Saw him in 3 cities of same tour and each show changed a bit he really put on an act and even though the Serious moonlight tour was his jump to mainstream it was still a very memorable concert......
The Serious Moonlight tour, in support of Let's Dance, the record that had Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar- one of two major breaks SRV got early to assist him in stardom. Way I heard it, Stevie Ray was asked to tour in support of the record but turned Bowie down because of his loyalty to his band mates in a Double Trouble. (Management issues, according to everything I can see). Modern Love, China Girl, Lets Dance,
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)- some of Bowie's biggest "hit" songs... all SRV on guitar, in their original versions (I think Cat People has been re-recorded a time or two/three?).
"Bowie hired mostly musicians he'd used on his previous albums, though some of the musicians from his 1978 tour were re-hired for this tour, including Carlos Alomar, who was the designated band leader for the tour. Earl Slick was drafted as guitarist a few days before the commencement of the tour due to problems with Stevie Ray Vaughan's management demanding a contract renegotiation."
The other break was Jackson Browne offering his studio for their use gratis.
Both major artists first heard SRV & Double Trouble at Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
"In March 1982, producer Jerry Wexler recommended Vaughan and Double Trouble to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, after attending a performance in Austin. In July 1982, the band performed at the festival and were the first unsigned act to perform at the event. Despite boos from the audience, their performance caught the attention of David Bowie and Jackson Browne, the latter who offered the group free use of his recording studio in Los Angeles. Layton recalls: "He goes, 'I have a studio in Los Angeles. I keep it for my pre-production work and have loaned it out to a number of people for special projects. If you guys are ever in Los Angeles and you want to use it, just let me know in advance and it's yours.'""