ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR WORLD TOUR IN ALMOST A DECADE
?A REALITY TOUR?
TO VISIT 17 COUNTRIES IN SEVEN MONTHS
LONDON; JUNE 16th 2003
David Bowie today announced that 2003/4 will see him embark on his first major world tour since the hugely successful ?Outside World? tour of 1995.
?A REALITY TOUR? will play to over one million people while visiting 17 countries over a seven-month period and will see Bowie returning to places such as Australasia where he hasn?t performed since the late 1980?s.
The beginning of the tour in early October will coincide with the release of Bowie?s new album entitled ?REALITY? to be released on Iso/Columbia Records. The tour will commence in Europe before moving on to North America. 2004 will see the tour moving on to Australia and the Far East.
In recent years, Bowie has concentrated on more intimate one-off special live events in Europe, which have led to some already legendary shows such as last year?s Carling Hammersmith Apollo show in London and his triumphant return to Berlin at the Max Schmelling Hall, where David and his band played for a record two and three quarter hours. Mixed with these intimate events were hand picked, sold-out festival dates including the spectacular 2000 closing night performance at Glastonbury.
On why he is now returning to the touring circuit Bowie commented ?Last year?s shows were such a tremendous high and the audiences so responsive. My band is playing at the top of its form right now and it would be foolish not to play a tour this year while we're in such good spirits about the live show aspects of our work?.
For the show Bowie will be delving into his extensive back catalogue of both hits and more obscure gems as well as debuting tracks from ?REALITY?.
The tour is presented by Clear Channel and produced by RZO Theatrical. Inc. Additional dates throughout Europe, as well as dates in the US, Canada, Mexico, South East Asia, Australia, Japan among others will be announced.
Members of BowieNet, Bowie?s pioneering online community, can buy tickets right now, before the general public, at www.davidbowie.com.
Membership to BowieNet is included with every ticket sold for this tour. Ticket holders will be able to type in a special code on which will appear on each ticket and receive a free 3 month membership. BowieNet has been expanding the limits of artist/fan interaction and collaboration since 1998. Members have co-written a song with Bowie, helped choose album art and packaging, participated in a variety of chats, webcasts and online events and even attended members-only concerts.
Fans that do not purchase a ticket to a ?REALITY? show can join those that did and experience BowieNet by purchasing Membership online at www.davidbowie.com.
Memberships purchased online also include LIVEANDWELL, an exclusive 2CD set of live Bowie music from the ?Outside? tour and remixes from artists like Moby and Danny Saber.
DAVID BOWIE ?A REALITY TOUR? UK & EUROPE 2003
David Bowie performances announced today include:
Denmark, Copenhagen ? Oct. 7 ? Forum
Stockholm, Sweden ? Oct. 8 ? The Globe
Helsinki, Finland ? Oct. 10 ? Hartwall Arena
Norway, Oslo 12th Oct - Spectrum
Rotterdam - Oct. 15th -Ahoy Arena
Milan - Oct. 23 - FilaForum
Manchester - Nov. 17 - MEN Arena
Birmingham -Nov. 19 ? NEC
Dublin - Nov. 22 - The Point
London - Nov. 25 - Wembley Arena
Tickets for all UK shows go on sale from 9am on 20th June.
David Bowie National Credit Card Hotline 08705 321 321
or book online @ www.ticketzone.co.uk
Additional European concert events to be announced. Check local listings for on sale and ticket information.
Critical Plaudits for the shows on the ?Heathen? mini tour of 2002.
?One word is all that?s needed?brilliant? The Sun
?A wonderment!? NME
?Supremely gifted and thunderous? The Times
?Sensational And Unforgettable? The Daily Telegraph