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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2004 DATES


BOWIE BLASTS BOSTON
31st March 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed his sold-out rescheduled gig in Boston, MA, at the FleetCenter with a twenty-seven song set-list.

Robert E Klein: David Bowie and Gail Ann in Boston      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Hang On To Yourself
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Fantastic Voyage
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. Reality
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
Robert E Klein: David Bowie in Boston      15. Under Pressure
     16. Sound And Vision
     17. Days
     18. Quicksand
     19. Looking For Water
     20. Blue Jean
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Pablo Picasso
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"
Encore:
     25. Five Years
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Boston Globe: As himself, Bowie still a visionary with style - [Read here]
The Boston Herald: Easygoing Bowie proves even aging Rebels can rock - [Read here]

Set-list from CMLJR via Caroline (texting) and hunkydory88.

WIN A DB 'MEET AND GREET'
31st March 2004

DAVID BOWIE hits the stage at Rexall Place on Friday, April 9th and the Edmonton Journal, not only wants to put at the concert, but also backstage for a 'Meet and Greet' with the rock superstar.

Enter the contest and you could win the GRAND PRIZE: a meet & greet and photo with David Bowie, 2 tickets to the show and his latest cd 'Reality'. There will also be a chance to win one of five SECONDARY prizes: 2 tickets and his latest cd 'Reality'.

To enter the contest just fill out the form on their website - One Entry per person - please... additional entries will be deleted.

Winning entries will be chosen at random. The contest is open to all Edmonton and area residents 18 years of age or older.

Contest deadline: Noon, Monday, April 5, 2004.


CLOTHES ALWAYS FIT YA
31st March 2004

In the 'Best Dressed Man Ever' and 'Best Dressed Man of 2004' awards as named by GQ magazine, features DAVID BOWIE in a respectable fourth place in both categories.

The result of Britain's 50 best-dressed men of all time, David Beckham was voted in first place, Sir Winston Churchill came second, followed by Terence Stamp, David Bowie and Orlando Bloom.

GQ Editor Dylan Jones said of David Bowie: "He still puts more thought into the way he dresses, both professionally and privately, than any other famous person."

Best-Dressed Man Ever:
1) David Beckham. 2) Sir Winston Churchill. 3) Terence Stamp. 4) David Bowie. 5) Orlando Bloom. 6) Bryan Ferry. 7) Peter Sellers. 8) Patrick MacNee. 9) David Niven. 10) The Clash.

Best-Dressed Man of 2004:
1) David Beckham. 2) Jude Law. 3) Tom Ford. 4) David Bowie. 5) Orlando Bloom. 6) Freddie Ljungberg. 7) Jonny Wilkinson. 8) Jonathan Ross. 9) AA Gill. 10) Justin Hawkins.

Worst-Dressed Man of 2004:
1) Graham Norton. 2) Jeremy Clarkson. 3) Simon Cowell. 4) Jonathan Ross. 5) Laurence Llewelyn Bowen. 6) Chris Evans. 7) Jamie Oliver. 8) Jack Osbourne. 9) Chris Eubank. 10) Tony Blair.

Visit gq-magazine.co.uk where they will have a feature online shortly.


DAVID LIVE IN PHILLY
30th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE resumed his world tour last night with his 68th 'A Reality' concert so far. David and the band rocked the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA with a twenty-five song set list.

After the opening song he announced "Philadelphia. You crazy mother*******. This show is not postponed! ...anymore." and then launched into Hang On To Yourself.

There was a slight hiccup performing 'Quicksand' with David "drawing a blank", so they carried on the show with 'Life On Mars?' before returning back to the song once again with DB announcing to the audience "I'll be buggered if I don't get it right." The full set-list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Hang On To Yourself
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Reality
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Quicksand
(aborted)
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Quicksand
     17. Looking For Water
     18. Days
     19. Blue Jean
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
Philadelphia Inquirer: An Urbane Bowie of many fine voices - [Read here]

You can read several BWW fan reviews from Ragged and Naive, John Midget Dewees and Donovan by clicking here.

Set-list from Brent and HipPriest.

RESCHEDULED CONCERTS GET UNDERWAY
29th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE resumes his 'A Reality' world tour tonight after a two-week break with the rescheduled concert in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center.

Supporting David for the next leg of concerts are The Polyphonic Spree.

The other two rescheduled concerts are tomorrow (30th March) at the FleetCenter in Boston, followed by The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada on 1st April.

Today's Boston Herald newspaper are running a David Bowie interview entitled: 'Stardust memories: David Bowie faces the 'Reality' that is him on new tour' by Sarah Rodman - you can read the full article by [clicking here].


TOP RANK FOOTAGE UNEARTHED
29th March 2004

Unearthed, online and available for your viewing pleasure is some rare DAVID BOWIE 8mm footage filmed by Peter Fisher at the Top Rank, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire on 27th June 1973.

There are six-minutes worth of film in total, and with the footage going to auction shortly, the buyer is looking for a five-figure sum.

Visit www.taogallery.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bowie.htm for more information and details... and while you're there you can also download some free Bowie art.

From Pete F.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
27th March 2004

World-renowned FAITHLESS have a new album 'No Roots' that will be released on June 14th. The album includes some samples of DAVID BOWIE and soul legend Nina Simone. The British reggae performer LSK is also included in some of the new songs...

DAVID BOWIE is placed in Rolling Stone's list of 50 greatest "immortal" rock musicians ever, right behind John Lennon and in front of Simon and Garfunkel. The tribute is written by none other than Lou Reed. Visit rollingstone.com for more details and to see if you agree with their results - (from Gautam)...

And talking of LOU REED check out a great new fan based website New York City Man produced by Bettina...


MARK 'N' LARD: THE END OF AN ERA
26th March 2004

Today, sadly saw the end of an era with the last ever programme from MARK 'N' LARD on BBC Radio One.

No Shit Sherlock, Mark and Marc in 1999 The final show was a fitting end to the best ever DJ duo on the airwaves with tributes and messages from a whole host of artists including DAVID BOWIE who sent in a special message to the guys via telephone from Japan. David told them: "Goodbye chaps, it was all for the best - all of it." David said he first appeared on their show in 1995, when the pair sent a sleigh to collect him from his hotel.

You can listen in to the complete and final show here on the bbc.co.uk website.

Mark and Lard started working together on a late-night Radio 1 show and were briefly ensconed as the station's breakfast show hosts, before moving to the afternoon slot, where they have spent six-and-a-half years and attracted masses of loyal fans.

Highs for the duo include becoming an acquaintance of stars which included David Bowie, a boyhood hero of both. Radcliffe says: "When I was 14, and I bought David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, I sat in my bedroom and thought, 'Who is this fella?'" "I saw him at the Manchester Hardrock in Stretford, now a B&Q. Then, he asked me and Lard to introduce his show at the Hammersmith Odeon. We met him at the venue and he said: 'Come in and have a drink'. He was working on the set list and said to us: 'Do you think I should put Changes here?' It was the coolest thing, to meet a musical hero."

Marc, David and Mark in 1997 Lard also had the enviable task of introducing David onto the stage at the Manchester Academy in July 1997. And besides the Hammersmith Odeon 2002 gig mentioned above, the duo also introduced DB to the stage at the Move Festival in July 2002.

Besides numerous live studio and telephone interviews with David on their show over the years, there was the utterly fabulous "live band performance" at the Maida Vale Studios in London on 25th October 1999 [Photo Gallery 1] and [Photo Gallery 2].

And who can forget the live studio interview from 1997 where they managed to get David to take part in quiz games and best of all... actually read out the traffic reports. Fantastic stuff! Then a month later, David rang into the show for a second interview via Zargreb whilst touring... he then again gives the usual traffic report for their show stating: "There's no traffic in Zargreb!"

So what's lined up the future?... Mark Radcliffe will present on BBC Radio 2 from Monday to Thursday at 10:30pm from 7th June, while Marc "Lard" Riley will begin a new weekend show on BBC 6 Music from 3rd April.

You'll be pleased to the learn that Mark and Marc won't be getting divorced though, they will still be working together on other projects away from radio.

Sending out very best wishes to Mark and Lard on their brand new adventures :)


AUDI MOVE FORWARD WITH BOWIE
26th March 2004

McKinney and Silver's current advertising campaign for AUDI features the music of DAVID BOWIE. The TV spot, directed by Lance Acord of Park Pictures, depicts a series of four images that all contain the tagline, "Never follow.".

