Credit: Jimmy KingA special concert commemorating what would have been David Bowie‘s 70th birthday will be held this January 8 in London at the O2 Academy Brixton, which is located not far from where the late rock legend was born. The show, dubbed “Celebrating David Bowie,” will be emceed by the singer’s close friend, actor Gary Oldman, and will feature performances by a wide variety of musicians who collaborated and played with Bowie over the years.

The lineup includes keyboardist Mike Garson; guitarists Earl Slick, Adrian Belew and Gerry Leonard; guitarist/bassist Mark Plati; bassist Gail Ann Dorsey; drummers Sterling Campbell and Zachary Alford; backing singers Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell; and many other as-yet-unannounced guests. Proceeds from the show will benefit Children & the Arts, a U.K. charity that helps bring cultural experiences to young people denied access to the arts because of social or economic barriers.

The concert will be part of a planned series of global goodwill shows benefiting various charities that will be held in various cities with connections to Bowie. Among these is an event scheduled for February 2 in Tokyo. Each show will feature performances by the same core of 30 musicians, as well as 40 or more local music artists.

The idea for the shows was inspired by a pair of informal Bowie tribute concerts held this past spring in Los Angeles and San Francisco that featured Oldman, as well as other stars and alums of David’s various touring bands.

For more information, visit DavidBowie.com and CelebratingDavidBowie.com.

Bowie died of cancer on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

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