Celebrating David Bowie – Tickets – Plaza LIVE Orlando – Orlando, FL – March 15th, 2018

Celebrating David Bowie

Produced by AEG PRESENTS

Celebrating David Bowie

Mr. Hudson, Joe Sumner

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29.50 - $200.00

This event is all ages

Celebrating David Bowie
Legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Reality, is on board in North America along with Bowie band leader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour) and Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 30 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

Also joining the tour will be CdB 2017 standouts including vocalist Bernard Fowler who is known for his work with The Rolling Stones along with 2017 Grammy nominee Gaby Moreno plus special guests and other former Bowie band members who may make surprise appearances along the way.

The rotating ensemble with world class multi-instrumentalists changing song to song will perform a show highlighting elements that influenced Bowie and that in turn Bowie influenced: pop culture experimentation, art, fashion, science and futurism.

Previous special guests on CdB shows have included: Sting, Gary Oldman, Seal, Perry Farrell, The B-52’s’ Kate Pierson, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon, Gavin Rossdale, La Roux, Joe Elliott, Mr Hudson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman, Corey Taylor, Ian Astbury, Darren Criss, Tony Hadley, Living Colour CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE is excited to announce additional dates for the upcoming 2018 tour. The North American leg of the tour--which features members of David Bowie's bands including Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas--has added new stops in Tucson, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, Clearwater, FL, Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA to its extensive itinerary (see all North American tour dates below). VIP Presale for these additional dates begin tomorrow, January 17 with the general on sale commencing Friday, January 19. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit CelebratingDavidBowie.com by clicking here.

Following the triumphant sold-out start of the tour overseas in France and the U.K. last week, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE continues in North America starting on February 10 in Silver Springs, MD at The Fillmore Silver Springs and wraps on March 19 in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s during its 27-date trek. More than just a mere salute, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.

Mike Garson is the CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE band leader after having made his mark on numerous Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the “Aladdin Sane” track. Garson was Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member. They performed together for both David’s first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between. Read an interview with the U.K.’s NME that Garson, recently conducted here.
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Mr. Hudson
Mr. Hudson
In 2008 with the critically acclaimed album “A Tale Of Two Cities” under his belt, Mr H made a list of producers to work on a follow-up. But then he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse. Kanye West wanted to sign Mr H to his label G.O.O.D. music and exec produce his next album. No brainer. Next thing he knew he was on a plane to Hawaii. “Before i got to America i was a reluctant collaborator but on the first day in Hawaii, Kanye said ‘i want you to help’ and i took that to heart and it stuck with me ever since”. I just try to help in whatever context i’m in. It’s a good headspace.

In addition to Kanye, Mr H began collaborating with Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Jay Z; “I had always wanted to work with rappers and Grime MCs in London. People like Sway and Dizzy Rascal but I sort of over-shot and ended up in Hawaii working with G.O.O.D. music.” (They made #1 albums 808s & Heartbreak, The Blueprint 3 and Straight No Chaser).

“Kanye is superhuman” says Mr H, “The amount he will get done in a day and the application to whatever he is doing is incredible. If he's going to do something he has to do it as well as possible, which is alien to some people. He helped me realise it’s good to be passionate about what you do."

He went on to work with a string of international names such as Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Idris Elba, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus, Future, DJ Snake, Vic Mensa. “It’s stranger than fiction” confesses Mr H “I’m a singer-songwriter from Birmingham… this doesn’t happen… What really hit me was singing for President Bill Clinton and telling the folks back home.”

When he eventually landed back home he set up a studio in North London, developing new artists between sessions with pop royalty. “I wanted to learn what all the buttons and faders did and the best way to do that was to build a studio”. Calls started coming in for Hudson to work further afield. Working in South Africa with Idris Elba on the album “Mi Mandela” was a particular highlight. “I learnt so much in Johannesburg. It really challenged me to work with multiple artists from different walks of like, across one record and to cater to Idris’ ideas. The backdrop of Mandela’s passing and the movie that Idris had just shot paying tribute to him made it a particularly charged experience”

From one extreme to the other Mr H flew from Jo’burg to LA to shoot a video for the Sci Fi ballad “Real and True” with Future and Miley Cyrus. I walked on set in an astronaut’s costume to rescue Miley from the surface of an alien planet and really felt a world away from recording traditional music in South Africa. The song was inspired by Prof Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History Of Time” and some months later i had the pleasure of meeting him in London and telling him all about it.

By 2014 he was in the studio working with Duran Duran where he co-wrote & produced “Paper Gods” the band’s highest charting album in 20 years. Mr H features on the title track ‘Paper Gods’. He performed on Jimmy Kimmel live and at The Hollywood Bowl. Simon Le Bon said “he almost became like the fifth member of the band… being from Birmingham helped… he came for an afternoon and stayed for… a year!”

Then in 2015, partly inspired by the John Taylor’s transatlantic existence, Mr H decided he needed a change of scenery “I gave all my possessions away and bought a one way ticket to LA”.

Despite moving so far west, one of Hudson’s biggest looks in 2016 came from a collaboration with the french producer DJ Snake. “It was a very modern process” describes Mr H “we never met… it all went down in the DMs”. The fruit of this collaboration “Here Comes The Night” became a key track on DJ Snake’s album “Encore”.

Currently residing in LA, Mr Hudson is as always busy writing and producing, but has found time to prepare a new batch of solo material. “It’s like working two jobs!” He kicked things off with the unexpected sound of “Can’t Forget You” with the follow up ‘Coldplay’ (featuring Vic Mensa) premiered with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Apple radio.

It’s been an remarkable journey.
Joe Sumner
Joe Sumner
Joe Sumner is a singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane. Sumner, a native of England, learned to play guitar and drums when he was a teenager, and was inspired to write songs when he heard Nirvana's album Nevermind. An accomplished musician and singer, in 2017, Sumner toured with his father Sting on the massively successful 57th and 9th world tour.
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