David Bowie will be honored with a new stage performance at the National Space Center, with four shows scheduled for later this month.
The show, titled Bowie: Oddity To Marsfeatures a live performance by five-piece tribute band David Live – named after Bowie’s 1974 live album – along with projections of footage provided by NASA and additional visual material developed by the Space Center in-house team .
The NASA footage, which will be shown in the show as a 360-degree projection, was shot during the voyage of Apollo 17 – the Apollo program’s final mission to Mars in 1972. The show itself will celebrate the same stretch of Bowie‘s career that the Apollo program spanned, beginning with the eponymous 1969 record and ending with “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year).
The show will take place at the Space Center’s Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium – the largest of its kind in the UK – on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May. Two shows will take place each evening, with tickets on sale now from Space Center website.
In a press release, Malika Andress – head of marketing for the National Space Center – said: “It is truly appropriate that this hit show is our first major evening event, post-pandemic. David Live is phenomenal, bringing the music of David Bowie to life in our planetarium alongside stunning visuals created by our in-house team.
Last month, Parlophone announced a 50th anniversary edition of ‘Ziggy Stardust’, which will be released on June 17. album.
Recently, the details of the next Bowie movie Lunar Reverie – the first to receive official approval from the late star’s estate – have been revealed. It was reported in November that Brett Morgen, who directed the Kurt Cobain documentary Devil mounthad spent four years working on a film project that involved compiling thousands of hours of archival Bowie performance footage, the majority of which had never been released to the public.