Friday 30 September 2016

David Bowie tribute concert streamed to raise funds for charity

Published 29/03/2016 | 00:11

David Bowie's greatest hits will be performed.
David Bowie's greatest hits will be performed.

A David Bowie tribute concert will be streamed live worldwide in exchange for donations to charity, organisers have said.

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Promoters of The Music Of David Bowie concert at Radio City Music Hall, in New York, have teamed up with Skype due to "unprecedented interest" to offer fans across the globe the chance to view the evening of tributes.

In exchange for a small donation, fans will be sent a link to watch the event live on the evening of April 1.

They are asked to donate a minimum of £15 (20 US dollars) via the fundraising platform ammado, which will be given to a range of arts, music and education charities.

The British band Mumford & Sons, Blondie and The Pixies are some of the acts billed to perform at the show.

The 18 artists are expected to perform a range of Bowie classics in tribute to the late musician, who died in January.

Tony Visconti, Bowie's producer, is also expected to take to the stage.

A similar show is to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York the day before on March 31.

A previous tribute concert - Starman: A celebration Of David Bowie - lasted for four and a half hours at the Union Chapel in Islington, north London, and was streamed live on YouTube.

Established artists such as David McAlmont, The Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie Sells, and The Magic Numbers were among the line-up for the January performance.

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