Tuesday 27 September 2016

David Bowie memorial concert to be held at New York's Carnegie Hall

Published 12/01/2016 | 11:43

A striped bodysuit designed for David Bowie by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour in 197. Photo credit: V&A/PA Wire
A striped bodysuit designed for David Bowie by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour in 197. Photo credit: V&A/PA Wire

A tribute show to David Bowie has been re-worked as a memorial concert in the wake of the star's death.

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The Music of David Bowie memorial will take place on March 31 at Carnegie Hall in New York and will feature Bowie producer Toni Visconit's house band performing Bowie songs with 20 artists including Cindi Lauper, The Roots and Robyn Hitchcock.

Tickets for the show went on sale on Monday and have since sold out.

"The show is taking on many more emotions. RIP David," reads a statement on the concert organiser's website.

"The unexpected death of David Bowie has turned this tribute, which we have worked on for the past seven months, into a memorial concert," the show's organisers said.

"This year's concert will certainly be remembered as a poignant celebration of his music by his friends, peers, and fans. We are all deeply saddened by this news. The timing of our public on-sale date is bizarre in its timing... may God's love be with you."

David Bowie died on Sunday at the age of 69 following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.

The star released his final album, 'Blackstar', on Friday - his 69th birthday - and he passed away just two days later.

"His death was no different from his life - a work of art," said his long-time producer Tony Visconti.

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