A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades, will make a one-night-only stop at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theater on March 13, 2019.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Keyboardist, bandleader and the longest-standing member of Bowie’s bands, Garson performed with Bowie at over 1,000 concerts together around the globe, including his first and last concerts in the United States. A Bowie Celebration also features alumni band members Earl Slick, the legendary guitarist worked on landmark Bowie albums such as “Diamond Dogs,” “Young Americans” and “Reality;” Bowie guitarist and bandleader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour); and Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, with drummer Lee John performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep cuts. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.
Prior to the 32-city tour in 2019, which includes a 17-date European tour from Jan. 9 through Feb. 1, A Bowie Celebration recently had a limited run of West Coast tour dates in September. The San Diego show featured Emmy and Golden-Globe nominated actress (“Westworld”) and singer (Rebel and A Basketcase) Evan Rachel Wood re-joining the all-star band to sing a variety of songs. Wood sat in earlier this year 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.” Other special guests who joined the 2018 run included Perry Farrell, Joe Sumner, Fantastic Negrito, Mark Plati, Mr Hudson, David Liebman, Gaby Moreno and Sass Jordan.
If You Go:
A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
March 13, 2019
TPAC’s Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.