The second annual A Bowie Celebration global streaming concert is set for January 8, 2022, what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday with Def Leppard and lead singer Joe Elliott, Noel Gallagher, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, WALK THE MOON and Jake Wesley Rogers, along with a special appearance by Ricky Gervais. The event will be available on RollingLiveStudios.com to enjoy worldwide for 24 hours with tickets available at link in bio from @rollinglivestudios.
This year’s A Bowie Celebration will also honor the 35th anniversary of Labyrinth, the classic fantasy film and Jim Henson/David Bowie collaboration, with a special performance from actress Evan Rachel Wood, and an appearance by Brian Henson. The show will be dedicated to frequent Bowie photographer Mick Rock, and will include never-before-seen interview footage.
The band will be comprised of former Bowie alumni band members from throughout his legendary career, led by Mike Garson, who was the rock icon’s longest running and most frequently used band member. Others include David Sanborn, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas.
$2 per ticket purchase will be donated to the Save the Children organization, a charity important to Bowie and the beneficiary of funds raised from his 50th Birthday Concert held in 1997.
Additional guests set to perform Bowie favorites include Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, Joe Sumner, The Section Quartet, Max Gilbert, plus Kitten Kuroi, Maiya Sykes, and Jules Galli who are also singing with the band with more to be announced. Line-up subject to change.