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Forthcoming Events

AUSTRALIA Sept 4 - 14

PLACEBO

David Bowie collaborators and Britpop rockers PLACEBO play Australia. Lasttix have a sale with tickets up to 50% off in places like Marriage Equality Arena (Melbourne) among others.

4 Sept - PERTH
6 Sept - ADELAIDE
8 Sept - MELBOURNE
9 Sept - SYDNEY
12 Sept - NEWCASTLE
11 Sept - BRISBANE
14 Sept - CANBERRA


BRISBANE Sept 12 & 13

STARMAN

David Bowie re-imagined. Let’s blow your mind.

Berlin’s glamour animal and cabaret superstar, Sven Ratzke takes us on a wild and debaucherous ride with his embodiment of the Starman.

Part of the Brisbane Arts Festival

LINK


AUCKLAND Sept 14, 15 & 17

STARMAN

David Bowie re-imagined. Let’s blow your mind.

Berlin’s glamour animal and cabaret superstar, Sven Ratzke takes us on a wild and debaucherous ride with his embodiment of the Starman.

Part of the Auckland Live International Cabaret Season

LINK


CANBERRA Sept 15

ZIGGY @ FLORIADE

This year, Floriade kicks off with its first ever twilight concert.

THE ZIGGY BAND (Jeff Duff, Brydon Stace and Steve Balbi) will be joined on stage by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Be transported back in time by all your favourite hits, from Let’s Dance through to Starman at this open air concert.

Enjoy exclusive access to Canberra’s iconic flower festival before the Floriade gates officially open the next morning.

Presented by Singapore Airlines.

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, Sept 15

IGGY POP'S 70TH BIRTHDAY EVE

Taking place at The Rockstar Bar in Frankston.

With Flogging a Dead Horse (The Australian Sex Postols Tribute) and Tess and the TomKatz.

LINK


SYDNEY Sun, Sept 17

PHILLIP GLASS @ 80

Philip Glass @ 80 will take you on an exquisite 40 year journey through the music world of this celebrated American composer.

These recitals, performed by Australia's pioneering Glass pianist, Andrew Chubb, will feature works such as the 1970's revolutionary Einstein on the Beach through to the rather intimate Etudes of the current decade. 

LINK


SYDNEY Fri, Sept 22

THE SMITHS VS BOWIE

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before; Let's Dance at The Smiths vs Bowie tribute!

Don't Be A Boy With A Thorn In His Side; all the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and hopefully a Charming Man or two will be Under Pressure to dance to the greatest hits of The Smiths and David Bowie from 9pm!

LINK


SYDNEY Sat, Sept 23

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville.

LINK


MELBOURNE Wed, Sept 27

THE ELECTRIC BOWIE PROJECT

The Bowie Project is going electric for one special night!

The Bowie Project have a new album in the works (recorded live at the Paris Cat in June), so it's the perfect time to shake things up. Bandleader Adam Rudegeair commands the Fender Rhodes and and the mighty Studiologic Sledge Synth, along with lashings of funk organ and gritty clavinet.

LINK


CARINDA, NSW Sept 30 - Oct 1

A David Bowie Tribute Festival is currently being planned at the original film location of the 1983 'Let's Dance' music video.

Jeff Duff is scheduled to appear.

LINK to Facebook Page


MELBOURNE Fri, Oct 6

BELLE PHOENIX VIDEO LAUNCH

Melbourne artist Belle Phoenix will launch a video for her magnificent Mark Plati (Earthling, Hours, Toy, Heathen) produced single 'Maker of a Man'.

Belle's music is described as 'Bowiesque and rock, ethereal and haunting'.

LINK

BRISBANE Sat, Nov 4

'Bowie's Down Brunswick' screening of MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR LAWRENCE

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

LINK


MELBOURNE Sun, Nov 19

DOGS IN SPACE with Richard Lowenstein.

Dogs in Space is an iconic 1986 Australian film that opens with a scene from the 1978 David Bowie ticket queue in Melbourne.

LINK TO OUR PAGE ON THE 1978 MELBOURNE TICKET QUEUE

This special event screening will take place at Cinema Nova in Carlton. It features an introduction by Richard Lowenstein.

