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Life on Tour with Bowie
Life on Tour with Bowie

Life on Tour with Bowie

A Genius Remembered

MUSIC

240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781784189754

Rights: US, CA & CAR

John Blake (Sep 2016)
Music Press

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Overview

A slice of history travelogue of time spent on tour with David Bowie, written as it happened, from an intimate, wide-eyed perspective

When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he'd bought it. OK, maybe the shoes were new, but it struck me that he hardly ever sets foot in the street. It's all hotel, limousines, sterilized airports—the life I was about to lead. I shivered, feeling poised at the top of a rollercoaster about to sweep across the world. In 1978, Sean Mayes toured the world with David Bowie. Traveling first class and performing each night with one of the world's greatest rock stars at the height of his fame was an amazing experience—fortunately, Sean had the foresight to document it. Here, for the first time in complete book form, Sean's tour diary is presented; a blow-by-blow record of how it felt to be part of a real rock circus, from rehearsals in Dallas through shows across the US, UK, Europe, Australasia, and Japan to recording in London and Switzerland. Providing page after page of fascinating insight into life on the road with Bowie, Sean's account is a unique travelogue, a must for any Bowie fan or, indeed, anyone interested in life on a sell-out world tour. Also included is a full tour chronology and previously unpublished photos from Sean's personal archive.

Author Biography

Sean Mayes was the keyboard player in Fumble during the early 1970s. It was during an appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972 that he met and formed a long lasting friendship with David Bowie. Sean has also written biographies of Kate Bush and Joan Armatrading.