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A REALITY WORLD TOUR 2004 DATES



DREAM REALITY HITS ONE HUNDRED
31st May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE hit the magic 100 official 'A Reality' shows performed with his second night stint at The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fashion
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. New Killer Star
     06. Panic In Detroit
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Days
     11. Afraid
     12. Pablo Picasso
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Fame
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Never Get Old
     18. A New Career In A New Town
     19. Be My Wife
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Changes
     22. Let's Dance
     23. Modern Love
     24. "Heroes"
Encore:
     25. Diamond Dogs
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Click here to see the continually updated A Reality Tour Stats.


Happy Birthday Dun. Cut! I mean click! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN!!!
30th May 2004

Wishing you a very Happy 33rd Birthday Duncan!

Have a great day and I hope you get everything you wish for

Many happy returns and best wishes from

Paul - aka 'Rednik' and everyone at Wonderworld


AS HIS PAST PUTS HIM BACK IN ATLANTIC CITY
30th May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed the first of two shows at the The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The audience for this sold-out show, which was originally planned for 6th December, got a nice surprise. 'Diamond Dogs' was added to the set-list for the first time during this tour, bringing the total number of different songs performed so far to an unbelievable fifty-eight!

David and the band performed a twenty-seven song set list for this 99th official show, which ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Looking For Water
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     11. Pablo Picasso
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Reality
     16. Station To Station
     17. The Bewlay Brothers
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Hang On To Yourself
     20. Quicksand
     21. Modern Love
     22. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     23. "Heroes"
Encore:
     24. Diamond Dogs
     25. Queen Bitch
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


David plays his 100th official 'A Reality' concert tonight at the same venue.


COMPLETE DB LAUNCH PARTY TOMORROW
29th May 2004

REMINDER: Publishers REYNOLDS & HEARN LTD are pleased to announce a signing and launch party for the revised and expanded new edition of THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE by Nicholas Pegg.

The launch party takes place tomorrow Sunday 30th May 2004 at 5.00 pm till 10.30 pm

To be held in the basement room at: The Corner Store, 33 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN.

The nearest tube stations are: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), Leicester Square (Northern & Piccadilly Lines), Temple (Circle & District Lines).

Directions: The Corner Store is on Wellington Street, on the same side and just a few doors up from the Lyceum Theatre (where 'The Lion King' is playing).

Admission is FREE and the book will be available to buy, and the author will be in attendance to sign copies.

The bar will be open of course, and there's even a small dance floor, so feel free to pop in for a drink, a chat and a boogie. You can guess what the music will be! We hope to see you there.

From Reynolds & Hearn Ltd.

(Ed. Scroll down to 12th May news piece to read the official press release).

AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
29th May 2004

Vote for DAVID BOWIE - the 100 greatest pop videos! CHANNEL 4 are running a poll to find the 100 greatest pop videos. David Bowie's 'Ashes To Ashes' is one of the choices, but once you've chosen from their list you can add your suggestions as well. So go vote for Bowie! - (from Suzanne)...

DAVID BOWIE's track 'Ziggy Stardust' appears on a new compilation from Universal Music Canada. It's called The Ongoing History of New Music, and features tracks by Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and The Pixies. Here is a snippet explaining the concept: Let's back up. At 7pm Sunday, February 28, 1993, a new radio documentary called The Ongoing History of New Music made its debut on 102.1 The Edge in Toronto. From the outset, the show was designed to explore alternative rock in ways that had never been done before on commercial radio. It was (and remains) radical and unconventional radio. But somehow, it works. In fact, the program is now heard on stations across Canada; it's been bootlegged on cassette throughout the US; and some enterprising soul once offered up unauthorized rebroadcasts on shortwave. In addition to the nearly 500 one hour episodes and close to 4,000 daily features that have aired since 1993, The Ongoing History of New Music has also spun off four books, innumerable newspaper and magazine articles, a plethora of TV appearances, a couple of lecture series and over a dozen retro CDs of every flavour, including this one. Read the full article here - (from Mark)...

I was at the DAVID BOWIE show Thursday night at Montage PA where the Man played to 6,700 fans. I don't have the set list but he did something that I have not seen mentioned here. During 'Ashes To Ashes' the piano solo from 'Aladdin Sane' was worked in towards the end of the song! It was awesome and exact, I'm not really sure how many people picked that up but I sure did - (from Jim)...

More fabulous DAVID BOWIE live reviews the following review from Indianapolis was forwarded to me. I thought it was interesting. The Nuvo is an independent newspaper focusing on the arts/music, etc. [Read here] - (from Don)...

DAVID BOWIE list of rare records and memorabilia for sale. Email to receive a collector list of rare pressings records in vinyls and memorabilia stuff - (from J-C)...


HE COULD LICK 'EM BY SMILING
29th May 2004

In the upcoming July issue of Q magazine, a staff conducted poll of the '50 Best British Albums Ever' saw DAVID BOWIE's classic album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' placed at number six. The full-run down reveals the following results:

     01. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
     02. The Beatles - Revolver
     03. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols
     04. Radiohead - OK Computer
     05. The Clash - London Calling
     06. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
     07. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
     08. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
     09. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
     10. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
     11. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
     12. Blur - Parklife
     13. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
     14. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
     15. The Specials - The Specials
     16. Queen - A Night At The Opera
     17. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
     18. The Who - My Generation
     19. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
     20. The Jam - All Mod Cons
     21. The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
     22. Joy Division - Closer
     23. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
     24. Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
     25. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
     26. The Coral - Magic and Medicine
     27. John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
     28. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
     29. Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation
     30. Pulp - Different Class
     31. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
     32. The Verve - Urban Hymns
     33. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
     34. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
     35. Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
     36. The Human League - Dare
     37. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
     38. Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol 1
     39. Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!
     40. The Undertones - The Undertones
     41. Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
     42. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic
     43. Robbie Williams - Life Thru A Lens
     44. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
     45. Iron Maiden - The Number of The Beast
     46. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
     47. Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
     48. The Cure - Disintegration
     49. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
     50. Pet Shop Boys - Very

Check out the Q4music.com website.

AND MOUNTAIN MAGIC HEAVY HUNG
28th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at the Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain, in Scranton, PA in front of 6,750 fans.

David was in good spirits and his usual jovial self. During 'China Girl' he sang "Oh baby there's a mosquito in my mouth" and used a tissue to remove it - he then proceeded to display it to the first row. Shortly after, he told a story about a Greek restaurant in Australia where he dined on Dolmas and discovered half a cockroach inside!

