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T IN THE PARK TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW
30th November 2003

As mentioned yesterday DAVID BOWIE is to headline at next year's T IN THE PARK festival in Scotland at Balado, near Kinross on July 10th-11th, 2004.

Tickets for T In The Park go sale tomorrow (Monday). For more information visit ticketmaster.


ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2004
30th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE has jumped at the chance to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival next year. The star said he has longed to play the legendary event which was revived in 2002.

Bowie said of the show: "I was so envious of other acts that got to do the other Isle of Wight Festivals - it is really coming back."

The festival hosted performances by The Who, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors in its earlier incarnation. It was held each summer from 1968 to 1970. The next festival will take place from June 11th to 13th.

Bowie added: "This is the very first time I have been to the Isle of Wight Festival. Obviously I've been to the Isle of Wight, it's a fabulous place - I used to go there on holiday when I was a kid. I jumped at it, it is a smashing thing to do."

Bowie - who has been a Glastonbury headliner in the past - said he loved the vibe of festivals... "It is definitely one of my favourite ways to work - I love older and younger bands, and for a guy like me it is great to see the mix."

From ITV News.

DAVID TO HEADLINE T IN THE PARK
30th November 2003

Rock god DAVID BOWIE will headline Scotland’s biggest music festival next year, it was announced today. The star is the first act to be confirmed for the T in the Park at Balado, near Kinross.

Organisers expect more than 100,000 revellers to gather for the eleventh successive annual festival on July 10 and 11.

Geoff Ellis, chief executive of promoters DF Concerts, hailed the signing as a major coup.

"It is testament to the world status of T in the Park that a music legend such as David Bowie is keen to sign up so early for the 2004 festival," he said.

"Bringing David Bowie to T in the Park fulfils a personal achievement and I know that his performance will become a very special moment in the festival's already rich history.

"He is a timeless artist who never stops innovating and reinventing himself and his influence will undoubtedly be seen on many of the other artists and bands who will accompany him at T in the Park next year."

Tickets for the 2004 festival go on sale on Monday.

By Paul O'Hare via Scottish Press Association.

THE PETER PAN OF ROCK
29th November 2003

For those of you who didn't see DAVID BOWIE's appearance on the PARKINSON show tonight on BBC1, here's a quick low-down.

David was introduced by Michael Parkinson as 'the Peter Pan of rock', and after Victoria Beckham's interview, David and the band performed an arousing... sorry I meant a rousing version of 'Ziggy Stardust', followed later on (after Clive James' interview) by the excellent 'The Loneliest Guy'. The second song came complete with some rather nice BBC camera-work image mixing.

David's interview covered topics such as Little Richard's big brother 'Big Little Richard' and the fact that Little Richard has the same eye condition as db... Travis wondering how to keep on rocking in years to come... receiving bus passes when you're over 65, to which db wryly replied "just buy own your own bus - it's easier"... talk of toupees complete with a funny story by db about a certain singer's misfortunes on stage in front of a fan (btw that's an electric fan not an audience member) and his flapping head rug... gay Martians... and a whole host of other subjects.


GRAND GLASGOW FINALE
29th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed the final show of the European leg of his 'A Reality' tour last night in Glasgow, Scotland at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (Hall 4).

There was a fantastic atmosphere in the venue as always the case with Scottish crowds. For me, this was amongst the best ever three shows I've ever witnessed... and believe me I've seen a few over the years.

Right from the start, David in a high state of joviality, noticed in the crowd a young boy with a painted Aladdin Sane lightning flash painted on his face and asked for him to be picked up. The boy was duly lifted for everyone to see.

Highlights included: David inviting the audience to all sing-a-long to 'All The Young Dudes' which absolutely sounded fantastic. Again, the audience applause after 'Starman' went on and on and on... quite unbelievable. David was obviously touched and taken a-back by the response, he suggested "I won't make the same mistake again. I'll make sure we come back here again."

During the show a banner made by Charly was held aloft, which soon made it's way onto the stage towards David. He grasped it and held it aloft for all the arena to see. It read: 'Dean - This One's For You' and he said "that those who knew what it was about, would know what it was for". That was a nice touch David, thank you.

Another comment (disguised as an announcement) by David went: "Not only is the last show of the tour, it's the last show we'll ever do... (pause)... in Scotland... until T In The Park!"

David totally re-arranged the song order from the official set-lists that were placed on stage and at the mixing desk. It was quite entertaining watching the technicians running around switching different guitars back and forth. He certainly kept them on their toes last night and they did a grand job as always.

The twenty-eight song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Fashion
     06. Cactus
     07. Afraid
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. China Girl
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. The Jean Genie
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Life On Mars?
     17. Ashes To Ashes
     18. Starman
     19. Be My Wife
     20. Let's Dance
     21. Never Get Old
     22. Changes
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"

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


T In The Park 2004 will be held on 10th and 11th July 2004 at Balado, near Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Weekend tickets go on sale Monday 1st December 2003.


DAVID ON PARKINSON TONIGHT
29th November 2003

Reminder: Don't forget that DAVID BOWIE is the main guest on PARKINSON tonight on BBC1 television. The programme kicks off at 21:30 GMT.

David was interviewed and also performed two songs, a golden oldie and one from his new album Reality.


WEMBLEY ARTIST OF THE YEAR
28th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE has been awarded the prestigious Wembley Male Artist of the Year Award! David received the award backstage at Wembley, after his spectacular show. He inherits the title from last year's winner, Rod Stewart, and follows a succession of prolific artists including Tom Jones, Bob Dylan and Elton John.


DEAN ANDREWS - REST IN PEACE
27th November 2003

I'm devastated and deeply saddened to bring you the tragic news that DEAN ANDREWS was involved in a road traffic accident in Wembley on Tuesday evening.

The accident occurred at 7:50pm at the junction of Harrow Road and Clifton Avenue in Wembley as Dean was making his way to the concert.

The police are appealing for any witnesses to the accident - please call the collision investigation unit on 020 8246 9851.

Dean who lived in Corby, Northants was very well known amongst the db fan fraternity, especially here in the UK. Everyone that knew him will miss his sense of fun and happy go lucky attitude.

I would like to convey our deepest sympathies to Dean's family and friends.

