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The David Bowie Alumni Tour





Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with a revolving selection of additional amazing Bowie band alumni includin, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, and Alan Childs.  We're on the road with Mike Garson's A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts. *Note that artist lineup may change.

As Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood proclaimed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after having been guest featured on a number of shows on tour with the alumni band, "It's not a cover band. It's the actual band. It's as close as you're going to get to Bowie."





 
 







Mike Garson was was David Bowie's longest and most frequent band member. He was featured on more than 20 Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the Aladdin Sane track. Mike performed with David on both his first and last concerts in the United States as well as 600 concerts around the globe in between. On Garson, Bowie said "It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike does this with such enthusiasm that it makes my heart glad just to be in the same room with him."

Gerry Leonard
was music director and guitar player for David Bowie on his Reality world tour and DVD along with Bowie's previous two records, Heathen and Reality and their subsequent tours along with his The Next Day album. Leonard remarks, "I am super excited to be continuing to bring David's music to his loyal fans with our tour. The combination of having his real band playing his music for his dedicated fans makes for a truly special night every time. It's such a wonderful way to keep David's memory and musical legacy alive."


Carmine Rojas
toured the world with David Bowie, playing bass on several multi-platinum hits such as Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love and Blue Jean on the Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider tours. Rojas explains “It's inspirational to witness how excited the audience gets with each song we play. With this show the crowds are reminded how prolific David’s music was and they can’t stop singing and dancing - they can’t believe they're actually hearing the music as it was originally recorded by original musicians of David’s bands. That’s what sets this apart from anything else. It’s truly a spiritual event!” 
   
   
Alan Childs was Bowie’s drummer on his 1987 Glass Spider world tour and is featured on the tour album and DVD. Alan has also played with the likes of Julian Lennon, Rod Stewart, John Waite and many others. Alan plays all instruments and sings on his solo album and EP Alan Childs Aftermath. Alan says, "What a great band of Bowie alumni with a mission is to keep David’s music alive in a concert setting for all the fans!”


Evan Rachel Wood
is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress currently starring in the critically acclaimed HBO series Westworld. She's also known for her roles in the film The Wrestler, Thirteen and the Beatles musical drama Across the Universe and is one-half of the music group Evan + Zane. Evan appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 for her work on the Frozen II soundtrack.

   
Corey Glover is a founding member of Living Colour and has helped prove that not only could black guys kick out the jams, but that they could be embraced by a vast expanse of fans. Living Colour earned numerous industry awards including back-to-back Grammys for Best Hard Rock Performance and emerged as one of the most influential rock acts of all time: regularly selling out arenas and selling millions of albums. Glover says “I'm so looking forward to returning to the Bowie alum, jamming and sharing the music of Bowie with the world - the most brilliant thought provoking music ever conceived!”


Zane Carney
has been described as a “massive guitar player” and named “the future of electric guitar” by HuffPost. His discography includes playing on Thundercat’s “Drunk,” John Mayer’s “Paradise Valley,” and as John Daversa’s guitarist. He served as lead guitarist, arranger and founding member of CARNEY with his brother Reeve Carney, a jazz-infused rock group that opened for U2. As a guitarist, he toured with artists including Jonny Lang and John Mayer. Zane says, “I am honored to be joining A Bowie Celebration! My band EVAN + ZANE recently joined forces on stage with Mike Garson and it was truly magical and electric! I can only imagine what we’ll sound like with the full alumni band!" 
   
   
Jules Galli is a singer songwriter born and raised in France. He studied choir at the conservatory of Lyon before moving to America with his family for the promise of their own American dream. Since moving to LA, Jules found his way through the live music club circuit and connected with long time heroes of his. He recently worked with Jane’s Addiction and Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, all the while working on his original music. On David Bowie, Jules says, “Discovering Bowie made me feel better about my ambiguous nature regarding the music I like to create. He was a true chameleon and blazed his own trail. I learn so much from studying his music and playing it with his band mates truly is a gift.” 


Kitten Kuroi
is a Grammy Award Winning singer and songwriter who's performed with artists such as Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jon B, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Natasha Bedingfield and more. She's small in stature, but mighty in voice and the versatility of her singing has made her one of LA's most sought after vocalist across all genres. She “says, I’m really excited to rock out again with the Bowie family and reignite the world with David Bowie's incredible and always-on-time music!" 

Maiya Sykes is a singer, songwriter and arranger who received a four chair turn on season seven of The Voice. She has worked professionally on albums and live performances for many music legends including Macy Gray and Ringo Starr. Maiya has been a celebrated featured singer with YouTube sensations Scary Pockets and Post Modern Juxebox. She’s thrilled to be included in A Bowie Celebration.
   
   
   
   


 

Nov 10 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom Tickets On Sale!
Nov 12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tickets On Sale!
Nov 13 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tickets On Sale!
Additional dates to be announced!    
       
