A slip of the tongue by David Bowie’s wife Iman may have sparked tour hopes for fans of the Thin White Duke.
In an interview with Britain’s Grazia magazine, the model accidentally let slip that she would not be joining the music legend “on tour” because their 12-year-old daughter, Alexandria, is still in school full-time in New York, where the family lives.
“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.”
Bowie has remained very tight-lipped over any plans to showcase the album live, so we imagine that she’ll be hearing from her hubby today over the comments.
In January, he shocked fans by suddenly announcing his comeback after years of silence, with the release of a single “Where Are We Now?” on his 66th birthday.
We previously reported that his long time producer Tony Visconti had dashed concert rumours, saying to NME: “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.”
Beck certainly isn’t a half-miler when it comes to musical projects.
Instead of banging out a cover of David Bowie‘s famous track “Sound and Vision” (off his 1977 album “Low”) and using it as a throwaway b-side, the eccentric singer-songwriter went 1,000 steps further.
He gathered up 160-plus musicians and created a concert stage with 360-degree cameras and binaural microphones in order for viewers to have an interactive online experience of the performance from any seat in the venue (which is coming soon).
Most importantly, he’s taken Bowie’s original track and expanded it into a glorious nine minute opus.
For those hoping that the Thin White Duke was going to tour in support of his first album in ten years, it seems it’s not going to happen — ever.
Longtime producer Tony Visconti, speaking with NME, said:
“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.”
Everyone can put the Coachella rumours to bed now.
Bowie’s new album, The Next Day, will be released in March.