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Upcoming Releases

It's Always Time - the second volume of Adam Rudegeair's jazz interpretations is released on September 22.

Link to Adam's Bandcamp


Loving The Alien - the 4th in a series of David Bowie box sets is released. Due October 12. There's also a Zeroes / Beat of Your Drum picture disc due on Sept 7.


Forthcoming Events

40 YEARS AGO Sep 16, 1978
David Bowie's first ever tour down under was announced on this day 40 years ago.

In response, a Melbourne ticket queue formed almost immediately.

 

MELBOURNE Sat, Sep 22

IT'S ALWAYS TIME

Adam Rudegeair’s Bowie Project has been quiet for a little while, and now we know why… They’ve been brewing a new album -- selecting takes, commissioning artwork, and perfecting the mix…

The title “It’s Always Time” is a lyric borrowed from New Angels of Promise, which originally appears on the album Hours (1999) and has been interpreted by The Bowie Project with a South African jazz flavor inspired by Abdullah Ibrahim>

ALBUM LAUNCH at the Paris Cat Jazz Club - 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

LINK

 

35 YEARS AGO Sept 22, 1983
MCML ANNIVERSARY

On this day 35 years ago, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence officially opened in Australian cinemas.

Filmed in New Zealand (Auckland, Wanganui, Mount Eden and most particularly, The Cook Islands), we have a number of pages on this movie:

MCML: Background

MCML: Filming in the Cook Islands

MCML: Filming at Wanganui

MCML: Reviews, Interviews and Premieres

MCML: The Music

 

40 YEARS AGO Sep 23, 1978
Tickets went on sale for David Bowie's first ever tour down under on this date 40 years ago.

LINK

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sep 20 - 24

BRITISH INVASION

The British Invasion Tour comes to Western Australia.

Thurs, Sep 20
Albany

Fri, Sep 21
Perth, Wooroloo

Sat, Sep 22
Perth, North Perth

Sun, Sep 23
Mandurah

With Jeff Duff playing David Bowie, Lance Strauss playing Elton John and Rob Caudill playing Rod Stewart.

 

CANBERRA Wed, Sep 26

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to Canberra.

They play the Smiths Alternative Book Shop.

LINK


SYDNEY, NSW Thur, Sep 27

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to the Gasoline Pony in Marrickville.

LINK


CARINDA, NSW Sep 28 - 30

BOWIE FESTIVAL 2018

It was 1983 when David Bowie traveled to the tiny NSW outback town of Carinda to film his now iconic video for “Let’s Dance” in the Carinda Hotel.

The town celebrates this link to rock n roll history by throwing an annual festival, ‘Let’s Dance Carinda’ over the October long weekend.

There will be plenty of other entertainment over the weekend including local music acts, arts activities, camping, workshops, food & bar, kids entertainment and much more.

In 2018, the Thin White Ukes are scheduled to appear in addition to Jeff Duff / Bowie Unzipped.

FLYER

LINK

 

SYDNEY Wednesday, Oct 3

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia.

The Sydney gig is scheduled for Wednesday October 3 at The Factory Theatre.

LINK

BRISBANE Thursday, Oct 4

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia.

The Brisbane gig is scheduled for Thursday October 4 at The Zoo.

LINK

MELBOURNE Oct 6, 7 & 12

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia.

NOTE: The performance at Thornbury Theatre is the only full Melbourne peformance of their classic album SF Sorrow

SAT Oct 6

Thornbury Theatre

SUN Oct 7

Caravan Club, Bentleigh East

FRI Oct 12

The Tote, Collingwood

40 YEARS AGO Oct 9, 1978
David Bowie's double live album Stage entered the Australian chart (5 days ahead of its UK and US release) on this date 40 years ago.

Stage synchronized fairly well with the Australian and New Zealand portion of the Low/Heroes tour. The tour kicked off in Adelaide just one month after the album's release and not surprisingly, the Australian longevity of the album was better than the US and UK put together.

The New Zealand success of the album was even more spectacular - hitting the nations top spot in November and achieving Gold status. 

LINK

 

GEELONG Wednesday, Oct 10

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia. In the process, they are visiting Geelong for the first time ever.

The gig is scheduled for Wednesday October 10 at The Barwon Club.

LINK

 

ADELAIDE Saturday, Oct 13

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia. In the precess they are visiting Adelaide for the first time ever.