Rest in peace Dean, you were one in a million.


SECOND WEMBLEY CONCERT
26th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band played the second of two sold out homecoming concerts tonight at the Wembley Arena in London, England.

'Starman' was added to the setlist for the first time this tour and 'Life On Mars?' received yet another standing ovation from the audience. The twenty-six song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fashion
     05. Cactus
     06. Hang On To Yourself
     07. Starman
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Be My Wife
     17. Fantastic Voyage
     18. She'll Drive The Big Car
     19. The Jean Genie
     20. Afraid
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"
Encore:
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Review: NDTV.com - David Bowie performs in London.

From Lodger79 and TheLodger.

TOP BANDS BOOST BOWIE CONFIDENCE
26th November 2003

Working with top rated bands at pop festivals in the mid-1990s boosted DAVID BOWIE's flagging self-confidence, he says. For although he has been on stage for nearly 40 years, performing live had always been a challenge for him.

"If something went wrong, my self-confidence would disappear," the British singer told the New York Post. "I was so fragile that way because I didn't actually believe I was a stage performer. Then we started doing festivals in the mid-'90s, working with top-rate bands like Prodigy. It was like: 'Phew, I've got to measure myself against this.'

"And you know what? We were going down really well considering all these bands were half my age and some of them a third of my age.

VI think that did such a lot for my confidence as a performer."

From IrelandOnline via NYP.

BOWIE'S BACK IN LONDON
25th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band played the first of two sold out homecoming concerts tonight at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The twenty-five song set list ran as follows:

David at Wembley AP Press      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. The Motel
     17. Loving The Alien
     18. Never Get Old
     19. Changes
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"

Encore:
     22. Bring Me The Disco King
     23. Five Years
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Check out some photographs from last night's gig at the Wembley Arena - (from Güldenstern).

Thanks to LunaMagic.

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT AGAIN
23rd November 2003

DAVID BOWIE's second of two shows at The Point in Dublin, Ireland took place tonight. The lengthy gig, almost three hours saw David and the band play a record thirty-five song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
(plus a snippet of 'Get It On' in the bridge!)
     06. Sister Midnight
     07. Afraid
     08. All The Young Dudes
     09. Days
     10. Be My Wife
     11. China Girl
     12. The Loneliest Guy
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Fantastic Voyage
     15. Hallo Spaceboy
     16. Sunday
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Life On Mars?
     19. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     20. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. The Motel
     23. Loving The Alien
     24. Breaking Glass
     25. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     26. Never Get Old
     27. Changes
     28. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     29. "Heroes"

Encore:
     30. Bring Me The Disco King
     31. Slip Away
     32. Heathen (The Rays)
     33. Five Years
     34. Hang On To Yourself
     35. Ziggy Stardust


Many thanks to Lodger79 and TheLodger.

DAVID INTERVIEW IN THE SCOTTISH SUNDAY MAIL
23rd November 2003

There is a exclusive two-page interview with DAVID BOWIE in todays SCOTTISH SUNDAY MAIL newspaper where David talks about fatherhood, OOD, living forever and 9/11.

Interviewed by Billy Sloan, the piece entitled 'I missed my son growing up... I'm not going to make the same mistake with my daughter', some of the highlights include:

"I desperately want to live forever. You know what I want to still be around in another 40 or 50 years," said David...

I remarked to David that he's a lucky bleeder... He agreed: "I am, I am. It's like the story where the hotel waiter says to George Best, 'Where did it all go wrong?' In my case, it's, 'Where did it all go right?'"...

Bowie can't wait to hit the SECC next Friday. He told me: "It's gonna be fantastic in Scotland. It's the last gig on our European tour. It's always great for me there."...

You can read the full article online at sundaymail.co.uk website.

Thanks to Gaz for the heads up.

REALITY BITES IN THE OBSERVER
23rd November 2003

UK newspaper THE OBSERVER contains a review of DAVID BOWIE's concert from Manchester entitled 'Reality Bites' by Molly Woodcraft.

...'Wake up, Manchester, your grandad's here,' he shouts four numbers in and for some of those crowded round his little pontoon in front of the stalls, this may not be such an exaggeration of the gulf between their ages. But age has not bowed Bowie. He looks about 30 - trim and toned, with taut skin and all his own hair.

...He's got himself an extraordinary band, too, the best he's taken on the road in years. Who would have believed Earl Slick and Gerry Leonard on guitars? Top that off with Mike Garson and Cat Russell on keys backed by the powerhouse of Gail Ann Dorsey on bass and Sterling Cambell on drums and you know you're on to a winner.

You can read the full article online at observer.guardian.co.uk website.

Thanks to PeterT for the heads up.

DAVID WANTED FOR THE SIMPSONS
23rd November 2003

Featured in todays INDEPENDENT newspaper in the UK is an article by Ian Burrell the Media and Culture Correspondent... who interviews MATT WARBURTON the co-producer of the utterly fabulous THE SIMPSONS television show.

Mr. Warburton said the Simpsons production team had drawn up a list of 10 British stars they had hoped would take cameo roles. "There was a part for a famous British musician. I would have liked DAVID BOWIE or Morrissey, who lives in LA. We couldn't use Thom Yorke because he'd already been in South Park and we couldn't use Elton John because he has already been on the show and so has Sir Paul McCartney."

The writer said the Simpsons team still hoped to persuade Bowie to appear in a later episode.

You can read the full article here

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
22nd November 2003

DAVID BOWIE's first of two shows at The Point in Dublin, Ireland took place tonight. There was extensive filming done at the gig for which db said was for the possible making of a future DVD release. The 2nd gig tomorrow is also to be filmed. The twenty-seven song set list went as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Life On Mars?
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. The Motel
     17. Loving The Alien
     18. Never Get Old
     19. Changes
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"

Encore:
     22. Bring Me The Disco King
     23. Slip Away
     24. Heathen (The Rays)
     25. Five Years
     26. Hang On To Yourself
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Thanks to Lodger79 and TheLodger.

DB ON NEXT PARKINSON SHOW
22nd November 2003

After tonight's PARKINSON show on BBC1, Michael P announced that DAVID BOWIE would be a guest on the show next week, along with Victoria Beckham.

