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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2004 DATES     REALITY TICKET CLASSIFIEDS


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
29th February 2004

Reminder: Only SIX days remaining to enter the fabulous DAVID BOWIE competition exclusively arranged by photographer extraordinare DENIS O'REGAN in conjunction with his current 'Bowie: 78-90' exhibition at London's Proud Gallery Camden Moss. Win a giant 45x30 inch aluminium-mounted limited edition print, signed by Denis and valued at £1250, plus a champagne night in a luxury London hotel. Click here to enter the competition...

There's yet another big update on BWW to the online press archives with plenty of 2004 Reality reviews, db interviews and write ups...

Tickets for the forthcoming Provinssirock Festival in Seinäjoki, Finland (Sun 20th June) go on sale this coming Monday 1st March via ticketmaster and provinssirock.fi...

The Business Times Singapore is currently running an article entitled 'Plug into a new Reality with Bowie' by Kannan Chandran, covering DAVID BOWIE's current world tour. In the main they speak with Reality production manager, Steve Martin - [Click here to read]...


BOWIE FAN TICKET CLASSIFIEDS
28th February 2004

Let's beat the ticket touts with the 'A Reality' Tour Ticket Exchange. If you were unfortunate enough not to be able to buy the tickets you wanted for the DAVID BOWIE forthcoming Reality shows you can now post your own classified ads yourself to trade/swop/sell tickets with other Bowie fans worldwide.

There must be around 20 or so classified ads up there now. Please let me know if you get sorted and need your advertisement removing. Big thanks and respect to all you db fans who are willing to sell their spare tickets at cost price and help out their fellow fans.

Feel free to add your own wanted/exchange/swop/for sale classified advertisements here...

DAVID BOWIE FAN FORCE TICKET EXCHANGE


Either email in and I'll post up on your behalf or even easier - do it yourself. Make sure you add a password if you want to alter your advertisement later. Please note: Anyone deemed to be "ripping off" fans will get their advert deleted and blocked from posting again.

"May the db fan force be with you."


DAVID IN MELBOURNE #2
27th February 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE and his band performed their second show at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

David and the band played twenty-eight song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fashion
     04. Cactus
     05. I've Been Waiting For You
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Pablo Picasso
     10. Sound And Vision
     11. Always Crashing In The Same Car
     12. Breaking Glass
     13. Be My Wife
     14. Let's Dance
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Life On Mars?
     19. Looking For Water
     20. Changes
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Never Get Old
     25. Try Some, Buy Some
     26. Five Years
     27. Hang On To Yourself
     28. Ziggy Stardust


From Robert.

REALITY UK TOUR POSTERS AVAILABLE!
26th February 2004

Reality UK Tour Poster Finally you can now purchase your original DAVID BOWIE A Reality UK tour promotional posters online.

Sized at 150 x 100cm and priced at a mere £5.99 / $11.08.

This one is the hard-to-find UK Tour poster and features a superb image of Bowie playing guitar (nice shot taken by TBB), as well as all the tour dates.

Be quick - these won't be in stock for long. Remember, promo posters are part of a one off limited run, and are never re-printed making them highly collectible. When they're gone they're gone for good.

Click here DAVID BOWIE to purchase.


DAVID IN MELBOURNE #1
26th February 2004

The 60th Reality concert took place tonight... DAVID BOWIE and his band played their opening sold-out show of two at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

David dressed back in his usual Reality gear, performed a thirty-song set list which ran as follows:

Ellen Smith: David Bowie in Melbourne      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. Reality
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Pablo Picasso
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Life On Mars?
     17. Slip Away
     18. Looking For Water
     19. Starman
     20. Quicksand
     21. Days
     22. White Light, White Heat
     23. Ashes To Ashes
     24. Panic In Detroit
     25. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     26. "Heroes"

Encore:
     27. Try Some, Buy Some
     28. Five Years
     29. Suffragette City
     30. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
Sun Herald: David Bowie adds spice to oddity [Read here]
The Age: David Bowie Review [Read here]
Undercover: David Bowie Gives Melbourne A Reality Check [Read here]


FOR I'M QUITE CONTENT...
26th February 2004

Next month sees the eagerly awaited release of the soundtrack to the MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP movie documentary which contains a previously unreleased 'live in Hollywood' 1971 version of 'All The Madmen' by DAVID BOWIE.

In 2003, Chris Carter (formerly of Dramarama) and filmmaker George Hickenlooper (Dogtown, The Man from Elysian Fields) created a documentary film revealing this local pop impresario's life, exposing the (sometimes ugly) truth behind celebrity. The soundtrack, which highlights the honorary Mayor's musical triumphs, also includes sound bites by a few of those artists whose careers he touched.

Tracklisting:

The Mayor of the Sunset Strip      01. Let's Find Out About Rodney - Film Dialogue
     02. Rodney On The ROQ - Brian Wilson
     03. Los Angeles - X
     04. My Back Pages - The Byrds
     05. It Was A Real Eye Opener - Pamela Des Barres
     06. Welcome To Hollywood - Leon Russell
     07. All The Madmen (Live In Hollywood/Studio) - David Bowie
     08. Get It On (Band A Gong) - T. Rex
     09. School's Out - Alice Cooper
     10. What Kind Of Music Is This? - Rodney Bingenheimer
     11. I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
     12. London - The Smiths
     13. He Picked This Song - Chris Carter
     14. Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) - Dramarama
     15. Jennifer Love Hewitt - Ronald Vaughan
     16. Parklife - Blur
     17. I Stalked Him - Courtney Love
     18. Malibu - Hole
     19. Good Souls - Starsailor
     20. Yellow (Live In-Studio Performance) - Chris Martin (of Coldplay)
     21. Who Is Rodney Bingenheimer - Anthony Marinelli (and Clint Bennett)
     22. Mayor Of The Sunset Strip - Marizane
     23. I Hate the '90s (Bonus Track) - Rodney and The Tube Tops

You can now order the soundtrack from the USA and also from the UK.


VIEW THE MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP
25th February 2004

You can now view clips from the new movie documentary 'The Mayor of the Sunset Strip' covering the life and times of Los Angeles DJ RODNEY BINGENHEIMER.

