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Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

 

ABOUT DAVID BOWIE

Whether you’re a music connoisseur or you just know a good song when you hear one, it’s probable that David Bowie has been part of your playlist at some point in your life. Having a career that spanned many decades while remaining robust and creative ensured David Bowie has been recognised as one of the most influential and radical artists to derive from the UK.

The Early Years

David Bowie was born as David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 and grew up in Brixton, South London. Bowie had shown his musical aspirations early on, learning to play saxophone at the age of 13 as well as looking up to his older brother, Terry, who introduced his younger sibling to the eclectic world of beat-literature and rock music.
Despite the positive influence Terry had on Bowie’s music progression, he also harboured his own demons. Terry also suffered with mental illness, which saw him committed to an institution, something that would haunt Bowie for years to come.

Following his graduation from Bromley Technical High School, Bowie began to explore the musical world and was part of many groups, including the fronting of a group known as ‘Davy Jones and the Lower Third.’ Although there were a number of singles released during this period, Bowie felt that he wasn’t gaining enough traction to become the artist he wanted to be.
Aware that the name ‘Davy Jones’ could confuse him with the Monkees’ band-member, Bowie adopted the surname that is now a permanent fixture in the world of music.
However, success wasn’t overnight, and following an unsuccessful solo launch in 1967, Bowie actually exited the music scene for a couple of years, and even spent several weeks living in a Buddhist monastery. He has also started a mime troupe, known as ‘Feathers.’

However, 1969 would see Bowie return and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

‘Space Oddity’ was the single that propelled Bowie into the limelight, with Bowie citing a mixture of marijuana and Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Oddity’ as the foundations for the song. The song was used extensively by the BBC when it was used to promote the Apollo 11 landings. The track would later become a hit in the US upon its re-release in 1974.

A Change of Persona

Despite the success of ‘Space Oddity,’ Bowie recognised the need for a persona, especially after speaking to Marc Bolan, an old friend of Bowies who was quickly gaining recognition as a rising glam-rock stock. Bowie would go on to join Bolon on stage, as well as work with Bolan’s producer, Tony Visconti.

While working with Visconti, Bowie would go on to release ‘The Man Who Sold the World in 1970,’ which would include ‘All The Madmen,’ a tribute to Bowie’s brother. In 1971 he would release 'Hunky Dory' which featured ‘Changes,’ which would become Bowie’s theme in years to come.

1972 saw the release of ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ and introduced fans to a new persona, a messianic glam rock star that would combine glitter and retro futurism with cleverly-constructed songs. The release of ‘Aladdin Sane’ in 1973 was the album that saw Bowie emerge as a star in the US, seeing him write and produce ‘All The Young Dudes’ for Mott the Hoople, as well as producing the album ‘Transformer’ for Lou Reed.

The Ziggy Stardust moniker was dropped when Bowie announced his retirement from live performing before heading to Paris to record ‘Pin Ups,’ a 1973 album that saw Bowie cover tracks from artists including Pink Floyd and The Easybeats.

Throughout the 70s Bowie would go on to release ‘Fame,’ Bowies first number one in the US which saw him become a US icon, even leading him to reside there for some time. Following a title role in Nicolas Roeg’s ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ and a high-charting album entitled ‘Station to Station,’ Bowie would go on to star in a number of movies and release more albums that went on to Clarify Bowie as one of the most important artists to date.

1980 saw the release of ‘Scary Monsters,’ an album that looked to update Bowies original ‘Space Oddity.’ Three years later would see Bowie release ‘Let’s Dance,’ an album that proved that Bowie was able to adapt to the 80s just as easily as he did in the 70s. The 80s also saw Bowie star in ‘Labyrinth,’ a fantasy-drama that has achieved cult status, mostly due to Bowie’s portrayal of the Goblin King.

The 90s would see Bowie create a side-project with musicians Reeves Gabrels, Tony Fox Sales and Hunt Sales known as ‘Tin Machine.’ The musical combo helped revitalise Bowie’s languishing career, and went on to sell two-million albums. Still remaining an icon, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bowie’s Recent Years

Bowie suffered a heart attack in 2004, but went on to make a full recovery. Not being one to stand still, Bowie propelled himself into his work and worked with Arcade Fire and even worked with Scarlett Johansson on her ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’ album.

Bowie received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award before flying below the music radar for some years. However, you can’t keep a good artist down and soon he blew fans away with the release of ‘The Next Day’ in 2013, as a well as a greatest hits collection the following year.

2015 saw Bowie contribute to the musical ‘Lazarus’ which shone the spotlight on his character from ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’

Bowie’s last album was ‘Blackstar’ released in 2016. Not only was it seen as dark, but rewarding, but fans soon learnt that the album was recorded during Bowie’s 18-month battle with cancer, making ‘Blackstar’ one of the most important albums of Bowie’s career.

Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016 much to the dismay of his fans and those he had influenced throughout the years. Iconic music stars spoke of how he was the most important songwriters to grace the world of music, and how he lived for his fans. His parting gift of ‘Blackstar’ only went on to concrete these claims.

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance..

Bowie Experience is the world’s favourite and most authentic tribute to the thin white duke and continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail.

