DAVID BOWIE Figure Unveiled At Madame Tussauds LondonApril 1, 2022
On March 31, Madame Tussauds London unveiled its David Bowie figure.
Working in partnership with Bowie's estate and using information from his 1983 sitting, Madame Tussauds London's new figure is the second to be created of Bowie and immortalizes his alter ego, the extra-terrestrial rock star Ziggy Stardust. Fans of the icon of sound and vision will recognize the Starman's signature red hairstyle, cosmic jumpsuit and celestial makeup made famous in the 1970s.
Bowie's new figure marks the launch of Madame Tussauds's newly revamped Music Festival zone, the only place where guests can experience a truly impossible lineup of musical greats. From posing with Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse, jamming with Jimi Hendrix and Ed Sheeran to owning the stage alongside Freddie Mercury and Stormzy, this is a lineup that only Madame Tussauds London could create.
To celebrate the arrival of Bowie's new figure and the completion of the attraction's impossible festival lineup, Madame Tussauds revisited some of the capital's most iconic music venues.
* At the Hammersmith Apollo, nearly 50 years after his last performance there as Ziggy Stardust, Bowie's new figure was joined on stage by fellow South London boy Stormzy's figure.
* Studio 1 at Abbey Road Studios, played host to the figures of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse and Freddie Mercury, who have all recorded at the iconic location.
* At Ronnie Scott's famous Jazz Club, Jimi Hendrix's figure graced the same stage where his real-life counterpart held his last ever performance in 1970. He is joined by the figure of one of Britain's biggest musicians, Dua Lipa.
* Portobello Road's Honest Jon's had two special customers as figures of reggae legend Bob Marley and music icon Beyoncé stood amongst the music mecca's revered vinyls.
Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: "David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust transcends generations and music genres, making him the ultimate headliner to launch our new Music Festival zone. We were honored to work with his estate in what would have been his 75th year and play our small part in keeping his inimitable legacy alive for generations to come.
"We know that guests love to meet their music heroes here at the attraction. With our new Music Festival experience, we've captured the magic of live music, with legends you literally could not see perform together anywhere else, in a way that only Madame Tussauds London could. There's also the added bonus of no muddy fields or main-stage clashes to contend with."
Bowie died in January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.
He passed away just three days after releasing his 25th studio album, "Blackstar".
The singer, songwriter, actor and fashion icon reportedly kept his 18-month battle with cancer so private that even close friends weren't aware of his struggle.
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