Irelands premier David Bowie tribute act Rebel
Rebel announce tour dates to celebrate Bowies first album
release in over a decade.
The iconic rock God David Bowie is back with a bang,
his face gracing almost every magazine and newspaper
the weekend before his new album The Next Day
is released on Friday 8th of March. The album has been
streaming free on iTunes all this week and the internet
is abuzz with news, reviews and critiques of the Thin
White Duke's latest opus.
Enter Irish Bowie tribute band Rebel Rebel; 6 experienced
musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band
but as Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie
fans. Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowies
greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity'
to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider
the range of musical styles and techniques that the
legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling
Since their recent sold out Grand Social show Rebel
Rebel have been caught up in the Bowie's back
frenzy, playing gigs for starved fans around the country
and now, on the back of his album release, are announcing
a nationwide tour that incorporates some of the countrys
best known venues.
A recent highlight was their performance at the worlds
first Bowie symposium - Strange Fascination in
the University of Limerick, an event that attracted
Bowiephiles from New Ross to New Zealand.
We felt the symposium was a make or break gig
for us, relates lead singer Peter Quinn. We
played to an audience of academics who were also Bowie
fans and before we went on stage that night we heard
there were people in the audience who had actually worked
with Bowie, which of course only added to our fears.
What would they expect? Would we be able to win them
The band need not have worried. They received rave reviews
and one in particular from Co-organiser Dr. Eoin Devereux
who said "Rebel Rebel were the highlight of the
first ever David Bowie Symposium, convincingly reproducing
the key phases of Bowie's musical career. They rocked