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BRISBANE Feb 6 - 9

ZIGGY STARDUST LIVE

Eight of Brisbane’s finest vocalists and a veritable supergroup perform the David Bowie masterpiece THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS for MELT Queer Arts Festival 2016.

More info


MELBOURNE Sunday, Feb 7

DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE - A STARMAN WAITING IN THE SKY

Guests: Skyscraper Stan, Ali E, Coda Chroma, Closet Straights, Andrew McCubbin, J M S Harrison, Claire Birchall, Claws And Organs, Nussy, The Ugly Kings + Harry Howard & Atom

Matinee Show - Northcote Social Club.

LINK






MELBOURNE Sunday, Feb 7

FUCK YOU CANCER, A DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE

A charity event and live art tribute to the blackstarman, David Bowie, whose surprise death from cancer was a painful reminder of the ongoing battle against this disease.

Join us for a mix tape of some of our best-loved poets, comedians, singers, songwriters and cabaret performers including ultra special guests Missy Higgins, Angie Hart, Josh Earl, Alicia Sometimes, Hannah Gadsby, Andy Griffiths and more. All exploring a favourite aspect of the career and life of an artist beyond compare. There will be live art, installations, a performance of Bowie’s final single ‘Lazarus’ featuring the David Bowie Dancers, cover versions, stories, re-interpretations and singalong. All proceeds will be donated to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, to help further their important work in cancer treatment, research and education. Let’s mourn, let’s celebrate, let’s remember, let’s dance.

Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.

Tickets $18+BF from Oztix / more on the door if available. Doors 6pm..

LINK


MELBOURNE Wednesday, Feb 10

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes To Ashes is an international day of David Bowie events happening around the world, to remember and celebrate the life and music of the Starman himself, and to raise funds for cancer research.

Hosted by Fiona Scott-Norman and featuring a stellar line-up including Karlis Zaid, Tom Dickins, Jessamae St James, Hairy Soul Man, Michelle Brasier, Scarlett Belle and many more.

This intimate and one-off show will walk you through the many ch-ch-changes of one of our generations greatest Heroes, from Ziggy to Blackstar and back again. There are only forty tickets to this one-off performance, so bookings are highly, highly recommended.

All of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Cancer Council Australia.


More info


WELLINGTON Friday, Feb 12

SATELLITE OF LOVE BOWIE TRIBUTE

New Zealand's only drive-in cinema will show the David Bowie film Labyrinth after a "huge number" of requests were made to honour David Bowie.

More info


MELBOURNE Saturday, Feb 13

SATELLITE OF LOVE BOWIE TRIBUTE

A night to remember, celebrate and pay tribute to one of the great artists of our time.

* Dress Up & Boogie to Bowie All Night Long

* Live Music - Dance Floor - Light Show - Midnight Sing Along Doors

* Open 7.30pm - 8pm Start

*
Finish 1am Valentines Morning

Venue: Christmas Hills Hall 787 Ridge Rd Christmas Hills, VIC 3775

More info


SYDNEY Saturday, Feb 20

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff plays a show at Beaches Hotel, Thirroul:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


BRISBANE Sunday, Feb 21

ZIGGY PLAYED GUITAR: David Bowie tribute for Cancer Council Australia

Local bands and artists will join in a celebration of the songs, the performances, and the life of David Bowie, forming a truly impressive lineup to be announced soon.

More info


SYDNEY Feb 25 - Mar 4

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play shows at The Music Lounge, Brookvale:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


AUSTRALIA Feb 26 - Mar 5
EARL SLICK AND CO

Notorious John Lennon/Bowie lead guitarist Earl Slick, legendary Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom will join together for their only Australian tour.

Don't miss out on seeing three of rock's true antiheroes mixing it live.

If you missed the Pistols anarchy in '76, the Stray Cats ballin' in '83 and the original Ziggy Stardust tour, this is your chance to relive some of that historic chaos.

