PAST EVENTS (2011-12)
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2012 Releases
DECEMBER 3, 2012
Release of album by Bowie inspiration Scott Walker. The new album Bish Bosch is considered one in a trilogy along with 1995's Tilt and 2006's The Drift.
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Release of the Jean Genie Picture Disc. See here.
OCTOBER 30, 2012
David Bowie Style - a new book by Danny Lewis. See here.
OCTOBER 11, 2012
Release date of the book Bowie: Album by Album (The Studio Years) by Paolo Hewitt. See here.
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SEPTEMBER 03, 2012
Release of the John I'm Only Dancing Picture Disc. See here.
SEPTEMBER, 2012
MOJO magazine cover story on David Bowie. 
MID 2012
Another special edition book from Genesis Publications. See here.
JULY 7, 2012
A rehash of an earlier title (Under Review) but if you don't have that DVD, this one is very well priced. See here.
JUNE 6, 2012
40th Anniversary Edition of Ziggy Stardust. Standard edition here. Expanded here.
JUNE 28, 2012
New book by GQ editor Dylan Jones. See here.
JUNE 6, 2012
'Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust' - a book by Bowie producer Ken Scott. See here.
JUNE 6, 2012
NME's special edition on the 40th Anniversary of Zig.
JUNE, 2012
1980s era albums by Bowie collaborator Zaine Griff are now available on CD. See here.
JUNE, 2012
Bowie article in MOJO (regarding the book Sukita). See here.
MAY 9, 2012
The new French-English covers album by Iggy Pop. See here.
APRIL 21, 2012
Record Store Day limited edition release - Starman 7 inch picture disk (some stores only).
   
APRIL, 2012
Bowie 40 Years On - How Ziggy Changed His World and Ours - a cover story in Uncut magazine.
MARCH, 2012
An Axe to Break the Ice - Inside Bowie's Scary Monsters - a cover story in Record Collector magazine.
APRIL, 2012
How David Bowie Changed The World - a cover story in Rolling Stone.
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
20th Anniversary Edition of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on DVD. See here.
 
FEBRUARY, 2012
A 10 page article in MOJO. The magazine has New Order on the front cover.
 

2011 Releases
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
'Speed of Life' - a limited edition book by photographer Masayoshi Sukita. See here.
OCTOBER 15, 2011
'The Man Who Sold The World' - a book by Peter Doggett. See here.
OCTOBER, 2011
Le Freak - a book by famed Bowie producer and hit maker Nile Rodgers. See here.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Updated edition (version 6) of The Complete David Bowie by Nic Pegg. See here.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
DVD and Blu Ray release of the Duncan Jones directed 'Source Code'.
SEPTEMBER, 2011
'The Ultimate Music Guide: Bowie' from the makers of Uncut magazine.
AUGUST, 2011
'Hunky Dory: The True Story of His 1971 Classic' is a feature in this month's MOJO magazine. At newsagents now.
AUGUST, 2011
Release of 'Ziggy Played Surf Guitar' - a surf music tribute to Bowie. See here.
AUGUST 29, 2011
'Child Who Wants The Moon' - new album by Bowie collaborator Zaine Griff.
JULY 12, 2011
'The Bowie Variations' - a new album by Bowie pianist Mike Garson. See here.
JULY, 2011
Release of the 2012 David Bowie calendar. See here.
JUNE 6, 2011
'Golden Years Remix EP'. See here.
MARCH 1, 2011
'Starman' - a book by Paul Tryka. Paperback here and hardcover here.
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
'Any Day Now' - a book by Kevin Cann. See here.
 
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
'Fragile Spaceman' - a new Bowie influenced album by Jeff Duff. See here.
 
KRISTEEN YOUNG Dec 14 - 22, 2012
Bowie cohort Kristeen Young supports Morrissey across Australia and New Zealand.

More info here.

 


LABYRINTH DOUBLE Dec 1, 2012
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MELBOURNE:

David Bowie movie Labyrinth pairs with 80s classic Ghostbusters at Melbourne's Astor Theatre. More info here.


THE PRETTY THINGS Dec 4 - 13, 2012

Original 1960s English rock band and David Bowie influence THE PRETTY THINGS ('Rosalyn', 'Don't Bring Me Down') are due to play a series of shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Check out the advertisement here.

