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Huge offer to get Bowie back on stage

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Bowie to tour again?

David Bowie has received a multi-million pound offer to play his first gig in eight years according to reports.

The Mirror says that, Live Nation, which has close links with Bowie’s tour agent John Giddings, has made the offer for the iconic singer to play London’s Olympic Park next year.

Rival promoters AEG are also expected to lodge an offer shortly, possibly to play Hyde Park but a source close to Bowie said there were “currently no live dates planned” but did not rule out a stage return for the 66-year-old.

Bowie gave up touring in 2004 after he suffered a heart attack on stage in Germany and his last live performance on stage was with Alicia Keys in 2006.

He cancelled his last scheduled Irish performance at Oxegen in 2004 due to ill health but he has been a regular visitor to Ireland with shows including Slane Castle in 1987, The Point Theatre in 1990 and 1995, The Olympia Theatre in 1997, and his famous secret gig at former Dublin rock `n’ roll landmark, The Baggot Inn in 1991.

Bowie made his surprise return earlier this year with the widely-acclaimed album The Next Day, which features Irish guitarist Gerry Leonard who formerly played in Dublin duo Hinterland.

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