|Tour by David Bowie|
|Start date||9 October 1999|
|End date||7 December 1999|
|No. of shows||9|
|David Bowie concert chronology|
The Hours Tour was a small-scale promotional concert tour by David Bowie comprising a handful of live performances and numerous television appearances in support of the album Hours in late 1999. Several live songs from the tour were included as b-sides to singles from the album, and concert recordings from the tour were released in 2020 as Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) and in 2021 with David Bowie At The Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99).
Bowie had released his album Hours in October 1999, and embarked on a short, mostly-promotional set of shows to promote the album. On 23 August, prior to the album's release, he appeared on VH1's Storytellers , released in 2009 as VH1 Storytellers . For the rest of the shows, guitarist Page Hamilton, founding member of Helmet, was drafted to replace Reeves Gabrels whose final performance and association with Bowie ended with the Storytellers performance. Rumours of a split were initially denied by both parties until a few months later when Gabrels guitarist admitted that he and Bowie had drifted apart. 
In October, Bowie appeared on the 25th season of Saturday Night Live and played "Thursday's Child" and "Rebel Rebel". 
The Libro Music Hall, Vienna, performance on 17 October 1999, coinciding with the launch of BowieNet Europe was made available as a live webcast.
|Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)|
| Live album by |
|Released||12 March 2021 (physical)|
14 August 2020 (streaming)
|Recorded||14 October 1999|
|Venue||Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France|
|David Bowie chronology|
The Elysée Montmartre performance on 14 October 1999 was filmed and recorded with three songs later appearing on the CD single of "Survive"; the full concert was eventually released in 2020 as Something in the Air (Live Paris 99).  The concert is notable for being recorded one day after Bowie received the rank of Commander in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for his contributions to art and music.   Something in the Air was released on CD and vinyl for the first time in early 2021, part of the live series Brilliant Live Adventures. 
These live versions of "Thursday's Child", "Survive" and "Seven" were previously released as b-sides to Bowie's 2000 single release of "Survive".  Something in the Air reached #16 on the UK album charts. 
|David Bowie at the Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99)|
| Live album by |
|Released||2 April 2021|
|Recorded||19 November 1999|
|Venue||Kit Kat Klub, New York City|
|David Bowie chronology|
In November 1999, Bowie performed a concert at the small Kit Kat Klub in New York to invitees and contest winners.  This show was filmed as part of the American Express Blue Concert series transmitted on 7 December 1999, in addition to a simulcast radio broadcast by SFX Radio network on the same date, and eventually released on a promotional-only CD that pared the setlist down to 12 songs.  The webcast, reportedly one of the first live streams of a concert, was fraught with issues and was described as going "not particularly smooth."  This live release, sourced from the same promotional CD released in late 1999/early 2000 was announced on 17 March 2021 and released on 2 April 2021.  Live at the Kit Kat Klub reached #20 in the UK and #93 in Ireland upon its release. 
|23 August 1999||New York City||United States||Manhattan Center||VH1 Storytellers|
|9 October 1999||London||England||NetAid – Wembley Stadium|
|10 October 1999||Dublin||Ireland||Dublin HQ|
|14 October 1999||Paris||France||Elysée Montmartre||Something in the Air|
|17 October 1999||Vienna||Austria||Libro Music Hall||Bowienet Europe launch|
|19 November 1999||New York City||United States||Kit Kat Klub||American Express Blue Concert series|
David Bowie at the Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99)
|2 December 1999||London||England||The Astoria|
|4 December 1999||Milan||Italy||Alcatraz|
|7 December 1999||Copenhagen||Denmark||Vega|
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Earthling is the 21st studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 3 February 1997 through RCA Records in the United Kingdom, Virgin Records in the United States, and Arista Records/BMG in other territories. Mostly self-produced by Bowie, it was primarily recorded from August to October 1996 at New York City's Looking Glass Studios. Bowie composed the tracks with Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, who are credited as co-producers, with Mike Garson, Gail Ann Dorsey and Zack Alford providing overdubs later.
"I'm Afraid of Americans" is a song by English musician David Bowie, released as a single from his album Earthling on 14 October 1997 through Virgin Records. The song was co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno and originally recorded during the sessions for Bowie's 1995 album Outside; this version was released on the soundtrack of the 1995 film Showgirls. The song was then remade during the sessions for Earthling with his then-current band, guitarist Reeves Gabrels, pianist Mike Garson, bassist Gail Ann Dorsey and drummer Zack Alford. The remake was recorded between August and October 1996 at Looking Glass Studios in New York City and featured rewritten lyrics, overdubs and transposed verses. An industrial and techno track, it presents a critique of America through the eyes of a stereotypical 'Johnny' and is characterised by drum patterns, synthesisers, various loops and vocal distortions.
