David Bowie Has No Plans To Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.02.2013
But several bids have been made for his live return...
The Mirror reports that several promoters have made bids to get David Bowie to make his live return after eight years.
Live Nation has offered several million dollars for Bowie to play at the Olympic Park in East London next year. The company has ties with Bowie's tour agent John Giddings, who runs music agency Solo. AEG will also make an offer soon, possibly for Hyde Park. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of "Liza Jane", Bowie's first single, that he released as Davie Jones with the King Bees when he was 17.
A source said that there are "currently no live dates planned" but didn't deny that Bowie could return in the future. Bowie has been happy with the good reviews and big sales from his album The Next Day, which was his first in ten years. Many are hoping he will perform the songs live. His last performance was with Alicia Keys in 2006. He stopped touring after a heart attack on stage in Germany in 2004.
His guitarist, Earl Slick, said there were no plans for Bowie to tour before the end of the year, but a 2014 tour was possible.
He said in June: "I get asked all the time. And I say ‘Do you know something I don't know?' Really though, there's no big secret we're keeping from everyone. There'll definitely be no shows this year, I can tell you that. As for next year, who knows? There's no conspiracy about a tour now, there just is no tour. As for whether I want him to tour, well, I always want to go out, I love to tour, but I've got my own thing going at the moment too. If he goes out on the road and I get the call, then all well and good. "
Nile Rodgers has said, when asked about the possibility of a tour, that Bowie is "full of surprises".
Bowie's profile was increased this year after an exhibition of his possessions at London's V&A Museum. It included over 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.