Not to be a dick or anything but isn't Bowie pretty notorious for wanting to mainly play new stuff? He's "retired" playing old stuff a few times from what I can remember. I'm sure there's fans that'll love the new stuff but can see a 2010 MGMT moment of ppl walking away crying b/c they didn't hear the songs they wanted.
it's from NME, so the quote could always be wrong, but here it is:
"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." - Tony Visconti, producer of the new album.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
st. vincent ● todd terje and the olsens ● glass animals ● perfume genius
azealia banks ● sylvan esso ● the ghost of a saber tooth tiger ● kasabian
kimbra ● chet faker ● florence and the machine ● yelle ● gesaffelstein
wishlist, still: missy elliot ● oingo boingo ● talking heads ● grace jones ● george clinton
sweat.x ● jamiroquai ● space ● hooverphonic ● fiona apple ● los fabulosos cadillacs
Lots of fun stuff to do while waiting for Bowie...
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God damn... that's still ambiguous. Just because he won't tour for this album doesn't mean there couldn't be a one-off (ie Coachella)
Still, not getting my hopes up.
5/13 - Ratatat - Yugong Yishan - BJ
5/20 - Throne of Blood - Science Museum - HK
5/21 - Magda Mayas + Tony Buck - Empty Gallery - HK
5/22 - Charlie Lim & the Mothership - The Hangout - HK
A great article about the album today in The Guardian
Come a long long, come a long long way
For what it's worth
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...-Visconti.htmlDespite all reports to the contrary, Visconti reveals that Bowie may actually perform these songs live. “He doesn’t want to tour any more. He’s had enough of it. But he hasn’t ruled out that he might do a show. It was a relief to me to hear that he was open to that.”
5/21 Jennylee @ Getty, 6/1-5 Primavera Sound, 6/7-8 Chelsea Wolfe @ Teragram Ballroom, 6/18 Moses Sumney @ The Getty, 6/19 Beth Orton, Emmy the Great @ Teragram Ballroom, 7/7 Mitski @ The Echo, 8/4 Radiohead @ Shrine Auditorium, 8/7 Sufjan Stevens @ Hollywood Bowl, 8/27-28 FYF Fest, 9/24 Music Tastes Good, 9/25 Lush @ Fonda
With him refining his statements and all, especially that he might do "a show", has got me thinking this could be the year
In the interview with Visconti, he revealed that he blatantly lied about working on a new Bowie album for the sake of secrecy. He could be doing the same thing in saying Bowie wont be doing live shows.
If coachella was still only one weekend, we would have a shot. He would probably do Glastonbury as a one-off if anything.
I'm wondering if Festival promoters learned of Bowie's return by the same internet birthday announcement.
I would think that many headliners were already locked up and there wouldn't be "room" for David.
just more stuff -
"The members of the band and the engineers, the people who bring us coffee in the studio, everybody who was involved in this had to sign a (non-disclosure agreement) to keep this a secret. The people who played on this album, most of them have worked with David for a long time; to sign an NDA would have been unnecessary for most of them. But we had some new people and a new recording studio we didn't have an old, long-standing relationship with, so we took the precaution. Everyone had to sign it.
"No one objected; they said, 'It's just an absolute joy to be working with David Bowie.' The way we kept it a secret was on an honour system - not that we were worried about being sued or anything like that. It was so cool to be part of this club. That's what it was really about."
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
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