Matlock, Phantom, Slick (MPS) bring it all back live in 2016. Hear the songs that made punk, rockabilly and glam history performed by the history makers themselves. Plus new material that will spark a riot like it's still 1977.
Feb 26 Gold Coast Surfer Paradise Beergarden
Feb 27 Brisbane Chardon's Hotel Backroom
Feb 28 Sydney Newtown Social Club
March 2 Newcastle Cambridge Hotel
March 3 Adelaide Fowler's Live
March 4 Melbourne Ding Dong Lounge
March 5 Melbourne Flying Saucer Club

FLYER HERE

TICKETS AND INFORMATION
 

MELBOURNE Friday, Mar 4

DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE - STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN'S HIGH

With the 1st David Bowie Tribute at Northcote Social Club close to selling out, a 2nd show has been announced Friday March 4th at Corner Hotel.

While the 1st show features mostly rock acts, this show will feature a mix of genres including folk / indie / electronic, with a few rock bands as well, playing songs right across his catalog.

The impact David Bowie's work has had on so many is enormous, and we look forward to sharing our appreciation all together in the same room.

Some of the proceeds from the night will go to Peter MacCallum Cancer Council.

LINK


QUEENSLAND Apr 22 - 24

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play shows around the Brisbane / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast area:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


WORLDWIDE June 10

WARCRAFT

The brand new Duncan Jones movie World of Warcraft is due for cinematic release.


NSW June 10 - 25

ZIGGY: THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE

As reported on nose11.com, Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie show returns to NSW venues in June 2016.

5 dates announced so far - from Newcastle to Wollongong - including a station to station dash from the Thirroul show down south on a Friday up to the Enmore Theatre, Newtown, on the Saturday.

More info here


ADELAIDE June 22 - 25

STARMAN

Sven Ratzke presents a dazzling new rock show inspired by the music of David Bowie.

Explore Bowie’s life, from New York to Berlin, and re-discover his classic songs. A hilarious rock and roll ride.

LINK



Ongoing Events

WELLINGTON Feb 2 - 14

THE BOWIE TRIBUTE SHOW

This is a very special exhibition in honour of the great David Bowie.

From Tuesday February 2, local NZ artists will be showing their work inspired by this true icon of music and art. Join us and Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane, and the Goblin King in celebrating the artist David Bowie.

Exhibition opens Tuesday 2 February 5:30 PM Exhibition runs from 2 - 14 February.

Mathchbox Studios on Cuba Street.

LINK TO FACEBOOK PAGE


MELBOURNE Dec 11 - Apr 24

WARHOL / WEIWEI

NGV’s Summer Blockbuster: Andy Warhol & Ai Weiwei

More info



Past Events

SYDNEY Feb 3 - 5

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff is set to play a series of shows at The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville:

CLICK HERE FOR THE GIG PAGE


MELBOURNE Thursday, Feb 4

BOWIE FOCUS GROUP

Last year, Sean Redmond and Toija Cinque (whom co-convened the David Bowie Symposium at ACMI), were commissioned to write another book about David Bowie – this one focuses on his fans.

Sean and Toija are about to start running a series of focus groups in the key cities where Bowie was associated with (London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin ) and are trying to discover what fans got/get from Bowie in terms of their identity, pleasure, belonging, ‘strangeness' etc. The first focus group one will run out of Melbourne and will be aimed at a very specific group: migrants (new, first or second generation). They have a 'hunch' that Bowie's outsider identity and the way he managed that, through music, character and performance, would have resonated with (some) migrants feeling 'outside' the cultural centre and looking to make sense of things in a 'new' and challenging environment. Through Bowie, they turned to face the strange.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INVITATION

NOTE: If folk can't make the advertised slot but are interested, Toija and Sean will likely run another one. There is also a survey that can be completed.


ADELAIDE Feb 3

THE GOLDEN BEERS

The Metro Hotel presents The Golden Beers: An Evening of David Bowie Covers.

LINK TO FACEBOOK PAGE


SYDNEY Jan 30

SPEED OF LIFE (TRIBUTE)

As we all come to terms with the loss of visonary artist David Bowie and reflect on what he has meant to all of us weirdos, outcasts and eccentrics. It only seems fitting that Freda's honours him, and his music, with our next House Band night on Saturday 30th January. Curated by life long Bowie fan and lookalike Alex Cross, the night will cover his career taking in classics and oddities from his seminal albums including Hunky Dory, Heroes, Alladin Sane, Ziggy Stardust & more. Featuring - FREDA'S HOUSE BAND Performing DAVID BOWIE'S songs LIVE.

