Japan Live 1979
1979 Japanese Tour
Typical set list: Don't Rain On My Parade, Obscure Alternatives, Love Is Infectious, Deviation, European Son (very different to the studio version), Suburban Love, Ballad (unreleased song), Suburban Berlin, ...Rhodesia, Sometimes I Feel So Low, Adolescent Sex, The Unconventional, Heartbreaker (Rolling Stones cover, unreleased), Automatic Gun, Communist China. This tour was well covered by the media so there are various TV and live video clips in circulation.
Ticket for the first night at the Budokan, thanks Alan for the image.
Thanks to Masamichi for updated information on this tour.
March/April 1979 "The New Rising Sound" Tour - Germany, Holland, Belgium, UK
Set list: Halloween, Suburban Berlin, Automatic Gun, Deviation, ...Rhodesia, Suburban Love, European Son, Obscure Alternatives, Adolescent Sex, The Unconventional, Life In Tokyo, Heartbreaker, Communist China.
It sounds like Barbieri has acquired some new synths in Japan and the group are joined by backing singers. Definite development in their synth playing style during this tour which must have been from working with Giorgio Moroder. All of a sudden they sound like the Japan of Quiet Life! Some film clips were also specially made to be shown during this tour which so far have not been in circulation, though some stills can be seen in the 1979 gallery on this site. The group had had a change of image for the Life In Tokyo video and the first public appearance in this guise was at The Rainbow in London.
Pictures courtesy Frank Broto. Also thanks to Willem de Blaauw, Craig Hamlin and Henk Kamps for updated information, contributions and corrections.
Ticket stub seen on eBay, sent in by Gary Stelling
16/6/79 - Maarsseveense Plassen Amsterdam
Bootleg tape exists. After a few songs David said his voice wasn't up to it and they left the stage. Information courtesy of Willem de Blaauw. Thanks to Henk for checking the date again!
"Quiet Life" launch showsWith guest musician Jane Shorter on saxophone
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