New York, May 9, 2000 - "David Bowie Live" Featuring Classics Spanning Bowie's Career and Offers Unique Opportunity for New and Existing BowieNet Members to Receive Free Tickets and Meet Artist In-Person
World-renowned musician, performer, artist and songwriter, David Bowie, pioneers another music and Internet milestone, with "David Bowie Live," the first-ever concert performance exclusively for members of BowieNet, the rock legend's official online community, music portal, and information resource. Tickets for this special appearance will be offered exclusively to BowieNet members at www.davidbowie.com, beginning TODAY, coinciding with the much-anticipated launch of BowieNet V.2.
"David Bowie Live" tickets for this show will not be offered to the general public. Current BowieNet members and new sign-ups will have the unique opportunity to receive a pair of free tickets, along with the chance to meet Bowie in-person prior to the show, if they register for new membership or extend existing membership now. All current members will be offered an opportunity to purchase tickets without any further commitment to BowieNet.
Bowie remarks, "Because of the imminent arrival of a new family member, I'm keeping my performances down to only a handful throughout this entire year. The Roseland shows will be something special I think, as they will feature several songs that I haven't sung in years and a couple that I've NEVER done live."
This special members only concert appearance will feature Bowie performing many of the great classic songs from throughout his career. The BowieNet members concert will be held at New York's "Roseland Ballroom," MONDAY, June 19. In addition to the special set list, those in attendance will receive a free gift, drawings, door prizes and other special merchandise, along with a chance to see Bowie and his band perform a red-hot, blistering warm-up to his British Glastonbury Festival appearance.
"David Bowie Live," earmarks Bowie's last US performance before he headlines the final three-day Glastonbury Festival, June 25 - June 27 in Glastonbury, England. Thirty years ago Bowie performed at his first Glastonbury summer musicthe final three-day Glastonbury Festival, June 25 - June 27 in Glastonbury, England. Thirty years ago Bowie performed at his first Glastonbury summer music festival, which is now celebrating its final year with Bowie's special closing performance.
How To Get Tickets
BowieNet members will be alerted to the special ticket offer via e-mail beginning, TODAY. At that time, members will be allowed to purchase two tickets at the rate of $40 each, and will also have the chance to receive two additional tickets for free should they extend their current online membership for another three years. In addition to the pair of free tickets, ten online members, along with a guest, will be selected at random to win a special meet and greet opportunity with Bowie himself before the show.
Bowie fans who have not yet become members of David Bowie's exclusive online world of music, art, film and literature, will also be given the opportunity to reap the rewards of this special concert appearance and free ticket offer. New members, who sign up for a multi-year BowieNet membership after TODAY, will automatically receive 2 free tickets while supplies last.
About BowieNet V.2
BowieNet V.2 is the "second-coming" of David Bowie's celebrated online community. The new version includes a new and improved interface along with the addition of creative interactive features. The most profound enhancement has been made to the BowieNet "Discourse" section, the virtual gateway of communication for BowieNet members to express one's self, while promoting community interaction, and a place to share thoughts, dreams and special talents.
New features on BowieNet V.2 include 10 MB of personal web space, easy-to-use web based email, the BowieNet Point system, personal profiles, the "Official" David Bowie Message boards, and a new Karma rating system for all postings. The new site version overall encourages a more organic experience on BowieNet, and has added a more comprehensive member's database that will reside directly on V.2. BowieNet V.2 is available at www.davidbowie.com
UltraStar is David Bowie's pioneering entertainment Internet Company that builds and manages exclusive, subscription-based online communities for major entertainment, sports and other affinity properties. The company specializes in developing web-based content, community and commerce sites, and in offering niche-targeted subscriptions and ISPs. Its current roster of projects includes BowieNet, HansonNet, YankeesXtreme, and ClevelandBrowns.com. Throughout 2000, UltraStar will announce additional entertainment, music, and sports-related subscription services to be launched during the year.