The audience were teased with a short burst of 'Diamond Dogs' on lead guitar from Earl Slick after a request from David. Also 'Life On Mars?' was reintroduced into the set on the request of support band The Stereophonics.

This 98th official show of the A Reality tour so far, saw db and the band play a twenty-four song set list.

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Looking For Water
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Pablo Picasso
     11. Sunday
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Reality
     16. Station To Station
     17. Life On Mars?
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. Modern Love
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

Encore:
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. Ziggy Stardust


Reports:
Scranton Times: Often-eccentric Bowie proves he's in a class all by himself - [Read here]
Times Leader: Bowie gives fans the royal treatment - [Read here]


SPACE ODDITY AT BELL GARDENS
27th May 2004

SPACE ODDITY - DAVID BRIGHTON's tribute to DAVID BOWIE would like to offer Bowie fans FREE tickets to a special LA performance on May 29th at The Bicycle Casino, Bell Gardens, CA, USA.

Space Oddity's show time: 9:00pm (approximately).

     Address: 7301 Eastern Avenue
     Bell Gardens, CA, USA
     Tel: (562) 806-4646


Request FREE TICKETS via E-mail at: BowieLive@aol.com or by visiting: www.DavidBowieTribute.com and using the email links on it.

Much appreciation, David Brighton and the band.

TWO SURPRISES IN BUFFALO
26th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed another sold out concert last night in Buffalo, New York at the Shea's Performing Arts Center.

This intimate venue holding an audience of 3,000 got to hear 'The Bewlay Brothers' and 'Queen Bitch', two songs from David's classic 1971 album Hunky Dory, for the first time this tour.

This now makes an amazing total of fifty-seven different songs performed during the 'A Reality' tour so far. The twenty-six song setlist played last night ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Looking For Water
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. The Motel
     11. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     12. Sunday
     13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Reality
     17. Station To Station
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. Modern Love
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"
Encore:
     23. The Bewlay Brothers
     24. Queen Bitch
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Buffalo News: Bowie, at 57, remains ahead of the alt-rock curve - [Read here]
The Buffalo News: The odyssey continues - [Read here]


DB CALLING FROM PITTSBURGH...
26th May 2004

As a lead-up to the forthcoming Reality show at the Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain tomorrow night, THE TIMES LEADER have a DAVID BOWIE interview online entitled 'Bowie knifes into NEPA' by Alan K. Stout.

DB called from Pittsburgh to do the interview... some of the highlights include:

Talking about Reality: "I just wanted it to be songs that were written at home, where I live," Bowie says. "That was the only line I gave myself: 'Here I am, at home. What songs come to me, just living around town, doing what I do, going out with the family and being on the streets?' It was that kind of feel, and it was really no more complicated than that."

Talking about his band he says: "If it was 1968, I'd say 'Aw, we blow the competition off the stage,' but you don't say that kind of thing these days. Everything is much more sophisticated... But you know what - we blow the competition off the stage," he adds with another chuckle. "In the nicest possible way."

Read the full online interview here on the timesleader.com website.


COLUMBUS, MY PRAYER DESIGN
25th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, in Columbus, Ohio last night.

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

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. Looking For Water
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Sunday
     11. Heathen (The Rays)
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Reality
     15. Station To Station
     16. Ashes To Ashes
     17. Quicksand
     18. The Supermen
     19. Modern Love
     20. White Light, White Heat
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"
Encore:
     23. Hang On To Yourself
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Fan Reviews: Nick, Zachery and DBDigital - [Read here]

From Nick.

ORIGINS OF A STAR MAN
24th May 2004

All set for release next month on June 14th is a brand new unauthorised DVD Region 2 release entitled: DAVID BOWIE: ORIGINS OF A STAR MAN.

Packed with exclusive interviews, featuring an unauthorised biography which follows his early career from The Konrads and The Buzz, early solos and The Spiders from Mars. This documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, revealing how even through all his images, characters and personas, there is only one David Bowie. A must for any fans collection.

David Bowie: Origins of a Star Man DVD DVD Features:
     - Special Feature Information:
     - Digital David Bowie Fan Quiz
     - Extensive Bowie Discography
     - Main Language: English
     - Classification: Exempt

Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East inc Egypt)
     - Running Time 60 Minutes. PAL
     - Catalogue Number: CVIS363

You can order now and receive a 25% discount! List Price: £12.99. Our Price: £9.74. You Save: 25%.


SO WHAT'S MOLINE? - SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT BABY
23rd May 2004

DAVID BOWIE completely rocked the The Mark of the Quad Cities last night in Moline, Illinois.

David was gregarious and chatty throughout the concert. At one stage he said to the audience: "Moline! Sounds like a Chuck Berry song... are you a Chuck Berry song? Maybe in here right?" (patting his hand over his heart).

"Have you ever heard of an album I did called 'Low'? The crowd cheered. Then he said "What would I do if you'd said 'no'?" Everyone laughed and they kicked into A New Career In A New Town, followed by 'Be My Wife'.

The audience of around 6,000 saw David and his band perform a twenty-six song set list.

      01. Rebel Rebel
      02. Cactus
      03. Sister Midnight
      04. New Killer Star
     05. Looking For Water
      06. All The Young Dudes
      07. China Girl
      08. The Loneliest Guy
      09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Pablo Picasso
      11. Sunday
     12. Heathen (The Rays)
      13. Hallo Spaceboy
      14. Under Pressure
      15. Reality
      16. A New Career In A New Town
      17. Be My Wife
      18. Ashes To Ashes
      19. Quicksand
      20. The Supermen
      21. Modern Love
      22. White Light, White Heat
      23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
      24. "Heroes"
Encore:
      25. Suffragette City
      26. Ziggy Stardust


Fan Reviews: OldSchoolqc and Zigalicious - [Read here]

Review:
The Dispatch: Bowie rocks Q-C crowd with career-spanning set - [Read here]


MURAT IDOLS THAN REALITIES
21st May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed yet another sold out Reality show at the intimate Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN.

