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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2004 DATES


DAVID IN THE WOODLANDS
30th April 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in Houston, Texas.

David and the band played a twenty-six song set list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Modern Love
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. Reality
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. White Light, White Heat
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Houston Chronicle: Bowie lives up to the legend with mix of new, old hits - [Read here]


BOWIE SELLS OUT TAMPA VENUE
30th April 2004

The BRADENTON HERALD are reporting today that DAVID BOWIE has completely sold out his Tampa concert at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (Carol Morsani Hall).

The gig on Wednesday May 5th will be the first of fifteen supporting slots for Welsh band Stereophonics. Break a leg guys!

You can read the full article here entitled 'Reality check' by Wade Tatangelo on their website.


OH TO CAPTURE JUST ONE DROP
30th April 2004

The WASHINGTON POST report that last Wednesday at the Washington Ballet, the company's "7x7" programme opened with a piece that featured DAVID BOWIE's 'Memory of a Free Festival'.

All the works are all bite-size. None is longer than 10 minutes, and most hover around the magic number seven, which is also the sum of works, all by different choreographers.

Choreographers included veterans Donald Byrd and Lila York; Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills, the much-in-demand TREY McINTYRE and two dancers trying their hands at choreography: Jason Hartley of the Washington Ballet and Albert Evans of New York City Ballet.

McIntyre set the tone for casualness and intimacy with 'Memory of a Free Festival,' with a look at remembered romance. Accompanied by the David Bowie song of the same name, this was a gushing funfest - fast, fluid, with complicated partnering swinging the dancers every which way.

The programme continues through to May 15th. You can read the full article here.


BOWIE'S NOT-SO-FUNNY BUNNY
30th April 2004

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS are today reporting the story on their front page that DAVID BOWIE may be looking over his shoulder on Monday (3rd May) when he plays the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, NYC to kick off the Audi and Condé Nast "Never Follow" awards.

The Thin White Duke believes he's being followed by a large pink rabbit - he's spotted a guy in a bunny suit at several of his recent shows.

"I thought, 'Hey, it's rock 'n' roll. It's just a 5-foot-3 bunny.'" But when he got on a plane to his next tour stop, he saw the bunny was on board.

From NY Daily News.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
29th April 2004

The forthcoming T IN THE PARK 2004 Festival to be held in Scotland on July 10th featuring DAVID BOWIE has smashed its own box office record and has now sold out in record time...

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE have a pre-show review for DAVID BOWIE's performance tonight at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas. The article is entitled 'David Bowie's characters won't steal this show' by Michael D. Clark - you can read the online article here - (from Regina)...

The full line up for the 10th July at T IN THE PARK 2004 Festival just announced is: DAVID BOWIE, The Darkness, Starsailor, Faithless, Pink, The Black Eyed Peas, Big Brovaz, Muse, The Libertines, Wu Tang Clan, Keane, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Basement Jaxx, Felix Da Housecat, Carl Craig, Tiga, Tiefschwarz, Mylo, Vector Lovers, Carlos Adolfo Dominguez, Ocean Colour Scene, Katie Melua, Michael Frant and Spearhead, The Ordinary Boys, Alfie, Jerry Fish, Ricky Warwick, The Bees, Delays, Ian McNabb, Ben Kweller, Kasabian, Thea Gilmore, Martina Topley-Bird, Republic of Loose, The Black Velvets, The Departure plus more to be announced. You can view the complete line-up here..


BOWIE IN YOUR BACKYARD
29th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed in Austin, Texas at The Backyard on Tuesday evening (27th). For this 84th Reality concert so far, they played a twenty-seven song set list:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Modern Love
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. Reality
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"
Encore:
     23. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     24. Hang On To Yourself
     25. Five Years
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust



WHATEVER YOU WANADOO
28th April 2004

Over here in the UK, Internet service provider FREESERVE has been rebranded as WANADOO. To mark its launch it is running a new advertising television campaign using the slogan "Whatever you Wanadoo", set to the music "Heroes" by DAVID BOWIE. The ad is called 'eccentrics' and was created by M&C Saatchi.

You can watch the advertisement by clicking here

For those of you who've been visiting BWW for many years will know that the very first online version of BowieWonderworld started off life based on Freeserve eight years ago back in late 1996, and first went live in January 1997. I've still got a great big soft spot for Freeserve, who I know for a fact have quite a few DB fans in their higher management levels.

If it wasn't for two managers in particular at Freeserve way back then, who at the time gave me the much needed extra webspace, extra bandwidth, encouragement and advice - when it all started getting a little bigger than expected - it would never of got off the ground.

Many thanks guys (you know who you are) - very best wishes with the rebranding and launch. I know you both will be reading this :)


YOUR LOVE LAND IS AMAZING
26th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night in Denver, Colardo at the Loveland Budweiser Events Center.

db fan malo23 reports on the show saying: "All I can say is the Loveland show was incredible. This was the fourth time I've seen him and it was honestly one of the very best. He was in great spirits, joking around with the crowd, playing the first verse of 'China Girl' in Mandarin for us, even doing an imitation of his role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, and the setlist was excellent.

"He seems to be playing a lot more of what HE wants to play these days and there were many, many intimate, almost spiritual, moments during the performance. I was also pleased that he didn't feel the need to play 'Changes' this time around!

"The setlist was completely different from the last time he played Denver, as was the stage setup. At the Fillmore in January it was very stripped down, "no frills," whereas last night we got video, platforms, the whole nine yards."

This 83rd Reality show produced a twenty-six song set list which went a little something like this...

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Try Some, Buy Some
     08. China Girl
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. Looking For Water
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

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


Thanks to Robert and malo23.


TO THE ROAD ARROWHEAD
25th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed at The Theatre at The Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California on Friday evening (23rd).

