David Bowie's Wife Hints At Bowie Going On Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2013
More evidence that he'll tour...
In an interview with Grazia magazine (via NME), David Bowie's wife Iman said that Bowie could tour again to support his new album The Next Day. The two have been married for years and have a 12-year-old daughter named Alexandria together. She let slip in the interview that his family won't be with him on the road because of her schooling in New York.
She said: "We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can't travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don't know. We'll have to go visit him, but we won't be on tour with him because she's in school."
These are the latest comments hinting that a tour is possible. Gerry Leonard, Bowie's guitarist, said the odds are "50-50". He added: "A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new 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's producer Tony Visconti, however, has said that Bowie won't be touring. He said in January: "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."
The Next Day is set to be Bowie's first UK #1 in 20 years this weekend.