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The rock icon would have turned 75 in January.

David Bowie would have turned 75 on Jan. 8, 2022. And though the rock icon died at age 69 in Jan. 2016, a major celebration of his three-quarter century mark will blast off in New York and London on Oct. 25 through two limited-time pop-up experiences that will kick-off a year-long celebration of all things Bowie.

The singer’s estate announced the Bowie 75 campaign on Wednesday (Oct. 13) by revealing the two curated experiential shops, one of which will open on the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting and the other in the London-born singer’s adopted home town. Both will launch exactly 75 days before the bday anniversary and stay open through late January 2022.

The London outlet at 14 Heddon Street is the location of the photo shoot for the iconic cover of Bowie’s 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album, while the New York one at 150 Wooster St. is described as being just “steps away” from Bowie’s longtime downtown neighborhood.

Both will be offer dives into Bowie’s sound and vision via immersive 360 Reality Audio and HD video screening rooms using Sony’s spatial sound tech, as well as hours of video content including previously unseen behind-the-scenes material and rare footage from the Heathen (2002) and Reality (2003) eras. Fans can also buy limited-edition releases of exclusive Bowie gear, collectibles and limited-run CD/LPs, digitally slip into some of his beloved costumes for shareable social media snaps and check out exclusive fine art photography documenting the chameleonic singer’s many eras.

Check out more information about the Bowie 75 celebration here.


Article written by: Gil Kaufman

Photo credit: Christian Simonpietri/Sygma/VCG via Getty Images

Link: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/9644521/david-bowie-75-birthday-london-new-york-pop-up-shops/

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