Tuesday, 12th May 2015
In Japan Travel News,
David Bowie band members to give 2015 concert in Japan
The UK rock band Blur might have committed an unpardonable sin by cancelling their tour to Japan this season, but various hopeful noises are heard, indicating that a some very interesting rock events are on the cards, including a confirmed tour by Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy and Glenn Gregory, performing David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold the World album.
The mini-version of this world tour was already a success in the UK last September when the legendary former band mates got together just like way back in the Sixties with David Bowie and Mick Ronson. The Man Who Sold The World, fronted by Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) will feature the performance of the album in full as well as various other early Bowie songs, including several that the band have never played live before. Tony Visconti announced last week that he will play bass for the entire set.
“I couldn't believe I had been asked to do this gig in the first place, I couldn't believe how much it sounded like the original album, I could not believe how much fun it was and I can't believe I get to do it all again and this time we even get to go to Japan...”, writes Glenn Gregory in a contribution about the tour in Huffington Post. No word on dates yet, but keep an eye on the web page of the organisers and you will find out soon.
The organisers of Rock in Rio also revealed they are considering bringing their music spectacle to Japan after the summer of 2015. The festival, which ranks as the world’s largest in terms of the number of tickets sold during its 30 years of existence (7 million), is only making its North American debut in Las Vegas this month. Robert Medina, who founded the festival, and who is partnering with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and SFX Entertainment, said that after hitting Rio de Janeiro in September, the ‘natural next step is Asia and Japan or the Middle East’. So keep your eyes peeled, as things might rock soon.