This 82nd 'A Reality' show so far, saw DB and the band play a twenty-six song set, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Try Some, Buy Some
     08. China Girl
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. Looking For Water
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

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


Click here to see the latest up-to-date A Reality Tour Stats.

Setlist from Robert.

OXEGEN FESTIVAL: FINAL LINE UP
25th April 2004

The fully confirmed line-up for the OXEGEN festival 2004 in Ireland, Co, Kildare, Naas at Punchestown Racecourse on 10th and 11th July is:

Saturday 10th July:
The Strokes / The Cure / N.E.R.D. / Massive Attack / Chemical Brothers / Kings Of Leon / PJ harvey / Paddy Casey / The Divine Comedy / Snow Patrol / Franz Ferdinand / Scissor Sisters / The Rapture / Darren Emerson / Elbow / Electric Six / The Beta Band / Complete Stone Roses

Sunday 11th July:
DAVID BOWIE / The Darkness / Pink / Basement Jaxx / Muse / Ash / Faithless / Black Eyed Peas / Ocean Colour Scene / The Libertines / Wu Tang Clan / Keane / Wilco / Michael Franti / Felix Da Housecat / Tim Deluxe (live) / Ricky Warwick / Cartoon / Future Kings Of Spain.

Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.


MONACO SHOW ANNOUNCED
25th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE is to perform a very small intimate gig in MONACO on Wednesday 21st July at Club du Sporting.

Only 1,000 tickets will be available. Tickets are on sale now to BowieNet members only, but the general public can buy their tickets tomorrow (Monday 26th April) by telephoning 00 377 92 16 36 36.

Tickets are priced at 120 Euros and there is a limit of 2 per person.

From BowieNet.

HAPPY 12th ANNIVERSARY!
24th April 2004

Wishing a very Happy 12th Wedding Anniversary to DAVID and IMAN, who married during a civil ceremony in Switzerland, at the Lausanne Registrar Office this very day twelve years ago on 24th April 1992. They then later held their wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy on the 6th June 1992.

The traditional wedding gift for the 12th anniversary is silk or fine linen.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
24th April 2004

Check out the ENTERTAINMENT TODAY web site for their latest magazine front cover and story interview with DAVID BOWIE - entitled 'Classics and Classics-To-Be' by Steven Hanna. The interview was done by phone from a tour stop in Quebec City - [Read here]...

Happy Birthday wishes to TONY VISCONTI who was born this very day in 1944 - have a fabulous day!...

There's a nice DAVID BOWIE concert review online at The Daily Californian written by Rich Bunnell covering David's performance at the Berkeley Community Theatre the other night. Nice article, nice cartoon drawing, just a shame about the title: Take a Bowie: After Years of Musical Experimentation, David Bowie's Performing Prowess Hasn't Ch-Ch-Changed - [Read here]...

Check out a the press release MIKE GARSON - Pianist Behind DAVID BOWIE's Groundbreaking 'Aladdin Sane' Solo - Breaks New Ground with World Premiere Art Show - [Read here]...

In the San Diego Union Tribune you can read a piece entitled 'An ear for art' which interviews JAMILLA NAJI whose book 'Musical Storyland' which features a DAVID BOWIE CD has just been published by Worlds In Ink - [Read here]...

There's an interesting article on TONY SPRINGER aka Wild T who appeared on DAVID BOWIE's album 'Black Tie White Noise' in the Winnipeg Sun in Canada - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE's performance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank saw him performing 'Never Get Old' and dressed up in a rather nice shiny silver suit. Leno complemented DB on his suit and mentioned that if he wore something that like he'd look like a baked potato!...

Aired last night in the USA was the appearance of DAVID BOWIE on the Ellen DeGeneres show. David performed 'Changes', followed by a witty short interview covering topics such as cat's whiskers, a speaking mime company, getting into Zen Buddhism, Nietzsche, Satanism, Christianity and then erm... pottery. After the interview they also performed 'Never Get Old'. Also appearing on the show were disc jockey Tony Okungbowa and actress Tina Fey...

Shouldn't really be telling you all this because it came via personal email but I can't resist. A DAVID BOWIE fan who resides in Aitoloakarnania emailed in to ask me if I knew the location of the LA Theatre in Greece! Er double duh!...


DAVID BACK LIVE IN LA
23rd April 2004

DAVID BOWIE returned to Los Angeles last night to perform at the intimate Greek Theatre for yet another sold out show.

The rarely performed 'Try Some, Buy Some' was reintroduced into the set list, and again David did a couple of lines of 'China Girl' in Chinese, but then stopping to claim to the audience that his Mandarin wasn't up to much. The Spree joined David once again during the encore on 'Slip Away'.

There was a slight technical glitch right at the very start of the show, forcing David to apologise and bring the band onto the stage instead of the usual entrance to perform 'Rebel Rebel'. According to fan reports though, this didn't dampen the spirits of this excellent show one iota.

David and the band played a twenty-eight song set list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Try Some, Buy Some
     08. China Girl
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. The Motel
     19. Looking For Water
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Quicksand
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     25. Hang On To Yourself
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


Backstage celebs included: Marilyn Manson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Rosanna Arquette, Luc Besson, Gavin Rossdale, Page Hamilton (ex DB guitarist and Helmet), Brian Setzer, Johnny Knoxville, Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian.

Live Photographs: [View here] and Backstage Photographs: [View here]


VOX ONLINE BOWIE COMPETITION
22nd April 2004

Voxonline.com and Legacy Recordings bring you the following DAVID BOWIE contest:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will get: David Bowie's Entire Catalogue on Columbia Records and 3 Expanded Edition reissues: Outside, Earthling, hours... and Two copies of Heathen on LP!

Eighteen (18) Second Prize Winners will get: One copy of Heathen on LP!

You can enter the competition here

Thanks to Jackie and David for the pointer.

