A David Bowie tribute concert is set to stream on January 8th — the fifth anniversary of his death — headed up by his Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson. Mike Garson’s Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day will feature contributions from Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Trent Reznor, William Corgan, Perry Farrell, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, the Cult’s Ian Astbury, Lzzy Hale, Macy Gray, Rolling Stones sideman Bernard Fowler, Living Color’s Corey Glover, and many more. In addition to Garson and Bowie’s long-time collaborator and producer Tony Visconti, musicians taking part who had recorded and performed with Bowie include guitarists Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard, Catherine Russell, Zack Alford, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Omar Hakim, Carmine Rojas, and Charlie Sexton, among others.
Mike Garson, who performed over 1,000 shows with Bowie — as well as his first and last U.S. appearances, said in a statement:
What we’re planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David’s career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres. We’ll hear different interpretations of David’s songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before. . . Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come!
Tickets are on sale now at http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie with early-bird pricing offered through Sunday, November 1st. A variety of VIP ticket bundles are available offering fans a variety of exclusive opportunities and merchandise including everything from access to private rehearsals to access to a pre-show soundcheck and an after-show Q&A with members of the band.
Mike Garson’s Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day takes place on Sunday, January 8th at 9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PST.
- A new string of David Bowie live shows will be released under the banner David Bowie Brilliant Live Adventures.
- The first release on CD and double vinyl is David Bowie Ouvrez Le Chien (Live In Dallas 95), which is set for October 30th, and was previously a streaming-only live album, recorded live at Dallas’ Starplex Amphitheater on October 13th, 1995 during the U.S. leg of the Outside tour.
- The first three albums and the special limited edition boxes will be released pre-Christmas, with the remaining three albums coming early in 2021.
CHECK IT OUT: The trailer for Mike Garson’s A Bowie Celebration – Just For One Day:
CHECK IT OUT: David Bowie’s video for 1977’s “‘Heroes'”: