David Bowie Global Concert Series Planned
It's still a bit hard to believe that legendary singer songwriter David Bowie is no longer with us after passing away on January 10 of this year, two days after his 69th birthday following a battle with liver cancer.
It's now been announced that friends and collaborators of Bowie will gather for a series of worldwide concerts on what would have been the music icon's 70th birthday.
The concerts will take place January 8 at locations all around the globe.
The London component, titled Celebrating David Bowie, will feature 30 core musicians, as well as 40 local artists, according to the Guardian, and will be held at the O2 Academy in Brixton, the South London borough where Bowie grew up.
It will be lead by Bowie's friend, actor Gary Oldman, and will also feature former Bowie band members Adrian Belew, Sterling Campbell, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer, Catherine Russell, and Earl Slick.
Proceeds from the show in Bowie's birthplace of Brixton will go directly to the Children & the Arts foundation, which supports arts education in the UK.
The birthday celebrations follow a series of performances held last year after the Space Oddity singer's death.