David Bowie – special gig for BBC Radio 2

BBC Press Release

9th September 2002

David Bowie is to perform a special concert for BBC Radio 2 – the UK’s most listened to radio station.

The hour-long session – performed in front of just 100 people – will be broadcast on the network on Saturday 5 October from 8.00 to 9.00pm.

Jonathan Ross, award-winning Radio 2 presenter and self-confessed Bowie fanatic, will introduce the concert from the BBC’s Maida Vale studios in West London.

Bowie will perform numbers from his acclaimed new album Heathen along with many of his classic numbers.

Lewis Carnie, Executive Producer, BBC Live Music says: “We are delighted to host David Bowie ‘Live & Exclusive’ for BBC Radio 2 at our own Maida Vale Studios.

“He is one of the most influential and enigmatic performers of the last 30 years – a true icon – and will deliver a memorable broadcast for the network.

“Still creating contemporary new music, with an unrivalled back catalogue, the addition of David Bowie to our ‘Live & Exclusive’ series of concerts is a magnificent landmark for Radio 2.”

Bowie joins a prestigious line-up of artists who have performed ‘Live and Exclusive’ concerts for Radio 2 including Elvis Costello, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Ferry, Bee Gees, Paul Weller and the Pet Shop Boys.

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