While they say that the human attention span is less than twelve seconds these days, I hope you remember a post I did about the “CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE” Concerts and if you didn’t, just click HERE to refresh your memory before we continue along. Just a short time ago, I noticed some updated press about the tour and I’m sharing it with you below. Dig in.
The Press Release:
CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE is excited to announce additional dates for the upcoming 2018 tour. The North American leg of the tour–which features members of David Bowie’s bands including Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas–has added new stops in Tucson, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, Clearwater, FL, Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA to its extensive itinerary (see all North American tour dates below). VIP Presale for these additional dates begins tomorrow, January 17 with the general on sale commencing Friday, January 19. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit CelebratingDavidBowie.com by clicking here.
Following the triumphant sold-out start of the tour overseas in France and the U.K. last week, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE continues in North America starting on February 10 in Silver Springs, MD at The Fillmore Silver Springs and wraps on March 19 in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s during its 27-date trek. 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.
Mike Garson is the CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE band leader after having made his mark on numerous Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the “Aladdin Sane” track. Garson was Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member. They performed together for both David’s first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between. Read an interview with the U.K.’s NME that Garson recently conducted here.
Legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality, is on board in North America along with 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 standouts including vocalist Bernard Fowler, who is known for his work with The Rolling Stones, along with 2017 Grammy nominee Gaby Moreno, plus special guests and other former Bowie band members who may make surprise appearances along the way.
The 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.
The Tour Dates:
2/10: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
2/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
2/12: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/13: Albany, NY @ The Egg
2/16: Boston, MA @ Chevalier Theatre
2/17: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
2/18: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
2/19: Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
2/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
2/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
2/23: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
2/25: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
2/27: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/28; Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/1: Mexico City, MEX @ Plaza Condesa
3/3: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/4: Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center
3/6: San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
3/7: Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
3/8: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
3/10: Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
3/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/14: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
3/15: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
3/17: Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
3/18: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
3/19: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I don’t have anything else to add to my original opinion on the matter I will quote myself and say “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.”