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Past Events (2017)

ADELAIDE Sat, Dec 23

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

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MELBOURNE Mon, Dec 18

THE RONSON HANGUP

Taking their name from the legendary Bowie guitarist, The Ronson Hangup, are set to repeat last year's Christmas show by playing a free show at The Workers Club (Fitzroy).

Although mainly a band of original material, we have put in a request for a glamtastic Bowie anthem!

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AUCKLAND Sat, Dec 16

PAUL McCARTNEY

British born painter (best known for his 1990 oil on canvas "Bowie Spewing") will play just a concert date in New Zealand.

It takes place at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Dec 16.

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DUNEDIN Dec 6, 7, 8 & 9

DR GLAM

Dr Ian Chapman who was so impressive at the Melbourne David Bowie Symposium in 2015 will be taking his talks (and performances) of David Bowie on a mini-tour.

Ian is also looking to take it further afield in 2018.

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AUSTRALIA Dec 2 - 12

PAUL McCARTNEY

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

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SYDNEY Sat, Nov 25

Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie returns to Sydney.

Featuring the amazing vocal talents of Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace.

On Nov 25, they play the Enmore Theatre.

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WOLLONGONG Fri, Nov 24

Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie returns to Wollongong.

Featuring the amazing vocal talents of Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace.

On Nov 24, they play Anita's Theatre in Thirroul.

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30 YEARS AGO Nov 18 - 23, 1987

MELBOURNE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLASS SPIDER TOUR

30 years ago, David Bowie's Glass Spider Tour visited Melbourne and played a series of 4 shows at Kooyong Stadium.

Here is our event page:

Glass Spider, Melbourne, 1987


SYDNEY Fri, Nov 17

Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie plays The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood.

Featuring the amazing vocal talents of Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace.

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NEWCASTLE Thur, Nov 16

Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie plays Lizottes in Newcastle.

Featuring the amazing vocal talents of Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace.

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MELBOURNE Thur, Nov 16

THE THIN WHITE UKES

The Thin White Ukes will play Bar Open in Fitzroy along with The Nukes from New Zealand.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Nov 11

POP OFF 2017

An IGGY POP competion in true knock out style!

This year, EIGHT Iggy's are battling it out -

3 songs each to prove that they are IGGY POP's love child.

The winner (chosen by the crowd) gets to sing I Wanna Be Your Dog.

St. Kilda Bowls Club

FACEBOOK 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.

FACEBOOK LINK


BRISBANE Sat, Nov 4

'Bowie's Down Brunswick' Charity Walk

Following Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, 'Bowie's Down in Brunswick' are gathering as many people as they can dressed as David Bowie at 5.30pm.

Between 5.30 and 7pm, costumed 'Bowies' can stop at a selection of these venues - each offering some kind of Bowie experience.

Participants must pay a minimum gold coin donation with all proceeds donated to Cancer Council.

FACEBOOK LINK


BRISBANE Sat, Nov 4

'Bowie's Down Brunswick' DAVID BOWIE PARTY

Following the charity walk on Saturday 4 November, Kristian Fletcher presents a party night paying tribute to DAVID BOWIE, upstairs at The Wickham Hotel, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

We create our own Space Oddity… in celebration of the iconic Thin White Duke and 40 years of 'Heroes'. Playing the best Bowie music from the 1960s to now.

FACEBOOK LINK


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'.

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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 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.

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SYDNEY Sat, Sept 23

BOWIE UNZIPPED

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

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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!

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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. 

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CANBERRA Fri, 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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


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!

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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

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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

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MELBOURNE Sun, Sept 3

BOWIE UNZIPPED

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

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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.

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ADELAIDE Sat, Aug 26

DAVID BOWIE MASQUERADE BALL

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MELBOURNE Fri, Aug 18

IGGY POP TRIBUTE

Three hard hitting acts come to The Boogie Man Bar in Abbotsford:
"The Real Wild Child" Iggy Pop Tribute show with City Sharps and Stork.

LINK TO FACEBOOK PAGE


PERTH Aug 4 - 13

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Aug 6

The Thin White Ukes will perform at the Melbourne Guitar Show taking place at Caulfield Racecourse.