The song in the spot, created by Endless Noise, represents a progression. It starts out as an acoustic version of David Bowie's 1974 'Rebel Rebel,' morphs into the rock version and then into Bowie's 2003 'Never Gonna Get Old.'

"Bowie symbolizes the spirit of progressiveness and 'Never follow,'" Cude said about the musical choice.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
25th March 2004

To Major Tom: The Bowie Letters The excellent novel To Major Tom: The Bowie Letters by Dave Thompson has just been republished with a snazzy new cover. This interesting 368 page paperback will bring back poignant memories of Ziggy Stardust and all that golden glam 70s era for us oldies, whilst also giving a valuable insight to all you passionate bright young things who were just a little glint in your fathers eye ;) ...

A couple of DAVID BOWIE UK television programmes to watch out for towards the end of this month include Basquiat, starting at 23:50 on Thursday 25th March, showing on BBC 2 North West and David Bowie - Live by Request, starting at 00:30 on Wednesday 31st March, showing on ITV1 Granada and all other ITV regions...

Music publishers Music Sales Limited have just published the BEST OF BOWIE songbook which contains all thirty-nine songs from the UK version of Bowie's 2002 compilation album, plus an extra bonus song. Arranged for piano, voice and guitar with full lyrics and guitar chord boxes.

All the songs contained are: Space Oddity / The Man Who Sold The World / Oh! You Pretty Things / Changes / Life On Mars? / Starman / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / John, I'm Only Dancing / The Jean Genie / Drive-In Saturday / Sorrow / Diamond Dogs / Rebel Rebel / Young Americans / Fame / Golden Years / TVC15 / Wild Is The Wind / Sound And Vision / "Heroes" / Boys Keep Swinging / Under Pressure / Ashes To Ashes / Fashion / Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) / Let's Dance / China Girl / Modern Love / Blue Jean / This Is Not America / Loving The Alien / Dancing In The Street / Absolute Beginners / Jump They Say / Hallo Spaceboy (PSB remix) / Little Wonder / I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1) / Slow Burn (radio edit) / Everyone Says "Hi".

Click here to see the cover and song details. You can purchase now and receive a 29% discount...


BOWIE/DANDY'S SIGNED PRINT
24th March 2004

David Bowie / Dandy Warhols Dublin Poster Brand new and just in are these superb DAVID BOWIE / DANDY WARHOLS limited edition signed concert posters from the gig at The Point, Dublin on 22nd November 2003.

They are limited to 500 copies only and signed by the artist Darren Grealish.

Darren Grealish is now at the forefront in the Rock Art world after producing posters for some of the worlds top performers like Queens of The Stone Age, Flaming Lips and the White Stripes to name a few.

The size is 46 x 22cm and they are priced at only £11.99 / $22.18. Click on the poster to view a larger version. Be quick - these won't be on sale for long.

Click here DAVID BOWIE to purchase.


LOOKING AT IMAN
23rd March 2004

The final programme in the documentary series 'When Black Became Beautiful' currently showing on BBC2 features IMAN next weekend.

Entitled: 'Out Of Africa', the programme charts the discovery and early career of Iman, where she talks candidly about rivalries between models and the sheer ignorance shown by fashion journalists about her heritage.

The one-hour programme is broadcast next Sunday (28th March) at 7:00pm until 8:00pm GMT on UK BBC2.

Iman is also featured in the current issue of RADIO TIMES, there's a two-page interview that includes a great photo of D&I.


NEW FRENCH DATE IN JULY
22nd March 2004

DAVID BOWIE is to appear at the 'Les Voix Du Gaou' festival, Presqu'ile du Gaou, Six-Fours Les Plages, Ile De Gaou, South France (near Toulon) on Tuesday 6th July.

Tickets priced at 53 Euros go on sale tomorrow via www.voixdugaou.com or by telephoning the ticket hotline: + 33 4 94 74 77 79.


LABYRINTH COLLECTORS REGION 2 DVD
19th March 2004

All of you LABYRINTH fans in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Japan will be pleased to learn that the Region 2 DVD special collectors edition of the movie is to be released next month on 19th April by Columbia Tri-Star Home Video.

Labyrinth Collectors Edition DVD Region 2 Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East and Japan only)
     - Collector's Edition, PAL
     - Catalogue Number: CDR17209CE

Move and Release Information:
     Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
     Director: Jim Henson
     Classification: U
     Studio: Columbia Tri-Star Home Video
     DVD Release Date: April 19, 2004
     Run Time: 97 minutes

You can pre-order NOW for a mere £9.74 and save 25% on the list price.

