David Bowie’s wife drops strong hint that the veteran singer may tour again

Iman lets slip the superstar's family won't be able to join him on the road

David Bowie‘s wife Iman has hinted that the legendary singer could tour again off the back of his new album ‘The Next Day’.

His spouse, with whom he has 12-year-old daughter Alexandria, let slip that Bowie’s family won’t be able to join him on the road because of their daughter’s schooling in New York.

Iman told Grazia magazine:

We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can’t travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don’t know. We’ll have to go visit him, but we won’t be on tour with him because she’s in school.

Her comments are the strongest yet that the singer may hit the road. They come after Bowie’s guitarist Gerry Leonard recently said that the odds of Bowie ever touring again are “50-50”. He added: “A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new record, he’d be like, ‘This would be great live!’ Of course, everyone was like, ‘What? Did he just say that?’ But other times he’d just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live.”

This came after the singer’s producer Tony Visconti ruled out live shows to promote the veteran pop superstar’s new album. He told NME in January: “He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again… One of the guys would say, ‘Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?’ and David said, ‘We’re not’. He made a point of saying that all the time.”

Bowie, meanwhile is on course to score his first Number One Album in 20 years this weekend with ‘The Next Day’. Check back on NME.COM this Sunday (March 17) to find out if he’s topped the official UK albums chart.