David Bowie exhibition sells 47,000 tickets before opening

Even before its opening, the upcoming David Bowie exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum in London has already sold about 47,000 tickets. The spokesperson from the museum said that this was the most pre-sale tickets that they have ever sold for an exhibition, despite the fact that Bowie is not directly involved with the event.

David Bowie

The curators of the museum were given access to a huge array of memorabilia from David Bowie archives. The Victoria and Albert museum will include more than 300 items related to the singer, including his stage outfits, photographs, films, hand written lyrics and set designs. Visitors will also get to see Bowie’s Ziggy stardust bodysuits, which date back to 1972.

Visitors can also get to see Bowie’s music videos like ‘Boys Keep Swinging’. Moreover, there will be a number of personal items which have not been seen in public before. These items include diary entries, sketches and hand written lyrics.

The exhibition is open from today, March 20, 2013 and will run until August 11, 2013. In recent times, there has been an interest in the life and work of David Bowie. Moreover, his surprise comeback album ‘The Next Day’ has received plenty of critical acclaim.