Dec 4: Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond

Dec 5: Sydney
Lizotte's, Dee Why

Dec 7: Sydney
Factory Theatre, Marrickville


Dec 11: Auckland
The Powerstation

Dec 13: Melbourne

Caravan Club, Oakleigh



BOWIE SYMPOSIUM Nov 3, 2012

RADIONZ:

Meet some of the world’s most obsessive Bowie fans at "Strange Fascination - An Academic Symposium on David Bowie". Sam Coley and Ian Chapman head to the University of Limerick, Ireland, for the latest in Bowie research and to present their own findings. Radio NZ, Saurdayt November 3. Link
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- 2 PM-5 PM - NZ time.
- 4 PM-7 PM - AUS Eastern standard time.

 




BOWIE AND SLADE Nov 3, 2012

PERTH:

The All Star Bowie tribute will be performing at the Charles Hotel, North Perth on Sat Nov 3rd. They are teaming up with a Slade for a glam-tastic night.

Click on the image to the left for further details. More info about the tribute act here.




TGWSTW TRIBUTE Oct 28, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Taking place at the Wesley Ann in Northcote is the launch of a David Bowie Tribute Album named THE GIRLS WHO SOLD THE WORLD. Involved in the project are some of Victoria’s most exciting up and coming performers..

Click on the image to the left for further details. Facebook page on the tribute night here.



LABYRINTH DOUBLE Oct 10, 2012
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BRISBANE:

David Bowie movie Labyrinth pairs with 80s classic Ghostbusters at Brisbane's Tribal Theatre. More info here.



BOWIE AFTERNOON Oct 8, 2012

BRISBANE:

Spend an afternoon with the Thin White Duke! Grab some friends, BYO beer and wine, and kick back with a cinematic tribute to David Bowie in Brisbane's oldest cinema, the Tribal Theatre...

* 1 PM - Labyrinth
* 2:45 PM - Ziggy Motion Picture

* 4 PM - Various videos, live clips and rare footage.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE



BOWIE-SUKITA NEW ZEALAND Sept 4 - Oct 6, 2012
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MASTERTON, NZ:

Hedley's Bookstore, Queen Street in Masterton will be having a pop up exhibition opening on Monday 3rd September of Sukita's photographs in a new space at Hedley's called HED SPACE. Exhibition of the limited edition book on from 4th of September to 6th of October 2012. For more information contact David Hedley on (06) 3782875 or email: david@hedleysbooks.co.nz www.hedleysbooks.co.nz www.bowiebook.com


BOWIE EXHIBITION - SYDNEY Sept 7 - Oct 6, 2012

SYDNEY:

Blender Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of stunning images from some of rock and roll’s finest photographers - Mick Rock and Barrie Wentzell.

This extensive collection features over 45 images of legendary musicians Queen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry and of course David Bowie himself!

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.


LABYRINTH DOUBLE Oct 4, 2012
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BRISBANE:

David Bowie movie Labyrinth pairs with 80s classic Ghostbusters at Brisbane's Tribal Theatre.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE


SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE Sept 26-28, 2012

SYDNEY:

Performed by
Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace, Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie is playing four sectacular concerts at the Sydney Opera House Studio in September: Wed 26, Thur 27 & Fri 28 [2 shows].

TICKETS HERE


LABYRINTH IN SYDNEY Sept 23, 2012

SYDNEY:

David Bowie movie Labyrinth screens at the Orpheum Theatre in Cremorne.

More info here.


ZIGGY PARTY Sept 11, 2012

SYDNEY:

Featuring very special live performances and installations from Australian and International musicians. Be sure to pop over for a great glam extravaganza evening and check out our exhibition 40 Years of Ziggy Stardust & Glam! - Celebrating on of the most incredible periods of music history!!

Tuesday September 11th 2012 6-8pm. CHANNEL YOUR INNER ZIGGY - DRESS UP IF YOU DARE!

RSVP ESSENTIAL to info@blender.com.au.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.


BOWIE-SUKITA MELBOURNE Sept 1-8, 2012
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MELBOURNE:

Masayoshi Sukita - the Japanese photographer and friend of David Bowie - is visiting Australia to launch the Genesis book SPEED OF LIFE. Moss Green has announced that an exhibition of photographs in limited edition will be exhibited and these are world exclusive. David Bowie has personally signed them for this exhibition.

Mossgreen would like to inform all members of Bowie Downunder who live nearby and invite them to attend. September 1-8, 2012.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.


