David Bowie Tribute Concert to Play at Terminal 5 on Anniversary of his Death

Posted on: December 8th, 2016 at 5:05 am by
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The Bowie mosaic at Rag & Bone, June 2013Bowie may be in space, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t hear celebrated favorites of the Thin White Duke, albeit in an incarnate fashion. The tragedy of his death especially rocked the Lower East Side, and the outpouring of love and support for the late musical mastermind was unlike anything we’ve seen in recent years. He resided on 285 Lafayette Street, after all.

So it should come as no surprise that the city Bowie called home is throwing a massive concert in his honor, on the first anniversary of his passing.  A significant ensemble of his past collaborators and touring musicians will perform in his honor, as well as many more.

Per Terminal 5’s gig posting:

The concept grew out of two informal large ensemble shows with 70+ musicians in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the spring of 2016 including Gary Oldman, Seal, Ewan McGregor, Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, and Bowie band alumni from Space Oddity to the latest Blackstar album. … The core ensemble includes former star Bowie band members Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, members of David’s last two touring bands, Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Latin Grammy Award Winner Gaby Moreno, Bernard Fowler from The Rolling Stones, Joe Sumner, Scrote, and a vast extended musical family who play with or have played with Tom Waits, Sting, Seal, Herbie Hancock, De La Soul, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, B52s, Dr. Dre, Burt Bacharach, David Byrne, Todd Rundgren, Prince, Neil Young, and Lenny Kravitz make up the core ensemble.

Individually these former Bowie band members performed, wrote and recorded together with David through several decades including the 1973’s Ziggy Stardust tour, the Diamond Dogs tour, Isolar II (Heroes) tour, to the hugely successful Serious Moonlight tour, the Sound And Visiongreatest hits tour to Glastonbury 2000, Heathen, his final A Reality Tourand many of them appeared on Bowie’s triumphant comeback album, The Next Day.

Tickets to this epic January 10 show are on sale December 9; Amex customers can buy ’em now.

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[h/t Spin]

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