David Bowie guitarist: ‘Odds of a tour are 50-50’

Guitarist Gerry Leonard has revealed that David Bowie could tour off the back of his forthcoming new album. "I would say that it's 50-50," he told Rolling Stone. "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."

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Guitarist Gerry Leonard has revealed that David Bowie could tour off the back of his forthcoming new album.

“I would say that it’s 50-50,” he told Rolling Stone. “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 comments echo those of fellow Bowie guitarist Earl Slick, who also plays on forthcoming album The Next Day. “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!” he said previously.

David Bowie is set to release a brand new track titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” on February 26. The track will appear on The Next Day, Bowie’s first new album in 10 years which is set for release on March 11.

The full tracklisting for ‘The Next Day’ is as follows:

‘The Next Day’
‘Dirty Boys’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Valentine’s Day’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’
‘Heat’


Deluxe Version bonus tracks

‘So She’
‘I’ll Take You There’
‘Plan’

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