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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2004 DATES



REMAINING BOWIE SHOWS CANCELLED
30th June 2004

Due to the continuing pain and extreme discomfort from a trapped/pinched nerve in his shoulder and to prevent possible further injury, DAVID BOWIE has been advised by his doctors to cancel his performances at the eleven remaining European dates throughout July.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the condition and in an effort to give fans as much warning as possible, (and indeed, to aid promoters in finding a replacement headliner in time for the festival dates) David very reluctantly agreed to take the advice.

David, and everybody involved with the tour, is very sorry for the hardship that this difficult decision may have caused. We realise that many of you will have lost money on non-refundable travel and festival tickets.

But, anybody that knows David will understand that he doesn't take these decisions lightly and I'm sure you all realise how bad he will be feeling about not being able to complete the tour.

From BowieNet.

ROSKILDE PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
29th June 2004

Due to continued discomfort caused by a trapped nerve in his shoulder and under ongoing doctor's orders, DAVID BOWIE will not now be performing in Denmark at the Roskilde Festival this coming Friday (2nd July).

From BowieNet.

NEXT TWO SHOWS CANCELLED
27th June 2004

Due to continued discomfort caused by a trapped nerve in his shoulder and under ongoing doctor's orders, DAVID BOWIE will not now be performing in Vienna and Salzburg this coming Tuesday (29th) and Wednesday (30th) .

Refunds will be available from the point of purchase.

From BowieNet.

I LEANED BACK ON MY RADIO
27th June 2004

Make sure you tune into RADIO 2 this coming Tuesday (29th June) at 20:30 GMT.

Rock's Beating Art: In this week's final Vox Pop, critic PAUL MORLEY outlines a parallel history of rock music - not the one which stems from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, but instead a more conceptual journey, originating in the experimental music of Stockhausen, LaMonte Young and John Cage.

With contributions from DAVID BOWIE, Brian Eno, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Byrne and Peter Hamill.

You can listen in online via the bbc.co.uk website.


HERALD BOWIE ON A SUNDAY
27th June 2004

Check out a nice piece entitled: 'Star Fan' in today's SUNDAY HERALD newspaper in Scotland where DJ MARC RILEY talks about his big man love for OLLIE BEAK... oh and that well know "chameleon rocker" DAVID BOWIE - [Read article here]...

And in the very same newspaper is another interesting piece entitled 'We could do heroes' where they ask some of the bands and artists performing at T In The Park which DAVID BOWIE songs would they cover at the event... [Read article here]...

And last but not least, also a KATIE MELUA interview where when asked who she's looking forward to seeing at T in the Park, she exposes the giggling teenage music fan within... "I'm such a big David Bowie fan," she says. "I'm hoping to meet him, but I'll just be so completely excited about it I'll not know what to say. I'll be a complete nervous blabbering wreck."... [Read article here]...


WANNA DO "HEROES"?
27th June 2004

Many of you have emailed in to ask about the WANADOO commercial and exactly who is it performing the instrumental version of the DAVID BOWIE and BRIAN ENO song "Heroes".

After quite a bit of research and eventually someone speaking with the marketing department, slipping them a fiver and three bottles of Budweiser ;) they discovered the arrangement belongs to a guy called NATHAN LARSON (aka Hot One Inc).

The piece was produced specifically for the 'Wanadoo' advertising campaign and there are no plans to make the track more widely available.

Before some of you go ogling the net... you can get more information at... yes you guessed it... www.nathanlarson.com - some interesting reading there... go check it out.

Thanks to Terry.

SOUTHSIDE PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
26th June 2004

Tonight's planned performance by DAVID BOWIE at the Southside Festival 2004 in Neuhausen ob Eck, in Germany has been cancelled due to David's trapped nerve.

The statement on the Southside Festival website reads:

Dear festival friends, we have bad news - David Bowie had to call off the Southside Festival. "Under doctors orders David Bowie will not be performing at tonight's Southside Festival in Germany. This is due to a trapped nerve."

(Ed. Wishing you a speedy recovery David - get better soon)

GLASTONBURY FIRST TIME AROUND
25th June 2004

Reported in THE MIRROR the other day, Glastonbury Festival boss MICHAEL EAVIS was asked to name his top ten acts of all-time at the festival. Included in his list was DAVID BOWIE.

"He was just breaking as a star and wandered in on foot, hair down to his waist and a guitar over his back. We recorded his set on a little recorder. The festival was free and Bowie's music matched the mood of the moment. We didn't know he would be a superstar."

You can read the full article here and see which other acts he named.


YOU KNOW I HAD A BIG HURT
23rd June 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed tonight in Czech Republic, Prague, at the T-Mobile Arena. Unfortunately, after halting the show and leaving the stage several times, David had to cancel the show due to a trapped nerve in his shoulder.

