No Bowie conspiracy, says Slick
No plans: Bowie
Earl Slick insists David Bowie isn’t secretly planning a tour, after it was speculated he might make a surprise appearance at Glastonbury.
Bowie returned to the spotlight in January with the unexpected launch of his single Where Are We Now? followed by new album The Next Day, featuring Slick.
That led to alternating reports that the iconic musician might hit the road this year or next – and the rumour, proved to be unfounded, that he might was going to take to the stage at Glastonbury over the weekend.
But Slick tells NME: “I get asked all the time and I say, ‘Do you know something I don’t know?’ There’s no big secret we’re keeping from everyone.
“There will definitely be no shows this year – I can tell you that. As for next year, who knows?
“I always want to go out. I love to tour. If he goes out on the road and I get the call, then all well and good. At the moment, and let’s be clear on this, there is no conspiracy about a tour. There are no surprises. There is just no tour.”
Bowie hasn’t discussed anything related to The Next Day, although in April he released a 42-word “workflow diagram” to aid interpretation.
Meanwhile, producers of US TV series Hannibal have invited him to appear in the second series.
Creator Bryan Fuller wants him to play creepy character Hannibal Lecter’s uncle. He explains: “We have reached out to David to see if he’s interested and available. We’d love him to play the uncle, who is in the books.”