“All things must pass”
David Bowie’s Heathen album was released 15 years ago this week in 2002. (June 10 UK/June 11 US)
In celebration of that fact, Bowie played a BowieNet only show at The Roseland in NYC on the day of the album’s US release. Not only did he play Heathen from start to finish, but he also performed Low in its entirety.
This was considered a bit of a warm up show for the headline performance at David Bowie’s Meltdown Festival on June 29th, even if it felt so much more than a warm up, as those who were there will attest.
Bowie’s Meltdown actually kicked off properly on this day, in 2002, when the London Sinfonietta performed Philip Glass’s Low and "Heroes" Symphonies (from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno) at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.
The advertising campaign for Heathen utilised the legend: CLASSIC DAVID BOWIE CIRCA 2002.
Remind yourself of just how accurate that statement is here.
Stay tuned for some of Total Blam Blam’s photographs from Roseland and Meltdown.
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