The gig is scheduled for Saturday October 13 at Fowlers Live.

LINK

 

PERTH Sunday, Oct 14

THE PRETTY THINGS

One of the most important bands in rock history - and the inspiration for TWO tracks on David Bowie's legendary 1973 covers album Pin Ups - are doing a farewell tour of Australia. In the precess they are visiting Perth for the first time ever.

The gig is scheduled for Sunday October 14 at The Charles Hotel.

LINK

 

MELBOURNE Friday, Oct 19

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

The incredible musician behind the soundtrack of 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' and the co-star of that movie alongside David Bowie will be playing a concert in Melbourne this October.

Ryuichi Sakamoto is teaming up with Alva Noto to play Hamer Hall.

In 2014, Sakamoto was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and took a year long hiatus from work. He returned in 2015 stating: "Right now I'm good. I feel better. Much, much better. I feel energy inside, but you never know."

LINK


SYDNEY Sunday, Oct 21

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

The incredible musician behind the soundtrack of 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' and the co-star of that movie alongside David Bowie will be playing a concert in Sydney this October.

Ryuichi Sakamoto is teaming up with Alva Noto to play Sydney Opera House.

In 2014, Sakamoto was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and took a year long hiatus from work. He returned in 2015 stating: "Right now I'm good. I feel better. Much, much better. I feel energy inside, but you never know."

LINK


31 YEARS AGO Oct 27, 1987
A David Bowie press conference was held in SYDNEY on this date 31 years ago.

This was for his upcoming Glass Spider Tour

LINK

31 YEARS AGO Oct 29 - 30, 1987
David Bowie concerts took place in BRISBANE on these dates 31 years ago.

LINK

31 YEARS AGO Nov 3,4,6,7,9,10,13 & 14
David Bowie concerts took place in SYDNEY on these dates 31 years ago.

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 4, 5 & 6, 1983
A series of 3 David Bowie concerts took place in PERTH on these dates 35 years ago.

This opened the down under portion of the Serious Moonlight Tour

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 9, 1983
A David Bowie concert took place in ADELAIDE on this day 35 years ago.

This was part of the Serious Moonlight Tour.

LINK

ADELAIDE Saturday, Nov 10

ASHES TO ASHES

The Adelaide based Bowie tribute will play the Southern Districts Workingman's Club in Morphett Vale.

Tickets through Trybooking on sale Monday the 30th of April. General Admission $25, Pensioners $20, Family $50, Under 15yrs $10. Tickets at Door $30..

LINK



35 YEARS AGO Nov 10, 1983
On this day 35 years ago, David Bowie appeared on the Don Lane show.

He was in MELBOURNE as part of the Serious Moonlight Tour.

LINK

40 YEARS AGO Nov 11, 1978

A David Bowie concert took place in ADELAIDE on this date 40 years ago.

This was David Bowie's first ever show in the Southern Hemisphere.

LINK


35 YEARS AGO Nov 12, 1983
A David Bowie concert in MELBOURNE on this date 35 years ago.

LINK

 

DAYLESFORD Nov 14 -15

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to Live Love Life festival in Daylesford

LINK


40 YEARS AGO Nov 14 - 15, 1978
David Bowie concerts took place in PERTH on these dates 40 years ago.

LINK


WANGARATTA Friday, Nov 16

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to The Vine Hotel in Wangaratta

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 16, 1983
A David Bowie concert took place in BRISBANE on this date 35 years ago.

LINK

DENILIQUIN, NSW Nov 17 - 18

UKES (NOT UTES)

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne will play the Deni Uke Muster.

LINK


40 YEARS AGO Nov 18, 1978
A David Bowie concert took place in MELBOURNE on this date 40 years ago.

LINK

31 YEARS AGO Nov 18, 20, 21 & 23
David Bowie concerts took place in MELBOURNE on these dates 31 years ago.

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 19 - 20, 1983
David Bowie concerts took place in SYDNEY on these dates 35 years ago.

LINK

AUSTRALIA - NZ Nov 20 - 24

DAVID BYRNE

Legendary Talking Heads front-man DAVID BYRNE will tour Australia and New Zealand in November. Byrne will bring his American Utopia tour, which has received rave reviews in the US. The American Utopia show, a choreographed concert featuring a 12-piece band, is named after the album Byrne released in March – his first solo album for 14 years.

