Ziggy Stardust to return?
2009-01-26 by Nick Butler EMERITUS | 13 Comments

In what would represent a stunning coup for the festival, Coachella organizers are reportedly in talks with David Bowie over the possibility of his Ziggy Stardust character headlining this year's event.

The festival, which is know for often featuring recently re-united bands as headliners (last year's event saw Portishead and The Verve play, while Rage Against The Machine, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Gang of Four, and Pixies have all played recently), are apparently confident that they can convince Bowie to perform his landmark 1972 album The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in its entirety, having failed to persuade him in time for last year's event.

After a second album of material performed live as Stardust in 1973 (Aladdin Sane), Bowie killed off the character, in a desire not to be typecast.

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Spare
January 26th 2009

5252 Comments


Most likely not going to happen.

Douchebag
January 26th 2009

3624 Comments


* sings
Ziggy pppllllaaayyyeeddd ggguitarrr!!!!!

Iai
Emeritus
January 26th 2009

3553 Comments


If anything stops it from happening I think it'll be Bowie's health. He might feel that a gig of this length, particularly one likely to take a lot of effort and planning, might not be worth it at his age.

AtavanHalen
January 26th 2009

17927 Comments


Christ, Nick, he's not THAT old.

TheStarclassicTreatment
January 26th 2009

2910 Comments


He has a severe heart condition too ^

Fort23
January 26th 2009

2474 Comments


imagine how fucked up this would be

botb
January 26th 2009

9560 Comments


you freaky old bastard you

TNY
January 26th 2009

571 Comments


Wow. Who gives a shit.

artofpretension
January 26th 2009

49 Comments


i'm going to get me a piece of that ziggy stardust pie right now.

NebSnurb
January 26th 2009

535 Comments


I have a friend who might be going to Coachella.....if he returns, lucky her.

AggravatedYeti
January 26th 2009

7684 Comments


If he does, I'll fucking go to Coachella.

Iai
Emeritus
January 27th 2009

3553 Comments


Christ, Nick, he's not THAT old.

Yeah, like the other guy said, he has a heart condition and pretty much retired from performing a few years ago.

NortherlyNanook
January 27th 2009

1285 Comments


you freaky old bastard you

lol



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