LINK TO EVENING SHOW

LINK TO MATINEE (All Ages) SHOW


MELBOURNE Jan 27

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976 film starring David Bowie) plays as part of a Nicolas Roeg double feature. The other film is Don't Look Now (1973).

See the calendar here.

Thanks to Earl Black for the info.




MELBOURNE Jan 11 - 24

REST IN PEACE, DAVID BOWIE

"If you would like to leave your own tribute to Bowie, join us in the ACMI Lightwell where there will be a book of condolence to sign and leave a message for the starman, which will be sent to the official David Bowie archive".

~ ACMI Melbourne

Those unable to attend can leave comments on the ACMI site here.

UPDATE: Condolence book will be left out until 5pm next Sunday 24 January.



MELBOURNE Jan 17

MOON AT THE ROOFTOP

Screening at Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema is Moon directed by Duncan Jones.

Deja-View Cinema presents a tribute to the sci-fi genre, featuring a montage of classic science fiction scenes, followed by the cult classic MOON.

More info


MELBOURNE Jan 16

BOWIEDOWNUNDER.COM & ACMI PRESENT A FREE PUBLIC EVENT

This weekend the Australian David Bowie fan community Bowie Down Under will congregate at ACMI to celebrate the life of the Starman.

The free event in ACMI’s Lightwell will provide a place for fans to enjoy music and each other's company. All welcome.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

LINK TO ACMI


AUSTRALIA Jan 13 - 16

SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, PERTH, GEELONG & MELBOURNE

A whole string of Bowie tributes are planned.

More info here


NEW ZEALAND Jan 13 - 15

AUCKLAND & WELLINGTON

A whole string of Bowie tributes are planned.

More info here


SYDNEY Jan 12

LET'S DANCE: BDU

A repeat of Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under, this time shown on January 12 as part of the Best Of Documentary 2 series. The short is placed alongside:

* Giovani and The Water Ballet
* Love in a Time of March Madness
* The Many Sad Fates of Mr Toledano
* Michelle's Story


More info here


WOLLONGONG Dec 31

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff returns for a NYE rumble at:

Beaches Hotel, Thirroul
(Dec 31)





SYDNEY Jan 8

LET'S DANCE: BDU

On David Bowie's 69th birthday is a screening of Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film.

The short screens at the Flickfest Festival Opening alongside:

* The Detectives of Noir Town
* Oh Be Joyful
* Home
* Nulla Nulla
* Ava Maria and
* Halfbeard


More info here


AUCKLAND Dec 19

BOWIE TRIPLE FEATURE

Te Uru in association with Flicks Titirangi are hosting a special Christmas David Bowie triple-feature film bonanza.

Films include Labyrinth, the David Bowie Is (documentary) and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

MORE INFO


MELBOURNE Dec 11 - 12

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped returns to Melbourne for shows at:

The Caravan Club
(Dec 11) and

Memo Music Hall (Dec 12)




MELBOURNE Dec 5

BALWYN CALLING

A free screening of Labyrinth starring David Bowie at Greythorn Park, North Balwyn.

Enjoy a night under the stars watching a great movie in some of Boroondara's grandest parks. In a year where everything has revolved around David Bowie, it’s no surprise that the demand to see Labyrinth is high.

Thanks to Stuart for the info.

More info


SYDNEY Nov 25

ASHES TO ASHES

A David Bowie Tribute Show, Ashes to Ashes And Other Oddities plays at The Vanguard. Flyer here

The price for tickets are as follows:

Pre-sale: $13.80
On the door: $15.00

Link to facebook event page


AUS / NZ Nov 20

BLACKSTAR

When
and where to see Bowie's forthcoming single and video in Australia and New Zealand?

We recommend observing the countdown on imablackstar.com but for your convenience we have worked out the following times:

NZ Friday 10 AM
VIC / NSW / TAS Friday 8 AM
SA / NT Friday 7:30 AM
QLD Friday 7 AM
WA Friday 5 AM

MELBOURNE Nov 21

CHANGES: DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE

Changes: A David Bowie Tribute plays at the Lyrebird Lounge, Ripponlea.

Link to facebook event page


MELBOURNE Nov 6

ELECTRIC BOWIE PROJECT

Swapping the horn section for guitar and percussion, The electric Bowie Project will filter the compositions of David Bowie through the lens of 70s jazz-fusion, such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Chick Corea Electrik Band, and Miles Davis' Tribute to Jack Johnson.

