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Bowie tribute will bring starman's sound and vision to Barrie

Tickets on sale now for The Bowie Lives: A Bowie Spectacular, which is taking place Sept. 21 at Georgian Theatre in Barrie
Bowie Lives promo shot Gareth Skipp
Michael Bell presents The Bowie Lives.

The Bowie Lives: A Bowie Spectacular — Canada’s sensational tribute to David Bowie, presented by Legends Revisited, Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Georgian Theatre at 1 Georgian Dr., in Barrie.

Tickets are on sale here.

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“The show was just fantastic. Michael Bell sounded more like Bowie than Bowie. The musicians were stellar and on top of their game. The choreography fit nicely with the delivery. Michael’s presentation was right on point ... The full house loved the ‘call and answer’ segments and took part in the show. And, there were even some audience members that dressed in costume and danced in the aisles.” — Pat Porter, radio personality, 4680Q

“Saw the show last night in Toronto and was blown away. Was a little apprehensive at first as I have been a Bowie fan since I was a teen and I was concerned the band may not do the songs justice. I was overwhelmingly thrilled at what I heard and saw. From the first note I was hooked. The biggest takeaway is you can tell the lead singer is truly a devoted fan himself. Loved the way you honoured David Bowie. Hope to see you again real soon.”

What the industry has to say:

“Five stars. Unbelievable. I could have watched them for two more hours,” says Richard Crouse, CTV News, CP24, NEWSTALK 1010, and host of CTV PopLife.

“By far, the best and coolest Bowie tribute I’ve seen,” says Sam Grosso, of Cadillac Productions.

“As close as it gets,” says

They’re all talking about The Bowie Lives: A Bowie Spectacular — Canada’s sensational tribute to David Bowie.

Michael Bell is an award-winning vocalist who channels the sound and styles of David Bowie, and with the help of an all-star band, our multimedia, a theatre, and costumes, he has captured the imagination of fans young and old.

Michael discovered Bowie as a teen and performed songs with a number of his early bands. By the ’80s, his first theatrical production, ChangesAllBowie, toured the A circuit before hanging up his ‘Ziggy’ in the early ’90s. Decades passed.

After David’s untimely death on Jan. 10, 2016, Michael’s calling returned — his calling to honour the man who helped shape his life. Together with musical director Michael Beauclerc, they began auditioning players to fill out a band capable of performing some of rock’s most challenging material.

The Bowie Lives bring all hits to the stage — Space Oddity to Lazarus, and everything in between.

The Bowie Lives pre-show includes the Bowie Bazaar — T-shirts, collectibles, LPs and DVDs, and more. Come dressed as your favourite David Bowie persona or wear your favourite swag and be rewarded. Don’t forget to grab a button.

Michael is also the subject of an upcoming documentary film, Being David Bowie, and an upcoming web series, The Bowie Lives.

For more information visit or Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: thebowielives.