I had been wondering in recent months what to do for David’s birthday. We were supposed to be on tour with A Bowie Celebration in January which is just not possible for now. Then it came to me after speaking with many friends who love David alumni from throughout David’s career as well as great singers connected in special ways with him.
Today, I’m announcing that on January 8 an enormous group of artists will come together for the weekend of the fifth anniversary of David’s passing and what would have been his birthday. We will reconnect, heal, and share David’s music which means so much to so many. We can’t wait to perform this setlist of some of his most memorable hits along with a collection of deep cut Bowie gems… and it would mean so much for you to join us in our Celebration! Tickets are on sale now at http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie/
This concert will feature performances from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), William Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Bowie’s good friend and Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray, Ian Astbury (The Cult), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Color), Tony-winning rocker Lena Hall, vocal phenom Judith Hill (Grammy winner for 20 Feet From Stardom), and many, many more friends still to be announced!
We’re bringing together dozens of Bowie alumni band members spanning David’s 1969 self-titled album through Blackstar including David’s complete final touring band of Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard, Catherine Russell and me along with Zack Alford, Carlos Alomar, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Robin Clark, Emm Gryner, Omar Hakim, Clare Hirst, Erdal Kızılçay, Tim Lefebvre, Martha Mooke, Holly Palmer, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, Bowie’s long-time record producer and musician Tony Visconti, and many more to be announced soon…
We’re planning an incredible show for you with the most talented musicians from every period of David’s career along with phenomenal artists from so many different genres. We’ll hear different interpretations of David’s songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before!
Tickets are on sale now with early-bird pricing offered through this Sunday, November 1. A variety of VIP ticket bundles are also available offering fans a selection of exclusive opportunities and merchandise including everything from access to our private rehearsals to to pre-show soundcheck and an after-show Q&A with members of the band.
I’m really excited about this special show we’ve got in store for you and will continue to share news and updates about what we’re planning for you here as well as on my brand new website along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Until then, get your tickets now at http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie/ and share this news with the world!
I look forward to our Celebration together on January 8..