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Promoters Reportedly Trying to Lure David Bowie Back to the Concert Stage in 2014

Image courtesy of Photo: Jimmy King (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo: Jimmy King (via ABC News Radio)

David Bowie surprised everyone in January when he unexpectedly revealed that he'd recorded a new album titled The Next Day , which he released in March.  Unfortunately, Bowie has shown no interest in performing live to support the record, but some major promoters reportedly are now hoping to coax the influential singer back onto the stage.

U.K. newspaper The Mirror reports that Live Nation has offered a multi-million-pound payday to get the Thin White Duke to perform sometime next year at Olympic Park in East London, England.  Live Nation reportedly has close ties with longtime Bowie tour agent John Giddings .

The Mirror also reports that promoters AEG Live are prepared to shell out big bucks for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to play at London's Hyde Park in 2014.

A source close to Bowie tells The Mirror that the 66-year-old singer "currently [has] no live dates planned," though not completely ruling out that he'll eventually perform again.  The last Bowie tour took place in 2004, but was cut short after the rock legend suffered a heart attack.  David last sang in public in 2006, when he joined R&B star Alicia Keys during a show.

The Mirror suggests that perhaps Bowie will be motivated to hit the stage again next year because 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of his first single, "Liza Jane," which was recorded under the moniker Davie Jones and the King Bees .

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