‘A Bowie Celebration’ Charity Tribute Gig Returns For Second Year
The second annual A Bowie Celebration, a star-studded concert held in honour of David Bowie, will take place on 8 January 2022, on what would have been his 75th birthday. The event, like last year’s inaugural live stream, will be available on RollingLiveStudios.com to enjoy worldwide for 24 hours.
Special guests include Def Leppard, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk the Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers along with a special appearance by Ricky Gervais
This year’s A Bowie Celebration will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of Labyrinth, the classic fantasy film starring Bowie, with a special performance from actress Evan Rachel Wood, and an appearance by Brian Henson. The show will be dedicated to frequent Bowie photographer Mick Rock, and will include never-before-seen interview footage.
The band will be comprised of former Bowie band members from throughout his extraordinary career, led by Mike Garson, who was the rock icon’s longest running and most frequently used band member. Other band members will include Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Save the Children organization, a charity important to Bowie and the beneficiary of funds raised from his 50th Birthday Concert held in 1997 at Madison Square Garden.
Additional guest vocalists set to perform Bowie favorites include Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, Joe Sumner and more to be announced. Line-up subject to change.
Mike Garson says, “It’s an honor to be able to continue to share David Bowie’s music with the world. I’m excited for everyone to be able to experience this very special show we’ve got in store in celebration of what would have been David’s 75th birthday with the bandmates he recorded and performed with, plus a great group of guest artists who he was such an influence to.”