The very first DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION passed in a plume of neon and glitter of star-studded grandeur last month (June 17 to June 19, 2022), gathering more than 1,500 fans in Liverpool, England, from as far away as Japan and the United States to meet, celebrate Bowie and face-to-face many of his most prominent collaborators. No sooner had the makeup and music faded than the convention announced that the next event would be held at New York City over two days and two nights between Saturday and Sunday June 17-18, 2023. VIP ticket holders will be invited to gather the day before on Fri, June 16, 2023 for a warm-up welcome party.
The upcoming convention coincides with both the 40th anniversary of the release of Bowie‘s transformative album let’s dance and the half-century that has passed since the release of the equally iconic, sane aladdin. Organizers expect both albums to receive star treatment over the weekend.
The Hell’s Kitchen Terminal 5 site has been confirmed as the setting for the upcoming convention, utilizing the innovative, multi-level, multi-environment venue for the range of conferences, meetups, live performances and, of course, the breathtaking Bowie Ball.
Limited VIP tickets will allow fans to visit key New York locations related to Bowie’s work and life, including Andy Warhol. FactoryCBGB and Max’s Kansas City, and Bowie’s apartment with more to announce.
A specially released #BowieCon23 map also allows attendees to manage their own itinerary around the city.
Tickets for the 2023 David Bowie World Fan Convention go on sale Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET Going through the website at www.bowieconvention.com
Dave Pichilingi, co-founder of the David Bowie World Fan Convention, says:
“To take the David Bowie World Fan Convention to New York is to bring history to the heart of its history, with the recording of albums including these late-life classics, The next day and Black Staras good as let’s dance and Never disappointed me all being rooted in the city. This year’s event has proven the status of the high profile Bowie musicians, photographers, filmmakers and other collaborators this event can attract and New York will certainly be no different.
A sold-out success for its first year, the convention, a collaboration between the city of sound music festival and influencers David Bowie Glamor fanzine, has assembled an enviable list of contributors, including (but not limited to) guitarist, Carlos Alomar and Young Americanssinger, Robin Clark. Among their incredible stories, told to hundreds of people, was the story of their first meeting with Bowie in New York itself, the homemade dinner for the emaciated star that followed, and Bowie’s subsequent return for the “Fame ” with John Lennon in tow.
Celebrating the news that the convention will be heading to his hometown next time, Alomar said: “The British are coming!!! The British are coming!!! Yes, indeed, they are. The 2023 David Bowie World Fan Convention is coming up, and there’s no better way to celebrate the life and work of David Bowie than to come together in New York City, a place where David and I have recorded so much awesome material. and a place we both call home. It couldn’t be more appropriate or exciting. This thing just keeps getting bigger… and better.
Additionally, high-profile guests included bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, Black Star collaborator Donny McCaslin and the last surviving member of Spiders from Mars, Woody Woodmansey. They joined fans, panel moderator and author, Nicholas Pegg, and influential photographers, videographers and artists known and inspired by Bowie in Liverpool for the three-day celebration of life and work. of the legendary musician.
The scenes seen in Liverpool did justice to the memory of the man everyone had gathered to celebrate, with bands such as Rebel Heroes and The London Boys lining up for faithful live recreations of his recorded work the most famous, while a carefully curated selection of performance artists made wild and wondrous renditions come to life when dressing up and dancing Bowie Ball. Taking place in the ornate St George’s Hall in central Liverpool, the ball – which will return to the New York event in 2023 – saw Aladdin Sanes’ painted face, streaked hair let’s dance-era Bowies, and more than one Ziggy Stardust present.
Guests and events for the 2023 David Bowie World Fan Convention in New York have yet to be announced, with fans encouraged to log into the event online for the most up-to-date information by signing up for updates. updating the mailing list and following on social media at:
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