David Bowie’s final North American tour ended at PNC Bank Arts Center in 2004

     Rock vocalist David Bowie, left, performs at the Fleet Center in Boston, Tuesday, March 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Robert E. Klein)

    Rock vocalist David Bowie, left, performs at the Fleet Center in Boston, Tuesday, March 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Robert E. Klein)

    David Bowie, a music legend and fixture for over four decades who died yesterday at 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer, ended his final North American tour in 2004 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. 

    The ever flamboyant and theatrical singer, whose appearance changed on numerous occasions throughout his career, performed his final mega North American tour appearance in New Jersey on June 5, 2004.

    “That night the rock star poked fun at his 1964 debut [exactly 40 years ago] by singing a snippet of ‘Liza Jane,’ the song he first recorded as David Jones and the King Bees,” a Billboard report from 2004 said.

    Bowie began the Holmdel performance with “Rebel Rebel” and ended with “Ziggy Stardust,” two of his most well-known songs. 

    His A Reality tour was the top-grossing act for the first half of 2004, raking in $45.4 million, according to Billboard Magazine. 

    Video: David Bowie addressing the PNC Bank Arts Center crowd and signing “Liza Jane.”

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