Glasgow Evening Times - 14th August 2003

Glasgow cinema to show live Bowie gig

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.

It is not the first time Glasgow rock fans have been able to see a show live at a cinema. Last September Bon Jovi's Shepherd's Bush Empire show was beamed to the UCI cinema.