“Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight”
As you know, the new David Bowie video for Space Oddity (2019 mix) will be premiered at a NASA event at The Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. The premiere will commemorate 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, as well as the 50th anniversary of Space Oddity’s original release.
Shortly afterwards (somewhere between 22:30 and 23:00 ish local time (EST)), the video (without sound) will be aired in Times Square. It was originally to be shown with sound, but due to the extreme heat advisory for today (20th July), the City of NY has cancelled all outdoor events for the health and safety of the public.
Space Oddity 2019 will be available to view online tomorrow from midday UK time (BST), stay tuned for more details tomorrow morning.
The video features footage of David Bowie performing Space Oddity at his 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997 (directed by Tim Pope), married to footage shot and directed by Édouard Lock (the founder and choreographer of the Montreal dance troupe La La La Human Steps), for the onscreen back drop of Bowie’s 1990 Sound & Vision tour.
Go here for the full press release regarding the video for Space Oddity (2019 mix).