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David Bowie rockers to reunite for Man Who Sold the World gig

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May 23, 2014 | 5:10am EDT

Former Spiders From Mars bandmates Tony Visconti and Mick 'woody' Woodmansey are reuniting to perform David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World in tribute to the music legend and his guitarist Mick Ronson. The pair was recruited by Bowie to play alongside himself and Ronson on the iconic 1970 album, and they formed the nucleus of the line-up of his famous early 1970s backing band. Ronson passed away in 1993 after a battle with cancer, and now bassist Visconti and drummer Woodmansey are reuniting to perform the album in full for the first time - with Bowie's blessing. Woodmansey tells British newspaper The Guardian, "The Man Who Sold the World was the first album Mick Ronson and I played on, our first even in a proper London studio, yet it never got played live... It got critical acclaim, but we never toured it, and in the live shows the album tracks never got touched on. So the idea of being able to go out and finally play some of those great tracks live was just so exciting." The pair will be joined by 10 other musicians, including Spandau Ballet saxophonist Steve Norman, for the concert at London's Garage venue on 7 September (14).

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