‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More

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This fall, an all-star assortment of musicians will gather once again for another edition of the Celebrating David Bowie tour.

Featuring Todd Rundgren, former Bowie musical director Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon (Spacehog), Fishbone’s Angelo Moore and Jeffrey Gaines, the tour will present several of Bowie’s most classic tunes, presented by an eclectic and versatile ensemble of accomplished musicians.

Per a news release:

Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Famer Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew (Bowie, NIN, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads), and CdB creator, producer, and featured artist Scrote bring Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and solo artist Jeffrey Gaines with saxophone great Ron Dziubla (Jon Batiste, Joe Bonamassa), Narada Michael Walden bassist Angeline Saris, and drummer Travis McNabb (Sugarland, Better Than Ezra) to interpret Bowie’s greatest hits. On October 31 and November 1 in Annapolis, MD Thomas Dolby will perform as a special guest for those two appearances.

“With such a large catalog to choose from, different songs affect us and the audience in varying measure,” adds Adrian Belew. “It’s always amazing to feel the excitement of a Bowie audience beaming directly at you. Pure adrenaline! So much love for David.”

“This is Major Todd to ground control. I’m stepping through the door…In 1973, I met David Bowie and one of us ended up crying,” explains Todd Rundgren. “I met David several times after that. Some of our phases, like glam, coincided. David had more of that Andy Warhol kind of sensibility, a pop sensibility.”

And a bit more about the tour‘s concept:

The rotating ensemble of world class multi-instrumentalists will perform a show highlighting elements that influenced Bowie and celebrate the spirit of Bowie in the live performance. Scrote shares,” “One of the things we’re doing differently on this tour is featuring a three-guitar attack. David has always been famous for his spectacular guitarists – the epic solos of Mick Ronson, the bluesy feel of Earl Slick, the funkiness of Carlos Alomar and Nile Rogers, the bombast of Reeves Gabrels, and the otherworldly guitar of Adrian Belew who is still one of the most original guitarists working today. To explore all of these guitar sides of Bowie’s songs, we’re presenting Adrian’s brilliance, Todd’s guitar wizardry, and whatever guitar mayhem I can muster in between. Along with ferocious guitars, we have six lead singers in this group who also play other instruments, sax, and a super groovy rhythm section. We’re looking forward to integrating all of that collective musical firepower to fully flesh out many of David’s biggest songs.

Celebrating David Bowie has performed to devoted Bowie fans in 17 countries on 5 continents with superstar guest appearances by Sting, Gary Oldman, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Perry Farrell, The B-52’s’ Kate Pierson, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon, Gavin Rossdale, La Roux, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Corey Taylor, Ian Astbury, Darren Criss, The Tubes’ Fee Waybill, Living Colour, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Harlem Gospel Choir, and a long list of Bowie friends & former band members.

The tour will be celebrating music education in partnership with Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation which advocates for the moral imperative of music education for children. Volunteers will be at all shows to provide music fans the opportunity to learn of their grassroots work and how they can get involved in their communities.

And the dates, with more to be announced soon:

10/06 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
10/07 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
10/08 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
10/09 Anaheim, CA City National Grove
10/13 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Showroom
10/14 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
10/15 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater & Hall
10/17 Quebec City, QC Le Capitole
10/18 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/20 Beverly, MA Cabot Theater
10/21 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
10/22 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
10/23 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
10/24 New York, NY Sony Hall
10/25 New York, NY Sony Hall
10/27 Rahway, NJ Union County PAC
10/28 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
10/29 Atlantic City, NJ The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort
10/30 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
10/31 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
11/01 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
11/03 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
11/05 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Ctr
11/09 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theatre
11/10 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
11/11 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
11/12 Tucson, AZ TCC Music Hall
11/13 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre

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