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NEWS:
Forthcoming Events

MELBOURNE Wednesday, Feb 10

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes To Ashes is an international day of David Bowie events happening around the world, to remember and celebrate the life and music of the Starman himself, and to raise funds for cancer research.

Hosted by Fiona Scott-Norman and featuring a stellar line-up including Karlis Zaid, Tom Dickins, Jessamae St James, Hairy Soul Man, Michelle Brasier, Scarlett Belle and many more.

This intimate and one-off show will walk you through the many ch-ch-changes of one of our generations greatest Heroes, from Ziggy to Blackstar and back again. There are only forty tickets to this one-off performance, so bookings are highly, highly recommended.

All of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Cancer Council Australia.


More info


WELLINGTON Friday, Feb 12

New Zealand's only drive-in cinema will show the David Bowie film Labyrinth after a "huge number" of requests were made to honour David Bowie.

More info


MELBOURNE Saturday, Feb 13

SATELLITE OF LOVE BOWIE TRIBUTE

A night to remember, celebrate and pay tribute to one of the great artists of our time.

* Dress Up & Boogie to Bowie All Night Long

* Live Music - Dance Floor - Light Show - Midnight Sing Along Doors

* Open 7.30pm - 8pm Start

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Finish 1am Valentines Morning

Venue: Christmas Hills Hall 787 Ridge Rd Christmas Hills, VIC 3775

More info


SYDNEY Saturday, Feb 20

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff plays a show at Beaches Hotel, Thirroul:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


BRISBANE Sunday, Feb 21

ZIGGY PLAYED GUITAR: David Bowie tribute for Cancer Council Australia

Local bands and artists will join in a celebration of the songs, the performances, and the life of David Bowie, forming a truly impressive lineup to be announced soon.

More info


SYDNEY Feb 25 - Mar 4

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play shows at The Music Lounge, Brookvale:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


AUSTRALIA Feb 26 - Mar 5
EARL SLICK AND CO

Notorious John Lennon/Bowie lead guitarist Earl Slick, legendary Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom will join together for their only Australian tour.

Don't miss out on seeing three of rock's true antiheroes mixing it live.

If you missed the Pistols anarchy in '76, the Stray Cats ballin' in '83 and the original Ziggy Stardust tour, this is your chance to relive some of that historic chaos.

Matlock, Phantom, Slick (MPS) bring it all back live in 2016. Hear the songs that made punk, rockabilly and glam history performed by the history makers themselves. Plus new material that will spark a riot like it's still 1977.
Feb 26 Gold Coast Surfer Paradise Beergarden
Feb 27 Brisbane Chardon's Hotel Backroom
Feb 28 Sydney Newtown Social Club
March 2 Newcastle Cambridge Hotel
March 3 Adelaide Fowler's Live
March 4 Melbourne Ding Dong Lounge
March 5 Melbourne Flying Saucer Club

FLYER HERE

TICKETS AND INFORMATION
 

MELBOURNE Friday, Mar 4

DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE - STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN'S HIGH

With the 1st David Bowie Tribute at Northcote Social Club close to selling out, a 2nd show has been announced Friday March 4th at Corner Hotel.

While the 1st show features mostly rock acts, this show will feature a mix of genres including folk / indie / electronic, with a few rock bands as well, playing songs right across his catalog.

The impact David Bowie's work has had on so many is enormous, and we look forward to sharing our appreciation all together in the same room.

Some of the proceeds from the night will go to Peter MacCallum Cancer Council.

LINK


QUEENSLAND Apr 22 - 24

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play shows around the Brisbane / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast area:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


WORLDWIDE June 10

WARCRAFT

The brand new Duncan Jones movie World of Warcraft is due for cinematic release.


NSW June 10 - 25

ZIGGY: THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE

As reported on nose11.com, Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie show returns to NSW venues in June 2016.

5 dates announced so far - from Newcastle to Wollongong - including a station to station dash from the Thirroul show down south on a Friday up to the Enmore Theatre, Newtown, on the Saturday.

More info here


ADELAIDE June 22 - 25

STARMAN

Sven Ratzke presents a dazzling new rock show inspired by the music of David Bowie.

Explore Bowie’s life, from New York to Berlin, and re-discover his classic songs. A hilarious rock and roll ride.

LINK



Ongoing Events

WELLINGTON Feb 2 - 14

THE BOWIE TRIBUTE SHOW

This is a very special exhibition in honour of the great David Bowie.

From Tuesday February 2, local NZ artists will be showing their work inspired by this true icon of music and art. Join us and Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane, and the Goblin King in celebrating the artist David Bowie.

Exhibition opens Tuesday 2 February 5:30 PM Exhibition runs from 2 - 14 February.

Mathchbox Studios on Cuba Street.

LINK TO FACEBOOK PAGE


MELBOURNE Dec 11 - Apr 24

WARHOL / WEIWEI

NGV’s Summer Blockbuster: Andy Warhol & Ai Weiwei

More info



Past Events

BRISBANE Feb 6 - 9

ZIGGY STARDUST LIVE

Eight of Brisbane’s finest vocalists and a veritable supergroup perform the David Bowie masterpiece THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS for MELT Queer Arts Festival 2016.

More info


MELBOURNE Sunday, Feb 7

DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE - A STARMAN WAITING IN THE SKY

Guests: Skyscraper Stan, Ali E, Coda Chroma, Closet Straights, Andrew McCubbin, J M S Harrison, Claire Birchall, Claws And Organs, Nussy, The Ugly Kings + Harry Howard & Atom

Matinee Show - Northcote Social Club.

