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The David Bowie Alumni Tour
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About A Bowie Celebration

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 including Carmine Rojas, Kevin Armstrong, 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.

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 1,000 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!”


Kevin Armstrong
first met Bowie in 1985 on sessions for Absolute Beginners after which he helped David put the band together and play for his Live Aid performance followed by recording the Bowie / Jagger song "Dancing in the Street" together. Kevin played on the Bowie"s first Tin Machine album and tour and wrote and played on the Outside album with Bowie who introduced him to Iggy Pop and was featured on their Blah Blah Blah album. Kevin continues to play with Iggy Pop today. Armstrong says, "It's a great honour to join Mike Garson and my Bowie brothers to help bring David Bowie's amazing legacy to new audiences."
   
Joe Sumner is a singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane. Sumner, a native of England, learned to play guitar and drums when he was a teenager, and was inspired to write songs when he heard Nirvana's album Nevermind. An accomplished musician and singer, in 2017, Sumner toured with Sting on the massively successful 57th and 9th world tour. On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Sumner says “This band of Bowie alumni is full of people that David himself trusted to bring his visions to life. Now they’re the perfect stewards to keep his spirit alive and it’s such an honor to be part of it.” Joe Sumner
   
   
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!”


 
Mr Hudson is an award-winning singer/producer and songwriter from Birmingham, England. He became well known for his collaborations with Kanye West (platinum selling - 808’s & Heartbreak) & Jay Z’ anthem (Young Forever) while embarking on a solo career which has expanded into writing, producing and/or featuring with the likes of Duran Duran, DJ Snake, JP Cooper, Janelle Monae, John Legend to name a few. Mr Hudson says, “David Bowie is the reason I’m a musician. To sing his songs with his band is a surreal privilege and pleasure.”

Sass Jordan Sass Jordan has received a Canadian Juno Award, Billboard's Best Female Rock Vocalist award and was a judge on the hit Canadian Idol television program. Sass starred in the Off-Broadway production of "Love, Janis" and has worked with Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, The Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Santana, Joe Cocker, Styx, Rodger Hodgson, April Wine, Jeff Healy, and countless others. Sass says, "I am extremely honored to be part of a show that celebrates the astonishing legacy of one of my ultimate idols, David Bowie, as well as getting to play with some of the master musicians from his bands. Bowie is one of the reasons I wanted to be a performer, and doing this tour is like playing a love letter to his memory every night!"


 
Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her "stellar powerhouse vocals." She has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson for which she was chosen as Jackson's duet partner during his "This Is It" concert tour. Hill's is one of the stories told in the acclaimed Academy Award and Emmy winning 20 Feet From Stardom. She was a finalist on The Voice and has garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince. Judith says "I'm excited to join the Bowie alumni celebrating one of my favorite cultural and musical inspirations."

Judith Hill


North America 2020 -The Diamond Dogs & Ziggy Stardust Tour:
Band members include Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Corey Glover, Sass Jordan, and Joe Sumner.

A portion of tour proceeds will go to The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund to help peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sep 2 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 3 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 4 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall VIP & General Tickets
Sep 5 Falls Church, VA The State Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 9 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 11 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 12 Lebanon, NH Lebanon Opera House VIP & General Tickets
Sep 13 New London, CT Garde Arts Center - Mainstage VIP & General Tickets
Sep 16 Red Bank,NJ Count Basie VIP & General Tickets
Sep 17 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre VIP & General Tickets
Sep 18 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC VIP & General Tickets
Sep 19 New York City, NY Sony Hall VIP & General Tickets
Sep 20 Brookville, NY Tilles Center VIP & General Tickets
We should have more news on our show in Princeton, NJ soon. Unfortunately, we were unable to be reschedule shows in Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Cleveland, Atlanta, Melbourne, Clearwater, Lakeland and Ft. Lauderdale this year. Those who have already purchased tickets to these previously scheduled shows should hear from your point of purchase about a refund. We look forward to returning to continue the celebration with you all next year...
       
Some of our past shows have included:
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