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Forthcoming Events


BRISBANE Fri, Jan 6

TRIFFID

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Granet, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 6

THE BASEMENT

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Basement.

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SYDNEY Sat, Jan 7

ENMORE THEATRE

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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PERTH Sat, Jan 7

CLAREMONT SHOWGROUNDS

A veritable galaxy of musicians come together delving into the many eras of Bowie adding their own magical touch. The live music sets will be interspersed with a DJ spinning a combo of Bowie tunes, his collaborations and covers.


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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 7

THORNBURY THEATRE

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Thornbury Theatre.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

FLYING SAUCER CLUB

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Flying Saucer Club.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

HAMER HALL

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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MELBOURNE Tues, Jan 10

CHERRY BAR

BOWIE, 70 Years of Stardust.

Celebrating the man who fell to Earth. 08.01.1947 - 08.01.2017

Starring Ashley Naylor & The Diamond Dogs.

With Support, Them Rumblin' Bones.

Cherry DJ playing Bowie till 3am too.

Online Tix $20 (no booking fee), Tix on Door, if available, $25.

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SYDNEY Tues, Jan 10

SYDNEY FESTIVAL

Join us for an evening of song, dance and public participation in a marathon celebration of "Let’s Dance" and Bowie’s legacy. Fashion inspired by the star, the song and the era is a must! Stay tuned for special guests.

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ADELAIDE Fri, Jan 20

THE GOV

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Gov.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

THE GASOMETER

Djs Nathan Jones and Tigers on Vaseline will be spinning Bowie all night long, from the hits, through to deep cuts and rarities, as well as tunes from Bowie friends, like Iggy, Lou, Mott the Hoople, Queen, Mick Jagger, Nine Inch Nails, Pet Shop Boys, Arcade Fire, and more.

So, put on whatever colour your favourite shoes are and dance the blues!

Just $10 on the door, and all proceeds will be donated to CanTeen – supporting young people with cancer.


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PERTH Sat, Jan 14

REGAL THEATRE

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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PERTH Sat, Jan 21

CHARLES HOTEL

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Charles Hotel.

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MARGARET RIVER Sun, Jan 22

SETTLER'S TAVERN

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to the Settler's Tavern.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 27

THE BRASS MONKEY

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Brass Monkey, Crunulla.

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SYDNEY Sun, Jan 29

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Five cities across the globe have been selected for this never to be repeated celebration of David Bowie’s immense body of work and fortunately for Australian fans Sydney is one of them, along with New York, Los Angeles, London & Tokyo.

Celebrating David Bowie features musicians who performed, wrote and recorded with David over five separate decades.

A hugely ambitious project the concert will feature over 22 extraordinary musicians and singers from around the world performing music from the entire catalogue of David Bowie.

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SYDNEY Feb 10

BANKSTOWN

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to Bankstown Sports Club.

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ADELAIDE Feb 16 - 17

Join iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway and Adalita as they perform Changes, China Girl, Life on Mars, Rebel Rebel, Let’s Dance, Starman and many more.

Don’t miss this tribute to David Bowie, in full symphonic surround sound, as we remember the man and his music that lives on.

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WOLLONGONG Feb 25

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to Thirroul's Beaches Hotel.

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MELBOURNE Sat, March 25

FLYING SAUCER CLUB

Arguably one of the greatest debut albums of all time to celebrate 50 years since its release, The Spoils join forces with psychedelic flower punks, The Sand Pebbles known for their psychedelic drones and driving jams who will also reprise their take on The Velvet’s second album, White Light White Heat. Both albums back to back track by track in an exploding plastic inevitable.

Tickets from $23 + BF.

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NEWCASTLE Sat, 20 May

Bowie hits performed live on stage by Cameron Charters and band.

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AUCKLAND Thur, 6 Apr

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is celebrating the legacy of David Bowie with a concert of his greatest music interpreted and performed by some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary artists.

Featuring: Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Ladi6 and Laughton Kora.

Conductor: David Kay

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Ongoing Events

AUSTRALIA / NZ  

THE IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

There is currently a campaign to get Ian Hunter (Bowie cohort and lead singer of Mott The Hoople) to tour down under.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN




 

Past Events

BRISBANE Wed, Dec 7

POWERHOUSE

LOU REED'S 1972 MASTERPIECE PLAYED LIVE IN ITS ENTIRETY

Transformer, The smash hit of the 2015 QLD Cabaret Festival, returns as part of Wonderland at Brisbane Powerhouse.

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MELBOURNE Tue, Dec 6

ROOFTOP CINEMA

Labyrinth - the 1986 fantasy movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly - returns to Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema.

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NEWCASTLE Fri, Dec 2

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique interpretation of the songs of David Bowie.

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ADELAIDE Sat, Nov 19

GOLDEN YEARS - THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE - 1969 - 1983

Due to popular demand, The William Campbell Conspiracy is pleased to present an encore of our acclaimed concert performance 'Golden Years - The Music of David Bowie 1969-1983' - a special event featuring a 10-piece band with full audio and video production, covering some of Bowie's biggest hits plus a selection of album tracks. Experience this celebration of David Bowie's music for the first time or come and relive it again!

