A Bowie Celebration, Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), Nashville, TN
A Bowie Celebration at Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), Nashville, TN
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David Bowie Alumni Musicians Coming To Polk Theatre

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Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades return this February for A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour. An evening of Bowie’s songs featuring band members Garson, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, and Carmine Rojas, plus world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, with additional guest vocalists on various dates. 2019’s tour will stop in Nashville on Wednesday, March 13 at The Polk Theatre.

Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson heads up the alumni as the longest-standing member of Bowie’s bands, performed with David at his first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts together around the globe in between. The band also features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality; and Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

During last year’s trek, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress (“Westworld”) and singer (Rebel and A Basketcase) Evan Rachel Wood joined the all-star band to sing a variety of songs at the Los Angeles and Atlanta shows and was seen on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in April raving about the tour. As Wood explained to Fallon, “It’s not a cover band, it’s the band! It’s the actual band, so when you’re there it sounds as close as you’re going to get to Bowie.” Other special guests who joined the 2018 run included Perry Farrell, Joe Sumner, Fantastic Negrito, Mark Plati, Mr Hudson, David Liebman, Gaby Moreno and Sass Jordan.

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