Tel-Aviv & Haifa: A Bowie Celebration - The 2019 Alumni Tour in Israel
Updated: Jan 20
David Bowie was born and passed away in January. To commemorate his loss, every January, the band members gather to take a short tour and sing together on live stage shows where they perform David Bowie's hits for all his fans and friends. This year, the world tour includes Israel! Two concerts will take place as part of the 3rd Tel-Aviv Winter Festival.
Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Alan Childs will be hosting Sass Jordan, Simon Westbrook and Mei Finegold.
WHEN: January 30, 2020 - Tel Aviv Culture Hall - Thursday at 21:00 January 31, 2020 - Haifa Auditorium - Friday at 21:00
Clockwise from top left: Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton and Alan Childs.
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: Steve Rose and Leah Burlington Photography 2019
Bowie's 5-decade musical career received recognition for his pioneering musical styles and incorporation of other breakthrough art fields in his performances. Bowie was accompanied by a composition of brilliant and prominent musicians in the world music industry, who over the years became known for both for their virtuoso live stage performances as well as their studio recordings with Bowie.
Mike Garson, who played with Bowie for a long time, is the anchor of this wonderful evening. Alongside top-notch vocal musicians who also have a rich past with Bowie: Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, and Alan Childs. The Bowie Celebration Tour is a memorable and highly appreciated performance of David Bowie's songs with world-class vocalists and a mix of Bowie hits from his fifty years of artistic work.
Mike Garson is the oldest and best known member of David Bowie's band. He has taken part in over 20 Bowie albums, including his most acclaimed solo on the master Aladdin Sane track. Mike performed with David in his first and last two concerts in the United States, as well as in over 1,000 concerts around the world.. David Bowie entrusted Gerry Leonard, his wonderful guitar player with producing the Reality World Tour that produced a DVD album and several other albums including: 'Heathen and Reality' and 'The Next Day'.
Carmine Rojas, took part in the band from its inception as bass guitar player including recordings of multi-platinum hits such as Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Glass Spider on the Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider tours. Alan Childs was Bowie's drummer for his global tour of Glass Spider in 1987 and the tour album and DVD. Alan is a sought-after drummer who has joined several artist tours accompanying among others Julian Lennon, Rod Stewart, John White and many more. Alan, a huge musician who plays all the instruments and sings on his solo album - EP Alan Childs Aftermath
Ticket prices start at 199 NIS.
Early Bird Offer: The early sale starts on Monday, October 28, 2019 with a special discount for 200 tickets near the stage, priced at 375 NIS instead of 449 NIS.
Ticket Purchase: On the Leean English Website or by phone *8780.
Production: EGOeast Productions and Music Business