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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2003 DATES


UPCOMING USA BOWIE TV
31st August 2003

DAVID BOWIE is scheduled to appear on the following USA television programmes in September.

September 18th: THE TODAY SHOW (NBC) performing 3 songs (website).
September 22nd: THE LATE SHOW / DAVID LETTERMAN performing New Killer Star (website).
September 28th: 60 MINUTES (CBS), profile with Mike Wallace (website).

Info from Columbia.

BOWIE LIVE ON RADIO EINS
31st August 2003

Bowie on Radio EINS DAVID BOWIE will be live 1st September (tomorrow) in Germany appearing on Radio EINS - the David Bowie Live Special 1.9./19-21 Uhr bei radioEINS.

David Bowie live und exklusiv im Radio EINS Studio. Montag, 1. September, ist offizieller David Bowie Tag! Den ganzen Tag spielt Radio EINS die größten Hits des größten Popstars als Warm-Up für das große David Bowie Special - von 19.00 bis 21.00 Uhr steht die lebende Poplegende dem Radio EINS Musikchef Peter Radszuhn Rede und Antwort und auch Hörer und Fans können ab sofort Fragen stellen - per Mail an bowie@radioeins.de

Und wer fleißig Radio EINS hört, kann David Bowie vielleicht sogar selbst kennenlernen! Bei einem von fünf Meet and Greets, die am offiziellen David-Bowie-Tag am Montag verlost werden!

David Bowie gibt es eine Woche später noch einmal live zu erleben - wer ihn sehen will, der sollte sich eine Karte für das David Bowie Kinokonzert am 8. September im Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz besorgen. Bowie spielt an diesem Tag live in London - Radio EINS überträgt das Konzert via Satellit - eine Woche vor dem offiziellen Erscheinungstermin seines neuen Albums "Reality".

Check out their website for more information @ www.radioeins.de

BOWIE: FROM FANTASY TO REALITY
31st August 2003

Reminder: The Sunday Times THE MONTH launches today (August 31st). An interactive musical odyssey free this week with The Sunday Times.

Here is a real treat for all DAVID BOWIE fans. This week The Sunday Times is launching a free entertainment CD-Rom called The Month which opens with an exclusive feature on Bowie's new album Reality.

This unique publishing breakthrough is a must-have collectors item.

* Exclusive - Bowie performs 4 tracks from the new album and discusses Reality from his studio in New York * Acclaimed rock critic Robert Sandall offers a unique interactive survey of his career and assesses Reality * 4 pairs of tickets to the UK tour and signed copies of the new album to be won

All this and The Month lets you watch 8 of the latest movie trailers, hear samples from twenty new albums, watch clips from 5 great computer games and catch up with news from the arts - all on one CD-Rom.

For September Only - a Free Trial
To order a free copy of The Month Sep 03 email your name and postal address to tmcustserv@sunday-times.co.uk or call Customer Services on 020 7860 1132. While stocks last.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
30th August 2003

Today's issue of the DAILY STAR includes a '70's Hits' free CD inside each issue. The DAVID BOWIE penned 'All The Young Dudes' by Mott The Hoople is one of the tracks included...

Go vote for DAVID BOWIE in the awards at capitalgold.com. The Legends Awards takes place on Friday 26th September, heroes of the music and sporting world will meet at the London Hilton Metropole for the inaugural Capital Gold Legends Awards, sponsored by Sony Super Audio CD. Over the next nine weeks, Capital Gold, VH1 and the Daily Express will ask you to choose your favourite Legends, with all proceeds going to the NSPCC. Appearing in the 'Legendary Male' category are: David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, George Michael, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Eric Clapton. You can vote here now!...

Check out all the latest DAVID BOWIE posters and photographs available from All Posters...

DAVID BOWIE appears on the 'very red' September issue (No 39) front cover of French magazine EPOK ( Magazine de la FNAC) - inside Ariel Wizman a rencontre Bowie le magnifique - Click here to view...

ENTER: STAGE ONE
30th August 2003

MARIZANE have just released a new 5-song mini-CD entitled Stage One featuring the 3 unreleased tracks* that they recorded with TONY VISCONTI. I thought this might be of some interest to the members of the Bowie Wonderworld.

Tracklisting:
     Of The Alien Christ*
     The Devil's Address*
     Preternatural Baby*
     The Libertine
     Sad Foolish Robot


It's currently available online and will be available in the stores in the UK later in the fall. Please see marizane.com for more information.

Thanks! from Debbie Shair Marizane (keys)

AS I ASK YOU TO FOCUS ON...
29th August 2003

SEAL recently performed a live session for RADIO 2 at BBC's Maida Vale Studios for the Ken Bruce show. Amongst his songs, he performed a cracking version of DAVID BOWIE'S Life On Mars?

You can download this exclusive track here in Real Audio format.

More information can be found at Ken Bruce's pages at the bbc.co.uk website.

JUST A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW
29th August 2003

On the SONY MUSIC EUROPE website you can download samples of two new DAVID BOWIE outtakes from his forthcoming Reality album.

The album versions of 'Fly' and 'Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)' are set to appear on the limited edition 2CD release of Reality.

If you've got a Windows Media player you can listen to the tracks Fly: (Album version) and Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture) (Album Version).

Check out the David Bowie pages at www.sonymusiceurope.com

Thanks to TheLodger for the pointer.

Also just added to the Reality Jukebox on BOWIENET is the absolutely fantastic title track 'Reality'.

Everyone can listen to the 9 sample tracks by clicking here and then click on Reality Jukebox to have a sneak listening preview of db's new album.

SEE MY LIFE IN A COMIC
29th August 2003

Better late than never... only a day late... here's the next weekly installment of the LOVING THE ALIEN cartoon strip by MIKE TOREVELL which is now online for your viewing pleasure.

Loving The Alien by Mike Torevell

Click on the cartoon and then keep clicking through to view each one. The next installment will be online next Thursday.

BOWIE VS MOSS
29th August 2003

Q magazine October 2003 Out now on all the newsagent shelves is the October issue (207) of Q magazine which contains a DAVID BOWIE vs KATE MOSS special.

Senior editor Gareth Grundy writes in his column: As power summits go, it's an all-time great - two of the world's top-drawer icons brought together to bond over fast times and a mutual fascination with each other's mythic status. David Bowie is rock 'n' roll's great shape-shifter, a peerless, eternally relevant figure who still towers over any musician who thinks they're a bit clever. Kate Moss is the most rock 'n' roll of all supermodels. Put them in the same room for a bit, as we did for our spectacular cover story that begins on page 84, and all that stuff goes out the window, replaced by banter about cash, cross-dressing and ciggies. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Besides featuring on the front cover, there is a 10-page feature/interview entitled 'Clash of the Titans'. Words by Michael Odell and fabulous photographs by Ellen von Unwerth.

The back cover of the magazine is an advertisement for David's 'A Reality' UK tour and new album.

Oh hang on... there's also an album review on page 101 by Gary Mullholland for Reality which is given a 4-star rating (Excellent. Definitely worth investigating).

Visit the q4music.com website.

BOWIE IN ROCK LEGENDS AUCTION
28th August 2003

An Evening With David Bowie Purcell 1969 invitation Auctioneers COOPER OWEN will be holding a 'Rock Legends' auction on the 25th September which includes several DAVID BOWIE items.

Commission bids can be placed on their website now at www.cooperowen.com and the auction will culminate with a live event at 23 Denmark Street, London on the 25th September at 4pm BST.

     Lot 23: Diamond Dogs' rare tour memorabilia
     Lot 24: David Bowie's Hype Philips four-page recording contract, 1970
     Lot 25: David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars signed William Morris contract, 1972
     Lot 26: Aladdin Sane tour ephemera including a Bowie signed petty cash slip, 1973
     Lot 27: 'Philly LP (Young Americans)' and Soul Tour memorabilia
     Lot 28: Two David Bowie BBC contracts
     Lot 29: David Bowie rare flyer/invitation for 'An Evening With David Bowie', 1969
     Lot 30: Three David Bowie posters
     Lot 31: David Bowie ticket and backstage pass, 1976
     Lot 32: David Bowie ticket and backstage pass, 1976
     Lot 33: David Bowie 'Absolute Beginners' acetate and promo
     Lot 34: David Bowie signed poster, 1995

Click here to view the full details and photos of each David Bowie Lot

From Kaz @ Cooper Owen

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
28th August 2003

Check out the updated list of cinemas who are broadcasting the DAVID BOWIE 'Live By Satellite' Reality Concert. More venues added in Sweden, Brazil cinema listing announced - (from BowieNet)...