Some of our past shows have included:
2022:      
8 Jan Worldwide A Bowie Celebration Livestream
       
2021:      
9 Jan Worldwide A Bowie Celebration Livestream
       
       
2020:      
17 Jan Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso  
18 Jan Antwerp, Belgium De Roma SOLD OUT!
19 Jan The Hague, Netherlands Paard  
20 Jan Dusseldorf, Germany ZAKK  
22 Jan Glasgow, UK O2 Academy  
23 Jan Manchester, UK O2 Ritz  
25 Jan London, UK O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire  
26 Jan Paris, France Salle Pleyel SOLD OUT!
27 Jan Toulouse, France Casino Barriere  
28 Jan Bordeaux, France Femina  
30 Jan Tel Aviv, Israel Mann  
31 Jan Haifa, Israel Auditorium
Mar 3 San Diego, CA Belly Up SOLD OUT!
Mar 4 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center  
Mar 6 Pasadena, CA The Rose  
Mar 7 San Diego, CA Belly Up SOLD OUT!
Mar 8 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club  
Mar 11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom  
       

2019:
     
Jan 9 Dublin, Ireland Olympia  
Jan 10 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow  
Jan 11 Manchester, UK Ritz SOLD OUT!
Jan 12 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire SOLD OUT!
Jan 13 Birmingham, UK O2 Birmingham Institute2 SOLD OUT!
Jan 15 Lyon, France Le Transbordeur  
Jan 16 Paris, France L'Olympia SOLD OUT!
Jan 17 Lille, France Theatre Sebastopol  
Jan 18 Strasbourg, France Salle Erasme  
Jan 20 Madrid, Spain Teatro Circo Price  
Jan 22 Vienna, Austria Arena Vienna SOLD OUT!
Jan 23 Berlin, Germany Huxley's Neue Welt
Jan 24 Cologne, Germany Die Kantine
Jan 26 Groningen, Holland Oosterpoort
Jan 27 Nijmegen, Holland Doornroosje SOLD OUT!
Jan 28 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso SOLD OUT!
Jan 30 Brussels, Belgium AB  
Feb 1 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus  
Feb 6 Mesa, Arizona Mesa Arts Center  
Feb 7 Los Angeles, California Orpheum  
Feb 8 Temecula, California Pechanga Resort and Casino  
Feb 9 Cerritos, California Cerritos Center  
Feb 10 Modesto, California Gallo Center  
Feb 12 Livermore, California Livermore PAC  
Feb 13 San Francisco, California Warfield  
Feb 15 Seattle, Washington Benaroya  
Feb 16 Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore SOLD OUT!
Feb17 Portland, Oregon Rev Hall  
Feb 19 Denver, Colorado Paramount  
Feb 21 Madison, Wisconsin Orpheum Theatre  
Feb 22 Chicago, Illinois Vic  
Feb 23 Detroit, Michigan Royal Oak Music Hall  
Feb 24 Cleveland, Ohio Agora  
Feb 26 Buffalo, New York Town Ballroom  
Feb 27 Kitchener, Ontario Centre in the Square  
Mar 1 Toronto, Ontario Danforth
Mar 2 Montreal, Quebec MTelus  
Mar 3 Boston, Massachusetts Wilbur Theatre  
Mar 5 New York, New York Irving Plaza  
Mar 6 Albany, New York Palace Theater  
Mar 7 Syracuse, New York Palace Theater  
Mar 9 New Brunswick, New Jersey State Theatre New Jersey  
Mar 10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Keswick  
Mar 13 Nashville, Tennessee Polk Theatre  
Mar 15 Ponte Vedra, Florida Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  
Mar 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Parker Playhouse  
Mar 17 Clearwater, Florida Capitol Theatre  
Mar 20 Houston, Texas Heights Theatre  
Mar 21 Austin, Texas Paramount  
Mar 22 Dallas, Texas Majestic Theatre  
May 4 Auckland, New Zealand ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre  
May 5 Christchurch, New Zealand Town Hall (Auditorium)  
May 7 Perth, Australia Perth Concert Hall  
May 8 Brisbane, Australia Concert Hall, QPAC SOLD OUT!
May 10 Sydney, Australia State Theatre  
May 11 Melbourne, Australia Palais Theatre  
May 14 Honolulu, Hawaii Blue Note
May 15 Honolulu, Hawaii Blue Note
May 17 Biloxi, Mississippi IP Casino Resort Spa  
       
2018      
Sep 26 Ventura, California Majestic Theater  
Sep 27 Riverside, California Fox Performing Arts Center  
Sep 28 San Diego, California Humphreys Concerts by the Bay  
Sep 29 Reno, Nevada Silver Legacy Casino  
Sep 30 Saratoga, California The Mountain Winery  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Artist lineup may change     |    Photography by Steve Rose