The David Bowie Estate has launched Bowie 75, a year-long celebration marking David Bowie’s 75th birthday, with the openings of two curated experiential pop-up shops—one at the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where Bowie’s final album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) was created.
For a very limited window beginning October 25, 2021, 75 days before the anniversary, through late January 2022, the Bowie 75 locations will be up and running at 150 Wooster Street — steps away from Bowie’s longtime downtown New York City neighborhood — and 14 Heddon Street — the London location where the cover of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was shot.
The pop-ups will offer visitors a unique and immersive career-spanning deep dive into the sound and vision of David Bowie, with features including:
Immersive audio and HD video screening rooms in partnership with 360 Reality Audio, an immersive music experience using Sony’s spatial sound technologies. With music in 360 Reality Audio, fans will be able to hear and see Bowie content available for the first time in immersive audio, exclusively in the Bowie 75 locations.
Hours of video content including previously unseen behind-the-scenes material, rare footage from the Heathen and Reality eras, and more.
Opportunities to purchase limited edition releases of exclusive Bowie apparel and collectibles, as well as limited run LPs and CDs.
Exclusive fine art photography including gallery installations documenting Bowie’s many iconic eras, personae, and changes.
Intimate special guest events to be announced.
Fans can place themselves in iconic costumes and set pieces to create fun and shareable social media moments.
For store hours, events calendars and other announcements and information, sign up and stay tuned to www.bowie75.com.
Back in May, a new clip from the Moby Doc was released and premiered exclusively on NME. The clip from the film, which is also narrated by Moby, finds the artist reflecting on his professional relationship and friendship with David Bowie.
“Bowie was my favorite musician of all-time,” Moby says in the clip. “Maybe 2000 or 2001, he moved across the street from me and I couldn’t believe it. I became friends with David Bowie. Some of the moments he and I had together, I almost feel like there was a quasi-older brother quality to his friendship with me.”