The performance will feature bandleader Adam Rudegeair in what will be the first public appearance of his Mark 1 Fender Rhodes 88. Adam is joined by his quintet, including Thom Mitchell on electric and acoustic drums and Stephen Lane on electric bass..

Shadow Electric, Abbottsford Convent

More info


SYDNEY Nov 6

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped plays at The Basement.



BRISBANE Nov 8

DAVID BOWIE AFTERNOON

Labyrinth and a host of Bowie music videos plays in Brissy.

LINK



MELBOURNE Jun 20 - Nov 3
LABYRINTH

ACMI are screening the 1986 fantasy starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

Sessions starting from June and run into November.

More info
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MELBOURNE July 16 - Nov 1

BOWIE IS

The most succcessful exhibit in the history of London's
V&A Musuem has reached MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA ... July 16 to Nov 1, 2015.

More info


ADELAIDE Oct 25

LET'S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER

Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film on David Bowie screens at the Adelaide Film Festival.

The short screens alongside the music documentary 808.

Palace Nova, 9:15 PM

More info on Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under

More info on 808


MELBOURNE Oct 24
ZIGGY FROM THE TOP

Come check out all your favs in their glittery Bowie best with a house band for the evening feat.

Some Velvet Mornings very own Jeremy Furze along with a few other hits in the first set by solo artists.

Some Velvet Morning, 8:00 pm

LINK

MELBOURNE Oct 17
LINER NOTES

One of Melbourne's best-loved spoken word events stages a tribute to a classic Bowie album, song by song.

A stellar line-up of writers, musicians and poets explore their personal connection to the glam ham of wham, bam and thank-you-ma’am.

ACMI Cinema 2, 7:30 pm

More info

AUS / NZ Oct 17
3CR INTERVIEW

3CR music coordinator Paul Elliott chats to David Bowie super fan Bruce Butler during Michael Smith's Let Your Freak Flag Fly this Saturday 17th October, 5.30 - 7.00pm.

Bruce recently gave a talk at ACMI as part of the David Bowie is exhibition and contributed several rare Bowie pieces of memorabilia to the exhibition.

Bowie is considered a musical icon and innovator and anyone interested in this fascinating rock chameleon will enjoy hearing the interview.

3CR Radio, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

LINK

ADELAIDE Oct 16

LET'S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER

Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film on David Bowie screens at the Adelaide Film Festival.

The short screens alongside the music documentary 808.

Palace Nova, 8:45 PM

More info on Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under

More info on 808


MELBOURNE Oct 16
THE BOWIE PROJECT

Adam Rudegeair's Bowie jazz interpretations returns to The Paris Cat.

TICKETS HERE

SYDNEY Oct 13

LABYRINTH SCREENING

Labyrinth starring DAVID BOWIE plays at The Golden Age Cinema and Bar.

Link


MELBOURNE Oct 8

THE HUNGER SCREENING

The Hunger, the 1983 film directed by Tony Scott and starring DAVID BOWIE, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon screens at The Astor.

Link


MELBOURNE Sept 24 & 26
MARTIN G BAKER

Known for his work on Labyrinth (1986), The Muppets (2011) and Fraggle Rock (1983), Henson Foundation producer MARTIN G. BAKER will introduce LABYRINTH at ACMI cinema on Thursday 24 September while on Saturday 26 September, Baker will give both an introduction and Q&A session.

Labyrinth
continues to screen at ACMI over the coming weeks. More info here.

MELBOURNE Oct 1
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #8

Exploring the prominent science fiction themes that feature in Bowie’s work, Emma Beddows examines how recognisable sci-fi tropes are reflected in, and have had deep influence on, the work of David Bowie.

ACMI Studio 1, 6pm

More info

MELBOURNE Oct 1
OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS

Psychodelicate girls and little metal faced boys! Come out to play!

For one glittering evening, The Fringe Club becomes a den of David Bowie excess as Geraldine Quinn and band lead a cavalcade of electric guest stars in a massive celebration of The Dame.

Don your best satin and tat, put on your red shoes and paint a lightning bolt on your pretty face. Let’s dance.

Link

MELBOURNE Sept 25
ZIGGY STARDUST LIVE

As part of ACMI's Bowie Late Nights, Georgia Fields performs The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. As previously seen in Melbourne, Georgia has reinterpreted the classic Bowie album for strings (and vocal).

