The New David Bowie VR App has been Released to Celebrate His 72nd Birthday


A David Bowie VR app was released yesterday to celebrate the iconic star’s 72nd Birthday. The VR app which is available for Apple and Android users lets fans explore items from his life. The David VR was created in collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment. The app is called “David Bowie Is,” it shares the same name with David Bowie’s exhibit.

The New David Bowie VR App has been Released to Celebrate His 72nd Birthday

About the “David Bowie is Exhibit”

The exhibit has attracted over 2 million people across 12 cities. The exhibit debuted at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2013 before touring the world. The exhibit finally ended in 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. The touring museum exhibit displayed history, artifacts and information about the life, music, films, tours, and art of the iconic star David Bowie. Each touring exhibit of David Bowie showcased over 500 objects.

The New David Bowie VR App has been Released to Celebrate His 72nd Birthday

About the David Bowie VR App

The David Bowie VR App allows its users to experience the virtual version of the “David Bowie is” exhibition from the comfort of their homes. The whole virtual experience will allow fans to explore David Bowie’s cultural influences, songwriting, recording, characters, collaborations, portraits and live performances. The David Bowie VR app will be narrated by Bowie’s friend Gary Oldman.

From the app, users can view over 50 resolution costumes plus videos, original art works and handwritten lyrics. The David Bowie VR App will also showcase items that weren’t present on the world wide tour. Some of the exclusive content that will be included in the app includes the film from Bowie’s from the 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour, footage from the experimental Diamond Dogs movie, rehearsal footage from the 1976 Station to Station Tour, and more.

Once users open the app, they will be reminded that David Bowie showed us that we could be what we wanted to be. The VR app will take user through 25 rooms and they will get to see 400 objects. The app uses special audio, it connects where a person walks in real life to what they will hear. Users will also be able to tap on object to unlock an old video or audio recording. The app costs $7.99 and promises to give users a completely immersive experience. Initial reviews on the app seem very positive.


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