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Earl Slick on Possibly David Bowie Tour: "Obviously, we want him to"

Earl Slick on Possibly David Bowie Tour: "Obviously, we want him to" -

As David Bowie launches his first single in over a decade, his longtime guitar player Earl Slick has revealed that he and the rest of Bowies backing band are eager for him to tour.

In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock in which Slick discusses the possibility of future live dates, Slick Said:

"We don't know. Obviously, we want him to. But right now, that's a big if… I could get a phone call tomorrow saying, 'Hey, you know what? Here's the setlist.' I don't know. I can't speak for him or the organisation. Obviously, the band would love to go out. Even if it's not a huge tour, we would like to go out and do some gigs. But that's yet to be seen."

He also talks of the recording process for the forthcoming Bowie record, entitled 'The Next Day,' revealing he recording his parts last summer:

"David got in touch with me out of the blue, and he said, 'I'm ready to go back in. What are you doing? Are you around? Are you touring?' I said, 'No, just get me some dates.' We started banging dates around - and he was already recording - and I went in and did all my stuff in July."

On the record itself Slick said:

"There's a lot of rockers on there, I can tell you that… there's a few kind of really cool mid-tempo ones in there as well, but I'm the go-to guy for the rock stuff with David."

David Bowie 'The Next Day' will be released March 11th in the UK and March 12th in the US.


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