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NEWS:

'Blackstar' Sydney 2028

There is a proposal by Bowie Downunder to open a David Bowie themed garden in time for the great Sydney solar eclipse. More info here.


It's Always Time

The second volume of Adam Rudegeair's jazz interpretations is now available. Link


Glastonbury 2000

Available in full for the very first time on DVD, 2XCD, 3XLP and digitally. Due November 30. Link


Forthcoming Events

WOLLONGONG Thursday, Dec 6

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF returns to Wollongong.

This show takes place at The Centro CBD.

LINK


MELBOURNE Saturday, Dec 15

LABYRINTH

Labyrinth starring David Bowie plays at The Sound + Vision film club.

Loop Bar, Melbourne

LINK

 


SYDNEY Friday, Dec 21

TRANSFORMER

JEFF DUFF and band perform the entire Transformer album plus a set of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground classics. The show takes place at The Camelot
Lounge in Marrickville.

LINK


NEWCASTLE Monday, Dec 31

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF returns to Newcastle.

This free show takes place at The Foreshore from 7 PM.

LINK

 

Forthcoming in 2019

72 YEARS AGO Jan 8, 1947

On this day in 1947, David Bowie was born in Brixton, London. His name at birth was David Robert Jones.

In 2013, the date was signalled by a come back single 'Where Are We Now?') and the announcement of a long awaited and unexpected new album (The Next Day). In 2016, the day was signalled again by the release of David Bowie's final album, Blackstar.

Other famous persona born on January 8:

Alfred Wallace (co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection - born 1823)

John Curtin (14th Prime Minister of Australia - born 1885)

Elvis Presley (singer - born 1935)

Stephen Hawking (English Physicist - born 1942)

Paul Hester (drummer, Crowded House - born 1959)

Kim Jong Un (Supreme Leader of North Korea - born 1983)


MELBOURNE Wednesday, Jan 9

LABYRINTH

Labyrinth starring David Bowie plays at
Lido Cinema, Melbourne

LINK

 


3 YEARS AGO Jan 10, 2016

On this day three years ago, the world lost an artistic visionary and cultural icon - David Bowie.


MELBOURNE Thursday, Jan 10

BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS

Boom Crash Opera's Dale Ryder, Taxiride's Jason Singh and Tim Watson and Electric Mary's Rusty have teamed up to deliver a musical extravaganza paying homage to David Bowie. The inaugural BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS show will be held on Thirsday 10 January, marking the 3rd anniversary of Bowie's passing.

Back by a 5 piece band comprising some of Australia's premier musicians.

The Corner Hotel, Richmond

LINK


SYDNEY Thursday, Jan 10

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays The Camelott Lounge in Marrickville.

This show marks the 3rd Anniversary of David Bowie's passing and his 72nd birthday.

LINK


MELBOURNE Saturday, Jan 12

ASHES TO ASHES

A Bowie night is on again at The Sub Club...

The New Order invites you to a celebration of the life and times of the man who fell to earth, David Bowie. 

This very special event will journey through David Bowie’s works, collaborations and influences, as well as the usual spectacular array of goth and alternative music for your listening pleasure.

LINK

A previous playlist is HERE


MELBOURNE Jan 30 - Feb 3

REBEL

REBEL combines a live onstage band with circus and comedyand is coming soon to the Melba Spiegeltent...

“My performances have got to be theatrical experiences for me as well as for the audience. I don’t want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go on stage – I want to take them on stage with me” ~ David Bowie

Hailed as a master of reinvention, visual presentation and stunning stagecraft, Bowie’s ethos served as inspiration to create REBEL which is choreographed, directed and produced by Melbourne’s Highwire Entertainment.

VENUE: Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St., Collingwood

DATES: Wednesday 30 Jan – Sunday 3 Feb @7pm

COST: $29 - $35 TICKETS: midsumma.org.au

MORE INFO: (03) 9296 6600 admin@midsumma.org.au


MELBOURNE Saturday, Feb 2

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays The Flying Saucer Club in Moorabbin.

LINK


15 YEARS AGO Feb 14

The down under leg of David Bowie's REALITY tour opened on this day 15 years ago with a concert at Westpac Trust Stadium in Wellington.

