David Bowie Estate launches Bowie 75

A year long celebration includes two pop-up shops

The David Bowie Estate launches 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 25th, 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 Ch-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.

New York hours of operation are from 11 am – 7 pm local time with the London store operating from 11 am – 6 pm local time.

Last month, Warner Music Group (WMG) the Bowie Estate announced a new global, career-spanning partnership for Bowie’s timeless recorded music catalog that begins in 2023. With this landmark new deal, Warner Music will now have worldwide rights to five decades of Bowie’s work, expanding on Warner Music’s current agreement with the estate, which encompasses Bowie material from 1968 to 1999. The new licensing agreement will include the entirety of Bowie’s 2000-2016 creative outpouring including Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, and the worldwide No. 1 album ★ (pronounced Blackstar).

David Bowie 5 Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) will be released as an 11 CD box set and 18-piece vinyl set on November 26th, the fifth in a series of box sets chronicling his career from 1969 to the 21st century. One day before Bowie’s birthday on January 7, 2022, Toy (Toy: Box) will receive its long awaited official release, finally making the legendary previously unreleased album available in 3 CD or 6 10” vinyl versions.

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