You can listen online to a sample of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Bring Me The Disco King' (Loner Mix) that appears on the forthcoming Underworld movie soundtrack by clicking here - (from TheLodger)...

The SACD version of DAVID BOWIE'S forthcoming album Reality is released on 23rd September in the USA...

Also in the USA, the limited edition 2cd digipack release will contain the following tracks on the bonus disc: 1. Your Turn To Drive / 2. Fly / 3. Rebel Rebel - (2002 version) / 4. Queen Of All The Tarts - (Overture)...

DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of ROCK N FOLK magazine in France. db is also guest editor for the September issue...

O2 one of the sponsors of the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE Reality Live Interactive Satellite Show from London on 8th September are offering you the chance to be at the gig. They have 5 pairs of VIP tickets to give away, including travel and overnight accommodation to London for the lucky winners. For a chance to win simly text BOWIE to 83049 - Full details on the competition can be found at www.02.co.uk...

RAISE YOUR GLASS HIGH
28th August 2003

The Low Symphony and Heroes Symphony by PHILIP GLASS have been re-released by Decca Classics (cat. no. 475 075-2 PM2) as a two x mid-price CD set.

This coupling of two of Philip Glass's most famous orchestral compositions, are both based on the music of DAVID BOWIE and Brian Eno.

It has been 26 years since the recording of the legendary David Bowie and Brian Eno albums Low and Heroes (recorded 1977). Both of these albums utilised experimental techniques and were landmark works of the period. Philip Glass took the instrumental from these albums and experimented further. He says:

"I've taken themes from three of the instrumentals on the record and, combining them with material of my own, have used them as the basis of three movements of the [Low] Symphony. Movement one comes from "Subterraneans", movement two from "Some Are" and movement three from "Warszawa". My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, however, Bowie and Eno's music certainly influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. In the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs."

Tracklisting:

CD 1 Heroes
     1. Heroes
     2. Abdulmajid
     3. Sense of Doubt
     4. Sons of the Silent Age
     5. Neuköln
     6. V2 Schneider

CD 2 Low
     1. Subterraneans
     2. Some Are
     3. Warszawa

More information and song samples are available at deccaclassics.com

LARGE 'N' LIVE SONY PRESS RELEASE
27th August 2003

Sony Music Canada and Famous Players bring "LARGE 'N' LIVE: An Interactive Evening with David Bowie" to 12 theatres across Canada on September 15, 2003

David Bowie Brings His 'REALITY' To Cinemas Worldwide


TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - On September 15th 2003, Canadians will witness technological history as David Bowie brings his new album 'REALITY' to Famous Players' theatres nationwide. Tickets for the September 15th shows will be available online at www.famousplayers.com or at participating theatre box offices as of 9am Friday August 29, 2003. Ticket prices are $15, plus applicable taxes. Tickets are also available through local print and radio contesting.

"LARGE 'N' LIVE: An Interactive Evening With David Bowie" is part of a global initiative that begins in Europe on September 8th, 2003, where the event will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and, due to time delay, on September 9th, across Asia, Japan and Australia.

The 90-minute program will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'REALITY' in stores September 16th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as cuts from his legendary back catalogue.

Also part of the program is an interactive Live Q&A between Bowie and selected Famous Players' Guests. For an opportunity to ask Bowie a question via 2-way technology during the Live Q&A portion, fans can submit questions through www.famousplayers.com, with the radio/print partners in each market and through text messaging via their mobile phones.

This is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking technological advances for Bowie. Bowienet, his exclusive online community, was the first to offer ISP capabilities to its subscribers. In the 1980's, he was an early exponent of e-mail, using the then brand new form to communicate with the media during the legendary "Serious Moonlight" tour. In addition Bowie was at the cutting edge of digital technology by offering the first widespread online download of the track "Telling Lies" in the mid 90's. The show will be shot in digital widescreen and recorded in DTS digital 5.1 Surround sound for total digital delivery to cinemas, representing the most innovative and wide reaching use of digital technology in cinemas to date.

"An Interactive Evening With David Bowie" on September 15th, is the latest LARGE 'N' LIVE event from Famous Players, which covers a wide array of live events, from concerts to sports to wrestling and more. All feature larger than life, crisp, clean digitally projected images and state-of-the-art digital sound, all set in an unsurpassed environment with comfortable stadium-style seating, unobstructed sight lines, numerous concessions options and the excitement only a live event can generate.

'REALITY' is due for release on Iso/Columbia Records on September 16, 2003, just prior to Bowie beginning his highly anticipated sold out European tour, which will commence on October 7th in Copenhagen. North American tour plans are to be announced shortly.

Celebrating its 83rd anniversary, Famous Players is Canada's top grossing theatrical exhibitor. Internationally recognized for its superior technology and innovation in theatre design and guest services, the company operates a total of 90 locations with 825 screens across the country, including theatres in its joint venture with IMAX and its partnership with Alliance Atlantis. Famous Players is a Division of Viacom Canada Inc.


Participating locations and times for the broadcast will be:

10PM AT
     Park Lane 8 Cinemas (5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS)

9PM ET
     Paramount Montréal - IMAX AUDITORIUM - (977 Ste. Catherine Ouest)
     StarCité Hull (115 boul. du Plateau)
     Coliseum Ottawa (3090 Carling Ave.)
     Paramount Toronto - IMAX AUDITORIUM - (259 Richmond St. West)
     Coliseum Mississauga - IMAX AUDITORIUM - (309 Rathburn Rd. West)

8PM CT
     SilverCity Polo Park, Winnipeg (817 St. James St.)

7PM MT
     Paramount Calgary - IMAX AUDITORIUM - (6455 Macleod Trail SW)
     SilverCity West Edmonton Mall - IMAX AUDITORIUM - (No. 3030, 8882-170 St.)

6PM PT
     SilverCity Metropolis (4700 Kingsway Ave., Burnaby)
     SilverCity Riverport (14211 Entertainment Way, Richmond)
     SilverCity Victoria at Tillicum Centre (3130 Tillicum Rd.)

From Sony Music Canada Inc

THE DAYS OF ZIGGY STARDUST TRIBUTE
26th August 2003

VERA SPRINGVEER is starring as DAVID BOWIE in 'The Days of Ziggy Stardust', a Glamrock Experience on Saturday August 30th, at the Amsterdam Theatre Nightclub Panama will have the premiere of the new show of Vera Springveer.

Dutch singer Vera Springveer is celebrating her 12.5 year jubilee as a singer by performing songs of the artist she admires the most, David Bowie. At this theatrical rockshow Vera will be David Bowie, the ultimate way to play with her transgender.

Vera's band during 'The Days of Ziggy Stardust, a Glamrock Experience' contains some of the best Dutch musicians:

Leon Claasse (Power play) - Drums / Ruud Englebert (Herman Brood) - Bass / David Hollestelle (Herman Brood) - Guitar / Theo Sieben (Raggende Manne) - Guitar / PP Everts (De Gigantjes) - Keyboards / Vera Springveer / The days of Ziggy Stardust a glamrock experience

Theatre Nightclub Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4, Amsterdam
Saturday August 30th and September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
Doors open: 20.45 uur, Tickets: € 15,-.

Visit www.panama.nl for more information.

UNDERWORLD / WONDERWORLD COMPETITION
25th August 2003

Here's the first of four questions in the UNDERWORLD / WONDERWORLD competition to win one of four 'special prize packs' containing promotional Underworld movie goodies.

Each Underworld promotional prize pack includes: an Underworld soundtrack CD, a t-shirt, large poster, small poster, stickers and a cool necklace.

     1. Name the producer of the Underworld soundtrack album?
     2. tba
     3. tba
     4. tba


To help you all, the answers to the questions can be found on the following websites:

[Lakeshore Records.com] [Sony Pictures.com] [Underworld Soundtrack]

Please wait until all 4 questions appear before sending in your answers!