The list of bands and musicians who owe at least a part of their superstardom to Rodney on the ROQ (alternative L.A. radio station KROQ) could stretch from here to London: DAVID BOWIE, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Elvis, The Ramones, Coldplay, Elton John, Oasis, Sonny and Cher, Brian Wilson, No Doubt, Courtney Love, The Monkees, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart and more. Bingenheimer has bathed and baked in pop culture since the '60s and became a major influence on the Los Angeles pop-music scene through his radio show and music clubs. Leaf through his life and see what it would be like to live on the fringes of rock stars' stage costumes.

The Mayor of the Sunset Strip clips are available here: www.ifilm.com

David Bowie is featured on four of the clips below with interview segments and also Rodney visiting Heddon Street in London.

First 8 Minutes: [8:00] - This Is Hip: [1:03] - The Stardom of Rodney: [28 Secs] - Theatrical Trailer: [2:22]

From Carolina @ Special Ops Media.

Don't forget that a previously unreleased 1971 version of 'All The Madmen' by David Bowie appears on the soundtrack, which is scheduled for release by Sony on 16th March.

The George Hickenlooper directed movie will hit theatres on 26th March in the US.


ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL: MORE ACTS CONFIRMED
23rd February 2004

More acts have just been announced today for the Nokia ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL '04 at Seaclose Park in Newport on 11th, 12th and 13th June. Here's a full run-down of the confirmed acts so far...

SUNDAY: 13th JUNE

DAVID BOWIE will be appearing as the headline act on Sunday. David who admitted to being a Island Festival Virgin, "This is the very first time I have been to the Isle of Wight Festival, obviously I've been to the Isle of Wight, it's a fabulous place, I used to go there on holiday when I was a kid."

David also welcomed the news that Virgin Radio will be broadcasting the festival live to the entire nation. "I think it will be great," he said, "I jumped at it, it is a smashing thing to do." He was driven to leap at the chance by jealously of the festivals history and its new rising profile, "I was so envious of other acts that got to do the other Isle of Wight Festivals, it is really coming back."

Returning to the Isle of Wight Festival after their headline appearance in 2002, are THE CHARLATANS who will support David Bowie. SNOW PATROL are the latest band to be announced for Sunday. Southampton four-piece band THE DELAYS are also playing on the stage on Sunday. The band are Greg Gilbert: (Lead Vocals / guitar), Aaron Gilbert: (Keys / backing Vocals), Colin Fox: (Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals) and Rowly: (Drums).

And no this isn't a wind up... there's even football too! - France play England in Euro 2004. You'll be able to watch the highlights from the first half, and the second half live, on the main stage - without having to go to Lisbon!


SATURDAY: 12th JUNE

THE WHO return to the Isle of Wight Festival stage after a gap of twenty years to headline Saturday night. THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS will be supporting, as will THE ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE - the supremely confident White brothers and the excellent Brighton-based BRITISH SEA POWER have just been announced too.


FRIDAY: 11th JUNE

THE STEREOPHONICS headline the opening day at the festival and are supported by GROOVE ARMADA

Stop Press... SUZANNE VEGA has also just been added to the bill, although no confirmation as of yet which day she will be performing.

All weekend and day tickets are on sale NOW via ticketmaster - Prices are £75 for the weekend, £35 each day, £15 for camping and £75 for each campervan (includes two persons). Children aged 12 and under cost £37.50 for the weekend and £17.50 for each day. Tickets WILL NOT be on sale on the day of the event, advance sales only.


WHEN KERRY MET BOWIE
23rd February 2004

There's a fabulous piece in Australia's THE AGE today penned by Helen Razer, commenting on last week's DAVID BOWIE's press conference in Sydney.

'When Kerry met Bowie' is a must-read. There are some wonderful words of wisdom spoken by various journalists and broadcasters who were at the event, but especially from Helen, who gets straight to the point with the following paragraph:

'...Beyond the rather salient fact that he is the most bonkable 57-year-old on the planet, and even beyond his extraordinary achievements as an artist, Bowie commands a unique and almost religious attention from his fans.'

You can read the full article online at the age.com.au website.


DAVID LIVE ON ROVE LIVE
23rd February 2004

Update: The two live songs performed were 'The Man Who Sold The World' and 'New Killer Star'.

DAVID BOWIE is all set to appear on Australian TV's ROVE LIVE (Network Ten). This will occur tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 24th) at 9:30pm , at the network's Melbourne studio, prior to his two shows on February 26th and 27th.

The program's host, Rove Macmanus, will conduct an interview, and David will also perform two songs.

David appeared last year on the show, via satellite, but this time it's in person.

Rove Live has a web site at www.rove.com.au where more details can be found.

From Greg in Melbourne, Australia.


ADELAIDE SUITS YOU SIR
23rd February 2004

DAVID BOWIE strolled onto the stage in Adelaide tonight at the Entertainment Centre wearing a grey baggy Zoot suit and matching Trilby hat, complete with two long fob chains, braces and thin black belt plus a neck-chief.

Talking to the audience about his new stage outfit, David joked that he'd lost his jeans and found "this old pair of gardening trousers".

'Try Some, Buy Some' was performed for only the second time during this tour. In total, David and the band performed a twenty-five song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. Reality
     06. Try Some, Buy Some
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Looking For Water
     16. Quicksand
     17. Days
     18. White Light, White Heat
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. I'm Afraid of Americans
     21. "Heroes"

Encore:
     22. Heathen (The Rays)
     23. Five Years
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Ziggy Stardust


From David 'Fashion' G and Robert

EXCLUSIVE BOWIE COMPETITION
23rd February 2004

Reminder: Only twelve days remaining to enter the fabulous DAVID BOWIE competition exclusively arranged by photographer extraordinare DENIS O'REGAN in conjunction with his current 'Bowie: 78-90' exhibition at London's Proud Gallery Camden Moss.

Win a giant 45x30 inch aluminium-mounted limited edition print, signed by Denis and valued at £1250, plus a champagne night in a luxury London hotel. All you have to do is look through the David Bowie pictures and find the answer to this simple question in the captions:

Q: At which venue did Denis take his first professional pictures of David Bowie?

Pick your favourite picture from this selection and, in no more than 40 words, tell him why it is your personal preference.

