LONDON — “David Bowie Is,” a major retrospective of the British singer’s career and cultural influence, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday, has sold over 42,000 advance tickets, more than double the amount generated by any previous exhibition at the museum.
The exhibition, which displays more than 60 costumes worn by Bowie in performances, as well as photographs, documents, song lyrics, album sleeve artworks, music videos and stage sets, has generated considerable buzz, with rave advance reviews from the British papers. Interest has no doubt been further augmented by the singer’s surprise release last week of a new album, “The Next Day,” which almost immediately went to No. 1 one on the British charts, selling 94,000 copies in less than a week. TBC HERE.