To enter the competition, read the full rules and conditions visit the competition page

REALITY CINEMA UPDATE IN AUSTRALIA
25th August 2003

Update: Sony Australia have just released this new press release...

THE WORLD'S FIRST LIVE AND INTERACTIVE MUSIC EVENT TO CINEMAS ON 9TH SEPTEMBER.

On Tuesday, September 9 in Australia, DAVID BOWIE will make technological history and bring his new album 'Reality' to cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne.

In a specially produced performance, Bowie's live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally, culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and with Australian cinema audiences.

The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as cuts from his legendary back catalogue.

The 90-minute program will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia (September 9th). North America and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.

To participate in the interactive Q&A, all you need to do is visit the link directly below to ask your question. The best questions will then get asked live on September 9th. So get writing, and remember you're more likely to get chosen if you ask an interesting and original question.

Tickets for events will be available directly from the cinemas screening the show and are on sale from Friday 22nd August 2003.

Australian Cinema Details:

     SYDNEY:
     Greater Union /Village/Hoyts
     252 George Street Sydney
     Tel: (02) 9267 8666
     www.hoyts.com.au

     Palace Academy Twin
     3 Oxford Street, Paddington
     Tel: (02) 9360 1439
     www.mca-tix.com


     MELBOURNE:
     Village Cinemas Jam Factory
     500 Chapel Street, South Yarra
     Tel: 1300 555 400
     www.villagecinemas.com.au

     The George
     1/133 137 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
     Tel: (03) 9534 6922

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you telephone the cinema BEFORE travelling to box offices to make sure they are showing the 'Interactive Reality Concert').

PREPARE FOR A REVOLUTION
24th August 2003

Update: David Bowie performs 4 tracks from the new album and discusses Reality from his studio in New York Acclaimed rock critic Robert Sandall offers a unique interactive survey of his career and assesses Reality 4 pairs of tickets to the UK tour and signed copies of the new album to be won.

Next week's SUNDAY TIMES newspaper here in the UK launch the world's first CD-ROM Newspaper Supplement. In today's edition supplement (Culture Times) there is a three-page advertisement which includes a full colour shot of DAVID BOWIE.

Included on the first 'The Month' CD-ROM next week: 'David Bowie unveils his new album. In our interactive feature, Bowie speaks exclusively about his latest project. There's new video footage of Bowie performing as well as excepts from his new album and past hits.'

The Month CD-Rom Also on the CD-ROM you can:

     - Watch trailers from September's new films
     - Play extracts from 20 hot albums
     - See the action unfold in the latest computer games
     - Watch the action from ten new DVDs
     - Book cinema tickets online with our dedicated service
     - Look up what's on with our online listings service
     - Anything you might want to buy can be found in a couple of clicks

And by just putting the disc in your computer you could win £1,000

In association with Renault. Free inside every copy of the Sunday Times, next Sunday (31st August 2003).

FROM UNDERWORLD TO WONDERWORLD...
24th August 2003

Underworld OK you lucky people I've managed to get hold of some exclusive promotional goodies from the forthcoming Vampire movie UNDERWORLD that hits the cinemas on 19th September 2003.

Underworld is one of the most highly anticipated genre films in well over a decade. Lakeshore Record's soundtrack, released 2nd September, features exclusive songs and mixes (both in and inspired by the film), which includes DAVID BOWIE with 'Bring Me The Disco King' (Loner Mix) featuring Maynard James Keenan and John Frusciante.

As I type these special Underworld prize packs are winging their way from Underworld to Wonderworld and should be arriving early next week. Well actually it's Los Angeles to Manchester but it sounds better doesn't it? ;)

Don't quote me word for word just yet, but I'm led to believe these FOUR 'special prize packs' will contain the following promotional items: an Underworld CD soundtrack, a T-shirt, stickers, posters and even a necklace.

This four-part question competition will start tomorrow at midnight. In the meantime, check out the official movie websites @ lakeshore-records.com and sonypictures.com - where you can watch the movie trailers, download wallpapers, screensavers, and get the info you'll need for the four questions.

A big thank you goes out to Tony at Deliberate Marketing for arranging these fab prizes :)

If you don't want to enter the competition, the Underworld movie soundtrack is released 2nd September and can be pre-ordered now with 15% off.

MoM BOWIE EXHIBITION AT MK2
24th August 2003

A DAVID BOWIE fan exhibition will be held at the MK2 in Paris from 25th August until 8th September to coincide with the screening of the 'Live By Satellite' Reality show from the Riverside Studios.

This exhibition organised by manofmusic.com the French website devoted to our man, will display some rare records, pictures, posters, autographs and other goodies. Also videos will be shown on a giant plasma screen.

From Luna.

BOWIE INTERVIEW OVERSPILL
24th August 2003

As mentioned the other week DAVID BOWIE features in the current issue of ICE magazine... if you click on over to IceMagazine.com scroll down the page and find the entries for Monday August 18 and Tuesday August 19, you can read some extra interview material and additional overflow from their September issue.

They begin with their cover subject, David Bowie, who shared a great deal more with Ice than appeared in the article. There's quite a healthy portion of 'previously unreleased' material from their exclusive interview.

From IceMagazine.com

NEW KILLER STAR DVD RELEASE DETAILS
23rd August 2003

BowieNet have confirmed that DAVID BOWIE'S 'New Killer Star' will be released as a DVD only single release on 29th September.

The single package itself will only appear as a limited edition DVD featuring the stunning video for the lead track directed by Brumby Boylston. The package also features a very surprising cover version of 'Love Missile F-111', originally recorded by Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

Tracklisting:
     1. New Killer Star Video
     2. Love Missile F1-11 (Audio only)
     3. Reality EPK (Electronic Press Kit) Video


From BowieNet.

DUTCH SATELLITE SHOWING
22nd August 2003

The DAVID BOWIE 'Live By Satellite' show is to be screened in the NETHERLANDS. Tickets will go on sale next Monday August 25th at the box office 'de Melkweg', Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Amsterdam.

Visit www.melkweg.nl for more details on ticket sales.

Members of the International David Bowie fanclub 'The Voyeur' can win free tickets for this event. Check out their website @ http://go.to/bowiefanclub where you can read all the details for this contest.

From Peter Smit.

UNDERWORLD SOUND SQUAD
22nd August 2003

As mentioned previously, you all know by now that DAVID BOWIE features on the film soundtrack for the forthcoming vampire movie UNDERWORLD. David's contribution 'Bring Me The Disco King' (Loner Mix) featuring Maynard James Keenan and John Frusciante will be released next month on 2nd September.

The UNDERWORLD Sound Squad, the official online team for the groundbreaking soundtrack to the movie Underworld is now fully armed and operational! You can now join the Underworld Sound Squad! Click here to join now

It is the new online home for the people who are excited about this incredible record, coming out September 2nd on Lakeshore Records. As you already know, the album is produced by Danny Lohner from NIN and features new and rare songs by Bowie, A Perfect Circle, John Frusciante, Dillinger Escape Plan, Johnette Napolitano, Wes Borland, and many others recorded exclusively for this project! It's also got Skinny Puppy's first new song in almost a decade and Page Hamilton's first solo song!

Over the next few weeks, You'll be able to participate in cool contests to win exclusive merchandise from the movie, copies of the amazing album, and other cool stuff. Plus, you'll be kept informed of all the latest news and info you want about this record and the artists you love!

Head on over to the site and check it out.

Hope to see you on the other side, Tony

Underworld Sound Squad team page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/underworldsoundsquad/

Official Underworld Soundtrack Site: http://www.lakeshore-records.com/underworld/

DAVID ROCKS POUGHKEEPSIE
20th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE performed at The Chance Theatre, in Poughkeepsie, New York last night (19th August). For this BowieNet members only Reality tour warm-up gig, David was dressed in grey denim trousers and jacket, black leather biker boots, along with a black t-shirt proclaiming 'Metal World'.

The 90-minute, 18-song set list went as follows:

David signing out the Chance Theatre David signing out the Chance Theatre      Reality
     Modern Love
     New Killer Star
     Cactus
     Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     Pablo Picasso
     Afraid
     Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     Sister Midnight
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     She'll Drive The Big Car
     Suffragette City

Encore:
     Fantastic Voyage
     Never Get Old
     The Man Who Sold The World
     Rebel Rebel
     Hang On To Yourself
     Heathen (The Rays)


Show reports:
NME: Bowie keeps it real
Poughkeepsie Journal: Bowie lights up stage
Billboard: Bowie Enjoys Live 'Reality' Check
Live Photographs: Wire Image

(Ed. Thanks to DavidE for sending in his photographs).

