'A Bowie Celebration' celebrates with David Bowie alumni at Royal Oak Music Theatre

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There’s a “Starman” waiting in the sky — his name is David Bowie.

Since his death in 2016, a lot has ch-ch-changed. Keeping with tradition, "A Bowie Celebration" will return to the Royal Oak Music Theatre starring alumni players from Bowie’s many recording and touring bands. Led by Mike Garson, Bowie’s longest-standing member, the lineup boasts guitarist Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Mark Plati, Charlie Sexton, and others.

At this point, for many of Bowie’s supporting rebels, the material is a marriage of muscle memory and the preservation of legacy, but the team’s collective priority is to get it right. For some, this is the closest they will get to a Bowie performance. For others, it’s a time capsule of rock ‘n’ roll’s golden years.

A Bowie Celebration begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Royal Oak Music Theatre; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com; Tickets are $35+.

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