Bowie might tour after all
David Bowie might tour in support of surprise comeback album The Next Day after all, says his guitarist Gerry Leonard.
The icon astonished fans by launching new single Where Are We Now? on his birthday, January 8, and confirming details of his first record in ten years.
Long-time producer Tony Visconti, who told how difficult it was to keep recording sessions secret, also said it was unlikely the band would hit the road, explaining: “He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again. One of the guys would say, ‘Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?’ and David said, ‘We’re not’. He made a point of saying that all the time.”
But now Leonard tells Rolling Stone: “I would say it’s 50-50. A couple of times when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the record, he’d be like, ‘This would be great live!’
“Of course, everyone was like, ‘What – did he just say that?’ But other times he’d just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live.”
Bowie will release second single The Stars (Are Out Tonight) next week, and has revealed both lead tracks will appear on a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single for Record Store Day.
Last week his ex-wife Angie slated Where Are We Now? and suggested Bowie had lost his muse – but both Visconti and guitarist Earl Slick have said the track isn’t representative of the rest of the album.
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