TUE, Nov 20 - Sydney ICC Theatre

WED, Nov 21 - Gold Coast Convention Centre

SAT, Nov 24 - Melbourne
Marriage Equality Arena

SUN, Nov 25 - Adelaide
AEC Theatre

TUE, Nov 13 - Wellington
TSB Bank Arena

THUR, Nov 15 - Christchurch Horncastle Arena

SAT, Nov 17 - Auckland
Spark Arena


40 YEARS AGO Nov 21, 1978
A David Bowie concert took place in BRISBANE on this day 40 years ago.

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 22, 1983
David Bowie arrived in New Zealand on this date 35 years ago.

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 24, 1983
A David Bowie concert took place in WELLINGTON on this day 35 years ago.

LINK

40 YEARS AGO Nov 24 - 25, 1978
David Bowie concerts took place in SYDNEY on these days 40 years ago

LINK

35 YEARS AGO Nov 26, 1983
A David Bowie concert took place in AUCKLAND on this day 35 years ago.

The crowd attendance broke a Guinness world record.

LINK

31 YEARS AGO Nov 28, 1987
David Bowie concerts took place in AUCKLAND on these dates 31 years ago.

LINK

40 YEARS AGO Nov 29, 1978
A David Bowie concert took place in CHRISTCHURCH on this day 40 years ago.

This was Bowie's first ever show in New Zealand

LINK

40 YEARS AGO Dec 2, 1978
A David Bowie concert took place in AUCKLAND on this day 40 years ago.

This gig broke a National Attendance Record.

LINK

 


Past Events

 

MELBOURNE Sep 10 - 16

STARDUST

Our fellow Bowie obsessed friend, BDU member, musician and singer Bec Johnston is playing a debut week long residency at The Butterfly Club.

The show opens Monday Sept 10 and then plays as follows:

MON Sept 10 7 PM
TUE Sept 11 7 PM
WED Sept 12 7 PM
THU Sept 13 7 PM
FRI Sept 14 7 PM
SAT Sept 15 7 PM
SUN Sept 16 7 PM

LINK to website

LINK to facebook event


MELBOURNE Wed, Sep 12

The Sound + Vision Film Club has launched and first up is a FREE screening of Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture.

The film will be played loud on a vintage sound system and classic Bowie will be spinning afterward. There's also a full bar.

LINK to website

LINK to facebook event


SAILORS IN THE SNOW Sep 14-15

The David Bowie ukulele phenomenon The Thin White Ukes are hitting the Australian ski fields in a series of shows.

SEPT 14 - Dinner Plain

SEPT 15 - Mt Hotham



QLD-VIC-NSW Aug 10 - Sep 15

BRITISH INVASION OF QUEENSLAND

The British Invasion Tour comes to Queensland. With Jeff Duff playing David Bowie, Lance Strauss playing Elton John and Rob Caudill playing Rod Stewart.

AUG 10 - Cairns

AUG 11 - Tweed Heads

AUG 16 - Sale

AUG 17- Melbourne

AUG 18 - Albury

AUG 19 - Bendigo

AUG 24 - Sydney, Thirroul

AUG 25 - Bathurst

AUG 30 - Canberra

AUG 31 - Sydney, Kingsford

SEP 1 - Sydney, Campbelltown

SEP 6 - Tamworth

SEP 7 - Port Macquarie

SEP 8 - Lismore

SEP 14 - Sydney, Penrith

SEP 15 - Sydney, Bankstown

LINK

 

MELBOURNE Aug 22 - 26

SAMMY FIGUEROA

The percussionist for David Bowie, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and numerous others - will soon be hitting Birds Basement in Melbourne.

SAMMY FIGUEROA has long been regarded as one of the world's great jazz musicians and is well-known for his versatility. He also has two Grammy® Nominations for Best Latin Jazz.

On the David Bowie albums LET'S DANCE and TONIGHT, Sammy left his mark in what is understood to be some of the Latin tinged aspects in some of the songs. As Chris O'Leary (Pushing Ahead of The Dame) asserts, his appearances are often a welcome relief among the instrumentation that Bowie used in that period. Sammy will be be appearing as part of the Latin Jazz Festival. 22 August - 26 August 18.

LINK

 
PERTH Sat, Aug 25

THIN WHITE UKES

The David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne heads to Perth.

They play The Rosemount Hotel.

