A Bowie celebration is coming back for its second year to Rolling Live Studios steaming virtually on January 8, 2022 which would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday if the legend was still with us.
This will be the second renditionA Bowie Celebration will also celebrate 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 celebration will feature big names like Def Leppard and lead singer Joe Elliott, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk the Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers along with a special appearance by Ricky Gervais. The band performing will be composed 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. Other band members will include Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas.
Additional guest vocalists set to perform Bowie favorites include Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato ,and Joe Sumner. More special guests are yet to be announced as well as the line-up being subject to change.
A portion of the ticket sales are going to be donated to the Save the Children organization which is a charity that was important to Bowie. Save the Children was the beneficiary of money raised during Bowie’s 50th Birthday Concert which was held back in 1997 at Madison Square Garden. The event, like last year’s inaugural live stream, will be available on RollingLiveStudios.com to enjoy worldwide for 24 hours.
For more information on the upcoming second rendition of A Bowie Celebration visit Rolling Live Studios Website.
Updated on December 17, 2021: Noel Gallagher has been added to the A Bowie Celebration line-up and $2 per ticket purchase will be donated to the Save the Children organization according to the newest press release.