Bowie ready for more experimentation
David Bowie, pushing 60, has said he's headed for another spell of experimentation.
Speaking in Tokyo to kick off the Japan leg of his current world tour, Bowie said he is stripping down his act in order to try out some new approaches.
"I'm heading for another period of experimentation," he said. "(I'm at) a time when I'm collecting myself before I break all my own rules."
The iconic artist has gone through various personas during his more than three-decade career - Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Philadelphia soul man, avant-garde rocker.
Now, he said, he wants to focus on his song writing and singing.
"It's probably the simplest tour that I've ever done," he said, dressed in grey cargo trousers and a hooded sweat shirt.
"This is very stripped down. It's really not working with theatrics at all."
The tour is Bowie's first in seven years. Bowie released his latest album, Reality, last September.
The 57-year-old Bowie said it was harder to get his music heard these days, especially on radio stations, because of his age.
But he added that he enjoys seeing life get simpler as he gets older. "I was quite scared of getting old in my 40s," he said. "But as I approach 60 ... you learn to embrace getting older."
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