LINK

 
MELBOURNE Thur, Aug 23

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

At The Astor Theatre!

7:30 PM

LINK

 
ZHONGSHAN, CHINA Sat, Aug 11

THIN WHITE UKES

The much loved David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne, Australia heads overseas.

On this night, they play a bar called the Jimmy Hornet in Zhongshan.

LINK

 

HONG KONG Fri, Aug 10

THIN WHITE UKES

The much loved David Bowie ukulele phenomena from Melbourne, Australia heads overseas.

On this night, they play a bar called The Wanch in Hong Kong. It is not far from where Bowie played in 2004!

LINK


AUS - NZ July - Aug

LEONARD / VEGA 2018

David Bowie guitarist GERRY LEONARD returns to Australia and New Zealand as part of Suzanne Vega's band.

JULY 27 - Wollongong

JULY 28 - Sydney

JULY 29 - Gold Coast

JULY 31 - Brisbane

AUG 01 - Canberra

AUG 03 - Melbourne

AUG 04 - Adelaide

AUG 07 - Auckland

AUG 08 - Wellington

LINK


SYDNEY Jul 27 - Aug 4

BRITISH INVASION OF SYDNEY

The British Invasion Tour comes to Sydney.

Friday, July 27
Dee Why

Saturday July 28
Castle Hill

Friday, Aug 3
Windsor

Saturday, Aug 4
Cammeray

David Bowie played by Jeff Duff. Elton John played by Lance Strauss. Rod Stewart played by Rob Caudill.


MELBOURNE Fri, July 27

CHINA TOUR LAUNCH

Returning to the front bar at The Croxton for one final time before heading overseas for some shows...

The Thin White Ukes have got "plaaaans for everyone".

FLYER

LINK


PERTH Fri, July 27

ZIGGY STARDUST IN IT'S ENTIRETY

On Friday July 27, David Bowie's classic album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' will be performed live in its entirety at the Newport Hotel in Perth.

The band - the Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts - have been playing gigs since 2000.

Tickets $20.

MELB - SYD - BRIS June - July

SPACE ODYSSEY

50 YEARS AGO in London, David Bowie was sent on a brand new direction when he saw the film 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY.

The following list is NOT comprehensive. If you find a listing at your local cinema, please let us know.

Brisbane
PALACE CENTRO - June 30, July 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Sydney
DENDY - July 28 & 29

Melbourne
LIDO - July 28 & 29
ASTOR - Nov 17 & 18


MELBOURNE Thur, Jul 19

OBLIQUE STRATEGIES

Combining accordion, voice, violin and vibraphone, an ensemble re-imagine the moods, characters, places and antics of the BRIAN ENO UNIVERSE, and more…

A night of songs to set you adrift and to raise money to support the wonderful La Mama Theatre to rebuild after their devastating fire in May.

Thin White Ukes are confirmed to appear and other special guests are to be announced.

Thursday 19 July: 8 .30pm – 10.30pm

Bar Oussou, 653 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Free Entry Donations warmly accepted for La Mama fire recovery fund

FLYER

LINK


COASTAL NSW July 20 - 22

BRITISH INVASION OF COASTAL NSW

The British Invasion Tour comes to the coastal areas of NSW.

Friday, July 20
Tuncurry

Saturday, July 21
Ettalong

Sunday, July 22
Newcastle

David Bowie played by Jeff Duff. Elton John played by Lance Strauss. Rod Stewart played by Rob Caudill.


BRISBANE Sat, July 7

ROOFTOP CINEMA

Kristian Fletcher is showing a trio of 80s films including 'Karate Kid', 'Stand By Me' and Labyrinth - the 1986 fantasy movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

LINK


 
SYDNEY Sat, July 7

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to The Camelot Lounge.

LINK

 
DARWIN Sat, June 30

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Darwin Symphony Orchestra celebrate David Bowie in a one-off symphonic spectacular in the Darwin Gardens Amphitheater.

Gates open 5:00pm - Admission is by gold coin donation. Bars and a variety of food vendors available - Pack a picnic, though no glass or alcohol may be brought in.


ADELAIDE Sat, June 30

ASHES TO ASHES

The Adelaide based Bowie tribute will play The Pepper Tree in Aldinga.

General admission - $20.

LINK



NEWCASTLE Sat, June 30

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to Lizottes in Newcastle.

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, June 29

VELVET UNDERGROUND TRIBUTE

Australian band Regurgitator play one of the most influential albums of all time in Melbourne:

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

"Everything I both felt and didn’t know about rock music was opened to me on one unreleased disc."

~ David Bowie


Originally conceived to close the National Gallery of Victoria’s Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei exhibition in 2016, Regurgitator returns to play an intimate show at Melbourne Recital Centre.

With members Quan, Ben and Peter joined by Seja Vogel on keys and Mindy Meng Wang on the Chinese guzheng.

Support band is The Orbweavers.

LINK



MELBOURNE Fri, June 29

THIN WHITE UKES

Bowie Ukulele phenomenon The Thin White Ukes play the Werribee Street Party. Admission is free.

4:30: Vicuna Coat
5:10: Amadou Suso
6:00: Vicuna Coat
6:45: Amadou Suso
7:40: The Thin White Ukes
8:30: Tawanda Gadzikwa

Further details here.


MELBOURNE June 9 - 24

WE WILL ROCK YOU

Some of your might recall that the first ever international production of WE WILL ROCK YOU took place at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne in August 2003. It included a theatre production of 'Under Pressure' as well as a suite of classic Queen songs.

BDU is pleased to announce that Melbourne's first non-professional production is now upon us. Moreover, Bowie Downunder's very talented Bec Johnston is in the ensemble.

LINK TO:
Bec Johnston Music

LINK TO:
Bunjil Place & Ticketing


MELBOURNE June 22 - 23

THE MUSIC OF SCOTT WALKER

In this very special performance, premiering over two night’s at Bird’s Basement, Jeff and his all star band explore both the stunning songbook and the remarkable career of Scott Walker who is arguably David Bowie's biggest influence and most important music idol.

Birds Basement

LINK


GOLD COAST Fri, June 15

STARMAN

Following rave reviews from New York to Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Berlin, the International smash-hit Starman finally comes to Melbourne for one show only.

Arts Theatre

LINK


MELBOURNE Thur, June 14

STARMAN

Following rave reviews from New York to Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Berlin, the International smash-hit Starman finally comes to Melbourne for one show only.

Playhouse Theatre

LINK


ADELAIDE Mon, June 11

LEA DELARIA

The creator of the 2015 Bowie Jazz album 'HOUSE OF DAVID' is playing the Adelaide Cabernet Festival.

Lea is also an actor in the TV series 'Orange is the New Black'.

According to the ABC website, she will be featuring songs from her HOUSE OF DAVID album.

LINK


SYDNEY Sun, June 10

THE MUSIC OF SCOTT WALKER

Jeff Duff is bringing the music of arguably David Bowie's most pivotal influence to Melbourne and Sydney.

The Music of Scott Walker' take place at Camelot Lounge on Sunday 10 June.

LINK


MELBOURNE Apr 28 - June 9

WE COULD BE HEROES

Opening Saturday 28th of April (3-5 PM), Art Project Australia has an upcoming exhibition which remembers and celebrates Bowie’s vivid music, his mesmerizing style, and his ongoing influence. Art Project Australia supports and promotes artists with an intellectual disability.

Location:
24 High St, Northcote 

Closes:
9 June 2018

Curator:
Paul Hodges

LINK


SYDNEY Sat, June 9

LEA DELARIA

The creator of the 2015 Bowie Jazz album 'HOUSE OF DAVID' is playing The City Recital Hall in Sydney.

Lea is also an actor in the TV series 'Orange is the New Black'.

According to the ABC website, she will be featuring songs from her HOUSE OF DAVID album.

LINK


MELBOURNE Thur, Jun 7

LEA DELARIA

The creator of the 2015 Bowie Jazz album 'HOUSE OF DAVID' is playing The Recital Centre in Melbourne.

Lea is also an actor in the TV series 'Orange is the New Black'.

According to the ABC website, she will be featuring songs from her HOUSE OF DAVID album.

LINK


SALE, VIC Thur, May 31

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to rural Victoria.

VENUE: John Leslie Theatre.

LINK


SOUTH COAST, NSW Sat, Apr 28

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to South Coast NSW.

VENUE: Milton Theatre in Milton.

LINK


SOUTH COAST, NSW Fri, Apr 27

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to South Coast NSW.

VENUE: Shoalhaven Bowls Club.

