Jeff Duff’s Ziggy: The Songs of David Bowie show returns to NSW venues in June 2016—as reported by noise11.com.
5 dates announced so far—from Newcastle to Wollongong—including a station to station dash from the Thirroul show down south on a Friday up to the Enmore Theatre, Newtown, on the Saturday. See the “Hot stuff” sidebar for dates.
Going by previous Ziggy shows, Duff might well lead the band and feed the crowd with performances of Ashes to ashes, China girl, "Heroes", Let’s dance, Sorrow, Space oddity, Starman, Young Americans and the ever-astounding rendition by Duff of Wild is the Wind à la Bowie.
With Brydon Stace on board for the high-top singing, he might also pull out Under pressure. And with Steve Balbi on board, there’s a good chance of burning off on a blistering Moonage daydream.
There are plenty of ‘tubes out there to get an early fix of the show, as performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Enmore Theatre, et al., in previous years. See the duffstuff catalogue of Duff tubes here—links to 17 tubes from the Ziggy Shows, + 31 from the Bowie Unzipped shows. For example, for starters:
How to keep inspired ahead of the Duff-Bowie quest this May, as Duff offers 5 Bowie-themed performances across Sydney? How to keep the spirits up beyond the Budget and the winter? What to talk about with Sally and Harry all the way to Cronulla? Well hey man, let’s keep storming and clicking through the tubes and tracks …
Duff’s Bowie live performance tubes
From among about 1/4 million views of Duff-tubes, here are the latest stats (3rd May 2014) for tubes of Jeff Duff performing Bowie songs (as per the Duff-Rover) – from his Vanguard shows in 2007, to his 2013 show at the Sydney Opera House: sorted by views per days online:
(The more clicks per days online, the bigger/higher the bar. Actual view-counts shown next to the bar. For links, check-out the Duff tubes database here.)
Duff’s most popular Bowie concert performance to date: Wild is the wind, 2012, Sydney Opera House (1140 views as of posting):
[Oops …! We neglected to pick up this piece of Duff-Bowie stuff: A partial pick of Duff performing “Ziggy Stardust” as part of his Alien Sex Gods gigging. It mostly features Peter Northcote on guitar, rather than the Duff. But go for rare! It has 3,916 views after 2,825 days online, for a 1.39 ranking in 4th place up above.]
Get downing those protein pills and upping the carbs for this one: Jeff Duff & Co bang the Sydney Opera House with Bowie bonuses all night long this July.
Get a wham-bam of the 2012 show here, as reviewed by YT, or as youtubed here by Colin Hay (includes Wild is the wind). And then there’s the State Theatre Show, the Adelaide Show, the Enmore Theatre Show …
You’ve read enough!
Ready to rebel? Can afford a ticket? 18 July 2013 – 20 July 2013.
Can’t wait for the man? TV previews here: On the Channel 9 morning show:
and the Channel 7 morning show (a pre-fabbed mash-up of several previewed songs, not for epileptics, with Larry Emdur’s sugary overdubs, pending the corp’s own publication of the event):
See also a swag of fizzy quotables about nakedness and such in this Sydney Star Observer interview with Duff about the show.
Whether you’re a lover, brother or mother, get your Ziggy Opera House tickets here.
+ Is Jeff Duff being interviewed on ABC-TV's One-Plus-One program soon?—being promoted on TV; check out their website here
+ Jeff Duff performs his Euro-Duffo catalogue in From London to the Moon! – A Duff-Odyssey @ Leadbelly (ex Vanguard), Newtown as part of Sydney's Vivid Festival · 3–4 June 2017 from 6:00 pm · $30+ · book for 3 June here & 4 June here · more info about the show here · blogposts about Duffo here
+JEFF DUFF / BRITISH INVASION SHOW + Jeff Duff performs British Invasion @ Tuncurry Bowling Club · Fri 16-Jun-2017
Congratulations on the JDS site. It really is amazing, comprehensive and accurate … and very well written. Your research is sublime … Thank you for all the hard work … / You continue to impress me with your handsomely constructed and informative insights into ‘Duffoworld’— J. Duff [ 2011/07/07 & 2012/05/17]