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“Memory Of A Meltdown Festival” Hard to imagine that it was exactly twelve years ago this very night that David Bowie closed the tenth Meltdown Festival (which he also curated), with an evening called The New Heathens at The Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Performing both 1977’s Low album and the new release Heathen, he hadn’t gigged at the venue for thirty years, when he played the Save The Whale benefit on July 8 1972. His guest that night was Lou Reed. For the 2002 show…

June 11, 2002: David releases his album, "Heathen". It was one of the highest charting albums in the U.S. market (#14) since "Tonight" in (1984), ad received some of his strongest reviews since "Scary monsters (and Super Creeps)" in 1980. It sold more than two million copies worldwide, and had a four month run on the UK charts.