David Bowie’s 2013 is already looking like a good year for the musician. First he releases a new single on his birthday in January. Then he premieres a music video featuring actress Tilda Swilton to already excited fans and to top it all off, he lets iTunes stream his entire new album, The Next Day for free.
Now, Bowie’s wife, super hot, super model, Iman may have let the cat out of the bag by saying that the family will not be able to join the singer on tour while speaking to Grazia magazine recently.
She was quoted as saying, “We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can’t travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don’t know. We’ll have to go visit him, but we won’t be on tour with him because she’s in school” speaking about the duo’s 12-year-old daughter, Alexandria who attends school in New York.
This statement comes on the heels of Bowie’s guitarist, Gerry Leonard, saying that there’s a “50-50 chance” that the singer will ever tour again. But while Leonard says that there might be a chance that a tour is in the future, the singer’s producer, Tony Visconti, ruled out any possibility that the singer would do any live performance to help promote the new album.
Now this begs the question, with all the talk about a possible tour, will Ziggy Stardust himself hit the road again?
Last year, The Rolling Stones had done a few selected concert in London and New York as part of their “50 and Counting” mini tour. When they had been asked in an interview if there would be a full-fledged tour, Mick Jagger slyly said, “there have been quite a few offers” and continued to see what are the odds of such a thing happening.
Then Keith Richards discreetly hinted that all the fans of the classic rock band would have to just sit and wait for an official announcement to be made. For most, this come off as a “definitely” to the big question of whether or not a full “50 and Counting” tour would be on its way.
Now, according to Rolling Stone magazine, an inside source in the concert business has just revealed that yes, there will be an 18 day, North American tour for the band. Billboard originally said that the band will play ‘fewer than 20’ dates, but now Rolling Stone’s source is saying that it will be 18 dates.
This will be the band’s first tour since the 2005-2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour and said that if the past has shown any indications, this tour will be “a lot more adventurous.” While these dates are for the United States, the UK will be getting some of the Rolling Stones love too. According to British band, Kasabian, The Rolling Stones will be playing Glastonbury.
No Doubt took a hell of a break for a while as Gwen Stefani went on to become one of pop music’s best female artist/fashion designer and the rest of the band went to do their own side projects. When it was announced that the band would be making new music, fans of the ska band rejoiced when Push and Shove was released last year.
Fast forward to today, when the band was supposed to be heading out on a tour, but decided that it was better to put it on the back burner and head into the studio to create new music while the creative juices were still flowing. In a statement they released o Facebook, they explained how it took three years for them to complete Push and Shove and the fact that the music was coming to them so quickly for a new album was a great thing, hence the postponing of the tour.
You can read the band’s full statement to fans below:
“Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles…Yes, that’s right, the studio! While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push and Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music. In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together.
We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting,” the group explains before adding, “We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible – both recorded and live on tour.”
While the temporary postponing of a tour may make fans a little upset, the band has kept everyone in the loop with their continuous updates on Facebook and Twitter from the studio which you can see here. So hang tight everyone, there will be a new No Doubt album/tour in the near future.
Justin Timberlake has been having a heck of a year so far and it’s only February. First it was the reveal of his new tracks (“Suit & Tie” and the recently released, “Mirrors”) then it was the information about his new album, The 20/20 Experience and now sources are claiming that the pop star and friend, Jay-Z might be heading out on a stadium tour this Summer.
The two artists have already shown that they could perform together at both the Super Bowl and this past weekend’s Grammy Awards, so what would be better than joining forces and going out on a tour. The sources are so far claiming that there will be 11 to 13 stadium dates, but nothing has been set in stone quite yet. The New York Post quoted Timberlake as saying: “We’re definitely going to go on tour . . . I don’t know how much I should say. . . . It’s going to be a lot of fun, I know that” on the Red Carpet of the Grammys.
If this tour ends up happening which let’s face it, it just might, it could even rival Jay-Z’s wife’s tour (The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour) because if the JT/Jay-Z performance at the Grammys is anything like what they intend to do on tour, then it would definitely be worth while.