1973 gig and documentary to be shown for one night only in 2017
A special screening of David Bowie‘s final Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon has been announced.
The event will be staged at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo for the first time since the concert took place over 40 years ago on February 16, 2017.
The legendary gig, which was staged on July 3, 1973 was the final ever concert Bowie did as Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.
Tickets for the event will go on sale at 9am on Thursday (December 15.
Support will come from female DJ duo The Smoking Guns, who will be spinning classic Bowie tracks as guests arrive and Animal Noise.
Further screenings of the film will take place across the UK from March 2, 2017.
Bowie’s former drummer in Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars recently recounted his last contact and the final days of the ‘Blackstar’ icon, while Woody Woodmansey also spoke to NME to reveal how he and Visctonti turned down the chance to perform with Lady Gaga for her GRAMMYs tribute show – slamming it as ‘tacky’ and claiming it ‘didn’t represent anything good about him’.
Bowie passed away in January at the age of 69.
Following his death, Coldplay revealed that Bowie once turned down the opportunity to collaborate with them. Singer Chris Martin sent him a letter asking him to be involved and, drummer Will Champion told NME, Bowie replied, “It’s not a very good song, is it?” Coldplay’s reaction was to not be overly phased – Champion notes, “He was very discerning – he wouldn’t just put his name to anything. I’ll give him credit for that!”
A series of concerts marking Bowie’s 70th birthday will be held in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo next month.