All Ages Event
Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (2 sets)
There’s a star man waiting in the sky, He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds – David Bowie
With the world in shock with the news of the death of David Bowie, Empire Touring is proud to announce we will be bringing our tribute to Bowie back to theatres this June. With most of Bowies albums firmly entrenched in the top 40 and new Blackstar album siting at No .1 it's fitting that we pay homage in the best way we can, by presenting a 2 & 1/2 hour concert extravaganza covering all of Bowie’s greatest songs. Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form and it’s only fitting that three of Australia’s most electrifying performers, Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace, reunite for Ziggy, The Songs of David Bowie - a truly unique show coming to the Central Coast, Newcastle, Thirroul and Sydney in June.
In a career that defined pop culture and gave us a wealth of ever changing visual imagery, it was the Top 5 hit Space Oddity that first brought attention to David Bowie in 1969. Since then we have been treated to hits such as Starman, Fame, Ashes to Ashes, Under Pressure, China Girl and Modern Love in what is seemingly an endless list of hits that have sold more than 160 million albums globally.
Come on a theatrical and musical journey and explore the creative genius of Bowie’s songs as these three remarkable performers are joined on stage by The Ziggy Band with a Bowie song listfeaturing hit after hit - Heroes, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Young Americans, Starman, Fame, Ashes to Ashes, Under Pressure, Ziggy Stardust, Let's Dance ...and many, many more!
The 2016 Ziggy – The Songs of David Bowie vocalists are:
Jeff Duff – the acclaimed recording and rock vocalist whose international career has seen the release of 28 albums (including the current album Fragile Spaceman) and who first brought Ziggy to the stage in the nineties; Steve Balbi - one of Australia’s leading songwriters with Noiseworks, Electric Hippies and now a dynamic solo performer; and Brydon Stace - whose long and varied career has included a stint as lead vocalist with INXS and the lead role in the Sydney Opera House production of Berlioz’s Requiem and vocal coach on The Voice Australia.
“Following the shock passing of our inspirational leader; the Ziggy gang are keener than ever to help keep Bowie's musical legacy alive. The Ziggy show has vowed to carry the thin white duke’s music into the future... and beyond. Along with Steve and Brydon, I’ll be performing Bowie’s songs with more emotion, more passion and more 'Bowie-love' than ever before. We are all very sad - so paying homage to the great man is the only cure - and I know that’s what Bowie would want.
We are excited, re-ignited and ready to blow audiences away with Bowie's incomparable songs.
Let’s all come together and celebrate the life, the music, and the artistic genius of the man we call Ziggy.” [Jeff Duff, January 2016]