Even though it was looking doubtful that David Bowie would tour in support of his brand new album (it still feels so weird saying that), The Next Day his wife has potentially slipped up, revealing that the iconic musician will in fact be making a return to the live stage.
Bowie’s wife, Iman, with whom he has a 12-year-old daughter Alexandria, explained to Grazia magazine (Via NME): “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.”
The operative words being ‘we won’t be on tour with him’ huh? huh?
Over the months, many have denied that Bowie will make a live return. His guitarist, Gerry Leonard, put the odds at 50/50, while producer Tony Visconti ruled it out altogether, stating, “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.”
But I think Mrs Bowie knows a bit more about his plans, right?
His comeback has been one of the most successful ever, with the album well on its way to hitting #1, his first chart topper in 20 years.