NEW DAVID BOWIE SACDs
20th August 2003

HIGH FIDELITY REVIEW are reporting that DAVID BOWIE'S new album Reality is also planned for a Multichannel SACD Release. They report the following:

One of last year's best received 5.1 Surround SACD mixes was on David Bowie's 'Heathen' album (ISO/Columbia CS 86630). Heathen featured an ambitious Surround mix by album producer Tony Visconti and Hector Castillo. Bowie recently announced the upcoming release of his second album on his ISO label in cooperation with Columbia Records entitled Reality. I have received questions asking if Reality would also be available as a 5.1 Surround SACD disc. The answer is yes it is indeed scheduled for release on Surround SACD (ISO/Columbia CS 90576) in the very near future.

And while we're on the subject of upcoming David Bowie SACD releases, I should mention that EMI U.K. is planning to release 3 classic Bowie albums on Hybrid SACD disc. The Bowie SACD release will include two Hybrid Stereo SACDs - Let's Dance (EMI U.K. 7243-543319-2) and Scary Monsters (EMI U.K. 7243-543318-2) - as well as a Hybrid Multichannel SACD with a new 5.1 Surround Mix of the Ziggy Stardust album (EMI U.K. 7243-521900-2). The SACDs are planned for release on September 29th in the UK.

Written by Brian Moura @ High Fidelity Review

OZ REALITY PRE-LAUNCH
19th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE returns on September 15th with his 26th studio record, Reality. To mark this event SOUND+VISION will be holding a very special pre-release launch on Saturday 13th September @ Alice's Bar & Club in Brisbane, Australia.

Sound + Vision flyer Festivities on the night will include the sights and sounds of Bowie with DJ's and rare video footage to be shown. Copies of 'Reality' will be given away throughout the evening with the major prize being a DOUBLE PASS to Bowie's Brisbane concert in February 2004.

If you're a Bowie fan, there is only one place to be on September 13th.

From David N.

REALITY REVIEW IN POUGHKEEPSIE
19th August 2003

The POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL follow up their piece from yesterday with a review of DAVID BOWIE'S soon-to-be released album Reality. Highlights from the spot-on review by John W. Barry entitled: 'Bowie delivers again on latest release' include:

     ...Dancing downbeats and electric guitars that hiss like a blowtorch mark the four corners of David Bowie's newest album, Reality...

     ...Co-producer Tony Visconti weaves bass lines in and out of melodies the way a spider might spin a web. And drummer Sterling Campbell strikes hard at the listener's heart and soul while managing to never pierce the surface of a song...

     ...Rockers on Reality include 'Looking For Water' and 'Never Get Old,' on which a guitar is treated like a percussion instrument and the bass bleeds...


You can be read the review in full here at poughkeepsiejournal.com

DAVID BOWIE'S REALITY CHECK
19th August 2003

There's an excellent DAVID BOWIE 'Reality Check' album review over on Virgin Megastore website written by Mark Wood.

Love his comment... 'You want a Jean Genie / Rebel Rebel glam rock stomper? Then Looking For Water will give it to you. Coming over like the sluttish half-sister of Primal Scream's Rocks...' Great stuff!

You can read MW's complete and full review here.

GAIL ANN DORSEY ON CHANCE ENCOUNTER
18th August 2003

A GAIL ANN DORSEY interview by John W. Barry appears in today's POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL entitled 'Dorsey to join Bowie for Chance encounter'.

''He's very personable,'' Gail Ann said last week during a telephone interview that came during a break in the fifth week of six-day-a-week rehearsals with Bowie. ''He's a really nice guy. He makes you feel comfortable, he's really good at that. A lot of famous people aren't - they're off in the corner being famous. He likes to hang out. He likes to talk. He's funny. For me, he's just been like a father figure.''

You can read the full interview here at Poughkeepsie Journal.com

Thanks to Gaz for the pointer.

BUOYS KEEP SWINGING
18th August 2003

On a beautiful lake somewhere in the rustic Adirondacks of upstate New York, DAVID BOWIE aka Sailor warns unwary boaters of hidden hazards...

Click here and click 'start slideshow'

Thanks to Mott for the pointer.

GEEZERS WHO STILL MATTER
17th August 2003

After reading the piss-poor cover story (Exploring the universe of Geezer Rock) written by pop music critic Jim DeRogratis in last Sunday's edition of the CHICAGO-SUN TIMES I'm sure he's made a lot of enemies over the past week.

In a right-to-reply, Sunday Showcase regularly prints feedback from its readers about their recent music coverage. As expected last Sunday's cover story prompted an unusually large bounty of replies, including this one from DAVID BOWIE fan Josh.

     Hi, Jim: I cannot believe David Bowie failed to reach your inner orbit of 'Geezers Who Still Matter.' For over 30 years now, Bowie has been consistently productive in his output, always experimenting with and incorporating new sounds, while never losing his own identity in the process. I am always surprised by what Bowie tries with each new album and how prolific he remains at this age. - Josh Van Dorpe, Portage Park, Chicago.

You can read the rest of the reponses here.

(Ed. Well said Josh, I couldn't have put it better myself).

BOWIE BARGAINS A REALITY
17th August 2003

BOWIEWONDERWORLD has teamed up with CD-WOW to offer you probably the cheapest brand new DAVID BOWIE CDs and DVDs available anywhere.

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Here are a few examples of their David Bowie products available:

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THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
17th August 2003

O2 one of the sponsors of the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE Reality Live Interactive Satellite Show from London on 8th September are offering you the chance to be at the gig. They have 5 pairs of VIP tickets to give away, including travel and overnight accommodation to London for the lucky winners. For a chance to win simly text BOWIE to 81145 (Texts cost £1.50 plus the usual cost of your text messages)...

Norwegian only DAVID BOWIE fans can also enter a competition at VG to win two tickets for the London show and 135 cinema tickets. Visit vg.no for more details...

The 'Reality Jukebox' over on BOWIENET now has the following seven song snippets for your listening pleasure: Fall Dog Bombs The Moon, New Killer Star, Pablo Picasso, The Loneliest Guy, Looking For Water, She'll Drive The Big Car and Try Some, Buy Some - click here and then click on Reality Jukebox to have a sneak listening preview...

DAVID BOWIE has announced on BowieNet that despite the New York blackouts, his Reality warm up at The Chance Theatre in Poughkeepsy, New York on Tuesday 19th August WILL still be going ahead as planned...

And last but not least, for those of you in the UK who still haven't witnessed the bag o'shite BBC3 documentary BOWIE'S MILLIONS can accidentially tune into it tomorrow night (Monday 18th) on terrestial BBC1 at 23:35 am if you so wish. Don't say I didn't warn you - (BBC Listings)...

IT'LL END IN CHROME
16th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE has contributed towards the linear notes for the first-ever three-CD box set release from THE SPINNERS entitled The Chrome Collection.

Four decades after first spinning its mesmerising harmonies, the Detroit quintet finally receives its true due. This boxed set lovingly lays out the group's extensive catalogue and doubles as an R&B primer. Discovered by the Moonglows' Harvey Fuqua, the Spinners (nee Domingoes) have done it all from doo-wop to dance. The ex-Motown group clicked big-time on Atlantic, teaming with Philly soulster Thom Bell and gospel-weaned singer Philippe Wynne. Divided into three distinct career periods, it's all here: hits including 'It's A Shame' and 'Mighty Love', classic tracks such as 'I Don't Want To Lose You' and rare gems including 'We'll Have It Made'.

Rhino Records have gathered together three decades' worth of music from arguably the greatest soul group of the '70s. Each of the three discs is titled and celebrates a different era in the Spinners' history - Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music (1961-1974); Sitting On Top Of The World (1974-1977); and If You Wanna Do A Dance (1977-1989).

The package also includes dozens of rarely seen archival photos, detailed essays by Susan Whitall and Steven Ivory, an introduction by David Gorman and testimonials from artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick and Todd Rundgren. Taken as a whole, this is the definitive story of this legendary soul band, from their roots as a Detroit doo-wop band in the '50s, through their Philly-soul heyday, and on into their continued success in the disco years of the late 1970s. But one thing always remained constant-those amazing harmony vocals that gleamed like a freshly-polished Motor City hubcap.