The final show of this series will air on BBC1 next Saturday 29th November, at 21:30 until 22:30 GMT, which the day after his final UK concert in Glasgow.

REALITY SACD HYBRID RELEASE
21st November 2003

DAVID BOWIE's Reality album gets a Hybrid SACD release on 4th November by ISO/Columbia. The single disc with 3 layers has following tracklisting:

DISC 1:
     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

DISC 2:
     01. New Killer Star
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     02. Pablo Picasso
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     03. Never Get Old
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     04. The Loneliest Guy
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     05. Looking For Water
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     06. She'll Drive The Big Car
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     07. Days
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     08. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     09. Try Some, Buy Some
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     10. Reality
(2-Channel Stereo Version)
     11. Bring Me The Disco King
(2-Channel Stereo Version)

DISC 3:
     01. New Killer Star
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     02. Pablo Picasso
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     03. Never Get Old
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     04. The Loneliest Guy
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     05. Looking For Water
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     06. She'll Drive The Big Car
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     07. Days
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     08. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     09. Try Some, Buy Some
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     10. Reality
(5.1 Multichannel Version)
     11. Bring Me The Disco King
(5.1 Multichannel Version)

From Sony Music

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
21st November 2003

Check out some nice photographs of DAVID BOWIE taken by GEORGI at the opening gig in Birmingham at the NEC by clicking this link...

DAVID BOWIE tribute band CHANGESBOWIE are playing at the Beacon Court in Gillingham, England tomorrow night (22nd November)...


BOWIE IN BIRMINGHAM II
20th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band played the second of two shows tonight at the NEC Arena. There was again a great atmosphere with David stating right from the start that he was going to mix up the set list. Highlights included the crowd going mental during All The Young Dudes with a long applause that kept going and going.

After David's duet with Gail Ann Dorsey on 'Under Pressure', he presented her with a birthday cake and sang 'Happy Birthday' to her. [Ed. cough... I'm glad David got the right date]

Life On Mars? also went down a storm, again the audience giving a long applause at the end. The twenty-eight song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. Reality
     05. Fame
     06. Cactus
     07. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     08. China Girl
     09. All The Young Dudes
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday

Band Introduction
     14. Under Pressure

Happy Birthday (sung to Gail Ann Dorsey)
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Ashes To Ashes
     17. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     18. Loving The Alien
     19. Days
     20. Never Get Old
     21. Changes
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Fantastic Voyage
     25. Heathen
     26. Five Years
     27. Hang On To Yourself
     28. Ziggy Stardust



HAPPY BIRTHDAY BY GAD
20th November 2003

Very Happy Birthday wishes to GAIL ANN DORSEY - we hope you had a wonderful day

Best wishes from everyone here at Wonderworld


BOWIE IN BIRMINGHAM I
19th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band played the first of two shows tonight at the NEC Arena. There was a great atmosphere with David in a jovial mood throughout... fantastic show. The twenty-eight song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. The Jean Genie
     05. Fame
     06. Cactus
     07. China Girl
     08. Afraid
     09. Fashion
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Life On Mars?
     16. Ashes To Ashes
     17. The Motel
     18. Loving The Alien
     19. Never Get Old
     20. Changes
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. Bring Me The Disco King
     24. Slip Away
     25. Heathen
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust



BOWIE CHOOSES WELLINGTON
19th November 2003

Wellington has beaten Auckland in the battle to woo British rock star DAVID BOWIE.

Bowie will perform his only New Zealand show at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on February 14th. The show, part of Bowie's seven-month 18-country A Reality Tour, is a coup for the capital and the stadium. Wellington has missed out on several big acts during the past two years, and the stadium has staged only one rock concert - Robbie Williams in November 2001.

Bowie's Melbourne-based promoter Paul Dainty said he chose Wellington because he was impressed by the stadium, its management's proposal and support from Wellington City Council.

Up to 35,000 tickets will go on sale on November 27th.

From Dominion Post newspaper via MikeH.

Update from BowieNet: Pre-sale tickets for BowieNet members go on sale TODAY at 9:00 am Thursday New Zealand time.


JAPANESE DATES CONFIRMED
19th November 2003

Three Japanese dates have been confirmed for the A Reality tour. DAVID BOWIE will play the following March 2004 concerts..

     8th March: JAPAN, TOKYO, Budokan
     9th March: JAPAN, TOKYO, Budokan
     11th March: JAPAN, OSAKA, Castle Hall


From TBB @ BowieNet

WHEN EVERYTHING TASTES NICE
18th November 2003

THE DANDY WARHOLS currently supporting DAVID BOWIE on his 'A Reality' UK tour have their next single Plan A scheduled for release next Monday on 24th November by EMI/Parlophone.

Included on this new single release is their live acoustic version of David Bowie's classic 'The Jean Genie', which I'm told is something special.

Available in CD and 7" limited edition coloured vinyl. The UK (CDCLS-851) tracklisting is: Plan A, The Jean Genie, You Were The Last High (Dirty Vegas Dub Mix) and Plan A (Video).

You can pre order their new single now.

REALITY PLUS BONUS DVD
17th November 2003

Reminder: Released today is the DAVID BOWIE Reality album with bonus DVD (cat. no. 5125553). The live DVD footage is taken from David's recent 'Live By Satellite' concert from London, Hammersmith at the Riverside Studio, which was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. Note also there is a bonus track on the CD, David's own cover version of the Kink's song 'Waterloo Sunset'.

The full tracklisting for both discs are as follows:

DISC 1:
     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
     12. Waterloo Sunset (Non-Album Track)

DISC 2:
     01. New Killer Star (Live DVD Version)
     02. Pablo Picasso (Live DVD Version)
     03. Never Get Old (Live DVD Version)
     04. The Loneliest Guy (Live DVD Version)
     05. Looking For Water (Live DVD Version)
     06. She'll Drive The Big Car (Live DVD Version)
     07. Days (Live DVD Version)
     08. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon (Live DVD Version)
     09. Try Some, Buy Some (Live DVD Version)
     10. Reality (Live DVD Version)
     11. Bring Me The Disco King (Live DVD Version)

You can purchase the Reality + Bonus DVD NOW.

