David Bowie fans can look forward to a new documentary “The First Five Years” in 2019.” The film covers the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's formative years prior to achieving international success with his classic 1972 studio album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Pitchfork reports on Oct. 8 that BBC will release the “The First Five Years” in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the iconic British rocker's 1969 sophomore studio album Space Oddity. Produced and directed by Francis Whately, the new documentary marks the final installment of a trilogy of films and follows the previous releases “Five Years” in 2013 and “The Last Five Years” in 2017.
“The Last Five Years” covers the two-time Grammy winners early career through the lens of his first four studio albums from 1967's self-titled debut album through 1971's Hunky Dory. The documentary includes new interviews with friends and collaborators from the period, as well as newly unearthed audio recordings and documents. Fans can whet their appetite via a trailer from the original “Five Years” film above.
Next month, the BBC will also air the first-ever television release of the “Let's Dance” hitmaker's legendary performance at Glastonbury back in 2000. The concert will be released in North America as “David Bowie Glastonbury 2000” via Rhino on Nov. 30 and is available for preorder here in CD, DVD, vinyl and digital formats.
Members of the multi-platinum seller's touring band will hit the road in 2019 for a new round of “A Bowie Celebration” tribute performances. The U.S. winter romp will kick off Feb. 5 in Mesa, AZ at Mesa Arts Center. Grab your tickets now at AXS. For all the latest information on Davie Bowie, click here.