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David Bowie Heads Out For The Weekend

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on August 08, 1996


Bowie to perform four special ballroom shows on East Coast ontwo consecutive weekends in September, on a break from recordinghis new album. He's also garnering rave reviews for his Warholportrayal in the Miramax film Basquiat

    August 9, 1996 -- Taking weekends off from recording his nextVirgin album in New York, David Bowie will perform four special ballroomshows over two consecutive weekends in September on the east coast.The cities, dates, and venues are as follows:

    • 6 Sept 1996 Philadelphia, PA, The Electric Factory
      (Tickets on sale 9 Aug)
    • 7 Sept 1996 Washington, DC, Capitol Ballroom
      (Tickets on sale 17 Aug)
    • 13 Sept 1996 Boston, MA, Avalon Ballroom
      (Tickets on sale 17 Aug)
    • 14 Sept 1996 New York, NY, Roseland Ballroom
      (Tickets on sale 23 Aug)

    After touring around the world for nearly a year and headliningfestival dates in front of 30,000 to 90,000 fans, Bowie wanted toperform several gigs -- on the weekend and within driving distance from his current New York activities -- in a more intimate setting.And if his recent overseas shows are any indication, the Bowie setlist will be wildly eclectic, including songs he's rarely -- or neverbefore -- performed live. Songs performed in Europe, the U.K., Russia,Israel and Japan included "Aladdin Sane," "MoonageDaydream," &quotAll The Young Dudes" (originally written byBowie for Mott The Hoople) and "Under Pressure," inaddition to covers of the Drifters gem "On Broadway" (mixingin Tin Machine's "Baby Universal" along the way), The VelvetUnderground's "White Light White Heat" and Iggy Pop's classic"Lust For Life," which Bowie co-wrote.

    Presently, Bowie is earning rave notices for his portrayal of AndyWarhol in the Miramax film Basquiat about the late New Yorkpainter Jean Michel Basquiat. Of Bowie's performance,Daily Variety enthused, "...probably best of all,David Bowie in a brilliant Andy Warhol impersonation," whileThe Hollywood Reporter noted: " Bowie, (Benicio)Del Toro and (Michael) Wincott are all superb." In fact, writerand long time Warhol associate Bob Colacello told USA Todayafter the 7/31 New York premiere: Bowie's Warhol is "so much likeAndy it was scary." For his part, Bowie said, "I'd met himenough times so I kind of knew what (Warhol's) body language was andlittle idiosyncrasies of how he talked. But I don't really act, I doimpersonations, so it was my impersonation of Andy."

  • 8 August 1996
    David Bowie Heads Out For The Weekend


    Bowie to perform four special ballroom shows on East Coast ontwo consecutive weekends in September, on a break from recordinghis new album. He's also garnering rave reviews for his Warholportrayal in the Miramax film Basquiat

      August 9, 1996 -- Taking weekends off from recording his nextVirgin album in New York, David Bowie will perform four special ballroomshows over two consecutive weekends in September on the east coast.The cities, dates, and venues are as follows:

      • 6 Sept 1996 Philadelphia, PA, The Electric Factory
        (Tickets on sale 9 Aug)
      • 7 Sept 1996 Washington, DC, Capitol Ballroom
        (Tickets on sale 17 Aug)
      • 13 Sept 1996 Boston, MA, Avalon Ballroom
        (Tickets on sale 17 Aug)
      • 14 Sept 1996 New York, NY, Roseland Ballroom
        (Tickets on sale 23 Aug)

      After touring around the world for nearly a year and headliningfestival dates in front of 30,000 to 90,000 fans, Bowie wanted toperform several gigs -- on the weekend and within driving distance from his current New York activities -- in a more intimate setting.And if his recent overseas shows are any indication, the Bowie setlist will be wildly eclectic, including songs he's rarely -- or neverbefore -- performed live. Songs performed in Europe, the U.K., Russia,Israel and Japan included "Aladdin Sane," "MoonageDaydream," &quotAll The Young Dudes" (originally written byBowie for Mott The Hoople) and "Under Pressure," inaddition to covers of the Drifters gem "On Broadway" (mixingin Tin Machine's "Baby Universal" along the way), The VelvetUnderground's "White Light White Heat" and Iggy Pop's classic"Lust For Life," which Bowie co-wrote.

      Presently, Bowie is earning rave notices for his portrayal of AndyWarhol in the Miramax film Basquiat about the late New Yorkpainter Jean Michel Basquiat. Of Bowie's performance,Daily Variety enthused, "...probably best of all,David Bowie in a brilliant Andy Warhol impersonation," whileThe Hollywood Reporter noted: " Bowie, (Benicio)Del Toro and (Michael) Wincott are all superb." In fact, writerand long time Warhol associate Bob Colacello told USA Todayafter the 7/31 New York premiere: Bowie's Warhol is "so much likeAndy it was scary." For his part, Bowie said, "I'd met himenough times so I kind of knew what (Warhol's) body language was andlittle idiosyncrasies of how he talked. But I don't really act, I doimpersonations, so it was my impersonation of Andy."