JamesD at the show reports: 'After about half-an-hour, David had to finally succumb to the pain of a trapped nerve in his shoulder, which was sending excruciating pain over to his chest. Everyone could see the pain he was in, but he tried his best to complete the show. The anguish was so visible on his face when he finally had to concede defeat, but as far as I'm concerned I got my monies worth...

The fifteen songs performed were as follows:

     01. Life On Mars?
     02. Rebel Rebel
     03. Fame
     04. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     05. Cactus
     06. The Motel
     07. New Killer Star
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. Reality
(David leaves the stage, band carry on)
     10. A New Career In A New Town
     11. Be My Wife
(Vocals by Catherine Russell)
(David returns)
     12. China Girl
     13. Modern Love
     14. Station To Station
(halted)
(David and band leave the stage for 10 minutes)
     14. Station To Station (Restarted)
     15. The Man Who Sold The World
(Show ends after intro to Changes)

Setlist and fan review from JamesD - [Read here].

Reports:
Herald Sun: Bowie bows out in Prague - [Read here]
Reuters: Bowie halts Prague concert with shoulder pain - [Read here]
The Daily Telegraph (Australia): Bowie show ends early - [Read here]


DASDING TO BROADCAST SOUTHSIDE
22nd June 2004

The Southside-Festival, Southern German's biggest Rock-Festival, starts this Friday. From 4 pm on Friday (25th June) DASDING, the youth-channel of the public South-West-German Broadcasting Company (SWR), is broadcasting the performances with live TV pictures on the Internet.

This means: internet users do get the chance to view the performances of top-acts like DAVID BOWIE, The Cure, Cypress Hill, Placebo, Beatsteaks and many more in real-time on their computer screens.

David performs on Saturday 25th June and is scheduled to start his performance at 23.45 until 01.00 (22:45 GMT).



More information and times can be found at www.dasding.de and at www.hurricane.de the official festival website.

From Anja Rieger Südwestrundfunk (SWR) / DASDING Kommunikation / Marketing.

DAVID LIVE AT THE PROVINSSIROCK
21st June 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night in Finland in Törnävä, Seinäjoki at the Provinssirock Festival.

David and the band played a twenty-seven song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fame
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. The Motel
     05. Cactus
     06. New Killer Star
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. Reality
     09. China Girl
     10. Life On Mars?
     11. Modern Love
     12. Sister Midnight
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Changes
     15. The Loneliest Guy
     16. Pablo Picasso
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. The Supermen
     20. Quicksand
     21. Be My Wife
     22. Diamond Dogs
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust



LOLLIPOP THROWER HITS DAVID BOWIE IN THE EYE
21st June 2004

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Halfway through his third song at a Norwegian music festival, an object came flying out of the crowd and hit DAVID BOWIE in the eye.

It was a lollipop, probably sent as a message of adoration since Norwegians call the hard candy "love on a stick."

Bowie wasn't seriously injured at Friday's Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo. He backed off the runway, hunched over, and was assisted by his set crew.

Within moments, he was facing the crowd of 7,500. Swearing at the unknown culprit, Bowie said he only had one good eye. The other eye had been damaged in a childhood fight.

"Lucky you hit the bad one," Bowie said, demanding to know who threw the lollipop. No one standing in the cold and drizzle came forward.

Bowie grumbled about the person or persons responsible hiding in the crowd. Then, regaining his composure and sense of humor, the 57-year-old singer said he was going to punish the audience by making the concert extra-long.

Later, during what the Norwegian media called one of his best concerts ever, Bowie continued to joke about the incident. He threw one of his guitar picks into the crowd, then asked if he'd hit someone in the eye. "Oh, maybe I have to hide in the band," he joked.

Norwegian newspapers tracked down a young woman who claimed to be behind the mishap. They didn't publish her name, but said she claimed it was an accident.

The artist's official Web site said the eye was checked and wasn't seriously injured.

As for Bowie, he played 27 songs over nearly two hours and 20 minutes.

From Associated Press.

SEE NOTHING BUT PAIN
19th June 2004

DAVID BOWIE brought his 'A Reality' tour to the Norwegian Wood Festival, in Oslo, Norway last night.

After he played song number three 'Battle For Britain (The Letter)' one moronic fan threw a lollipop in David's direction. Unbelievably it caught him in his left eye, forcing him to stop the show for a short time.

Some of the news reports worldwide over sensationalised the accident, and several of David's quotes were taken well out of context. They also made the most of one particular photograph - the lollipop didn't actually get stuck, it hit his eye and fell to the floor. His security guy ran over to check out the injury which was not serious. David calmed down almost immediately after the incident and started joking about it, and as a punishment, he played 'Cactus'.

The official Norwegian Wood Festival website issued the following statement:

There was a very unfortunate incident at the start of David Bowie's concert at the Norwegian Wood-festival in Oslo June 18th. Twenty minutes into the concert a lollipop was thrown from the audience onto the stage. It struck David Bowie right above his left eye.