The winner will not only receive the stunning prize print, they will also enjoy a free night in London at the legendary Miller's Residence - a small, exclusive 18th century style hotel in London's Notting Hill that is popular with visiting rock stars, models and entertainment figures.

The owner Martin Miller will give you a complimentary bottle of champagne - If Denis isn't abroad skiing he'll pop in for a cup of tea by the fire and deliver the winning print (if he can't be there he'll leave the print in your room). Have fun!

Send your entries to show@bowiepics.com and include your full name, age, home address, e-mail address, and preferred hotel date. Closing date is midnight Friday March 5th 2004. The winner will be notified by Monday March 8th 2004 and the hotel booking is for either the night of Friday March 19th or Saturday March 20th 2004.

The winning print will be posted to the winner's address anywhere in the world if you cannot travel to London on the allocated date - no substitution can be made for the Miller's Residence element of the prize.

(Ed. For those of you who had slight problems accessing the Bowie photographs pages... you'll be pleased to know that everything is working fine and dandy now. A site search engine problem combined with traffic caused the non appearance of some of the pages. What you waiting for? Go and enter the competition now!)


D&I IN SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
22nd February 2004

DAVID BOWIE and IMAN appeared in today's SUNDAY TIMES 'Style' magazine supplement. In the four-page feature entitled: 'Crazy In Love' by Lisa Grainger, D&I talk about what makes their relationship tick and the Tommy Hilfiger H Clothing line advertising campaign, which includes photographs.

You can read the full article here online at the timesonline website.


BREAKFAST DOWN UNDER WITH BOWIE
22nd February 2004

David and Angela Catterns of 702 Sydney Breakfast 702 Sydney Breakfast ABC host, Angela Catterns was lucky enough to secure the only Australian radio interview with DAVID BOWIE.

Looking none of his 57 years, David and Angela had a very lively chat at the overseas passenger terminal, Circular Quay.

You can listen to their very amusing chat by using the link below. The interview begins with David looking out the window to the backdrop of the QE2 passenger ship.

David Bowie Interview In Real Media [listen here]


SECOND SYDNEY SHOW #2
21st February 2004

The Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia got their second taste of DAVID BOWIE's A Reality Tour tonight with the second of two concerts at this venue.

David introduced 'Quicksand' into the Reality set list for the first time this tour, making it the fifty-third different song played so far during this amazing world tour. They performed twenty-eight song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Afraid
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Panic In Detroit
     07. Pablo Picasso
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. China Girl
     10. A New Career In A New Town
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. The Man Who Sold The World
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Life On Mars?
     17. Looking For Water
     18. Quicksand
     19. Days
     20. Let's Dance
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. Bring Me The Disco King
     26. Five Years
     27. Hang On To Yourself
     28. Ziggy Stardust


Celebs at the after show party included: Russell Crowe and Danielle Spenser [view photographs]


KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
21st February 2004

Update: The DAVID BOWIE signed Takamine 12-string guitars for the B.A.D.D. Bikers Against Drunk Drivers charity realised a final price of $5,100.00 on the eBay auction website.

David also signed a 2004 Boss Hoss and a Custom Harley for their 2005 Draw. You can learn more about this charity by visiting www.baddcentral.com - and whilst you're there you can view some more photographs of David over the years and the signed items.


FIRST SYDNEY SHOW #1
20th February 2004

The Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia got their first taste of DAVID BOWIE's A Reality Tour tonight with the first of two concerts at the venue.

David and the band rocked through a twenty-five song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. A New Career In A New Town
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Looking For Water
     17. Fantastic Voyage
     18. Days
     19. White Light, White Heat
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. I've Been Waiting For You
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Backstage celebs tonight included: David Spade and film director Baz Luhrman.

Review:
The Age: The not-so-thin white duke - [Read here]

Click here for WireImage Photographs from the concert and backstage.

You can view all the latest up-to-date 'A Reality' tour stats here.


HILFIGER SPRING 2004 CAMPAIGN
19th February 2004

You can now view the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2004 Collection fashion photographs of DAVID BOWIE and IMAN on www.tommy.com/hilfiger

Iman and David teamed up for for their first-ever joint advertising campaign. And the lively black and white shots, promoting American designer Tommy Hilfiger's latest collection, have just been revealed.

"David Bowie and Iman bring everything I'm looking for to represent this brand - music, style, elegance, creativity, sophistication - they're a living testament to all that influences and inspires me," said Hilfiger.

And it looks like the campaign, for the designer's high-end H Hilfiger line, encompasses all that and more. For example, in one of dynamic photos, David, dressed in gentlemanly pinstripes, dances with his statuesque wife, who is elegant in a tuxedo-style trousersuit and kitten heels.

Famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth shot the images, which were taken last autumn in Amsterdam, between stops on David's European tour.

Thanks to TheLodger for the photo pointer.

TWO MORE FESTIVAL DATES
19th February 2004

Two more DAVID BOWIE European festival dates have now been confirmed officially by BowieNet. Namely, in Czech Republic and Ireland. The new dates are as follows:

JUNE
     CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague - T-Zone Amphitheatre - Wednesday June 23rd

JULY
     IRELAND: County Kildare, Naas, Punchestown Racecourse - Oxegen - Sunday July 11th


More details and links can be found on the 2004 A Reality Concert pages.


OPENING AUSTRALIAN GIG
18th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE played his opening Australian gig last night in Brisbane at the Entertainment Centre. David and the band performed a twenty-five song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. A New Career In A New Town
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Looking For Water
     16. Be My Wife
     17. Days
     18. White Light, White Heat
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"

Encore:
     22. Always Crashing In The Same Car
     23. Five Years
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


From David G.

THREE MORE FESTIVAL DATES
16th February 2004

Three more DAVID BOWIE European festival dates have now been confirmed officially by BowieNet. Namely, in Germany and France. The new dates are as follows:

JUNE
     GERMANY: Scheeßel - Hurricane Festival - Friday June 25th
     GERMANY: Neuhausen - Southside Festival - Saturday June 26th
JULY
     FRANCE: Carcassonne - Festival de Carcassonne - Wednesday July 7th

     [Carcassonne tickets on sale NOW via fnac]

More details and links can be found on the 2004 A Reality Concert pages.


