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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bowie, Jazzers to Juke Moscow

Moscow's music scene heats up this summer. David Bowie, the British rock icon, will play at the 5,000-seat Kremlin Palace for one night, June 18. And on May 13 and 14, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans is due to arrive.


This is Bowie's first trip to Russia. The British singer, who recently released a record called "Outside" will play in Moscow and will be part of the annual White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg on June 16. Bowie is known for his songs "Ziggy Stardust" and "Ground Control" and more recently "Little China Girl." He has also acted in films such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth."


Bowie's shows in Russia, organized by SAV Entertainment, the Turne Agency and sponsored by Bank Imperial, are part of a two-month summer tour of Europe and Japan. After the concert at the Kremlin Palace, Bowie will depart for Iceland to perform in Reykjavik.


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is also coming to Russia for the first time in their 25-year history following a May show at New York's Carnegie Hall. The tour, organized by the Trust for Mutual Understanding in the United States and the Theater of Nations and the Ardani artistic agency here in Moscow, will also include stops in St. Petersburg (May 15), Perm (May 17 and 18), and Yekaterinburg (May 20 and 21).


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has seven musicians, ranging in age from 23 to 89, who play piano, drums, trombone, tuba, upright bass, clarinet and banjo. They play traditional jazz tunes with an improvisational twist.





David Bowie performs at the Kremlin Palace on June 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at 250,000 ($50) and are on sale at the Kremlin Palace box office. Tel. 929-7910. Nearest metro: Alexandrovsky Sad.


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at the Satire Theater, 2 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad, at 7 p.m. on May 13 and May 14. Tickets start at 13,000 rubles and are on sale at the theater's box office. Tel. 229-3739. Nearest metro: Mayakovskaya.