DVD Captures David Bowie’s Live ‘Reality’

Two Dublin stops on David Bowie’s recent wildly successful world tour are the basis for the upcoming DVD “David Bowie – A Reality Tour.” Due Oct. 19 via ISO/Columbia, the 30-track collection was shot Nov. 22-23, 2003, at the Point Depot. It was mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, co-producer of Bowie’s 2003 studio album “Reality.”

Beyond such classics as “Ashes to Ashes,” “Fame,” “The Man Who Sold the World,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes” and “Ziggy Stardust,” the DVD sports such live rarities as “Hang on to Yourself” and “Five Years,” which have not been a part of Bowie’s concert repertoire since the early 1980s.

The North American portion of the A Reality tour was the top-grossing trek of the first half of 2004, according to Billboard Boxscore. It grossed $45.4 million from 82 shows that drew 722,158 fans.

Bowie was forced to cancel the final 10 dates on the European leg of the tour in June. At the time it was said he was suffering from a pinched nerve. Shortly after, he underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery.

According to a spokesperson, “he’s recovering nicely.”

Here is the “A Reality Tour” DVD track list:

“Rebel Rebel”

“New Killer Star”




“Sister Midnight”


“All the Young Dudes”

“Be My Wife”

“The Loneliest Guy”

“The Man Who Sold the World”

“Fantastic Voyage”

“Hallo Spaceboy”


“Under Pressure”

“Life on Mars?”

“Battle for Britain”

“Ashes to Ashes”

“The Motel”

“Loving the Alien”

“Never Get Old”


“I’m Afraid of Americans”


“Bring Me the Disco King”

“Slip Away”


“Five Years”

“Hang on to Yourself”

“Ziggy Stardust”

Source billboard.com.

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