REALITY MASH IT UP
22nd April 2004

The DAVID BOWIE Mash-Up Contest is up and running and the first round of tracks has been posted online. Now it's your turn to log onto DavidBowie.com and vote for the mash-up you think should be crowned this week's finalist.

This week's nominees are:

     Boys Keep Looking For Water by Richd66
     Fame, Thy Name Is Disco King by Crooked Sixpence
     The Reality Days Of The Queen Of All The Tarts by EC Music Maker

What is a mash-up, you ask? A mash-up is a song created from parts of other songs. Mix and mash two or more songs together to create something new and you will have a mash-up.

If you've seen the new Audi commercial, then you've already heard a cool mash-up of the David Bowie classic 'Rebel, Rebel' and Bowie's brand new rocker 'Never Grow Old' from his new Reality album. On April 12th, another mash-up by Mark Vidler was released as a single. And now it your turn to create the next great Bowie mash-up.

We want you to mash-up any track(s) from David Bowie's Reality CD and any other of your favourite Bowie tracks. Mix, match, mash-up and make something new, - do it well enough to rock Bowie's world, and you might win an Audi TT coupe!

Enter the David Bowie Mash-up Contest now!

From BowieNet.

(Ed. If you want to listen to the Bowie Audi commercial track go to neverfollow.com - in the bottom right hand corner there's a flash pop up box that appears 'Win an Audi TT coupe' - click on 'listen').


DAVID ON TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
21st April 2004

Don't forget you can watch the DAVID BOWIE appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO here in the UK tomorrow night (22nd Thursday) on the FTN channel.

The show starts at 22:00 and is also repeated four hours later at 2:00am.

Also on the show are: Bill Maher, Lacey Chabert - Mean Girls and live music from David Bowie.


80th REALITY SHOW IN SANTA BARBARA
21st April 2004

For the 80th show of the 'A Reality' tour DAVID BOWIE performed at the sold out Santa Barbara County Bowl, California on Monday evening (19th April).

For the second time, during the encore David was joined by The Polyphonic Spree for a special version of 'Slip Away'. The twenty-six song set list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Looking For Water
     04. Cactus
     05. Reality
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. A New Career In A New Town
     09. The Motel
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. The Supermen
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. Pablo Picasso
     18. White Light, White Heat
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. Hang On To Yourself
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
Santa Barbara News-Press: Ever ch-ch-changing rock icon kicks off the Santa Barbara Bowl season in high sold-out style - [Read here]

From Ricardo.

SWISS TICKETS ON SALE NOW
20th April 2004

Tickets are on sale now for the 29th Paleo Festival Nyon in Switzerland. DAVID BOWIE performs at the festival on Tuesday 20th July.

Other artists confirmed for the same day include: Starsailor, Hawksley Workman and The Wolves, Kings of Leon, And Also the Trees, As Dragon, Myslovitz, A Season Drive, Melatonin, Tafta, Eliades Ochoa, Raul Paz and William Vivanco.

There is a special tariff available until 30th April! As usual, the Festival is offering specially reduced prices for all advance bookings completed before 30th April, lower tariffs for people with reduced means and entry free of charge for children up to the age of 12.

Ticket purchases and more details can be found at www.paleo.ch


BOWIE DOES BERKELEY #2
18th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed another fantastic show last night (Sat 17th) at the Berkeley Community Theatre in California, USA.

This second sold out show at the 3,000 seater venue contained a twenty-eight song set-list which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Looking For Water
     04. Cactus
     05. Reality
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. A New Career In A New Town
     09. The Motel
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. Panic In Detroit
     12. Let's Dance
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. The Supermen
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Days
     19. Always Crashing In The Same Car
     20. Pablo Picasso
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Quicksand
     23. Hang On To Yourself
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. Bring Me The Disco King
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


From Buddy.

SUPERMEN DON'T NEED EARPLUGS!
17th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed a fantastic show last night (Fri 16th) at the Berkeley Community Theatre in California, USA.

For the first of two sold out shows to be held at this intimate 3,000 seater venue, the normal catwalk stage props were removed presumably because of the size of venue. Also because of the positioning of some of the speakers, David actually gave out earplugs to some of the audience at the front!

David was very chatty throughout the show, and true to his word added 'The Supermen' to the setlist for the first time this tour. He laughed about the lyrics calling them "sophomoric slush". Another hinted-at surprise saw The Polyphonic Spree joining David on stage during the encore for 'Slip Away'.

The twenty-seven song set-list for this 78th show of the tour ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Fashion
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. The Supermen
     10. Never Get Old
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. Modern Love
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Days
     19. Afraid
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Quicksand
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
     25. Changes
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


David performs his second show at the Berkeley Community Theatre tonight.

Review:
The Mercury News: Bowie pushes his rock fans to keep up with new changes - [Read here]

Thanks to Buddy for setlist and comments.

UPCOMING DB TV DOCUMENTARY
17th April 2004

Double feature showing next Tuesday 20th April and 23rd April with the one-hour documentary THE STORY OF DAVID BOWIE broadcast on THE AMP channel in the UK. The programme starts at 14:00 and is also repeated later the same evening at 22:00 GMT and on the 23rd April at 18:00 GMT.

The Amp is available on Sky Digital, so if you already got the Family Pack - and I'm not making assumptions about your domestic life ;) as part of your Sky digital package, then you'll automatically receive the channel. You can find it on EPG (electronic programming guide) number 469, also available on NTL:home digital cable channel 933 family pack...

Next up is BBC 2 TV - they are to show an intimate profile of BOB GELDOF on Saturday 24th April at 22:40 (GMT). The 50-minute documentary entitled 'Bob Geldof: Saint or Singer?' covers all aspects of his life and career, and includes interviews with the likes of DAVID BOWIE, Bono and Sting...

