Pixies, Blondie, Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips among those set to appear at New York show
A David Bowie tribute concert featuring performances from Blondie, Pixies and The Roots taking place in New York this week will be streamed live.
Organisers of ‘The Music of David Bowie’ have teamed up with Skype to stream the concert, asking for donations in return which will go towards several music and art charities.
Over a dozen musicians will perform covers of the late star’s songs at the Radio City Music Hall gig on April 1 including The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power and more. Donny McCaslin Group, who worked on Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ and include his longtime producer Tony Visconti among their members, are also set to perform at the show.
‘The Music of David Bowie’ has run for the past twelve years at Carnegie Hall. The lineup for this year’s show was announced via The New York Times in January just hours before news broke of the singer’s death.
Promoter Michael Dorf told Pollstar that he was hoping Bowie might attend the show before he passed away.
“From a promoter’s standpoint, the show sold out in two hours – all 2,800 tickets – and that is an unprecedented thing for anything I’ve ever experienced,” Dorf said. “But it’s all kind of a very bittersweet success in the sense that it’s now a tribute to someone who’s passed versus a tribute to someone who was probably going to be in attendance.”