30 Dec, 2003
SETS TICKET SALES RECORD!
his demand downunder, Bowie has set a national record for the
sales of his 2004 Wellington concert - more than Robbie Williams,
Bruce Springsteen or anyone who has toured the nation previously.
Read all about it in the Dominion Post article located here
Thanks to Wunda for the information.
29 Dec, 2003
AUSTRALIA SHOWS BY BOWIE MUSICIANS?
recent chat with Bowie collaborators Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Gerry
Leonard (guitar), Mike Garson (piano) and Earl Slick (guitar)
indicates that the musicians are planning some side shows to coincide
with the Australia Tour.
indicated that she has never been to Australia and that she 'can't
wait' to come here. Moreover, when asked if she was planning any
solo gigs, she said: "I will do some solo spots with Gerry
(Spooky Ghost) in Australia". Gerry revealed that he was
hoping for Spooky Ghost shows in Perth and Sydney and that we
should check his site (www.spookghost.com)
closer to the dates.
is no word on whether Mike Garson intends to play solo gigs in
Australia but he does have a new album due out in January, so
it would seem possible. Likewise, Earl Slick has just released
a new album (which also happens to feature Bowie on one track).
28 Dec, 2003
RATES HIGH WITH AUSTRALIAN CRITICS
usually tending toward young, alternative acts, the current edition
of Melbourne's Inpress magazine has Bowie's Reality album ranked
in their 2003 Writers Poll.
Cartledge shows fine taste in placing's Reality as the 6th best
album to be released this year.
21 Dec, 2003
FOR KATE TO SUPPORT BOWIE
For Kate has been confirmed as special guests on the Australian
leg of David Bowie's A Reality Tour.
Coincidentally, the band recently included a Bowie cover of Ashes
to Ashes in the set list of their recent Australian tour which
18 Dec, 2003
PERTH SHOW AFTER ALL?
to a report in the West Australian, it appears Bowie may
be adding a concert in Perth:
Bowie, the great rock'n'roll chameleon, will visit Perth in March.
Promoters Dainty Consolidated Group and Creative Events Management
are finalising details for an outdoor concert. Amanda Battley,
managing director of Creative Events Management, said Bowie, 56,
would add the concert to the Australian leg of his world-wide
A Reality Tour, his first since the Glass Spider Tour in 1987.
Please keep in mind that these announcements remain unofficial
until we hear confirmation from Bowie or the promoter.
29 Nov, 2003
to DCE, a second Melbourne
show will go on sale MONDAY 8 DECEMBER!
show is again scheduled for the Rod Laver Arena and this time
for Friday 27 February (the night after Bowie's first Melbourne
a lookout on Bowienet
and Ticketek over the
coming days for further announcements regarding this show.
27 Nov, 2003
GENERAL PUBLIC SALE TODAY!
go on sale today for Bowie's WELLINGTON show which will be on
Saturday 14th of February at Westpac Stadium.
Tickets can be purchased through local ticketek outlets or through:
26 Nov, 2003
such as HMV
have slated the local release for the 1st of December. For those
who do not know, the tour edition includes Bowie's latest CD Reality
plus a bonus track (Waterloo Sunset) and a live DVD concert all
for only $24.99 (RRP).
Thanks to 96DBFreak for the information.
20 Nov, 2003
ZEALAND DATE ANNOUNCED!
news for New Zealand is that a date has been confirmed for WELLINGTON
on Saturday 14th of February at Westpac Stadium.
The news from Bowienet is that the fan club pre-sale has already
started and will run for a few days before the general public
sale starts next week.
for details on the presale
for details on the general public sale,
19 Nov, 2003
SHOW NO GO
thenews we brought you two weeks ago, the Dainty Corporation has
mentioned the following to in a private email to a WA member:
due to unresolvable logistical issues there will not be any Perth
shows included on David Bowie's - A Reality Tour in 2004.
13 Nov, 2003
SYDNEY SHOW ON SALE
first public tickets went on sale today.
the Melbourne and Sydney dates selling very fast, a second Sydney
gig was put on sale only two hours after the initial dates had
opened. From the press release:
to DAVID BOWIE’S ‘A REALITY TOUR’ went on sale
today and the first Sydney show to be held on Friday 20 February
has sold out in under an hour! Tickets to the 2nd show, scheduled
for Saturday 21 February at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, went
on sale TODAY at 11.00am!
12 Nov, 2003
SPECIAL PRICED EMI ALBUMS!
Another specially priced box set
70s EMI albums has hit Australian stores. Now we have:
* 3 CD Box of Space Oddity
with The Man Who Sold The World and
In addition to the previous
* 2 CD Box of Scary Monsters coupled with
CD Box of
Diamond Dogs coupled with Ziggy
Retail price seems to be between $26 and $35 for these sets depending
on the store.
04 Nov, 2003
OF BOWIENET PRESALE CHANGED
from Bowienet is that their ticket pre-sale has been moved by
two hours to make it a little more acceptable for the starving
Aussies. The time of the sale is 3 PM New York time on Tuesday
(4/11/03) however, this translates to something quite different
for us. For your conveniance:
If you live in BRISBANE, expect the Bowienet presale to
6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING (5/11/03)
If you live in MELBOURNE or SYDNEY, expect it to
start 7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING (5/11/03)
If you live in PERTH (NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CONCERT
IN PERTH), expect it to start 4 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING (5/11/03)
If you live in ADELAIDE, expect it to start 6:30 AM WEDNESDAY
The Bowienet presale is available to members of Bowienet.