LINK


MELBOURNE Tue, Apr 24

BOWIE VS PRINCE

The Cherry Bar is having a Bowie VS Prince party. It starts at 11 PM.

Free entry if you're wearing a Bowie or Prince shirt, Bowie lightening bolt or a Goblin King outfit.

LINK


AUSTRALIA Sat, Apr 21

RECORD STORE DAY

Record Store Day 2018 brings forward several Bowie releases.

Please let us know if you have a Bowie event planned for the day, please email us here.

LINK TO OFFICIAL SITE


MELBOURNE Sat, Apr 21
IGGY'S BIRTHDAY BASH

On Iggy Pop's 71st birthday, an Iggy Pop Tribute band REAL WILD CHILD plays at The Central Club in Richmond.

$20 entry at the door

More details here

MELBOURNE Fri, Apr 20

LOU REED PARTY

Lots of music + lots of art + lots of Lou Reed.

Bands include: Numbat, Kamikaze Nights, Belle Phoenix and Mama Golem.

LINK


HASTINGS, NZ Fri, Apr 20

AB3:
3RD YEAR AFTER BOWIE


Straight from a sell out show at the Cabana, the Common room presents AB3: 3rd year After Bowie.

FEATURING:

The AB3 Band: The Guv Owen Vickers, Andrew Donnelly, Dennis Maunder, Rick Toner.

The Pukes
International ukulele stars mix it up with Bowie and Bowie inspired/produced songs by Lou Reed and Iggy Pop

LINK


AUSTRALIA / NZ Mar 25 - Apr 12

NILE ROGERS AND CHIC

David Bowie producer Nile Rogers will be back in Australia and New Zealand with his band Chic. It is a co-headline tour with Lionel Ritchie.

Cities include Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Central Coast, Brisbane, Christchurch and Auckland.

Check out all the dates on Nile's events page here.


MELBOURNE Thur, March 29

SEU JORGE: A LIFE AQUATIC TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

In celebration of David Bowie’s legacy, Seu Jorge, cult star of the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, performs a special tribute to the late genius.

"Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with."

~ David Bowie

LINK



MELBOURNE Wed, March 28

SEU JORGE: A LIFE AQUATIC TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

In celebration of David Bowie’s legacy, Seu Jorge, cult star of the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, performs a special tribute to the late genius.

"Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with."

~ David Bowie

LINK



SYDNEY Sun, March 25

SEU JORGE: A LIFE AQUATIC TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

In celebration of David Bowie’s legacy, Seu Jorge, cult star of the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, performs a special tribute to the late genius.

"Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with."

~ David Bowie

LINK



BRISBANE Sat, Mar 24

THE DAVID BOWIE SHOW

A 2-hour completely live show with over 30 songs. Classic costumes and make up from each time period.

FREE ENTRY

'The Lounge' - Greenbank RSL, 54 ANZAC Avenue, Hillcrest.

More info here.

Facebook event page here.


MELBOURNE Sat, Mar 17
REAL WILD CHILD

Real Wild Child, the Iggy Pop Tribute - plays at The Boogie Man Bar in Abottsford.

$15 entry at the door

SET TIMES:
8.30 - 9.30 Waco Social Club 9.45 - 11pm Iggy Pop

More details here

ADELAIDE Sat, Mar 17
THIN WHITE UKES

The Thin White Ukes play The Speigeltent in Adelaide.

The show takes place as part of outdoor festival program - The Garden of Unearthly Delights.

More details here

35 YEARS AGO Mar 17, 1983
On this date 35 years ago, David Bowie released his single 'Let's Dance'. The groundbreaking music video was filmed in Australia. More about that here.

During this time, Bowie also the attended the Sydney Psychedelic Furs in concert. More about that here including our exclusive story and pictures provided by Bruce Butler.

MELBOURNE Wed, Mar 14
THE BOWIE PROJECT

The return of some pretty hardcore BOWIE JAZZ!!!

Adam Rudegeair Quintet presents bold and exciting jazz arrangements of David Bowie compositions, running the gamut from devastating ballads, fiery Latin rhythms and hard swing! Whichever Bowie is your favourite Bowie, don’t worry, every era is represented as the tunes were cherry picked from Bowie’s 45 year career, from Kooks to Blackstar -- and yes, of course there will be Labyrinth!

“Very creative arrangements.”– Mike Garson (David Bowie’s pianist)

"Jazz as it should be. virtuosic. irreverent. dangerous." ~ skylashes.com

VENUE LINK & TICKETS

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

PORT FAIRY, VIC Mar 9 - 12
THIN WHITE UKES

The Thin White Ukes play The Port Fairy Folk Festival.

More details here

MELBOURNE Fri, Mar 9

ROOFTOP CINEMA

Melbourne's QV Cinema is screening a week of 80s classics.

Among the films are 'Top Gun', 'Stand By Me', 'The Breakfast Club' and Labyrinth - the 1986 fantasy movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

LINK



MELBOURNE Feb 27 - Mar 4

THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne ukulele phenomenon play a series of 6 shows at The Butterfly Club.

TUES - Feb 27
WED - Feb 28
THURS - March 1
FRI - March 2
SAT - March 3
SUN - March 4

LINK


AUSTRALIA / NZ Feb 17 - Mar 6

QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT

David Bowie collaborators Brian May and Roger Tayor are touring down under.

The "Queen and Adam Lambert" shows take place at several of the same venues as David Bowie's 'Reality' tour and are almost 14 years to the day.

Cities include Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

LINK



SOUTH COAST, NSW Wed, Feb 28

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to South Coast NSW.

VENUE: Milton Theatre in Milton.

LINK


SOUTH COAST, NSW Tue, Feb 27

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to South Coast NSW.

TO BE CONFIRMED


AUSTRALIA / NZ Jan - Feb

ROGER WATERS

ROGER WATERS - singer and songwriter from the legendary UK rock band Pink Floyd - will tour Australia and New Zealand this January and February.

In the mid 1980s, Bowie and Waters both wrote original music for the soundtrack album 'When The Wind Blows'. Bowie was originally going to write the film score but ran into time restraints / other commitments. He still managed to complete the title track / theme song, whilst Roger Waters took over the bulk of the project.

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WOLLONGONG Sat, Feb 24

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to Wollongong.

VENUE: Beachs Hotel, Thirroul

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BLUE MOUNTAINS Sat, Feb 17

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to The Blue Mountains.

VENUE: Community Hub in Springwood.

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CENTRAL COAST Fri, Feb 16

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to The Art House in Wyong.

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PERTH Feb 14 - 17

TO A SIMPLE, ROCK 'N' ROLL ... SONG

Erik Satie, Patti Smith and David Bowie provide the soundtrack for a potent cocktail of dance and iconic music with the Australian premiere of iconoclastic British choreographer Michael Clark’s debut in Perth.

ACT I:
Satie Studs / Ogives Composite

(set to the piano music of Erik Satie).

ACT II:
Land

(set to the Punk tunes of Patti Smith)

ACT III:
My Mother, My Dog and CLOWNS

(set entirely to the music of David Bowie).

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14 YEARS AGO Feb 14, 2004

After a 17 year wait between tours, David Bowie returned to audiences down under on this date 14 years ago. He opened with a concert in Wellington and this was followed by dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

See our pages on the AUS/NZ dates of David Bowie's Reality Tour.


SYDNEY Jan 30 - Feb 4

TO A SIMPLE, ROCK 'N' ROLL ... SONG

Erik Satie, Patti Smith and David Bowie provide the soundtrack for a potent cocktail of dance and iconic music with the Australian premiere of iconoclastic British choreographer Michael Clark’s celebrated production.

ACT I:
Satie Studs / Ogives Composite

(set to the piano music of Erik Satie).

ACT II:
Land

(set to the Punk tunes of Patti Smith)

ACT III:
My Mother, My Dog and CLOWNS

(set entirely to the music of David Bowie).

LINK


FREMANTLE Fri, Feb 2

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to Western Australia.

It continues on this date at The Fly By Night Musicians Club in Fremantle.

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MARGARET RIVER Thu, Feb 1

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to Western Australia.

It continues on this date at The Settler's Tavern in Margaret River.

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MELBOURNE Mon, Jan 8 - 28

BRITISH BEDROOM KARAOKE

On David Bowie's 71st Birthday - the Immigration Museum will open 'You Really Got Me: Bedroom Karaoke' which runs for 20 days until January 28...

"Enter the realms of teenage fandom from the British 'youthquake' era and beyond. Belt out a karaoke hit from your past or present in homage to the incredible legacy of music idols and pop culture the Brits gave the world, against the backdrop of the quintessential teen bedroom retreat.