Thanks to Mandy for the reminder.


SO I TELL THEM THAT...
17th March 2004

Released and available now is the eagerly awaited 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.

You can listen to an online sample of the track by visiting TowerRecords.co.uk

David Bowie arriving in USA 1971 The live acoustic section was recorded at a party at RCA executive/record producer Tom Ayres' house in Hollywood back in February 1971. See below for further details.

The photograph is David arriving in the USA for the first time ever in January 1971 at Dulles Airport, Washington DC. He was met at the airport by Mercury Records director of publicity Ron Oberman.


ARROW ROCK RELOCATED TO AMSTERDAM
17th March 2004

The DAVID BOWIE concert at Arrow Rock Festival that was scheduled for Friday June 11th, has been rescheduled to a different location: the ArenA in Amsterdam.

The concert organisers have announced: Unfortunately we were not capable of completing the Friday programme to our satisfaction, and it has therefore been decided to hold a separate concert for David Bowie in the ArenA in Amsterdam. The complete Friday programme in Lichtenvoorde is therefore not going to happen. We sincerely apologise for this. We understand you'll have a lot of questions and we'll answer them all on the website these upcoming weeks. Your ticket for Friday June 11th will be honored on the same date in the ArenA of course, and if you don't want to go to David Bowie in Amsterdam, you get your money back. The rest of the festival remains the same and more acts will be added to the line up soon.

Because the concert of David Bowie has been transferred to the ArenA in Amsterdam the following ticketing information might be importance to you.

A day ticket for Friday or a Festival ticket for three days, remains valid for the concert of David Bowie in Amsterdam. You'll get a Field place, standing. So if you own a three day ticket, you can go to David Bowie in Amsterdam on Friday, AND to Lichtenvoorde for the weekend. If you own a Friday ticket, you have normal access to David Bowie's concert in the ArenA.

People with a three day ticket who don't want to go to the ArenA on Friday and only to Lichtenvoorde for the weekend, can return their ticket to the address below and get a refund for their three day ticket. You'll have to get a weekend ticket instead, for the price of 90.

Return your ticket from April 1st till May 28th to:
TSN, o.v.v. Arrow, Eisenhowerlaan 118, 2517 KM Den Haag. - You'll get your 125 + 4 back.

You can do the same if you have a Friday ticket and you don't want to go to David Bowie anymore. Send your ticket back and you'll get your money back.

For the Arrow Rock Festival:
Day ticket: 50 (only for Saturday and Sunday)
Festival ticket (three days): 125 (NO LONGER FOR SALE)
Weekend ticket (June 12th and 13th): 90 (per person).
Camping ticket: 20 (per person, not per tent. Regardless of the amount of nights).

Visit arrowrockfestival.nl and amsterdamarena.nl for more information.


LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT BOWIE TICKETS?
15th March 2004

If you're looking for tickets to any of the forthcoming sold out DAVID BOWIE shows, you can advertise your FREE classified want ads in the BWW 'A Reality' Tour Ticket Exchange section.

Or alternatively, it might be worth Clicking here if you can't locate tickets elsewhere.


FOR I'M QUITE CONTENT...
15th March 2004

Released tomorrow in the USA is the eagerly awaited 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 purchase the soundtrack from the USA and also from the UK.


REALITY UK TOUR POSTERS AVAILABLE!
15th March 2004

Reality UK Tour Poster Update: Last few remaining in stock... 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. I have seen these going for over £80 each on eBay.

Be quick - these are selling like hot cakes - they 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 LIVE IN HONG KONG
14th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed their final show of the Far East leg of the 'A Reality' Tour in Hong Kong tonight.

Performing at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wanchai, Hong Kong, they played a thirty song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Hang On To Yourself
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Reality
     09. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Slip Away

(Snippet of Space Oddity)
     16. Looking For Water
     17. Quicksand
     18. The Loneliest Guy
     19. Be My Wife
     20. Sound And Vision
     21. Breaking Glass
     22. Fashion
     23. Ashes To Ashes
     24. White Light White Heat
     25. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     26. "Heroes"

Encore:
     27. Let's Dance
     28. Five Years
     29. Suffragette City
     30. Ziggy Stardust


From FingFing via the BWW MB.