ZIGGY LINER NOTES Sept 8, 2012
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BRISBANE:

As part of the Brisbane Writer's Festival, Liner Notes kicks off the Literary Love-in by saluting David Bowie's masterpiece The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, featuring Jeet Thayil, William McInnes, Denise Scott, Nick Earls, Dave Graney, David Stavanger, Shane Maloney, Mandy Beaumont, Emilie Zoey Baker, Sean M Whelan and Michael Nolan with a live band interpreting their way through the album song-by-song. Tickets and info.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.


ZIGGY LINER NOTES Aug 25, 2012
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MELBOURNE:

As part of the Melbourne Writer's Festival, Liner notes presents David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust: A Spoken Word Tribute. Plus The Spiders From Westgarth band and DJ Jess McGuire (Triple R). Regal Ballroom, Northcote. Tickets and info here.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.



ZIGGY BY EVEN August 18, 2012
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MELBOURNE:

40 years on from the release of David Bowie's glam rock odyssey 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars', revered power pop and roll trio EVEN perform the classic album live track for track at Cherry Bar on Saturday 18 August. EVEN open the night with a set of original favourites. Don’t miss this night! DJ Gringo too. Tix $25 from Cherry Bar.

FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.



IMPRO LAB-RINTH August 3, 2012
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SYDNEY:

On Friday August 3rd at the New Theatre in Newtown is Impro Lab-rinth: the classic David Bowie movie improvised.

IMPRO Australia's performers have produced brilliant live interactive theatre for over 25 years.  More info here.



LABY AT THE ASTOR June 29, 2012

MELBOURNE:

A further screening of Labyrinth at the Astor Theatre. The session screens at 7:30 PM and is a double feature with Killer Klowns from Outer Space. More information at the Astor website.



STORY OF ZIGGY August 27, 2012

Narrated by Jarvis Cocker, a brand new BBC Bowie documentary goes to air on June 22 in England which equates to early Saturday morning, 23rd of June for people down under. Correspond your location with the appropriate time:

* Perth: 5 AM, Sat 23 June
* Adelaide and Darwin: 6:30 AM, Sat 23 June
* NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT: 7 AM, Sat 23 June
* New Zealand: 9 AM, Sat 23 June Rest of the world:
* Rest of the world: Here



ZIGGY IN ADELAIDE June 20 - 23, 2012

ADELAIDE:

As part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, an impressive ensemble of Australia’s most electrifying live performers pay homage to Bowie, the pop phenomenon. Starring Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi, Brydon Stace and the Ziggy band. See PDF advertisement here. All shows are at the Dunstan Playhouse.

* Wed June 20, 9:00 PM
* Thur June 21, 6:30 PM
* Fri June 22, 9:00 PM
* Sat June 23, 9:00 PM

Tickets available here.



LABY FREE SCREENING June 16, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Labyrinth
returns to the Astor Theatre as a free screening but that is not all - it appears the day in general will be focused around the protection of this stunning old theatre. In addition there will be free popcorn, guest celebrities, cinema tours and prizes for the best dressed (come as your favourite movie character).

More information on this page.



RADIO DOCO: IN THE STUDIO May, 2012

In The Studio audio documentary on the 40th Anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.

Listen here.



DUFFY IN MELBOURNE March - April, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Another exhibition from the photographer of Aladdin Sane... Swinging: The Fashion Photographs of Brian Duffy.

More details here.



LABY IN 2K DIGITAL April 8 - 15, 2012

MELBOURNE:

For the first time, Labyrinth is to be presented in 2K digital format on the big screen. A dozen screenings will take place in April at the legendary Astor Theatre in St. Kilda.

See here.



BOWIE VARIATIONS June 16, 2012

GoingThruVinyl has a four part podcast: Bowie Variations - an exclusive concert and interview with Mike Garson.

A new part is revealed each week. See here.



GAIL ANN ON TOUR March 17-18, 2012

Bowie bassist and vocalist GAIL ANN DORSEY is heading down under again - this time as a bassist for Lenny Kravitz. Tours dates as follows:

Mar 17: Melbourne
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Mar 18: Melbourne
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Mar 20: Wollongong
Entertainment Centre


Mar 21: Sydney
Entertainment Centre

Mar 24: Brisbane
Riverstage Brisbane

Mar 28: Hobart
Derwent Ent Centre

More info here.



MICHAEL ROTHER ON TOUR March 15 - 24, 2012

Bowie inspiration MICHAEL ROTHER returns to Australia in March 2012 for a concert at the Adelaide Festival and a short tour. He will present music of NEU!, Harmonia and selected solo works in a world premiere line-up including Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) and Hans Lampe (La Düsseldorf) as special guests.