A recent short article about The Ukes appeared in Beat Magazine.

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NOOSA HEADS Sun, July 30

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to Noosa Heads.

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SYDNEY Fri, July 28

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to the Randwick Town Hall.

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MELBOURNE July 26 - 30

BOWIE & MERCURY RISING

A new musical celebrates the music and lives of Bowie and Mercury through the eyes of a London actress, searching for hope after the passing of David Bowie. Through her journey we gain an insight into the life and times and period that defined these two much loved icons. Her journey is one of narrative, music and dance.

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CANBERRA July 25 - 29

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

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SYDNEY June 28 - July 22

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

LINK


SYDNEY Sat, July 22

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to the the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

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WOLLONGONG Fri, July 21

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to the Beaches Hotel in Thirroul.

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MELBOURNE Thur, July 20

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon plays Some Velvet Nights in Clifton Hill as part of the Leaps and Bounds Festival.

Facebook Event

EventBrite Tickets


SYDNEY Sat, July 15

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to the Club Central in Menai.

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MELBOURNE Fri, July 14

BELLE PHOENIX

Melbourne artist Belle Phoenix is on the verge of releasing the ten-songs she recorded with Bowie's producer and band member, Mark Plati (Earthling, Hours, Toy, Heathen).

The album titled Bittersweet will be launched on July 14 at Bella Union, Carlton, Melbourne.

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

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CALOUNDRA, QLD Sat, July 8

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.

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TWEED HEADS, NSW Fri, July 7

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.

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ADELAIDE Sat, July 1

ASHES TO ASHES: DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE

A 2 hour David Bowie Extravaganza.

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SYDNEY June 23 - July 1

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.

June 23 - Revesby

June 24 - Belmont

June 30 - Dee Why

July 1 - Wentworthville

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MELBOURNE Thur, June 22

THE BOWIE PROJECT - LIVE CD RECORDING

Led by pianist/composer Adam Rudegeair, The Bowie Project reimagines David Bowie’s iconoclastic compositions as instrumental jazz arrangements.

Link to Paris Cat


SALE, VIC Thur, June 22

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.

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MELBOURNE June 13 - 18

ADRIAN BELEW DATES

Adrian Belew, the David Bowie guitarist that wowed Sydney audiences earlier in the year with versions of 'Life on Mars' (instrumental acoustic), 'Sound and Vision', 'DJ', 'Boys Keep Swinging' and 'Fame' is returning down under in June.

A 6 day residency of gigs will take place at the intimate Melbourne jazz venue, Bird's Basement.

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BRISBANE June 14 - 18

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

LINK


SYDNEY June 15 - 18

Vivid Festival Presents

SOUND + VISION: A DAVID BOWIE CABARET


As part of VIVID SYDNEY, Burlesque, magic, and circus performers will work together with an 8-piece band to compose and choreograph a completely unique and vivacious cabaret to the epic catalogue of David Bowie's music.

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ETTALONG, NSW Sat, June 17

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.

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TUNCURRY, NSW Fri, June 16

BRITISH INVASION

Rod Stewart performed by Rob Caudill, David Bowie performed by Jeff Duff and Elton John performed by Elton Jack AKA Lance Strauss.
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MELBOURNE May 31 - June 7

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

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SYDNEY Sat, June 3

Vivid Festival presents

FROM LONDON TO THE MOON - A DUFF ODYSSEY


At first, London’s ultimate cool were outraged by Jeff's over the top performances but soon adopted him into their inner sanctum, where he became the darling of the hippest clubs in London’s West End such as Blitz, The Embassy and Legends. And it wasn’t long before Duffo attracted the likes of David Bowie, Paul MaCartney and Andy Warhol to check out his shows...

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MELBOURNE June 2 - 3

DONNY MCCASLIN

Donny McCaslin Band - David Bowie's final band as featured on the Grammy Award winning Blackstar album is playing a series of concerts as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

LINK TO MOSHTIX


SYDNEY May 5 - Jun 3

BLENDER GALLERY

Blender Gallery is excited to present photographer Markus Klinko’s Bowie Unseen, rare and exquisite images of David Bowie.