Check out the April Monthly Planner for all other tv, radio and event happenings.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE SPREE
16th April 2004

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE currently supporting DAVID BOWIE on his 'A Reality' world tour are to resume the support slot after Stereophonics final date on 27th May.

The extra supporting additional dates are:

MAY
     29th Atlantic City, NJ, Borgota Hotel Casino and Spa
     30th Atlantic City, NJ, Borgota Hotel Casino and Spa

JUNE
     1st Manchester, NH, Verizona Wireless Arena
     2nd Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
     4th Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theatre
     5th Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center

Also if you check out their website @ www.thepolyphonicspree.com you can listen to a live cover version of DB's 'Five Years.


GET IN THE 'BOWIE ZONE'
16th April 2004

After the success of The James Bond and Kinks related Limited edition CD's put out by Future Legend Records we have decided to release a limited edition DAVID BOWIE related EP called 'Bowie Zone'.

Like Bond fans before not everybody wanted to get an album of various (although great) cult themes just to get the 3 Bowie songs featured on 'Cult themes from the 80's' CD. So due to demand from DB fans we are releasing a limited edition CD-EP featuring 'Cat People' (Phosphoric), 'Absolute Beginners' (Into the Bleach) and 'This Is Not America' (Misty Woods). To make up the EP's 4th track is 'Lady Grinning Soul' that was put out by Box Office Poison a few years ago which David Bowie himself gave the thumbs up to when he heard it.

There will only be 100 copies of this release priced at only £4 ($7). This also includes P&P anywhere in the world.

To learn more visit Future Legend news page or if you want to just purchase this limited edition and pay by credit card straight away visit the shopcart

For payment any other way please email mouse@mailbox.co.uk for full details.

From Russ at FLR.

3 MORE EUROPEAN DATES CONFIRMED
16th April 2004

Three more officially confirmed DAVID BOWIE concert dates have now been added to his schedule for July.

     SPAIN: Bilbao Bullring - July 14th [website]
     SPAIN: Xacobeo Festival 2004, Santiago de Compostela - July 16th [website]
     SWITZERLAND: Paleo Festival Nyon - July 20th [website]

Tickets for the Spanish show in Bilbao go on sale Tuesday 27th April and the Swiss tickets go on sale Tuesday 20th April at midday.

All dates officially confirmed by BowieNet.

BIG RICK'S KFOG SF BOWIE TOUR SET
16th April 2004

News of BIG RICK's KFOG FM San Francisco Bowie tour set on the radio tonight...

To go on about how much I like DAVID BOWIE'S music would be incomplete no matter how much I write. He is an artist I have liked since I was a little kid, thru' high school, college, and today. I have been lucky enough to play something by him at every station I have worked at.

Tonight after 10@10 (probably starting around 10:45 pm) I will host a Bowie set that will be like what his live setlist on the current Reality tour will be like.

You can listen on 104.5 FM (SF) and 97.7 (SJ) and online at KFOG.COM @ http://www.kfog.com

It should be a good time to listen in for those leaving the show or wanting a preview of what Saturday might be like.

From Big Rick Stuart - KFOG FM - San Francisco

RYKODISC CONTEST GIVEAWAY
16th April 2004

RYKODISC are currently holding a sweepstakes giveaway contest for the 20th Anniversary Compilation at the Ryko site - it's a freebie, contestants just sign up for the drawing via an email list and 10 winners will be chosen at random. The contest is on right now and runs through the end of April.

RykoDisc 20th Anniversary CD The 20th Anniversary CD which features the DAVID BOWIE track 'Changes' has its own area at the Ryko site - the full album liner notes are there for folks to check out.

In 1984 Rykodisc made history as the first CD-only record label, and in the next 20 years went on to become an industry success story with a catalogue that includes David Bowie, Zappa, Hendrix, Big Star, Yoko Ono, Elvis Costello, the Misfits, the Fire Theft and the Joe Jackson Band, just for starters - This year marks their 20th anniversary, and Ryko is inviting you to join the party! They are giving away free copies of the limited edition '20th Anniversary' double disc compilation featuring of some of their favorite artists - and you can get in on the action just by heading over to the Rykodisc website!

For more information visit www.rykodisc.com to enter the CD Giveaway.

From Jodi Kingsley TTYB Marketing/Rykodisc Records.

THE FALL AND THE RISE OF MOONAGE DAYDREAM
16th April 2004

Piol Plays Guitar Check out the new version of the DAVID BOWIE Italian fan website MOONAGE DAYDREAM...

Webmaster Daniele says: "Our web site is now running to create the first 'Creative Bowie Arts Lab' for all Italian Bowie Fans who work as Web designers, photographers, film directors, actors, singer etc.

Our first meeting will be on 24th April in Bassano del Grappa with "PIOL PLAYS GUITAR" a full David Bowie Classic Unplugged Concert that will be played online the week after this event. To be played at maximum volume! Hope you like it!"

Cheers from Daniele at The Italian Bowie Site Moonage Daydream

LATEST BOWIE BLOG ENTRY
16th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE has penned another exclusive diary entry on his official website BOWIENET. Talking about the current tour he says he's "never had such a rewarding time" and praises the "simply fantastic audiences"...

Whilst in Portland, the home-town of the Dandy Warhols, he mentions he's going to see Courtney Taylor at their brand new studio...

And going back to his A Reality tour, he's lets slip that they have been working on 'The Supermen' in rehearsals and they are hoping to debut it in San Fran...

He also mentions a "possible upcoming Polyphonic Spree/DB surprise", presumably something live on stage together, but they haven't rehearsed as of yet...

Journal extracts courtesy of David B.

BUT THE KEY TO THE CITY
15th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed the 77th concert so far of his 'A Reality' world tour last night at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA, USA.

Sporting a rather dandy purple, crushed-velvet jacket with tails and yellow neckerchief, he told the near-capacity audience he wasn't feeling all that well, and explained away a series of awkward gyrations midway through the two-hour show as a "performance malfunction" caused by a sense of malaise. His energy and self-assurance told another story.

He again pretended to sing the opening lines of 'China Girl' in Chinese, and 'Changes' was added to the encore. David and the band performed a twenty-eight song set list which ran as follows:

David at the KeyArena by Dan Delong      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. Fashion
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. Hang On To Yourself
     10. Never Get Old
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. Modern Love
     13. Let's Dance
     14. The Man Who Sold The World
     15. Hallo Spaceboy
     16. Sunday
     17. Heathen (The Rays)
     18. Under Pressure
     19. Days
     20. Afraid
     21. Looking For Water
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. Quicksand
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Changes
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


There's a rather nice review online by Gene Stout at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who also by the way did an interview with David for the same publication which you can read here entitled: Gettin' Ziggy wit it? No, Bowie builds his set lists around the here and now.

Review and live photos:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Bowie gives his best, showcasing an extraordinary career - [Read here]

Thanks to IG for the setlist.

DAVID BOWIE and LOU REED VIDEO EVENT
14th April 2004

The Culture Department of the Province of Milan
in collaboration with www.velvetgoldmine.it and www.loureed.it presents

AN EVENING with DAVID BOWIE and LOU REED


Suoni e Visioni Festival 19th April 2004 - Spazio Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto 2, Milan (Italy) - h.21.00 free admission

Within the famous Italian Festival "Suoni e Visioni", on the next 19th April, will take place an evening dedicated to David Bowie and Lou Reed. This is a precious occasion to see rare clips and historical tv footage that have marked the two artists' careers.

This event is organized by the Culture Department of the Province of Milan.

The whole project and the video clips selection has been made by the two Italian fan clubs www.velvetgoldmine.it and www.loureed.it

This is the program for the evening: DAVID BOWIE and LOU REED

Space Oddity from The Ivor Novello Awards (1970) Courtesy of British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
Life on Mars? (1973) Video clip from DVD 'Best of Bowie' (c)EMI Music.
MusikLaden Extra (1978) (c)Radio Bremen. Distributed by Studio Hamburg Fernseh Allianz.
Saturday Night Live (1979) (c)Broadway Video Enterprises and NBC Studios / RZO Music Inc.
TARATATA (1995) Directed by Gérard PULLICINO. (c)AIR PRODUCTIONS / RZO Music Inc.
VH1's 'Storytellers' (1999) used with permission by VH1. (c)2004 MTV Networks / RZO Music Inc. Subtitles in Italian courtesy of Jimmy TV.
A Night With Lou Reed (1983) selection from the DVD with the same title Courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment.
My Red Joystick and I Love You Suzanne (1985) Courtesy of BMG Ricordi Spa.
Selection from The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966) directed by Andy Warhol Courtesy of Andy Warhol Foundation.

A special thank to RZO Music Inc., Outside Org., Sister Ray Enterprises, Sony Italia, BMG Ricordi, Andy Warhol Foundation, Massimo Pirotta and Philippe Auliac.

In 2004, Suoni e Visioni Festival reaches its 14th edition. The Festival is organized by the Culture Department of the Province of Milan and is one of the most important Italian Video Festival.

The aim of the Festival is to give evidence to creative and music-related experiences coming from all over the world, pointing out the most interesting contacts between different genres and cultures, with special attention to crossovers of "sounds" and "visions".

www.velvetgoldmine.it and www.loureed.it have worked on this special evening in order to give the opportunity to the Italian audience to see rarely shown videos and TV footage of the two most influential artists of our times.

From Paola, Stefano and Valeria @ www.velvetgoldmine.it


DAVID LIVE IN PORTLAND
14th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the Rose Garden in Portland, USA. A twenty-eight song setlist was played that went a little something like this:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fashion
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. A New Career In A New Town
     10. Be My Wife
     11. Never Get Old
     12. The Loneliest Guy
     13. The Man Who Sold The World
     14. Modern Love
     15. Hallo Spaceboy
     16. Sunday
     17. Heathen (The Rays)
     18. Under Pressure
     19. Days
     20. Afraid
     21. Looking For Water
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. Quicksand
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Five Years
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Oregonian: Bowie a master showman who's left the tricks behind - [Read here]

From TBB @ BowieNet.

ANY BOWIE FANS IN ZANESVILLE?
14th April 2004

Update: Calling all DAVID BOWIE fans out there in Zanesville, Ohio... along with Muskingum (which includes Zanesville, Frazeysburg, Dresden and New Concord), Morgan, Perry, Guernsey (which includes Cambridge) and Noble counties... would you like to be interviewed by a local reporter for a preview story to cover David's May 25th show in Columbus?

If you fit the bill and live in any of the above areas, please contact Mr. Cary S. Ashby, The Coshocton Tribune on 740-295-3437 or via email at cashby@nncogannett.com

Be quick if you are interested you need to get in touch by 1st May... there's only 2 weeks to go.


CANADA NEARLY ALL WRAPPED UP
13th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE played his 75th Reality show of the tour so far on Sunday evening (11th) in Kelowna, British Columbia at the sold out Prospera Place, (Skyreach Place) which was his penultimate Canadian show until the final one on 14th May in London, Ontario at the John Labatt Centre.

DB fan Mark S reports that David and band were in great form. David was very relaxed and had clearly taken the trouble to get the gen on some local info. At one point, he produced a small fluffy green store-bought replica of Ogopogo - Okanagan Lake's equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster. He performed a magic trick (levitation!) and regaled us with tales (and impersonations) of mule deer - apparently seen earlier in the day.

Also David did a couple of snippets of Broadway songs (at least one supposedly from Porgy and Bess) with Mike Garson on piano. Someone more knowledgeable than me might be able to tell you what these were. They preceded 'I'm Afraid of Americans' which he introduced as "that well known Broadway number" or words to that effect. He also did a "false start" on China Girl - this is a gag (not new, I presume) where he sings a couple of lines in Chinese and then stops the band pretending he has forgotten the words.