MELBOURNE FAN AFTER SHOW PARTY!
16th February 2004

ClubUK proudly presents 'FANTASTIC VOYAGE' a 6 hour niteflite through deepest, darkest, uncharted DAVID BOWIE.

Fantastic Voyage Bowie Party The Bowie fan aftershow event takes place on Friday 27th February at 169 Exhibition Street. 10pm till late.

$5 entry or show your Reality concert stub for free entry before 11.30pm.

All of the info for people wanting to come along to fan meetups in Wellington or Australia can be found at the Bowiedownunder site

Also there you can also find details and information of other various Oz fan meet-ups around Australia - have fun guys :)


DAVID DOES SYDNEY PRESS CONFERENCE
16th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE held a press conference in Sydney, Australia at the Quay Restaurant. Below are a whole host of related articles and photographs from the event.

ABC Online have their interview transcript from 'The 7:30 Report' programme. The interview was conducted by Kerry O'Brien, the main content being David Bowie reflecting on his career. You can read the full transcription here via the abc website.

The Sydney Morning Herald are running Reality bites for rock's rebel. Also The Age are running the same story entitled Just don't mention the promoters the same article.

Another article worth reading is again in The Age titled Bowie In Australia by Jonathon Moran.

The Sunday Times have reported Bowie's here for laughs by Kathy McCabe, funny article... read it.

The Courier-Mail have run with Bowie's back and he's still got the boyish grin by Kathy Brigade.

And last but not least in The Australian - Reality cheque for shipshape Bowie by Iain Shedden.


BOWIE COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY
15th February 2004

Opening doors and pulling some strings... Photographer extraordinare DENIS O'REGAN has very generously arranged a special and exclusive competition for all you DAVID BOWIE fans out there.

I've leave it to Denis himself to explain the competition details. Take it away Denis...

Competition time! - Win a giant 45x30 inch aluminium-mounted limited edition print, signed by me and valued at £1250, plus a champagne night in a luxury London hotel. All you have to do is look through my David Bowie pictures and find the answer to this simple question in the captions:

Q: At which venue did I take my first professional pictures of David Bowie?

Pick your favourite picture from this selection and, in no more than 40 words, tell me why it is your personal preference.

The winner will not only receive the stunning prize print, they will also enjoy a free night in London at the legendary Miller's Residence - a small, exclusive 18th century style hotel in London's Notting Hill that is popular with visiting rock stars, models and entertainment figures.

The owner Martin Miller will give you a complimentary bottle of champagne - If I'm not abroad skiing I'll pop in for a cup of tea by the fire and deliver the winning print (if I can't be there I'll leave the print in your room). Have fun!

Send your entries to show@bowiepics.com and include your full name, age, home address, e-mail address, and preferred hotel date. Closing date is midnight Friday March 5th 2004. The winner will be notified by Monday March 8th 2004 and the hotel booking is for either the night of Friday March 19th or Saturday March 20th 2004.

The winning print will be posted to the winner's address anywhere in the world if you cannot travel to London on the allocated date - no substitution can be made for the Miller's Residence element of the prize.

All the best, Denis O'Regan.

(Ed. Well then, how about that? Is that a wonderful competition prize or what?)

Denis' exhibition 'Bowie 78-90' launched on February 5th at London's Proud Gallery Camden Moss with a party for 500 - the exhibition closes on March 26th. Also exhibited are thirty vintage black and white prints, some of which are 25 years old.

There is to be a Buyer's Day at Proud Gallery on Saturday March 6th 12.00 to 3.00. Join Denis for a complimentary drink or two and take a look at the photographs - there will be a special offer just for the afternoon.

Check out Denis' fabulous work @ www.denis.co.uk


NEW BWW COLUMNISTS
15th February 2004

Check out the latest BWW columnist ZIGBOT who's just finished her third column with yet another great first-hand review of DAVID BOWIE's concert at The Joint in Las Vegas. Her previous two columns covered the Vancouver and Seattle gigs - [Read here]

There's still plenty more opportunity and room available for anyone else who'd like to become a regular columnist for BWW. Are you a budding up and coming journalist or just want to be heard? As long as the subject matter relates to David Bowie in some way that's all we need. It's your very own column/diary or whatever you wish to call it, you are totally free to write whatever you like, however you like, whenever you like. Monthly, fortnightly or weekly... you could even write under a pseudonym, you know, like what some of them proper writers do ;)

If you want some ideas or just want to see what competition you would be up against, you can read through the past columns here.

I guess this is as good a time as ever to give the other nineteen BWW columnists (yep I include myself) a gentle reminder to get their tired cold fingers tap-tap-tapping out their memories ;) - Now then, was that subtle enough? ;)


NEXT - A TRIBUTE TO JACQUES BREL
15th February 2004

Recently released is the compilation album NEXT - A TRIBUTE TO JACQUES BREL which features various artists including DAVID BOWIE.

The album is a fantastic homage to the incredibly talented Belgian artiste, whose work has influenced and inspired countless fans and famous admirers such as David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Scott Walker, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and many more. This superb collection includes some of these well-known fans paying tribute to Brel, with their own interpretations of some of his classics without abandoning the master's original incandescence and intensity. A great compilation for fans of Brel, that will also appeal to lovers of the 'chanson' genre and, undoubtedly, fans of the great artists who have contributed to this album. See below for the full tracklisting:

Next A Tribute To Jacques Brel      01. Scott Walker - Mathilda
     02. Dusty Springfield - If You Go Away
     03. DAVID BOWIE - AMSTERDAM
     04. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next
     05. Divine Comedy - Jackie
     06. Paul Armfield - Why Should It Be That Man Gets Bored
     07. Jimmie Rogers - The Lovers
     08. Dionne Warwick - If We Only Have Love
     09. Scott Walker - The Girls And The Dogs
     10. Ann Watts - Amsterdam
     11. Emiliana Torrini - If You Go Away
     12. Gavin Friday And The Man Sneezer - Next
     13. Marc Almond - Litany For A Return
     14. Nina Simone - The Desperate Ones
     15. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun


You can purchase Next - Tribute to Jacques Brel now and in the USA on import


AND I'LL KISS YOU IN THE RAIN
14th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed tonight in New Zealand at Wellington's Westpac Stadium in front of a 30,000 rain soaked audience. For the opening show of the Pacific Rim Tour 2004, the downpour lasted throughout the whole concert. It was torrential rain, but it did not dampen the fans, nor David's delight to be back in NZ for the first time since 1987.

