Chances of David Bowie touring are ’50-50′


David Bowie‘s guitarist Gerry Leonard has said he believes it is ’50-50′ as to whether the returning veteran will mark the release of his new album ‘The Next Day‘ with a series of tour dates.

Bowie virtually retired from the music scene almost a decade ago after suffering a serious health scare while out on the road in support of his ‘Heathen‘ (2002) and ‘Reality‘ (2003) albums, and used the occasion of his 66th birthday to announce a comeback last month.

But the possibility of live shows remains unclear, and Gerry Leonard has echoed the thoughts of his fellow long-term Bowie guitarist Earl Slick by telling Rolling Stone there has been no clear indication where the touring plans lie.

“I would say that it’s 50-50,” he said. “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!’ Of course, everyone was like, ‘What? Did he just say that?’ But other times he’d just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live.”

‘The Next Day’ is due for release on March 11th and will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats, while a deluxe edition is to comprise three additional bonus tracks.

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