Revolution Hall Presents
A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A Bowie Celebration
Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with other amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas and Mark Plati. We're gearing up to head back 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.
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.
Mark Plati has been involved with music since the age of 10, beginning with snare drum in the elementary school band. He played on his first recording session with Duke Ellington's jazz ensemble at the age of 16, and was subsequently drawn to sound and the recording studio where after moving to New York City he began to work with such diverse artists as Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, The Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed. Nina Hagen,The Cure, Duncan Sheik, Dave Navarro, and Al Green to name just a few.
In 1996 Mark co-produced David Bowie’s ‘Earthling’ album, which marked the beginning of a period where he produced, recorded, mixed, or performed on most of Bowie’s musical output until 2003. In 1999, Plati began a 3 year stint 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, The Concert for New York, and the Area 2 Tour with Moby. He supervised the live execution of two complete Bowie albums - ‘Heathen,’ and the 1976 classic ‘Low.’
On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Plati says “It's a pleasure to reunite with bandmates to perform the music we played with David. The response from the audience is a nightly reminder of how much his music still touches people. For those of us who had the privilege of playing with David, it’s a joy to be able to share it with audiences and each other.”
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.
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.
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