The Chrome Collection is now available to purchase in the UK as well as in the USA

BUT NOW YOU PICK THEM ON THE SCREEN
16th August 2003

Several more cinemas worldwide have been added to list who will be showing the DAVID BOWIE Interactive Reality Show beamed live by satellite from London on 8th September.

Amongst the new additions are: Manchester UK, Australia, Japan, Canada, Czech Republic, France and Hong Kong.

There are still more to be announced on BowieNet.

Click here to see the list of cinemas announced so far.

CINESTAR LIVE: DAVID BOWIE
16th August 2003

David Bowie Live

CineStar Live präsentiert am 8.September die Rock-Legende David Bowie in einem Live-Satellitenkonzert aus seinem Studio in London. Der 56jährige Superstar wird sein brandneues Album "REALITY" live und interaktiv präsentieren. Weiterhin besteht nach dem Konzert die Möglichkeit, seinem Idol Fragen zu stellen und sich Bowie-Klassiker zu wünschen. Erleben Sie in Deutschland diese Weltpremiere in Ihrem CineStar- oder UFA-Filmpalast.

(Tickets im VVK für 15,- - in Berlin CineStar - Original, Dortmund CineStar - Der Filmpalast, Frankfurt a.M. CineStar - Metropolis, Leipzig CineStar - Der Filmpalast, Köln UFA-Arthouse Residenz, Hamburg UFA-Theater am Gänsemarkt.)

David Bowie Live

Check out the cinestar.de website for more information.

IN COLLEGAMENTO VIA SATELLITE
16th August 2003

David Bowie in Milan E' un evento senza precedenti quello che Vi attende al rientro dalle vacanze. La sera dell' 8 settembre, in collegamento via satellite con una location segreta a Londra, un selezionato numero di sale cinematografiche in 15 paesi europei tra cui Arcadia trasmetterà in simultanea il live show col quale DAVID BOWIE, accompagnato dalla sua band, presenta in anteprima assoluta tutte le canzoni di "Reality", il nuovo album che Sony Music pubblica il prossimo 15 settembre.

I fortunati che riusciranno ad acquistare i biglietti per l'ingresso, assisteranno ad uno show irripetibile durante il quale, oltre ad eseguire le canzoni di "Reality", Bowie interagirà col pubblico dei paesi collegati rispondendo a domande sul nuovo album, prima di congedarsi con l'esecuzione di brani storici del suo repertorio. Il concerto viene trasmesso in 16/9 con suono digitale 5.1

La prevendita dei biglietti apre intorno al 20 agosto.

Check out multiplexarcadia.com for more information.

ANOTHER GOLDEN YEAR FOR BOWIE
15th August 2003

Printed in today's DAILY MAIL newspaper (Friday) in the UK is a full page review of DAVID BOWIE'S eagerly awaited new album Reality. Besides the review there is a rather nice large black and white close-up shot.

The album preview, written by Adrian Thrills states that David's new album marks a return to his rock and roll roots. Here are some of the highlights of the preview:

     ...First impressions suggest that it is a stronger and more immediate affair than last years Heathen. Unlike its laid-back predecessor which was recorded in the rural seclusion of upstate New York, Reality was made in Bowie's adopted hometown of Manhattan and it buzzes with the energy, attitude and occasional paranoia of The Big Apple.

     ...Bowie's loud-and-direct approach is largely a success. Reality is his most passionate offering in years. It features several tracks - including forthcoming single New Killer Star and the Stonesy Looking For Water - which could become Bowie standards.

     ...But from the opening chords of New Killer Star, it is clear that it is Bowie the rock 'n' roller we are dealing with. Upbeat and guitar-driven, the song gets the album off to a forceful start. Never Get Old, another potential single, maintains the rocking mood with its soaring harmonies, guitars and a churning backdrop which recalls I Am The Walrus, one of several occasions when Bowie drops in a fond reference to The Beatles.

     ...Reality finds Bowie with a renewed sense of purpose. 'I'm searching for the optimistic things in my life,' he says on the notes that accompany the album. 'And that's generated by being a father again. Maybe if I didn't have my three-year-old daughter running around, I wouldn't be writing this way.'

You can read the full review in Press Archives section.

THE SCREEN GENIE
15th August 2003

More Interactive Reality Concert news... Even before he heads here for his almost-confirmed concert in the New Year on his world tour, DAVID BOWIE is to perform to tens of thousands of fans worldwide with a single concert - by beaming it into dozens of cinemas.

The show will launch new album Reality, which he is expected to play in its entirety, as well as some of his classics. Fans unable to cram into the London concert on September 8 will be able to see the rock idol when it is beamed to large screens via satellite in spots such as Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Warsaw and Tokyo. - from New Zealand Herald)...

Live concert broadcasts are old hat to the rock'n'roll world, but DAVID BOWIE'S taking it one step farther: The rocker plans to broadcast a London show to movie theaters around the world. Bowie's Sept. 8 show in London will be broadcast live to fans across Europe, while fans in Australia and Asia can see it the next day. American fans, however, will have to wait a week for the Sept. 15 broadcast stateside - (from Aversion)...

NME: Multimedia first for Bowie...

The Daily Telegraph (Australia): Bowie's Global Show...

Soundgenerator: Bowie coming to a town near you...

DotMusic: Sound and Vision...

RTE Ireland: Bowie brings reality to cinemas...

Undercover: Bowie to play live in Australian cinema...


RADIO 2 DB INTERVIEW
15th August 2003

News on the BBC Radio 2 website mentions that this weekend RICHARD ALLINSON will be chatting with DAVID BOWIE. The interview with David will be broadcast on 13th September.

Not sure if this is replaces the previously scheduled live appearance on 20th September, that Richard mentioned on his show the other weekend. He announced that David would be in the studio to answer questions by telephone.

Visit Richard's page on the bbc.co.uk website.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALEXANDRIA!!!
15th August 2003

Happy 3rd Birthday Alexandria!
Have a wonderfully happy day!

Best wishes and lots of love
Paul, Dawn, Michael and Jade xxxx
and everyone on Wonderworld


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWN!!!
15th August 2003

Happy Birthday Mrs. Rednik
Put your feet up! Get me apron - I'll do the cooking!

Many happy returns of the day and lots of love as always
Paul, Michael and Jade xxx


REALITY BONUS DISC AND IMPORTS
14th August 2003

According to several music import websites including CDWow the various versions and the limited edition bonus disc for DAVID BOWIE'S Reality album will contain the following three tracks:

     Fly
     Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)
     Rebel Rebel (2002 version)


The Japanese editions of Reality, are scheduled to include the following:

'Reality' plus bonus: Japanese edition, scheduled to include one exclusive bonus track. CBS.

'Reality' plus bonus with DVD (LTD) (CD and DVD): Japanese edition scheduled to include one bonus track and a bonus DVD (Region 2). CBS.

'Your Turn To Drive' has also been mentioned as a bonus track in a recent interview in Ice magazine.

The Reality 2CD Limited Edition Digipack is now ready for pre-ordering priced at only £8.99 via CDWow which includes FREE delivery!

BOWIE WITH ADDED POPCORN
14th August 2003

Fans of DAVID BOWIE will be able to see him live in a special concert beamed by satellite to a Glasgow cinema screen. Bowie's London concert on September 8 - to launch his new album Reality - will be relayed to dozens of cinemas around the world.

Glasgow fans will be able to see the performance at the Odeon in Renfield Street. The 90-minute gig will be also be screened to cinemas in four other UK cities, including Edinburgh, and afterwards it will be made interactive so audiences can take part in a question and answer session, as well as requesting tracks.

The satellite event will also be seen by fans in far-flung spots such as Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Warsaw and Tokyo. The show will be a taster for his concert at the SECC, Glasgow, on November 28.

Read the full piece here as well as other news links:

Glasgow Evening Times: Glasgow cinema to show live Bowie gig

London Evening Standard: Bowie with added popcorn

BBC News: Bowie to play global cinema

Sky News: Bowie's Hi-Tech Concert


AND THE WOMAN COMES AGAIN
13th August 2003

The latest issue of WOMAN magazine here in the UK (dated August 18th) has a big two-page celebrity special interview with DAVID BOWIE entitled 'I Don't Do Nappies!' including a new photograph.