Mar 15: Brisbane
The Zoo

Mar 16: Adelaide
Adelaide Festival

Mar 17: Sydney
Oxford Arts Factory

Mar 19: Melbourne
The Corner Hotel

Mar 24: Melbourne (Special Encore Performance)
The Toff in Town



NILE RODGERS ON TOUR March 2 - 12, 2012

Bowie producer NILE RODGERS ('Let's Dance' and 'Black Tie White Noise') will be hitting Australian shores with his band Chic. Tour dates as follows:

Mar 2-4: Webbs Creek
Playground Weekender

Mar 5: Sydney
Metro Theatre

Mar 7: Melbourne
Polyester Records (In Store)

Mar 7: Melbourne

Billboard The Venue

Mar 9: Adelaide
Womadelaide Festival

Mar 10-12: Meredith
Golden Plains Festival



LIFE ON MARS March 3, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Presented by Ferrett Silverfish, "Life on Mars" plays at the The Prague in Thornbury.

More info here.



CHANTS DES CATACOMBS Feb 22 - 29, 2012

ADELAIDE:

The darkly comic Chants des Catacombes plays the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The songs have been described as a combination of French folk, David Bowie and '90s hip-hop.

More info here.



LIFE ON MARS Feb 10, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Ferrett Silverfish play a show called "Life on Mars" at the Bell Tavern in Belgrave.

More info here.



STAR VOYAGER Sept 2011 - Jan 2012

MELBOURNE:

ACMI is host to the world premier of Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen. The Duncan Jones movie MOON is included in their spiel. The exhibit runs until Jan 2012. More info here.



LABY IN ST KILDA Jan 23, 2012

MELBOURNE:

Labyrinth debuts at St. Kilda's Open Air Cinema.

More info here.



BIRTHDAY BOWIE Jan 8, 2012

David Bowie's 65th Birthday.

If you enjoyed Bowie's performance in the 1996 film Basquiat and are wanting to find out more about the artist, check out the documentary "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child". It is on ABC2 (Australia) at 8:30 PM.


 

2011 PAST EVENTS

 

PET SHOP BOYS FOR SYDNEY NEW YEAR December 31, 2011

SYDNEY:

Moondust will cover you...

The Pet Shop Boys play Sydney Resolution this New Years Eve. More info here.



LABYRINTH AT THE ROOFTOP August 27, 2011

MELBOURNE:

Labyrinth returns to the Rooftop Cinema this summer. A full program is available here.



SUFFRAGETE AUCKLAND CITY October 27, 2011

AUCKLAND:

A handful of artists will celebrate David Bowie, covering his songs as well as performing some of their own material. Artists include Ruby Frost, Glass Owls, Salvi Stone and DJ Andrew Tidball. Price is $10 on the door. More info here.



CAT RUSSELL ON TOUR October 18 - November 5, 2011

Bowie band member CATHERINE RUSSELL is down under again - this time as a backing singer for Steely Dan. Tour dates across Australia and NZ start on October 18 in Perth. More info here.



THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE October 16, 2011

WOLLONGONG:

The Ziggy spectacular (featuring Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi, Paul Capsis and Christa Hughes) plays The Beaches Hotel in Thirroul. More info here.



EARL SLICK ON TOUR October 7 - 15, 2011

Australian shows for the New York Dolls featuring Bowie guitarist EARL SLICK on guitar. More info here.



DO BOWIE October 14, 2011

SYDNEY:

Featuring Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi, Paul Capsis and Christa Hughes, a Ziggy show takes place at the Enmore Theatre on Friday Oct 14. More info here.



BOWIE FAN PARTY October 8, 2011

BRISBANE:

The annual David Bowie fan party returns to The Basement at Fortitude Valley. This year celebrates 40 years of the iconic album Hunky Dory. More info here.



DUFFY IN THE RAT
August 20 - September 18, 2011

BALLARAT:

Duffy - the photographer / creator of Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" image - is a feature at this year's International Foto Biennale. The exhibit is called 'The Man Who Shot The Sixties'.



LABYRINTH ON STAGE August 31 - September 2, 2011

MELBOURNE:

A stage play of Labyrinth will be the annual production for Buckley Park College. The show takes place at The Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds. More info here. Tickets here.



THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE August 27, 2011

MELBOURNE:

Songs of David Bowie
at The Great Britain Hotel in Richmond, VIC. Details here.




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