Huge David Bowie Tribute Concert Featuring His Collaborators Announced for the First Anniversary of His Death
On the first anniversary of David Bowie’s tragic passing, a large ensemble of his past collaborators and touring musicians will perform a concert in his honor at New York City’s Terminal 5. As Brooklyn Vegan reports, tickets for the January 10 concert go on sale December 9—unless you are an American Express customer, in which case you can buy yours right now.
Among many, many others, the concert will feature pianist and near-career-long Bowie collaborator Mike Garson (most famous for his show-stealing, out piano solo on “Aladdin Sane), Adrian Belew (notable for his work on Lodger, as well as for being a member of both the Talking Heads and King Crimson) and Earl Slick (the guitarist who played on Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, and numerous album through 2013’s The Next Day). Later collaborators include Mark Plati (who worked in both a production and performance capacity on most of Bowie’s albums in the ’90s and early ’00s), as well as bassist Gail Ann Dorsey and drummer Sterling Campbell, members of Bowie’s band for nearly two decades in the ’90s and ’00s.
Terminal 5’s listing included the following statement:
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 Vision greatest hits tour to Glastonbury 2000, Heathen, his final A Reality Tour and many of them appeared on Bowie’s triumphant comeback album, The Next Day.
Check out the poster below.