A Bowie Celebration :: Dublin

Wed, 09 Jan 2019
11:00 - 15:00

MCD Presents:
A Bowie Celebration
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson, for an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs featuring world class vocalists and an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts.
Mike Garson is excited to announce tour dates including a night at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 9th of January 2019 with fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades for a show called “A BOWIE CELEBRATION” with alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Cory Glover, Carmine Rojas and more! This will be an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie’s songs, featuring world class vocalists including Bernard Fowler and Joe Sumner plus an ever-rotating mix of Bowie hits and deep cuts.
Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bowie’s bands having performed together for both David’s first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between, says: "This is a dream band with each member at the top of their game. Add to that the world’s best fans singing and dancing along with us and the power of David’s music stays alive with the same intent as when we played with him.”
The band features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality; Bowie guitarist and band leader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour); Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour; vocalist Corey Glover, and bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.
Earl Slick: “I’m having a blast with these shows. It’s so great to play with this amazing band of alumni who were there with David going all the way back. When I see the looks on the faces of the audience at our shows I see the value in what we’re doing. Mission accomplished!”
Gerry Leonard: “I am super excited to be continuing to bring David’s music to his loyal fans with A Bowie Celebration. The combination of having his real band playing his music for his dedicated fans makes for a truly special night every time. It’s such a wonderful way to keep David’s memory and musical legacy alive.”
Carmine Rojas: “It is really inspirational to witness how excited the audience gets with each song we play. It’s like people are reminded how prolific David’s music was and they can’t stop singing and dancing. Fans can’t believe they are actually hearing the music as it was originally recorded by original musicians of David’s bands. That’s what sets this apart from anything else. It’s truly a spiritual event. I can’t wait to continue the Celebration!”
Joe Sumner: “This band of Bowie alumni is full of people that David himself trusted to bring his visions to life. Now they’re the perfect stewards to keep his spirit alive and it’s such an honor to be part of it.”
Performers on the night:
Mike Garson
Earl Slick
Gerry Leonard
Carmine Rojas
Bernard Fowler
Corey Glover
Joe Sumner
Lee John
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
Doors open 7pm. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.

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Last update 10/01/2019

Olympia Theatre

Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland


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