Performing in front of 2,500 fans for this 95th show of the tour, David sang a twenty-four song setlist, which ran as follows:

David in Indianapolis by John Severson      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. China Girl
     07. The Loneliest Guy
     08. The Man Who Sold The World
     09. Pablo Picasso
     10. Sunday
     11. Heathen (The Rays)
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Reality
David in Indianapolis by John Severson      15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Quicksand
     17. The Supermen
     18. Modern Love
     19. White Light, White Heat
     20. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     21. "Heroes"
Encore:
     22. Hang On To Yourself
     23. Suffragette City
     24. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Indianapolis Star: Bowie is both funky and in a funk - [Read here]
The Nuvo: Bowie: Stunning - [Read here]

And while you're reading the above review, click on the 'Photo Gallery' link underneath the photograph to view nine more photographs taken at the event.

Check out a fan review from Snaffle - Bowie in Indy


BOWIE IN TIMES LEADER ON SUNDAY
21st May 2004

Make sure you check out the exclusive interview with DAVID BOWIE in this weekend's TIMES LEADER newspaper published on Sunday.

Alan K. Stout had the chance to chat with the man himself, who will bring his 'A Reality Tour' to Montage on Thursday.

To read the interview with the pop legend, see this Sunday's Times Leader.


MILWAUKEE BESIDE ME
20th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at The Milwaukee Theatre in Wisconsin. For this sold-out show, db and the band played a twenty-five song set list.

One funny moment during the show David introduced 'Fashion' with... "Let's talk about my clothes" followed by a comical runway strut.

David in Milwaukee by Elizabeth Flores      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Cactus
     03. Sister Midnight
     04. New Killer Star
     05. All The Young Dudes
     06. Fashion
     07. China Girl
     08. The Loneliest Guy
     09. The Man Who Sold The World
     10. Sunday
     11. Heathen (The Rays)
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Under Pressure
     14. Station To Station
     15. Ashes To Ashes
     16. Quicksand
     17. The Supermen
     18. Modern Love
     19. Pablo Picasso
     20. White Light, White Heat
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"
Encore:
     23. Hang On To Yourself
     24. Suffragette City
     25. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
ConcertLiveWire: Finally, a Reality Show to get excited about - [Read here]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Entertainer: Bowie wears status lightly - [Read here]


BE ELUSIVE BUT DON'T WALK FAR
20th May 2004

After a lot of coercing, bribery and promises of freebie Indian ink for six months, there's a more than welcome return for BW Columnist M.A. TORVELL. Mike has dipped his nib back in his old ink well and created more of his 'Loving The Alien' comic strips for your entertainment pleasure. In this tongue-in-cheek comic strip adventure, star-struck Landlord John lives with his tenants David Bowie and his faithful Diamond dog, Gary Numan and erm... some publicity seeking geezer who's name escapes me for the moment - [Read here]

And say hello to brand new columnist OUTSIDE REALITY who's taken the plunge and starts off with not one but four columns - [Read here]

You can view all the archived stuff via The BW Columnists Archive pages. The most recently written column from all 24 columnists can also be accessed on the home page, as well as at the top of this news page.

Would you like to become a columnist for BowieWonderworld? Are you a budding blogger? An up and coming journalist... or just want to be heard? As long as the subject matter relates to David Bowie in some way that's all we need.

It's your column, you are free to write monthly, fortnightly, weekly or even daily... you can even write under a pseudonym, you know, like what some of them proper writers do ;)

See the base of the archive page for more details if you're interested.


REBEL NEVER GETS OLD VIDEO
19th May 2004

'Picasso Lies' and the 'Old Get DJ' is 'Looking For Lies' this week in the DAVID BOWIE Mash-Up Contest. Which of these three tracks will ring true and make it to the final round? Log on to DavidBowie.com and cast your vote.

And while you are there be sure to check out the official video for the 'Rebel Never Gets Old' mash-up by Mark Vidler.

Go to www.davidbowie.com/neverFollow/ and click on the DB picture with the American flag.


BOWIE AT THE BENDUM
18th May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed a fantastic show at the Benedum Center, in Pittsburgh, PA. For this sold-out concert, David had planned a three-song encore but was forced to drop 'Suffragette City' and 'Five Years,' explaining "They're real strict here" when it comes to curfews, before treating fans to one final performance - an impassioned 'Ziggy Stardust.'

For this 93rd show of the tour so far, db and the band played a twenty-six song list that went as follows:

David at the Benedum by J.C. Schisler      01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. Hang On To Yourself
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Fame
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Hallo Spaceboy
     12. Sunday
David at the Benedum by John Heller      13. Heathen (The Rays)
     14. Under Pressure
     15. Station To Station
     16. Ashes To Ashes
     17. Quicksand
     18. Life On Mars?
     19. Changes
     20. The Supermen
     21. Modern Love
     22. Pablo Picasso
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"
Encore:
     26. Ziggy Stardust

Check out Dave Berexa's fan review and comments from last night's show - [Read fan report].

Reviews:
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Bowie still puts on a magical show - [Read here]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rock legend Bowie still has his edge - [Read here]

Check out all the latest bang-up-to-date A Reality world tour stats so far.


ALL THE WAY FROM WASHINGTON
17th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed a fabulous show last night at the Patriot Center, in Fairfax, Washington, VA.

Fairfax Bowie fans finally got to see their man with this rescheduled concert, which was originally set for 7th December, but postponed due to illness. This then made it the 92nd show of the Reality tour so far, which saw 'Loving The Alien' re-introduced into the set.

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

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fashion
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Cactus
     05. Sister Midnight
     06. Hang On To Yourself
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. Fame
     09. China Girl
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Panic In Detroit
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Station To Station
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. The Supermen
     21. Loving The Alien
     22. Modern Love
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"
Encore:
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
The Washington Post: David Bowie - [Read here]
The Washington Times: Ziggy has landed - [Read here]

Thanks to Chrissie.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
16th May 2004

The soon-to-be released double CD 30th Anniversary Edition of DAVID BOWIE's 1974 classic album DIAMOND DOGS can be pre-ordered here at CDWow for only £10.99! Which includes free posting and packaging anywhere in the world...

Watch this space over this coming week for the next BWW competition. Your chance to get your hands on one of three copies of the soon-to-be published THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE by Nicholas Pegg. See below (12th May) for the press release of this new expanded and updated third edition of this Bowie Bible of a book. A big thank you, as usual, to the publishers Reynolds & Hearn Ltd for supplying the competition prizes...

UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT in Australia are just about to release JUST A GIGOLO (Region 4) DVD on Wednesday 19th May. The running time is 90 minutes so there are no known extras. Visit their website for more details - (thanks to DJ for the pointer)...

