David Bowie announces 2nd Leg of North American ‘A Reality Tour’

Official Press Release

2nd February 2004

New York, NY (February 2, 2004) – Due to overwhelming demand, DAVID BOWIE’s sold-out and critically acclaimed “A Reality Tour” has been extended in North America with 29 additional dates at theatres, arenas and amphitheatres. Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s leading promoter and marketer of live entertainment, will promote and produce the tour, which is being presented by Audi of America. After the current leg of U.S./Canadian dates ends February 7 in Los Angeles, BOWIE will head to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Philadelphia March 29 for a trek that will conclude with two New York area shows June 4 and 5. Immediately following the new North American dates, BOWIE will revisit Europe and the U.K. – where the worldwide tour was launched last October – for select festival dates, including a headlining appearance at the Britain’s Isle of Wight festival June 13.

The Polyphonic Spree will support the first half of the tour (March 29-April 30), while Stereophonics will open shows running from May 6-May 27. A special guest will be announced for the May 29-June 5 shows.

“A Reality Tour” finds BOWIE delivering some of the best performances of his career, merging material from his current critically hailed ISO/Columbia Records album REALITY (“New Killer Star,” “She’ll Drive The Big Car” and “Reality” among them) with songs from his illustrious body of work. Rotating set lists include songs such as: “Suffragette City,” “Cactus,” “Battle For Britain,” “Under Pressure,” “Sister Midnight,” “I’m Afraid Of Americans,” “The Man Who Sold The World,” “Fantastic Voyage,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Hang On To Yourself” and “Heathen.”

The new tour dates arrive as BOWIE earns some of the highest critical praise in his celebrated career. In fact, the tour was cited as the second “Best Tour” of the year after Radiohead in the “Critics’ Picks” section in the Rolling Stone “Music Awards 2003” poll (2/5/04). The magazine also praised his sold out December 15 show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden (1/22/04 issue): “Bowie keeps finding new ways to seduce a crowd and make fans come back for more. “Toward the end, he began busting out the surefire anthems, including a ferocious “Heroes,” the timely ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ and the climactic one-two punch of ‘Suffragette City’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’.

Here are the new North American tour dates:

With Special Guest: The Polyphonic Spree
* March 29 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
* March 30 Boston FleetCenter
* April 01 Toronto Air Canada Centre
April 02 Ottawa Corel Center
April 04 Quebec City Pepsi Coliseum
April 07 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
April 09 Edmonton Rexall Centre
April 11 Kelowna Skyreach Place
April 13 Portland Rose Garden
April 14 Seattle KeyArena
April 16 Berkeley Community Theatre
April 25 Denver (Loveland) Budweiser Events Center
April 27 Austin The Backyard
April 29 Houston Woodlands
April 30 New Orleans Saenger Theater

With Special Guest: Stereophonics
May 06 Miami James L Knight Center
May 08 Atlanta Chastain Park
May 10 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
May 11 St. Louis Fox Theatre
May 13 Hershey Hershey Park Pavilion
May 14 London Labatt Centre
* May 16 Washington Patriot Center
May 17 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
May 19 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theatre
May 20 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
May 22 Moline Mark of Quad Cities
May 24 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
May 25 Buffalo Shea’s Performing Arts Center
May 27 Scranton Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain

With Special Guest: TBC
* May 29 Atlantic City Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
June 01 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
June 02 Uncasville Mohegan Sun
June 04 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach
June 05 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center

*Rescheduled Events – Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will be honored at the new show date. Itinerary subject to change.

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