David Bowie Tribute Concerts Add Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Pixies, Mumford & Sons, and More

Plus Anna Calvi, Blondie, Amanda Palmer, and Others at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall

Feb 17, 2016 Photography by Jimmy King Bookmark and Share


Two tribute concerts to the late David Bowie were actually announced just before his death, but have taken on new meaning following his passing. The Music of David Bowie shows are going down March 31 at Carnegie Hall and April 1 at Radio City Music Hall. Now a slew of new artists have been added to the lineups, including: Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Pixies, Mumford & Sons, Blondie, Anna Calvi, Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Nancy Wilson, and The Donny McCaslin Group (featuring Mark Guiliana, Jason Lindner, and Tony Visconti, who all worked on Bowie's last album Blackstarr).

The Roots, Laurie Anderson, The Mountain Goats, Bette Midler, Perry Farrell, The Polyphonic Spree, Cyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Bettye Lavette, Ann Wilson, and others are also playing. Anna Calvi, Amanda Palmer, and Jherek Bischoff are performing as a trio as they recently released an EP of Bowie covers. At Carnegie Hall Debbie Harry is performing solo and at Radio City Music Hall she's performing with Blondie.

The shows are being put on by Michael Dorf and are already sold out. Proceeds will benefit these organizations: Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra, and Grammy in the Schools. More info on the event can be found at www.musicof.org.

(Via Pitchfork)



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