After a Christmas break, the continuation of the UK tour began on 8th January 1973. The Ziggy Stardust World Tour revisited the USA in February and Japan for the first time in April. During 1973, David visited four countries and produced eighty-nine performances. The band consisted of: David Bowie (Vocals, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Minimoog, Percussion, Harmonica); Mick Ronson (Lead Guitar, Backing vocals); Trevor Bolder (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals); Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey (Drums); Mike Garson (Piano, Mellotron); Brian Wilshaw (Tenor Saxophones, Flute); Ken Fordham (Tenor, Baritone, Alto Saxophones); John Hutchinson (Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Geoffrey Alexander MacCormack (Percussion, Backing Vocals).
* Brian Wilshaw (Tenor Saxophone, Flute), Ken Fordham (Saxophones) and Geoffrey MacCormack (Percussion, Backing Vocals) were added to the backing band.
FEBRUARY: USA TOUR 2
Whilst David was travelling to Japan on the SS Oronsay, he gave an impromptu solo acoustic performance for the ships passengers and crew.
APRIL: JAPAN TOUR 1
MAY: UK TOUR 3