NZ BWW'er Craig reports that David started by saying "Thank you for coming out in this shitty weather!" Some of David's other comments to the audience were... before performing 'All The Young Dudes', he asked the audience... "Is it too early to have a singalong?" Then after the song, his verdict was: "You're pretty damn good."

He introduced 'Slip Away' with the remark: "I used to get stoned at 5 o'clock in the afternoon with friends in New York and watch Uncle Floyd." At the end of the song he brought out his Stylophone "from 1968" and said you may remember this song and sang/played the first line to 'Space Oddity'. Everyone went berserk, but he said "But we're not playing that one" and gave the crowd the finger and a cheeky grin... "But we'll play this one for you" and played 'Starman'.

David dedicated 'Cactus' to a "little girl in a plastic mac" whom he reckoned looked like a Barbara! He also had fun towelling his face and hair due to the rain and played a mock air guitar with Earl Slick - "this is my air towel" he laughed, then drying his hair, said "now it's my hair towel!"

Craig goes on the say that David was in exceptionally good spirits and utterly magnificent. The twenty-eight song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. Slip Away

Snippet of Space Oddity on the Stylophone
     10. Starman
     11. A New Career In A New Town
     12. The Loneliest Guy
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Life On Mars?
     18. Be My Wife
     19. Days
     20. Hang On To Yourself
     21. Changes
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The New Zealand Herald: David Bowie at Westpac Stadium - [Read here]

Thanks to Craig Bridge in Auckland.

FOUR MORE USA DATES ADDED
14th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE, who is set to play his first New Zealand show in more than 16 years tonight, has added four dates to the second leg of his North American tour.

New to the schedule is a second concert at Berkeley's Community Theatre on April 17th, followed by shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 19th and at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on April 22nd. He will also play a second night at the Borgata in Atlantic City on May 30th.

Bowie's New Zealand show, in the capital of Wellington, at the Westpac Stadium marks the start of a month long Pacific Rim tour that will also take him to Australia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong.

The second North American leg begins in Philadelphia on March 29, with a handful of European festival dates scheduled for June and July.

Tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on various dates - [Reality 2004 dates]

(Ed. Officially unconfirmed but Ticketmaster are also showing date for Anaheim, CA on Fri 23rd April at The Theatre at The Arrowhead Pond)

DAVID DOWN UNDER
13th February 2004

David Bowie There are two articles in today's Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in Australia, both by Dino Scatena.

First up is an interview with David entitled 'Reality check' which took place in the dressing room at the Wiltern Theatre in LA. Besides a rather nice new colour photograph, highlights include:

..."It's just as big a buzz for me now as it was in the beginning. In a different way, you know - it's a bit more mellow. But overall, I couldn't possibly think of doing anything else."

..."I mean, I have batteries of fans that latch on to particular periods of what I have done - so you get all these different types turning up to the shows. I've had a bit of fun working with the set list. I think I've covered everybody, plus kept myself interested, as well."

You can [read the article here].

The second piece from Dino entitled 'Cross Bowie' mentions the Sydney apartment David used to own in Elizabeth Bay. David says: "I would come over for a month or so at a time," he says. "It was really, really fabulous. I loved being there. It was just a great place to be."

Read the [full article here].

Thanks to 96dbFreak for the pointer.

SECOND SHOW ADDED AT BERKELEY
13th February 2004

Mercury News are reporting that DAVID BOWIE is to play a second show at the Berkeley Community Theatre on Saturday April 17th.

Tickets for this intimate 3,500 seater venue are priced at $48.50 - $76.50 and go on sale to the general public on Sunday 8th February at 10:00am via Ticketmaster


BOWIE GETS ALL B.A.D.D. AGAIN
12th February 2004

The Real Deal Folks!! DAVID BOWIE has been supporting B.A.D.D. Bikers Against Drunk Drivers for over 18 years and has signed two donated Takamine 12 string acoustic guitars. David also personalised them with lyrics to Ziggy Stardust and Rock and Roll Suicide.

David gets BADD This eBay auction now underway, is for one of the two guitars. The winner will have the choice of the two. The other guitar will be given away along with a 2004 Boss Hoss or Harley Heritage Softail that David Bowie also signed for our 2004-5 fundraising promotion.

The guitars are signed as follows: "Ziggy played guitar" Bowie 2004 and the other "Time takes a cigarette" Bowie 2004.

This is your chance to own a piece of Rock and Roll History from rocks original Aladdin Sane!!

Money orders only please. The winner will receive a full tax deductable receipt for the winning bid.The guitar will be shipped in a hard shell case by UPS at winner's expense.

Find Bowie items on eBay

Thanks for the support - Danny Perkins B.A.D.D.

You can learn more about this charity by visiting www.baddcentral.com


BOWIE GETS SOME TIME OFF
12th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of the Australian Time Off magazine and there is also a great interview with the man as well! It is a free magazine in Brisbane (Australian), but their website has the full interview.

The interview entitled 'Shared Yearning' by Sean Sennett, was undertaken on the tour bus... Gazing out his tour bus window, Bowie is again enamoured with life on the road. "I'm somewhere between LA and Phoenix," he offers in his distinctive tone. "We’re travelling alongside the Coachella Mountains. It's quite spectacular and quite beautiful."

The tour bus has become Bowie's preferred mode of travel. Last night was the third of four nights in LA; then it's onto Phoenix, Vegas and New Zealand. Australia is just around the corner.

"I'm having a ball," he confesses. "We're five months into it and I'm not even vaguely bored. I'm having just a super time."

Check it out at timeoff.com.au

Thanks to Holly aka lilwonder for the pointer.


IT'S FREDDIE STARRDUST!
10th February 2004

In today's THE SUN online newspaper they are reporting a piece about fed-up John Wood who spent £10,000 to STOP looking like DAVID BOWIE - and turned into the spitting image of comedian Freddie Starr.

The pub landlord from Cardiff, in Wales had a facelift after years of being mistaken for the Ziggy Stardust legend.

You can read the full story here and view some photographs.

