Royal Stompbox: Bowie's Birthday - ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
The Royal Cinema
608 College St
Royal Stompbox presents:
BOWIE’S BIRTHDAY: ZIGGY STARDUST & THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
Sunday, Jan. 7th
7pm – Bowie Pre-Show!
8pm – Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture
Last January, The Royal’s Bowie birthday/memorial screening of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars was one of the best nights ever. The event sold out, meaning many people couldn’t attend. So we’re excited to do a Bowie party/group hug catharsis all over again in honour of everyone’s #1 spaceman. Please join The Royal in loving the alien!
David Bowie’s final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater was captured on film by legendary director D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back, Monterey Pop). The HD restoration from Pennebaker Films is the best this (notoriously murky) legendary concert has ever looked on film. Framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of the film concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona, an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring from the music business altogether.
Featuring “Hang On To Yourself”, “Watch That Man”, “Oh! You Pretty Things”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Space Oddity”, “Ziggy Stardust” (naturally!) and many more all-time jams, as well as a blistering cover of the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat” and the electrifying shock finale of “Rock N’ Roll Suicide”.
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