When: Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. 2019
There’s a “Starman” waiting in the sky — his name is David Bowie. Since his death in 2016, a lot has ch-ch-changed. Keeping with tradition, A Bowie Celebration will return to the Royal Oak Music Theatre starring alumni players from Bowie’s many recording and touring bands. Led by Mike Garson, Bowie’s longest-standing member, the lineup boasts guitarist Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Mark Plati, Charlie Sexton, and others. At this point, for many of Bowie’s supporting rebels, the material is a marriage of muscle memory and the preservation of legacy, but the team’s collective priority is to get it right. For some, this is the closest they will get to a Bowie performance. For others, it’s a time capsule of rock ‘n’ roll’s golden years.