Tickets also include admission to the Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art!

LINK TO TICKETS


AUSTRALIA / NZ Dec 2 - 16

PAUL McCARTNEY

British born painter (best known for his 1990 oil on canvas "Bowie Spewing") will tour Australia and New Zealand in December.

LINK


ADELAIDE Dec 23

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience play a Christmas show at Harbourside.

Facebook Event Page


AUSTRALIA / NZ Jan 24 - Feb 20

ROGER WATERS

ROGER WATERS - singer and songwriter from the legendary UK rock band Pink Floyd - will tour Australia and New Zealand this January and February.

In the mid 1980s, Bowie and Waters both wrote original music for the soundtrack album 'When The Wind Blows'. Bowie was originally going to write the film score but ran into time restraints / other commitments. He still managed to complete the title track / theme song, whilst Roger Waters took over the bulk of the project.

LINK



AUSTRALIA / NZ Feb 17 - Mar 6

QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT

David Bowie collaborators Brian May and Roger Tayor are touring down under.

The "Queen and Adam Lambert" shows take place at several of the same venues as David Bowie's 'Reality' tour and are almost 14 years to the day.

Cities include Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

LINK



AUSTRALIA / NZ Mar 25 - Apr 12

NILE ROGERS AND CHIC

David Bowie producer Nile Rogers will be back in Australia and New Zealand with his band Chic. It is a co-headline tour with Lionel Ritchie.

Cities include Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Central Coast, Brisbane, Christchurch and Auckland.

Check out all the dates on Nile's events page here.



Ongoing Events

AUSTRALIA / NZ Ongoing

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


WOLLONGONG Sat, Sept 9

PHILLIP GLASS @ 80

Philip Glass @ 80 will take you on an exquisite 40 year journey through the music world of this celebrated American composer.

These recitals, performed by Australia's pioneering Glass pianist, Andrew Chubb, will feature works such as the 1970's revolutionary Einstein on the Beach through to the rather intimate Etudes of the current decade. 

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, Sept 8

THE SMITHS VS BOWIE

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before; Let's Dance at The Smiths vs Bowie tribute at Supersmall!

Don't Be A Boy With A Thorn In His Side; all the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and hopefully a Charming Man or two will be Under Pressure to dance to the greatest hits of The Smiths and David Bowie from 10pm-1am followed by indie classics!

LINK


CHRISTCHURCH Sept 8, 9 & 10

STARMAN

David Bowie re-imagined. Let’s blow your mind.

Berlin’s glamour animal and cabaret superstar, Sven Ratzke takes us on a wild and debaucherous ride with his embodiment of the Starman.

Part of the Christchurch Arts Festival

LINK


SYDNEY Sept 4 - 10

ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDS EXHIBITION

Bowie Downunder member Roger Di Lernia will have an exhibition of his rock n roll photography at Tap Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Featuring: David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, AC/DC, Bob Marley and INXS

LINK


MELBOURNE Sun, Sept 3

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to The Satellite Lounge.

LINK


TARANAKI Sept 2 & 3

STARMAN

David Bowie re-imagined. Let’s blow your mind.

Berlin’s glamour animal and cabaret superstar, Sven Ratzke takes us on a wild and debaucherous ride with his embodiment of the Starman.

Part of the Brisbane Arts Festival

LINK


NEWCASTLE Sat, Sept 2

PHILLIP GLASS @ 80

Philip Glass @ 80 will take you on an exquisite 40 year journey through the music world of this celebrated American composer.

These recitals, performed by Australia's pioneering Glass pianist, Andrew Chubb, will feature works such as the 1970's revolutionary Einstein on the Beach through to the rather intimate Etudes of the current decade. 

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, Sept 1

FROM LONDON TO THE MOON - A DUFF ODYSSEY

A ripping musical retrospective of life in swinging London comes to The Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh.

Duffo released half a dozen albums during his decade long stay in London and worked with some of the finest musicians on the planet. In this very special show you will hear not only songs from these ground breaking albums but Duffo performing some of Bowie's lesser known and long neglected songs - along with an exceptional all star band.