TICKET LINK

Facebook Event Page







MELBOURNE Sunday, Feb 7

FUCK YOU CANCER, A DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE

A charity event and live art tribute to the blackstarman, David Bowie, whose surprise death from cancer was a painful reminder of the ongoing battle against this disease.

Join us for a mix tape of some of our best-loved poets, comedians, singers, songwriters and cabaret performers including ultra special guests Missy Higgins, Angie Hart, Josh Earl, Alicia Sometimes, Hannah Gadsby, Andy Griffiths and more. All exploring a favourite aspect of the career and life of an artist beyond compare. There will be live art, installations, a performance of Bowie’s final single ‘Lazarus’ featuring the David Bowie Dancers, cover versions, stories, re-interpretations and singalong. All proceeds will be donated to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, to help further their important work in cancer treatment, research and education. Let’s mourn, let’s celebrate, let’s remember, let’s dance.

Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.

Tickets $18+BF from Oztix / more on the door if available. Doors 6pm..

TICKET LINK

Facebook Event Page


SYDNEY Feb 3 - 5

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play a series of shows at The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


MELBOURNE Thursday, Feb 4

BOWIE FOCUS GROUP

Last year, Sean Redmond and Toija Cinque (whom co-convened the David Bowie Symposium at ACMI), were commissioned to write another book about David Bowie – this one focuses on his fans.

Sean and Toija are about to start running a series of focus groups in the key cities where Bowie was associated with (London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin ) and are trying to discover what fans got/get from Bowie in terms of their identity, pleasure, belonging, ‘strangeness' etc. The first focus group one will run out of Melbourne and will be aimed at a very specific group: migrants (new, first or second generation). They have a 'hunch' that Bowie's outsider identity and the way he managed that, through music, character and performance, would have resonated with (some) migrants feeling 'outside' the cultural centre and looking to make sense of things in a 'new' and challenging environment. Through Bowie, they turned to face the strange.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INVITATION

NOTE: If folk can't make the advertised slot but are interested, Toija and Sean will likely run another one. There is also a survey that can be completed.


ADELAIDE Feb 3

THE GOLDEN BEERS

The Metro Hotel presents The Golden Beers: An Evening of David Bowie Covers.

LINK TO FACEBOOK PAGE


SYDNEY Jan 30

SPEED OF LIFE (TRIBUTE)

As we all come to terms with the loss of visonary artist David Bowie and reflect on what he has meant to all of us weirdos, outcasts and eccentrics. It only seems fitting that Freda's honours him, and his music, with our next House Band night on Saturday 30th January. Curated by life long Bowie fan and lookalike Alex Cross, the night will cover his career taking in classics and oddities from his seminal albums including Hunky Dory, Heroes, Alladin Sane, Ziggy Stardust & more. Featuring - FREDA'S HOUSE BAND Performing DAVID BOWIE'S songs LIVE.

LINK TO EVENING SHOW

LINK TO MATINEE (All Ages) SHOW


MELBOURNE Jan 27

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976 film starring David Bowie) plays as part of a Nicolas Roeg double feature. The other film is Don't Look Now (1973).

See the calendar here.

Thanks to Earl Black for the info.




MELBOURNE Jan 11 - 24

REST IN PEACE, DAVID BOWIE

"If you would like to leave your own tribute to Bowie, join us in the ACMI Lightwell where there will be a book of condolence to sign and leave a message for the starman, which will be sent to the official David Bowie archive".

~ ACMI Melbourne

Those unable to attend can leave comments on the ACMI site here.

UPDATE: Condolence book will be left out until 5pm next Sunday 24 January.



MELBOURNE Jan 17

MOON AT THE ROOFTOP

Screening at Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema is Moon directed by Duncan Jones.

Deja-View Cinema presents a tribute to the sci-fi genre, featuring a montage of classic science fiction scenes, followed by the cult classic MOON.

More info


MELBOURNE Jan 16

BOWIEDOWNUNDER.COM & ACMI PRESENT A FREE PUBLIC EVENT

This weekend the Australian David Bowie fan community Bowie Down Under will congregate at ACMI to celebrate the life of the Starman.

The free event in ACMI’s Lightwell will provide a place for fans to enjoy music and each other's company. All welcome.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

LINK TO ACMI


AUSTRALIA Jan 13 - 16

SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, PERTH, GEELONG & MELBOURNE

A whole string of Bowie tributes are planned.

More info here


NEW ZEALAND Jan 13 - 15

AUCKLAND & WELLINGTON

A whole string of Bowie tributes are planned.

More info here


SYDNEY Jan 12

LET'S DANCE: BDU

A repeat of Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under, this time shown on January 12 as part of the Best Of Documentary 2 series. The short is placed alongside:

* Giovani and The Water Ballet
* Love in a Time of March Madness
* The Many Sad Fates of Mr Toledano
* Michelle's Story


More info here


WOLLONGONG Dec 31

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff returns for a NYE rumble at:

Beaches Hotel, Thirroul
(Dec 31)





SYDNEY Jan 8

LET'S DANCE: BDU

On David Bowie's 69th birthday is a screening of Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film.

The short screens at the Flickfest Festival Opening alongside:

* The Detectives of Noir Town
* Oh Be Joyful
* Home
* Nulla Nulla
* Ava Maria and
* Halfbeard


More info here



LINK TO OLDER EVENTS
Forthcoming Releases
APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bowie's photographer Steve Schapiro is released. More info here.
FORTHCOMING
David Bowie's legacy lives on. Today, January 11, just one day after the 69-year-old Lazarus composer and legendary singer passed away, the cast of his new musical gathered at a recording studio in Manhattan to lay down the show's cast album. More info here.


Recent Releases
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 will be published. It is written by Bowie cohort Mary Finnegan.
 






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