As you can see from below, David and the band performed a twenty-eight song list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. Never Get Old
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. Afraid
     18. Let's Dance
     19. Looking For Water
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Quicksand
     22. Changes
     23. Medley of Broadway songs
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"
Encore:
     26. Starman
     27. Suffragette City
     28. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
Kelowna Capital News: David Bowie: Ziggy bridges past with the present in concert - [Read here]

From Mark Scivier.

(Ed. Set-list amended via BowieNet).

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
13th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE fans Down Under get the chance to watch the interview he did with PARKINSON on Saturday evening (17th), Channel 2, ABC Network at 9:30pm. Also on the show is your fellow Aussie Clive James...

The latest confirmed artists set to appear at OXEGEN festival 2004 in Ireland, Co, Kildare, Naas at Punchestown Racecourse on 10th and 11th July are THE CURE and THE BLACK EYED PEAS. They join DAVID BOWIE, The Strokes, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, The Darkness, N.E.R.D., Muse, The Libertines, Ash, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Faithless, Pink and Wu-Tang Clan, Kings Of Leon, PJ Harvey and Keane on the festival bill. Tickets on sale now via ticketmaster...

A new football fan book just about to be published entitled 'Motson's National Obsession' reveals a pretty good footballing ditty from MANCHESTER UNITED fans - although as it's an ode to Neville brothers Gary and Phil perhaps the word pretty was not the best choice of word! To the tune of DAVID BOWIE's classic hit 'Rebel Rebel', it goes like this...

     Neville Neville, your future's immense
     Neville Neville, you play in defence
     Neville Neville, like Jacko you're bad
     Neville Neville, is the name of your dad.



JACK DEE'S TOP OF THE POPS 2
11th April 2004

Deadpan comedian JACK DEE picks his favourites from the TOP OF THE POPS archives and his choices include DAVID BOWIE, Kula Shaker, Petula Clark, Noel Harrison, The Smiths, The Osmonds and Annie Lennox.

The programme airs next Friday 16th April at 19:00 GMT on BBC2 TV regional channels.

Also the previous night Thursday, Jack picks Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' which also features db.

The full breakdown is as follows:

David and Woody on Top of The Pops Friday April 16th
     1. Kula Shaker - 'Tattva'
     2. Petula Clark - 'Downtown'
     3. Noel Harrison - 'Windmills Of Your Mind'
     4. The Smiths - 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'
     5. Osmonds - 'Crazy Horses'
     6. David Bowie - 'Starman'
     7. Bjork - 'Big Time Sensuality'
     8. Annie Lennox - 'No More I Love You's'
     9. Free - 'All Right Now'

Both programmes (15th and 16th) featuring db start at 19:00 GMT on all BBC2 TV regional channels.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
10th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE once again left a message for MARC RILEY on his new BBC6 Music Rocket Science radio programme today. For the second week running Marc unfortunately nipped out of the room yet again, this time to give producer Michelle a piece of his mind. David's message was: "Hello Marc. Are you there? It's David Bowie here again. I missed you last week. Hello. You're not there are you? Never mind, I'll try again next week. Bye."...

London auction house CHRISTIE'S have their next Pop Memorabilia Auction on 5th May. Sale 9836, Lot 4 is a rare early signed contract between DAVID BOWIE and Kenneth Pitt Management, 21st July, 1967, signed by David R. Jones and witnessed by his parents. The estimate price is £2,500-£4,500. Click here to view...

Newly confirmed for the Isle Of Wight Rock Festival on 13th June are THE LIBERTINES. The full list for the Sunday event are: DAVID BOWIE, The Charlatans, The Libertines, The Delays, Snow Patrol, Suzanne Vega and Alfie. Tickets are on sale NOW via ticketmaster...

Lots more DAVID BOWIE concert reviews and write-ups have been uploaded into the BWW Press Archive section...


DAVID LIVE IN EDMONTON
10th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the Rexall Centre in Edmonton, Canada. David and the band played a twenty-five song set list to an audience of 9,000 which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. Never Get Old
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Afraid
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Days
     18. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     19. Looking For Water
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Quicksand
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Edmonton Sun: Zowie Bowie wowie - [Read here]

From Keira.

ANY BOWIE FANS IN ZANESVILLE?
10th April 2004

Calling all DAVID BOWIE fans out there in Zanesville, Ohio... would you like to be interviewed by a local reporter for a preview story to cover David's May 25th show in Columbus?

If you fit the bill, please contact Mr. Cary S. Ashby, The Coshocton Tribune on 740-295-3437 or via email at cashby@nncogannett.com

Be quick if you are interested, there's only 2 weeks to get this all done and dusted.

Also Muskingum (which includes Zanesville, Frazeysburg, Dresden and New Concord), Morgan, Perry, Guernsey (which includes Cambridge) and Noble counties.


IT IS... EXACTLY... ROCKET SCIENCE
9th April 2004

Make sure to tune into the new MARC RILEY radio programme 'Rocket Science' tomorrow (Sat 10th) on BBC 6 Music at 14:00 until 17:00 GMT.

You can listen in with DAB Digital Radio and Digital TV via Freeview 77, Sky 870, NTL 865 and Telewest 909 or if you haven't got a clue what the hell I'm on about... visit bbc.co.uk to listen in online here.

You should get to hear DAVID BOWIE, who should be calling in, who should get answered by Marc.

Last week on Marc's opening show, DB did actually ring him... [David's ansaphone message] but unfortunately he'd nipped out for a quick drink!

Also hopefully besides DB, my workmates best mates ELBOW will also be in the studio talking and playing live. El Bo and Elbow on the same show? What more could one possibly ask for?