David Bowie impressed the 7,000 capacity crowd by continuing the show after a 2-minute break. He went on to deliver a great 2 hours and 20 minutes performance.

The festival sends sincere apologies to David Bowie for what happened. We have no reason to believe that the person who threw the lollipop intended to hit him or hurt him.

The Norwegian newspaper 'Dagbladet' has today an interview with the fan that caused the mishap. She is a girl in her thirties, a devoted Bowie-fan since she was 12. She had travelled to see Bowie in Bergen Thursday and at Norwegian Wood in Oslo the nest day. She insists that was accidental as someone pushed her as she was waving with her hands. She was shocked to see it hit him, and very very sorry.

Some times people throw teddy bears or flowers for artists. This was a lollipop that got speed and rotation and the incredible misfortune of hitting Bowie over his eye.

The Norwegian word for lollipop is 'Kjærlighet på pinne'. Directly translated that means 'Love on a Stick'. Norwegian media are writing that Bowie was hurt by love, but gave one remarkable and for many reasons unforgettable set.


David and the band performing in front of 7,000 fans in the pouring rain for 2 hours and 20 minutes, played a twenty-seven song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fame
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Cactus
     05. Sister Midnight
     06. New Killer Star
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. Reality
     09. China Girl
     10. Life On Mars?
     11. Modern Love
     12. Afraid
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Changes
     15. The Loneliest Guy
     16. Hallo Spaceboy
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. The Supermen
     20. Quicksand
     21. Be My Wife
     22. Panic In Detroit
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
Expressen: Här får Bowie klubban i ögat - [Read here]
Dagbladet: Skadd av kjærlighet - [Read here]
Leonemafia: Photographs - [Read here]
XFM: Fan's love almost blinds David Bowie! - [Read here]
BBC: Lollipop hits Bowie in eye at gig - [Read here]

Thanks to Jørn A, Robert V, Arne K and Tormod for news, set-list and pointers.

VENUE CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
19th June 2004

Two scheduled DAVID BOWIE shows at Prague and Salzburg are to be moved indoors due to inclement weather, so David can present his production properly as it was meant to be seen, in arenas.

Therefore, the June 23rd Prague T-Mobile Park will now be held at:
T-Mobile Arena: Za Elektrarnou 419, Prague 7, Czech Republic.

All tickets purchased for this concert previously scheduled at the T-Mobile Park will be honoured.

Doors will open at 18:00. The running order will now be: 20:00 Tata Bojs - 20:40 Intermission - 21:10 David Bowie.

Secondly, the June 30th Salzburg Residenzplatz show will now be held at:
Salburg Arena: MesseZentrum Salzburg GmbH, Am Messezentrum 1, A-5020, Salzburg

The times for this show remain unchanged.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these changes may cause you, but we hope you will agree that they are in the best interests of everybody involved.

rom BowieNet.

BOWIE AT THE BERGEN FESTIVAL
18th June 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed at the Bergen Festival in Norway last night. David and the band played a twenty-four song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. Fashion
     07. Reality
     08. China Girl
     09. Looking For Water
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Ashes To Ashes
     15. The Supermen
     16. Quicksand
     17. Station To Station
     18. Panic In Detroit
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

Encore:
     21. Heathen (The Rays)
     22. Diamond Dogs
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust



MASH UP CONTEST WINNER
17th June 2004

DAVID CHOI an 18-year-old Californian has won the DAVID BOWIE Mash Up Remix Contest.

His winning mash-up entry entitled 'Big Shaken Car' was chosen by a panel of judges that included David himself. By using a combination of 'She'll Drive The Big Car' from the album, Reality and 'Shake It' from Let's Dance, he created his winning mash up.

Choi, who finished high school last week, is celebrating his graduation with his grand prize, a 2004 Audi TT Coupe.


HE'LL DRIVE THE BIG CAR
16th June 2004

DAVID BOWIE is to appear live on BBC RADIO TWO today at 17:00 GMT on the JOHNNIE WALKER Show 'Drive Time'.

David will talk about his 40 years in the music business and his new single 'Rebel Never Gets Old'.

40 years ago, Davie Jones, soon to be David Bowie, released his first single. 29 years ago he declared that "there will be no more rock 'n' roll records from me". This week he headlined the Isle of Wight Festival and released his latest single Rebel Never Gets Old... and for the first time in living memory, David Bowie is on Radio 2 and Jonathan Ross is nowhere to be seen.

You can listen in online via the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/walker/ - the two-hour programme starts at 17:00 until 19:00 GMT.


AND THE BITS FLEW AND WIDE
15th June 2004

The BWW Poster Store has four new DAVID BOWIE posters and photographs available. A brand new shot of David live on stage during the current A Reality tour, a live Glass Spider tour shot, a black and white with Bob Dylan and a new 'hours...' promotional poster - [Click to View] - if you're quick you will still catch the current sale with a 17% special discount...

