Entire Ziggy Stardust album performed again as David Bowie’s friend and drummer team up

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 April 2017

Holy Holy perform (Picture: Nick Hynan).

Holy Holy perform (Picture: Nick Hynan).

Nick Hynan

David Bowie’s long-term producer and drummer are uniting to play music from the best-selling singer’s early days.

Woody Woodmansey, Bowie’s drummer from 1970-73, and Tony Visconti, his long-term producer and friend, have teamed up to form Holy Holy.

Together, they will present The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album in its entirety.

The album was released in 1972, and tells the story of a fictional rock star named Ziggy Stardust.

It has been consistently regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, and the singles from it include Starman, which was a commercial turning point in Bowie’s career.

Woodmansey, like Visconti, has experience of performing for Bowie as he was the bass-player on the single The Man Who Sold The World.

Visconti produced 12 Bowie albums, as well as working with Iggy Pop and Morrissey.

Holy Holy formed in 2014 for a rendition of Bowie’s album The Man Who Sold The World, and the project blossomed from there.

Bowie’s music is still celebrated worldwide following his death in 2016, and this promises to be one of the most authentic performances of his material.

Holy Holy have sold out two shows in Hull already, but they will be performing at the Colston Hall in Bristol on April 15 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £29.50-35.50 are available from 01172 034040 or www.colstonhall.org

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