DAVID BOWIE talking about the BUTTERFLY BOUCHER release of 'Changes' on the new SHREK 2 soundtrack says she sent him her recording of the song. David was then asked if he would be willing to sing it with her. He went into a local studio (Compass Point) with Tony Visconti and put down a vocal harmony against Boucher's vocal...


SACRE BLEU! FRENCH REALITY POSTERS
15th May 2004

Reality French Tour Poster If you are quick you can now purchase an original DAVID BOWIE A Reality French tour promotional poster online.

Sized at 98 x 68cm and priced at a mere £6.99 / $12.58.

This one is the even harder-to-find French Tour poster and features the superb image of Bowie playing guitar (nice shot taken by TBB).

Be quick - 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.


DAVID'S BACK IN CANADA
15th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE returned to Canada last night to perform at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.

The completely sold out 2 hour and 25 minute show for over 8,500 fans, saw David and the band play a twenty-six song set list, which also included a snippet of 'Puppet On A String'. Presumably the one written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, made famous by a barefooted Sandie Shaw... and not the Elvis Presley one?

During the show, David praised his stage crew for putting the set together so smoothly that he and band had nothing to concern themselves with except playing, although he added, "We'd have done it in our underwear if we had to. You know that."

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. Fashion
     03. New Killer Star
     04. Cactus
     05. Sister Midnight
     06. Hang On To Yourself
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. Fame
     09. China Girl
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
Snippet of Puppet On A String
     12. Panic In Detroit
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Station To Station
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. The Supermen
     21. Modern Love
     22. White Light, White Heat
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"
Encore:
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Check out several fan reviews and comments from last night's show - [Read fan reports].

Review:
The London Free Press: Bowie still blazing - The Thin White Duke keeps cranking up the charisma - [Read here]


IN THE MIND-WARP PAVILION
14th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed last night at The Star Pavilion, Hersheypark, Hershey, PA. During a hot gig on a hot night, 'Sister Midnight' was performed for the 7th time only on this current tour, as well as a few others sneaking back into the set list.

RaggedandNaive reports from the 90th Reality show that David got halfway through 'The Supermen' and just stopped. Unlike 'Quicksand' at Philly, he didn't go back to it. He said "Well, that's how that one goes. Any other requests?" Whereupon someone shouts out for 'Width of a Circle' and he teases us with "Do you know that one? Well, I don't" and played 'The Man Who Sold The World'.

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

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Cactus
     04. Sister Midnight
     05. Hang On To Yourself
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. Fame
     08. China Girl
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Panic In Detroit
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Station To Station
     17. Ashes To Ashes
     18. The Supermen
- (one verse)
     19. Quicksand
     20. White Light, White Heat
     21. Let's Dance
     22. Modern Love
     23. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews:
Hershey Chronicle: David Bowie performs his hits, rarities in Hershey - [Read here]
The Patriot-News: Rock icon Bowie still in command - [Read here]

You can also read fan reports from Ragged and Naive full report here, along with Bowiesbrowgal's comments on her first ever Bowie show. Not only does she get to see DB in the flesh for the first time, she also catches a duck!


QUAD-CITY Q&A WITH DAVID BOWIE
13th May 2004

The QUAD-CITY TIMES newspaper have a Question and Answer session with DAVID BOWIE on their website for your reading pleasure. 'Ziggy Stardust Grows Up: A Q&A with David Bowie, written by Sean Moeller who recently caught up with him while at a tour stop in Austin, Texas.

Some of the highlights include: carrying French roast coffee around, reading Margaret Drabble, Sylvia Plath poems and plowing through the New York Public Library desk reference fourth edition, popping over to see Elvis in 1972 at Madison Square Garden in between gigs back home in Middlesbrough and Leicester. You can read the complete article via qctimes.com

There's also another online piece at the ARIZONA REPUBLIC newspaper website entitled: 'David Bowie faces the music again... and smiles' by Larry Rodgers. This build-up piece for David's show on Thursday at the Murat Theatre NY can be read here at indystar.com


BOWIE 18 HOUR RADIO MARATHON!
13th May 2004

WBWC 88.3 FM Get yourselves ready for the DAVID BOWIE 18 Hour Radio Marathon from Cleveland Ohio...

TODD RICHARDS is producer and host at WBWC 88.3FM radio in Cleveland, Ohio. He is co-ordinating their annual Summer Marathon Series, where every Thursday is reserved for one artist or group - all day! This, of course, allows them to feature many rare tracks, live cuts and interviews that never get aired on radio! For the first time in almost 20 years, Mr. David Bowie is back on their Marathon season this coming May 20th - starting at 7:00 am till 1:00 am EST USA.

Anyone, anywhere in the world can listen in online via the Internet at www.wbwc.com - bookmark the page now! Also check out the online flyer for more information about the show.

Todd tells me: "I had the pleasure of seeing my first Bowie show this past January here in Cleveland (after a lifetime of sharing my Jan 8th Birthday with Mr. Bowie!) - after seeing the amazing show - I knew we had to do a Bowie Marathon in 2004. We've timed the show to fall between the Pittsburgh and Columbus dates (as he's not returning to the Rock And Roll Capital this swing). We're hoping to have some of EMI's 30th anniversary reissues to giveaway, along with (possibly) copies of Reality from Sony. Any updates in information will be added to the online flyer above. Yes - the show will be streamed live via the radio station site." - www.wbwc.com (RealPlayer).

Co-hosting this 18-hour David Bowie Radio Marathon is SARAH / DJ DESOLATION who tells me she'll be spinning rare stuff, singles, B-sides, covers, live material, and more. Throughout the day she'll be taking your requests by phone at (440) 826-2187 and (440) 826-STING and online via email at request@wbwc.com. Stay tuned all day as she'll also be doing lots of giveaways for CDs and other goodies. For more information check out the marathon's website - I hope that you all can tune in!

From Todd R / Joe T. and Sarah / DJ Desolation.

DAVID BOWIE RETURNS TO OHIO
13th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE fans in the Columbus, Ohio area should check out this preview story in today's May 13 edition of the COSHOCTON TRIBUNE for Bowie's upcoming show May 24 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Fans from Zanesville, Coshocton, Massillon and even Horsham, Pa. share their concert memories and talk about the British rock legend's staying power.

You can read the article via coshoctontribune.com

The Tribune's sister paper, the Zanesville Times Recorder, ran the same story and should be available on its Web site, www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com.