The fine art, limited edition prints will be hand signed by Klinko and available for purchase in several sizes.

This exhibition is part of the 2017  Head On Photo Festival

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT: Friday May 5th 6-8pm - with Markus Klinko

SPECIAL EVENT DAY with Markus Klinko: Saturday May 6th 12pm

www.blendergallery.com


SYDNEY Wed, May 31

DONNY MCCASLIN

Donny McCaslin Band - David Bowie's final band as featured on the Grammy Award winning Blackstar album is playing a concert at The Basement in Sydney

LINK TO MOSHTIX


MELBOURNE Sun, May 28

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

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CHRISTCHURCH Sat, May 27

SYMPHONIC ODDITY

From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra celebrates the brilliance of one of rock’s greatest icons in Symphonic Oddity – The Music of David Bowie.

New Zealand rock legends Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington and Laughton Kora join forces with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the life and music of David Bowie in a concert featuring a selection from his vast repertoire of hits that he produced in a 40 year career.

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ADELAIDE May 13 - 27

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

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NEWCASTLE Fri, May 26

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to Lizottes in Newcastle.

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WA, SA & NSW May 4 - 21

Ashes to Ashes (Bowie tribute performed live on stage by Cameron Charters and band) plays shows in Kalgoorlie (May 4), Perth (May 5), Bunbury (May 6), Mandurah (May 9), Adelaide (May 17), Penrith (May 19), Newcastle (May 20) and Wollongong (May 21).

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MELBOURNE Sun, May 21

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

LINK


MELBOURNE Wed, May 17

FIRE WALK WITH ME

The Idea Cult x Tastemakers Present….Fire Walk With Me. Ahead of the new Twin Peaks season release Howler Melbourne will be transformed into the Red Room as we screen cult classic Fire Walk With Me.

Get reacquainted with BOB, meet a new friend at the Bang Bang Bar and relive Laura Palmer’s last days.

Although we can’t guarantee reverse speech, we can guarantee an experience like no other.

Cabaret seating, a solo pianist, Laura Palmer wrapped in plastic…coming early wont disappoint. Enter the Black Lodge if you dare...

Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC

Doors Open 6.30pm, screening commences 8pm Tickets $20

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MELBOURNE Sun, May 14

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

LINK


MELBOURNE Sun, May 7

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

LINK


PERTH Sat, May 13

DAVID BOWIE SHOW / ROLLING STONES SHOW

TUFF LIFE play the greatest hits of two of the most influential musicians/bands in the history of Rock and Roll. 

Market City Tavern, Canning Vale. Tickets are $15.30 through Oztix.

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KALGOORLIE Fri, May 5

BOWIE DRAWING CLASS

Portraiture – using David Bowie’s face to understand structure and symmetry of the human face.

Friday 5th May 6pm – 7.30pm.

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SYDNEY Sat, Apr 29

PRINCE, BOWIE AND GEORGE MICHAEL PARTY

After two huge parties at the Factory Theatre last year that celebrated the lasting musical legacies of David Bowie and Prince, this time around Golden Years is hosting a tribute party at Waywards (above the Bank Hotel in Newtown) that will also include a tip-of-the-hat to the sorely-missed pop stylings of George Michael.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Apr

RECORD STORE DAY

Record Store Day 2017 brings forward several Bowie releases.

Meanwhile, The Thin White Ukes are scheduled to play Greville Records (times to be confirmed).

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MELBOURNE Thur, Apr 20

IGGY POP'S 70TH BIRTHDAY EVE

Taking place at The Central Club in Richmond, 3 awesome bands help celebrate the 70th birthday of the godfather of punk, Iggy Pop.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Apr 8

DOGS IN SPACE

ACMI are having 30th Anniversary screenings of Dogs in Space.

The film starts with a sequence of the David Bowie in Melbourne 1978 and proceeds to tell the story of the fans and people that came together at that time.

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AUCKLAND Thur, Apr 6

BOWIE STARMAN

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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MELBOURNE Sat, Apr 1

DOGS IN SPACE

ACMI are having 30th Anniversary screenings of Dogs in Space.

The film starts with a sequence of the David Bowie in Melbourne 1978 and proceeds to tell the story of the fans and people that came together at that time.

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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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PERTH Sat, March 4

INGLEWOOD HOTEL

Tuff Life Plays Bowie.

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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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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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BENDIGO Sat, Feb 18

GOLDEN VINE HOTEL

Bowie Appreciation Group Bendigo presents a glam celebration of David Bowie. His music. His art. His life.

Featuring some of Central Victoria's finest musicians performing their favourite Bowie songs which will be recorded live on the night for a Bowie compilation CD called 'Benders Does Bowie'.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Feb 11

BOATBUILDER'S YARD

The Thin White Ukes return for another free Saturday afternoon show.


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PERTH Feb 5, 10 & 11

THE BACKLOT PERTH

Screenings of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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AUCKLAND Fri, Feb 10

LABYRINTH

Movies in the Parks presents the 1986 fantasty starring David Bowie.

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SYDNEY Fri, Feb 10

BANKSTOWN

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

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MELBOURNE Sun, Feb 5

FITZROY BOWLS CLUB

The Thin White Ukes play the event A Decade of Greens. 12 pm - 4 pm.


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MELBOURNE Wed, Feb 1

QV NIGHT MARKET

The Thin White Ukes play The Queen Victoria Night Market in 3 sets starting from 6 PM.


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SYDNEY Jan 29 - 30

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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MELBOURNE Wed, Jan 25

THE PARIS CAT

Adam Rudegeaire's Bowie Project returns to The Paris Cat jazz club.

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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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MARGARET RIVER Sun, Jan 22

SETTLER'S TAVERN

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

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BLUE MOUNTAINS Sat, Jan 21

LINDEN OBSERVATORY

A mass sing along beneath the dome of the historic Linden Observatory.

Led by local musician Dave Garner and there will be a special performance on the Theremin by musician / composer, Jon Drummond and a playlist of Bowie songs from our guest DJ Noel Burgess.

Further details here



PERTH Sat, Jan 21

CHARLES HOTEL

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

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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

BOATBUILDER'S YARD

The Thin White Ukes are back at The Boatbuilders Yard for two big sets of David Bowie tunes this Saturday from 1-3pm. It's on the south bank of the Yarra, under the mast of the Polly Woodside — a lovely FREE arvo gig. Let's dance!


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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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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

THE CARLTON CLUB

Come celebrate the genius of Bowie with music by Jank Facques and performances by special guests The Huxleys, James Andrews and Ben Hancock.


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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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MELBOURNE Fri, Jan 13

BOWIE WEEKENDER

Join us on Friday the 13th for a night of dancing, drinking and mutual Bowie love - dj's Steve Wide and Fee B-Squared play Bowie tunes all night - just Bowie tunes. Not to be missed.

A slender ten bucks will get you in. It kicks off at 9 and goes for Five Years or until Major Tom lands safely home.


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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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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 Sun, Jan 8

LIDO ROOFTOP CINEMA

Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Conelly plays at the rooftop cinema in Hawthorn.


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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

CAMEO, BELGRAVE

Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Conelly plays at the Cameo Outdoor in Belgrave.


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WOLLONGONG Sun, Jan 8

ASHES TO ZIGGY

David Bowie tribute band Ashes to Ziggy pla the Towradgi Beach Hotel.


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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 Sat, Jan 7

DING DONG LOUNGE

Razzmatazz David Bowie Special.

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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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2017 Releases
NOV 1
A new hardback Bowie The Illustrated Story.

Link to Amazon

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

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

SEPT 22
Heroes picture disc is released. Link to JB Hifi (AUS)

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

Link to Book Depository
SEPT 1
A new hardback David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth by Paul Duncan.

Link to Amazon
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 1
A new ambient album by Bowie collaborator, Brian Eno.
JAN 1
A new paperback by Mick Marshall. Link to Book Depository.


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