We can’t dismiss the possibility that David Bowie could play Coachella.
Yeah, he won’t tour any time soon. But his long-time producer, Tony Visconti, told Rolling Stone that Bowie told him, “I might do one show.”
Visconti, who has known the English rocker for 45 years, doesn’t know when Bowie would be willing to do one show. And he intimated it might be “the odd show in New York or, I don’t know, London… if he felt like it.”
But he said Bowie’s health is good following a heart attack in 2004, and he’s interested in music again after not showing any interest in it until two years ago, according to Visconti.
Bowie’s first album in a decade, “The Next Day,” is scheduled to be released in March and his new single, “Where Are We Now,” is getting heavy play on youtube.
Let’s not forget that Coachella founder Paul Tollett told Billboard not long ago that Bowie is at the top of his wish list, along with a few other virtual impossibilities such as The Smiths and Talking Heads.
If Bowie is willing to do one show, you know Tollett will be making a pitch for that to be at the Empire Polo Club in Indio… in the month after he releases his album.
Bowie’s not talking to the media about a comeback. But he’s a smart guy who knows how to make a splash. The biggest splash possible would be at Coachella.
We can only hope.
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Sheryl Crow, right, and Chris Young announce the nominees for record of the year at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. / Wade Payne/Invision/AP
The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
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Boz Scaggs performs in New York City in this 2011 photo. (Jemal Countess, Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)
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