Thanks to Regina for the pointer :)


AND TALKING ABOUT REALITY...
10th February 2004

Click on the scan to check out the front and back packaging of the new DAVID BOWIE Reality 'DualDisc' (Cat. No. CN 90743) currently being "test-marketed" in Seattle and Boston only.

Reality DualDisc This is not to be confused with the Reality + Bonus DVD package from the UK, which is entirely different.

This 'DualDisc' is an experiment in which one side is a CD, the other side is a DVD with a multichannel 5.1 mix of the entire album playable on ANY DVD PLAYER (no special player required - this is neither SACD nor DVDA, it is just a regular DVD layer. Of course a surround receiver helps!), plus a longform music video in pure DVD quality that is rather surreal (takes place in a forest, and in a club, and inside of Bowie's head, and in a city) which I do not believe is available anywhere else yet. And a few other minor extras which you can see listed on the back. As you can also see on the back, the DVD portion is for American/NTSC televisions.

Even in these two cities (Seattle and Boston) only a very few select stores are part of this experiment. They aren't allowed to export it, not even to other stores in their own chains.

When I bought mine, a person with a clipboard came up to me and asked me to take a survey about what drew me to the product's kiosk.

Two other stores have the test-marketing kiosk: Newbury Comics at the Fresh Pond Shopping area, Cambridge/Somerville line (near Alewife T) and Newbury Comics on Needham Street, in the suburb of Newton $12.88 sale price at Newbury Comics by the way, plus tax! $16.99 list.

From Will B.


DUAL DISC BECOMES A REALITY
9th February 2004

Remember those new "flipper" CD/DVD discs I mentioned last year? Well... DualDisc the hybrid CD/DVD format has now officially become a reality with the release of DAVID BOWIE's new album Reality, along with twelve other artist titles in this new format.

Reality DualDisc DualDiscs are double-sided, on one, Compact Disc compatible digital audio at 44.1kHz 16-bit and on the other, DVD-Video, with the possibility of including high-resolution DVD-Audio content. Many uninformed industry commentators claimed DualDisc would be impossible, the obstacles being disc thickness and CD patents, but both issues have been overcome by a consortium of five major record labels - Sony Music, BMG, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal - all of which have titles amongst the initial batch of thirteen.

Identical in size and looks to a Compact Disc or DVD disc, the DualDisc offers consumers the option of playing the disc in either a CD player and or DVD player. The DVD-Audio technology, which includes Advanced Resolution, multi-channel audio and the option of including video footage, still images and photos, lyrics, and Web links. The result is a product that provides the consumer with an exciting new dimension to the recorded music experience.

Statement from Sony: "Sony Music today confirmed that it has joined an effort to test a new product in two markets. The product, known as DualDisc, offers dramatically expanded capabilities beyond those of the traditional CD by combining CD audio and DVD video on a single two-sided disc. DualDisc is playable on existing CD and DVD hardware, personal computers and game consoles. The new product capitalizes on the popularity of DVD by including a DVD compatible portion that can contain exclusive video footage, unique films or other video content that will help to expand the relationship between artists and their fans. In addition, the DualDisc features surround sound capabilities and web-based interactivity, and can provide maximum portability by including digital music files right on the disc. By combining music, video, interactivity and portability in a single disc, DualDisc will provide music consumers enhanced value and greater convenience. The test features releases from a wide variety of Sony Music artists, including AC/DC, Audioslave, David Bowie, and Good Charlotte."

The DualDisc packaging is similar to a standard CD jewel case, but with significant improvements. The hinge area is smaller than on a Jewel case, allowing room on the opposite side for a small lever, which opens the cover when pressed. When viewed from the front, the case has a curve on the right side that is both aesthetically pleasing and an easy visual identifier, signifying this is something more than just a CD. The dimensions are about the same as a Jewel case so it will fit in standard racks.

This new format has ONLY been released into the small test markets of Boston and Seattle in the USA.

So where can I find one of these new fangled discs I hear you cry? At the Tower Records in Cambridge, Massachusetts, there is a small kiosk near the main counter and spinning above it is a 5" disc. Tower Records have priced the DualDiscs at $18.99, which is above their CD pricing but less then most DVDs.

Thanks to Will and HighFidelityReview

DIAMOND DOGS 30th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE
9th February 2004

Tracklisting details have been announced on BowieNet for the forthcoming 30th Anniversary Edition 2cd release of DAVID BOWIE's 1974 album Diamond Dogs.

The package will come as a miniature reproduction of the original sleeve, housed in a slipcase with a booklet of rare pictures and related information, including a bonus disc of currently unavailable and hard-to-find tracks.

The specific release date in May has yet to be announced, but the tracklisting reveals:

Diamond Dogs CD 1:
     01. Future Legend (1.07)
     02. Diamond Dogs (5.56)
     03. Sweet Thing (3.38)
     04. Candidate (2.40)
     05. Sweet Thing (Reprise) (2.32)
     06. Rebel Rebel (4.30)
     07. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (4.02)
     08. We Are The Dead (4.54)
     09. 1984 (3.27)
     10. Big Brother (3.20)
     11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2.04)

Original photo concept for Diamond Dogs CD 2:
     01. 1984*/Dodo** (5:27)
     02. Rebel Rebel (U.S. Single Version) (2.58)
     03. Dodo (2.53)
     04. Growin' Up (2.23)
     05. Alternative Candidate (a demo for proposed 1984 musical) (5.05)
     06. Diamond Dogs (K-Tel Best Of Edit) (4.37)
     07. Candidate (Intimacy Mix) (2.57)
     08. Rebel Rebel (2003) (3.10)


From TotalBlamBlam @ BowieNet


VIC AND BOB CHOOSE DB ON TOTP2
8th February 2004

A 'Vic and Bob' TOP OF THE POPS special on BBC2 television is to feature DAVID BOWIE. Comedian Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer join Steve Wright to select their pick of the Top of the Pops archive. In this edition, music from The Darkness, Free, David Bowie, Small Faces, Pink and Squeeze.

The show starts at 18:45 this Wednesday 11th February and is to be broadcast on BBC2 Wales, BBC2 North East, BBC2 Scotland, BBC2 South East, BBC2 Northern Ireland, BBC2 West, BBC2 South, BBC2 Scotland, BBC2 London and BBC 2 North West all at 18:45 GMT.


