David Bowie’s long-time guitarist Gerry Leonard has revealed that the singer might tour off the back of his forthcoming new album.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Leonard stated, “I would say that it’s 50-50. A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new record, he’d be like, ‘This would be great live!’”
This then provoked a startled response from Leonard and his fellow band-mates, “Of course, everyone was like, ‘What? Did he just say that?’ But other time he’d just roll his eyes if someone bought up playing live.”
The chances of Bowie touring are looking extremely high at the moment, with guitarist Earl Slick, who played on the forthcoming album, The Next Day, hinting that the legend plans to tour.
Slick told Spinner, “It’s kind of like doing the record. I wouldn’t be surprised if he toured and I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t tour … I know I would like a tour to happen!”
However, the album’s producer, Tony Visconti, has previously stated that he doesn’t believe live shows will occur, noting, “He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again .. One of the guys would say, ‘Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?’ and David said, ‘We’re not.’ He made a point of saying that all the time.”
David Bowie’s second single from his new album was released on February 26, entitled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” The Next Day is released on March 11, and will be Bowie’s first new album in 10 years.