The writer, reporter Cary Ashby, has been a dedicated Bowie fan for over 20 years. He would love to hear your feedback. Cary may be reached by e-mail at cashby@nncogannett.com or by phone at 740-295-3437.


DAVID BRIGHTON TRIBUTE ACT
13th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE tribute act DAVID BRIGHTON and SPACE ODDITY appear tomorrow night (14th May) at BB King's Blues Club (Special Requests Night). Electrical Storm (U2 tribute) opens the show at 8:30, David Brighton and Space Oddity's show time: 10:30 (approximately). On the Universal City Walk! Venue: 1000 Universal Center Dr, Universal City, CA, USA. Tel: (818) 622-5464.

The next show up is on May 29th at The Bicycle Casino. Grand Illusion - (Styx tribute) opens the show David Brighton and Space Oddity's show time: 9:00pm (approximately). Venue: 7301 Eastern Avenue Bell Gardens, CA, USA. Tel: (562) 806-4646.

There are a limited number of FREE TICKETS for these show. Drop an e-mail at their website and they'll send you some. Visit spaceodditylive.com for more details.


A FOXY KIND OF STAND
12th May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed at the Fox Theatre, in St. Louis, Missouri.

For this 89th show of the 'A Reality' tour so far, David and the band play a twenty-six song set list, including on guitar a snippet of The Beatles' 'Hard Day's Night' before then launching into 'White Light, White Heat'.

Throughout the night, db was warm, light and humorous. At one point, he asked audience members what their names were. "Yeah, yeah, forget it," he said. "I don't want to know."

He launched into a lengthy explanation of 'The Man Who Sold The World' before stopping himself and asking, "Why am I going on like this? They (the band) usually stop me." Later David said he wanted to introduce the band but joked that he couldn't remember their names.

The setlist ran as follows:

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Cactus
     05. Fashion
     06. Hang On To Yourself
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. Afraid
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. A New Career In A New Town
     13. Be My Wife
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Days
     19. Changes
     20. Ashes To Ashes
     21. Quicksand

Snippet of Hard Day's Night (opening line performed by David on guitar)
     22. White Light, White Heat
     23. "Heroes"

Encore:
     24. Station To Station
     25. Suffragette City
     26. Ziggy Stardust


Reviews/Reports:
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Ch-ch-changeable Bowie is still the coolest - [Read here]
The Riverfront Times: David Is Goliath - [Read here]


COMPLETE DB LAUNCH PARTY
12th May 2004

Publishers REYNOLDS & HEARN LTD are pleased to announce a signing and launch party for the revised and expanded new edition of THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE by Nicholas Pegg.

The launch party takes place on Sunday 30th May 2004 at 5.00 pm till 10.30 pm

To be held in the basement room at: The Corner Store, 33 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN.

The nearest tube stations are: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), Leicester Square (Northern & Piccadilly Lines), Temple (Circle & District Lines).

Directions: The Corner Store is on Wellington Street, on the same side and just a few doors up from the Lyceum Theatre (where 'The Lion King' is playing).

Admission is free and the book will be available to buy, and the author will be in attendance to sign copies.

The bar will be open of course, and there's even a small dance floor, so feel free to pop in for a drink, a chat and a boogie. You can guess what the music will be! We hope to see you there.

From Reynolds & Hearn Ltd.

THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE UPDATED
12th May 2004

Published next month on 7th June is the Expanded and Updated Third Edition of NICHOLAS PEGG'S excellent book THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE.

Published by Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, this new edition (ISBN 1-903111-73-0) has been revised and expanded to 634 pages.


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
announces


THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE
by Nicholas Pegg

Expanded and Updated Third Edition


The Complete David Bowie 'I can't imagine how this book could be better... the definitive read for Bowiephiles' - Uncut magazine

'Absolutely thorough, absolutely definitive and absolutely entertaining' - BBC Radio 5 Live

'An indispensable guide for all serious collectors of David Bowie's music' - BowieNet

'This is not just a trainspotter's manual - Nicholas Pegg has a keen critical intelligence' - Sunday Telegraph

'The Complete David Bowie certainly lives up to its title ... Pegg's opinionated and witty prose turns it into that rare thing: a reference book that sparkles' - MOJO magazine


Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, Nicholas Pegg's ground-breaking reference book The Complete David Bowie featured in Uncut magazine's top ten books of 2002, and was voted music book of the year by BBC Radio 5 Live.

Reynolds & Hearn Ltd are now delighted to announce the publication of the much-anticipated third edition. Published on 7 June 2004, The Complete David Bowie has been extensively revised and updated to include all the latest developments in Bowie's career, and the new edition also expands on previous chapters to provide even more detail and analysis than before.

The Complete David Bowie back cover 'There have been so many exciting developments in David Bowie's career over the last couple of years that it's been quite a challenge to keep up with him,' says author Nicholas Pegg, 'but that's what makes Bowie such a fascinating artist to write about.' All the latest developments will be included in the new edition, ranging from Bowie's recent studio collaborations with artists like Lou Reed and Kristeen Young, to the flood of archive releases that have appeared over the last two years, such as the Best Of Bowie DVD and the anniversary reissues of classic albums like Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Black Tie White Noise. Most important of all will be the in-depth entries on the new album Reality and the accompanying world tour, which is currently thrilling Bowie fans across the globe.

As well as incorporating all the latest updates, the new edition will revise and expand the detail of the earlier chapters. 'The encyclopaedic nature of the book means that every chapter needs constant revision,' Pegg explains. 'It's been a long and thorough overhaul incorporating fresh nuggets of information on almost every page. The last edition was nearly 400,000 words in total, but the new one is over 450,000! This is without a doubt the most thorough edition yet.'

As before, The Complete David Bowie will include:

* The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day.

* The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'.

* The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show.

* The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's work on stage and screen.

* Dateline - the most exhaustive day-by-day calendar of Bowie's career ever published.

* Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Isle of Wight Summer Camp in 1958, to the 57-year-old's headliner at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004, The Complete David Bowie discusses and dissects every last move in rock's most fascinating career.

You can pre-order The Complete David Bowie NOW and receive a 10% discount. RRP Price £16.30. Our Price: £14.67. You Save: £1.63 (30%).

From Marcus Hearn.

DAVID LIVE IN KANSAS CITY
11th May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed in Kansas City at the Starlight Theatre. Added to the current repertoire for the first time this tour was 'Station To Station' during the encore. This makes an incredible total of fifty-five different songs performed during this tour.

