Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan Sign On for David Bowie Celebration
The online event also includes Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale, Macy Gray, Perry Farrell, Ian Astbury and more
Like previous A Bowie Celebration events, this on was organized by Bowie's long-running pianist Mike Garson. It will take place on January 8 at 9 p.m. ET as a globally available livestream concert and will be available for 24 hours only. The whole thing comes in honour of what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday.
Garson will be joined by Bowie producer Tony Visconti and Bowie collaborators like Gail Ann Dorsey, but the real draw is the enormous batch of singers assembled for the event. They include Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Gary Oldman, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and the Cult's Ian Astbury.
"What we're planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David's career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres," Garson said in a press release. "We'll hear different interpretations of David's songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before."
Find more information about the event below. Tickets can be purchased here.
I'd been wondering what to do for David's birthday. We were supposed to be out with @bowietour in January. That's not possible for now. So I spoke with many friends who love David: alumni from throughout his career as well as great singers connected to him in special ways... 1/9 pic.twitter.com/5EpACBc13x— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
Today, I'm happy to announce that on January 8 we'll come together on the weekend of the 5th anniversary of David's passing and what would have been his birthday to reconnect, heal, and share David's music together! https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 2/9 #JustForOneDay #abowiecelebration pic.twitter.com/rMM1Sbt4F3— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
We can't wait to perform this setlist of some of Bowie's most memorable hits along with a collection of deep cut gems and it would mean so much for you to join us in our Celebration together. Tickets available now at https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 3/9#JustForOneDay #abowiecelebration— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
The concert will feature Trent Reznor, William Corgan, Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale, Perry Farrell, Joe Elliott, Macy Gray, Ian Astbury, Lzzy Hale, Bernard Fowler, Corey Glover, Lena Hall, Judith Hill and more powerhouse vocalists still to be announced! https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 4/9— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
We're bringing together Bowie alumni band members spanning David's 1969 self-titled album through Blackstar including David's complete final touring band of Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard, Catherine Russell and me along with... 5/9— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
📷 TotalBlamBlam pic.twitter.com/N8sd0vLfBC
...Zack Alford, Carlos Alomar, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Robin Clark, Emm Gryner, Omar Hakim, Clare Hirst, Erdal Kızılçay, Tim Lefebvre, Martha Mooke, Holly Palmer, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, plus Tony Visconti & more announced soon. 6/9#JustForOneDay pic.twitter.com/WQ2BQYot4D— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
We've got an incredible show with the most talented musicians from every period of David's career plus with phenomenal artists from across genres with different interpretations of David's songs; some with new arrangements never been heard before! https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 7/9— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
Tickets on sale now at https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 with early-bird pricing through this Sunday. VIP tix available with exclusive opportunities and merch including access to rehearsals, soundcheck and after-show Q&A with members of the band. 8/9#JustForOneDay #abowiecelebration— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020
I'm excited about this special show and will continue to share news and updates about our plans here, at @bowietour and my brand new website. Get your tickets at https://t.co/UjNJYlU8a8 and share this news with the world! 9/9#JustForOneDay #abowiecelebration pic.twitter.com/AQXJltPbwv— Mike Garson (@mikegarson) October 27, 2020