In the interview David talks about Reality, family life and his stance on drugs.

From Peter L

A SENSE OF ART
13th August 2003

Just published by Paupers Press is DAVID BOWIE: A Sense of Art a 15,000 word essay written by David Power. (ISBN: 0946650802).

Book Description: David Bowie once commented that Andy Warhol is one of the most important artists of the second half of the twentieth century because he helped to break down the barriers between high and low art. Whatever we may think of this judgement, we can see why Bowie himself would give such importance to an artist who did this. Bowie is first and foremost a rock star. However, there has always been a sense in which just being a rock star would not be enough for him. This has led him to mix into his music an unprecedented amount of influences from other art forms thereby adding weight to the rock medium itself. He has also, as an actor and painter, produced work of quality in art forms other than the rock medium. Thus, in his own way he has done something similar to Warhol in that he has, if not broken down the barriers between high and low art, then he has certainly blurred them.

The 55-page booklet is now available and can be purchased here or buy direct from the Paupers Press website.

DAVID LIVE ON BBC RADIO TWO
13th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE is scheduled to appear live on the RICHARD ALLINSON BBC Radio 2 programme next month on 20th September (Saturday) 15:30 - 18:30 GMT.

Last weekend Richard played David's next single 'New Killer Star' and announced that David would be his special guest in September.

David will be in the studio to answer questions by telephone. Anyone wishing to ask David a question can contact Richard Allinson via his webpage at bbc.co.uk where you will find the various contact information via email, telephone or just good old plain letter writing.

Visit the bbc.co.uk website.

INTERACTIVE LONDON REALITY GIG
13th August 2003

Tickets for the DAVID BOWIE Interactive London Reality Concert on 8th September will NOT be on sale. Virtually all of the tickets available for the show will be distributed via BowieNet to their members.

There will be various ticket competitions including one of the sponsors O2 - details of the venue will only be disclosed to ticket holders.

If you are not a BowieNet member you can still catch this exclusive performance at various cinemas by purchasing tickets that go on sale from 9.00 am tomorrow morning (Thursday).

Scroll down to 9th August news to see the cinema listings.

DAVID LOOKING COOL ON ICE
12th August 2003

Ice magazine cover DAVID BOWIE graces the cover of US magazine ICE (issue 198 Sept). Inside the article reveals that the Reality bonus CD will include two unreleased songs: 'Your Turn To Drive' and 'Fly', as well as the newly recorded version 'Rebel Rebel' from the recent Charlie's Angels soundtrack.

David also says in the interview that he may dive into the 'Outside' outtakes after the tour, if he doesn't write another album instead.

DB: "The one thing I can truly, seriously think about in the future that I would like to get my teeth into - it's just so daunting - is the rest of the work that Eno and I did when we started to do the Outside album. We did improv for 8 days, and we had something in the area of 20 hours worth of stuff that I just cannot begin to get close to listening to. But there are some absolute gems in there... after we get off the road on this tour, I might bring myself to doing it. Or I'll fail - I'll have written another album."

Thanks to DJ via the MB.

(Ed. I believe 'Your Turn To Drive' was the alternative title for 'Toy').

LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT REALITY TICKETS?
12th August 2003

Are you looking for DAVID BOWIE 'A Reality' tour sold out tickets? There are now around 70 or so free classified advertisements on the 'A Reality' Tour Ticket Exchange, a free service to db fans via BowieWonderworld. As well as numerous tickets available at face value, there are lots of wanted advertisements listed.

Feel free to post your own FREE classified ads yourself to trade/swop/sell tickets with other David Bowie fans worldwide. Big thanks and respect to all you db fans out there who are willing to sell their spare tickets at cost price and help out their fellow db fans.

Click on the link below to add your free advertisements here...

BOWIE FANS TICKET EXCHANGE

Or if you prefer you can email me and I'll post up any adverts on your behalf. Please make sure you add a password if you want to alter you advertisement later.

Important: Anyone deemed to be "ripping off" fans will get their advert deleted and blocked from posting again. Also please let me know as soon as possible if you get 'sorted' so I can remove your advertisement immediately.

"May the db fan force be with you."

There are still some tickets available for a few of the European shows on the Reality Tour.

BOWIE'S BRUM BROADCAST
11th August 2003

Prior to performing appearing at the NEC in November, DAVID BOWIE will be appearing at a very special event at the Odeon Cinema in New Street.

Bowie - a firm supporter of new digital developments - will make technological history by bringing his new album 'Reality' to cinemas all around the world.

In a specially produced performance, his live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally on 8 September - including New Street - culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and cinema audiences whom will also be able to make requests for Bowie classics.

The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as many cuts from his legendary back catalogue.

The 90-minute programme will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia. North America, Canada and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.

Tickets will be available directly from the Odeon, Birmingham New Street, from 9am on Thursday 14 August.

     David Bowie: Live By Satellite
     8 September 2003, 7pm
     Odeon Birmingham
     New Street
     B2 4NU
     ODEON CALL CENTRE: 0870 50 50 007


You can read the full story at icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
10th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of Spanish magazine EL PAIS SEMANAL which comes free with El Pais newspaper. Features eight pages, along with some photographs by Frank Ockenfield III - (from Stanley)...

The September issue of ICE magazine (198) features a review of DAVID BOWIE'S new album Reality - and according to the magazine one of the album tracks the fantasic 'She'll Drive The Big Car' is about suicide. The September issue mails on 7th August - (thanks to Vaun for the pointer)...

The 'Reality Jukebox' over on BOWIENET now has the following six song snippets for your listening pleasure: New Killer Star, Pablo Picasso, The Loneliest Guy, Looking For Water, She'll Drive The Big Car and Try Some, Buy Some - click here and then click on Reality Jukebox to have a sneak listening preview...

MARK OWEN formerly of Take That, currently on a high after his guest appearance at Knebworth with Robbie Williams, not to mention a top 5 single was interviewed on the Top Of The Pops Saturday Show on erm... Saturday. When he was asked who he would most like to work with... his reply was DAVID BOWIE...

I've finally got around to adding lots of new art contributions to the ARTS LAB section. There are new DAVID BOWIE related pieces from Robert Langer, a new gallery from Claudia Haas and two new galleries from Christiane Ertmer. Thanks guys - please keep the contribs coming in...

Also I'm part way through another sizeable update to the DAVID BOWIE In Concert Appearances archive. Updates, new information and memorabilia range from 1964 Gerry and the Pacemakers tour through to Iggy's The Idiot tour in 1977. Most updates are correct venue names (taken from ticket stubs) along with a few missing dates and ammendments. Big thanks to Martyn H for his assistance...

LIVE REALITY BROADCAST FROM LONDON
9th August 2003

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
DAVID BOWIE BRINGS HIS 'REALITY' TO CINEMAS WORLDWIDE
THE WORLD'S FIRST LIVE AND INTERACTIVE MUSIC EVENT


On September 8th 2003 in London, DAVID BOWIE will make technological history and bring his new album 'Reality' to cinemas all around the world.

In a specially produced performance, Bowie's live show is to be beamed via satellite to cinemas globally, culminating in a real time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and cinema audiences whom will also be able to make requests for Bowie classics.

The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September 15th on ISO/Columbia Records, as well as many cuts from his legendary back catalogue.

The 90-minute programme will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the following day across Asia, Japan and Australia. North America, Canada and South America will be able to catch the show on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.

This is the latest in a long line of groundbreaking technological advances for Bowie, BowieNet, his exclusive online community was the first to offer ISP capabilities to it's subscribers, he was an early exponent of e-mail using the then brand new form to communicate with the media during the legendary 'Serious Moonlight' tour in the 80's. In addition Bowie was at the cutting edge of digital technology by offering the first widespread online download of the track 'Telling Lies' in the mid 90's.

This spectacular trans-continental media event will cover the furthest flung corners of the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Milan, from New York to Sydney, from Edinburgh to Warsaw and from Toronto to Tokyo. The full list of theatres screening the event in Europe are listed below.

