Following last year’s critically acclaimed tour, Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades return this February for A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour.
This unforgettable evening of Bowie’s songs features band members Garson, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Carmine Rojas, and Mark Plati, plus world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, with additional guest vocalists on various dates.
2019’s tour will stop in Detroit on Saturday, February 23 at the Royal Oak Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now: http://www.abowiecelebration.com/#tickets
Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson heads up the alumni as 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; 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.
During last year’s trek, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress (“Westworld”) and singer (Rebel and A Basketcase) Evan Rachel Wood joined the all-star band to sing a variety of songs 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.”