(Ed. I've just watched the bonus DVD tonight... all I can say is three words... fab-u-lous)

BOWIE ROCKS MANC LAND
17th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band rocked Manchester tonight at the Manchester Evening News Arena. They played a twenty-three song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday

Band Intro:
     12. Under Pressure
     13. Life On Mars?
     14. Ashes To Ashes
     15. The Motel
     16. Loving The Alien
     17. Never Get Old
     18. Changes
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

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



DAVID POPS IN FOR A NATTER
17th November 2003

David on Mark and Lard show DAVID BOWIE made a guest appearance on RADIO ONE at the Oxford Road Studios in Manchester on the MARK 'N' LARD radio show this afternoon.

David popped into the studios at 2:00pm for 45 minutes with a film crew in tow, and chatted about all sorts ranging from... Mark Radcliffe's excellent arts programme about the Lowry, followed by a spot of wine tasting... blow-up Reality sex toy... his '56 Supro guitar... Link Wray... iTunes... downloading music... they played the Rachel Stevens (with the Andy Warhol sample) which David liked... coffee drinking... eating spaghetti... packing in smoking... Fashion and clothes... Kendals shopping... The Office on DVD and not buying a house in Amsterdam.

After the interview, David then popped back on air to wish Gae (Blam's wife) a get well message and a speedy recovery after her recent operation. (Ed. Get well real soon hon).

Click here for more web cam shots from the interview. In case you missed the interview I'm sure you'll be be able to listen in on Mark 'n' Lard's web pages @ www.bbc.co.uk once it's been archived in the next few days.

REALITY TOUR WARDROBE
17th November 2003

LICHEN Custom Clothier and Costume Design in NYC have had the pleasure to collaborate with ICR vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick for DAVID BOWIE's 'A Reality' tour wardrobe.

At Lichen, they're passionate about fashion, obsessed with music, and inspired by history - especially the design and construction of antique clothing. They live for unique fabric combinations, stage elements, and old ideas married with new, always with attention to the finest detail.

Check out the Lichen website @ www.lichen-nyc.com for more information and some photographs of David wearing their designs.


STARMAN RETURNS TO s:2
16th November 2003

An exclusive DAVID BOWIE inteview appears in today's SUNDAY EXPRESS magazine supplement s:2 here in the UK.

The boy keeps swinging on the eve of his UK tour, the ever-changing Mr. Bowie gives s:2 an exclusive insight into life on tour, with his family and in the studio.

The two-page full colour article by Paul Sexton entitled 'Starman Returns' also includes a great live shot from his recent Paris concert.


FRENCH FINALE IN LYON
15th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE played his final French gig of his A Reality tour tonight in Lyon at La Halle Tony Garnier. David and the band rocked through a twenty-three song set list which went as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday
     12. Under Pressure
     13. Life On Mars?
     14. Ashes To Ashes
     15. The Motel
     16. Loving The Alien
     17. Never Get Old
     18. Changes
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

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


From Robert.

THE DOWN UNDER BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
15th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE was interviewed in Brussels via telephone by Patrick Donovan for Australian THE AGE newspaper - The Real David Bowie interview can be read or listened to online. There are also a couple of recent live photographs, as well as the interview...

Down under vintage DAVID BOWIE appears on Foxtel today (Sat) on Arena (Channel 22) at 11:45 pm AEST: Saturday Night Live: Starring Martin Sheen and David Bowie. This show was originally broadcast in 1979 on December 15th, on NBC, USA. David Bowie appears as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live shortly after the release of his Lodger album. In an amazingly inventive performance, Bowie is joined by the 'operatic' Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias to recreate a 'Cabaret Voltaire' performance. Three songs were performed: The Man Who Sold The World, Boys Keep Swinging and TVC-15 - (from 96dbFreak)...


BOWIE BACK ON STAGE
14th November 2003

After a few days recoperation DAVID BOWIE took to the stage tonight in Marseille, France at the Le Dome de Marseille and performed a twenty-three song set list, which included 'Life On Mars?' for the first time during the 'A Reality' tour.

This makes a total of 49 different songs performed on this tour so far.

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday
     12. Under Pressure
     13. Life On Mars?
     14. Ashes To Ashes
     15. The Motel
     16. Loving The Alien
     17. Never Get Old
     18. Changes
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"

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


From LunaMagic.

BOWIE MOJO SPECIAL EDITION
14th November 2003

Mojo Bowie Special Magazine MOJO presents a 148-page full-colour glossy special edition celebrating the life and work of DAVID BOWIE, rock 'n' roll's most remarkable superstar.

Featuring new interviews, unseen photographs, the untold stories, rare memorabilia, every Bowie album reviewed and The Top 20 Best Bowie Songs Ever... as voted by you. Available in all good newsagents from 14th November - Or by ordering online here.

Price (inc p+p) - £5.99 UK, £6.99 Europe and £7.99 US + rest of world.

Inside the magazine there many previously unseen photographs and the following articles:

Foreword by Siouxsie Sioux

Buddha of Suburbia by Peter Doggett
      - (from Bromley to Swinging London, the story begins)

Daydream Believer by Chris Welch
      - (In search of stardom with the help of Ken Pitt)

Best Of Bowie: Dress For Excess by Johnny Rogan
      - (The Man Who Sold The World album)

Bowie People: Mick Ronson by Pat Gilbert

Bowie Eye Witness: Who's That Girl? by John Mendelssohn
      - (David touches down in America - wearing a dress)

Bowie Visions: Young Dude
      - (Photographs: 1966-1971)

Best Of Bowie: High Anxiety by Pat Gilbert
      - (Hunky Dory album)

The Prettiest Stars by Mark Paytress
      - (Battling it out with glam, luminary Marc Bolan)

Bowie People: Tony DeFries

Best Of Bowie: Mars Attacks! by Dave Thompson
      - (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album)

Rock Circus by Charles Shaar Murray
      - (How Ziggy Stardust altered rock forever)

Bowie Eye Witness: Ziggy Quits by Martin Hayman

Best Of Bowie: Dark Star by Alexis Petridis
      - (Aladdin Sane album)

Bowie Eye Witness: Watch That Man by Chris Charlesworth
      - (Meet rock's most skilled media manipulator?)

Best Of Bowie: Apocalypse Now by Cliff McLenehan
      - (Diamond Dogs album)

Bowie People: Mick Rock

Bowie Visions: Stardust Memories
      - (Photographs: 1972-1979)

Best Of Bowie: Disco Inferno by Lucy O'Brien
      - (Young Americans album)

Into The Abyss by Nick Kent
      - (Davie 'n' Iggy get deviant in LA, Paris and Berlin)

Best Of Bowie: Loving The Alien by Danny Eccleston
      - (Low album)

The Spotlight Kid by Damon Wise
      - (He's now clocked up an amazing 20 movies, you know)

Best Of Bowie: Getting The Fear by Phil Sutcliffe
      - (Scary Monsters and Super Creeps album)

Bowie People: Tony Visconti

Golden Years by Daryl Easlea
      - (Dancing all the way into the mainstream)

Best Of Bowie: Into The Groove by Mark Blake
      - (Let's Dance album)

I'm With The Band! by Martin O'Gorman
      - (Rocking out with the maligned, misunderstood Tin Machine)

Renaissance Man by David Buckley
      - (How Bowie regained his creative health in the '90s and beyond)

Best Of Bowie: Reborn Again by David Buckley
      - (Heathen album)

Bowie Visions: Boy Keep Swinging
      - (Photographs: 1980-2003)

Fantastic Voyage - 20 Best Bowie Songs Of All Time
      - (That surprise-packed poll as voted for by you)

The Hit Factory - Bowie's Back Catalogue
      - (The best of the rest)

Bowie Books: Off The Record by Lois Wilson
      - (Bowie claims not to read them, but you'll want to)

Bowie Memorabilia: Pretty Things
      - (Letters, sex mags, street signs... a suitably eccentric collection)

Afterword by Ian Hunter
      - (Mott's frontman salutes the perennial Young Dude)

Inside there's also a crossword competition to win an exclusive signed Mick Rock art print and t-shirt. Exclusive new interviews with Tony Visconti, Ken Pitt, Nile Rodgers and much more...

Plucking hell! Mojo - a mag insane.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
14th November 2003

The DAVID BOWIE concert in Sydney, Australia was sold out within an hour and immediately tickets went on sale for a second date 21st February - click here for more details...

DAVID BOWIE appears in the GO.. pull-out section of the Manchester Evening Newspaper today. He made the colour front cover and inside there's a brief review 'Take A Bowie!' Why David's a happy man: pages 2 and 3, which covers his Reality album and his upcoming concert in Manchester on Monday - read online here...

Also inside today's METRO MAGAZINE newspaper, again db makes the full colour cover and a piece about the upcoming Manchester concert...

Another db interview 'Daddy Cool' by Paul Sexton is inside today's THE TIMES newspaper which you can read online...

And last but not least, inside the THE MIRROR newspaper there is a GAIL ANN DORSEY personal Reality on tour diary in the pull-out Ticket Section of the newspaper, which again has db in full glorious colour on the cover. You can click here to read online...


OH MY TV ONE.. SEE FIVE
13th November 2003

Showing tomorrow evening (14th November) at 20:05 (CET) on French TV station TV5 are four live songs taken from DAVID BOWIE's Paris concert, along with an interview.

Don't quote me but I believe the four songs are: 'Fame', 'New Killer Star', 'Cactus' and 'Never Get Old'. The show is called Acoustic and it will also be repeated next week, look at text page 354.

From Pat H in Holland.

TONY THOMPSON REST IN PEACE
13th November 2003

Very sad news to report the death of TONY THOMPSON, one of the premier session drummers of the past twenty-five years, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles of renal cell cancer aged forty-eight years old.

The former member of Seventies disco funk band Chic, Thompson had worked with everyone from DAVID BOWIE to Madonna to Diana Ross.

Born in New York on November 15th, 1954, Thompson came to prominence on the late-Seventies disco scene, thanks to his funky, rock influenced big-beat style. After sitting in with LaBelle, Thompson met Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, with whom he formed Chic in 1976.

Chic disbanded in 1983, and Thompson became an in-demand session musician, working with David on his Serious Moonlight World Tour throughout 1983 and the Let's Dance album.

From RollingStone news.

AUSTRALIAN BOWIE TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
13th November 2003

Reminder: As if you need reminding! Tickets go on sale today to the general public for DAVID BOWIE's confirmed Australian shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne:

17th February: Brisbane Entertainment Centre - ON GENERAL SALE TODAY
20th February: Sydney Entertainment Centre - ON GENERAL SALE TODAY
23rd February: Adelaide Entertainment Centre - ON GENERAL SALE TODAY
26th February: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena - ON GENERAL SALE TODAY


The general public sale starts TODAY Thursday 13th November at 9:00 am (AEDT).

More information and details can be on 'A Reality Tour' pages.

DOCTORS TELL DAVID TO REST UP FOR 3 DAYS
12th November 2003

AFP are reporting on tonights cancelled DAVID BOWIE show in Toulouse stating that:

TOULOUSE, France (AFP) - British rock legend David Bowie has been forced to cancel a concert in the southwestern French city of Toulouse after being struck down by laryngitis, show organisers said.

Bowie, who kicked off his 'A Reality Tour' early last month in Copenhagen had to cut short Monday's performance in Nice by an hour, Bleu Citron, the producers of the show, said on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old, who is scheduled to play at venues in 17 countries across the world during the tour, has been told by doctors to rest for three days, the company added.

His next scheduled concert in Marseille is expected to go ahead on Friday (14th November) as planned, it said.

Some 9,000 fans had been due to attend Wednesday night's sell-out concert in Toulouse.

From AFP.

BOWIE REALITY PARIS POSTERS AVAILABLE!
12th November 2003

Bowie at the Bercy promo poster Available in strictly limited numbers are these original DAVID BOWIE concert posters from his very recent show on 20th October in Paris, France at The Bercy.

Don't hang about - be real quick... these will surely sell out in a matter of weeks.

The posters are sized at 120 x 80cm and are priced at only £5.99/$9.89.

Click here DAVID BOWIE to purchase and view other db items in stock.


TOULOUSE SHOW CANCELLED
11th November 2003

Tomorrow nights show in Toulouse, France has been cancelled due to DAVID BOWIE having laryngitis.