FINAL SHOW OF CURRENT USA LEG
8th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed his last current USA show before trekking off to New Zealand next week for the Pacific Rim Tour 2004.

David and the band returned to the sold-out Wiltern in Los Angeles last night for their 54th show so far. Backstage celebs included: Gary Oldman, Edward Norton, Dermot Mulroney, John Stamos, Mary Stuart Masterson and a Reality sweater clad Rosanna Arquette - [View backstage photographs]

They performed for two hours and ten minutes, producing a twenty-eight song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Pablo Picasso
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fantastic Voyage
     05. I've Been Waiting For You
     06. Reality
     07. Looking For Water
     08. Fame
     09. Cactus
     10. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     11. China Girl
     12. A New Career In A New Town
     13. The Loneliest Guy
     14. The Man Who Sold The World
     15. Slip Away
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Life On Mars?
     18. Be My Wife
     19. Days
     20. Hang On To Yourself
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Blue Jean
     25. White Light, White Heat
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


You can view all the latest up-to-date 'A Reality' tour stats here.

WELL THE JOINT WAS ROCKING...
7th February 2004

The DAVID BOWIE bandwagon rolled back into Las Vegas last night and rocked The Joint for the second sold-out gig there in eight days.

David and his band performed a twenty-four song set list, which went a little something like this...

Hard Rock, Las Vegas by George Lyons     01. New Killer Star
     02. Looking For Water
     03. I've Been Waiting For You
     04. Let's Dance
     05. Fame
     06. Cactus
Hard Rock, Las Vegas by George Lyons     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. Pablo Picasso
     09. Under Pressure
     10. Life On Mars?
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Rebel Rebel
Hard Rock, Las Vegas by George Lyons     13. Fashion
     14. China Girl
     15. Days
     16. Changes
     17. Sound And Vision
     18. Ashes To Ashes
Hard Rock, Las Vegas by George Lyons     19. White Light, White Heat
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"
     22. Five Years
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust


Many thanks to George Lyons for sending in his photographs... [More here] and [Fan Reviews]

You can read other fan reviews by clicking on the A Reality 2004 Tour page. Click on date for set list, click on country for fan review.


BRITISH ROCK ROYALTY TRIBUTE SHOW
7th February 2004

DAVID BRIGHTON and SPACE ODDITY (the David Bowie Tribute act) will be performing at a post Grammys, entertainment industry event in Los Angeles. The theme is British Rock Royalty - with tributes to David Bowie, the Stones, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Time and place: Feb 9th at 8:00pm. House of Blues 8430 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069.

For ticket information - email: BowieLive@aol.com and/or visit the Space Oddity website at: DavidBowieTribute.com

From David Brighton.

DAVID AT THE DODGE IN PHOENIX
6th February 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the sold-out Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. David and band rocked through a twenty-four song set list, which as you can see below included a four-song Ziggy Stardust encore. The full set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Looking For Water
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Reality
     08. China Girl
     09. A New Career In A New Town
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Be My Wife
     17. Days
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

Encore:
     21. Hang On To Yourself
     22. Five Years
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Arizona Republic: Bowie turns back time in Phoenix show - [Read here and photo slide show].


PIXIES TO JOIN BOWIE IN SCOTLAND
5th February 2004

Recently reformed PIXIES have announced their first gig of their comeback tour will be at Scotland's T In The Park Festival, the same day as DAVID BOWIE.

Pixies will rock on the main stage on the first day of the event (10th July) along with Muse, The Darkness and David Bowie.

Tickets are on sale NOW via ticketmaster - Weekend 'Early Bird' tickets £70 (£75 thereafter) and tickets with camping £83 (£88 thereafter). Festival dates 10th and 11th July.


DAVID LIVE AT THE WILTERN #1
4th February 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE played the first of two sold-out concerts at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. David and his band performed a twenty-eight song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Pablo Picasso
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fantastic Voyage
     05. Blue Jean
     06. Reality
     07. Looking For Water
     08. Fame
     09. Cactus
     10. All The Young Dudes
     11. China Girl
     12. A New Career In A New Town
     13. The Loneliest Guy
     14. The Man Who Sold The World
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Hallo Spaceboy
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Life On Mars?
     19. Be My Wife
     20. Days
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Hang On To Yourself
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. White Light, White Heat
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


From Eight.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
4th February 2004

News just in that THE CHARLATANS are to support DAVID BOWIE at the Isle of Wight Rock Festival in England on June 13th...

Reminder that several of the newly announced DAVID BOWIE concerts go on general sale this coming weekend. Visit the 2004 A Reality tour pages for links to venue websites and ticket information...

I've already mentioned this publication the other month... but here it is again... The famous Glastonbury Festival is the subject of a major book to be published June 3rd. The book will feature the words of performers such as DAVID BOWIE, Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Chemical Brothers to reveal the inside story behind the music festival which began in 1970. The once small local festival is now an enormous summer event every year, drawing top acts from around the world. Written by John Shearlaw and Crispin Aubrey, the book uses rare photographs and interviews with everyone involved in the festival from ticket takers, fans, builders and the organisers...


DAVID SHINES AGAIN AT THE SHRINE
3rd February 2004

Last night, the second of DAVID BOWIE's two sold out concerts at The Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California took place. This concert marked the 50th show of the 'A Reality' world tour so far.

'Looking For Water' was played for the second time only during this tour (last performed 10th Oct 2003) and 'Starman' got an infrequent hearing. A snippet of Blur's 'Song 2' also got a quick blast.