Announcing 'A Reality'


NEW ZEALAND
Wellington
February 12 & 13

NZ Arrival and anticipation

Wellington
February 14

Westpac Trust Stadium


AUSTRALIA
Sydney
February 16

Australian Press Conference

Brisbane
February 17

Entertainment Centre

Sydney
February 20 & 21

Entertainment Centre

Adelaide
February 23

Entertainment Centre

Melbourne
February 26 & 27

Rod Laver Arena

Perth
March 1

Supreme Court Gardens


Band Shows
Sydney
February 19

'Spooky Ghost' at Annandale Hotel

Melbourne
February 25

'Spooky Ghost' at Ding Dong Lounge


Bowie Downunder Exclusives
Sydney
February 21

BDU Walking Tour

Melbourne
February 27

Club UK (Fan After Party)


Audio Visual
Melbourne
February 24

TV Interview - ROVE


ADELAIDE Saturday, Feb 16

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience plays Fedora's restaurant in the suburb of Hilton, Adelaide, SA.

LINK


WOLLONGONG Saturday, Feb 23

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play a free show in Thirroul.

LINK


GOOLWA, SA Saturday, March 2

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience plays The Wreckers Live in Goolwa, South Australia.

LINK


ADELAIDE March 8

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience plays Dom Polski Centre in Adelaide.

LINK


GOOLWA, SA Sunday, Mar 10

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience again plays The Wreckers Live in Goolwa, South Australia.

LINK


FRANKSTON, VIC Friday, April 26

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play a show at Frankston Music Fesival's Gala opening night.

LINK


SYDNEY Saturday, July 27

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play an all ages show in The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

LINK

 

Past Events

40 YEARS AGO Dec 2, 1978
The 40th Anniversary of David Bowie's first ever AUCKLAND concert.

This gig broke a National Attendance Record.

LINK

SYDNEY Saturday, Dec 1

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play
at The Hub in Springwood.

LINK


40 YEARS AGO Nov 29, 1978

The 40th Anniversary of David Bowie's first ever NEW ZEALAND concert.

LINK


31 YEARS AGO Nov 28, 1987

THE 'GLASS SPIDER' TOUR CLOSES

On this date 31 years ago, David Bowie's 1987 tour concluded with a show at Auckland's Western Springs Stadium. This was the only 1987 Bowie show in New Zealand and moreover the finale of the entire tour.


35 YEARS AGO Nov 26, 1983

AUS/NZ LEG OF 'SERIOUS MOONLIGHT' CONCLUDES

On this date 35 years ago, the downunder leg of David Bowie's 1983 concluded with a show at Western Springs Statdium in Auckland. Bowie played two shows in New Zealand in 1983. The other was at Athletic Park in Wellington.


AUSTRALIA - NZ Nov 13 - 25

DAVID BYRNE

Legendary Talking Heads front-man DAVID BYRNE will tour Australia and New Zealand in November. Byrne will bring his American Utopia tour, which has received rave reviews in the US. The American Utopia show, a choreographed concert featuring a 12-piece band, is named after the album Byrne released in March – his first solo album for 14 years.

TUE, Nov 13 - Wellington
TSB Bank Arena

THUR, Nov 15 - Christchurch Horncastle Arena

SAT, Nov 17 - Auckland
Spark Arena

TUE, Nov 20 - Sydney ICC Theatre

WED, Nov 21 - Gold Coast Convention Centre

SAT, Nov 24 - Melbourne
Marriage Equality Arena

SUN, Nov 25 - Adelaide
AEC Theatre


40 YEARS AGO Nov 24 - 25, 1978
The 40th Anniversary of David Bowie's first SYDNEY concerts.

LINK

MELBOURNE Saturday, Nov 24

SUKITA

As part of the Japanese Film Festival, a documentary on David Bowie's photographer Masayoshi Sukita plays at ACMI Cinema.

LINK


MELBOURNE Saturday, Nov 24

THE BOWIE PROJECT

The Bowie Proejct are fresh from launching their second album 'It's Always Time', and are bringing their heavy jazz arrangements of Bowie tunes to the Northside.