More info
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MELBOURNE Sept 25
THE BOWIE PROJECT - KEW

The Bowie Project by Adam Rudegeair Quintet comes to the Kew Court House.

Details and tickets here.

NSW / VIC Sep 11 - 25
BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped
by Jeff Duff, plays shows in September.

Check out the full website here.
TOUR DATES
Sept 06 Thirroul Beaches Hotel
Sept 11 Chermside, QLD Kedron-Wavell Services Club
Sept 12 Pomona, QLD Majestic Theatre
Sept 19 Melbourne Thornbury Theatre
Sept 25 Bankstown Bankstown Sports Club

MELBOURNE Sept 19 - 20
TOTAL BOWIE

Let yourself loose as we celebrate all things Bowie over a special weekend of music, performance, films and workshops.

Diamond dogs, disco kings and dreamers take over the building in an immersive two-day program dedicated to the prolific vision of the iconic star. Party, create and play with a line-up of special guest performers, artists and DJs.

FULL PROGRAM HERE

Link to ACMI page

MELBOURNE Aug 20 - Sep 20

BOWIE ON FILM

ACMI present screenings of: The Man Who Fell To Earth, Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture, Absolute Beginners, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Prestige, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Hunger, Just a Gigolo and Cracked Actor among others.

For screenings of Labyrinth, see below.

Link

SCREENINGS
Thur Aug 20 7:30 PM The Man Who Fell to Earth
Fri Aug 21 6:45 PM Cracked Actor
Fri Aug 21 8:10 PM Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Sat Aug 22 6:00 PM Just a Gigolo
Sat Aug 22 8:00 PM The Hunger
Sun Aug 23 5:30 PM Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Mon Aug 24 4:30 PM Absolute Beginners
Mon Aug 24 7:00 PM Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Tue Aug 25 7:00 PM The Prestige
Thur Aug 27 5:30 PM Absolute Beginners
Fri Aug 28 6:30 PM The Man Who Fell to Earth
Sat Aug 29 7:00 PM The Hunger
Mon Aug 31 5:30 PM Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Tue Sept 1 4:20 PM The Prestige
Tue Sept 1 2:00 PM Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Wed Sept 2 2:30 PM Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Thur Sept 3 5:00 PM Just a Gigolo
Sat Sept 5 6:30 PM Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Sun Sept 6 7:00 PM The Man Who Fell to Earth
Tue Sept 8 5:30 PM Cracked Actor
Thur Sept 10 4:30 PM Just a Gigolo
Fri Sept 11 5:00 PM Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Fri Sept 11 7:00 PM Cracked Actor
Fri Sept 11 8:20 PM The Man Who Fell to Earth
Sat Sept 12 5:00 PM Absolute Beginners
Sat Sept 12 2:30 PM Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Sun Sept 13 3:45 PM The Prestige
Wed Sept 16 4:00 PM Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Thur Sept 17 4:00 PM Absolute Beginners
Fri Sept 18 2:00 PM Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Sun Sept 20 3:45 PM The Man Who Fell to Earth
Sun Sept 20 6:30 PM The Hunger
Sun Sept 20 8:30 PM Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars

MELBOURNE Sept 17
SECRET SYMPHONY

Secret Symphony (a project of the MSO) will play ACMI, Melbourne.

Further details here.
TOUR DATES
Sept 17 9 PM ACMI Melbourne
  10:15 PM ACMI Melbourne

MELBOURNE Sep 13
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #7

Exploring the links between costume and character, Mel Campbell will explore how Bowie flagged his changing musical directions through the changing of his costume, how his sartorial choices are tied to the performance of gender and sexuality, and how the costumes of an icon informed an entire generation.

ACMI Studio 1, 2 pm

More info

MELBOURNE Sep 3
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #6

Bruce Butler has had a fascinating, interwoven history with David Bowie. Showcasing articles from his own personal collection, including Record Mirror magazines from the 70s, promotional posters, personal letters, signed memorabilia and personal photographs, this very special presentation is an intimate snapshot into the connection between an icon and his fans. Through this personal Bowie slideshow, Butler traces his interconnected history with Bowie, from his first meetings as a fan in 1978 through to numerous meetings, gigs and correspondences that have peppered his life as both a music fan and industry professional.

