Bowie, Busta Join Moby For 'Area: Two'
David Bowie and Busta Rhymes are the first acts confirmed to join Moby on his 'Area: Two' tour. Dates and other artists for the North American trek, now in its second year, are still being nailed downDavid Bowie and Busta Rhymes are the first acts confirmed to join Moby on his 'Area: Two' tour. Dates and other artists for the North American trek, now in its second year, are still being nailed down, but the shows will take place "around late summer/early autumn," according to Bowie's official Web site. Last year's inaugural Area tour featured Outkast, Nelly Furtado, Incubus, Paul Oakenfold, the Roots, and New Order, among others.
"Area: Two is coming together nicely," Moby writes on his official Web site. "I hope that you'll be happy. I'm certainly happy with the line-up as it's developing. It's very eclectic and very good. Well, at least I think so."
Moby and Bowie have been friends for many years, having collaborated at the Tibet House Benefit in New York in 2001. Moby has also remixed the track "Sunday," which opens Bowie's upcoming ISO/Columbia album "Heathen," due June 11. Bowie is also set to curate the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, which runs June 14-30.
Area: Two will find Moby supporting his new V2 album "18," due May 14. "My only concern was in making people feel like this record wasn't a waste of their time," the artist recently told Billboard. "I always feel a sense of artistic responsibility and debt toward anyone who listens to my music. The interest and good grace of an audience can disappear in two seconds, if you don't make it worth their while."