Gary Glitter announces his comeback on Twitter
A Twitter account claiming to belong to Gary Glitter is saying that the glamp star is preparing a comeback this year and hopes to undertake a world tour.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted in 1999 of possession of child pornography and served four months in prison. After his release, he relocated to Vietnam, where he was subsequently convicted of a string of child sexual abuse offences. He returned to the UK in 2008 and said in a series of interviews that he would return with a new album and book at some point, but has remained silent. The account remains unverified.
The account Twitter.com/OfficialGlitter has a statement going: "The official twitter of Gary Glitter. Managed and updated by me. King of rock & roll. 2012 comeback tour details coming here soon. Watch this space!"; and then: "To answer your questions, yes, this is the official Gary Glitter twitter account. Updated by me, personally. I want to put my past behind me and focus on my music. Thank you for your messages of support".
But the account still hasn't been verified by Twitter (but requested the procedure), so there are chances it's a fake many others.
Anyway, a tweet says to look out for a "new tour, remastered albums and book": so Glitter could be back with a bang.