A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour Live
A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades has announced a 32- date North American winter tour for 2019 that includes a performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tickets for A Bowie Celebration live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
A Bowie Celebration features alumni band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, among others, and drummer Lee John performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep-cuts
Kicking off February 6 in Mesa, AZ, A Bowie Celebration then stops in Los Angeles February 7 at the Orpheum Theatre before making its way across the country and into Canada. The critically acclaimed show will stop in San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Louisville, Nashville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Austin, among many other cities, before wrapping March 22 in Dallas.
Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bowie’s bands, performed with David at his first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts together around the globe in between. The band also features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality; Bowie guitarist and 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.
Prior to the 2019 full trek, which includes a 17-date European tour from January 9 through February 1, A Bowie Celebration has a limited run of West Coast tour dates taking place this month, September 26 - 30, stopping in Ventura, Riverside, San Diego, Reno and Saratoga. The San Diego show will feature Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress (“Westworld”) and singer (Rebel and A Basketcase) Evan Rachel Wood re-joining the all-star band to sing a variety of songs. Wood sat in earlier this year at the Los Angeles and Atlanta shows 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.”
General admission standing room only tickets for A Bowie Celebration go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.