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Having sold millions of records worldwide, written, produced and performed dozens of hits like “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel” and “Starman,” it’s clear that David Bowie’s cultural impact on the world was just as immense as his musical contributions. Now, fans of the late performer can get a taste of his works once again at “A Bowie Celebration.” This all-ages show brings together alumni band members of Bowie’s to create a show that centers around some of his greatest hits. On Friday, March 20, it’ll head to The Royal Oak Music Theatre.
Included in the event’s lineup is Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs and Sass Jordan — each of whom Bowie respected as musicians. For instance, Bowie called Garson’s piano playing exceptional.
“It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time,” Bowie said. “Mike does this with such enthusiasm that it makes my heart glad just to be in the same room with him.”
Armstrong said he’s eager to bring Bowie’s music to both old and new fans alike.
“It’s a great honor to join Mike Garson and my Bowie brothers to help bring David Bowie’s amazing legacy to new audiences,” Armstrong said.
Tickets start at $35. To find out more about this event visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.