July 3, 1973 – David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust, his most celebrated alter-ego, in entrance of 5000 disbelieving followers onstage at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Fifty years later, Ziggy will lastly go world with a digitally restored model of Ziggy Stardust The Movement Image displaying at over 1,000 cinemas worldwide.
The unique Ziggy Stardust tour in 1972/73 solely visited the UK, USA and Japan, making this new uncut model of the movie the primary probability for European followers to lastly see Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars up shut – and in 4K HD with 5.1 sound.
Authentic Spiders drummer Woody Woodmansey says: “In hindsight, there are such a lot of locations that we didn’t get to, and there have been some locations that have been completely into us. Germany was notably sturdy and we had an underground sort of following in France. Folks wanted to see the stay present for issues to correctly kick off and we didn’t handle that. However our schedule was so rammed, I can’t see how we may’ve carried out that.”
The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (previously the Odeon) will host the worldwide premiere of the newly restored model of the movie 50 years to the day on July 3, 2023. The night may also embody an on-stage dialog with Bowie collaborators and modern musicians that can precede the movie screening. They are going to tackle the unique present’s legacy and Ziggy’s pan-generational resonance.
The Q&A at Eventim Apollo might be hosted by award-winning editor, Mercury Music Prize choose and Echo Velvet’s Inventive Director Phil Alexander who mentioned: “It’s uncommon you can pin-point a exact second in music the place tradition genuinely adjustments. The evening of July 3, 1973, when David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars performed Hammersmith Odeon, is a kind of moments.
“The influence of David’s resolution to retire Ziggy onstage and cut up the Spiders was an act that led to artistic rebirth and entire lot extra. The concept of Ziggy and the band returning to that very same stage, permits Bowie followers to unite and luxuriate in a as soon as in lifetime expertise. Will probably be the closest anybody has come to being there again in ’73, and we intend to ensure we rejoice the occasions of that fateful evening with few surprises.”
The newly restored movie will permit followers to lastly see the whole set that was performed on that July evening for the primary time and options the efficiency of legendary guitarist Jeff Beck whose efficiency was reduce from the unique model of the movie.
Famend filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan Don’t Look Again, Depeche Mode 101) captured the momentous occasion again in ’73 filming Bowie and The Spiders From Mars backstage and onstage. The digital restoration of the brand new model of the movie has been overseen by his son, Frazer Pennebaker. Ziggy Stardust The Movement Image supplies Bowie followers with the chance to unite and relive the enduring second that modified widespread tradition without end.
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