David Bowie

Bowie 'live' in HK

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 11 January, 2016, 4:08pm

British rock legend David Bowie (below) will perform live tonight to fans around the world - including Hong Kong. The show will be beamed via satellite from London's Riverside Studio to the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

This is part of the release of his 26th album, Reality, due to hit stores next Tuesday. The event comes with an interactive component, in which Bowie will answer questions from fans.

The media stunt that will be seen by a mere 350 Hong Kong residents comes with a big price tag. Sony reveals that the live broadcast is 'in the six-figure range for Hong Kong alone. It will eat out of his budget for any promotional things in the future'.

The only way to gain access to this free event is to pre-order Bowie's new CD at any big name record shop, such as HMV or Hong Kong Records.

'Tickets are pretty much gone, but people can try their luck', says the Sony rep for the event. If you can't get in, don't fret - Bowie has announced a world tour beginning in Copenhagen on October 7.

Apparently Bowie is not scared of putting in the hard work for a demanding real-life world tour after all (it has been nearly a decade since his last one). But if you want to know whether he is coming to Hong Kong, why not try to ask him yourself?