To many fans of his music, the loss of David Bowie is still a thing that’s hard to come to terms with and that makes this exciting celebration of his music all the more wonderful. Check out the official press release along with the dates. I’ll return at the close with some editorial thoughts.
The Press Release:
Celebrating David Bowie is excited to announce the addition of musicians Earl Slick (guitar) and Bernard Fowler (vocalist) to the North American leg of the recently announced 2018 tour. After performing rapturously received and critically lauded shows earlier this year, Celebrating David Bowie returns with a brand new Bowie show spanning his entire career with a new show in Mexico City that was also just announced. All tickets are on sale now with Mexico City going on sale Monday November 6th. To purchase tickets, visit the link at the narrative close. See the full list of tour dates below and view the trailer here:http://tiny.cc/CdBNorthAmerica
More than just a mere salute, Celebrating David Bowie keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.
Guitarist Earl Slick worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality, among others, and toured extensively with him. Says Slick: “I’m happy to announce that I am officially joining my longtime DB band mates starting on the February leg of the ‘Celebrating David Bowie’ tour. So put on your red shoes and I’ll see you all then.” Vocalist Bernard Fowler is known for his work with The Rolling Stones and other iconic artists. Both Slick and Fowler will join legendary Bowie touring and recording keyboardist, and CdB band leader, Mike Garson–who collaborated with Bowie for longer than any other player–guitarist and previous Bowie band leader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour), and Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.
Also joining the tour will be CdB 2017 standout Fishbone‘s Angelo Moore and 2017 Grammy nominee Gaby Moreno as well as special guests and other former Bowie band members who will make surprise appearances along the way.
The European leg of the Celebrating David Bowie tour begins in January with a modified band lineup and a new Berlin date on January 19 with tickets on sale Saturday, November 4.
The large rotating ensemble with world class multi-instrumentalists changing song to song will perform a show highlighting elements that influenced Bowie and that in turn Bowie influenced: pop culture experimentation, art, fashion, science and futurism.
Previous special guests on CdB shows have included: Sting, Gary Oldman, Seal, Perry Farrell, The B-52’s’ Kate Pierson, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon, Gavin Rossdale, La Roux, Joe Elliott, Mr Hudson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman, Corey Taylor, Ian Astbury, Darren Criss, Tony Hadley, Living Colour, The London Community Gospel Choir, and The Harlem Gospel Choir, among many others. Catch Celebrating David Bowie in the following cities:
The Tour Dates:
2/10: Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore Silver Spring
2/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theater
2/12: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/13: Albany, NY @ The Egg
2/16: Boston, MA @ Chevalier Theater
2/17: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
2/18: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
2/19: Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
2/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theater
2/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
2/23: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
2/25: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
2/27: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/1: Mexico City, MX @ Plaza Condesa
3/3: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
¾: Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center
3/6: San Deigo, CA @ Balboa Theatre
3/7: Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
3/10: Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
3/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Europe Tour Dates:
1/10: Paris, France @ Salle Pleyel
1/12: London, UK @ Oz Shepherd’s Bush Empire
1/13: Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
1/15: Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
1/16: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
1/17: Ultrecht, Neatherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
1/19: Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having been fortunate to grow up listening to so much Bowie thanks to my Mother being a fan, I am excited for this kind of tour and I think the Irving Plaza show will be a smoking one during the icy winter months. Sadly, I was never able to see him perform in concert and have only watched him care of professional released films and the clips of show appearances on YouTube. I guess its better than nothing when it comes down to it. What do you think about this tour? Is it something that you would be interested in attending? Let me know down in the comments section below.