David and the band performed a lengthy thirty-one song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Blue Jean
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Reality
     08. China Girl
     09. Slip Away
     10. Loving The Alien
     11. A New Career In A New Town
     12. The Loneliest Guy
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Life On Mars?
     18. Be My Wife
     19. Days
     20. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     21. Looking For Water
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Bring Me The Disco King
     27. Starman
     28. Hang On To Yourself
     29. Five Years
     30. Suffragette City
     31. Ziggy Stardust


A whole host of backstage celebs included: Frank Black (The Pixies), Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Ian Astbury (The Cult), Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Lisa Marie Presley, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Woods, Scarlett Johansson and Dominic Monaghan - [Click here for photos]


ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2ND NORTH AMERICAN LEG
2nd February 2004

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

02.02.2004: DAVID BOWIE ANNOUNCES 2ND LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN 'A REALITY TOUR'



Reality LA Tour Poster by Rex Ray New York, NY (February 2, 2004) - Due to overwhelming demand, DAVID BOWIE's sold-out and critically acclaimed "A Reality Tour" has been extended in North America with 29 additional dates at theatres, arenas and amphitheatres. Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading promoter and marketer of live entertainment, will promote and produce the tour, which is being presented by Audi of America. After the current leg of U.S./Canadian dates ends February 7 in Los Angeles, BOWIE will head to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Philadelphia March 29 for a trek that will conclude with two New York area shows June 4 and 5. Immediately following the new North American dates, BOWIE will revisit Europe and the U.K. - where the worldwide tour was launched last October - for select festival dates, including a headlining appearance at the Britain's Isle of Wight festival June 13.

The Polyphonic Spree will support the first half of the tour (March 29-April 30), while Stereophonics will open shows running from May 6-May 27. A special guest will be announced for the May 29-June 5 shows.

"A Reality Tour" finds BOWIE delivering some of the best performances of his career, merging material from his current critically hailed ISO/Columbia Records album REALITY ("New Killer Star," "She'll Drive The Big Car" and "Reality" among them) with songs from his illustrious body of work. Rotating set lists include songs such as: "Suffragette City," "Cactus," "Battle For Britain," "Under Pressure," "Sister Midnight," "I'm Afraid Of Americans," "The Man Who Sold The World," "Fantastic Voyage," "Rebel Rebel," "Hang On To Yourself" and "Heathen."

The new tour dates arrive as BOWIE earns some of the highest critical praise in his celebrated career. In fact, the tour was cited as the second "Best Tour" of the year after Radiohead in the "Critics' Picks" section in the Rolling Stone "Music Awards 2003" poll (2/5/04). The magazine also praised his sold out December 15 show at New York City's Madison Square Garden (1/22/04 issue): "Bowie keeps finding new ways to seduce a crowd and make fans come back for more. "Toward the end, he began busting out the surefire anthems, including a ferocious "Heroes," the timely 'I'm Afraid of Americans' and the climactic one-two punch of 'Suffragette City' and 'Ziggy Stardust'.

Here are the new North American tour dates:

With Special Guest: The Polyphonic Spree
     * March 29 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
     * March 30 Boston FleetCenter
     * April 01 Toronto Air Canada Centre
     April 02 Ottawa Corel Center
     April 04 Quebec City Pepsi Coliseum
     April 07 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
     April 09 Edmonton Rexall Centre
     April 11 Kelowna Skyreach Place
     April 13 Portland Rose Garden
     April 14 Seattle KeyArena
     April 16 Berkeley Community Theatre
     April 25 Denver (Loveland) Budweiser Events Center
     April 27 Austin The Backyard
     April 29 Houston Woodlands
     April 30 New Orleans Saenger Theater

With Special Guest: Stereophonics
     May 06 Miami James L Knight Center
     May 08 Atlanta Chastain Park
     May 10 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
     May 11 St. Louis Fox Theatre
     May 13 Hershey Hershey Park Pavilion
     May 14 London Labatt Centre
     * May 16 Washington Patriot Center
     May 17 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
     May 19 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theatre
     May 20 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
     May 22 Moline Mark of Quad Cities
     May 24 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
     May 25 Buffalo Shea's Performing Arts Center
     May 27 Scranton Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain

With Special Guest: TBC
     * May 29 Atlantic City Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
     June 01 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
     June 02 Uncasville Mohegan Sun
     June 04 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach
     June 05 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center

*Rescheduled Events - Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will be honored at the new show date. Itinerary subject to change.


GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR DAVID
1st February 2004

Congratulations to DAVID BOWIE on his nomination in the 46th annual Grammy Awards.

In the category for 'Male Rock Vocal Performance' here are the nominations:

     'New Killer Star' - David Bowie
     'Down In The Flood' - Bob Dylan
     'If I Could Fall In Love' - Lenny Kravitz
     'Gravedigger' - Dave Matthews
     'Return of Jackie and Judy' - Tom Waits


The awards ceremony will be presented next week on February 8th in Los Angeles, USA.


DAVID SHINES AT THE SHRINE
1st February 2004

DAVID BOWIE played in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium last night (31st Jan) which is the first of four sold out Reality dates in the LA area.

During the show, after performing 'Slip Away', which David ends using his Stylophone, he played a snippet of 'Space Oddity'.

Backstage celebrities included: Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor, Charlize Theron, Slash, David Spade, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger - [Click here for photos]

David and his band performed a twenty-seven song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. I've Been Waiting For You
     09. Slip Away

(Snippet of Space Oddity on the Stylophone)
     10. Days
     11. A New Career In A New Town
     12. The Loneliest Guy
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Life On Mars?
     18. Be My Wife
     19. The Motel
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Five Years
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Thanks to Briany and many others.

LABYRINTH COLLECTORS EDITION 2004
1st February 2004

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of LABYRINTH Collector's Edition on Tuesday 3rd February. This box set features a new Collector's Edition DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and hundreds of rarely seen elements from Henson's archives including photo galleries, storyboard images and concept art.

Labyrinth Collectors Edition 2004 The Box Set also contains exclusive Labyrinth collectibles such as rarely seen Character Sketch Cards by Brian Froud, a Collector's Edition booklet and a limited edition animation cell.

DVD Special Features New To This Edition:
     - Four Photo Galleries - Behind the Scenes / Cast / Characters / Concept Art
     - Vintage Posters Gallery
     - Storyboards
     - Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound

Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie Other DVD Special Features:
     - 'Inside the Labyrinth' making-of featurette
     - Theatrical Trailers
     - Talent Files
     - Digitally Remastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
     - Remastered in High Definition
     - Widescreen Presentation

Labyrinth Collectors Edition 2004 Subtitles: English, Spanish
     - Interactive Menus
     - Scene Selections

Labyrinth Collectors Edition 2004 Exclusive Collectible Items:
     - Limited Edition Animation Cell
     - Rarely Seen Character Sketch Cards by Brian Froud
     - Collector's Edition Booklet

You can order the Labyrinth (Collector's Edition Boxed Set) NOW and receive 15% discount.






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