David Bowie Embarks On World Tour, Releases New Album & Single

Official Press Release / Modern Publicity

March 1983

     David Bowie will commence his “Serious Moonlight” World Tour, on May 20th from Frankfurt, Germany. The first leg of the tour, his first live appearances for five years, takes him throughout Europe, followed by concerts later in the year in Australia, Japan, USA and Canada. Concerts so far confirmed are as follows:

MAY 20TH – FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
MAY 24TH – LYON PALAIS DES SPORTS
MAY 26TH – FREJUS LES ARENES
MAY 29TH – NANTES LA BEAUJOIRE
JUNE 2ND, 3RD & 4TH – LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
JUNE 5TH & 6TH – BIRMINGHAM N.E.C.
JUNE 20TH – WEST BERLIN WALDBUHUE

Appearances are now being scheduled for other territories such as Scandinavia, Belgium and Holland, plus additional shows in Germany and France.

David will be taking a ten piece band with him on the road that includes:

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – Lead Guitar; CARLOS ALOMAR – Guitar; CARMINE ROJAS – Bass: TONY THOMPSON – Drums; FRED MANDELL – Keyboards.

PLUS: A horn section and back-up vocalists.

David Bowie’s new single “LET’S DANCE” is released on March 18th in both 7″ and 12″ format, it is accompanied by a video co-directed by Bowie himself and highly acclaimed video man David Mallett. The whole concept and story line of the video was originated by David and took him on location to a small town in the outback of Australia for its completion.

David’s new record company, EMI America have set a simultaneous world-wide release for the “LET’S DANCE” album for April 11th. It is co-produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers.

For the past year, David has been keeping busy completing two major feature films, firstly alongside Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in “THE HUNGER” a chillingly erotic vampire movie and secondly in distinguished Japanese Director Nagisa Oshima’s POW drama “MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE” in which he co-stars with Tom Conti and Japanese rock star Ryuichi Sakamato.

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