David Bowie tribute show to be held in the UK’s largest planetarium

David Bowie will be honored with a new stage appearance at the National Space Center, with four shows set to take place 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 – alongside projections of footage provided by NASA, and an additional visual element developed by the Space Center’s in-house team.

The images provided by NASA, which will be provided in the show as a 360-degree projection, were taken during the voyage of Apollo 17 – the Apollo program’s last mission to Mars in 1972. The show itself will show the same piece of Bowie’s career. as the Apollo program ran, starting with the 1969 album of the same name 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 are held every night, tickets are now on sale through the Space Center website.

In a press statement, Malika Andress – head of marketing for the National Space Center – said: “It’s really fitting that this hit show is our first major evening event, after the pandemic. David Live is phenomenal, bringing David Bowie’s music 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 17th. It will be released as a half-speed mastered LP and picture disc, with the same master and a replica promotional poster for the album.

Recently, details of the upcoming Bowie movie Moonage Daydream – the first to receive official approval from the late star’s estate – were unveiled. In November, it was reported that Brett Morgen, who directed the Kurt Cobain documentary, Mounting of Heckhad spent four years working on a film project that collected thousands of hours of Bowie’s archival footage, the majority of which had never been publicly released.

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