News of the cancellation was posted up on the BowieNet News page, which reads as follows:

I said I'd let you know immediately I had any updates after last night's news that David was suffering from some kind of throat condition. Well, I can now tell you that unfortunately David has come down with a case of laryngitis, and for this reason he has most regretfully had to cancel tomorrow's show in Toulouse.

You know he doesn't make these decisions lightly and anybody present at last night's show will understand just how he really does his best not to let anyone down.

David does expect to be fine in time for Friday's show in Marseille, but obviously we'll let you know if there are any further developments.

By Total Blam Blam - (BowieNet News Editor).

NICE CONCERT TONIGHT
10th November 2003

Tonight's DAVID BOWIE concert in Nice, France at the Nikaia (Zenith) was cut slightly back to a twenty-song set list due to a throat condition.

According to reports, during 'China Girl', David had a lot of trouble with his voice, he excused himself after the song. Towards the end of 'The Motel', his voice disappeared and David became really nervous and said he couldn't continue with the original set list because his throat condition (laryngitis). Always the trooper, he battled on through and still managed to deliver a fantastic show.

The set-list went as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Hallo Spaceboy
     10. Sunday
     11. Under Pressure
     12. Ashes To Ashes
     13. The Motel
     14. Be My Wife
     15. Sound And Vision
     16. Breaking Glass
     17. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     18. "Heroes"
     19. Suffragette City
     20. Ziggy Stardust


From Stephane, K3ther, TBB and Robert.

DOUBLE DB DOWNLOAD
10th November 2003

To coincide with his sold out European Tour, DAVID BOWIE is releasing a 'Cyber-single' in the form of a digital download of his cover of the classic Kinks track 'Waterloo Sunset' alongside his own track 'Never Get Old' which is taken from his current album 'Reality'.

Bowie's version of 'Waterloo Sunset', which has become a favourite on British radio over the past few weeks, is being made available due to overwhelming demand. Everyone who downloads the Never Get Old/ Waterloo Sunset bundle will automatically be entered into the competition to win a framed ‘Reality’ Gold presentation disc, engraved personally to the winner and signed by David Bowie himself. There are also 5 limited edition canvas art prints of the Reality album artwork signed by David Bowie as runners up prizes.

Visit www.sonymusic.co.uk for the full low down on the download.


DB TO APPEAR ON MARK 'N' LARD SHOW
10th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE is scheduled to make another 'live' appearance on the MARK 'N' LARD radio show on BBC Radio One.

His appearance on the Mark Radcliffe show will coincide with his opening UK concert in Manchester on Monday 17th November. Their show kicks off You can listen in online at 13:00 until 15:00 (GMT) via bbc.co.uk website.

Info via TotalBlamBlam @ BowieNet.

DAVID LIVE IN AMNEVILLE
9th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed last night in Amneville, France at Le Galaxie. They performed a twenty-five song set list which went as follows:

     01. The Loneliest Guy
     02. Days
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Rebel Rebel
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. Reality
     08. White Light, White Heat
     09. China Girl
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Ashes To Ashes
     15. The Motel
     16. Loving The Alien
     17. Fashion
     18. Breaking Glass
     19. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     20. "Heroes"
     21. Heathen (The Rays)

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


From Robert and Waxy.

THE PRESS ARE ON THE OUTLOOK
9th November 2003

Rock star DAVID BOWIE will be making his Atlantic City casino debut next month at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, but he has been playing concerts in this country for 31 years.

The Press is looking for anyone in its southern New Jersey circulation area who has seen Bowie live in concert and remembers the experience, and can tell others what his concerts are like. Also, The Press is looking for anyone who lives locally and was in the audience when the 'David Live' album was recorded in 1974 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa., or who was a fan in the Philadelphia area when he recorded the 'Young Americans' album, also in 1974.

If you want to tell your tales, contact Vincent Jackson at (609) 272-7202 or e-mail: vjackson@pressofac.com

More details available via www.presspfatlanticcity.com


DAVID LIVE IN LILLE
7th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE's concert tonight in Lille, France at Le Zenith took in a twenty-four song set list, which went as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. Afraid
     06. Reality
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Hallo Spaceboy
     10. Sunday
     11. Under Pressure
     12. Ashes To Ashes
     13. The Motel
     14. Loving The Alien
     15. Changes
     16. Fashion
     17. Sister Midnight
     18. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     19. "Heroes"
     20. Heathen (The Rays)

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


From Robert.

BOWIE LIVE FROM ANTWERP
5th November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed tonight in Antwerp, Belgium at the Sportpaleis Antwerpen. The twenty-six song set list was as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Fame
     04. Cactus
     05. Afraid
     06. Reality
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Hallo Spaceboy
     10. Sunday
     11. Under Pressure
     12. Ashes To Ashes
     13. The Motel
     14. Loving The Alien
     15. The Loneliest Guy
     16. Changes
     17. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     18. "Heroes"
     19. Heathen

Encore:
     20. Bring Me The Disco King
     21. Sound And Vision
     22. Fantastic Voyage
     23. Five Years
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Brought to live as it happens from Nel and TheLodger via the BW MB.

BOWIE HYBRID SACDs IN THE USA
5th November 2003

More information concerning the three DAVID BOWIE Hybrid SACDs released by Virgin Records for the U.S. market... Even though the Bowie SACDs originated on the EMI label in Europe, and retain the same packaging and markings in their U.S. SACD release (including a 'Made In Holland' sticker on the back of each SACD), they are officially on the Virgin Records label for this U.S. release.

The three new David Bowie SACDs are 'Let's Dance', 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars'. All three feature Stereo CD Audio and Stereo SACD tracks mastered by Peter Mew at EMI's famous Abbey Road Studios.

Ziggy Stardust Hybrid SACD David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
(Virgin Records/EMI 7243-521900-2) Europe / USA

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
(Virgin Records/EMI 7243-543318-2) Europe / USA

David Bowie - Let's Dance
(Virgin Records/EMI 7243-543319-2) Europe / USA

The Ziggy Stardust SACD is a Hybrid Surround Sound SACD. It features a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Ken Scott and Paul Hicks at Abbey Road Studios. Hearing Bowie favourites like 'Starman' and 'Moonage Daydream' in 5.1 Surround is a real treat.

From DM via High Fidelity.

