Channel News Asia - 5th March 2004

Fans pack Singapore Indoor Stadium for David Bowie concert

By Ken Teh

SINGAPORE: Rock legend David Bowie made a stunning comeback on Thursday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

To the delight of thousands of fans, he even performed songs like 'China Girl', which were banned from his first concert in 1983 because authorities then deemed them too controversial.

About 8,000 die-hard fans were at the David Bowie Reality Tour.

Even before the Bowie fans got into the stadium, they were all pumped up.

The crowd roared, breaking into a sing-along, when Bowie kicked off the concert with 'Rebel Rebel'.

The living legend, who is in his 50s, performed tirelessly for two hours, and at one point he even threw his guitar pick into the mass of adoring fans.

And even though some fans had paid up to $200 for their seats, they gladly abandoned them.

The concert ended on a high with David singing 'Ziggy Stardust'.

The David Bowie Reality Tour stops next in Tokyo before heading to Hong Kong.

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