Re: Defining obscure hits and greatest hits tours
it was your list actually, i just didn't include all the asterick (sic) as I assumed everyone would know that was a hit. Oh and you put an asterisk by Be my wife to signify hit and I wouldn't even class be my wife as a well known song to the masses, ask Phil Collins if he knows it?
Well, I don't agree.
Most mortals would not be going to every show, and if they were going to ONE BOWIE GREATEST HIT CONCERT they would expect his biggedt worldwide hits, LD,SO,F,YA, etc.
Not much of a Greatest hits tour then is it, if MANY people came home short changed?
2/3-3/4 of every show has featured a hit song in the setlist. The latter made up the obligatory new material and a few obscure tracks that Bowie always does with each tour or sometimes even more (i.e. the Outside & Earthling tours). And like I said before, many fans went home disappointed because of the fact that in North America the A Reality tour was promoted in a way that made it clear that Bowie was performing hits again that he hadn't done in a long time. But the thing was, this type of promotion started in early November, well after tickets originally went on sale in late September - obviously due to the fact that originally tix were not selling well. When this type of promotion picked up, concert bowl configurations were pushed back to 180 & 270 degree end stage configurations.
As for Europe, he always plays there and the fans already were aware that he had been performing some of his hits again for the past couple of years and hence ticket sales were healthier at the get go compared to North America.