Hours is the 22nd studio album by English musician David Bowie. It was originally released on 21 September 1999 through the Internet on the artist's website BowieNet, followed by a physical CD release on 4 October through Virgin Records. It was the first album by a major artist available to download over the Internet. Originating as a soundtrack to the video game Omikron: The Nomad Soul (1999), Hours was the final collaboration between Bowie and guitarist Reeves Gabrels, whom he had worked with since 1988. The album was recorded in mid-1999 between studios in Bermuda and New York City. A song contest conducted on BowieNet in late 1998 resulted in a fan contributing lyrics and backing vocals to one of the tracks.
Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby is a live album by Anglo-American rock band Tin Machine, originally released through London Records on 2 July 1992. The album includes songs, all from the band's two albums, recorded between 20 November 1991 and 11 February 1992 from five different venues on the North American and Asian legs of Tin Machine's It's My Life Tour. The maligned album title was intended as a pun on U2's 1991 album Achtung Baby. Oy Vey, Baby has received negative reviews, with many criticising the performances. It failed to chart in both the UK and the US. It was accompanied by a concert video of the same title, which was filmed at The Docks, Hamburg on 24 October 1991. Following its release, Tin Machine disbanded and Bowie quickly resumed his solo career with Black Tie White Noise (1993).
"Baby Universal" is a song by Tin Machine, released as the second single from their Tin Machine II album in October 1991.
"Always Crashing in the Same Car" is a song by David Bowie from his album Low from 1977.
"Seven Years in Tibet" is a song and single by English musician David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels from the 1997 album, Earthling. In some territories, a version of the song sung by Bowie in Mandarin Chinese was released as "A Fleeting Moment".
"Thursday's Child" is a song recorded by David Bowie for his twenty-second studio album Hours (1999). Written by Bowie and Reeves Gabrels, the song was released as the album's lead single on 20 September 1999, by Virgin Records.
"Survive" is a song and single written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels for the album Hours in 1999. "Survive" was released as the third single from the album in January 2000, it reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. It was characterized as a confessional highlight in a review by Rolling Stone.
"The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell" is a song written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels for the album Hours in 1999. The first single release from the album in Australia and Japan, while the rest of the world got "Thursday's Child" as their first single. The first appearance of the song was on the soundtrack of the film Stigmata in 1999. It charted and peaked at No. 30 in Japan. The song's title takes influence from the song "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" by The Stooges from their album Raw Power produced by Bowie himself.
"Seven" is a song written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels for the album Hours in 1999. As with some of the other songs from Hours it was originally written for the computer game Omikron - The Nomad Soul from 1999. In July 2000, it was released as the fourth single from the album. The version used in the Omikron – The Nomad Soul was called "Demo version" on the single releases.
"Can't Help Thinking About Me" is a song written by English musician David Bowie and recorded with his band the Lower Third. Released as a single by Pye Records on 14 January 1966, it was the first one issued under the "David Bowie" name after previously performing as Davy Jones or Davie Jones. The recording was produced by Tony Hatch, who also contributed piano. The session took place on 10 December 1965 at Marble Arch Studios in London. A rewrite of Bowie's "The London Boys", the song concerns a boy found guilty of an act that decides to leave town to start anew. It is noted by biographers as showcasing Bowie's growth as a songwriter, displaying themes he would utilise in his later work. Musically, the song explores the contemporary mod sound of the Who and the Kinks.
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VH1 Storytellers is a live album by David Bowie. It was released on 6 July 2009 and features a 23 August 1999 performance on Storytellers, a VH1 program.
Is it Any Wonder? is a six-track EP by David Bowie that was released in early 2020. It is composed mostly of older Bowie songs that Bowie re-recorded during his Earthling (1997) recording sessions and Earthling Tour rehearsals in early 1997.
Brilliant Live Adventures [1995–1999] is a box set by English musician David Bowie, released incrementally throughout late 2020 and early 2021 as a series of six live albums taken from various concerts performed in support of Outside (1995), Earthling (1997) and Hours (1999). Named after the Hours song "Brilliant Adventure", the box set contains a mix of edited single shows and compilations from multiple concerts.
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