H HILFIGER CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF
13th March 2004

Currently on sale in the US are some of the April premium magazines carrying the TOMMY HILFIGER sleek new campaign for Spring 2004 that features DAVID BOWIE and IMAN.

The new premium apparel line H Hilfiger advertising campaign features eight-pages of black and white photographs of D&I, which is printed on heavier stock high quality paper.

Magazines carrying the feature so far include: Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, W, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Interview and Rolling Stone.

Visit www.tommy.com and click on H Collection to see all the images from the photo shoot.

(Ed. I picked up the current issue of GQ here up north in the UK and there was no D&I inside. Maybe it's just the American issues currently running the campaign?).


BOWIE COMPETITION WINNER
12th March 2004

The winner of the DENIS O'REGAN / DAVID BOWIE competition is NIC HUGHES from Cambridgeshire!

His winning caption was: "People stared at the make-up on his face... From the iconic rouge and glitter of Ziggy Stardust onwards, Bowie's theatrical stage personae have been painted and powdered to perfection. This image vividly defines the the transformation of singer into star".

Nic has chosen a 45x30 inch aluminium-mounted print of David in his make-up room on the Serious Moonlight tour - he also wins a night at the legendary Miller's Residence and a bottle of champagne. Thank you for your wonderful entries, which were submitted from all over the world.

From Denis @ www.denis.co.uk


FINAL JAPANESE SHOW IN OSAKA
11th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE's final show in Japan took place tonight at Castle Hall in Osaka. After performing 'Slip Away', David had some fun with his band and then the audience by scratching on his Stylophone - is this the new experimental period he's been talking about? ;)

Some Cat From Japan on the BWW MB says: "David put on a superb show for us in Osaka. Everyone played excellently. David treated us to a quick improv on a little toy keyboard and the whole band joined in - a lot of fun."

David and the band performed a superb twenty-eight song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Hang On To Yourself
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Reality
     09. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Slip Away
     16. Looking For Water
     17. Quicksand
     18. The Loneliest Guy
     19. Be My Wife
     20. Sound And Vision
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Bring Me The Disco King
     25. A New Career In A New Town
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


David's final Far East show in Wanchai, Hong Kong at the Convention and Exhibition Centre takes place on Sunday 14th before they move back to the US to take care of the three rescheduled shows before then visiting Canada again in April.

You can read various fan reviews from the shows on the A Reality tour pages. Click on each date for the setlist and click on the country name for fan reviews.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
11th March 2004

Online at the TELEGRAPH website Jamie Dickson talks to DENIS O'REGAN about his days as DAVID BOWIE's tour photographer and his revealing new exhibition. Serious Limelight click here to read the full article...

The deluxe 2-CD 30th Anniversary edition of DAVID BOWIE's Diamond Dogs with bonus tracks is scheduled for release on 15th June...

Check out The Fall 2004 H Hilfiger Collection - Sexy sophistication. Eccentric elegance. Be the first to see the Fall 2004 H Hilfiger Collection. Inspired by campaign stars DAVID BOWIE and IMAN, the collection is eclectically rock 'n roll, yet sophisticated and glamorous, so you always look polished and pulled together.. Preview the collection now! Click here...


VISCONTI'S ON THE RIGHT TRACK
11th March 2004

RIGHT TRACK RECORDING's two new production suites, which were brought on line early this year, are each equipped with a Sky System One 5.1 surround monitoring system from Blue Sky. The Blue Sky systems provide the flexible and cost-effective new studio suites with top-tier surround monitoring capability at an affordable price. The value of Blue Sky monitoring was immediately put to use, as renowned engineer/producer TONY VISCONTI set to work on one of the first projects to use the new production suites and the Blue Sky 5.1 systems: the multi-channel remixes of DAVID BOWIE's classic 1974 concert at the Tower in Philadelphia.

The new studios are also fitted with extensive Pro Tools systems and Yamaha digital mixing consoles, offering additional recording options to complement one of the East Coast's largest scoring studios, which Right Track Recording opened in 2001.

