Several special guests have been confirmed on the Celebrating David Bowie tour across North America. In Los Angeles, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Schermerhorn will join CdB musical director Scrote and former Bowie musical director Adrian Belew, Todd Rundgren and the cast of artists present at all appearances. In Anaheim, former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Kid Ramos will perform Stevie Ray Vaughan’s contribution to “Let’s Dance,” as will Joe Bonamassa in Los Angeles. In Chicago, Bowie’s beloved former backing vocalist and girlfriend Ava Cherry will make a special appearance. In Annapolis, Thomas Dolby, who performed with Bowie at Live Aid and various later projects, will perform in both area appearances. And in Nashville, Kirk Fletcher will perform Stevie Ray Vaughan’s contribution to “Let’s Dance,” while Bonamassa and Kid Ramos are in Southern California. Finally, guitarist influencer RJ Ronquillo will perform with the ensemble.
After presenting shows that were enthusiastically received and critically acclaimed around the world before the pandemic, the original shows Celebrating David Bowie return in 2022 to answer the question “What makes Bowie different?” Rock and 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, Angelo Moore by Fishbone and solo artist Jeffrey Gaines with saxophonist great Ron Dziubla (Jon Batiste, Joe Bonamassa), Narada bassist Michael Walden Angeline Saris and drummer Travis McNabb (Sugarland, Better Than Ezra) to perform the greatest hits of Bowie. On October 31 and November 1 in Annapolis, MD Thomas Dolby will perform as special guest for these two appearances.
Scrote (aka Angelo Bundini) is teaming up with maverick music director Miles Copeland to produce the tour this year. “To face the show with revered innovators Todd and Adrian is an incredible honor. We can’t wait to unleash a three-guitar attack for an epic song-fueled ride for all Bowie fans out there.
The rotating ensemble of world-class multi-instrumentalists will perform a show highlighting the elements that influenced Bowie and celebrating the spirit of Bowie in live performance. Scrote shares, “One of the things we’re doing differently on this tour is having 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 brilliance of Reeves Gabrels, and the otherworldly guitar of Adrian Belew who is still one of the most original guitarists working today. guitar facets of Bowie’s songs, we feature Adrian’s genius, Todd’s guitar magic, and everything I can muster between guitars In addition to fierce guitars, we have six lead singers in this band who also play other instruments, sax and a super groovy rhythm section.We can’t wait to incorporate all of this collective musical firepower to fully flesh out many of David’s greatest songs.
Celebrating David Bowie has performed in front of dedicated Bowie fans in 17 countries on five continents with appearances from superstars like Sting, Gary Oldman, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Perry Farrell, Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon, Gavin Rossdale, La Roux, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, Corey Taylor, Ian Astbury, Darren Criss, The Tubes’ Fee Waybill, Living Colour, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Harlem Gospel Choir and a Bowie’s long list of friends & former band members.
The tour will celebrate music education in partnership with Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation which champions the moral imperative of music education for children. Volunteers will be present at all shows to provide music lovers with the opportunity to learn more about their grassroots work and how they can get involved in their communities.
6 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theater
7 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
8 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
9 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
13 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Showroom
14 – Chicago, Illinois – Copernicus Center
15 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater and Hall
17 – Quebec City, QC – Le Capitole
18 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
20 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
21 – New Haven, Connecticut – College Street Music Hall
22 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania – American Musical Theater
23 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
24 – New York, New York – Sony Hall
25 – New York, New York – Sony Hall
27 – Rahway, NJ – Union County PAC
28 – Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania – Penn’s Peak
29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Harrah’s Resort Concert Hall
30 – Glenside, Pennsylvania – Keswick Theater
31 – Annapolis MD – Ram’s head on stage
1 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s head on stage
3 – Atlanta, Georgia – East
5 – Buffalo, NY – City Ballroom
7 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
9 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
10 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
11 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Kiva Auditorium
12 – Tucson, Arizona – TCC Music Hall
13 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
To note: Jeffrey Gaines appears in place of Angelo Moore in Rahway, NJ, Jim Thorpe, PA, Atlantic City, NJ, Glenside, PA, Annapolis, MD, Atlanta, GA and Buffalo, NY. Thomas Dolby will appear as a special guest in Annapolis, MD on Halloween and November 1.