Monday 3rd July 2023
Ziggy Stardust: The Global Premiere
Fifty years to the day since David Bowie’s last performance as his famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust returns to Eventim Apollo (formerly the Odeon) for one night only.
‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture’ is digitally restored (now in 4K and with 5.1 sound) with never-before-seen footage. The film is to be unveiled at a red carpet global premiere to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of Ziggy.
The screening will be preceded by conversation live on stage with some of Bowie’s famous friends. The Q&A at Eventim Apollo will be hosted by award-winning editor, Mercury Music Prize judge and Echo Velvet’s Creative Director Phil Alexander who said:
“It’s rare that you can pin-point a precise moment in music where culture genuinely changes. The night of July 3, 1973, when David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars played Hammersmith Odeon, is one of those moments. The impact of David’s decision to retire Ziggy onstage and split the Spiders was an act of self-sabotage that led to creative rebirth and whole lot more.
The idea of Ziggy and the band returning to that same stage, 50 years to the day, allows Bowie fans to unite and enjoy a once in lifetime experience. It will be the closest anyone has come to being there back in ’73, and we intend to make sure we celebrate the events of that fateful night with a good few surprises.”
The premiere will allow fans to relive that iconic night in music history in the venue where it all happened exactly fifty years ago. The film features the complete set, including a performance by late guitarist Jeff Beck, which was cut from D A Pennebaker’s original version.
This 50th anniversary event is produced by The Makers Of and Echo Velvet alongside the David Bowie estate and in conjunction with Warner Music.