ACMI Cube, 6pm

More info

MELBOURNE Sep 5
LET'S DANCE

Speakers in the fields of Indigenous art and culture, moving image and popular culture come together to discuss Indigenous representation in non-Indigenous media and give historical context to David Bowie's 1983 music video for 'Let’s Dance'.

The forum is a companion piece to Christian Thompson’s Dead Tongue, an exhibition at Koorie Heritage Trust responding to the 'Let’s Dance' video and other themes in David Bowie's work.

Koori Heritage Trust Gallery, Federation Square Cube, 1 pm

More info

SYDNEY Sep 2
THE BOWIE SHOW

School of Rock Graduate School perform the amazing songs of David Bowie.

From the psychadelic Ziggy Stardust to the pop era of the 80's, Bowie's music has inspired and lifted the spirits of his fans.

School of Rock is proud to present this awesome tribute to Bowie's music and are pumped to be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Sydney.

Tickets are $35 and this included DINNER and the SHOW so come on down into downtown and make an awesome night of it.

Facebook Page

GEELONG Aug 6 - 29
SUKITA

The exhibition of photographic works of David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita moves from Mossgreen Gallery in Melbourne to the Charles Rose Gallery in Geelong.

More info

MELBOURNE Aug 28
JEN CLOHER / THE THIN WHITE UKES

Local music hero Jen Cloher brings her timeless indie rock to Bowie late nights.

With special guests The Thin White Ukes.

More info

AUSTRALIA August
CHRIS HADFIELD DOWN UNDER

Chris Hadfield is currently in Australia speaking about his experiences as commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield's debut album is titled "Space Sessions - Songs From A Tin Can" and is scheduled for launch on Friday October 9th, 2015. It includes his version of 'Space Oddity' - the video of which was famously filmed on the ISS.

More info
TOUR DATES
Aug 11 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Aug 13 Perth Riverside Theatre
Aug 18 Sydney State Theatre
Aug 20 Melbourne The Palais Theatre

MELBOURNE Aug 20
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #5

Starting with the storyboards and video for Bowie’s shelved Diamond Dogs movie project, Michael Dwyer will springboard into one of the defining themes of Bowie’s catalogue, one which the man himself once described as his own personal “non-specific nagging fear”..

ACMI Studio 1, 6pm

More info

MELBOURNE Aug 15

LET'S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER

Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film on David Bowie will screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Treasury Theatre, 1:30 PM

More info


MELBOURNE Aug 12
BOWIE JAZZ

Adam Rudegeair's Bowie jazz interpretations returns to The Paris Cat.
TOUR DATES
Aug 12 Melbourne The Paris Cat

MELBOURNE Aug 9

LET'S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER

Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under - an intimate new short film on David Bowie will screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

ACMI 2, 11am

More info


MELBOURNE Aug 9
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #4

Clementine Ford takes a look back at the cult classic and all the quintessentially ‘80s special effects, synth music and hairdos that helped immerse viewers in the film’s fantastical world, and uncovers the underlying symbolism embodied in Bowie’s portrayal of the iconic Goblin King.

ACMI Studio 1, 2pm

More info

MELBOURNE Jun 17 - July 30
SUKITA

An exhibition of photographic works of David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita.

Link to exhibition

See photos of the opening

MELBOURNE July 30
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #3

From Klaus Nomi to Tally Brown to modern day, Bowie's career has intertwined with cabaret and pop/club sub-cultures, weaving an intricate tapestry of mutual influence. Rock cabaret singer-songwriter Geraldine Quinn explores the contribution of underground scenes and their inherent gender-flux to the Bowie myth, and his influence on practitioners of the genre from the 1970s to today.

ACMI Studio 1, 6pm

More info

MELBOURNE July 26
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #2

Visiting artist and writer Tanja Stark examines Bowie’s long-term fascination with Carl Jung, introduces some of Jung’s key ideas and begins an exploration of some intriguing links between the music icon and the Swiss psychiatrist.

ACMI Studio 1, 5pm

More info

MELBOURNE July 21
BOWIE TRIBUTE

A Bowie Tribute will take place at Tago Mago in Thornbury.

More info

AUSTRALIA July 18
BOWIE ON RAGE

Starting from midnight on ABC TV, RAGE are having a 5 hour David Bowie special.

