Made for a real world...
Many BowieNetters around the world have been waiting with baited breath for news of a rumoured and very special David Bowie event. So, without further ado, and a day or two in advance of the news being broken to the rest of the world, here is the official Press Release in its entirity:
DAVID BOWIE BRINGS HIS 'REALITY' TO CINEMAS WORLDWIDE
THE WORLD'S FIRST LIVE AND INTERACTIVE MUSIC EVENT
On September 8th 2003 in London, David Bowie will make technological history and bring his new album 'Reality' to cinemas all around the world.
In a specially produced performance, Bowie's live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally, culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and cinema audiences whom will also be able to make requests for Bowie classics.
The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as many cuts from his legendary back catalogue.
The 90-minute programme will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia. North America, Canada and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.
This is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking technological advances for Bowie, Bowienet, his exclusive online community was the first to offer ISP capabilities to it's subscribers, he was an early exponent of e-mail using the then brand new form to communicate with the media during the legendary 'Serious Moonlight' tour in the 80's. In addition Bowie was at the cutting edge of digital technology by offering the first widespread online download of the track 'Telling Lies' in the mid 90's.
This spectacular trans-continental media event will cover the furthest flung corners of the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Milan, from New York to Sydney, from Edinburgh to Warsaw and from Toronto to Tokyo. The full list of theatres screening the event in Europe are listed below.
The show will be shot in digital widescreen and recorded in DTS digital 5.1 Surround sound for total digital delivery to cinemas - not a film reel in sight - representing the most innovative and wide reaching use of digital technology in cinemas to date.
Tickets will be available directly from the cinemas screening the show and are on sale from 9am Thursday August 14th.
This unique live and interactive show is a taster for David Bowie's brand new album, Reality and also his first world tour in almost a decade.
'REALITY' is due for release on Iso/Columbia Records on September 15th, just prior to Bowie beginning his highly anticipated sold out European tour, which will commence on October 7th in Copenhagen and comes to a close in Glasgow on November 28th.
What about THAT then? Your next question will no doubt be, "How can I be there?" The London venue for the show will be announced in the near future, but I can tell you that although the capacity is very small, we will be making a number of tickets available to BowieNetters, so watch this page for updates.
Here is an enlargement of a section of the UK poster you can see above, which has a competition to 'text and win' one of five pairs of V.I.P. tickets including travel and overnight accomodation in London. You may also like to keep an eye on 02's website at www.02.co.uk.
And of course, if you can't be in London, you can expect your fellow BowieNetters packing out the named cinemas across the world, which will be screening the event. The European Cinemas are listed below, and we will bring you further details of other venues around the world, as the information comes in.
ODEON CALL CENTRE 0870 50 50 007
120 Wester Hailles Road
56 Renfield Street
Cnr Kingsway/West Street
Odeon West End
40 Leicester Square
CineStar Sony Center Berlin
Potsdamer Str. 4
CineStar Filmpalast Dortmund
CineStar Filmpalast Leipzig
CineStar METROPOLIS Frankfurt
Eschenheimer Anlage 40
60318 Frankfurt a.M.
UFA-Palast GÃƒÂ¤nsemarkt Hamburg
Fridtjof Nansens Vei 6
Olav Trygvasonsgate 5
UCI Cinemas Marconi
Via Enrico Fermi 161 - Roma
Via Martiri della LibertÃƒÂ
Box office: 39-02-954164.45