David Bowie To Headline Tour With NIN
David Bowie will headline the "Outside Tour," with Nine Inch Nails billed as
"special guest." The U. S. tour
(which ATN reported on previously) is set to begin on September 14 in Hartford,
Connecticut and will last for six
weeks. Confirmed cities include Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago.
There will be a third act on the bill
opening the show. The tour is expected to hit outdoor amphitheaters; tickets will
This will be Bowie's first tour in five years. He last toured in 1990 performing
primarily his greatest hits for the "Sound
and Vision" show. It's been eight years since he performed new material before a U.
S. audience. The show will avoid
big sets. Instead, it will be a stripped down rock 'n' roll performance. Bowie will be
backed by guitarists Carlos Alomar
and Reeves Gabrels, pianist Mike Garson (who played on both Ziggy Stardust and
the Spiders From Mars and
Aladdin Sane albums), vocalist George Simms, ex-Gang of Four bassist Gail Ann
Dorsey, synthesizer player Peter
Schwartz and drummer Zachary Alford.
Bowie's new album, Outside will be released September 26, twelve days after the start of the tour.
One song on the album, "The Hearts Filthy Lesson,"
has been remixed by NIN's Trent Reznor. The album also includes: "Hallo Spaceboy," "We Prick
You," "I'm Deranged" and "Voyeur of Utter Destruction
(As Beauty)." It was produced by Brian Eno, who last worked with Bowie during the '70s producing the
influential trilogy: Low, Heroes and Lodger.
Reznor is a big Bowie fan, and has said that Low influenced him during the recording of The Downward
Spiral. The NIN touring band will include
drummer Chris Vrenna, keyboardist Charlie Clouser, guitarist Robin Finck and guitarist/bassist Danny
Lohner. We hear that there will be a new NIN
album released before Christmas.
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