Rough Trade shop to donate all profits from David Bowie sales to cancer charity

UK music retailer to donate profits to Cancer Research throughout January

Following news of David Bowie‘s tragic death, UK independent music retailer Rough Trade has announced that it will donate all profits from its sales of the icon’s music during January to charity.

Rough Trade, which has stores in London, New York and Nottingham, revealed the news via Twitter, stating that all Bowie sales profits will be donated to Cancer Research this month. See that tweet beneath.

It was announced this morning that Bowie lost an 18-month battle with cancer and passed away yesterday (January 10).

Bowie released his latest, and final, studio album ‘Blackstar’ on Friday (January 8). The album has amassed 43,000 sales since its release and is expected to reach Number One this week.

The likes of The Rolling Stones and Iggy Pop have paid tribute to Bowie following his passing. A statement given to NME from a representative of The Rolling Stones reads: “The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original.”

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