For the authentic Bowie Experience with all the hits from A to Ziggy - this show is a must-see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there.

The world's number 1 celebration of David Bowie features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Love, Lets Dance and Heroes.

 

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

04
Nov
Broxbourne,
The Spotlight @7:30PM
09
Nov
Peterborough,
The Cresset, Peterborough @7:30PM
10
Nov
Llandudno,
Venue Cymru, Llandudno @7:30PM
11
Nov
Southport,
Southport Theatre @7:30PM
12
Nov
York,
York Barbican @7:30PM
16
Nov
Weston-super-Mare,
The Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare @7:30PM
17
Nov
Cheltenham,
Cheltenham Town Hall @7:30PM
18
Nov
Bournemouth,DOR
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre @7:30PM
22
Nov
Edinburgh,
Edinburgh Playhouse @7:30PM
23
Nov
Aberdeen,
The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen @7:30PM
24
Nov
Aberdeen,
The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen @7:30PM
26
Nov
Norwich,
Norwich Theatre Royal @7:30PM
29
Nov
Dartford,
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford @7:30PM
01
Dec
Folkestone,
Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone @7:30PM
02
Dec
Crewe,
Crewe Lyceum Theatre @7:30PM
14
Dec
Malvern,
Malvern Theatre @7:45PM
16
Dec
London,LND
indigo at The O2 @8:00PM
05
Jan
Sturminster Newton,
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton @7:30PM
06
Jan
Aylesbury,
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre @7:30PM
12
Jan
Manchester,
Opera House, Manchester @7:30PM
14
Jan
Brighton,
Theatre Royal Brighton @7:45PM
20
Jan
Tunbridge Wells,
Assembly Hall Theatre @7:30PM
25
Jan
Nottingham,
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham @7:30PM
26
Jan
Hereford,
The Courtyard Hereford @7:30PM
28
Jan
Sunderland,
Sunderland Empire @7:30PM
01
Feb
Stoke,
Regent Theatre Stoke-On-Trent @7:30PM
02
Feb
Scunthorpe,
The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe @7:30PM
03
Feb
Huddersfield,
Huddersfield Town Hall @7:30PM
09
Feb
Maidstone,
Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone @7:30PM
10
Feb
Birmingham,
New Alexandra Theatre @7:30PM
15
Feb
Wimbledon,
New Wimbledon Theatre @7:30PM
17
Feb
Portsmouth,HAM
Kings Theatre Portsmouth @7:30PM
01
Mar
Liverpool,
Liverpool Empire Theatre @7:30PM
02
Mar
Perth,
Perth Concert Hall @7:30PM
03
Mar
Kilmarnock,
The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock @7:30PM
04
Mar
Greenock,
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock @7:30PM
09
Mar
Newport,
The Riverfront Newport @7:30PM
10
Mar
Swindon,
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon @7:30PM
14
Mar
Lubeck,
Lubeck Musik und Konkresshalle @8:00PM
15
Mar
Leipzig,
Leipzig Haus Auensee @8:00PM
16
Mar
Dresden,
Dresden Alter Schlachthof @8:00PM
17
Mar
Chemnitz,
Chemnitz Stadthalle @8:00PM
19
Mar
Berlin,
Tempodrom Berlin @7:30PM
20
Mar
Essen,
Essen Lichtburg @8:00PM
22
Mar
Aarhus,
Musikhuset Aarhus @8:00PM
23
Mar
Esbjerg,
Musikhuset Esbjerg @8:00PM
24
Mar
Copenhagen,
Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen @8:00PM
25
Mar
Aalborg,
Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center @8:00PM
31
Mar
Woking,
New Victoria Theatre Woking @7:30PM
06
Apr
Crawley,
The Hawth Crawley @7:30PM
14
Apr
Lowestoft,
Lowestoft Marina Theatre @7:30PM
21
Apr
Exmouth,DEV
Exmouth Pavilion @7:30PM
27
Apr
Dublin,DB
The Helix, Dublin @7:30PM
28
Apr
Belfast,
The SSE Arena, Belfast @7:30PM
29
Apr
Derry,
Millennium Forum Derry @7:30PM
03
May
Blackpool,
Grand Theatre Blackpool @7:30PM
04
May
Newcastle,
Newcastle City Hall @7:30PM
04
May
Newcastle,
Newcastle City Hall @7:30PM
05
May
Colne,
The Muni Theatre @8:30PM
06
May
Milton Keynes,
Milton Keynes Theatre @7:30PM
07
May
Bristol,
The Bristol Hippodrome @7:30PM
11
May
Bromley,
Churchill Theatre Bromley @7:30PM
12
May
Shanklin,IOW
Shanklin Theatre Isle of Wight @7:30PM
25
May
Shrewsbury,
Theatre Severn Shrewsbury @7:30PM
26
May
Richmond,SRY
Richmond Theatre @7:30PM
27
May
Skegness,
Embassy Theatre Skegness @7:30PM
08
Jun
Wolverhampton,
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre @7:30PM
13
Oct
Leicester,
De Montfort Hall Leicester @7:30PM
20
Oct
Horsham,
The Capitol Horsham @7:30PM
02
Mar
Sheffield,
Sheffield City Hall @7:30PM