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Rebel Rebel

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 Bowie’s 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 music.

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 over? ”
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 Limerick!"