US -Tour 1973
Fumble scheduled for another UK Tour (cancelled)
"I adore them.
They're very unpretentious
about revamping that
whole era." (David Bowie about Fumble 1973)
RECORD MIRROR, 10 Feb 1973
Fumble join Bowie
Fumble have been asked by David Bowie to join him on his forthcoming tour of America. This news follows Fumble's success on Bowie's last British tour. The band will record tracks for a single which will be rushed released in America to coincide with the U.S. dates. The tour is scheduled to start in Philadelphia 16th, 17th & 18th February. Then Nashville 23rd, Memphis 25th, March 1st Detroit, 4th Chicago, 10th L.A.
Record Mirror, 14 April 1973
Fumble US tour
Fumble have been added to the massive David Bowie tour after touring with him in America - the third Bowie tour the band have played this year.
NME nationwide gig guide, 28 April 1973
David Bowie has been quoted as saying he adores Fumble, adding they are: "very unpretentious about revamping that whole era." The era" he refers to is late fifties/early sixties - from whence the majority of Fumble's material is taken. Mouldie oldies like "Oh Carol," "Hello Mary Lou" and "Ebony Eyes" are on the agenda. But it's not just a boring revival - for, since their american tour with Bowie Fumble have got that extra polish always needed if you wish to succeed. And as an added extra, there are a few original numbers included. This good time groping band are great - so go see em.
"The opener that week (Seven shows in five days) was a 1950s revival group called Fumble. I remember them opening with "Hello Mary Lou," and also doing "Ebony Eyes." In between songs, the audience kept yelling out "Fumble!" - Chuck Darrow ...
Review from a Bowie fan about Fumble supporting Bowie at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1973. Found at: The Ziggy Stardust Companion - A David Bowie Site
Disc Magazine, 10 Feb 1973
Fumble with Bowie
Fumble invited to join David Bowie's US dates this month and next.
Melody Maker, 14 April 1973
Fumble join the David Bowie tour opening at Earls Court on May 12. Meanwhile, Fumble play Aberdeen University (April 18), College of Education, Dundee (19), Edinburgh University (20), Strathclyde University (21), Clouds Disco, Glasgow (22) and Regency Suite, Derby (27)
Disc Magazine, 5 May 1973
David Bowie arrives Victoria Station 7.35 p.m. this Friday, May 4, marking the end of a 7,903 mile trans-European trip, and concert tours of the US and Japan. After resting at home for a week, he starts his British tour with the Earls Court concert, May 12, which is already sold out.
A spokesman for RCA commented that they are considering adding an extra week to the tour, and that Bowie will feature new stage apparel designed and built in Japan. He also states that Bowie wants to tour Russia and China next year. Fumble have been dropped as support group and Bowie's act has been extended to cover a whole evening.
Disc Magazine, 12 May 1973
Fumble treated sharply by the Bowie camp. It has been revealed to me that Bowie manager Tony DeFries cabled manager John Sherry from Japan informing him that his group would no longer be required as support band on Bowie's British tour. Bowie, it was decided, would double his money and play not one but two sets per night on most of his dates. Fumble are now wondering how to occupy themselves over the next two months and are resigned to the prospect of watching their upcoming single, "Million Seller," sink through lack of exposure. Nice one, Tony.