PRAGUE SHOW UPDATE
9th April 2004

There's a change of venue for DAVID BOWIE's concert in the Czech Republic on June 23rd. Originally the T-Zone Amphitheatre was the planned venue, now Interkoncerts Europe have signed an agreement on April 1 to rent a 14-hectare (35-acre) property in Prague 9 to stage the various already-booked concerts for this spring and summer.

The company had intended to put on the shows at the planned T-Mobile Park in Prague 11, even announcing the concerts and location on its Web site and on posters all over town. But the deal fell apart over a dispute between Interkoncerts and Prague 11 officials over whether the promoter had obtained legal permission for the construction, which had already begun.

You can read the full story Accord sets stage for rock concerts at The Prague Post website.


DAVID HITS WINNIPEG
8th April 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE and his band performed at the Winnipeg Arena in Canada with a twenty-six song setlist.

His 73rd show of the A Reality world tour so far, saw David clearly in a good mood, smiling, telling stories and joking with the audience of 8,000 throughout the night.

"Good evening Toronto," he deadpanned after the first song to a chorus of boos. "Sorry Winnipeg, you crazy motherf***ers. It's great to be back. It's been a long time."

The set-list ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. Never Get Old
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Afraid
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Days
     18. Looking For Water
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Quicksand
     21. Panic In Detroit
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
Winnipeg Sun: Classic Reality Show - [Read here]

From Sam.

NEVER GET AUD
8th April 2004

David Bowie Audi Competition If you've heard the song in the new Audi TV spot, a mash-up of DAVID BOWIE's classic 'Rebel Rebel' and 'Never Get Old' from his latest album, Reality, and think you could do better? Now's your chance.

A six-week contest beginning today asks fans to create a new hybrid tune from one of Bowie's classics and one off of Reality, using free mash-up software available at www.neverfollow.com.

To create the next great Bowie Mash-up: take any track from the Reality album, mash it up with any other Bowie track. Each week during the contest, davidbowie.com will choose the top three entries and post them online.

The grand-prize winner receives a 2004 Audi TT coupe, second place gets a set of Sony media software, and third prize is a Sony Vaio laptop.

Visit davidbowie.com/neverFollow/ and www.neverfollow.com for more details, information and enter the competition.You download the software and various Bowie tunes at www.acidplanet.com


Rebel Never Gets Old And whilst we are on the subject of mash-ups... on April 12th, another mash-up entitled 'Rebel Never Gets Old' by Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions will be released as a single.

By sheer coincidence it's also a mash-up of Rebel Rebel and Never Get Old.

A previous release by Go Home Productions entitled David X combines Bowie's 'Let's Dance' and Liberty X's vocals from 'Got To Have Your Love' from the May 2003 XFM Remix Superchunk. You can download the track here - fabulous stuff.

Visit gohomeproductions.com for more information.


THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
7th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performs tonight at the Winnipeg Arena in Canada...

The soundtrack to the forthcoming movie SHREK 2 scheduled for release on 11th May will feature a version of DAVID BOWIE's classic song 'Changes' performed by BUTTERFLY BOUCHER featuring David Bowie. Visit the official Shrek 2 website @ http://shrek2.com/...

The latest confirmed artists set to appear at OXEGEN festival 2004 in Ireland, Co, Kildare, Naas at Punchestown Racecourse on 10th and 11th July are: Muse, The Libertines, Ash, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand and Faithless. They join DAVID BOWIE, The Strokes, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, The Darkness, N.E.R.D., Pink and Wu-Tang Clan, Kings Of Leon, PJ Harvey and Keane on the festival bill. Tickets on sale now via ticketmaster...

Check out the latest writings from BWW Columnists ZIGBOT and LITTLEMISSWONDER. You can access all the previously written contributions from all twenty-one contributors via the Columnists Archive pages...


DAVID PLAYS QUEBEC CITY
5th April 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the City Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada, in front of a relatively small crowd of around 5,000.

David and the band played a two-hour 15-minute show containing twenty-seven songs, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Never Get Old
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Fashion
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. Slip Away
     18. Looking For Water
     19. Ashes To Ashes
     20. Hang On To Yourself
     21. Quicksand
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Starman
     25. Five Years
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


You can click here to see the latest up-to-date A Reality Tour stats (72 shows), number of songs, Irish breakfasts consumed ;) and other miscellaneous information.


DAVID O'BOWIE TOUR BUS
5th April 2004

Struggling for a news piece... When it left Boston last week, the tour bus carrying DAVID BOWIE and his band was stocked with Irish goodies. Obviously GERRY LEONARD, music director for the A Reality tour had a yen for an Irish breakfast before the FleetCenter show.

Phil Sullivan of Dedham and Dorchester homegirl Joyce Linehan of Ashmont Records knew just the place - Gerard's in Dorchester. Leonard also stocked up at the Greenhills Bakery next door.

From Boston Globe.

DAVID SINGS WORD PERFECT
3rd April 2004

The DAVID BOWIE A Reality world tour rolled into Ottawa last night to play at the Corel Center's WordPerfect Theatre in Kanata.

According to fan reports, it was a fabulous three-hour show. David and the band performed a hefty thirty-two song set list, which included a six-song encore...

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. The Motel
     08. China Girl
     09. Never Get Old
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. Slip Away

(Snippet of Space Oddity)
(Snippet of Golden Years)
     18. Looking For Water
     19. I've Been Waiting For You
     20. A New Career In A New Town
     21. Be My Wife
     22. Ashes To Ashes
     23. Hang On To Yourself
     24. Quicksand
     25. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     26. "Heroes"

Encore:
     27. Blue Jean
     28. Changes
     29. Starman
     30. Five Years
     31. Suffragette City
     32. Ziggy Stardust


Click here to see read Fan Reports.

Set-List from Robert.