LINK


ADELAIDE Sat, Aug 26

DAVID BOWIE MASQUERADE BALL

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, Aug 25

CHRIS HADFIELD

Chris Hadfield leapt to worldwide fame by singing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ while weightless in the International Space Station.

Now he wants to share his experiences.

LINK


SYDNEY Thur, Aug 24

CHRIS HADFIELD

Chris Hadfield leapt to worldwide fame by singing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ while weightless in the International Space Station.

Now he wants to share his experiences.

LINK


BRISBANE Tues, Aug 22

CHRIS HADFIELD

Chris Hadfield leapt to worldwide fame by singing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ while weightless in the International Space Station.

Now he wants to share his experiences.

LINK


MELBOURNE Aug 15 - 20

GABY MORENO

The artist that blew away Sydney audiences earlier in the year will soon be back in Australia.

In August, Gaby Moreno will be heading to Melbourne for a residency of shows at Birds Basement.

Then in November, Gaby will then join forces with Mike Garson for the Aladdin Sane Tour. Our fingers are firmly crossed that the Aladdin Sane Tour also makes it to Australia.

LINK




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Forthcoming Releases
SEPT 1
A new hardback David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth by Paul Duncan.

Link to Amazon
SEPT 7
A new hardback Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music.

Link to Book Depository
SEPT 29
A new box set A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) is released.

Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - CD
Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - vinyl
Link to WOW HD

OCT 5
A new 496 page paperback Hero: David Bowie by Lesley-Ann Jones.

Link to Book Depository
OCT 24
A new 288 page paperback: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
This promises to be the first book-length exploration of the 1976 film starring David Bowie. 

Link to Book Depository
OCT 25
A new hardback by Terry O'Neill - When Ziggy Played The Marquee: David Bowie's Last Performance of Ziggy Stardust

Link to Book Depository
 
NOV 1
A new hardback Bowie The Illustrated Story.

Link to Amazon
 


Recent Releases
AUG 14
Release of the 2018 David Bowie Calendar.

Link to Book Depository
JULY 1
Revised and updated edition of Strange Fascination by David Buckley.

Link to Amazon
JUNE 30
A digitally remastered vinyl version of the Labyrinth soundtrack is due. Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
JUNE 30
Bowie's photographer Edward Bell will release the book Unmade Up...Recollections of a Friendship with David Bowie. Link to Book Despository
JUNE 16
A CD version of Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) is released.
JB Hifi (AUS)
- JB Hifi (NZ)
JUNE 16
A gold vinyl edition of Bowie's 1972 Ziggy Stardust album is due.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
JUNE 16
A gold vinyl edition of Bowie's 1971 Hiunky Dory album is due.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
JUNE 16
Be My Wife picture disc is due. Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
APRIL 22
Record Store Day, 2017. Link.
APRIL 4
A new hardback A Portrait of Bowie: A tribute to Bowie by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries. Link to Amazon.
MARCH 5
The release of BOWIESONGS1: new acoustic interpretations of the songs of David Bowie. Piano by Clifford Slapper. More info here.
FEB 24
Release of the No Plan EP on compact disc. Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
FEB 16
A new hardback Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
FEB 10
Vinyl release of David Bowie's 1976 New York City concert. Link to JB Hifi (AUS).
FEB 10
The next release in the David Bowie pikcture disc series is Sound And Vision. More info here.
JAN 12
A new paperback by Paul Morley. Link to Book Depository.
JAN 6
Release of the debut live album by Bowie Unzipped. Launched at The Basement in Sydney as part of Jeff Duff's National Bowie Festival.
JAN 1
A new ambient album by Bowie collaborator, Brian Eno.
JAN 1
A new paperback by Mick Marshall. Link to Book Depository.
DEC 18
A new paperback by Will Brooker. Link to Book Depository.
DEC 14
A box set compiling earlier released documentaries. Link to JB Hifi
DEC 12
Debut album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band.
Link to Website
DEC 12
The release of the 346 page paperback David Bowie: Critical Perspectives.

Link to Book Depository
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/hardback 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 hardback - Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
OCT 18
The release of the hardback piublication Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History.

Link to Amazon
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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