Ground control to DSO: Symphony to take on David Bowie

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is heading to Mars this summer when it pays tribute to David Bowie.

The DSO will perform “The Music of David Bowie” July 10 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, venue officials announced Tuesday. Tickets, $75, $55, $35 and $25 pavilion and $20 lawn, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Guest conductor Brent Havens, who has arranged symphony shows built around the music of Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Pink Floyd, the Eagles and more, will take the reins for the show, which will see the DSO augmented by a full rock band. The two-hour concert will feature performances of 18 signature Bowie songs, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “China Girl” and more, according to a release.

Bowie died in January at the age of 69, two days after the release of his final album, “Blackstar.” The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, his only release to ever reach that plateau.