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David Bowie Musical Walking Tour in London launches on Jan 8th, win launch tickets!

December 24th, 2016 | by nick
David Bowie Musical Walking Tour in London launches on Jan 8th, win launch tickets!
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New David Bowie Musical Walking Tour launches on the singer’s 70th Birthday in his hometown of Brixton!

 

Bowie Tour London is delighted to announce that on 8 January 2017 they will be launching London’s first David Bowie Musical Walking Tour on what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his brilliant final album ‘Blackstar’.

The tour, which will run regularly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be a 2-hour guided experience through David Bowie’s early life in Brixton, encompassing many rarely celebrated landmarks in one of the most vibrant, independent and striving areas of London.

Paying guests will be treated to various sites that relate to the legendary singer’s life and death with funny, moving and often surprising anecdotes enthusiastically told throughout the tour.

Classic David Bowie songs will also be performed en route, including: Starman, “Heroes”, Life on Mars?, Ashes To Ashes and many others.

 

Competition!

We are giving away 2 pairs of launch tickets to the very first tour on January 8th at 11am…

Your chance to win 2 tickets to the very first David Bowie Musical Walking Tour! This tour will be the first to include classic Bowie songs performed live on route including ‘Starman’, ‘Drive-In Saturday’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Life on Mars?’ and many more. Experience an insightful and moving 2-hour tour round some rarely celebrated landmarks in Brixton, in the company of successful bloggers, journalists and radio DJ’s from the BBC.

This competition is open to anyone who will be available at 11am in London on Sunday 8th January, for your chance to win, simply email competitions@davidbowienews.com with Bowie London Tour as the subject (no question to answer) 2 entries will be randomly picked after the competition closes on Friday 30th December at midnight (UK time) and notified by email.

Good luck!

This competition is now closed, the winners will be notified by email on January 2nd.

Nick Stephenson, Musician and Founder of Bowie Tour London comments:

David Bowie was a huge inspiration to songwriters, performers, artists, fashion designers and film makers all over the world. We thought the best way to honour him would be to take a musical journey through his early life and also celebrate Brixton – a place that Bowie supported over the years.

I’m a lifelong David Bowie fan and there have been times when the information I’ve researched for this tour has surprised, delighted and warmed my heart, in a way that no other musician’s life ever could.

I hope people will come along and enjoy the experience together by singing some of his wonderful songs or just by soaking up the rich culture of Brixton, whether they are massive fans or just want to learn more about the great man and his hometown. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Lambeth Council for their continued support of this project.

 

Landmark areas of the tour will include:

David Bowie Mural – Discover the story behind the mural

Bowie’s Birthplace and Primary School – School days and family life for the young David Robert Jones

Pop Brixton *– Exciting Community project in the heart of Brixton

The Ritzy Cinema – Where hundreds of fans gathered to pay their respects on the 11th of Jan 2016

The Brixton Academy – discover what happened when David Bowie returned to Brixton for a homecoming show!

Photofusion Gallery – The very best in social photography from around Britain including a recent David Bowie exhibition.

Songs included on the tour (in order)

Space Oddity

Suffragette City

Ashes To Ashes

The Man Who Sold The World

Rebel Rebel

Life On Mars?

Starman

“Heroes”

Information about times and pricing

Tours will run regularly on: Wednesdays & Fridays at 11am & 2pm

and Sundays at 2pm. Call +44 (0)7894 550 184 or book via the website

https://bowietourlondon.co.uk/tickets/

Tickets are £10.00 and tours commence outside Brixton tube station. We

recommend guests arrive at least 10 minutes early. Tour guide will be by

the tourist information map holding a guitar.

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