Tuesday, January 12, 2016
David Bowie Tribute Concert Turns to Memorial Concert
A star studded concert put on by a great multitude of famous talent to pay tribute to the music of pop legend David Bowie now has a new sad purpose. Instead of just paying tribute to the music, it is now paying tribute to the memory of the man himself, as Bowie passed away just last night from liver cancer after fighting it for 18 months.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock the concert which is to be titled The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall will feature performances from The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Bettye LaVette, Ann Wilson of Heart and Perry Farrell, with more performers and “surprise guests” yet to be announced. In addition to that, Bowie's long time producer and friend Tony Visconti will be around helping to coordinate the house band.
The news of the concert and ticket sales were made known to the public just as the news of Bowie's passing was announced. The website for the show posted a message in response to the event saying the show will “become a poignant honor of his music by his friends, peers and fans.”
Seems like this will be quite the shindig. It's kind of ironic that things happened the way they did, but I think this will be a great opportunity for many people who have been greatly impacted by David Bowie and his music to show just how much of a difference he made to them as artists and for fans to hear Bowie music live once more.