Check out the latest writings from BWW Columnist ZIGBOT with a fine review of DAVID BOWIE's show at Jones Beach - [Read here]...

Featured in today's DAILY STAR newspaper on page 19 was a fabulous large colour photograph of DAVID performing at the Isle of Wight Festival...


DAVID ROCKS THE ISLE OF WIGHT
14th June 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the Nokia Isle of Wight Festival. In front of 35,000 festival goers, David and the band played a twenty song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. Fame
     07. Reality
     08. China Girl
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Under Pressure
     13. Ashes To Ashes
     14. Quicksand
     15. Station To Station
     16. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     17. "Heroes"

Encore:
     18. Heathen (The Rays)
     19. Suffragette City
     20. Ziggy Stardust


The Channel 4 TV highlights last night saw two songs broadcast from the show, 'All The Young Dudes' and "Heroes".

Reviews:
Virgin Radio: Bowie photographs from the IoW Festival - [View here]
Isle of Wight County Press: Big finish for sunshine festival - [Read here]
The Guardian: Isle of Wight Festival - [Read here]
Undercover: Bowie plays the Isle of Wight - [Read here]
BBC: Thousands rock at island festival - [Read here]
NME: Bowie rolls out the hits at IoW - [Read here]
Herald Sun: Bowie gets kicks - [Read here]


ORIGINS OF A STAR MAN
14th June 2004

Released today is a brand new unauthorised DVD Region 2 release entitled: DAVID BOWIE: ORIGINS OF A STAR MAN.

Packed with exclusive interviews, featuring an unauthorised biography which follows his early career from The Konrads and The Buzz, early solos and The Spiders from Mars. This documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, revealing how even through all his images, characters and personas, there is only one David Bowie. A must for any fans collection.

David Bowie: Origins of a Star Man DVD DVD Features:
     - Special Feature Information:
     - Digital David Bowie Fan Quiz
     - Extensive Bowie Discography
     - Main Language: English
     - Classification: Exempt

Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East inc Egypt)
     - Running Time 60 Minutes. PAL
     - Catalogue Number: CVIS363

You can order now and receive a 25% discount! List Price: £12.99. Our Price: £9.74. You Save: 25%.


THE DOGS BOLLOCKS!
12th June 2004

Check out THE TIMES online website for a review of DAVID BOWIE's newly released Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition. Reviewer Dominic Wells gives the special release an excellent 5 star review.

The 2CD also comes with an informative booklet written by the Bowieologist David Buckley, and it replicates the original, undoctored gatefold sleeve, depicting Bowie as a freak with a human torso and a dog's lower half - a lower half that proved rather too anatomically realistic for the record company of 30 years ago, which brought out the airbrush. This re-release is, then, quite literally the dog's bollocks.

You can read the review online at www.timesonline.co.uk


T IN THE PARK WITH SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
12th June 2004

Don't miss this weekend's Scotland on Sunday newspaper for your opportunity to meet and greet Scotland's best band of the moment, Franz Ferdinand. And up close and personal interview with the legendary DAVID BOWIE PLUS behind the scenes secrets, interviews and highlights from the weekend's best acts.

Visit scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com for more details.

Thanks to Jackie/David for the pointer.

THERE'S A SAILOR WHO SINGS
11th June 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE performed in Holland at the Amsterdam ArenA for his opening show of his 'A Reality' Summer European leg.

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

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Panic In Detroit
     06. Reality
     07. Fame
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Heathen (The Rays)
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Under Pressure
     14. China Girl
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Quicksand
     17. Hang On To Yourself
     18. Station To Station
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

Encore:
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. Diamond Dogs
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust


You can click here to see the latest up-to-date A Reality Tour stats and other miscellaneous information.


DAVID, PETER AND THE WOLF
11th June 2004

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin...All set for release this month on 21st June 2004 is Prokofiev's PETER & THE WOLF wonderfully narrated by DAVID BOWIE and performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy.

Tracklisting:

David Bowie: Peter and the Wolf CD      1. Prokofiev - Peter & The Wolf
     Narrated by David Bowie
     The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy

     2. Britten - Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra
     Narrated by Hugh Downs
     Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler

     3. Saint-Saens - Carnival Of The Animals
     Narrated by Hugh Downs
     Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler


This 2004 issue UK CD by BMG (Cat. 82876623572 2) features the classic reading of Prokofiev's perennial favourite from 1975. With David narrating the well-known fable with his usual eloquence and style, whilst also giving instructions for children to understand how the music corresponds to the story, with accompaniment from The Philadelphia Orchestra. Also included are Britten's 'Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra' and Saint-Saens 'Carnival Of The Animals' with narration by Hugh Downs).

You can order Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf Now!


ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL UPDATE
10th June 2004

As the island prepares itself for 35,000 festival revellers, rock band THE LIBERTINES, who had been due to play on Sunday, have pulled out of the festival earlier this week because of health problems with singer/guitarist Pete Doherty.