Catch Adam Rudegeair (Lake Minnetonka, PBS fm's Black Wax) and his cohorts as they re-invent their favourites from Bowie's vast catalogue as intense and swinging instrumental jazz!

$10 on the door

2 sets from 5:30 PM

LINK


40 YEARS AGO Nov 21, 1978
The 40th Anniversary of David Bowie's first BRISBANE concert.

LINK

SYDNEY Friday, Nov 23

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play at The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville.

LINK


DENILIQUIN, NSW Nov 17 - 18

UKES (NOT UTES)

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne will play the Deni Uke Muster.

LINK


40 YEARS AGO Nov 18, 1978
The 40th Anniversary of David Bowie's first MELBOURNE concert.

LINK

SYDNEY Sunday, Nov 18

SUKITA

As part of the Japanese Film Festival, a documentary on David Bowie's photographer Masayoshi Sukita plays at Event Cinemas in George Street.

LINK


WANGARATTA Friday, Nov 16

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to The Vine Hotel in Wangaratta.

LINK






40 YEARS AGO Nov 11, 1978

A David Bowie concert took place in ADELAIDE on this date 40 years ago.

This was David Bowie's first ever show in the Southern Hemisphere.

LINK


BRISBANE Saturday, Nov 10

ALADDIN SANE PARTY

Following up Bowies Down Brunswick 2018, Kristian Fletcher presents a party night paying tribute to DAVID BOWIE, upstairs at Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley

LINK



ADELAIDE Saturday, Nov 10

ASHES TO ASHES

The Adelaide based Bowie tribute will play the Southern Districts Workingman's Club in Morphett Vale.

Tickets through Trybooking on sale Monday the 30th of April. General Admission $25, Pensioners $20, Family $50, Under 15yrs $10. Tickets at Door $30..

LINK



MELBOURNE Sunday, Nov 5

BOWIE VS PRINCE

This Melbourne Cup Eve, Cherry Dj’s will be celebrating the legendary David Bowie and Prince and playing the best from both!

$10 Espresso Martinis and partying ’til LATE!

It all starts from 11PM and it’s FREE ENTRY for those sporting a Bowie or Prince shirt or your favourite Bowie face paint. Or it’s an easy $10 entry!

LINK



35 YEARS AGO Nov 4, 1983

AUS/NZ LEG OF 'SERIOUS MOONLIGHT' TOUR OPENS

On this date 35 years ago, David Bowie's 1983 tour opened its Australian leg with 3 shows at Perth Entertainment Centre. Following this, Bowie played a show at Adelaide Oval, Melbourne's VFL Park and at Brisbane's Lang Park. The Australian leg of the tour culminated with two shows at Sydney Showgrounds.



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Ongoing Events
     
  MUTE  
 

The brand new Duncan Jones MUTE is now showing on Netflix Australia.

LINK

 
 

 
     
 

STS MELBOURNE

 
 

Bowie Downunder has a 'STATION TO STATION' railway concept for the future of Melbourne.

Click here to view our plans

 
   
     
  HUNTER DOWNUNDER  
 

Bowie Downunder member Tom Caulfield has an IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

Click here to join

 
   

 

Local Artist Releases
     
  2018  
  Adam Rudegeair's second volume of jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes - "It's Always Time" is released!

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   
     
  2017  
     
  Debut live album by Bowie Unzipped (featuring Jeff Duff).

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2016  
  Debut studio album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band, The Thin White Ukes.

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2015  
  The studio album of Adam Rudegeair Quintet's jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes.

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   

Local Bowie Authors
     
  2016  
  A paperback/hardback by Sydney author Roger Griffin.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2016  
  The release of This Will Explain Everything, the autobiography of Jeff Duff. The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life.

More info
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  2016  
  The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian author and comedian Steve Wide. Illustrated by Libby VanderPloe.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2015  
  A book from New Zealand author and academic, Ian Chapman.

Link to Amazon
 
   
     
  2015  
  A paperback from Australian author and academic Toija Cinque.

Link to Bloomsbury
 
   
     
  2017  
  A novel from Australian author and Bpwie Downunder member Peter Haywood.

Link to Sid Harta Publishers
 
   
     


 


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