A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garsonand fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades returns this September with a limited run of West Coast tour dates. Commencing September 26 in Ventura, CA, the critically acclaimed show will stop in Riverside, San Diego, Reno and Saratoga. A BOWIE CELEBRATION features band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Carmine Rojas and Mark Plati along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler, Gaby Moreno and Joe Sumner, among others, performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep-cuts. See below for tour dates and venues and visit www.abowiecelebration.com to purchase tickets. Watch the show’s trailer here.
Special guest Evan Rachel Wood is set to re-join the all-star band at the San Diegoshow on September 28. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress (“Westworld”) and one-half of the electro-pop music group Rebel and A Basketcase sat in earlier this year at the Los Angeles and Atlanta shows to sing a variety of songs and was seen on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in April raving about the tour. As Wood explained to Fallon, “It’s not a cover band, it’s the band! It’s the actual band, so when you’re there it sounds as close as you’re going to get to Bowie.” Watch the full segment here.
Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bowie’s bands having 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, says: “This is a dream band with each member at the top of their game. Add to that the world’s best fans singing and dancing along with us and the power of David’s music stays alive with the same intent as when we played with him.”
The band features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality; Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas; and Mark Plati, the guitarist and producer who was also a Bowie band member, musical director and producer. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.
Catch A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 9/26 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
Thu 9/27 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
Fri 9/28 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Sat 9/29 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Sun 9/30 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery