under Pressure”, “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Fame”, and a couple of covers to The Velvet Underground and Laurie Anderson to end the night with “All the Young Dudes”.

That visit from David Bowie She is also remembered for the photographs she took of her Fernando Aceves, who documented Bowie’s visit with a series of photos that took place in the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacán, the Palace of Fine Arts and Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul. Bowie never returned to Mexico and we all know the subsequent history and what it meant for Mexicans to have had the opportunity to see live one of the greatest artists that have existed in the history of mankind.

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25 years have passed since the only David Bowie concert in Mexico