David Bowie has announced plans to continuehis critically acclaimed "Outside" world tourwhich began in the U.S. last September. Bowie will perform a seriesof headlining dates at most of the major summerfestivals in Europe (including Bowie's only U.K. performancethis summer at the Phoenix Festival on July 21 in StratfordUpon Avon), as well as concerts in Japan and Russia -- where he willheadline the first night of the fifth annual "White Nights InternationalCultural Festival" in St. Petersburg on June 15. This two-day outdoorevent, designed to encourage young voters to participate in Russia'ssecond free presidential election, is expected to draw 250,000 people,making it the largest music and cultural event in Eastern Europe.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., fans can see Bowie on the big screenportraying Andy Warhol in the Miramax filmBasquiat,due out in August. Currently, Bowie is in the studio working onnew material.