David Bowie in 2002
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David Bowie Birthday Tribute: Billy Corgan, Gary Oldman, Lena Hall & Many More
If there's something 2020 has been filled with, its "Ch-Ch-Changes." A Bowie Celebration: Just for one day! will help viewers start 2021 on a positive note and celebrate what would've been the late, great David Bowie's 74th birthday (Jan. 8).
The virtual concert, hosted by the art rocker's long-time pianist Mike Garson, will feature "a setlist of some of Bowie's most memorable hit songs along with a collection of deep cut Bowie gems," performed by very special guests with support from Garson and the David Bowie Alumni Band.
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A Bowie Celebration: Just for one day! brings together dozens of Bowie alumni band members spanning Bowie’s career from his 1969 self-titled album to his final album, Blackstar , along with many of the world’s most famous voices for a very special experience with performances from William Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray, Ian Astbury (The Cult), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Color), Tony-winning rocker Lena Hall, vocal phenom Judith Hill (Grammy winner for 20 Feet From Stardom ), and many more to be announced. Alumni members of Bowie’s bands from throughout his career will join the event including David’s final touring band of Mike Garson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Sterling Campbell Gerry Leonard and Catherine Russell along with Zack Alford, Carlos Alomar, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Robin Clark, Emm Gryner, Omar Hakim, Clare Hirst, Erdal Kızılçay, Tim Lefebvre, Martha Mooke, Holly Palmer, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, Bowie’s long-time record producer and musician Tony Visconti, and many more coming soon will collaborate with Garson’s special guest vocalists for a setlist of some of Bowie’s most memorable hit songs along with a collection of deep cut Bowie gems. Tickets are on sale now at link in bio with early-bird pricing offered through Sunday, November 1. A variety of VIP ticket bundles are available offering fans a variety of exclusive opportunities and merchandise including everything from access to private rehearsals to access to pre-show soundcheck and an after-show Q&A with members of the band. #abowiecelebration #bowiealumni #davidbowie #davidbowieforever #bowieforever #bowie2021 #JustForOneDay
"What we're planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David's career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres. We'll hear different interpretations of David's songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before," Garson wrote in a press release.
The Alumni Band is made up of musicians who played with the GRAMMY-winning "Rebel Rebel" artist during his illustrious career, including his final touring band—Garson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard and Catherine Russell. The group had launched A Bowie Celebration tour on March 3, but, like everything else this year, had to cut things short because of COVID-19.
The virtual concert is being held in partnership with Rolling Live Studios, with early bird tickets starting at $20. It will air on Jan. 8 at 6:00 p.m. PT—ticketholders will be available to watch it for 24 hours.