DAVID BACKSTAGE DURING THE NYC MARATHON
4th November 2003

You can now check out an exclusive selection of some of the wonderful DAVID BOWIE photographs that appear in MYRIAM SANTOS-KAYDA's fantastic new book David Bowie: Live In New York - you can view 8 out of a total of 180 photographs by simply clicking here - you know how it works.

In October, 2002, David Bowie performed the New York City Marathon Tour. Five different nights in five different venues in each of New York's five boroughs. It was a tribute to New York, and a tribute to his fans. For the first time in over fifteen years, he let a photographer follow him on tour, capturing a David Bowie we've never seen before.

Myriam Santos-Kayda, acclaimed portrait photographer for the music industry, has captured David Bowie in rehearsal, in the dressing room, onstage and backstage, alone and hanging out with his band. Bowie, one of rock's most influential and enduring figures, reveals his complexity, humour, grace, and rigor as an artist and performer.

About the Marathon tour, Bowie writes, 'The last time I came through the Northeast it was on the Area 2 Tour. We played in amphitheaters, which are usually a good distance from the major cities. Marathon courses are strategically planned to bring the runners to the streets. I would like to repay the fans that travelled so far to see me by bringing my show to them. But most importantly, I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates.'

David Bowie: Live in New York is an intimate portrait of one of rock and roll's most exciting events of the decade.

Hardcover book, 160 pages, (180 photographs) published by powerHouse Book purchase from USA or from UK here and receive a 30% discount.

CLUB BOWIE RELEASE DATE
4th November 2003

Update: The release date for the forthcoming CD CLUB BOWIE: Rare and Unreleased 12" Mixes has been rescheduled for Monday 17th November by EMI/Virgin.

The tracklisting for the official release is as follows:

Club Bowie CD 1. The Scumfrog Vs Bowie - Loving The Alien
2. David Bowie - Let's Dance (Trifactor vs Deeper Substance Remix)
3. David Guetta Vs David Bowie - Just For One Day (Heroes)
4. The Scumfrog Vs David Bowie - This Is Not America
5. Solaris Vs Bowie - Shout (Original Mix)
6. David Bowie - China Girl (Riff & Vox Club Mix)
7. David Bowie - Magic Dance (Danny S Cut 'n' Paste Remix)
8. David Bowie - Let's Dance (Club Bolly Extended Mix)
9. Video of David Bowie - Let's Dance (Club Bolly Mix)


'Club Bowie' a unique and eclectic collection of specially created cuts, hard to find, rare and unreleased remixes of classic David Bowie tracks.

David Bowie has always been associated with a cross section of musical scenes and genres and this album is a fantastic showcase of how the dance world, view his work. Bringing together an international roll call of remix talent from the US, Europe and beyond. Featuring tribal house leader Scumfrog, French man of the moment David Guetta, UK bootleg kings Solaris (whose cut up version of 'Fashion' is being used as an intro on the world tour), up and coming new talent Metrophonic and Danny S. These remixes have either been specially commissioned for this project or have only previously been available on limited club vinyl formats and never previously available on CD.'

You can pre-order Club Bowie: Rare and Unreleased 12" Mixes now.

From Virgin Records (Commercial Marketing).

BOWIE BACK IN BERLIN
3rd November 2003

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed an amazing show tonight in Berlin, Germany at the Max-Schmeling-Halle. The massive thirty-three song set list included 'Five Years' and 'A New Career In A New Town' for the first time this during this tour. The full set went as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     10. Hallo Spaceboy
     11. Sunday
     12. Under Pressure
     13. Ashes To Ashes
     14. The Motel
     15. Loving The Alien
     16. She'll Drive The Big Car
     17. The Loneliest Guy
     18. All The Young Dudes
     19. Changes
     20. Slip Away
     21. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"
     24. Heathen (The Rays)

Encore:
     25. A New Career In A New Town
     26. Bring Me The Disco King
     27. Sound And Vision
     28. Be My Wife
     29. Fantastic Voyage
     30. Five Years
     31. Hang On To Yourself
     32. Suffragette City
     33. Ziggy Stardust


From SM and Hanns.

AUSTRALIAN TICKET INFORMATION
3rd November 2003

AUSTRALIAN LEG OF FIRST MAJOR WORLD TOUR IN ALMOST A DECADE IS NOW CONFIRMED TICKETS ON SALE ON THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER

DAVID BOWIE's worldwide 'A REALITY TOUR' will touch down in Australia on Tuesday 17th February 2004 after he completes his already sold-out U.K., European, and US legs of the world tour.

Tickets for 'A REALITY TOUR' go on sale on Thursday 13th November.

Members of BowieNet, Bowie's pioneering online community, can buy tickets before the general public at www.davidbowie.com from Tuesday 4th November through to Friday 7th November.

General public can buy via a special Internet pre-sale commencing Saturday 8th November to Wednesday 12th November.

Tuesday 17th February: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tickets from Ticketek 131 931 www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 20th February: Sydney Entertainment Centre
Tickets from Ticketmaster7 136 100 ticketmaster7

Monday 23rd February: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tickets from Bass 131 246 www.bass.net.au

Thursday 26th February: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Tickets from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au

'A REALITY TOUR' promises a mixture of BOWIE's extensive back catalogue of hits as well as songs from the REALITY album. BOWIE and his band, who have rehearsed over 50 songs from every era of his career, will change set lists from night to night on the tour.

David Bowie's REALITY album is in stores now.

'A REALITY TOUR' is presented by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment in Australia.