This show produced a twenty-seven 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. Pablo Picasso
     09. Fame
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Breaking Glass
     13. Be My Wife
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Days
     19. Changes
     20. The Supermen
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Quicksand
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. "Heroes"

Encore:
     25. Station To Station
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust



MICK ROCK EXHIBITION IN LIVERPOOL
11th May 2004

The Matthew Street Gallery in Liverpool is holding a MICK ROCK exhibition from 7th May to 2nd July. Photographs of DAVID BOWIE, Queen and Syd Barrett will be on show.

All photos exhibited can be found in Mick Rock's Genesis limited editions, Moonage Daydream, Killer Queen and Psychedelic Renegades.

For more information on the exhibition, visit lennonart.co.uk

Thanks to Liz for the pointer.

BECAUSE OF BOWIE...
11th May 2004

Artist DANICA BARBOZA has long had a fascination with DAVID BOWIE and entranced by his eclectic style, she has chosen to interpret his works on to canvas, cloth, and clay.

Danica Barboza Danica's piece, 'Optimism Rising', won first prize at the 2001 African American Museum Art Show.

She has had works commissioned by the Progressive School of Long Island, Holy Trinity Church, and the Long Island Christian Academy.

The May 2004 Art Show runs through May from the 8th until 30th at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, New York. For more information please telephone: 516-794 2570

From Lisa C.

DAVID LIVE IN ATLANTA
10th May 2004

On Saturday night DAVID BOWIE performed at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.

This 87th show of the tour so far, saw David and the band play a twenty-seven song set list...

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
     04. Cactus
     05. Pablo Picasso
     06. All The Young Dudes
     07. China Girl
     08. Let's Dance
     09. Hang On To Yourself
     10. The Loneliest Guy
     11. The Man Who Sold The World
     12. Looking For Water
     13. Hallo Spaceboy
     14. Sunday
     15. Heathen (The Rays)
     16. Under Pressure
     17. Days
     18. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
     19. Always Crashing In The Same Car
     20. The Supermen
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Quicksand
     23. White Light, White Heat
     24. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     25. "Heroes"

Encore:
     26. Suffragette City
     27. Ziggy Stardust


Read a fan report from the show written by Victoria - [Read here]


BOWIE FAN MEET IN THE NETHERLANDS
8th May 2004

The DAVID BOWIE fan club 'The Voyeur' have organised it's annual fan meeting for Sunday May 16th at Club Azotod, Meerendijk 126, 3453 HV De Meern, near Utrecht.

What can you expect: - Live performance by the best Bowie cover band Echo Bowie - Big CD and Record market - Videos from 2003/2004 shows - Big lottery with rare prices.

Location: Club Azotod, Meerendijk 126, 3454 HV De Meern (near Utrecht).
Time: 13.00 till 18.00.

David Bowie fan club 'The Voyeur'
P.O. Box 20, 1679 ZG Midwoud
Email: thevoyeur@home.nl

For more information and details visit http://go.to/bowiefanclub


CHANGES ON SHREK 2 SOUNDTRACK
8th May 2004

As mentioned previously, the soundtrack to SHREK 2 features a version of DAVID BOWIE's classic track 'Changes' by BUTTERFLY BOUCHER featuring David. The soundtrack is released by Geffen Records and hit stores on 11th May.

The Shrek 2 soundtrack, a follow-up to the Grammy Award®-winning, multi-platinum Shrek soundtrack, features the debut single 'Accidentally In Love' by Counting Crows, as well as 'Changes' by Butterfly Boucher and David Bowie.

Check out the interactive media player to promote the album. You can see the player and listen to samples here at www.shrek2soundtrack.com

From Brian Gross @ BuzzNet Grassroots Marketing

FRENCH FESTIVAL DATE ADDED
7th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE has added another festival date to his forthcoming schedule. Friday 23rd July sees him performing at the Festival Des Vieilles Charrues at Carhaix, Brittany in France.

According to BowieNet, as things stand, this will be the last show of the European Summer 2004 leg of the 'A Reality' tour.

Tickets priced at 60 and 24 Euros for this festival are set to go on sale Saturday 15th May via the fnac.com web site or by telephone on 0 892 68 36 22 or Virgin Mégastore - Auchan - E.Leclerc - Galeries Lafayette - Cultura - La Samaritaine - Le Progrès de Lyon. Ticketnet: 0 892 390 100.

Acts supporting David on the Friday include: The Coral, Rokia Traore and Pleymo. Appearing on the Kerouac stage are: Alain Bashung, Starsailor, Fabulous Troubadours and New Pauletta Orchestra.

Festival details and more information can be found at the Festival Des Vieilles Charrues website.


DAVID AND TIM DELAUGHTER TO COLLABORATE
7th May 2004

The Polyphonic Spree got more than a pulpit full of memories from their recent tour with DAVID BOWIE.

"We're going to write a song together," frontman Tim DeLaughter enthused. "He asked me if I'd be up for it, and I said, 'Of course!' He wants to do something really theatrical, so whenever he's ready, I'm there."

Bowie's decision to write with DeLaughter stemmed from the positive experiences both had during the tour. To enhance his own performance, Bowie asked DeLaughter's 29-member, robe-bedecked group to join him for the song 'Slip Away,' which began with the choir taking the stage, then the horn players, and finally DeLaughter joining in for the final verse. Several of the performances were filmed and will likely come out on video or on BowieNet.

Bowie has acted as a kind of patron saint for the Dallas band, a role for which DeLaughter is deeply grateful. "He has been really instrumental in our band breaking out in the first place," he said. "Before anyone had heard of us, he brought us to London three years ago to play his Meltdown Festival. That's the first place we ever played outside of Texas."

You can read the full article here via the MTV web site.

NME: Theatrical Spree For Bowie! - [Read here]


MIAMI GIG CANCELLED AFTER FATAL ACCIDENT
7th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE cancelled his concert in Miami last night after a lighting technician fell to his death just before David went on stage.

The worker, whose identity was not immediately released, fell about 50ft (15m) from a ladder and landed on the side of the stage on Thursday evening.

Support band Stereophonics finished their set a few minutes before the incident at the James L Knight Center. The audience were told postponement or refund information would be given soon.

The lighting technician was checking spotlights before Bowie took to the stage. He was pronounced dead after he was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center.

