Space Oddity • David Bowie tribute, rock

He's Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

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David Brighton as David Bowie

How long after the King died do you think Elvis impersonators got serious about their craft? Is there any craft in acting as the simulacra of a beloved celebrity? Our culture just doesn't want to cosign its great dead to history, it wants to keep them up all night at their own memorials too—forever invoking their cultural potency through things and people that are close to but not quite the same as we remember. So now David Bowie is getting that royal treatment. The entity responsible is David Brighton and his schtick is called Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, which is playing in the Dirt City environs on Jan. 13 beginning at 8pm. I know the next part might be hard for purists to stomach, but what the hell. You oughta go see this show—entry costs $22—and fall in love all over again … Even if it's not quite real. Then you can go home, get online and really purchase some of the greatest music ever made by a human being. Need a place to start: all of Hunky Dory and Low will get you going.

Saturday Jan 13, 2018

14500 Central Ave SW (I-40 exit 140)
Albuquerque, NM 87121

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David Brighton as David Bowie

Brighton's credits include performing side by side with David Bowie himself in the TV commercials for Vittel Mineral Water and for Reality - Bowie's CD. Brighton has performed as a resident cast member of the world famous Legends In Concert - Las Vegas production show. He was also cast to portray David Bowie in the Warner Brothers feature film, The Watchmen. He also appeared as David Bowie on VH-1 television as well as in international pop star Shakira's concert video.