Bowie/Morrissey – The Outsiders

Official Press Release

20th September 1995

     Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking US tour with Nine Inch Nails, DAVID BOWIE has announced details of a UK tour with Morrissey. Details are still being finalised, but the UK tour will take place between November 14th and December 6th and includes two shows at Wembley Arena and dates around the country.

This is an event that has been threatening to happen for a while. Bowie and Morrissey first met in Manchester on Bowie’s 1990’s Sound And Vision Tour. Since then the mutual admiration society has continued with David covering a Morrissey song ‘I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday’ on his last album, ‘Black Tie White Noise’ and appearing onstage with Morrissey in Los Angeles at the Forum on the latter’s tour in 1991. Morrissey’s album ”Southpaw Grammar” is already on release and is a Top 5 hit and Bowie’s album ”Outside” is due to be released on September 25th, both are on RCA Records.

Tour dates and booking details are as follows:-

Tuesday November 14th
London, Wembley Arena – £25.00 – BO: 0181 900 1234

Wednesday November 15th
London, Wembley Arena – £25.00 – BO: 0181 900 1234

Monday November 20th
Birmingham NEC – £25.00 – BO: 0121 780 4133

Tuesday November 21st
Birmingham NEC – £25.00 – BO: 0121 780 4133

Thursday November 30th
Glasgow, SECC – £25.00 – BO: 0141 248 9999

Sunday December 3rd
Sheffield, Arena – £25.00 – BO: 0114 565 656

Monday December 4th
Sheffield, Arena – £25.00 – BO: 0114 565 656

Wednesday December 6th
Manchester, Nynex Arena – £25.00 – BO: 0161 930 8000

David Bowie’s new album ‘Outside’, will be heavily featured throughout the tour. Fans will also be pleased to hear that David will be performing some of his lesser known classic songs such as ‘Scary Monsters’, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, and ‘Andy Warhol’.

David will be backed onstage by a blistering line-up of musicians, most of whom worked on the recording of ‘Outside’. There’s Carlos Alomar, who has worked with Bowie since 1974; guitarist Reeves Gabrels from Tin Machine days; keyboardist Mike Garson who provided all the incredible piano work on ‘Aladdin Sane’ and ‘Young Americans’; background vocalist George Simms who worked with Bowie on the 1983 tour plus ex-Gang Of Four bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, synthesist Peter Schwartz, and drummer Zachary Alford.

It’s not known yet whether the shows will follow the same pattern as the Nine Inch Nails dates in the US with both artists performing jointly as well as separately.

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