Reports from the US said he was a 44-year-old local man. Miami police Sgt Christine Acuna said there was no sign of any suspicious activity, although police were continuing their investigations.

David's next scheduled date is in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.

Reports:
Sun Sentinel: Worker dies in fall; concert cancelled - [Read here]
Daily Telegraph: Bowie show cancelled after technician's death - [Read here]
BBC News: Bowie cancels gig after death - [Read here]
WFTV: Worker killed at venue hosting David Bowie concert - [Read here]


CLEAR CHANNEL PRESS RELEASE
6th May 2004

CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE
FATAL ACCIDENT AT MIAMI CONCERT


Clear Channel Entertainment is very sorry to announce that a terrible accident occurred before David Bowie's show tonight at Miami's James L. Knight Center.

A local stagehand working on the show suffered a fatal fall before the concert began, leading to the cancellation of the performance. Police are investigating the nature of the accident. A statement was read to the audience after the accident, informing them that refund or postponement information would be available shortly.

David Bowie and his touring company are deeply saddened by the news of this tragic accident and send their sincerest condolences and thoughts to the stagehand's family and friends.

Press release via BowieNet


BOWIE'S BASIC BRILLIANCE
6th May 2004

DAVID BOWIE performed in Tampa last night at the Carol Morsani Hall inside the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida.

About 30 minutes in, David said "good night," pretending the show was over. "Well, if I wanted to, I could," he said, making a face and sticking out his tongue. The playful tease turned into a conspiratorial compliment: "And you could sing along if you wanted to," he said. "You're professional people, not amateurs. And only professionals sing this one" - before launching into a rousing version of 'All The Young Dudes'.

For this sold out show, an audience of 2,504 heard David and his band perform a twenty-six song set list, which ran as follows:

David in Tampa Bay by Ernest Peters      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. Fame
     09. The Loneliest Guy
     10. The Man Who Sold The World
     11. Looking For Water
     12. Hallo Spaceboy
     13. Sunday
     14. Heathen (The Rays)
     15. Under Pressure
     16. Days
     17. The Supermen
     18. Ashes To Ashes
     19. Quicksand
     20. White Light, White Heat
     21. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     22. "Heroes"

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


Reviews:
St. Petersburg Times: Basic Brilliance - [Read here]
The Ledger: Bowie A Crowd-Pleaser - [Read here]


ENTER THE DRAGON
5th May 2004

Last Sunday's report in the Portuguese newspaper Publico has now been officially confirmed. DAVID BOWIE will perform at the Dragon Festival, in Oporto, Portugal on 17th July.

The festival initially announced to be held in Lisbon has now been relocated to Oporto. Held over three days, the Festival of the Dragon sees Iggy Pop headlining on 16th July, David Bowie on 17th and Deep Purple on 18th. Acts supporting David on the 17th are: The Charlatans, Starsailor, Leah Wood plus one to be announced.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday 12th May, priced at 30 Euros for a one day ticket and 75 Euros for all three days.

Thanks to Nuno for the pointers.

THEY FOLLOWED NONE TOO SOON
4th May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE was present at the gala event for the 2nd Annual Audi and Condé Nast 'Never Follow' Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center in New York City.

The "innovators" who were recognised and honoured were: David Bowie, actor William H. Macy, author Azar Nafisi and athlete Freddy Adu.

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David and his band performed nine songs at the event.

     01. Rebel Rebel
     02. New Killer Star
     03. Cactus
     04. China Girl
     05. The Loneliest Guy
     06. Never Get Old
     07. Ashes To Ashes
     08. Suffragette City
     09. Ziggy Stardust


Specially invited guests included: Iman, Moby, Brad Pitt, Ted Allen, Jason Patric, Edie Falco, Adriana Lima, Craig Durham, Kyan Douglas, Adrianne Curry, Michael and Victoria Imperioli.

You can view three pages of photographs from last night's event via wireimage.com website.

Set List courtesy of BowieNet.

LABELS AGREE TO $50 MILLION ROYALTY PAYOUT
4th May 2004

Superstars such as DAVID BOWIE, Dolly Parton, Harry Belafonte, Liza Minnelli, Dave Matthews, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs and Gloria Estefan are among the thousands of artists that will benefit from a $50 million settlement in unclaimed recording and publishing royalties between the U.S. music business and the New York State Attorney General's office.

Under the agreement, the labels have already disbursed more than $25 million to the artists; an additional $25 million is expected to be distributed.

The settlement is the result of a two-year investigation by State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that found many artists and writers were not being paid royalties. Spitzer says the record companies had failed to maintain contact with the artists or their estates and had stopped making required payments. He added that the problem was primarily one of not maintaining accurate contact information, and did not involve disagreement over the terms of recording contracts or the amount of royalty payments.

Under terms of the deal, the majors have agreed to list the names of artists and songwriters owed royalty payments on company Web sites and post advertisements in music-industry publications explaining procedures for claiming the royalties.

The companies will also work with artist groups to locate performers who have not received or collected royalties, share artist contact information with other labels and hold regular meetings between the heads of the labels' royalty accounting and legal departments to review the status of royalty accounts.


DIAMOND DOGS 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
3rd May 2004

As you know by now DAVID BOWIE's legendary 1974 album DIAMOND DOGS is next in line for a 30 year anniversary edition release.

This 2-CD edition is scheduled for release next month by EMI (Cat. No. 5778572) on 7th June and you can order this special edition NOW or via CDWow for only £10.99! Which includes free posting and packaging anywhere in the world!

Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary Edition DISC: 1
     01. Future Legend
     02. Diamond Dogs
     03. Sweet Thing
     04. Candidate
     05. Sweet Thing (reprise)
     06. Rebel Rebel
     07. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
     08. We Are The Dead
     09. 1984
     10. Big Brother
     11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

DISC: 2
     01. 1984/Dodo
     02. Rebel Rebel (US Single Version)
     03. Dodo
     04. Growin' Up
     05. Alternative Candidate
     06. Diamond Dogs (K-Tel Best Of... Edit)
     07. Candidate (Intimacy mix)
     08. Rebel Rebel (2003 mix)


Diamond Dogs 30th Anniversary Edition - Order NOW


SOUTHSIDE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
3rd May 2004

The officially confirmed line-up and ticket prices for the SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2004 in Neuhausen, Germany featuring DAVID BOWIE on Saturday 26th June has now been announced.