Link to playlist

MELBOURNE July 18 (Evening)
BOWIE IS BOWIE DOWN UNDER

Starting from 5:30 PM in the Lightwell, Bowie Downunder has an exclusive viewing of the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition which is showing at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia.

This event is SOLD OUT.

MELBOURNE July 17 - 18
BOWIE SYMPOSIUM

ACMI are hosting a two-day multi-discipline symposium that brings together artists, academics and cultural commentators to reflect upon the influences of and on David Bowie in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance.

More info

MELBOURNE July 16
STRANGE FASCINATIONS #1

Step back in time with glam rock legend Jeff Duff as he explores his prolific music career and the impact of Bowie on his work and life.

A very special guest of the program, the legendary Australian rocker kicks off the Strange Fascinations series, and will perform an intimate set of songs at the conclusion of the talk.

ACMI Lightwell, 6pm

More info

HOBART July 3 & 4

BOWIE UNZIPPED

The original wildman of the Australian Music Industry brings his infamous Bowie show to the apple isle for the first time.

Link


AUSTRALIA July 2

106.7 FM SPECIAL

Part 2 of the Michael Mullholland's PBS radio show analyses Bowie's career from 1980 onwards.

Tune in from 7 PM on July 2.


BRISBANE Jun 20
TRANSFORMER

Two live performances of the classic Lou Reed album will occur as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival.

More info
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TOUR DATES
7:30 PM Jun 20 Brisbane QPAC
9:30 PM Jun 20 Brisbane QPAC

MELBOURNE Jun 17
BOWIE JAZZ

Adam Rudegeair's Bowie jazz interpretations returns to The Paris Cat.
TOUR DATES
Jun 17 Melbourne The Paris Cat

NEW ZEALAND May 21 - June 3
BOWIE IS DOCUMENTARY

The documentary film of the ground-breaking DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition is coming to cinemas in NZ. For example:

AUCKLAND & DUNEDIN
Rialto Cinemas

WELLINGTON
Lighthouse Cinema

CHRISTCHURCH
Alice Cinematech

MELBOURNE May 14, 15 & 16

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped by Jeff Duff, plays shows in Melbourne. Check out the full website here.

BOWIE UNZIPPED TOUR DATES
May 14 Melbourne, VIC The Toff
May 15 Elstenwick, VIC Flying Saucer Club
May 16 Elstenwick, VIC Flying Saucer Club

MELBOURNE May 15
THE BOWIE PROJECT ALBUM LAUNCH

Album launch of The Bowie Project by Adam Rudegeair Quintet. Details and tickets here.
TOUR DATES
May 15 Melbourne Stonnington Jazz Festival

NSW Feb - Mar

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped by Jeff Duff, plays shows in NSW. Check out the full website here.

BOWIE UNZIPPED TOUR DATES
Feb 28 Marrickville, NSW Camelot Lounge
Mar 20 Cronulla, NSW Brass Monkey
Mar 28 Kincumber, NSW Lizottes
May 1 Newtown, NSW The Vanguard
May 2 Wentworthville, NSW Wenty Leagues Club

BRISBANE Apr 29
LABYRINTH SCREENING

The New Globe Theatre is screening the 1986 fantasy starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

More info
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MELBOURNE Mar 21

DIAMOND DOGS & YOUNG AMERICANS

BEAT, RRR, The Yarraville Club & Cherry Rock present…

David Bowie 'Young Americans' and 'Diamond Dogs' Anniversaries Honoured in Melbourne.

A one-off all-star local line-up of musicians and singers from Melbourne will celebrate the music of David Bowie by honouring the 40th and 41st album release anniversaries of seminal recordings 'Young Americans' (1975) and 'Diamond Dogs' (1974) in a unique live performance on Saturday 21 March at The Yarraville Club, which will also include other classics from the inspirational and intimidating Bowie back catalogue.

Full details here.

BOWIE TRIBUTE
March 21 Yarraville Yarraville Club

MELBOURNE Mar 10
LABYRINTH

Labyrinth returns to The Rooftop Cinema. See here.

MELBOURNE Mar 1
CALL FOR PAPERS

An academic conference - THE STARDOM AND CELEBRITY OF DAVID BOWIE 1965—2015 - is coming to Australia as part of the David Bowie Is exhibition.

