The star returns to the Hammersmith Apollo...

David Bowie is to return to the venue he killed off ZIGGY STARDUST for a live show.

David Bowie is to play the launch of the newly refurbished Hammersmith Apollo on October 2.

The venue has gone down in musical history as in July 1973 Bowie announced from the stage his incarnation as Ziggy Stardust would be put to rest.

In a statement, David Bowie said: “This has got to be one of the great venues in London. It should be a thrill to play it again.”

Ticket details will be announced shortly.