ALFIE were also due to play on Sunday, but they too have had to pull out after Lee Gordon broke his wrist.

The Sunday has now been re-arranged to compensate for the cancellations, with The Charlatans playing slightly earlier on the Sunday. The Euro 2004 England v France game will be shown in full with David Bowie rounding off the Festival.


ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL COVERAGE
8th June 2004

CHANNEL 4 television are to broadcast DAVID BOWIE at the Isle Of Wight Festival. Selected highlights from the last two days will be broadcast next Sunday 13th June just after midnight at 12:40 until 1:45am.

The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival: Featuring Saturday's closing headliners The Who and highlights from Sunday's line up, including live performances and interviews with David Bowie, The Charlatans and Snow Patrol.

The previous night, Saturday, Channel 4 feature highlights from the first two days. That programme starts at 12:35am until 1:40am.

In Wales, S4C are broadcasting slightly later at 1:05am until 2:05 am (1 hour long).

Also this week's TV Choice magazine features db on page 5 with a nice colour photograph and a piece about the IOW Festival.

The VIRGIN RADIO web site will have full coverage of the Nokia Isle of Wight Festival - including pictures of the acts live on stage. With a dedicated team on-site, a cutting-edge 180-degree panoramic webcam, and backstage access, giving you the fullest possible coverage online. Make sure you visit throughout the weekend at www.virginradio.co.uk


DB NOMINATED IN MOJO AWARDS
8th June 2004

DAVID BOWIE has been included in the shortlist for the inaugural Mojo magazine awards. The Mojo Honours List winners will be announced at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London, on 22nd June.

"This is about music that's built to last and that has provided us with the soundtrack to our lives," said Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander. The shortlist for the Mojo icon award, voted for by the listeners of Mojo Radio, features David Bowie, Kate Bush, Marvin Gaye, Morrissey and Prince.

The Mojo inspiration award category, which organisers say reflects artists who have influenced others, includes Joe Strummer, Arthur Lee, The Smiths, David Bowie and Johnny Cash.

Read more here at the BBC news website.


DOUBLE DIAMOND DOGS OUT TODAY
7th June 2004

After much anticipation, today sees the eagerly awaited release of DAVID BOWIE's legendary 1974 album DIAMOND DOGS produced as a 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition by EMI (Cat. No. 5778572).

You can purchase this special edition NOW or via CDWow for only £10.99! Which includes free posting and packaging anywhere in the world!

Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition DISC: 1
     01. Future Legend
     02. Diamond Dogs
     03. Sweet Thing
     04. Candidate
     05. Sweet Thing (reprise)
     06. Rebel Rebel
     07. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
     08. We Are The Dead
     09. 1984
     10. Big Brother
     11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

DISC: 2
     01. 1984/Dodo (from Sound + Vision box)
     02. Rebel Rebel (US Single Version, from Sound + Vision box)
     03. Dodo
     04. Growin' Up
     05. Alternative Candidate (A Demo for proposed 1984 Musical)
     06. Diamond Dogs (K-Tel Best Of... Edit)
     07. Candidate (Intimacy mix)
     08. Rebel Rebel (2003)


Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition - Purchase NOW

The US version is released next week on June 15th by Virgin Records - Order here NOW!


LOCKED IN TOMORROW'S DOUBLE FEATURE
7th June 2004

There's a extra double feature helping of the 'Loving The Alien' cartoon strip from BW Columnist M.A. TORVELL now online for your entertainment pleasure.

This tongue-in-cheek comic strip adventure features star-struck Landlord John who lives with his tenants David Bowie and his faithful Diamond dog, Gary Numan and Morrissey - [Read here]


BOWIE BIBLE PUBLISHED TODAY
7th June 2004

The Complete David Bowie Published today is the Expanded and Updated Third Edition of NICHOLAS PEGG'S excellent book THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE.

Published by Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, this new edition (ISBN 1-903111-73-0) has been revised and expanded to 634 pages.

The Complete David Bowie has been extensively revised and updated to include all the latest developments in Bowie's career, and the new edition also expands on previous chapters to provide even more detail and analysis than before.

'There have been so many exciting developments in David Bowie's career over the last couple of years that it's been quite a challenge to keep up with him,' says author Nicholas Pegg, 'but that's what makes Bowie such a fascinating artist to write about.'

'The encyclopaedic nature of the book means that every chapter needs constant revision,' Pegg explains. 'It's been a long and thorough overhaul incorporating fresh nuggets of information on almost every page. The last edition was nearly 400,000 words in total, but the new one is over 450,000! This is without a doubt the most thorough edition yet.'

As before, The Complete David Bowie will include:

* The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day.

* The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'.

* The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show.

* The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's work on stage and screen.

* Dateline - the most exhaustive day-by-day calendar of Bowie's career ever published.

* Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

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32 YEARS OF ZIGGY STARDUST
6th June 2004

Another special day for DAVID BOWIE... Today marks the 32nd year anniversary of the release of his immortal rock 'n' roll album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'.

