Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with a revolving selection of additional amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Mark Plati and Charlie Sexton. We're on the road with A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts. Note that not all band members will perform on all dates.
Mike Garson was was David Bowie's longest and most frequent band member. He was featured on more than 20 Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the Aladdin Sane track. Mike performed with David on both his first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between.
Earl Slick began his collaboration with David Bowie in 1974 on the Diamond Dogs tour and continued with Bowie through his David Live, Young Americans and Station to Station albums featuring the smash hit singles Fame and Golden Years. Slick rejoined David's band in 2000 for the Reality album and tour as well as his The Next Day album.
Charlie Sexton became friends with David Bowie while recording his Never Let Me Down album. Sexton sat in with Bowie on the Glass Spider tour and was his special guest performer for the filming of the shows in Sydney. Sexton has also toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, contributed a track on the Thelma & Louise soundtrack and appeared in the Best Motion Picture Oscar winning movie Boyhood, and may be best known for his solo hit "Beat's So Lonely" and his work with the band Arc Angels.
Carmine Rojas toured the world with David Bowie, playing bass on several multi-platinum hits such as Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love and Blue Jean on the Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider tours.
Mark Plati co-produced David Bowie's Earthling album in addition to 3 years as Musical Director and guitarist/bassist with Bowie, performing with him in Europe and the U.S. at such shows as the Glastonbury Festival, NetAid, the Montreux Jazz Festival, VH-1 Storytellers, and The Concert for New York. He supervised the live execution of two complete Bowie albums - Heathen, and the 1976 classic Low.
Gerry Leonard was music director and guitar player for David Bowie on his Reality world tour and DVD along with Bowie's previous two records, Heathen and Reality and their subsequent tours along with his The Next Day album.
Bernard Fowler is a singer and songwriter widely known around the world for his work with The Rolling Stones for more than 30 years. His dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for as diverse artists as Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Duran Duran, Philip Glass, Bootsy Collins, and many more.
Corey Glover is a founding member of Living Colour and has helped prove that not only could black guys kick out the jams, but that they could be embraced by a vast expanse of fans. Living Colour earned numerous industry awards including back-to-back Grammys for Best Hard Rock Performance and emerged as one of the most influential rock acts of all time: regularly selling out arenas and selling millions of albums.
Joe Sumner is a singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane. Sumner, a native of England, learned to play guitar and drums when he was a teenager, and was inspired to write songs when he heard Nirvana's album Nevermind. An accomplished musician and singer, in 2017, Sumner toured with Sting on the massively successful 57th and 9th world tour.
Guatemala native singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkable success as a musician. She has been nominated for an Emmy and won a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. She has released four albums, toured with singers Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie and Calexico, and has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli and Van Dyke Parks.
Lee John is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer based out of Los Angeles. In addition to writing and recording his own music, Lee is a member of the band SayReal and just so happens to be the son of Bowie alum Earl Slick.
The following dates will feature Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Corey Glover, Joe Sumner and Lee John along with Bernard Fowler and Gaby Moreno in New Zealand and Australia: