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Bowie alumni return for A Bowie Celebration

[A guest blog by Laura Stephan. -AC]

After a successful run in 2019, A Bowie Celebration returns for another round of shows. With four slated Canadian stops, the tour will be heading to Toronto on March 21st.

Bowie band alumni will be joined by a few familiar faces to offer up covers of Bowie’s top records Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Diamond Dogs. You might hear some fan favourites like “Rebel Rebel,” “Starman” and “Moonage Daydream.”

Although there’s no guarantee which band members will be present at each of the tour dates, A Bowie Celebration is being led by Mike Garson, keyboard player and longest standing member of Bowie bands. Garson played over 1,000 concerts with Bowie and is largely known for his unique style, never playing a song the same way twice. You may also recognize Garson from his work with Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Alongside Garson a selection of other Bowie alumni Gerry Leonard (Bowie’s musical director and guitar player), Carmine Rojas (bassist) and Alan Childs (drummer) are joining the tour. Kevin Armstrong (currently playing with Iggy Pop and played with Bowie at Live Aid) is also part of the line-up for a Bowie Celebration.

With so many artists who worked directly with Bowie appearing this is as close as fan will to get to hearing Bowie live.

A selection of other artists will appear. This includes Grammy-winning Corey Glover (he of Living Color), Canadian Idol judge Sass Jordan, Joe Summer who toured with Sting in 2017 and HBO’s Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood.

The first round of the critically acclaimed A Bowie Celebration has received amazing reviews. With the recent fourth anniversary of Bowie’s passing, what better way to pay tribute and celebrate decades of great music?

Tickets on sale now. Details here.

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