Courtesy of Celebrating David BowieA group of musicians who toured and recorded with David Bowie over the years will team up with various guest artists tonight at New York City’s Terminal 5 venue for a special tribute concert marking the one-year anniversary of the late rock legend’s death.
The event is the second in a series of benefit shows dubbed Celebrating David Bowie that have been scheduled in various cities around the world in January and February.
The musicians playing in the house band tonight include keyboardist Mike Garson; guitarists Earl Slick and Adrian Belew; guitarist/bassist Mark Plati; bassist Gail Ann Dorsey; drummers Sterling Campbell and Zachary Alford; and backing singers Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell. Among the many guest performers will be Living Colour, The B-52s‘ Kate Pierson, Fishbone‘s Angelo Moore and longtime Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler.
Proceeds from the concert will go toward the U.K.’s Children & the Arts charity, which will benefit young people in the Brixton district of London, where Bowie grew up.
The first Celebrating David Bowie show took place at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on Sunday, which would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday. According to Pitchfork.com, among the performers at that concert were actor Gary Oldman, Duran Duran frotnman Simon Le Bon, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Fowler.
Other Celebrating David Bowie concerts are scheduled for January 24 and 25 in Los Angeles, on January 29 and 30 in Sydney, Australia, and on February 2 in Tokyo. Sting has been confirmed as one of the performers at the January 24 event in L.A. For more information, visit CelebratingDavidBowie.com.
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