Bookies slash odds on David Bowie’s new album making UK Number One

Paddy Power also reckon the legend will embark on a world tour later this year

Bookies’ odds on David Bowie‘s first album in 10 years shooting to Number One on the UK albums chart are already set at 6-1.

‘The Next Day’, which will be released in the UK and most countries worldwide on March 11, is odds-on to debut at the top of the charts, according to Paddy Power, though chances of it doing the same in the US are further back at 33-1.

The bookies also say that odds of the record yielding any Number One singles are 9-1 in the UK and 40-1 in the US. Bowie’s comeback track ‘Where Are We Now?’, which you can hear below, has already topped the UK iTunes chart.

Surprisingly, Paddy Power also has odds of Bowie commencing a world tour in 2013 at 2-1. His last world tour in 2004 was axed after he suffered a heart attack and in recent years the singer has kept a remarkably low profile.

The bookies also have him at 7-1 to perform his 80s cover of ‘Dancing In The Street’ with The Rolling Stones‘s Mick Jagger at some point this year. Martha And The Vandellas originally scored a hit with the track in 1964.

Bowie’s last album, ‘Reality’, was released in 2003. The full tracklisting for ‘The Next Day’ is as follows:

‘The Next Day’
‘Dirty Boys’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Valentine’s Day’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’

Deluxe Version bonus tracks

‘So She’
‘I’ll Take You There’

6 amazing things about David Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’