Recorded at Trident Studios in Soho and released on 6th June 1972 on RCA Records, this monumental album tells the story of Ziggy Stardust - the definitive rock star.

The album was voted this month by Q magazine writers into 6th place in their 'Best 50 British Albums Ever'. With the possible exception of The Beatles 'Revolver', how on earth 'London Calling' (The Clash), 'OK Computer' (Radiohead), 'Never Mind The Bollocks (Sex Pistols) and 'Definitely Maybe' (Oasis) can be placed higher beggers belief. Track for track, Ziggy wipes the floor with the lot of them.

Ziggy Stardust - still 'to be played at maximum volume'.


DAVID LIVE IN HOLMDEL
6th June 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed his final 'A Reality' US leg 2 concert in Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center, before he kicks off his Summer 2004 European leg on 11th June in Amsterdam at the ArenA.

David and the band performed a twenty-seven song set list including the first verse and chorus of one very special anniversary song.

Donovan reports on the BW MB: 'It was an outstanding show tonight he really mixed it up, he did 1/2 or so of his "first single released exactly 40 years ago on June 10, 1964" 'Liza Jane' by David Jones. He did a verse and chorus and then cut it saying "Thank goodness I won't have to do that one again for another 40 years."

Also during the show he cut 'The Man Who Sold The World' after the 2nd verse to berate a security guy who was hassling people right in front of the stage, it was great! He demanded another security guard down there, which he got, then went back into the song!'

Zola reports: 'I heard DB say, "there's only one show here tonight, and that's going on up here. You are going to have to stop being so loud. Can we get another security guard up here?"'

The setlist ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Panic In Detroit
     06. Never Get Old
     07. Fame
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. China Girl
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Liza Jane
(first verse and chorus)
     17. Station To Station
     18. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     19. "Heroes"
Encore:
     20. Slip Away (with Polyphonic Spree)
     21. The Supermen
     22. White Light, White Heat
     23. Reality
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Diamond Dogs
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews: Donovan, Zola and RaggedandNaive (fan reviews) - [Read here]
Billboard: David Bowie / June 5, 2004 / Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center) - [Read here]


BOWIE MEMORABILIA IN NEXT ROCK LEGENDS
5th June 2004

Station To Station Proof COOPER OWEN's forthcoming Rock Legends auction on the 16th June includes the following DAVID BOWIE items of memorabilia:

Lot 14: David Bowie 'Station to Station' LP printers proof artwork. A full colour printers proof showing artwork for the RCA Records album Station To Station David Bowie. Measures approx. 29 x 22.5 inch (74 x 57 cm) - £440-460

Lot 15: David Bowie 'The Man Who Sold The World' French poster, 1976. A one sheet poster reading David Bowie L'Homme Qui Venait D'Ailleurs, Lion Productions, 1976. Measures approx. 46 x 61 inch (117 x 152 cm) - £90-100.

Lot 16: Four David Bowie promotional posters. A collection four David Bowie promotional posters, to include: A green, black and white silkscreen promotional poster for the RCA album David Bowie Stage The Live Double album from the 1978 Tour. Bowie Serious Moonlight Open Air Concert '83. David Bowie Young Americans and David Bowie Black Tie White Noise. (4). Various sizes - £120-160

Lot 17: David Bowie signed Tin Machine programme. A printed promotional programme flyer for Tin Machine Live, signed on the front by band members - £90-100

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BOWIE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
5th June 2004

Just announced on MARC RILEY's 'Rocket Science' radio music programme on BBC 6 Music is a DAVID BOWIE day on air Saturday 10th July.

Starting with Liz Kershaw's show at 11:00am, followed by Marc's 'Rock Science' and then a one hour Bowie live concert performance from his current 'A Reality' tour. There will also be Bowie competitions, contributions and they are also working on getting David in for a natter.

Check out BBC 6 Music website at www.bbc.co.uk/6music to listen into the programmes and for further information. 6 Music is also available on DAB Digital Radio and Digital TV: Freeview 77, Sky 870, NTL 865 and Telewest 909.

Also on Rocket Science there's an opportunity to enter a competition to win a Diamond Dogs acetate.


JONES AT JONES BEACH THEATRE
5th June 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed in Wantagh, New York at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theatre and played a twenty-five song set list.

Sporting a new tattered blue and green scarf, David teased the audience by humming a few bars of 'Win'. The band joined in and carried on after the humming stopped, until he made them stop.

'Pablo Picasso' and 'Panic In Detroit' were slated in for the encore, in between 'Slip Away' and 'White Light, White Heat', but were left out due to time constraints.

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Queen Bitch
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. New Killer Star
     06. China Girl
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Station To Station

(Snippet of Win hummed)
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Quicksand
     17. Modern Love
     18. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     19. "Heroes"
Encore:
     20. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. Diamond Dogs
     23. Five Years
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Thanks to DukeWhite.

