Celebrating David Bowie: NY tribute concert planned on anniversary of his death
New Yorkers looking to honor David Bowie on the one-year anniversary of his death next month now have the perfect outlet. On January 10, exactly a year after Bowie died at 69, Manhattan’s Terminal 5 will host “Celebrating David Bowie,” a special concert with a lineup comprised of numerous former collaborators of the Thin White Duke.
Performers at the event, which also commemorates what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, include Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer, and Emm Gryner. “Band members, friends, and a massive ensemble of top recording & touring musicians from around the world are getting together for a one-time only series of global goodwill concerts, in aid of local charities,” a statement about the concert read. The event poster indicates proceeds will go toward “benefitting arts in education.”
The event will hit other major cities including London (Jan. 8), Los Angeles (Jan. 25), Sydney (Jan. 29), and Tokyo (Feb. 2). “The concerts all take place in cities that have a strong connection with David Bowie and his work,” according to the statement. “All feature a core two dozen musicians traveling plus many local, regional, and national musicians to create a sound like no other.”