A group consisting of David Bowie band members – including Bowie’s longtime keyboardist Mike Garson and Diamond Dogs guitarist Earl Slick – will hit the road together this winter under the moniker A Bowie Celebration.
A Reality Tour guitarist Gerry Leonard and Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas will also take part alongside Living Colour singer Corey Glover, Rolling Stones collaborator Bernard Fowler and drummer Lee John. Each gig promises “an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts” from Bowie’s catalog.
The 2019 winter dates begin February 6th in Mesa, Arizona and run through March 6th in Dallas, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.