The Deadline for papers or proposals has been extended to 1st March 2015.

Further details on our facebook page.

PERTH Feb 21
ALL STAR BOWIE

The All Star David Bowie tribute show performs at The Centuria Hotel Midland on Sat Feb 21st. Five piece live band. On stage with AbbaFab. Tickets on sale from Dec 10th. Available from the venue $20 in advance, or $25 on the door.
TOUR DATES
Feb 21 Perth Centuria Hotel, Midland

MELBOURNE Feb 18
BOWIE JAZZ

Adam Rudegeair's brilliant Bowie jazz interpretations returns to The Paris Cat.
TOUR DATES
Feb 18 Melbourne The Paris Cat

DUNEDIN Jan 5 - Feb 13
BOWIE AT UNI

A summer school paper on David Bowie is coming up at The University of Otago. The course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of academics from music, gender, theatre, fashion and film. Details in this article.

BRISBANE Feb 7

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped, the new show by Jeff Duff, plays shows in Brisbane. Check out the full website here.

BOWIE UNZIPPED TOUR DATES
Feb 7 Brisbane The Powerhouse

MELBOURNE & NSW Dec 19 - 27

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Bowie Unzipped, the new show by Jeff Duff, plays shows in Melbourne and in New South Wales.

BOWIE UNZIPPED TOUR DATES
Dec 19 Melbourne Caravan Music Club
Dec 20 Melbourne Caravan Music Club
Dec 27 Newcastle Lizottes Newcastle
Dec 28 Central Coast Lizottes Kincumber

MELBOURNE Jan 6
LABYRINTH

Labyrinth returns to The Rooftop Cinema. See here.


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Forthcoming Releases
FEB 5
A digital album by Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff is released. Link
APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bowie's photographer Steve Schapiro is released. More info here.
 
FORTHCOMING
David Bowie's legacy lives on. Today, January 11, just one day after the 69-year-old Lazarus composer and legendary singer passed away, the cast of his new musical gathered at a recording studio in Manhattan to lay down the show's cast album. More info here.
 


Recent Releases
JANUARY 8
A brand new Bowie album - Blackstar - is released.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)

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JANUARY 8
A new book - Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab will be published. It is written by Bowie cohort Mary Finnegan.
DECEMBER 18
A brand new Bowie single - Lazarus - is released.
NOVEMBER 20
A brand new Bowie single - Blackstar - is released.
NOVEMBER 15
A brand new book focusing on the late career of David Bowie is released. See here.
NOVEMBER 13
A new vinyl picture disc 'Golden Years' is released. See here.
OCTOBER 9
Space Sessions - Songs from a Tin Can is the debut album by astronaut Chris Hadfield. It includes his version of Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. See here.
OCTOBER 12
A new vinyl picture disc 'Space Oddity' is released. See here.
OCTOBER 12
A new vinyl picture disc 'Space Oddity' is released. See here.
SEPTEMBER 16
A brand new book from Ian Chapman is released. See here.
SEPTEMBER
A new Mick Rock book The Rise of David Bowie. Link.
JULY 24
A new vinyl picture disc - 'Fame' is released. See here.
JULY 16
A yellow vinyl 7 inch - 'Let's Dance' - will be released exclusively at ACMI, Melbourne. A 12 inch red vinyl of iSelect will also be available. See here.
JUNE 18
A brand new paperback from Toija Cinque is released. See here.
JUNE 1
The Man Who Sold The World (Live) - an album by Bowie colaborators Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey is released. See here.
MAY 15
Recorded in Melbourne, Australia, the Adam Rudegeair Quintet releases a brand new album - jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes. Link.
MAY 1
A brand new book of collected interviews. See here.
MAY 11
Updated book by David Buckley is released. See here.
APRIL 18
A new vinyl picture disc - 'Kingdom Come' is released. See here.
APRIL 18
A new vinyl picture disc - 'Changes' is released. See here.
MARCH 27
A brand new book by Chris O'Leary, author of the acclaimed blog Pushing Ahead of The Dame. See here.
MARCH
A brand new biography on David Bowie's pianist MIKE GARSON is released. See here.
FEBRUARY
Local magazine release of MOJO with 3 different Bowie covers.
FEB 23
A new vinyl picture disc - 'Young Americans' - is released. See here.






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