Press Release Source: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Wednesday October 8, 1:23 pm ET
Bowie to Open North American Tour at Borgata December 6, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced today that David Bowie will commence his North American "A Reality Tour" at Borgata on December 6, 2003. Welcomed by Tommy Hilfiger, the tour is in connection with Bowie's new album "Reality," which follows last year's critically acclaimed, million-selling "Heathen" album. Macy Gray is the special guest on the North American leg. The concert will start at 7:30pm in the Borgata Event Center and will accommodate close to 2,100 Bowie fans.
"A Reality Tour" marks Bowie's first full-fledged world tour, since 1995's highly successful "Outside World" tour and will also visit Australia and the Far East. 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.
Bowie will be backed by the same stellar musicians he worked with on the "Reality" album and performed with him on the acclaimed "Heathen" mini-tour: Sterling Campbell (drums), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass/backing vocals), Mike Garson (keyboards), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Earl Slick (guitar) and Catherine Russell (backing keyboards/backing vocals).
In recent years, Bowie has concentrated on more intimate, one-off special live events, which have led to some legendary shows such as 2000's two sold-out shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom, last year's Carling Hammersmith Apollo show in London and his return to Berlin at the Max Schmelling Hall. Intermixed with these intimate events have been handpicked, sold-out festival dates including appearances at last year's Area2 shows in the U.S. as well as the spectacular 1999 closing night performance at Glastonbury. This year's tour promises a mixture of Bowie's extensive back catalogue of hits as well as songs from the "Reality" album.
"A Reality Tour" is scheduled to play to over one million people in 17 countries over a seven-month period. "Last year's shows were such a tremendous high and the audiences so responsive," says Bowie. "My band is playing at the top of its form right now and it would be foolish not to play a tour this year while we're in such good spirits about the live show aspects of our work."
Tickets prices are $201, $101 and $86 each and can be secured by calling Ticketmaster at 800.736.1420, by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Borgata Box office.