David Bowie attempted to make technological yesterday with the launch of his new album by beaming his accompanying live performance into selected cinemas around the world. The live set in London, showcased tracks from his new album, entitled “Reality,” and many cuts from his extensive back catalogue, reports
The 90-minute concert at the Riverside studios in Hammersmith will be beamed live by satellite to 22 cinemas in Europe, including five in the UK. Cinemas in the rest of the world, including those in Rio de Janeiro, New York, Sydney, Warsaw, Toronto and Tokyo will see the concert the following day due to the time difference. The performance, shot in widescreen and digitally fed to cinemas, included an interactive question and answer session with Bowie. Cinema audiences also had the chance to request Bowie classics.