The show will be shot in digital widescreen and recorded in DTS digital 5.1 Surround sound for total digital delivery to cinemas - not a film reel in sight - representing the most innovative and wide reaching use of digital technology in cinemas to date.

Tickets will be available directly from the cinemas screening the show and are on sale from 9am Thursday August 14th.

This unique live and interactive show is a taster for David Bowie's brand new album, Reality and also his first world tour in almost a decade.

'REALITY' is due for release on ISO/Columbia Records on September 15th, just prior to Bowie beginning his highly anticipated sold out European tour, which will commence on October 7th in Copenhagen and comes to a close in Glasgow on November 28th.

UK
ODEON CALL CENTRE 0870 50 50 007
Odeon Edinburgh, Wester Hailles, 120 Wester Hailles Road
Odeon Glasgow, 56 Renfield Street
Odeon Birmingham, New Street
Odeon Brighton, Kings West, West Street, East Sussex
Odeon West End, 40 Leicester Square

GERMANY
CineStar Sony Center Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 4, 10785 Berlin
CineStar Filmpalast Dortmund, Steinstraße 44, 44147 Dortmund
CineStar Filmpalast Leipzig, Petersstraße 44, 04109 Leipzig
CineStar METROPOLIS Frankfurt, Eschenheimer Anlage 40, 60318 Frankfurt A.M.
UFA-Palast Gänsemarkt Hamburg, Gänsemarkt 45, 20354 Hamburg
CineMaxX München, Isartorplatz 8, 80331 München
Cinestar UFA-Arthouse Residenz, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 22-24, 50627 Köln

NORWAY
Colosseum Theatre, Fridtjof Nansens Vei 6
Konsertpaleet Theatre, Neumansgate 3
Nova Theatre, Olav Trygvasonsgate 5

ITALY
UCI Cinemas Marconi, Via Enrico Fermi 161 - Roma
Milan Arcadia, Via Martiri della Libertà, 20066 Melzo, Milan, Italy. Box Office: 39-02-954164.45

FRANCE
MK2, Paris

DENMARK
Empire Bio, Copenhagen

POLAND
UCI Warsaw

SWEDEN
The Draken, Stockhom

The performance sponsored by O2 check out their site for a chance to win tickets for this exclusive performance. David Bowie 'Live By Satellite - Text and Win' competition for one of five pairs of V.I.P. tickets including travel and overnight accommodation in London via www.02.co.uk the number you need to text is 'Bowie' to '81145'. Texts cost £1.50 plus the usual cost of your text messages.

UNDERWORLD SOUNDTRACK DETAILS
8th August 2003

As mentioned on here the other day, UNDERWORLD is one of the most highly anticipated genre films in over a decade. Lakeshore Record's soundtrack, which features exclusive songs and mixes (both in and inspired by the film), is an unparrelled collection of the best music the contemporary rock world has to offer.

The soundtrack album is produced by Danny Lohner of Nine Inch Nails whose unique relationships within the community of A-List talent brings such unprecendented highlights to this project as the first song ever penned by Maynard James Keenan (Tool / A Perfect Circle) for a motion picture and soundtrack album. Also appearing on the album is former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland who along with Lohner and Filter's Richard Patrick have created the formidable super group The Damning Well who make their debut on this album with the song 'Awakening.'

As a member of Nine Inch Nails, Danny participated in the creation of such critically acclaimed soundtrack albums as Natural Born Killers and Lost Highway, and he brings that same sensibility of artist integrety and superstar talent to this project.

One look through the album's track listing and you'll find contributions from artists as diverse and respected as Trust Co., Finch, Skinny Puppy, Page Hamilton, and DAVID BOWIE to name a few. Every track on this album is either written exclusively for this project, or is an exclusive remix, or rare version only available on this release.

Underworld, both as a film and an album is a truly unique marrige of artistic sound and vision.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

     01. The Damning Well: 'Awakening'
     featuring Wes Borland, Richard Patrick, Josh Freese, Danny Lohner

     02. Puscifer: 'REV 22:20'
     featuring Maynard James Keenan, Danny Lohner

     03. Page Hamilton: 'Throwing Punches'

     04. Milla: 'Rocket Collecting'

     05. Renholder: 'Now I Know'

     06. DAVID BOWIE: 'Bring Me The Disco King' (Loner Mix)
     featuring Maynard James Keenan & John Frusciante

     07. Skinny Puppy: 'Optimissed'

     08. Renholder: 'Down In The Lab'

     09. A Perfect Circle: 'Judith' (Renholder Mix)

     10. Dillinger Escape Plan: 'Baby's First Coffin'

     11. Johnette Napolitano: 'Suicide Note'

     12. Trust Company: 'Hover' (Quiet Mix)

     13. Renholder: 'Falling Through The Sky'

     14. A Perfect Circle: 'Weak and Powerless' (Tilling My Grave Mix)

     15. Finch: 'Worms of the Earth'

     16. Lisa Germano: 'From A Shell'

     17. Renholder: 'Death Dealer Descent'

     18. The Icarus Line: 'On The Lash'

     19. Sarah Bettens: 'All Of This Past'


You can pre-order the Underworld soundtrack now.

Check out the official soundtrack website @ lakeshore-records.com

GET SOME REALITY NOW
7th August 2003

DAVID BOWIE'S brand new album REALITY can now be ordered online - let's get this album number one based on advanced sales by all ordering NOW!

The album is released in UK and Europe on 15th September and the following day (16th) in the USA - the album will be delivered directly to your door on the day of release.

If you pre-order Reality in the UK NOW you can get the album for ONLY £8.49.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

Reality cover      01. New Killer Star
     02. Pablo Picasso
     03. Never Get Old
     04. The Loneliest Guy
     05. Looking For Water
     06. She'll Drive The Big Car
     07. Days
     08. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     09. Try Some, Buy Some
     10. Reality
     11. Bring Me The Disco King


The album features two covers 'Pablo Picasso' written by Jonathan Richman and 'Try Some, Buy Some' by George Harrison.

Pre-Order Reality NOW UK customers (£8.49) and USA customers ($18.98).

BOWIE UNDERWORLD
6th August 2003

A strange clash of artists is set to appear on the soundtrack to the vampire flick UNDERWORLD, which hits theatres next month in the USA on 19th September.

DAVID BOWIE has teamed up with Tool/APC's Maynard James Keenan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante to lead the charge with 'Bring Me The Disco King'.

Followed by the equally inventive teaming of The Damning Well, the eclectic combo of former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, Filter's Richard Patrick, A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese and Nine Inch Nails' Danny Lohner, with the song 'Awakening.'

The album, due on 2nd September, also features contributions from Skinny Puppy, Finch and Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano.

So what's the movie about? Well... 'Underworld' reimagines Vampires as a secretive clan of modern, aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city's underbelly. The balance of power is upset when a beautiful young Vampire and a nascent Lycan - deadly rivals for centuries - fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in a fast-paced, modern-day tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love, all set against the backdrop of an ancient feud between the two tribes in a timeless, Gothic metropolis.

Check out the rather fab official EnterTheUnderworld website where you can view and download several movie trailers, screensavers and all that malarky.

The movie, directed by Len Wiseman, on his directorial debut, looks quite fantastic... beautiful lighting, vampires, sexy leather gear, pointy teeth and DB on the soundtrack. What more could you possibly want?

MUCH BOWIE ON MUCH MUSIC
6th August 2003

North America's longest running music and pop show 'The NewMusic' TV show celebrates it's 25th Anniversary Season with a two part special.

     Part I - Monday, August 25th @ 9:30pm ET (30min).
     Part II - Monday, September 8th @ 9:30pm ET (30 min).

Featuring on the first special 'The NewMusic' looks back at the artists that have defined generations, the trends that changed the face of music and pop culture. In addition, TNM goes back to first encounters with superstars DAVID BOWIE, Bono, The Clash, and recaps TNM award-winning features dealing with social and pop culture issues from around the world.

The second Part II programme concludes their anniversary look-back by poking fun at the industry, and at themselves. Artists at their worst, legendary fights and walkouts (Marianne Faithful, Lou Reed), vintage Host bloopers, bad hair days and more.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
6th August 2003

Tickets for the second DAVID BOWIE Paris show at Palais Omnisports Bercy on 21st October go on sale to the general public next Monday 11th August at 9:00am (CET) (10:00am GMT)...

