Event Preview: A Bowie Celebration

By February 4, 2019 February 7th, 2019 Uncategorized

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will present “A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour” at the Bankhead Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Following last year’s critically acclaimed world tour, the group reconvened for 2019 and will make its sixth stop in Livermore on the new North American Winter Tour. The concert is an unforgettable evening of David Bowie’s songs featuring keyboardist and bandleader Mike Garson and other key alumni of Bowie’s bands from across the decades.

The 2019 North American Tour features Earl Slick, Carmine Rojas, and Charlie Sexton, as well as world-class vocalists Bernard Fowler from The Rolling Stones and Corey Glover from Living Colour.

With a performance on “Aladdin Sane” described by The Scotsman newspaper as “spine-tingling…worth the price of admission alone,” Garson heads up the alumni as the longest standing member of Bowie’s bands. Garson performed with Bowie at his first and last concerts in the U.S. as well as in 1,000 concerts together around the globe in between.

Legendary guitarist Earl Slick also worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, and Reality. Between Slick and “Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour” bassist Carmine Rojas, they have over 30 years of experience of recording, writing, and playing live with Bowie. Charlie Sexton also joins in on guitar and vocals having performed with Bowie on the Glass Spider tour.

According to Garson, this tour will differ from the prior year’s shows.

“We’ve added a bunch of new songs from David including Cracked Actor, Sweet Thing/Candidate, TVC 15 and more,” Garson said. “Fans have been asking for some of these deeper tracks. We go from huge hits to lesser-known masterpieces, all the way from David’s first songs to his last and everything in between. It’s such a special night of magical music and one way or another, David is there with us. He is a constant presence in our minds, hearts, and souls.”

Book Your Tickets Through Our Performing Arts Center

Remaining tickets for the single performance of “A Bowie Celebration” The David Bowie Alumni Tour” start at just $50 and are on sale now at the LVPAC site or at the Bankhead Theater ticket office.

Want to make the evening extra special? Then be sure to ask the Livermore Valley Performing Arts staff about these exciting packages:

VIP Package

  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows or general admission
  • Early entry into the Bankhead
  • Specially designed tour shirt
  • Collectible tour poster autographed by the band
  • A Bowie Celebration button set
  • Exclusive event merchandise item
  • Commemorative tour laminate and ticket

Meet & Greet Package

  • One premium reserved ticketed located in the first five rows or general admission
  • VIP early entry
  • Exclusive meet and greet with band members
  • Personal photograph with band members
  • VIP access to the pre-show soundcheck
  • Q&A with members of the band
  • Specially designed tour shirt
  • Collectible tour poster autographed by the band
  • Commemorative button set
  • Official meet and greet laminate
  • Commemorative ticket

Buy your tickets today!

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