Bauhaus front-man Peter Murphy is preparing to take to the road, but it won’t look like last year’s Cruel World – Murphy has been tapped to front the latest incarnation of the Celebrating Bowie tour. The production is slated to visit 26 cities, including Anaheim and San Diego.
The 2023 version will “interpret Bowie’s greatest hits with a special emphasis on Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust proto punk era, his Berlin trilogy records (Low, Heroes, and Lodger) and his later Trent Reznor infused years.”
Celebrating David Bowie Tour
May 4, 2023
City National Grove of Anaheim
The Celebrating David Bowie tour was launched in 2017 and is led by guitarist Angelo “Scrote” Bundini. Past years have included appearances by Todd Rundgren, Sting, Thomas Dolby, Seal, Perry Farrell, Simon Le Bon, Gavin Rossdale, Corey Taylor, and Ian Astbury.
Upon the announcement of his role in the production, Murphy said, “Such a surprise to be invited to celebrate Bowie in this outing, and alongside a great lineup. So enticing to play the part.”
Joining Murphy onstage will be guitarist Scrote, Bowie/King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew, Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, A Perfect Circle bassist Matt McJunkins, Devo/A Perfect Circle drummer Jeff Friedl, saxophonist Ron Dziubla and guitarist Eric Schermerhorn.
Discussing the latest lineup, Scrote said, “I’m thrilled to honour David again with this new explosive collection of truly unique and brilliant artists and musicians. This new show represents two sides of Bowie. With Peter Murphy, we have the dark baritone shrouded in mystery and wonder. With Adrian Belew, the tuneful tenor gleefully singing Bowie favourites while delivering the otherworldly guitar playing he is revered for.”
There are artists who make history and there are some who are history, we all know which one Bowie is. Check out this tour as it pays homage to a legend among legends in the sincerest way possible, by virtue of Bowie’s own words through his music.
Celebrating Bowie will kick off in April in Houston, and stops in SoCal on May 3rd at Music Box in San Diego, and May 4th at City National Grove of Anaheim. Tickets are on sale now.