DAVID CELEBRATES 40 YEARS RECORDING
5th June 2004

Liza Jane sheet music Today marks the anniversary of DAVID BOWIE's first ever single release 'Liza Jane' credited to Davie Jones with The King Bees, which was released 40 years ago today, 5th June 1964 on the Vocalion Pop label (V 9221).

Featuring seventeen-year-old Davie Jones (vocals and saxophone), George Underwood (guitar), Roger Black (guitar), Francis Howard (bass) and Robert Allen (drums).

Although credited to Leslie Conn, David's then manager who negotiated a one-single deal with Decca Records, George Underwood said the song was originally a old Negro spiritual that the band played around with and came up with this R'n'B song.

Leslie Conn's recollection of the events in 1997:

"I can tell you that I have got a pretty retentive memory, but that is something I can't clearly recall. I used to write songs except that I don't write music and I don't play piano. When the boys were jamming to kind of come up with some ideas to make a record, they came up with some six bar blues, which everyone uses. As they were doing that, I came up with my own idea, which came from nowhere, and we improvised and the song came together. I mean, I would never take credit for something that I never did and I know David wouldn't have agreed for me to sign the contract as writer if he had wrote it himself. I would never have stolen someone else's song on principle. I know that I'm quite vague on that and I can't be absolutely sure how it all came about, but I know that I did come up with a lot of ideas. As for the production of the song that was most certainly me, I arranged and organised the whole thing and I always produced the material I was arranging with Decca at that time. George Underwood is definitely wrong on that point.

"There is a funny story while were still on the subject of 'Liza Jane'. When David and I parted company I went off to live and work in Majorca for a few years and one day I was on the phone to my mother and she said, 'what shall I do with those records I have in the garage' which were a few hundred copies of 'Liza Jane'. So I replied, 'Throw them out', and she did. The last time David came up here he said, 'Have you got any of those records we made, you know they're worth over a hundred pounds each!' I told him I got my mother to throw them all out! We had to laugh."

Backed with 'Louie Louie Go Home', written by Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay, which was incidentally pencilled in as the A-side, both songs were recorded in a seven-hour session at Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead.

The single was re-released by Decca in September 1978 (catalogue number F 13807) and beware there are counterfeit Vocalion copies in circulation. Produced in the USA in 70s, the tell-tale difference between the original and the illegal pressings is the matrix number. On the original 1964 issue the matrix number is machine stamped on the vinyl and on the fake copies it is handwritten.

The official press release for the single from the press room of the Dick James Organisation in May 1964 read...

INTRODUCING DAVIE JONES WITH THE KING-BEES... AND THEIR FIRST DISC 'LIZA JANE'

Pop Music isn't all affluence. Just ask new seventeen year old recording star Davie Jones. Time was (two months ago, in fact) when he and his group were almost on their uppers. No money, bad equipment. Then Davie had a brainwave. "I had been reading a lot in the papers about John Bloom," says Davie. "So I put pen to paper and wrote him a letter." David told Bloom that he had the chance of backing one of the most talented and up-and-coming groups on the pop scene. All he had to do was advance the several hundred pounds it requires to outfit a pop group with the best equipment.

Davie didn't get the money, but he did get a telegram next day from John Bloom giving the phone number of Artist's Manager Leslie Conn. Davie got in touch, he was rewarded with a booking at Bloom's Wedding Anniversary Party. "We were a dismal failure", recalls Davie. "It was a dinner dress affair and we turned up in jeans and sweat shirts and played our usual brand of rhythm and blues. It didn't go down too well. Still we'll know better next time."

However, all's well that ends well. Leslie Conn liked the earthy type of music the group played, arranged an audition with Decca Records which resulted in a contract and the first release by David Jones with the King-Bees. "Liza Jane", released by Decca (Vocalion 9221) on June 5th.

DAVIE JONES WITH THE KING-BEES MET AT BARBERS

Davie Jones met up with his four member backing group the King-Bees when he visited his local barber shop in Bromley. In between clips he got chatting to the four lads, also there to be sheared, about their musical interests, and before you could say "Short back and sides", they decided to join forces.

The group specialise in hard-driving, uncompromising R & B, a brand of music that has won for them a dedicated following in the London area, a following which should soon be spreading throughout the length and breadth of England on the strength of their first disc.

"LIZA JANE", is a beaty, action packed disc which features the direct no-holds-barred Davie Jones vocal delivery. The King-Bees supply a hard core, R & B backing and the whole thing is crowned by a catchy chorus featuring the line "Little Liza Jane".