Pricing:
'A' Reserve Seating - $30.00
General Admission - $25.00

Tickets available here.

Venue:
Star Theatres
145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, HILTON, SA 5033


MELBOURNE Nov 2 - 14

As part of the forthcoming British Film Festival, the newly restored version of The Man Who Fell To Earth is coming to cinemas across Australia!!!

PALACE BALWYN Wednesday 2 Nov 8:00pm

PALACE CINEMA COMO Monday 7 Nov 8:50pm

THE ASTOR THEATRE
Friday 11 Nov 7:30pm

PALACE BRIGHTON BAY Monday 14 Nov 8:50pm

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ADELAIDE Nov 14

As part of the forthcoming British Film Festival, the newly restored version of The Man Who Fell To Earth is coming to cinemas across Australia!!!

PALACE NOVA EASTEND
Monday 14 Nov 8:50pm

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PERTH Nov 11 - 12

Join iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway and Adalita as they perform Changes, China Girl, Life on Mars, Rebel Rebel, Let’s Dance, Starman and many more.

Don’t miss this tribute to David Bowie, in full symphonic surround sound, as we remember the man and his music that lives on.

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MELBOURNE Nov 9

BOWIE A TO Z is a lively, informative new pop culture book from comedian Steve Wide and illustrator Libby VanderPloeg that celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. Come along and celebrate all things Bowie.

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Forthcoming Releases
DEC 18
A new paperback by Will Brooker. Link to Book Depository.
JAN 1
A new paperback by Mick Marshall. Link to Book Depository.
JAN 12
A new paperback by Paul Morley. Link to Book Depository.
FEB 16
A new hardback Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
 
MARCH 5
The release of BOWIESONGS1: new acoustic interpretations of the songs of David Bowie. Piano by Clifford Slapper. More info here.
 


Recent Releases
NOV 11
The release of Legacy, a brand new David Bowie compilation.

Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Regular Edition

Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Deluxe Edition
NOV 10
Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics is released. Link to Book Depository
NOV 10
A new paperback David Bowie - The Last Interview - And Other Conversations. Link to Book Depository
NOV 9
The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian comedian Steve Wide and illustrator Libby VanderPloe. Link to Book Depository
NOV 3
The release of My Life With Bowie: Spider From Mars, a new hardback written by David Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey. Link to Book Depository
NOV 3
A new paperback by Roger Griffin. Link to Book Depository
OCT 25
A new edition of The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg.

Link to Book Depository
OCT 24
The Man Who Fell To Earth 40th Anniversary Edition is released.


OCT 21
The reissue of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence on vinyl.
OCT 21
Final Bowie recordings on Lazarus Cast Album.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
OCT 20
Release of the paperback and harback - Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
OCT 14
The release of BEYOND NOW - the new album by Bowie saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Recorded nearly 3 months after Bowie's passing, the album is dedicated to Bowie and includes covers of 'Warszawa' and 'A Small Plot of Land'.
OCT 14
The very first vinyl release of A REALITY TOUR.

Link to JB Hifi (Australia)

Link to JB Hifi (New Zealand)
OCT 1
A brand new book by Andrew Kent. Link.
SEPT 23
The release of the David Bowie box set - WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976). Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - CD
Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Vinyl
SEP 22
A new paperback written by Theodore G Ammon. Link to Book Depository.
SEP 16
DVD documentary released The Man Who Stole The World.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
SEP 16
Soundtrack to the 1976 David Bowie movie The Man Who Fell to Earth is released.
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
SEP 8
A new pocket sized hardback is released - Pocket Bowie Wisdom. Link to Book Depository
SEP 8
A new paperback by Chris Welch. Link to Book Depository
JUNE
The Blackstar Songbook (Piano / Vocal / Guitar) is released.

Link to Book Depository
JUNE 16
A new book Upping Your Ziggy: How David Bowie Faced His Childhood Demons - And How You Can Face Yours is released. Link to Book Depository
MAY 20
The random vinyl release of ChangesOneBowie.
More info
MAY
The release of This Will Explain Everything, the autobigraphy of Jeff Duff. The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life. More info.
APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bowie's photographer Steve Schapiro is released.
More info here
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APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bernard Rubsamen. Link to Book Depository.
APRIL 29
The Ship - a brand new album by Bowie collaborator Brian Eno is released. More info
APRIL 16
TVC 15 vinyl picture disc release for Record Store Day 2016. More info
APRIL 16
The Man Who Sold The World vinyl picture disc for Record Store Day 2016.
More info
MARCH 18
A new album release, David Bowie's Jukebox: The Songs That Inspired The Man.
Link to Amazon
MARCH 18
A brand new album by Iggy Pop.
CD at JB Hifi (AUS)
CD at JB Hifi (NZ)
FEB 5
A digital album by Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff is released. Link
JANUARY 8
A brand new Bowie album - Blackstar - is released.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
JANUARY 8
A new book - Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab is published. It is written by Bowie cohort Mary Finnegan.

 


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