David Bowie pop-up shop marking icon’s 75th birthday to open in London will feature signed memorabilia and unseen footage
A dedicated David Bowie pop-up shop will soon be opening in London to mark what would have been the star’s 75th birthday.
The shop is situated at 14 Heddon Street in central London, a street Bowie fanatics will recognise from the cover of 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.
The shop is also just yards away from where Bowie posed for the now-iconic portrait of the concept album’s titular character, Ziggy Stardust.
Fans are expected to flock to the pop-up to get their hands on incredibly rare merchandise, including limited edition records and memorabilia curated by the late singer’s estate.
It will also feature immersive screening rooms which will allow audiences to view rare and even previously unseen footage from the music icon taken in the early 2000s.
Laura Thursfield, customer partnership manager at The Crown Estate, said: ‘We want our spaces to be engaging and exciting, bringing new concepts and brands which complement the destination and give people new reasons to come to London’s West End.
‘This pop-up is not only an opportunity to build on Heddon Street’s history, as the location of the album cover shoot for The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders from Mars, but a really interactive, creative approach to retail.’
Fans in the United States aren’t about the miss out, either: a sister shop will open in Bowie’s adopted home of New York City.
The second pop-up shop will be located at 150 Wooster Street, close to where Bowie lived in his final years and where created his final album, 2016’s Blackstar.
Both locations will open from October 25 2021, 75 days before Bowie’s 75th birthday, and will remain until late January 2022, so there’s plenty of time to plan your trip.
The Life On Mars singer, one of the world’s most influential and revered musicians, died from liver cancer on January 10 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday.
The two planned pop-up shops are just part of the David Bowie Estate’s wider 75th birthday commemorations, which are even reported to include the release of an unheard album.
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