Bowie would have celebrated his 75th birthday on January 8 next year. To mark the occasion, 'A Bowie Celebration' will be livestreamed on RollingLiveStudios.com.
The event will feature the likes of Def Leppard, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Living Colour, Gary Oldman, Rob Thomas, Walk the Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers. There will also be a special appearance by Ricky Gervais.
Longtime Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson will lead the backing band. "It’s an honour to be able to continue to share David Bowie’s music with the world," he told Rolling Stone.
“I’m excited for everyone to be able to experience this very special show we’ve got in store in celebration of what would have been David’s 75th birthday with the bandmates he recorded and performed with, plus a great group of guest artists who he was such an influence to."
Fellow Bowie veterans such as Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard, and Carmine Rojas will all feature. Guest singers include Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, and Joe Sumner.
The first Bowie celebration came together a year after he died. Garson and several members of Bowie’s Reality Tour band played a series of concerts around the world. The following year, they played a world tour. They continued to tour in various incarnations until the pandemic hit.
Tickets to the event are on sale now and are available via RollingLiveStudios here.