CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE | Announces 2018 Tour for North America and Europe

'What might a David Bowie 2018 tour set list consist of?'

 

"The shows had a magic because our intent was to celebrate David with as much love and respect as we could. So many lovely artists from all around the globe contributed and I loved all seven shows as each musician and artist brought their own way of self expression." - Mike Garson, 2017

 

After performing rapturously received and critically lauded shows earlier this year, Celebrating David Bowie is back for a 2018 tour throughout Europe and North America with a brand new Bowie show spanning his entire career asking the question, 'What might a David Bowie 2018 tour set list consist of?' See the full list of tour dates below. VIP tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 26 with the general on sale starting Friday, September 29 at 10am local time; go to www.celebratingdavidbowie.com for more information. View the trailer here: http://tiny.cc/CdB2018Announce.

 

More than just a mere salute, Celebrating David Bowie keeps David's music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.

 

Legendary Bowie touring and recording keyboardist Mike Garson, who collaborated with Bowie for longer than any other player, will be heading up the band along with previous Bowie band leaders, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew(Sound & Vision Tour) and guitarist Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour). 

 

Between them, Mike, Adrian and Gerry have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

 

Joining Mike, Adrian and Gerry will be Bowie's Let's Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas as well as CdB 2017 standouts Fishbone'sAngelo 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.

 

CdB creator and producer Angelo Bundini (aka guitarist Scrote) is also back and excited about the concept for the new show. "After the last tour, I didn't really imagine playing more shows because it was insanely difficult to pull off. David's last tour was in 2004, so I began to wonder what he might do if he were to tour again today. That's what we're presenting in 2018."

 

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.

 

"I have worked with over 1000 singers but never anyone like David," sharesMike Garson. "He had an infinite source of music flowing through him, and his creativity was boundless. His sharing of the stage with his musicians was extraordinary, and he was a team player. That is why we need many singers to encompass his work."

 

"With such a large catalog to choose from, different songs affected us and the audience in varying measure," adds Adrian Belew about the shows earlier this year. "It's always amazing to feel the excitement of an audience beamed directly at you. Pure adrenaline! So much love for David."

 

Fishbone's Angelo Moore recalls: "One of the things that stuck out while abroad was our group visit to the David Bowie Is... exhibit in Tokyo and how they cover so much of his life, music, fashion, and creative processes.  I'm excited we will be doing more of his unique aesthetic in our upcoming shows."

 

Gaby Moreno says: "It was an incredible and emotional ride for me. Sharing the stage with some of the most brilliant musicians, playing these iconic songs from one of the best artists this world gave us, is something quite unlike anything else I've ever experienced."

 

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:

 DATE                   CITY                                       VENUE

Europe Tour Dates:

Wed 1/10           Paris, France                         Salle Pleyel

Fri 1/12              London, UK                            O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Sat 1/13             Manchester, UK                     O2 Ritz Manchester

Mon 1/15            Dublin, Ireland                       Olympia Theatre

Tue 1/16   Amsterdam, Netherlands              Paradiso

Wed 1/17            Ultrecht, Netherlands          TivoliVredenburg

 

North America Tour Dates:

Sat 2/10              Silver Spring, MD                 The Fillmore Silver Spring

Sun 2/11             Philadelphia, PA                   Keswick Theatre

Mon 2/12             New York, NY                        Irving Plaza

Tue 2/13              Albany, NY                            The Egg

Fri 2/16                Boston, MA                           Chevalier Theatre

Sat 2/17               Montreal, QC                         M Telus

Sun 2/18              Toronto, ON                           Danforth Music Hall

Mon 2/19              Detroit, MI                              Royal Oak Music Theatre

Wed 2/21              Minneapolis, MN                   Pantages Theatre

Thu 2/22               Milwaukee, WI                       Pabst Theatre

Fri 2/23                 Chicago, IL                             The Vic Theatre

Sun 2/25               Denver, CO                             Paramount Theatre

Tue 2/27                Las Vegas, NV                       Brooklyn Bowl

Wed 2/28               Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern

Sat 3/3                   San Francisco, CA                 Regency Ballroom

Sun 3/4                  Santa Rosa, CA                      Luther Burbank Center

Tue 3/6                   San Diego, CA                        Balboa Theatre

Wed 3/7                  Mesa, AZ                                 Ikeda Theater

Sat 3/10                  Seattle, WA                             Benaroya Hall

Sun 3/11                 Portland, OR                            Roseland Theater