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A Bowie Celebration returns to UK in January 2020

A Bowie Celebration

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING a major European tour earlier this year, A Bowie Celebration will return to the UK in January 2020.

Fans can join key alumni musicians of the late David Bowie’s bands from across the decades in January 2020 for The David Bowie Alumni Diamond Dogs & More Tour, featuring an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists. The celebration takes place at two venues: in London and Manchester.

Anchored by Mike Garson along with a revolving selection of additional amazing Bowie band alumni, including Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, Kevin Armstrong and Alan Childs, 2020’s, A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Diamond Dogs & More Tour will focus on Bowie’s eighth studio album Diamond Dogs, ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time and as ever a rotating mix of hits and deep cuts.

Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson is the longest-standing member of any of Bowie’s bands, having performed with David at over 1,000 concerts along with Gerry Leonard who was a Bowie music director and guitar player tour.

Charlie Sexton was friends with Bowie while recording his Never Let Me Down album and sat in with him on the Glass Spider tour along with Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight/Glass Spider bassist Carmine Rojas and Alan Childs who was Bowie’s drummer on his 1987 Glass Spider world tour.

Kevin Armstrong also joins the David Bowie alumni tour having recorded and played with Bowie including his famous Live Aid performance and Bowie’s first Tin Machine album and tour amongst other Bowie projects.

Between them, the alumni band have over 40 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

Also joining the upcoming A Bowie Celebration tour in Europe are vocalists Corey Glover, founding member of Living Colour, and award-winning singer/producer and songwriter Mr Hudson.

General and VIP tickets are available from 10am on Friday, August 9.

The Bowie Celebration tour dates are (both January 2020)

23 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
25 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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