AND THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR
2nd April 2004

DAVID BOWIE returned to Canada last night to perform his re-arranged gig at The Air Canada Centre in Toronto. This was the seventieth show of the A Reality tour so far.

David and the band played a twenty-six song set-list, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Modern Love
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Fame
     05. Cactus
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Never Get Old
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Days
     16. Slip Away
(Snippet of Space Oddity)
     17. Looking For Water
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Hang On To Yourself
     20. Quicksand
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. Starman
     24. Five Years
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Click here to see all the Reality tour stats so far.

Reviews:
The Globe and Mail: Old duke, new tricks - [Read here]
Toronto Star: Bowie flashes his gold - [Read here]
Toronto Sun: Bowie Played Guitar - [Read here]

Thanks to Greg and set-list from Spamily.

FRENCH CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
1st April 2004

Voir David Bowie front cover Published today in Canada, the Montreal publication VOIR features an exclusive DAVID BOWIE interview by Christine Fortier, along with his boat race on the front cover.

My French translation is more than a little rusty at present, so don't quote me, but I can pick out from the interview that David plans to go into the studio in New York after his forthcoming Summer Festival performances in July to record his next album.

His previous mention of an "experimental phase" means that he plans to go into the studio with nothing pre-written. He plans to move away from the traditional methods of writing and leave more room for improvisation. He says he wants to remain open to all the possibilities and to avoid raising barriers between the creation and himself.

A translated David says: For me, the music is without borders, it is primarily what nourishes me. Moreover, it could be well that my next album is instrumental. He goes on to state that he plans on having the album completed by December 2004.

He also namedrops NY Brooklyn art-pop experimentalists 'TV On The Radio' and suggests that everyone checks out their album 'Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes'. David reckons they are the best NY group at the moment. Also he recently discovered the Japanese formation Supercar and he adores the movie soundtrack to 'Lost in Translation'.

You can read the online interview here - obviously it's in French.

There's also another db interview on the Fort Frances Times website entitled: Rocker David Bowie brings his worldwide A Reality Tour to Canada by Bartley Kives - [Click here to read article] - word of warning... it contains the word 'chameleon', but features some nice quotes from DeeBee.

Update: English version now here via OttawaXpress.ca

Thanks to Robert for the Voir pointer.


UPCOMING BOWIE USA TV?
1st April 2004

As reported previously in January and then presumably "put on hold" because of his touring schedule... DAVID BOWIE is according to LiveDaily.com, scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Wednesday April 21st at 11:35pm ET on NBC, performing 'Never Get Old.'

He also plans to tape an episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' which will air on Monday April 26th.

From LiveDaily.


LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT BOWIE TICKETS?
1st April 2004

If you're looking for tickets to any of the forthcoming sold out DAVID BOWIE shows, you can advertise your FREE classified want ads in the BWW 'A Reality' Tour Ticket Exchange section.

Or alternatively, it might be worth Clicking here if you can't locate tickets elsewhere.


WIN A DB 'MEET AND GREET'
1st April 2004

DAVID BOWIE hits the stage at Rexall Place on Friday, April 9th and the Edmonton Journal, not only wants to put at the concert, but also backstage for a 'Meet and Greet' with the rock superstar.

Enter the contest and you could win the GRAND PRIZE: a meet & greet and photo with David Bowie, 2 tickets to the show and his latest cd 'Reality'. There will also be a chance to win one of five SECONDARY prizes: 2 tickets and his latest cd 'Reality'.

To enter the contest just fill out the form on their website - One Entry per person - please... additional entries will be deleted.

Winning entries will be chosen at random. The contest is open to all Edmonton and area residents 18 years of age or older.

Contest deadline: Noon, Monday, April 5, 2004.


BOWIE/DANDYS SIGNED PRINT
1st April 2004

David Bowie / Dandy Warhols Dublin Poster Brand new and just in are these superb DAVID BOWIE / DANDY WARHOLS limited edition signed concert posters from the gig at The Point, Dublin on 22nd November 2003.

They are limited to 500 copies only and signed by the artist Darren Grealish.

Darren Grealish is now at the forefront in the Rock Art world after producing posters for some of the worlds top performers like Queens of The Stone Age, Flaming Lips and the White Stripes to name a few.

The size is 46 x 22cm and they are priced at only £11.99 / $22.18. Click on the poster to view a larger version. Be quick - these won't be on sale for long.

Click here DAVID BOWIE to purchase.


LABYRINTH COLLECTORS REGION 2 DVD
1st April 2004

Reminder to all of you LABYRINTH fans in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Japan will be pleased to learn that the Region 2 DVD special collectors edition of the movie is to be released this month on 19th April by Columbia Tri-Star Home Video.

Labyrinth Collectors Edition DVD Region 2 Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East and Japan only)
     - Collector's Edition, PAL
     - Catalogue Number: CDR17209CE

Move and Release Information:
     Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
     Director: Jim Henson
     Classification: U
     Studio: Columbia Tri-Star Home Video
     DVD Release Date: April 19, 2004
     Run Time: 97 minutes

You can pre-order NOW for a mere £9.74 and save 25% on the list price.

Thanks to Mandy for the reminder.


REALITY UK TOUR POSTERS AVAILABLE!
1st April 2004

Reality UK Tour Poster Update: Last few remaining in stock... You can now purchase your original DAVID BOWIE A Reality UK tour promotional posters online.

Sized at 150 x 100cm and priced at a mere £5.99 / $11.08.

This one is the hard-to-find UK Tour poster and features a superb image of Bowie playing guitar (nice shot taken by TBB), as well as all the tour dates. I have seen these going for over £80 each on eBay.

Be quick - these are selling like hot cakes - they won't be in stock for long. Remember, promo posters are part of a one off limited run, and are never re-printed making them highly collectible. When they're gone they're gone for good.

Click here DAVID BOWIE to purchase.






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