The Making of Blackstar, David Bowie’s Final Album

A Reality Tour and Pseudo Retirement

The roots of David Bowie’s Blackstar stretch back to his sudden departure from the music scene in 2004. During the A Reality Tour, Bowie started displaying signs of distress in the Czech Republic. 

A Reality Tour and Pseudo Retirement

Surprised but still determined to perform, Bowie and the rest of the tour moved on to Germany. He managed to play the set, but something was obviously wrong. Immediately afterward, the band sent for an ambulance.