As the world mourns one of music’s biggest icons of the last 40 years, David Bowie, news comes that a tribute concert, set for March 31st, will now be a memorial concert honoring the legendary icon. News that Bowie died Sunday (Jan 10th) from an 18 month battle with cancer at the age of 69 shocked the world.
The concert, presented by Michael Dorf, at New York’s Carnegie Hall, is set to feature performances by the Roots, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan, Bettye LaVette, Ann Wilson of Heart, Perry Farrell and surprise guests. The house band will be put together by Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime collaborator who has worked as a producer for Bowie since 1969’s “Space Oddity.”
“The unexpected death of David Bowie has made this tribute to him into a memorial concert,” the event’s website states. “While the series has had the surprise appearances and performances of the Honoree several times in the past, this one will certainly become a poignant honor of his music by his friends, peers and fans. We are all deeply saddened at this news, the timing of our public on-sale bizarre in its timing, and the show is taking on many more emotions. RIP David and may God’s love be with you.”
This concert is the 12th “music of” show presented by Michael Dorf which will raise funds for Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased through Carnegie Hall.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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