Well, we all know the Roseland shows were a colossal success, but here are some critics' (overwhelmingly) positive responses:
It's nights like this (which don't happen very often, folks), that kind of prove rock 'n' roll isn't dead. Bowie, backed by his more than able new band, heads to England this weekend, where he is due to headline the Glastonbury festival on Sunday night.
Go to the Spin Magazine review
It really pays to be a David Bowie fan these days. Not only can one surf the Internet in style courtesy of the artist's own Internet portal (www.davidbowie.com -- a service of his company, UltraStar), members of the service are showered with such perks as Monday's (June 19) intimate, private concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
Go to the Billboard Magazine review
David Bowie really is serious about this Internet thing. At New York's Roseland Ballroom last night (June 19) he performed a concert for an audience made up exclusively of members of his online community, Bowienet. And if you were a member of the media, you could score a ticket by attending a press conference on how Bowienet and Bowie's company Ultrastar were exploiting the power of the Internet with the aid of beatnik technology.
Go to the VH1 review
The rock star, high-tech pioneer, bank magnate and virtual community patriarch (not to mention actor and painter) played the role of host at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Monday night at a private show. Among the attendees were BowieNet subscribers, friends (including his wife/model Iman, his The Hunger co-star Susan Sarandon, fashion designer Todd Oldham and members of the Cure) and the press.
Go to the Rolling Stone Review
Bowie exuded a love of performance, dancing and miming merrily, and displayed a willingness to include his fans that is often rare among subsequent generations of musicians who look to him as an inspiration. He took time to introduce almost every song, sharing little asides: "This is my favorite song [that] I wrote in the '80s ('Absolute Beginners')," "We're in America, this is where you get famous ('Fame')", and "I'm afraid of you all, you should know that ('I'm Afraid of Americans')."
Go to the Wall of Sound review
DAVID BOWIE will definitely perform at GLASTONBURY this weekend, despite the cancellation of a NEW YORK show last Saturday (June 17) because of a throat infection.
Go to NME Magazine