September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago

Official celebration will coincide with the arrival of 'David Bowie Is...' exhibition in US city

David Bowie will be celebrated in Chicago later this month with his own official day.

September 23 will see the arrival of Bowie retrospective exhibition ‘David Bowie Is…’ at Chicago’s Museum Of Contemporary Art and the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has declared the day as officially belonging to the musician.

In a proclamation, published in full by Consequence of Sound, Bowie is hailed as “an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26 critically acclaimed studio albums,” whose “remarkable half-century career has bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design, and theatrical canons.”

Meanwhile, Bowie will release a career-spanning greatest hits album, ‘Nothing Has Changed’, in November, with brand new song ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ included on the tracklist.

The song was recorded earlier this year and was produced by Tony Visconti and is the only new material on ‘Nothing Has Changed’, which begins with Bowie’s first single ‘Liza Jane’ and includes material from the subsequent decades, including hit singles ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and ‘Life On Mars?’.

‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’, will also be released as a limited-edition 10″ single and digital download the same day as the album via Parlophone in the UK on November 17. The 10″ will also feature another exclusive 2014 recording on the B-side: ”Tis A Pity She’s A Whore’.

Earlier this year, the city of Hoquiam, Washington declared a day in honour of Nirvana.