For more information, go to www.abluesky.com and www.digitalprosound.com


LIKE SOME CAT FROM JAPAN #2
9th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE's second concert in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan Hall took place tonight. David and the band performed a cracking two and half hour, twenty-nine song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Hang On To Yourself
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fashion
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Reality
     09. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Slip Away

Snippet of Space Oddity
     16. Looking For Water
     17. Quicksand
     18. The Loneliest Guy
     19. Afraid
     20. Be My Wife
     21. A New Career In A New Town
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. Bring Me The Disco King
     26. Five Years
     27. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     28. Suffragette City
     29. Ziggy Stardust


To view all the latest up-to-date A Reality tour stats - click here

Thanks again to HP for the set-list.

LIVE AID FINALLY GETS DVD RELEASE
9th March 2004

The 1985 LIVE AID concert, one of the defining events in modern music, is to be released on DVD for the first time. Organisers will auction the rights to release the DVD after pirate copies were found for sale on the internet.

They are hoping to raise "a few million pounds" for charity and are aiming for a Christmas release.

The concert, split between London and Philadelphia, brought together stars including DAVID BOWIE, U2, Queen and Madonna - but has never come out on CD, video or DVD. Organisers have decided to allow the DVD release after realising bootleggers were making money from it - but none was going to charity. Proceeds from the DVD release will go to the Band Aid Trust, which still exists to relieve poverty and hunger in Ethiopia and the surrounding area.

Live Aid saw 72,000 pack into Wembley Stadium in London to see artists such as David Bowie, Wham! and Dire Straits. The 16-hour music marathon was completed at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium with acts including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Mick Jagger.

Live Aid eventually raised £40m. Half of the money was spent on food and half on long term development.

Read the full story here from BBC website.

Thanks to Liz for the pointer.

LIKE SOME CAT FROM JAPAN #1
8th March 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE and his band performed the first of two concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. They performed a twenty-six song list which ran as follows:

David Bowie in Tokyo Photo: AP      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. China Girl
     07. Never Get Old
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Looking For Water
     16. Quicksand
     17. Days
     18. Sound And Vision
     19. Be My Wife
     20. A New Career In A New Town
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Earlier on in the day, David held a press conference in Tokyo. Dressed in grey cargo pants and a hooded sweat shirt, he talked about "heading for another period of experimentation," and "I'm at a time when I'm collecting myself before I break all my own rules."

David Bowie - Photo: Koji Sasahara Below are links to stories mainly all from Associated Press, relating to his comments today:

First Coast News: David Bowie Says He's Experimenting Again - [Read here]
CBS: David Bowie on tour - [Read here]
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: David Bowie says he's experimenting again - [Read here]

Thanks to HP for the set-list.

ALL I'VE GOT IS SOMEONE'S FACE
7th March 2004

A new fly-on-the-wall documentary series CHANGE FOR THE BETTER? is currently showing on ITV1 Wales. The six-art programme looks at why and how people have cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Coming up on episode 4 showing Friday 19th March at 23:00 is a DAVID BOWIE lookalike who has booked himself in for a facelift but is concerned that he may lose this likeness after the operation.

No doubt there will be some lovely photographs online at www.htvwales.com next week.

(Ed. I'm not usually stuck for words... today I am).

UNDER JAPANESE INFLUENCE
5th March 2004

DAVID BOWIE brings his A Reality world tour to the land of the rising sun next week with three shows in Japan. Two concerts in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan Hall (8th and 9th March) and also one in Osaka at the Castle Hall on 11th March.

The shows are sponsored by Honda (Step WGN Spada) and Agnes B and if you visit their websites you can watch and listen to some special Bowie goodies. There's also a special message from David on the Honda website.

David Bowie Interview Also over on the Sony Japanese website you can view some photographs of the Bowie promotional displays produced by Agnes B for their window dressing.

There's also a David Bowie Special on their website which contains a four-part online interview, [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4], a biography, several music clips, promotional shop displays and an upcoming 'Bowie In Japan' feature.

Click here to view all the goodies.


Archive Series Vol 12 David Bowie And whilst I'm turning all Japanese with my online translator, be on the look out for this new David Bowie publication produced by Slogan and published by Shinko Music Pub. Co. Ltd.

As far as I can make out, the publication covers various Bowie era's including his concert tours, chronology, discography, videography, filmography, Iggy on Bowie and Vittel, etc.

Available now and priced at 1,890 Yen, (that's £9.26 at today's exchange rate) - it's entitled Archive Series Volume 12: David Bowie (ISBN 4-401-617848-3).

