Ends Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:45pm
Early Show: 7:00pm ⎮ Doors at 6:00pm
Late Show: 9:30pm ⎮ Doors 9:15pm
ADMISSION: $18 adv/ $22 dos / $30 adv for entry into both shows
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing email@example.com
Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.
The Royal Room presents “BOWIEx2,” a two-show David Bowie retrospective featuring Seattle’s own BowieVision. The 7:00 PM show focuses on the hyper-creative period from 1969’s Space Oddity to 1977’s Heroes and features songs from classic albums like The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Young Americans. The 9:30 PM show spans the last four decades of Bowie’s career with a diverse array of songs, including Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, Modern Love, I’m Afraid of Americans, As the World Falls Down, Under Pressure, and Lazarus.
While others imitate, BowieVision elevates. Foregoing the pretense of wigs and makeup and focusing instead on interpreting David Bowie’s eclectic and expansive musical catalog, BowieVision raises the bar for what a tribute band can be.
In fact, a BowieVision performance is better described as a celebration than a tribute. While lead singer Stefan Mitchell’s dynamic vocals and sense of showmanship are impressive enough, he also shares Bowie’s rare gift for connecting with an audience by creating an atmosphere that’s simultaneously epic and intimate, an approach that resonates with audiences on a deeper level than mere impersonation ever could.
Members of Northwest lounge-pop mainstays the Dudley Manlove Quartet and electronica band Purr Gato joined forces in 2013 to share their love of Bowie’s music with audiences in Seattle and beyond. Combining deft musicianship, masterful stage presence, and stunning lighting effects, BowieVision brings a concert-magnitude experience to every size venue, putting its unique stamp on rock anthems like Rebel Rebel and Suffragette City; the wide-screen balladry of Life on Mars?, Space Oddity, and Changes; mid-70s “plastic soul” (Golden Years, Young Americans, Fame;) art-pop experiments like Fashion, Heroes, and Ashes to Ashes; and the high-sheen Eighties classics Let’s Dance, China Girl, and Blue Jean.
Although Bowie’s personas have been ever-changing, his music is timeless. It’s this realization that elevates BowieVision above the realm of trite nostalgia. It may be a bold statement to make about a “tribute” band, but it’s a fact: BowieVision is the real deal. Accept no imitations.
- Stefan Mitchell : Lead Vocals
- John Hendow : Guitar
- Steve Okimoto : Bass
- Chris Joss : Keyboards
- Jeff Mosier : Drums, Backing Vocals
- Brian Bermudez : Saxophone
- Katrina Kope : Backing Vocals, Percussion
- Marcell Marias : Video Engineer
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.