The DAVID BOWIE Realty tour warm up gig for BowieNet Members only at The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, New York is now SOLD OUT...

For the numerous people who emailed and asked about the brand new BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE bonus DVD - it is Region 0, so therefore you can play it anywhere...

MUSIC ZONE shops in the UK are selling the IGGY POP Jesus: This Is Iggy on DVD for a mere £4. The DVD features lots of DAVID BOWIE footage and references...

OUR PRICE Record Stores are selling Basquiat on DVD for £6 - (from Andy)...

For those of you who missed last Saturday's NYC telephone conversation between DAVID BOWIE and JONATHAN ROSS on his Radio 2 show can now listen to the archived version on the bbc.co.uk website at BBC2 Radio 2 Jonathan Ross....

MACY GRAY TO SUPPORT USA LEG
5th August 2003

MACY GRAY will be supporting DAVID BOWIE throughout the US leg of his 'A Reality' tour starting in December.

Tickets for the US leg of tour go on sale in September.

BOWIENET MEMBERS ONLY GIG IN NY
4th August 2003

Update: NOW SOLD OUT - DAVID BOWIE and his band will perform a warm up gig for his forthcoming 'A Reality' world tour at THE CHANCE THEATER in Poughkeepsie, New York, on 19th August for BowieNet members only.

BowieNet members can purchase their tickets priced at $45 limited to two per member.

Tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm EST, (10:00pm GMT) .

Venue: 6 Crannell Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Tel: (845) 471-1966.


From BowieNet

David Bowie to play The Chance - Poughkeepsie Journal.

David Bowie sneaks in nightclub show as world tour beckons - LiveDaily.com

ST. VINCENT BOWIE STAMP
3rd August 2003

St Vincent stamp BowieWonderworld has teamed up with Stampville to offer you the ONLY genuine and official DAVID BOWIE postage stamp ever issued. The island of St. Vincent issued their Famous Entertainers Stamp Set in 1991 which features David Bowie.

First Day Cover The eight artists commemorated are: David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and George Michael.

There are and have been several fake stamps currently on sale via eBay and from various disreputable stamp dealers around the world.

Buy the one and only true genuine collectors item from Stampville.com:: ENTERTAINERS STAMP SHEET 1992 - ST.VINCENT (Music & Musician Stamps) The full Entertainers Stamp Set is available for ONLY $14.99.

CRANKING OUT THE WHITE NOISE
3rd August 2003

Reminder: Released tomorrow in the UK (4th Aug) is one of the most sought-after DAVID BOWIE albums finally being re-released after being deleted for years, and with a comprehensive facelift - Black Tie White Noise is now available as a 3-disc set. On the first disc is the original and much underrated album, while the second disc is full of remixes, soundtrack-only tracks, b-sides, and previously unreleased material.

As well as that the third disc, a DVD (region 0), contains numerous interview sections with David talking candidly about the people that helped him on the album (including Lester Bowie, Mick Ronson and Nile Rodgers), as well as on more weighty subjects such as marriage, sexuality, drugs and 'otherness'. Interspersed wth these interviews are several live performances from the album, all recorded at the Hollywood Center Studios in August 1993, and even the videos to the three singles to be taken from the album, including the fantastic 'Jump They Say'.

All in all a wonderful package for fans and collectors alike - it's been a long time coming but Black Tie White Noise has finally been done justice.

Black Tie White Noise Special Release Track listings:
Disc: 1

     01. The Wedding
     02. You've Been Around
     03. I Feel Free
     04. Black Tie White Noise
     05. Jump They Say
     06. Nite Flights
     07. Pallas Athena
     08. Miracle Goodnight
     09. Don't Let Me Down & Down
     10. Looking For Lester
     11. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
     12. The Wedding Song

Disc: 2
     01. Real Cool World
     02. Lucy Can't Dance
     03. Jump They Say (Rock Mix)
     04. Black Tie White Noise (3rd Floor US Radio Mix)
     05. Miracle Goodnight (Make Believe Mix)
     06. Don't Let Me Down And Down (Jangan Susahkan Hatiku) (Indonesian Vocal Version)
     07. You've Been Around (Dangers 12" Remix)
     08. Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm 12" Remix)
     09. Black Tie White Noise (Here Come Da Jazz)
     10. Pallas Athena (Don't Stop Praying Mix No.2)
     11. Nite Flights (Moodswings Back To Basics Remix)
     12. Jump They Say (Dub Oddity)

Black Tie White Noise Special Release Disc: 3 (DVD Region 0)
     01. The Wedding/Jump They Say
     02. With Lester Bowie/Looking For Lester
     03. On Reeves Gabrels
     04. You've Been Around
     05. Expanding And Experimenting
     06. Nite Flights
     07. Otherness/You've Been Around
     08. Miracle Goodnight
     09. On Marriage/The Wedding
     10. Black Tie White Noise
     11. With Mick Ronson
     12. I Feel Free
     13. With Nile Rodgers/Looking For Lester
     14. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
     15. Jump They Say
     16. Black Tie White Noise
     17. Credits

You can purchase the album NOW.

DAVID ON JR RADIO 2 SHOW
2nd August 2003

During his live telephone conversation with JONATHAN ROSS on his Radio 2 show this afternoon, DAVID BOWIE mentioned that he is currently in band rehearsals for his forthcoming 'A Reality' world tour.

Besides new songs from Reality, he'll be also be performing live the following songs: 'The Motel', 'Battle For Britain', 'Suffragette City', 'Loving The Alien', as well as songs from Heathen.

Most exciting news is that this coming Monday David is adding 'Win' to the 'A Reality' tour rehearsals.

Also broadcast on the show was the world first exclusive play of David's next single the fantastic 'New Killer Star', to be released in September.

David said that his version of 'Pablo Picasso' by Jonathan Richman which features on his Reality album features a Spanish guitar is completely unrecognisable from the original.

You can listen online here at the BBC website. The interview will be archived at the website for those of you who missed it.

GAZ SALUTES DAVID
1st August 2003

A GAZ COOMBES interview in today's GUARDIAN newspaper entitled 'Splendour in the Supergrass' by Will Hodgkinson features several DAVID BOWIE mentions.

Most of Coombes' favourite records were made in the late 1960s and early 70s, and he's still unearthing buried treasure from rock's golden age. In the music room of his flat, where he spends much of his time in the company of pianos and guitars, he digs out an album called Fully Qualified Survivor by the 60s British folk singer Mike Chapman. "I bought this because it features (David Bowie's guitarist) Mick Ronson's first ever studio performance. He does a few great solos, and Bowie got Ronson to play on The Man who Sold the World after hearing it."

The walls of the living room of the Brighton flat are decorated with classic albums, and there are a handful of Bowies up there, The Man Who Sold The World among them. "I would say it's my favourite record of all time. Sometimes after listening to it I really do feel that we, as a band, are lacking in everything. It's so direct: it's basic and economical, the instruments are never crowded, the melodies are amazing, the lyrics are great, and Bowie shows how you can play with a tough rock band and still have sophisticated ideas. Bowie is where it all started for me. My mum says she remembers me getting into his music when I was four or five."

You can read the full article online at the Guardian Unlimited website.

I LEANED BACK ON MY RADIO
1st August 2003

Jonathan gives the thumbs up! Reminder: Don't forget that DAVID BOWIE will be interviewed live by telephone on the JONATHAN ROSS Radio 2 show tomorrow morning (2nd Aug). Besides the telephone interview live from NYC, Jonathan will also be playing the world exclusive first airing of David's next single 'New Killer Star' taken from his forthcoming album Reality. Both the single and album are scheduled for release next month.

The radio show starts at 10:00am until 13:00 (GMT) so expect db on around 12-ish. Also appearing on the show are Siouxsue Soux and Rolf Harris.

You can listen online here at the BBC website.

JR has also left a message on the BW Message Boards stating that David is also set to appear on his TV show 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross' on BBC1 TV. JR says: "DB is booked on first show of my next series in September - I hope he'll be performing live again."

BOWIE FAN TICKET CLASSIFIEDS
1st August 2003

Let's beat the touts with '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 gigs you can now post your own classified ads yourself to trade/swop/sell tickets with other Bowie fans worldwide.

There must be around 50 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. Love on ya!

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

Bowie Fans 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 you 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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