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David Bowie Alumni Announce Two NZ Concerts

4 MAY – AUCKLAND | 5 MAY - CHRISTCHURCH

www.ABowieCelebration.com


To mark 50 years since David Bowie’s Space Oddity was unleashed on the world, The Thin White Duke’s band today announces two New Zealand dates for its “A BOWIE CELEBRATION: THE DAVID BOWIE ALUMNI TOUR”.

This extraordinary group of musicians will perform in Auckland on 4 May at the ASB Aotea Theatre and Christchurch 5 May at the Town Hall.

The tour, headed by Bowie’s musical director and longest serving band member Mike Garson, will feature world-class musicians who have performed with David over a period of more than 40 years including Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Mark Plati and drummer John Lee.

These Bowie alumni band members were friends of David’s, worked and performed with him on more than two dozen albums spanning from Aladdin Sane to The Next Day and world tours beginning with the Ziggy Stardust tour in 1972 through David’s final Reality tour in 2003.

A Bowie Celebration also features unforgettable and critically-acclaimed vocalists, such as legendary rock group Living Colour’s Corey Glover and crowd favourite, Joe Sumner (he is Sting’s son in all ways) along with some special guests to be announced. With a mix of top hits and deep cuts, it’s Bowie friends, playing Bowie music, in true Bowie style. www.abowiecelebration.com

“The concert was mind-blowing, almost a religious experience—a 34-song tour de force that delivered, yes, a trove of Bowie hits, but also a few mind-blowing renditions of lesser-known tracks,”
– Vogue

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Garson says of A Bowie Celebration, ”In all the years I played and toured with David, I was asked to play with many dozens of Bowie tribute bands but turned each down because I was able to play with the real deal.
“Since David has passed, while it now takes a village of world-class vocalists to celebrate David’s songs with us on tour, the band that’s playing those songs with me are the actual players who played with David.

“That’s the main difference between us and other tribute bands out there and this is the only Bowie tour we’ll be touring with. In addition to the live music played by alumni members of David’s bands, A Bowie Celebration is proud to incorporate subtle string tracks to our performances to help recreate the tracks they honor - just as David did on his tours with me for many years.”

“It’s not a cover band. It’s the actual band. It’s as close as
you’re going to get to Bowie.”

- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Garson and the alumni band are bringing this tour to David’s fans at their thundering request to continue the celebration on order to keep David’s memory and musical legacy alive and to share it with his original fans and the younger generations alike.

A BOWIE CELEBRATION TOUR
May 4 Auckland, ASB Theatre (presale Feb 12 - On Sale Feb 18)
May 5 Christchurch, Auditorium, Town Hall (presale Feb 4 - On Sale Feb 11)

For more information on A BOWIE CELEBRATION, visit:
Website: http://www.ABowieCelebration.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ABowieCelebration
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bowietour
Instagram:https://instagram.com/bowietour


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