From Dainty Consolidated Entertainment @ http://www.dce.net.au/


Q 'BEST OF 03' FREE CD
2nd November 2003

Update: The free cover mounted CD on the December issue of Q magazine (Q209) entitled 'Best Of 03' contains eighteen of 2003's greatest tracks.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

01. The Darkness: 'Get Your Hands Off My Woman
02. Kings Of Leon: 'Red Morning Light'
03. The Mars Volta: 'Roulette Dares' (The Haunt Off)
04. Ryan Adams: 'Shallow'
05. Johnny Cash: 'The Man Comes Around'
06. Sean Paul: 'Gimme The Light'
07. Muse: 'Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist'
08. OutKast: 'She Lives In My Lap' featuring Rosario Dawson
09. DAVID BOWIE: 'Fall Dog Bombs The Moon'
10. Elbow: 'Switching Off'
11. Jane's Addiction: 'The Riches'
12. Stereophonics: 'Nothing Precious'
13. Starsailor: 'Fidelity'
14. The Dandy Warhols: 'The Dope' (Wonderful You)
15. Athlete: 'Shake Those Windows'
16. The Thrills: 'Deckchairs And Cigarettes'
17. The Rapture: 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
18. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: 'Babe, I'm On Fire (Edit)'


DAVID LIVE IN HANOVER
2nd November 2003

At the DAVID BOWIE concert last night in Hanover, Germany at the Preussag Arena, David and the band performed a twenty-six song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Reality
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Afraid
     07. China Girl
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Hallo Spaceboy
     10. Sunday
     11. Under Pressure
     12. Ashes To Ashes
     13. The Motel
     14. Loving The Alien
     15. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     16. She'll Drive The Big Car
     17. The Loneliest Guy
     18. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     19. "Heroes"
     20. Heathen (The Rays)

Encore:
     21. Sound And Vision
     22. Be My Wife
     23. Fantastic Voyage
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


From TheLodger.

BW COMPETITION WINNER
1st November 2003

Congratulations go to ANNE RIOU who won the BW competition number 14 to win a signed author copy of the fabulous recently published 160-page book DAVID BOWIE: LIVE IN NEW YORK by MYRIAM SANTOS-KAYDA.

The forty-three correct entrants were posted up online tonight. I contacted Myriam and asked her to pick a random number between 1 and 43. She chose the number 6, which turned out to be Anne..

Click here to see the answers and competition page.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
1st November 2003

I forgot to mention on here that inside this week's NME there's a superb centre double page pull-out print of DAVID BOWIE, a big bad dog and a copy of 'The Immortal'. This was an outtake from the Diamond Dogs album cover session, photograph shot by Terry O'Neill in 1974. Wonderful shot.

DAVID BOWIE's Reality track 'Fall Dog Bombs The Moon' is featured on the 'Best of 03' Q magazine front cover mounted CD (December issue) - (from PT)...

Don't miss this... check out exactly one hundred DAVID BOWIE photographs from his recent Vienna concert courtesy of www.conny.at - (best wishes from Wolff)...

If you're looking out for some SACD DAVID BOWIE information - you can do yourself a favour and check out highfidelityreview.com...


DAVID AIRING ON DIRECTV
1st November 2003

Check your local cable listings to find out when MUSIC CHOICE Presents DAVID BOWIE is airing in your area, or select your state from the drop-down box on the left for air times. Please note, if your channel number is not listed in this schedule, please check your cable guide or call your cable company.

MUSIC CHOICE Presents David Bowie is also airing on DIRECTV every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 31st through November 30th on channel 103.

Their blurb states: MUSIC CHOICE® presents a special performance by renowned rock star David Bowie as part of our concerts in November! Filmed in London, England on September 8, 2003 featuring songs from rock icon David Bowie's latest release, the critically-acclaimed Reality.

This unique, invitation-only show features material from Bowie's brand new album, Reality, as well as classic Bowie hits, so be sure to catch this MUSIC CHOICE® event! Don't miss this exclusive DIRECTV® FREEVIEW® event every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November (premieres 10/31) plus Thanksgiving Day on channel 103. Free to all TOTAL CHOICE® customers. More details at directv.com

From DJ, Mark, Natalie.

MOJO DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL EDITION!
1st November 2003

Mojo Bowie Special Limited Edition The DAVID BOWIE MOJO special limited edition magazine (148 pages) will be on the newsagents shelves on 14th November.

Just in time for his upcoming arena tour, Mojo presents a full-colour glossy special edition celebrating the life and work of David Bowie, rock'n'roll's most remarkable superstar.

Featuring new interviews, unseen photographs, the untold stories, rare memorabilia, every Bowie album reviewed and The Top 20 Best Bowie Songs Ever... as voted by you.

Available in all good newsagents from November 14 or by ordering online from www.mojo4music.com website.


WONDERWORLD COMPETITION FINISHED
1st November 2003

Big thanks to everyone who posted in their entries to the WONDERWORLD competition to win a copy of the fabulous just published 160-page book DAVID BOWIE: LIVE IN NEW YORK signed by MYRIAM SANTOS-KAYDA.

There were only forty-three correct entries out of 1,012 sent in which have now been entered into the draw. Click here to see the answers - lots of people for some reason missed 'When I'm Five'.

If you were unlucky or competitions just aren't your bag you can still purchase David Bowie: Live In New York now in the USA and receive a 30% discount. List Price: $35.00. Price: $24.50. You Save: 30%. Alternatively, you can also order from the UK with a 10% discount.


BOWIE FAN TICKET CLASSIFIEDS
1st November 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 Reality shows you can now post your own classified ads yourself to trade/swop/sell tickets with other Bowie fans worldwide.

There must be around 125 or so classified ads up there now. Please let me know if you get sorted and need your advertisement removing. Big thanks and respect to all you db fans who are willing to sell their spare tickets at cost price and help out their fellow fans.

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

DAVID BOWIE FAN FORCE TICKET EXCHANGE


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

"May the db fan force be with you."


DAVID BOWIE IN SOUND & VISION
1st November 2003

David Bowie Sound and Vision DVD Released on Monday 3rd November is a brand new DAVID BOWIE DVD entitled David Bowie 'Sound & Vision. Made last year by 20th Century/Fox TV, this DVD gives a complete profile of Bowie never before seen.

From his humble beginnings to international stardom and the present day, Bowie's story is presented in interviews with his wife, family and industry figures, videos, TV appearances, photos and behind-the-scenes footage.

Incorporating his musical success and often painful personal life, 'David Bowie Sound & Vision' will give you the most comprehensive and exciting look at the greatest musical icon of our time.

DVD details and release information:
     - DVD Release Date: 3 November, 2003
     - Studio: Stax Entertainment Ltd
     - Running Time: 90 mins
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East and Japan only)
     - PAL
     - Catalogue Number: STX2074
     - Certificate: E

You can order the David Bowie: Sound And Vision DVD NOW and save a massive 25%






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