DAVIE JONES - Seventeen years old, fair haired Davie first got interested in pop music when he was ten. His father's secretary (Davie's father in P.R.O. for Dr. Barnardo's homes) who had previously worked for a disc company, sent Davie a 'Demo' copy of a new Little Richard disc. As the phrase goes, Davie was "knocked out", and when he had scraped together a few pounds of his pocket money, bought a plastic saxophone. Eventually he progressed on to the real thing. Lessons were the next step. "My idol on saxophone has always been Ronnie Ross", says Davie, "So I looked up his name up in the phone book and asked him if he would give me lessons." Ross agreed, but after Davie played him a few bars Ross's comment was: "Right now we can start working on you, that was bloody awful!" Davie gave up his music to take his G.C.E. at 15, then left school and joined an advertising agency as a commercial artist, where he still works.

When he left school Davie was able to concentrated on his music again, this time mainly as a vocalist, playing dance halls and clubs in and around the Bromley area. Then came the hair-cut and the letter to John Bloom...

Davie's favourite vocalists are Little Richard, Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker. Apart from the saxophone he also plays the guitar. He dislikes Adams apples, and lists as his interests Baseball, American Football and collecting Boots. A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights, including... talent.

(Ed. Congratulations David. I bet it seems just like yesterday)

HOTTER THAN THE SUN
3rd June 2004

DAVID BOWIE returned to the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut last night for the second time in six months.

He played a twenty-five song set list, which went a little something like this...

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Queen Bitch
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. New Killer Star
     06. China Girl
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     11. Pablo Picasso
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. The Supermen
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Station To Station
     17. Fantastic Voyage
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. Modern Love
     21. Let's Dance
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"
Encore:
     24. Diamond Dogs
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
Norwich Bulletin: The man who fell to Earth hits the Sun - Read here


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
3rd June 2004

Check out a DAVID BOWIE interview on THE STAR LEDGER website. For the interview just before his Memorial Day weekend stand at Atlantic City's Borgata Ballroom, David was characteristically candid and hyper-articulate, as well as enthusiastic, despite the constant tour rigmarole. You can [read article here in full...

Tomorrow's issue of the NORWICH BULLETIN newspaper will feature a DAVID BOWIE review by Andrea McKenna from his concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday night...

The current issue of Q magazine features DAVID BOWIE's '1984' track on their free cover mounted CD 'Essential Glastonbury', as well as containing review of David's next release the Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition...


GOT YOUR TRANSMISSION AND YOUR LIVE WIRELESS
2nd June 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Verizon Wireless Arena. For this 101st A Reality concert so far, David and band played a twenty-five song set that ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Queen Bitch
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. New Killer Star
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     11. Pablo Picasso
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. The Supermen
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Station To Station
     17. Ashes To Ashes
     18. Quicksand
     19. Modern Love
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"
Encore:
     22. Diamond Dogs
     23. Five Years
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Union Leader: Ageless David Bowie brings decades of brilliance to city - [Read here]


DIAMOND DOGS ON CRITICAL LIST
1st June 2004

Coming up on the 12th June is BBC RADIO 2 programme Stuart Maconie's Critical List, which the featured album is DAVID BOWIE's Diamond Dogs album.

In this radio programme series, Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

Tune into BBC Radio 2 at 20:00 GMT. More details can be found via their website where you can also listen in live.


LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT BOWIE TICKETS?
1st June 2004

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OXEGEN FESTIVAL: FINAL LINE UP
1st June 2004

The fully confirmed line-up for the OXEGEN festival 2004 in Ireland, Co, Kildare, Naas at Punchestown Racecourse on 10th and 11th July is:

Saturday 10th July:
Main Stage: The Cure / The Strokes / Kings Of Leon / PJ harvey / Divine Comedy / Franz Ferdinand / Scissor Sisters / Goldie Looking Chain / HAL.
The Ticket Stage: Massive Attack / N.E.R.D. / Paddy Casey / Snow Patrol / The Rapture / Future Kings Of Spain / The Chalets.
Green Room: Orbital / Simple Kid / Elbow / The Radiators / Electric Six / Cathy Davey / Autamata / Stoneocean.
Spirit Dance Arena: Chemical Brothers / Ray Roc / Complete Stone Roses / Spirit Residents / Cartoon / Liquid Wheel / Dave O'Donovan / Aran McMahon.
New Band Stage: The Killers / Halite / Sons & Daughters / Razorlight

Sunday 11th July:
Main Stage: DAVID BOWIE / The Darkness / Ash / Faithless / Pink / Black Eyed Peas / Hothouse Flowers.
The Ticket Stage: Muse / The Libertines / Wu Tang Clan / Keane / Michael Franti (Spearhead) / Turn / Stellastarr / Saville.
Green Room: Ocean Colour Scene / Jimmy Cliff / Wilco / Bic Runga / Erin McKeown / Alphastates.
Spirit Dance Arena: Felix Da Housecat / Basement Jaxx / Darren Emerson / Tim Deluxe (live) / Tom Middleton / Mylo / Madchester Experience / Spirit Residents / Cartoon / Bodytonic.
New Band Stage: The Shins / Delays / Republic Of Loose / Dogs Die In Hot Cars / Ricky Warwick / Mohair / Buck 65.

Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.





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