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NEW PLYMOUTH, NZ Sun, Jan 28

LABYRINTH

A David Bowie Film Festival put on by the District Council continues with a screening of Labyrinth.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 26

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to New South Wales.

It continues on this date at The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville.

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SYDNEY Sat, Jan 20

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to New South Wales.

It continues on this date at The Guilford Leagues Club.

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NEW PLYMOUTH, NZ Sun, Jan 14

DAVID BOWIE IS

A David Bowie Film Festival put on by the District Council continues with a screening of the documentary film David Bowie Is.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to Melbourne.

It continues on this date at The Satellite Lounge in Wheelers Hill.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 13

ASHES TO ASHES BOWIE TRIBUTE

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 13

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to Melbourne.


It continues on this date at The Thornbury Theatre.

Special guests are The Thin White Ukes.

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MELBOURNE Fri, Jan 12

DAVID BOWIE CELEBATION AT CHERRY

Cherry DJ’s will be spinning nothing but Bowie in the main room, covering all periods (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, his return to pop in the ’80’s, late 90’s alt-rock leanings and self penned requiem that was Blackstar) so everyone can have a boogie! We’ll be slingin’ $10 Espresso Martinis and partying ’til 5AM! It all starts from 11PM and it’s FREE ENTRY for those sporting their Bowie shirt or face paint. Or it’s an easy $10 entry. Oh and if anyone can pull off his Goblin King costume you’re in for free too

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ADELAIDE Fri, Jan 12

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR - 2018

Jeff Duff brings his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie to Adelaide.

It continues on this date at The Gov in Hindmarsh.

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NEW PLYMOUTH, NZ Thur, Jan 11

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS

A David Bowie Film Festival put on by the District Council continues with a screening of the concert film Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.

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TWO YEARS AGO Jan 10, 2016

On this day two years ago, the world lost an artistic visionary and cultural icon - David Bowie.

If you have an event planned around this day, please email me here.


MELBOURNE Mon, Jan 8

LIDO CINEMA

On David Bowie's 71st Birthday - Labyrinth - the 1986 fantasy movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly - plays the LIDO Rooftop Cinema in Hawthorn.

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71 YEARS AGO Jan 8, 1947

David Bowie was born on this day in Brixton, London in 1947. His name at birth was David Robert Jones.

If you have an event planned around this day, please email me here.


NEW PLYMOUTH, NZ Sat, Jan 6

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

A David Bowie Film Festival put on by the District Council kicks off with a screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 5

BOWIE UNZIPPED: NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR - 2018

Jeff Duff opens his second National Anniversary Tour of David Bowie in Sydney.

It kicks off on this date at The Basement.

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MELBOURNE Tue, Jan 2

ROOFTOP CINEMA

Labyrinth - the 1986 fantasy movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly - returns to Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema.

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Ongoing Events
     
  MUTE  
 

The brand new Duncan Jones MUTE is now showing on Netflix Australia.

LINK

 
 

 
     
 

STS MELBOURNE

 
 

Bowie Downunder has a 'STATION TO STATION' railway concept for the future of Melbourne.

Click here to view our plans

 
   
     
  HUNTER DOWNUNDER  
 

Bowie Downunder member Tom Caulfield has an IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

Click here to join

 
   

 

Local Artist Releases
     
  2018  
  Adam Rudegeair's second volume of jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes - "It's Always Time" is released!

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   
     
  2017  
     
  Debut live album by Bowie Unzipped (featuring Jeff Duff).

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2016  
  Debut studio album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band, The Thin White Ukes.

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2015  
  The studio album of Adam Rudegeair Quintet's jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes.

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   

Local Bowie Authors
     
  2016  
  A paperback/hardback by Sydney author Roger Griffin.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2016  
  The release of This Will Explain Everything, the autobiography of Jeff Duff. The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life.

More info
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  2016  
  The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian author and comedian Steve Wide. Illustrated by Libby VanderPloe.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2015  
  A book from New Zealand author and academic, Ian Chapman.

Link to Amazon
 
   
     
  2015  
  A paperback from Australian author and academic Toija Cinque.

Link to Bloomsbury
 
   
     
  2017  
  A novel from Australian author and Bpwie Downunder member Peter Haywood.

Link to Sid Harta Publishers
 
   
     


 


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