Visit www.slogan.co.jp/bowiearchive for more details and purchasing information.


OPENING SHOW OF THE FAR EAST LEG
4th March 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE and his band played in Singapore at the Indoor Stadium making it the 63rd Reality show of this world tour.

They performed a twenty-four song set list which ran as follows:

David Bowie in Singapore      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. China Girl
     07. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Afraid
     11. Sunday
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Looking For Water
     16. Quicksand
     17. Days
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

Encore:
     21. Changes
     22. Five Years
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
Channel NewsAsia: Fans pack Singapore Indoor Stadium for David Bowie concert [Read here]
Big O Worldwide: David Bowie live in de Singapura - Photos and Reviews [Read here]
The Straits Times: The man who stole the show [Read here]
The Business Times: Bowie wows [Read here]

From BowieNet and two Dianes

MUSICAL STORYLAND OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
3rd March 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE'S MUSIC IN SING-A-LONG CHILDREN'S BOOK AND CD ENTERTAINS AND EDUCATES YOUNG READERS


San Diego, CA - The official release date for the children's book MUSICAL STORYLAND is set for April 24, 2004. Music and lyrics written and performed by DAVID BOWIE provide themes for the soon to be released sing-a-long children's book, Musical Storyland.

This brilliantly illustrated read-a-long, sing-a-long text and musical disc helps children improve their reading skills while exposing them to music and visual art. This book is packed with mysterious and sometimes zany characters that mesmerize all audiences. Although this book is designed for children ages four and up, adults will also find themselves captivated by the incredible themes, catchy tunes and exceptional artwork.

This fully illustrated 32 page, jacketed, hardcover book contains a musical disc with 25 minutes of playing time and retails for $19.99. Contact Worlds In Ink Publishers, Inc for distributing and sales information at www.WorldsInInk.com.

Author JAMILLA NAJI's inspiration for the book was generated by her great appreciation of David Bowie's music and what she refers to as the "musical generation gap" she experiences with her daughter. She states, "Songs we all learned as young children have their time and place, but I hardly feel like singing them as an adult. This music is timeless and can be enjoyed by all ages."

The high quality and ingenuity of this book is the product of two and a half years of full time work by illustrator and author Jamilla Naji of San Diego, California combined with the design contributions of Chris Bryson at the Waxed Paper Press, New York. Universal Music Special Markets, TRO Essex Music, Inc., Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc, and Embassy Music Corporation provide the authoritative source material for this project.

Jamilla Naji is one of twelve featured artists this year at the San Diego ArtWalk fine art exhibition. ArtWalk will be held in the Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego, CA on April 24th and 25th from noon to 6:00pm. Jamilla will be displaying original artwork from Musical Storyland and signing books at this event. For more information on ArtWalk, please refer to the website www.artwalkinfo.com.

CONTACT:
Jamilla Naji
Phone: (619) 390-9129 or (619) 994-0041
Email: JamillaNaji@yahoo.com
Website: www.JamillaNaji.com



SUMMER FESTIVAL ROUND-UP
3rd March 2004

PINK has been added to the bill at Ireland's OXEGEN Festival which takes place at Punchestown Racecourse on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July. The confirmed line-up to date includes Main Stage headliner DAVID BOWIE, The Strokes, Irish festival debutantes The Darkness, Chemical Brothers and NERD on their first ever Irish date. Tickets for Oxegen will go on sale this Friday, 5th March...

Scotland's biggest music festival - T IN THE PARK - is to boast its best line-up this year when it takes place in Kinross, organisers have claimed. Already signed up are DAVID BOWIE, The Strokes, The Darkness, The Pixies and acclaimed Scots act Franz Ferdinand. DF Concerts said tickets for the event at Balado are selling at three times the rate of last year - tickets are on sale NOW...

JET will join DAVID BOWIE, The Who, and others at this year's ISLE OF WIGHT festival, which will take place June 11 to 13 at Seaclose Park in Newport, England. Other acts on the bill include British Sea Power, Snow Patrol, Groove Armada, The Electric Soft Parade, The Manic Street Preachers and The Charlatans UK. Confirmed acts for Sunday 13th are: David Bowie, The Charlatans, Suzanne Vega, Snow Patrol, The Delays and France v England live football...

Tickets are now on sale for various festivals and shows - click here for more information.


