Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Will David Bowie tour in support of new album?

David Bowie will release his new album, “The Next Day,” in March, and speculation continues about whether the singer will tour behind the project.

"I would say that it's 50-50," Bowie’s musical director and guitarist Gerry Leonard tells Rolling Stone. "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."

"If he gets the bug in him to do it, it'll happen,” continues Leonard. “His voice is sounding great and he's looking great, too. He could totally do it. You never know with David, though. I feel he might want to make another record before he plays shows. He's being really prolific right now."

Bowie is keeping a low profile for the release of “The Next Day,” doing no interviews or appearances of any kind to promote the album.

“I think he's reinventing the wheel,” said Leonard. “He's in a world where everybody is Tweeting and Facebooking. He's doing the complete opposite, and then he comes completely out of the blue with this thing. The silence is part of it. He's letting the record come out, letting the artwork out, letting the video out. In his mind, those are the artistic statements - not getting on the phone with everybody and setting it up with all kinds of chatter. So I really think it's just part of his aesthetic right now.”

Read more with Gerry Leonard at Rolling Stone here.

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