The festival ground is located in Neuhausen ob Eck near Tuttlingen and tickets are priced at: 79 Euros plus 5 Euros deposit for 3 days including camping.

One day ticket is 50 Euros. Tickets can be ordered by phone: 040 - 853 88 853 or online at www.hurricane.de - international ticket purchasers should obtain their tickets via www.getgo.de

The full line-up and onstage times for 26th June is as follows:

Main Stage:
     12.00 - 12.20 - Opener: To be announced
     13.50 - 14.30 - Backyard Babies
     15.00 - 15.50 - Echo and the Bunnymen
     16.20 - 17.10 - Ash
     17.40 - 18.30 - Die Happy
     19.00 - 20.00 - Life of Agony
     20.30 - 21.30 - Pixies
     22.00 - 23.15 - Placebo
     23.45 - 01.00 - DAVID BOWIE

2nd Stage:
     12.20 - 13.00 - Opener: To be announced
     13.20 - 14.00 - Fireball Ministry
     14.30 - 15.20 - Mclusky
     15.50 - 16.40 - The Bones
     17.10 - 18.00 - Mando Diao
     18.30 - 19.30 - Anti-Flag
     20.00 - 21.00 - Fünf Sterne Deluxe
     21.30 - 22.30 - Dropkick Murphys
     23.00 - 24.00 - Beatsteaks
     01.00 - 02.00 - Sportfreunde Stiller

Visit www.hurricane.de for more details, other schedules and information.


BOWIE: INNOVATOR PAR EXCELLENCE
3rd May 2004

Tonight DAVID BOWIE, ubiquitous in those slick fashion ads with his divine Iman, performs at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom at the Audi and Condé Nast 'Never Follow' awards, honouring innovators.

David is to be recognised, along with actor William H. Macy, author Azar Nafisi and athlete Freddy Adu.

From Newsday website.

HURRICANE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
3rd May 2004

The officially confirmed line-up and ticket prices for the HURRICANE FESTIVAL 2004 in Scheeßel, Germany featuring DAVID BOWIE on Friday 25th June has now been announced.

The festival ground is located on the Eichenring motorcycle speedway near Scheeßel, a small town located between Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover.

Tickets are priced at: 79 Euros plus 5 Euros deposit for 3 days including camping. One day ticket is 50 Euros. Tickets can be ordered by phone: 040 - 853 88 853 or online at www.hurricane.de - international ticket purchasers should obtain their tickets via www.getgo.de

The full line-up and onstage times for 25th June is as follows:

Main Stage:
     17.00 - 17.30 - Echo and the Bunnymen
     18.00 - 19.00 - Life of Agony
     19.30 - 20.30 - Pixies
     21.00 - 22.15 - Placebo
     23.00 - 00.30 - DAVID BOWIE

2nd Stage:
     17.30 - 18.15 - Tiger Beat
     19.00 - 20.00 - Modest Mouse
     20.30 - 21.30 - Sarah Bettens
     22.15 - 23.30 - Mogwai
     00.30 - 02.00 - Air

Visit www.hurricane.de for more details, other schedules and information.


LOOK OUT FOR THE VOYEUR
2nd May 2004

This week, the International DAVID BOWIE Fan Club 'The Voyeur' issued the new Voyeur magazine. As always 'The Voyeur' is filled with great stories and beautiful photographs.

In this issue of 'The Voyeur' B.A.D.D.'s Danny Perkins tells about David's visit to the Las Vegas Hard Rock Café, Evening Standard's Pauline McLeod asked Frankie Enfield (David's Tour manager) about his salary, Nancy Holzman, David Emerson and Villi Asgeirsson share their personal Reality stories and much, much more.

The Voyeur April 2004 In this issue:
     Watch out for "The Voyeur"
     Welcome to "The Voyeur"
     Bowie concert announcements
     Reality tour 2004 (part 2)
     Evening Standard (by Pauline McLeod)
     Dublin 2003 (by Villi Asgeirsson)
     Vegas Baby (by David Emerson)
     6 Shows, 8 days, West-coast style (by Nancy Holzman)
     Reality World tour 2003-2004 (all details)
     Reality World tour 2003-2004 (song schedule)
     Dancing with the B.A.D.D. boys

[Click here for a sneak preview of six pages from this latest issue]

Want to get your hands on a copy of 'The Voyeur'? Visit their website at http://go.to/bowiefanclub or send an email to thevoyeur@home.nl

From Peter Smit.

DAVID DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS
1st May 2004

Last night DAVID BOWIE performed to an enthusiastic audience at the Saenger Theatre, in New Orleans.

He performed a two hour and 45 minute show, and between song banter included handing the microphone to audience members soliciting the proper local pronunciation of "New Orleans." He joked about the statues that stand along the Saenger's upper reaches ("You guys not get seats up there?"), and told a tale about his lessons at mime school. He reference the Kinks (Ray Davies) and Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor), who both coincidentally were back stage guests at the show.

For this 86th Reality show, David and the band played a mightily impressive thirty-one 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. Pablo Picasso
     07. All The Young Dudes
     08. China Girl
     09. Modern Love
     10. Fame
     11. The Loneliest Guy
     12. The Man Who Sold The World
     13. Looking For Water
     14. Hallo Spaceboy
     15. Sunday
     16. Heathen (The Rays)
     17. Under Pressure
     18. Days
     19. The Supermen
     20. Reality
     21. Ashes To Ashes
     22. Quicksand
     23. Changes
     24. White Light, White Heat
     25. I'm Afraid Of Americans
     26. "Heroes"
Encore:
     27. Slip Away (with The Polyphonic Spree)
           Here Comes The Sun (Snippet of George Harrison/Beatles song)
     28. Hang On To Yourself
     29. Five Years
     30. Suffragette City
     31. Ziggy Stardust


Review:
The Times-Picayune: Bouncing back, Bowie blends old gold, 'Reality' - [Read here]

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

Set list from Ste on the BWW MB.

LOOKING FOR SOLD OUT BOWIE TICKETS?
1st May 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.


LATEST BOWIE BLOG ENTRY
1st May 2004

DAVID BOWIE has penned another exclusive diary entry on his official website BOWIENET.

Writing about his forthcoming Reality Dublin DVD release he says 'he is spending a lot of time at the moment looking through the footage' and that he 'hopes to have a final release date before the end of the year.'

Journal extracts courtesy of David B.

OXEGEN FESTIVAL: FINAL LINE UP
1st May 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.






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