"Next Spring" = Next creative birth rather than several months from now?
Bowie has also yet to decide whether south America is on the itinerary for March/April - ish. I wonder if Europe 2 is before of after other continents have been visited.
Bowie said the "next spring" thing before the Toulouse cancellation. We will need to wait until Bowie's comeback to see if he is back at full steam. Judging by my Bowie knowledge, he only cancels gigs as a preventative measure, rather than waited until it's too late and axing a full tour. I will also watch closely to see how he changes the setlist.
The fact that Bowie is "skimping" on the new albummay be indication that he is saving some tracks for later parts of the tour.