DAVID BOWIE'S MUSICAL STORYLAND
2nd March 2004

An exciting new book due for publication on April 24th is MUSICAL STORYLAND. It is a children's book that includes a CD with 10 songs written and performed by none other than DAVID BOWIE.

The sing-along book with musical disc features Words and Music by David Bowie, with Illustrations by Jamilla Naji.

FOR CHILDREN
Musical Storyland translates the spoken word to the written word through enchanting and unique song lyrics. The mysterious and sometimes zany characters in music written and performed by David Bowie make reading-a-long and singing-a-long exciting! The incredible themes, catchy tunes and exceptional artwork captivate young audiences. This book and musical disc package provide a source of healthy and exciting educational entertainment!

Musical Storyland by David Bowie CD Tracklisting:
     01. Uncle Arthur
     02. Rubber Band
     03. There Is A Happy Land
     04. Did You Ever Have A Dream
     05. Sell Me A Coat
     06. Come And Buy My Toys
     07. Maid Of Bond Street
     08. Love You Till Tuesday
     09. When I Live My Dream
     10. Ching-A-Ling


FOR ADULTS
Take some time out to escape from your world into a magical, musical, far away land. Set your imagination free and enjoy the curious, irresistible music and splendid artwork in this sing-a-long storybook.

Book and Musical Disc for sale exclusively in the United States for only $19.99. For Wholesale Orders Contact Publisher. To order Posters outside of the United States, contact publisher by e mail.

Contact Us Today to Order Musical Storyland.

From Worlds In Ink
Email: info@worldsinink.com
Website: http://www.worldsinink.com/
Phone: (619) 994-0041.

You can view more of Jamilla Naji fabulous artwork by visiting www.jamillanaji.com


NEW FLORIDA DATE ANNOUNCED
1st March 2004

DAVID BOWIE is to bring his A Reality Tour to Tampa, Florida on 5th May. The concert is to be held in the Carol Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are priced at: $41.00, $61.00 and $86.00 and go on sale to members Thursday, March 4, at noon. General public sales start on Saturday, March 6th at noon via Ticketmaster.

Tickets are available now for BowieNet members only.

More details can be found at tbpac.com


FINAL OZ SHOW IN PERTH
1st March 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE performed his final concert on the Australian leg of his A Reality world tour in Perth at the Supreme Court Gardens.

David and his band treated the audience to a twenty-seven song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. I've Been Waiting For You
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Pablo Picasso
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Looking For Water
     17. Quicksand
     18. Days
     19. White Light, White Heat
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. Changes
     24. Try Some, Buy Some
     25. Five Years
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


David starts his Far East leg of the tour in Singapore on Thursday at the Indoor Stadium.

From DavidG.

TWO NOMINATIONS FOR DAVID IN IRELAND
1st March 2004

Visit the Meteor Awards website The 2004 METEOR IRELAND Music Awards, Ireland's most exciting music event of the year, takes place at The Point Theatre in Dublin tonight.

The star studded event, which is now in its fourth year, will be hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain and televised by RTE.

In front of an audience of hundreds of fans, half the Irish media, and some of the biggest names in the music industry, the winners of the 2004 Meteor Ireland Music Awards will be announced, and for those not lucky enough to get a ticket, the whole star studded two hour spectacular will be transmitted on Network 2 on Wednesday, 3rd March at 9:00pm.

DAVID BOWIE has been nominated in two categories: 'Best International Male' and 'Best Live Performance'. The full list of nominees in both these categories are as follows:

     'Best International Male'
          David Bowie
          Nick Cave
          Justin Hawkins
          Josh Ritter
          Justin Timberlake
          Robbie Williams

     'Best Live Performance'
          David Bowie
          Coldplay
          Red Hot Chili Peppers
          The Rolling Stones
          Bruce Springsteen
          Justin Timberlake

Visit www.meteor.ie for more information and details of the event.

(Ed. Congratulations to David and all nominees - everyone keep your fingers crossed for David).


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
1st March 2004

Tonight is the final 'A Reality' concert on DAVID BOWIE's current Australian leg of his world tour. The final show takes place in Perth at the Supreme Court Gardens. Then it's on to Singapore for a concert on March 4th at the Indoor Stadium...

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

Reminder: Only FIVE 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...


BOWIE FAN TICKET CLASSIFIEDS
1st March 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."






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