For more information about the various sales, read our Reality
04 Nov, 2003
SHOW NO GO
to a private email to a Bowie Downunder member, Paul Dainty Corp
have denied the existance of a Perth concert. For those Western
Australian fans still hoping to see Bowie this summer, it looks
like the plan will be to head east.
- Thanks to SoulLoveChild and Stevee for the information.
01 Nov, 2003
STARDUST SHOW TO RETURN
Brisbane band CHARLES FOSTER KANE will be returning in 2004 to
perform the Ziggy Stardust album live in its entirety.
Details of this event to follow.
For information about the previous event, read all about it on
PRESSURE AT THE REGENT THEATRE
David Bowie's "Under Pressure" is currently being performed
nightly at Melbourne's REGENT THEATRE.
As part of the Queen production 'We Will Rock You', the song is
performed as a live duet between
the two main characters.
A couple of other Bowie references (namely song lyrics) also pop
up in the script.
Tickets are available through Ticketek.
CD SETS OF 1970s ALBUMS IN STORES
curiosity appearing across Australian CD stores are special priced
Bowie 2 CD packages of classic 70s albums. The 2 CD packages include:
* Scary Monsters coupled with "Heroes",
* Diamond Dogs coupled with The Rise and Fall of Ziggy
The CDs are the standard EMI issues (no bonus tracks) and have
been combined together in a special cardboard cover (with the
artwork and track listings of both CDs appearing on the cardboard,
and the standard plastic case CDs inside).
Retail price seems to be between $26 and $30 depending on the
CITY BY PAUL CAPSIS
part of the Melbourne Arts Festival, top cabaret artist Paul Capsis
currently performs a live rendition of Suffragette City at Melbourne's
Speigeltent (just outside the Ars Centre). Also included in the
set are unique versions of 'Perfect Day' (Reed) and 'Into My Arms'
(Nick Cave) among others.
last performance of this particular show is tonight (Sunday) at
Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 @ 10pm. $29 (conc $24)
AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP?
to the Adelaide
street press, "Heroes" will be performed by a 'big
name Aussie' at the televised World Cup Opening Ceremony on October
The song was originally to be performed by Russel Crowe but due
to unavailability, the honours may now go to Tina Arena and John
The director of the ceremonies Andrew Walsh said the song was
chosen because 'it fits with the creative theme we are developing.
We may not even do that song now. It is within a number of option
we are considering'.
Information from Ben
MAGAZINE: REALITY REVIEW
pretty nice review of Bowie's Reality album appears in Melbourne
As a Bowie fan of some years standing now, I find my favourite
songs and albums of his never grab me by the heartstrings straight
away. First listen, I’m usually thinking: “Yeah, it’s okay I
guess”; it’s not until the third or fourth listen that it has
me hook, line a sinker. ‘Reality’ is no exception. In a music
world where first-listen-impact, market researched, bottom line
thinking dictates what actually makes it onto the CD shelves,
to know there are albums still being made this way is nice.
Once again, Bowie presents us with an entourage of eccentric
characters and personalties through whom the songs are being
told. With a kick-arse band behind him, and using the recording
technology to enhance the sonic atmosphere of the songs in some
absolutely brilliant ways, rather than to hide musical incompetence,
‘Reality’ takes us through the depths of madness, fascination
and despair, the quality of which we’ve come to expect from
Bowie. With lots of outside melodic ideas that somehow work,
most of the songs have an edgy, power-pop kind of feel; the
first single ‘New Killer Star,’ the title track ‘Reality,’ ‘Pablo
Picasso’ and ‘Looking for Water’ are good examples of this.
Some really beautiful ballads include ‘The Loneliest Guy’ and
‘Days.’ For those of us who greet every forthcoming Bowie album
like a letter from the front, or those who just “kind of dig
him,” there’s litres of listening pleasure on this album (or
wait, maybe it’s ounces, I always forget).
BRISBANE REALITY LAUNCH
On Saturday Septemer 13, 2003, SOUND AND VISION will be presenting
a very special pre-release launch of the new Bowie LP, "Reality".
There will be the music and visuals of Bowie along with the best
in retro tunes to keep you going all night long.
The show will be at Alice's Bar & Club in Brisbane.
Email Diamond Dave for more details: email@example.com
BOWIE BRINGS HIS 'REALITY'
THE WORLD'S FIRST LIVE AND INTERACTIVE MUSIC EVENT TO CINEMAS
ON 9TH SEPTEMBER 2003.
On Tuesday, September 9 in Australia, David Bowie will make technological
history and bring his new album 'Reality' to cinemas in Sydney
In a specially produced performance, Bowie's live show is to be
beamed via satellite to cinemas globally, culminating in a real
time, interactive Q&A between Bowie and with Australian cinema
The show will consist of David Bowie performing an exclusive live
set showcasing his brand new album 'Reality' released September
15th on Iso/Columbia Records, as well as cuts from his legendary
The 90-minute program will be simultaneously transmitted via satellite
to cinemas and theatres across Europe and due to time delay the
following day across Asia, Japan and Australia (September 9th).
North America, and South America will be able to catch the show
on 15th September, making this a truly worldwide event.
Australian Cinema Details:
Greater Union /Village/Hoyts
252 George Street Sydney
Tel: (02) 9267 8666 www.hoyts.com.au
Palace Academy Twin
3 Oxford Street, Paddington
Tel: (02) 9360 1439 www.mca-tix.com
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Tel: 1300 555 400 www.villagecinemas.com.au
1/133 137 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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