British pop legend David Bowie has announced his biggest world tour in more than a decade.

The THIN WHITE DUKE will begin his A REALITY tour in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7 October 2003, before performing a further 30 gigs in Europe. He'll then head off to North America, Australia and Japan - finishing the breathtaking trek in March 2004.

Bowie, 56, confesses recent gigs whet his appetite for more live performances.

He says, "Last year's shows were such a tremendous high and the audiences so responsive. My band is playing at the top of its form right now, and it would be foolish not to play a tour this year while we're in such good spirits about the live-show aspects of our work."

Tickets for the European leg will go on sale next weekend (begs20JUN03). American fans will have to wait until September (03) to book their seats.

13/06/2003 19:42